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Yesterday I attended a press event hosted by Thomson Reuters where they announced an demoed a  suite  of four GenAI products and initiatives. Only three months after completing the acquisition of Casetext they are launching a suite of tools which are driven by the integration of Casetext and CoCounsel technologies with TRs legacy AI infrastructure.

Standing on the Doorstep of
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters Launches Generative AI-Powered Solutions  for Research and Workflow – Previews Generative AI Strategy

Earlier this year I wrote a post about Pre/Dicta a new legal analytics product which “breaks all the rules” followed in the legal analytics market. Today Pre/Dicta announced the availability of predictions for new motion types, a new dashboard and additional interactive features. Unlike other analytics products which focuses on “the law.” Pre/Dicta focuses on profiling judges personal characteristics in
Continue Reading Pre/Dicta Adds 3 New Motion Outcome Predictions and “Doppelganger” AI Capability

Less than a month ago LexisNexis announced the launch of Lexis+ AI which launched with Conversational search, document drafting, summarization and analysis features. Today they are announcing the availability of two new features designed to speed up workflow and deliver insights from within two very different contexts: CourtLink and Microsoft Word.

Lexis Snapshot The new Lexis Snapshot will summarize complaints
Continue Reading Lexis+AI Suite Of Tools Expanded with Lexis Snapshot and Lexis Create

The 2023 Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Future Ready Lawyer Survey Report includes insights from 700 legal professionals across the U.S. and nine European countries – namely Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Hungary. The survey shows noteworthy differences between the countries surveyed.

The report documents the broad awareness of Generative AI’s promise and an
Continue Reading Wolters Kluwer Releases 2023 Future Ready Lawyer Report

(Chicago, IL) November 2, 2023 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has officially launched its new Sponsor Directory, a white-labelled version with enhancements of the Legaltech Hub (LTH) directory.

Earlier this year, ILTA announced its partnership with Legaltech Hub (LTH) and the intention to white-label a version of the LTH directory to replace ILTA’s Sponsor Directory. The new Sponsor
Continue Reading Press Release: ILTA Partners with LTH to Launch New Sponsor Directory

Once Again We Must Ask –What business are we in?

Over the years when speaking to library and knowledge management audiences, I have often invoked the importance of knowing what business we are in.

,I became a librarian because “I loved books.” Yet on the day when I started my first law library job, a hulking piece of equipment was
Continue Reading AI and the Future of Law Libraries : Opportunity or Armageddon

Fireside Chat: Thinking the Unthinkable – How Will Legal Publishing Thrive, Decline or Transform in a Generative AI Era?

  • Look into the crystal ball: See what industry trends are likely to disrupt legal publishing in the next 5 years and their implications for law firms and law librarians 
  • Discuss how Generative AI is likely to transform legal research and potential impact on

Continue Reading Join Me at Ark Libraries Conference November 13th-14th at the Harvard Club in New York City

As the 2024 budget planning season ramps up, we all look to both internal and external intelligence to support renewal, cancellation and acquisition decisions.

In August many of my readers participated in the annual Start/Stop survey which was open during the month of August 2023. I partnered with Harbor to conduct the survey and present the results On Thursday, September
Continue Reading The 2023 Start/Stop Survey: CoCounsel Best New Product, Analytics Segment Shakeout.

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional has announced that Lexis+ AI™ is now available to U.S. customer’s Given the legal market skittishness about both the security and reliability of Generative AI, (GAI) the Lexis + AI launch meeting for the legal press focused on how Lexis+ AI will deliver encrypted, secure and reliable results. Jeff Pfeifer, Chief Product Officer, North America and UK,
Continue Reading Lexis+ AI Launch Promises Secure, “Hallucination Free” Generative AI Solution With Linked Legal Citations

Today vLex  is announcing a suite of AI tools in its research assistant platform Vincent AI. Since the merger with Fastcase in 2023, vLex has offered the “world’s most comprehensive AI legal research platform.”  vLex has launched an invitation-only beta which includes a suite of large language model (LLM) tools. The beta will be offered to additional users
Continue Reading vLex Launches First Global AI Legal Assistant: Vincent AI for Research and Drafting

Lexblog, which was founded in 2003,  is the brain child of Kevin O’Keefe, a lawyer who has been on a mission to encourage  legal thought leadership through blogging. (Dewey B Strategic is published on Lexblog) Lexblog offers legal bloggers, lawyers and law firms a worldwide audience. Lexblog currently supports over 40,000 bloggers.

According to the press release “Lou is
Continue Reading Lexblog Offers Early Access to Lou – AI Enabled Publishing Assistant

Legal Tech Mergers continue despite the uncertain economy. The recent acquisitions of Fastcase and Casetext inspired me to “take the temperature” of legal information marketplace. Thomson Reuters acquisition of Casetext for the breathtaking $650M was completed on August 17, 2023

The Survey I gave information professionals the opportunity to provide feedback on legal information mergers in a survey which was
Continue Reading Budget Busting, Bundling & Bungling: The Worst Legal Information Mergers & Acquisitions

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, Harbor is hosting the third annual Legal Information + Knowledge Services Conference (LINKS)— a full day of virtual thought leadership content especially curated for law firm information professionals.  Register and see full agenda HERE.

The conference is dedicated to exploring emerging issues, trends, and best practices to advance the legal information services function within your organization.
Continue Reading Join Me – Register for Stop Start Survey Results at LINKS Conference September 14th

The Dewey B Strategic blog has partnered with Harbor to bring you the latest Start/Stop survey. Please respond to the anonymous Survey here . The survey will close on Wednesday August 29th. Many thanks.

This survey is intended to  gather feedback on both products and projects which you started or stopped during the past year. For 2023 I have added
Continue Reading The 2023 Start/Stop Survey – Please Share What’s Hot and What’s Not Today

LexisNexis Legal & Regulatory  has released the results of its International Legal Generative AI Survey. The survey asked 7,950 lawyers, law students, and consumers across the U.S., U.K., Canada, and France about their overall awareness, its anticipated impact on the practice of law, use of generative AI, and expectations of adoption.

“Our survey confirms what we hear from customers all
Continue Reading LexisNexis International Legal Generative AI Survey – In House Counsel  Expectations Will Drive Law Firm Adoption