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Last week I wrote about the current market landscape for news aggregators. This week I’m providing you with a checklist of features and negotiation issues. 

Aggregation platforms are so varied and law firm priorities are so unique I recommend a formal RFP process. Here is a checklist of features and issues to consider when evaluating aggregation platforms.

Taxonomy. 

For some
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Legal Tech Hub has taken a big leap forward with the launch of a premium subscriptions service LTH Premium.  LTH provides insights for professionals across the legal spectrum (Innovation, KM/Research, Legal Ops, IT) who are tasked with monitoring the legal tech market or identifying the right resource for a specific workflow need. LTH provides “educational resources, objective reports and
Continue Reading Legal Tech Hub Launches LTH Premium – Enhanced Procurement Expertise

At the dawn of the digital information age, I learned an exotic research tradecraft “Selective Dissemination of Information” (SDI). Platforms such as Dialog and Orbit contained dozens of databases which included abstracts and descriptors for scientific and business articles and reports. Curated topical updates could be harvested by using a set of complex commands and Boolean logic.
Here’s the catch:
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I always believed that Gavelytics was too good a product to disappear. I reported last summer that the pioneering state litigation analytics company was shutting down. Today’s  press release reports that Gavelytics will live again as the core of  Pre/Dicta‘s state court predictive litigation component. This transformation will fulfill founder Rick Merrill’s dream: “Pre/Dicta created what I always
Continue Reading Gavelytics Lives Again! Acquired by Predictive Analytics Start Up Pre/Dicta

The 2023 Report on the State of the Legal Market is being released today. The annual report is  jointly issued each year by the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law and the Thomson Reuters Institute. The report utilizes data from Thomson Reuters which shows the performance of U.S. law firms and analyses a variety of factors
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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  is announcing the relaunch of Kluwer IP Law, the master resource for intellectual property rights and registration. The new user experience is designed to maximized  efficient workflow. The new interface allows  users to save their favorite resources and will offer a News Alert service. Kluwer IP Law is Wolters Kluwer’s flagship service focused
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LegalOn Technologies (“LegalOn”) a leading legal technology company from Japan,  has announced its expansion into the United States and  the appointment of Daniel Lewis as US CEO. Daniel Lewis is well known in the U.S. legal tech community as the co-Founder of Ravel Law (later acquired by LexisNexis). Ravel Law completely reimagined the delivery of caselaw research results and was the
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As fall associates settle into the reality of legal practice, I am taking the opportunity to share a variety of research “best practices.” These rules can be applied across all environments: law firm, corporate, public service and government. New associates are facing the messy reality of needing to harness legal and factual issues that need to be addressed in real
Continue Reading JUST ASK: The Rules of Research for New Associates

Law.com Radar, ALM’s technology-driven legal news platform has added a significant new offering to its litigation surveillance tool. Law.com Radar will now offer “breaking litigation” updates from the Delaware Chancery Court. This matters because, the Delaware Chancery Court is one of the most significant courts for commercial litigation in the United States.
Each case filed in the Court of
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HBR Consulting (HBR),  a  leading legal industry  strategy, operations and technology consulting firm, has been acquired by private equity firm Renovus Capital (Renovus). The press release describes Renvous as a strategic capital partner. The agreement was effective November 10, 2022.
Renovus specializes in the knowledge and talent industries, with recent  investments in the legal services space. They previously invested
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Today  Lex Machina and LexisNexis announced the official release of a new topical area of analytics — Internet Law. This new federal practice area  includes data for any case with one or more claims brought under one of the following federal statutes: (i) the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), (ii) the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or (iii) the
Continue Reading Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for New Practice Area: Internet Law

On September 15th I presented the results of my “2022 Dewey B Strategic Start Stop Survey” at an HBR-sponsored LINKS program. I co-presented the results with HBR Managing Director Kris Martin.  The Dewey B Strategic “Start Stop Survey” was launched in 2013 but was suspended during the pandemic. The 2022 survey was intended to gather feedback on both products
Continue Reading Post-Pandemic Legal Research Procurement Survey – What’s Hot and What’s Not?

This week  Fastcase  is announcing three new projects for 2023 which will become the foundation of additional state initiatives across the country in the future.

Dockets with the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas has given its members access to  DocketAlarm brief, pleading and motion documents in Fastcase. The Texas bar will also launch a  digest curated
Continue Reading Fastcase 2023 Roadmap Includes New Citator Called “Cert”