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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has announced significant upgrades to to RBSourceFilings with RegReview,drafting tool which streamlines the SEC filing preparation process. Wolters Kluwer has been tracking securities rules and regulations for decades. Their Federal Securities Law Reporter was transformed into the Cheetah platform in —-. The company has continued to expand their securities practice offerings with additional innovative products that provide new insights and improve workflow including: M&A Clause Analytics, Capital Markets Clause Analytics   In case you cant remember what is included in RB Source Filings and RegReview, here is a breakdown:  RBSourceFilings is a sophisticated research tool which provides…
 Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, has announced the addition of almost 800,000 civil cases to ts federal district court coverage. According to the press release  this “gives users access to all commercially relevant federal civil cases in one place.”  Lex Machina had  previously grown its market share, segment by segment starting with the launch of the first Patent analytics module in 2010. There are now 16 practice modules covering  2 million cases. This is the first time they have made a  “non-topical” expansion of the database. All of the modules offer analytics about judges, law firms, attorneys, parties and districts as well as specialized analytics  for…
Casetext has released a study examining the efficiencies delivered by its new motion drafting platform Compose. Compose was announced this year at Legal Tech in New York. The product which I reviewed back in February enables a lawyer to select a motion types in specific jurisdictions, add arguments from a menu for the jurisdiction, select legal standards customized to the arguments and jurisdiction, add facts and authorities using the powerful Parallel Search technology and then customize the draft. The report is called “Increasing Law Firm Profitability using Compose Brief-Drafting technology” and is available at this link. ROI Benefits of Casetext…
PacerPro launched in 2014 with a simple overlay to the pacer system. In enabled firms to streamline the distribution of thousands of pacer filings to litigation teams and lower Their Pacer costs.  Cofounders Gavin McGrane, COO and Anna McGrane, CEO have continued to expand the service and to explore how PacerPro can  be leveraged to integrate federal court data with knowledge and business systems in law firms.  Pacer dockets are full data points on judges, nature of suit, attorneys which can be tagged and linked to internal systems.The white paper includes and case study integrating this data to documents in a…
If you have been watching the robust marketplace for patent practice products you will surely wonder “Could anyone come up with a new idea for a patent product?”  Well yes. Petition.ai has focused on a very narrow area of patent law where there has been no coverage… and they own the space…….. Petition.ai has  identified a “niche of need” helping lawyers search and compare patent examination petitions. Founder Michael Spector describes it as “haystack of needles”  otherwise difficult to find.   Here’s what I learned talking to the founder of petition.ai. Every year over 300,000 patent applications are filed in…
Register now for the live webcast: All Federal Cases – All Available Practice Areas – All in One Place! Join Karl Harris, CEO of Lex Machina, who will interview Wade Malone, Co-Head of Product at Lex Machina, Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker, and Jean O’Grady, Sr. Director of Research & Knowledge at DLA Piper, on July 30, for a 45 minute live webcast at 9:00 am PDT (12:00 pm EDT), discussing the benefits of deploying Legal Analytics across different practice areas in your organization. Register here. Lex Machina has traditionally expanded our Legal Analytics coverage by rolling out new practice…
Today Trellis,an AI powered state court analytics platform is announcing expanded coverage to trial courts throughout New York Florida and Texas. Trellis launched a California database in in March 2018 with $2 M seed funding. The legal market has clearly responded to the marketplace of analytics products which have sprung up over the past five years. State court coverage remains a challenge. The thing that appears to make Trellis different is that it collects not only data but documents from all the courts it covers. It offers an analytics dashboard and a motion library. In a recent article…
Today Fastcase and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft are announcing a partnership which will enhance the content available to “Cadwalader Cabinet” subscribers. The “Cadwalader Cabinet “is an integrated legal research and intelligence service for financial services lawyers and compliance professionals. It provides news, workflow tools and a collection of over 250,000 documents. It was created over a decade ago to provide market-leading regulatory expertise to financial institutions, regulators, academics, and law firms. The 17,000 subscribers to the Cabinet newsletter and platform will have access to additional primary law content and alerts including access to cases from the Fastcase platform.  According to the press release, Cabinet content includes…
Today Lexis is announcing Lexis is launching a significant new platform called Lexis + . I had a call with Jeff Pfeifer,   chief product officer at LexisNexis and David Ganote senior director of product strategy at Lexis Nexis. Lexis+  is being positioned as a premium solution which has been in development over the last 18 months.  Pfeifer described the release as improving the user experience and delivering insights though integration across all elements of the platform. There are a total of 11 new features which will only be available in Lexis+: Updated, Modern User Interface visual styling including a new Experience Dock to…
Tax lawyers want it all. And the more granular and up-to date the better. Today  Wolters Kluwer  Legal and Regulatory released a new alerts feature in digital Tax Reporters Plus Suite on Cheetah that will enable tax lawyers to track alerts for changes in the tax code, regulations, explanations and other code related documents. Alerts in a Time of COVID New legislation is always followed by a raft of regulations and administrative materials.Since the passage of the CARES Act PL 116-123 and the Families First Act PL 116-127 in response to the COVID pandemic tax lawyers have been on high…
Full Court Press, the Fastcase imprint  is launching a webinar series in conjunction with legal history publishers TwelveTables Press. “Leaders in Law” is a monthly webinar series featuring interviews with notable attorney involved in civil rights in the U.S. and around the world. “There’s no better time to hear from those who fight the civil rights fight and have taken these legal steps before us,” noted Twelve Tables Press Publisher and Fastcase COO, Steve Errick.  The first live webinar in the series focuses on a seminar LGBT rights case. The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas, is scheduled for June 26th…
Today Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company is making the COVID-10 Impact Analyzer App “COVID App” available to the public for free. It was released on June 1st to Lex Machina subscribers. The COVID app provides insights into the past and ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the federal district court litigation.  The press release cites Lex Machina’s  public interest originals as driving the  public launch which will allow “individuals and organizations to analyze data from new cases filed in the federal district court since February of 2020.” Just to be clear, Lex Machina apps are not phone apps. Lex Machina apps…
Today LexisNexis is launching the Products Liability Navigator, a “purpose built” product to help in-house counsel and law firms facing  complex types of litigation. It offers a custom dashboard and workflow. Perhaps more importantly, Products Liability Navigator  enables a lawyer to quickly assess the risks of potential litigation. The press release includes a quote from LexisNexis North American CEO, Sean Fitzpatrick. “Lexis Product Liability Navigator is a powerful solution that addresses the unique needs of litigators practicing products liability law. The workflow-based solution illuminates the risks or rewards of a case and saves time and resources on case assessment… From…
OK sitting in your improvised home office (bedroom, dining room, fire escape, patio,basement, closet) will not be the same as swinging through the steamy streets of the French Quarter in July.  B-u-u-u-u-t  AALL has valiantly forged ahead  with a virtual  Unmasking Our Potential themed conference which will be available to members and non members at a significantly reduced cost while offering a powerful roster of speakers and topics. The conference  has been adjusted to address the changed circumstances of members as the result of COVID-19. There will also be a vendor event called “partner solutions day” on July 13th.  Member…
PLI is offering a free one hour webinar on June 11th at 3 pm.  You must register on the PLI website and use the code: FREE COVID. Here is the description of the program.Register for free at this link COVID-19 and Issues for Legal Librarians As the legal community adjusts to the COVID-19 new normal virtual work environment, law librarians face unique challenges.  It is vitally important for law librarians to be proactive in monitoring the needs of the respective practice areas they support, including ensuring adequate research is being performed in those hot Covid-19 practice areas and ensuring alerts…
The financial crisis of 2007 triggered a convulsion in the legal industry which continues to offer aftershocks exacerbated  by “economic, demographic, regulatory, technology and competitive demands.” And then  as we know, the COVID-19 pandemic  triggered new a new crisis. Wolters Kluwer was analyzing the legal marketplace back in January 2020. Today they are releasing the survey results in the 2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer: Performance Drivers and Change in the Legal Sector” which was designed “to assess the future-readiness and resilience in the legal sector.” The survey gathers feedback from an international group of 700 legal professionals working in…