Bob Ambrogi

On the latest installment of How It Works: MyCase, a complete law practice management solution that helps firms run efficiently from anywhere, provide an exceptional client experience, and easily track firm performance so that they can reach their business goals.
Cathleen Swallow, senior director of product management at MyCase, joins me to provide an overview of the platform
Continue Reading How It Works: MyCase, Practice Management Software that Enables Law Firms to Run from Anywhere

For tax lawyers and accountants, a major pain point is the time they spend drawing complex entity and relationship diagrams — diagrams that map the major players involved in a client’s tax scenario and the relationships among them.
Until now, the state of the art for creating these diagrams has been Microsoft PowerPoint, according to Benjamin Alarie, cofounder and
Continue Reading AI-Powered Tax Research Platform Blue J Launches First-of-its-Kind Entity and Relationship Diagramming

A new integration between two litigation-focused legal technology products connects more than 500 million federal and state litigation dockets and documents with a database of expert witness and judicial profiles, with the aim of helping lawyers better evaluate expert witnesses.
The integration is between Docket Alarm, a Fastcase-owned product that mines federal and state court dockets to provide
Continue Reading Integration Between Docket Alarm and Courtroom Insight Connects 500M Litigation Documents to Judge and Expert Witness Profiles

In an explosive exposé last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that 131 federal judges broke the law by hearing cases where they had a financial interest.
To uncover those violations, reporters reviewed the financial holdings of some 700 federal judges and compared them against tens of thousands of court cases.
The data the Journal used was compiled by the
Continue Reading After WSJ’s Explosive Exposé on Judges’ Financial Conflicts, Free Law Project Posts the Data For All to See

By Naseeha Machingal, LegalEase Solutions
A recent LegalTech News article quoted several in-house counsel who expressed deep dissatisfaction with the sales approach taken by some legal tech vendors. They even went as far as calling it “aggressive” and “demeaning.”
This year has been the biggest year for legal tech funding, with $4.16 billion raised across 178 deals as of August
Continue Reading Guest Post: Why the Legal Tech Industry Needs a Human Touch for its GC Sales Process

Paradigm — the parent company to practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time and MerusCase and payments platform Headnote — is being acquired by Francisco Partners, a major investment firm that specializes in investments in technology businesses.
A Reuters report valued the deal at $400 million, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Francisco Partners is also the largest shareholder in
Continue Reading Paradigm, Parent to Three Practice Management Platforms, Acquired By Francisco Partners

Upload 10,000 contracts today and nearly instantly visualize critical contract data and key metrics.
That is what contract management company Evisort says its customers can now do with the launch today of its new Intelligent Dashboarding.
Intelligent Dashboarding is the first self-populating dashboard that instantly visualizes contract data and summarizes key metrics without manual data entry, Evisort says.
It is
Continue Reading Evisort Now Self-Populates Contract Dashboards to Quickly Visualize Data and Summarize Key Metrics

A new panelist is joining us today as a regular on our weekly Legaltech Week live journalists’ roundtable, where a panel of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation.
The new panelist is Jean O’Grady, publisher of the blog Dewey B Strategic, where she writes about “risk, value, strategy, innovation, knowledge and the legal
Continue Reading A New Panelist Joins Our Legaltech Week Roundtable Today; Watch Live At 3 ET

Multiple pieces of news today from PacerPro, a company that enables law firms to automate the workflow around distributing and capturing federal court filings.
The company, which until now specialized in helping law firms manage federal court PACER filings, said it is expanding into coverage of state court dockets, starting with California and New York and expanding over the
Continue Reading With $5M Investment, PacerPro Expands Into State Courts, Hires Silicon Valley Veteran As CTO

This week, the College of Law Practice Management named Digitory Legal winner of its 2021 Innovation Award for a unique partnership with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to drive diversity, equity and inclusion among its outside counsel by applying analytics to billing data to get a deeper understanding of the type and quality of work firms are assigning to diverse lawyers.
Continue Reading On LawNext: Digitory Legal Founder Catherine Krow on Using Billing Data to Drive Diversity in Law Firms

When Rocket Matter launched in 2008 as one of the first cloud-based law practice management platforms, it was targeted at solo and small firms. While those firms remain an important segment of its customer base, it has, over the intervening years, seen greater adoption by larger firms as they have moved to the cloud — a trend the pandemic even
Continue Reading Practice Management Platform Rocket Matter Adds ‘Premier’ Tier with Billing Features Designed for Larger Firms

Are scanners a technology whose days are numbered? As our use of paper recedes, will scanners, like fax machines before them, eventually become obsolete?
I pondered that question as I considered the new Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1300, which is being released to the market today. Perhaps the day will come when legal professionals will no longer need scanners, but for now,
Continue Reading Fujitsu’s Latest ScanSnap, the iX1300, Is the Perfect Scanner for #WFH Professionals

FileTrail, a company that provides information governance and records management software for law firms and highly regulated industries, has named Harold Westervelt, a veteran business and sales executive, to the newly created position of chief executive officer.
The 21-year-old company said that Darrell Mervau, cofounder and president, selected Westervelt for the position to lead FileTrail through its
Continue Reading FileTrail Names Veteran Business Exec As New CEO

Today at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit in Santa Monica, Calif., Integreon, the global managed services and alternative legal services company, will be announcing that it has expanded its Cyber Incident Response (CIR) capabilities to include Cyber Incident Notification Services.
These notification services will include delivery and fulfillment of required communications, by mail or email, to individuals impacted by
Continue Reading In Expansion of its Breach Response Capabilities, Integreon Adds Cyber Incident Notification Services

At the Association of Legal Administrators annual conference today in Austin, Texas, NetDocuments is unveiling a powerful knowledge management product to automatically add legal research intelligence to litigation documents, through a partnership with LexisNexis.
The new NetDocuments Highlights embeds LexisNexis case analysis and intelligence technology directly into the NetDocuments platform, automatically scanning and highlighting documents for key case, court
Continue Reading New NetDocuments Feature, Powered By LexisNexis, Adds Key Research Data to Litigation Documents Automatically, Enhancing Search and Viewing

The legal technology company Litera has unveiled a new podcast series, Legaltech Matters, and I had the honor of hosting the first episode — an interview with CEO Avaneesh Marwaha on what’s driving Litera’s acquisition strategy and where it’s going.
The new biweekly podcast series is dedicated to creating conversations about technology, trends, and innovation for law firms and
Continue Reading Honored to Kick Off Litera’s New Podcast Series in Interview with Its CEO Avaneesh Marwaha