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Today Thomson Reuters announced the “Buy Now Program” which will enable law firms and legal departments to lock in pricing before the official rollout of their new CoCounsel Drafting solution.

 Rawia Ashraf, VP, Product, Legal Technology at Thomson Reuters provided a product walkthrough. She described the product as an end-to-end workflow solution for both transactional lawyers and litigators. The beta
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters announces the “Buy Now Program” for New CoCounsel Drafting end-to-end Solution.

I have been following Fastcase since 2011 when I wrote a blogpost, highlighting their innovative approach to legal research which included visual timelines and a feature called “foresight” that identified relevant precedent without relying on keywords. Fastcase was the brainchild of co-founders  Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal, former big law associates who were driven by a passion to “democratize the
Continue Reading The Fastcase/ vLex Merger – A Talk with Ed Walters on the State of the Legal Tech Market, Advice for Start-ups, Generative AI and Robot Law in Legal Education

Corporate legal professionals can now scale management of the entire outside counsel experience from start to finish

Houston, TX — TBD — Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions today announced the launch of LegalCollaborator, a breakthrough legal engagement and competitive bidding software that marks the next evolution in the company’s innovative approach to Total Legal Spend Management. The solution integrates seamlessly with
Continue Reading Press Release: Wolters Kluwer’s new LegalCollaborator solution transforms engagement between corporations and their law firms

This week Lex Machina   reached a significant state court analytics milestone with the addition of the 100th state court. Lex Machina .launched as a patent litigation analytics project out of Stanford. in 2008 . Since acquisition by LexisNexis the platform it was expanded to cover business litigation in all federal trial courts. The company took on the challenges onf
Continue Reading Lex Machina Now Offers 100 State Courts With Enhanced Analytics

Today LexisNexis Legal & Professional®,  is unveiling its second-generation legal generative AI Assistant on  the Lexis+ AI platform. The new AI Assistant was developed based on user feedback. And now offers a more personalized experience All existing Lexis+ AI customers will have access to the enhanced AI Assistant. The AI Assistant features enables conversational search, insightful summarization, intelligent legal
Continue Reading LexisNexis Launches 2nd Gen Legal AI Assistant on Lexis+ AI

I will be moderating a lively panel discussion including three experts exploring recent KM trends. We will also discuss the challenges an opportunities arising from the emergence of Generative AI.

Program Description: Join us for an insightful webinar on the evolving landscape of Knowledge Management. This session will delve into the dynamic trends shaping the legal industry, like AI and
Continue Reading Join Me Tuesday: AALL/CEB PARTNER WEBINAR: TRENDS AND INDUSTRY INSIGHTS IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Today Thomson Reuters is announcing a new Generative AI vision. Central to this vision is a new Generative AI Assistant branded as CoCounsel. There was no press conference and no demo to provide context or a Q&A around this announcement. Here is a link to the press release so you can read it for yourself.

The CoCounsel Vision in the
Continue Reading TR Announces New Vision for Generative AI Assistant Called  “CoCounsel” with Slick Video and New AI Survey

Today vLex  is announcing the launch of a powerful suite of generative AI-backed document analysis tools for litigators and transactional attorneys  Vincent AI platform.  vLex occupies a unique space in the legal research and workflow space since it is the only truly multi-national research platform which has now expanded into an AI enabled

Vincent AI Document Analyze The
Continue Reading  vLex Expands Vincent GenAI Toolset, and Launches AI-Focused Co-Development Lab 

Bloomberg Industry Group has announced that the acquisition of Dashboard Legal, a project management and collaboration solution designed for law firms and in-house counsel. Like the majority of legal tech startups, Dashboard Legal by developed by a former ALM 100 attorney Mat Rotenberg, in a “there’s got to be a better way” moment.

I had a chance to talk with Rotenberg
Continue Reading Bloomberg Industry Group Dives into Workflow and Collaboration Market with the Acquisition of Dashboard Legal

The ILTACON 2024 Exhibit Hall will once again host the ILTACON Startup Stage and Startup Hub. The Startup Hub will offer more than 25 opportunities for new startups to exhibit at ILTACON for a reduced rate and promote their organizations on the Startup Stage.

Applications for the Startup hub will open on March 25 and will close on May 1. 

This is a
Continue Reading Press Release: ILTA Announces Launch of the 2024 ILTACON Startup Hub

Today Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, is releasing a new tool for competitive insights called “Litigation Footprint.”  Lex Machina now includes litigation analytics from over 27 million cases filed in 94 federal district courts and over 1,300 state courts in 34 states and the District of Columbia.  The Litigation Footprint enhancement was developed in response to customer demand for deeper
Continue Reading Lex Machina Launches  “Litigation Footprint” With Deep Insights into Company and Industry Litigation Trends

Law library budgets can easily grow wild like sprawling and untamed gardens. In the past, law librarians could be managing literally thousands of print titles spread across dozens of locations. The pandemic accelerated the full embrace of digital alternatives to print. Today many law firm libraries have small print collections but a large and complex network of digital licenses. Law
Continue Reading Why Are we Paying for That?  10 Tips and Techniques for Taming a Library Budget and Optimizing ROI

CHICAGO – March 5, 2024 — The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)— theonly national organization representing law librarians and legal informationprofessionals—is thrilled to announce registration for its 117th Annual Meeting &Conference in Chicago, Illinois, is now open. Register at this link

The 2024 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference—Lead.Innovate.Transform—will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, July 20-23.

Curated specifically
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LegalOn Technologies, has launched LegalOn Assistant, which can answer contract questions, draft clauses, summarize contract terms, and more. According to US CEO Daniel Lewis,  “LegalOn Assistant is an extension of your legal team. It saves you time, handles mundane tasks, and is easy to use in day-to-day work.”

LegalOn includes a suite  tools for streamlining contract review and drafting.
Continue Reading LegalOn Launches Gen AI Assistant for Contract Questions, Summarization, and Drafting

The American Association of Law Libraries is seeking nominations for the 2024 Product of the year award. Both members and vendors can submit nominations.

This award honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products which improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of
Continue Reading Nominate Your Favorite Products for AALL’s Product of the Year Award