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EvenUp, a company that uses AI to turn medical documents and case files into demand packages for personal injury lawyers, has raised $50.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, Behance founder Scott Belsky, and Clio Ventures, the investment arm of legal technology company
Continue Reading With Mission to Level the Playing Field in PI Cases through Generative AI, EvenUp Raises $50.5M Series B and Launches AI Legal Assistant

A recent survey of the legal profession confirms what may already be obvious to many, which is that the use of ChatGPT and other large language models by lawyers continues to grow, even as many remain concerned about the rate at which it is being adopted.
Not so obvious, however, is that one group that is least likely to use
Continue Reading Law Students Are Reluctant To Use ChatGPT, Survey Finds. The Question Is, Why?

Noella Sudbury became interested in the issue of criminal records expungement soon after law school, while working as a criminal defense lawyer. Over and over again, she saw clients put in the hard work to get out of the criminal justice system and rebuild their lives, only to have doors slammed in their faces because of their records. That set
Continue Reading On LawNext: Rasa Legal Founder Noella Sudbury On Simplifying Criminal Records Expungement

In what appears to be the first use of generative AI directly within a legal CRM product, the cloud-based CRM platform Lawmatics is today launching a feature that allows lawyers to use AI to create and edit client emails and email marketing campaigns.
Called LM[AI], the feature is powered by the latest commercial version of ChatGPT, which Lawmatics has further
Continue Reading Lawmatics Launches LM[AI], A GPT-Driven AI Feature to Generate and Inspire Client Emails and Templates

The data management company Onna said today that its entire solution is now available to purchase directly through Google Cloud Marketplace, making it the first e-discovery product to be available there, other than Google’s own Vault, which can be used only with data from Google Workspace.
“This move reinforces Onna’s commitment to making data management simple and accessible for
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A legal innovation lab launching today seeks to answer the question of how to approach the training and development of new lawyers in an age of generative AI.
The Legal Innovation Lab is being launched by SkillBurst Interactive, a 10-year-old company that provides on-demand training to larger law firms and their corporate clients.
The lab’s focus will be on
Continue Reading What Does Lawyer Development Mean in the Age of Generative AI? New Innovation Lab Will Seek Answers

The legal technology and law practice management company Clio has named Hemant Kashyap as its first chief product officer, a role in which he will oversee product strategy, development and execution, including all features and integrations within Clio’s app integration ecosystem.
Kashyap joins Clio after having been vice president, product, at ServiceTitan, a company that develops software for home
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Thanks to his reliance on ChatGPT for legal research and his filing “bogus judicial decisions” in federal court, lawyer Steven A. Schwartz has become the “I am not a cat” of the generative AI era. And as we convene today at 3 p.m. ET for our weekly Legaltech Week roundtable on the week’s legal tech news, you can be sure
Continue Reading On Today’s Legaltech Week, You Know We’re Going To Be Talking About Those ChatGPT Bogus Cases

The e-discovery company Casepoint is investigating a data breach after a ransomware gang claimed to have over two terabytes of its data, including attorney files, visa details, information from the U.S. government, “and many other things that you have tried so hard to keep.”
The cybersecurity company posted on Twitter that the Russia-linked ALPHV ransomware gang, also known as
Continue Reading E-Discovery Company Casepoint Investigates Data Breach After Files Found On Dark Web

On this episode of LawNext, we take you to the conference floor of the CLOC Global Institute, the annual conference of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium that was held May 15-18 in Las Vegas, for a series of brief interviews with 22 of the legal tech companies that exhibited there.
Since the first CLOC Global Institute in 2016, this
Continue Reading On LawNext: Live from the CLOC Global Institute: Interviews with 22 of the Legal Tech Exhibitors

This week’s news of the lawyers whose reliance on ChatGPT led them to file fabricated cases in federal court only underscores the fact that it sometimes feels like the Wild West out there as generative AI gallops onto the legal landscape. For law firms — indeed, for any organization — that poses the challenge of how to safely explore the
Continue Reading Former Reynen Court President Launches Governance Platform for Law Firms to Safely Explore Generative AI

It was bound to happen sooner or later: Two lawyers face sanctions for filing a brief laden with bogus cases hallucinated by ChatGPT. But is this a story about the failings of AI or is it about the failings of the lawyers?
We may know more after June 8, the date on which the judge in the case, Mata v.
Continue Reading Why the Avianca ‘Bogus Cases’ News Is Not About Either Generative AI or Lawyers’ Tech Competence

In a first for an e-discovery technology company, Chicago-based Nextpoint is launching an Arizona law firm June 1 under that state’s liberalized law practice rules that allow non-lawyers to own law practices.
The law firm, Nextpoint Law Group (NLG), will provide discovery and litigation legal services to other law firms and to corporate legal departments, including trial strategy, early case
Continue Reading Exclusive: In A First For E-Discovery, Tech Company Nextpoint Is Launching A ‘Data-Driven’ Law Firm Under Arizona’s Liberalized Ownership Rules

Our panel of legal tech journalists and bloggers returns live today at 3 p.m. ET for another episode of Legaltech Week, where we discuss the top stories in legal tech and innovation.
Attendance is free, but, if you have not already done so, you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed
Continue Reading On the Agenda for Today’s Legaltech Week: CLOC Post-Mortem, Thomson Reuters AI, Casetext Acquisition Rumors, and More

Spellbook, a company formerly known as Rally Legal, and whose product uses GPT-4 and other generative AI models to speed contract drafting and review directly within Microsoft Word, has raised $10.9 million to drive hiring, development and expansion.
The funding was led by Moxxie Ventures, with participation from Thomson Reuters VenturesInovia CapitalThe LegalTech
Continue Reading Spellbook, An ‘AI Copilot’ for Contract Drafting in Word, Raises $10.9M from Moxxie, Thomson Reuters, Others