British lawtech entrepreneur launches app that lets you swipe right to ‘sue anyone’

The original post was written by Thomas Connelly for Legal Cheek and can be found at https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/10/british-lawtech-entrepreneur-launches-app-that-lets-you-sue-anyone-at-the-press-of-a-button/ Legal action for the Tinder generation? A British lawtech entrepreneur has launched a new app that allows members of the public to “sue anyone” with the swipe of a button. Joshua Browder, a computer science student at Stanford University,[…]

Flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo secures $4.4m for business development overhaul

This article was written by Tom Baker for Legal Business. The original article can be found at: https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/part-of-a-wider-trend-flexible-lawyering-start-up-lexoo-secures-4-4m-for-business-development-overhaul/ Often described as the legal equivalent of Uber, flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo has secured $4.4m in financing to overhaul its global business development. The backing has been led by investment house Earlybird with additional financing from Forward Partners[…]

‘Global Legaltech Venture Days’ in an Increasingly Globalized Legal Sphere

This article was written by Gabrielle Orum Hernández for The American Lawyer International. The original article was found via: https://www.law.com/international/2018/06/04/global-legaltech-venture-days-takes-on-an-increasingly-globalized-legal-sphere/?kw=%27Global%20Legaltech%20Venture%20Days%27%20Takes%20On%20an%20Increasingly%20Globalized%20Legal%20Sphere&et=editorial&bu=International&cn=20180605&src=EMC-Email&pt=International%20News&pc=INTALERT   Madrid-based IE Law School, along with partner organizations Law Schools Global League, South Summit and global law firm ONTIER, is this year hosting a global innovation competition for early-stage legal tech companies. Competitors will compete in Global Legaltech[…]

Walmart: AI Legal Tech in Action

This article was written by Stephanie Forshee for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/07/the-ai-tech-thats-saving-walmarts-in-house-lawyers-time/?kw=The%20AI%20Tech%20That%27s%20Saving%20Walmart%27s%20In-House%20Lawyers%20Time&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180507&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate Walmart Inc.’s litigators have found a way to reduce the time spent on answers and initial discovery dramatically—by about 60 to 80 percent. That’s according to Alan Bryan, Walmart’s senior associate GC of legal operations and outside counsel management, who is championing[…]

The Promise and Reality of Legal Tech

This article was written by Abbott Martin for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/insidecounsel/2018/04/12/the-promise-and-reality-of-legal-tech/?kw=The%20Promise%20and%20Reality%20of%20Legal%20Tech&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180423&src=EMC-Email&pt=InsideCommentary The news is filled with stories highlighting the promise of new technologies—machine learning, AI, blockchain—for the practice of law. Unfortunately, legal department experience with technology has not continually matched the headline aspiration. In fact, less than half of legal department users think[…]

10 Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Article Written by the Clio Team for clio.com’s blog. Original article can be found here: https://www.clio.com/uk/blog/10-linkedin-profile-tips-for-lawyers/  LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social networking tools available for lawyers, thanks to its unique concentration of professionals prepared for networking. According to the American Bar Association’s 2016 Legal Technology Survey, nearly 80 percent  of law firms maintain a[…]

The time is now for law firms to invest in new tech and delivery methods, says bank boss

The time for just talking about new ways of doing things in the law is over as clients “turn their backs on the pricing and delivery models that law firms have traditionally sold them”, a leading banker has warned the profession. James Tsolakis, head of the legal sector at NatWest, said: “A palpable shift in[…]

Fake news: what can the law do?

Last year, stories circulated on social media about James Haskell, the England international rugby star. They varied in detail. One suggested Haskell had died of a drug overdose, while another accused him of selling drugs suggesting his career as a rugby player was finished. What the stories shared in common was that they were all[…]