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Non-lawyers will be allowed to provide legal advice to low-income New Yorkers who face debt collection actions, under a preliminary injunction ordered yesterday by a federal judge in New York.
In a case brought by Upsolve, a company that uses technology to help low-income consumers in bankruptcy and debt matters, seeking to block New York’s attorney general from enforcing
Continue Reading First Amendment Protects Non-Lawyers in Providing Legal Advice in Debt Cases, Federal Court Rules

The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation has launched a website, Justice System Metrics, that catalogues the key metrics and performance indicators that can be used to evaluate progress and innovation in the justice sector, and that also provides real-world examples of how these metrics are being used to understand and drive progress in the justice system.
The site
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The law practice management platform PracticePanther is today beginning a limited-time “SwitchScription” offer by which it will buy out law firms from up to seven months of their current practice management contracts if they switch to PracticePanther.
“At PracticePanther, we believe that every law firm should be able to choose the solution that best serves the current needs
Continue Reading PracticePanther Will Buy You Out from Up to Seven Months of Your Current Practice Management Contract

If ever there was a process ripe for disruption, notarization would seem to be it. A function that may date back to Ancient Egypt, it has changed little for centuries – still typically done in person, on hard-copy paper, using physical seals, and recorded in written ledgers. 
Pat Kinsel, founder and CEO of Notarize, believes society has grappled for too
Continue Reading LawNext Podcast: Notarize Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel on Disrupting A Centuries-Old Process

In the latest in the video series How It Works, we take a deep dive into iManage Closing Folders. iManage Closing Folders removes the manual, repetitive tasks from legal transaction management so you can focus on delivering more value to your clients.
Through intelligent automation and collaboration tools, Closing Folders is designed to help you run deals with unparalleled
Continue Reading How It Works: iManage Closing Folders for Legal Transaction Management

Lawyers have a disparate array of technology tools and systems at their disposal – for email, documents, billing, invoicing, CRM, and much more.
The problem, however, is exactly that – that they are disparate. If a client emails the lawyer in Outlook asking for a copy of its invoice, the lawyer has to stop and think about where to find
Continue Reading New Termi Chatbot May Just Be the Missing Link in Driving Tech Adoption at Law Firms

The law practice management company Clio today introduced an offer to buy lawyers out of their contracts with competing practice management platforms if they switch to Clio’s platform.
Clio said it will help cover the remaining cost of the contract with the competitor by providing a credit of up to six months of free Clio software. It is also offering
Continue Reading Clio Offers to Buy Lawyers Out Of Up to Six Months of Competitors’ Contracts

Lawyers are largely limited to practicing law in the states in which they are licensed. But now, calling that rule anachronistic, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers has asked the American Bar Association to amend the model rules that govern law practice to allow lawyers admitted in any U.S. jurisdiction to practice law and provide legal advice to clients anywhere
Continue Reading LawNext Podcast: Is the End in Sight for State Limits on Law Practice? With APRL President Brian Faughnan

Two years ago, the legal and business news company ALM launched Radar, a service of the legal news site that delivers custom-tailored news drawn from court dockets, with a unique twist — its news summaries are generated algorithmically, rather than by human editors. It later added transactional news to the mix.
Now, Radar is taking its
Continue Reading New Beta Feature of Radar Uses Algorithm to Detect Trends and Surges in Litigation News

The law practice management company MyCase said today that it has acquired Docketwise, a software platform for immigration attorneys that provides case management, immigration forms, and client-relationship management.
This is the second time in less than a month that a practice management company has acquired a platform for immigration lawyers. As reported here on April 20, the practice
Continue Reading Law Practice Management Company MyCase Acquires Immigration Platform Docketwise

In all my years of covering legal tech, a question I’ve never had to confront is how to — or even whether to — cover my competitors. But now that I have launched a business of my own, the LawNext Legal Technology Directory, that is the awkward question I faced as Nicola Shaver, CEO and cofounder of LegalTech
Continue Reading LegalTech Hub acquires LegalTech Jobs, Adding Job Listings to Its Directory

Evisort, a provider of no-code, artificial intelligence products for contract management and analysis, has raised 100 million in capital, including equity and venture debt financing, bringing its total funding to date to $155 million. 
This latest round of funding was led by global growth investor TCV, a key investor in market-defining companies such as Airbnb, LinkedIn and Netflix.
Continue Reading Breaking: Contract Management Company Evisort Raises $100M in Series C Funding

SirionLabs, a global provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management (CLM) software for large enterprises, has raised $85 million in Series D funding, bringing its total raise since its founding in 2012 to $157 million.
Ajay Agrawal, cofounder and CEO, said the company will use the funding to scale its operations and enhance its product, with an eye to
Continue Reading SirionLabs Raises $85M Series D to Drive Growth of its Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management Platform

It is a busy day for contract lifecycle management technology. First came the news that enterprise CLM company SirionLabs has raised $85 million in a Series D funding round, and now LexisNexis Legal & Professional says it has acquired the CLM platform Parley Pro as part of a broader set of enhancements to its CounselLink enterprise legal management platform.
Continue Reading LexisNexis Acquires CLM Company Parley Pro As Part of Broader Enhancement of Its CounselLink ELM Platform

On this episode of the video series How It Works: LollyLaw, a cloud-based, all-in-one case management platform for immigration law firms.
LollyLaw, which was recently acquired by law practice management company Paradigm, is designed to allow immigration lawyers to effortlessly manage all major functions of their practice through a single, intuitive platform.
LollyLaw helps streamline a firm’s client intake,
Continue Reading How It Works: LollyLaw, Cloud-Based Case Management Software for Immigration Law Firms