Bob Ambrogi

It has been just over a year since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company was changing its name to Meta, revealing his vision for the future of online interaction.
In the wake of that news, it seemed all anyone could talk about was the metaverse, and that extended to the legal industry, and even to law firms forming metaverse
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So the publicity stunt of the robot lawyer sneaking into court is no more, as Joshua Browder, founder and CEO of the self-help legal site DoNotPay, yesterday pulled the plug on the prank, saying he had received threats from bar officials of prosecution and even imprisonment.
That news followed a scathing series of tweets by a woman who
Continue Reading A Bad Week for DoNotPay and Its Robot Lawyer, But It Should Not Reflect on Self-Help Legal Tech

Admit it: You’ve always wanted to have a conversation with your contracts. Well, now you can, thanks to ConvoAI, a feature introduced today by Agiloft, the contract lifecycle management company, during its Agiloft Summit 23 conference for users and partners in Las Vegas.
The feature lets users interact with contracts in a chat-like interface, asking questions in natural language
Continue Reading Now You Can Have A Conversation with Your Contracts Using Agiloft’s New ConvoAI Chat Feature

In what it is calling a new category of software for attorneys and CPAs involved in financial investigations, Valid8 Financial, a developer of forensic accounting software, today is introducing Verified Financial Intelligence (VFI), an automated solution for extracting and verifying financial evidence.
The software extracts transaction evidence from various sources, including client accounting systems, bank statements, brokerage statements,
Continue Reading This New Category of Legal Software Lets You ‘Follow the Money’ through Financial Evidence Data

Help pick the 15 legal tech startups that will get to compete at the seventh-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2023. Your votes determine the 15 companies selected to face off in a live pitch competition that will be the opening-night event of this year’s TECHSHOW, which is March 1-4 in Chicago. They also get to exhibit in a
Continue Reading Time to Vote! Pick the 15 Finalists to Compete At Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2023

Axiom, one of the longest-running alternative legal services providers, today joins the ranks of licensed legal services providers as it opens Axiom Advice & Counsel LLC (AA&C), a law firm in Arizona, where it plans to provide corporate legal services to businesses.
Last May, the Supreme Court of Arizona granted AA&C a license to operate as an alternative business
Continue Reading ALSP Axiom Opens Law Firm in Arizona Under Alternative Business Structure License

Among the things the two e-discovery companies Exterro and Zapproved have in common is that they were both founded in the same year, 2008, and in the same city, Portland, Ore. Now they have something else in common, as they announce today that Exterro has acquired Zapproved.
While the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Exterro said that the acquisition
Continue Reading Major E-Discovery News, As Exterro, Eyeing IPO, Acquires Zapproved for Undisclosed Amount

Over the course of 2022, the principals of LexFusion conferred with 435 law departments and 250 law firms. Why? Simply put, because that is what the company does. It is a go-to-market company that defines its purpose as “to grease the gears of commerce and rapidly increase the adoption of legal innovation.” On behalf of a group of curated legal
Continue Reading On LawNext Podcast: LexFusion’s Joe Borstein and Casey Flaherty on the 2022 Legal Market in Review

XIRA, a platform for solo attorneys to get clients and manage their law practices, is introducing a variety of upgrades to its platform as well as changes to its pricing that includes elimination of booking fees for new clients and new subscription fees for its practice management platform.
I first wrote about XIRA in November 2020, not long after
Continue Reading XIRA Upgrades Its Marketplace/Practice Management Platform for Solos and Eliminates Booking Fees

Earlier this week, I reported here that the litigation analytics company Gavelytics, which shut down operations in June, has been acquired by a relative newcomer to the legal analytics space, Pre/Dicta, which launched its product in July after two years of development.
Yesterday, I met via Zoom with the CEOs of the two companies, Dan Rabinowitz of Pre/Dicta and
Continue Reading Following Pre/Dicta’s Acquisition of Gavelytics, The Two Companies’ CEO Discuss What The Deal Means for Legal Analytics

What do you get when you combine one of the leading intranet portals for larger law firms with the expertise of a consulting firm that has been building and implementing intranets for decades?
The answer, according to an announcement today, is a pre-designed, state-of-the-art intranet portal that can be deployed in just weeks, either as an enhancement to a firm’s
Continue Reading Aderant Teams Up with Fireman & Company to Launch Pre-Designed Internet Portal Based on Handshake

Last June, the seven-year-old litigation analytics company Gavelytics shut down, seemingly overnight, with founder and CEO Rick Merrill announcing the news by an email on June 29 that he “recently made the difficult decision to close Gavelytics effective June 30,” as I reported at the time
Now, Gavelytics is rising from the ashes, in a sense, with the announcement
Continue Reading Shuttered Legal Analytics Company Gavelytics Is Acquired By Recently Launched Analytics Company Pre/Dicta

The London-based company Apperio, which provides legal spend analytics and matter tracking software, said today it has raised a $7 million growth round of venture capital funding. It will use the funding to further develop its product for corporate counsel, meet growing demand from law firms for new functionality, and accelerate its expansion to the U.S. market.
The announcement
Continue Reading Eyeing U.S. Expansion, Legal Spend Management Company Apperio Raises $7M Growth Round