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Since 2010, the nonprofit Free Law Project has been working to make the legal ecosystem more equitable and competitive using technology, data and advocacy. It may be best known for CourtListener, its flagship project that houses an immense collection of court orders and opinions, and for its RECAP suite, which is the largest free collection on the internet
Continue Reading On LawNext: How The Free Law Project Works to Expand Access to Legal Information, with Cofounder Michael Lissner

Solo and small firm lawyers intend to adopt artificial intelligence at a much faster pace than their larger-firm counterparts, but their clients are even more enthusiastic about the technology, believing it can result in more affordable and higher quality services from their lawyers.
So says the 2024 Legal Trends for Solo and Small Firms report, released today by the law
Continue Reading Solo and Small Firms Plan to Adopt AI More Quickly than Larger Firms, But Not Fast Enough for Clients, Clio Survey Finds

In what has become an annual tradition, nominations have now opened for the American Legal Technology Awards, which honor exceptional achievement in various aspects of legal technology.
You will be shocked to learn that a new award category has been added this year — the Artificial Intelligence Award, highlighting innovation in applying AI to the law.
A second new
Continue Reading Nominations Open for 2024 American Legal Technology Awards, to be Presented at Gala Dinner in October

Document automation software is a key tool for any law firm looking to streamline its creation of legal documents and better manage client-intake data. But with a number of products to choose from, picking the right document automation software for your firm can be difficult.
In this review of Gavel, previously known as Documate, software developer and consultant Ashutosh
Continue Reading A Review of Gavel, for Automating Legal Documents and Selling Online Legal Services

In recent months, Epiq, a global company providing technology-enabled legal services, has announced new artificial intelligence and analytics features built using the AI capabilities of Amazon Web Services. These new features include a framework for building, training and deploying bespoke machine learning models as secure APIs for customers; integration of Amazon Bedrock for custom copilot development using a range
Continue Reading On LawNext: Epiq’s Global Legal Solutions Leader Roger Pilc on How AI Is Transforming Legal Services

A first-of-its-kind product launching today aims to “revolutionize how attorneys interact with transcripts” by using artificial intelligence to allow them to semantically search across libraries of transcripts and then dynamically interact with and interrogate individual transcripts to find relevant information.
Called Transcript Genius, it was developed by Steno, a tech-enabled provider of legal support and court reporting services.
Continue Reading Steno Launches Transcript Genius, Aiming to ‘Revolutionize How Attorneys Interact with Transcripts’; Also Announces $46M In New Financing

After being away last Friday, we are back live today at 3 p.m. ET with our weekly Legaltech Week roundtable panel — where we offer our expert and sometimes irreverent takes on the week’s legal tech news.
If you haven’t already, you can sign up free here to attend. Register once and you are signed up for all future
Continue Reading Today on Legaltech Week: It’s the Post-ILTA Evolve, Post-CLOC, and Post Jazz Fest Edition

When the American Bar Association’s ethics panel finally got around to issuing an opinion on lawyer blogging in 2018 — a full two decades after lawyers had started blogging — it conjured for me the image of Rip Van Winkle, who fell asleep in 1769 and awoke 20 years later, having slept through the Revolution. (See, In New Ethics Ruling
Continue Reading ABA Issues Ethics Opinion on 30-Year-Old Technology whose Use Is Waning. My Question: Why Now?

As this episode is released, Aderant, a technology company that provides business and practice management software for mid- to large-sized law firms worldwide, is in the midst of its Global Momentum user conference, taking place in Nashville. At the conference, the company made a major news announcement – the launch of Stridyn, a new cloud platform that will
Continue Reading Aderant CEO Chris Cartrett on the Company’s Cloud-First Strategy and New Cloud Platform Stridyn

When Chris Cartrett took over two years ago as CEO of Aderant, a provider of business management software to larger law firms, he promised to “take aggressive steps to further the company’s cloud-first strategy throughout its broad suite of solutions.”
At Aderant’s Global Momentum user conference today in Nashville, he announced a major step in advancing that strategy, with
Continue Reading Advancing Its Cloud-First Strategy, Aderant Launches Stridyn, A Single Cloud Platform To Unify All Its Products; Hear Exclusive Interview with Its CEO

It has been a whirlwind year for the Open AI-backed, generative AI legal tech startup Harvey, which went from a $5 million seed round in November 2022 to a $21 million Series A in April 2023 to an $80 million Series B in December 2023 at a valuation of $715 million.
It was a year that included some big
Continue Reading Harvey AI To Move Out Of Early Access Phase, Release More Affordable Versions Of Its Custom AI Models

A new award announced today is intended to recognize and celebrate the visionary contributions shaping the future of knowledge management and innovation in the legal profession.
Called the LexPrize Innovation Award, it will be presented at the Knowledge Management & Innovation for Legal (KM&I) conference taking place in New York City in October.
Conference organizer Patrick DiDomenico, founder and
Continue Reading New LexPrize Award Honors Legal Innovation At A Law Firm or Legal Department; Applications Open Today

Courtroom Insight today launched Matter Connector, a product that delivers normalized docket data from multiple sources to the knowledge management platform Litera Foundation and to other law firm systems.
Matter Connector enables law firms to centralize docket data from major providers, such as LexisNexis, Lex Machina and vLex Docket Alarm, through one unified connector.
Using unique identifiers, Matter Connector
Continue Reading Exclusive: Courtroom Insight’s New Matter Connector Delivers Normalized Court Docket Data to Foundation and Other Law Firm Systems

According to Upsolve, a nonprofit company whose technology helps low-income individuals file for bankruptcy for free, Americans owe $1.77 trillion in student loan debt — 93% of it to the federal government.
Since 2017, Upsolve’s debt relief tools have helped more than 13,000 individuals erase more than $750 million in debt. But, due to the vagaries of bankruptcy law,
Continue Reading Upsolve Launches Tool To Help Pro Se Bankruptcy Filers Get Relief from Student Loans

In a pair of AI announcements this week, LexisNexis said that it has significantly enhanced the speed and capabilities of its Lexis+ AI legal AI Assistant, and also that it has launched the commercial preview of Nexis+ AI within its Nexis news and business information research service.
LexisNexis first released Lexis+ AI for general availability last October. It uses large
Continue Reading True To Its Name, LexisNexis Unveils New AI Capabilities For Both Its Lexis Legal Service and Its Nexis News Service