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Lawpath, an eight-year-old Australian company that has become the leading legal document and contract management platform for small businesses in that country, has now launched in the United States to serve American small businesses.
You might think of Lawpath as similar to LegalZoom. In fact, LegalZoom is a major investor in the company, which has raised $14.4 million in
Continue Reading Australian Startup Lawpath Launches in U.S. to Offer Small Businesses Affordable Legal Documents

Reynen Court, the so-called app store for legal technology, today launched a general solicitation stock offering in order to bring on individual lawyers and “legal technology enthusiasts” as investors in the company. 
The offering, which is described at invest.reynencourt.com, is being made under Rule 506(c) of the federal securities laws, which provides an exemption to the general prohibition
Continue Reading Reynen Court, the ‘App Store of Legal,’ Launches Online Stock Offering to Bring On Individual Investors

Something I hear repeatedly from legal professionals is that it is difficult to find articles that provide practical guidance on choosing, implementing and using legal tech.
With our recent launch of the LawNext Legal Technology Directory, one of our goals has been to help fill this gap by building a robust, freely accessible resource center with truly practical articles
Continue Reading An Invitation to Authors: Share Your Legal Tech Insights, Experiences and Expertise on LawNext

Devshi Mehrotra was a computer science undergraduate at the University of Chicago when she and classmate Leslie Jones-Dove developed JusticeText, an platform that makes it easier for public defenders to review and analyze the massive quantities of police body cam and other video footage that is becoming increasingly common in criminal cases. 
At the time, Mehrotra (pictured above right
Continue Reading On LawNext Podcast: JusticeText Cofounder Devshi Mehrotra on Leveling the Playing Field for Low-Income Criminal Defendants

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.
Continue Reading ICYMI: Here’s the Recording of Friday’s Legaltech Week Featuring Guest Panelist Stephanie Wilkins, New Editor-in-Chief of Law.com’s Legaltech News

World Software, whose Worldox document management software is used by law firms worldwide, has named new leadership following the arrest this week of its president.
Worldox’s longtime Chief Financial Officer Julie Ann Camporini and Chief Information Officer Rebecca Sattin have taken over as co-executives, according to a source within the company.
Raymond Zwiefelhofer, who has been president since 2009, has
Continue Reading Legal Tech Company Names New Leadership After Arrest of President

Our weekly Friday Legaltech Week roundtable is on again today at 3 E.T., we we will be joined by a special guest: Stephanie Wilkins, who was named this week as editor-in-chief of ALM’s Legaltech News and the ALM Global Newsroom’s Legal Technology Desk.
Stephanie’s name is likely already familiar to many of you, as she has been a long-time
Continue Reading Today on Legaltech Week, Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of Law.com’s Legaltech News

Last month, I reported here that The LegalTech Fund (TLTF), the first venture capital firm devoted exclusively to law and legal technology, had announced plans for its first TLTF Summit in December — a three-day event for investors, startups and legal innovation thought leaders — together with the debut TLTF Startup Challenge, a pitch competition for legal and regulatory technology
Continue Reading The LegalTech Fund Announces New Details on its Inaugural Summit and Startup Challenge in December

Just four years after launching Westlaw Edge as its next-generation legal research platform, Thomson Reuters today unveiled the next-next generation. It is called Westlaw Precision and, as the name suggests, its focus is on delivering research results that are more precise than ever before, and delivering them with greater speed than ever before.
What does TR mean by more precise?
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters Unveils Next Generation of Westlaw, Aiming to Make Legal Research Results More Precise

Legal professionals face greater pressure than ever before, driven by the “VUCA” environment of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, but firms that are well-equipped for the future are those that are optimizing their people, processes and technology through a path of continuous improvement.
So says the 2022 edition of The Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer, a survey report that
Continue Reading 2022 ‘Future Ready Lawyer’ Survey Finds that Complexity of Information and Clients’ Expectations Are Driving Greater Reliance on Tech

Bridget M. McCormack, who, as chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, has been a leading voice on modernizing the court and justice systems to expand access to justice, is retiring from the court at the end of this year and in February will become president and chief executive officer of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR).
Continue Reading Bridget McCormick, Michigan Chief Justice Who Has Championed Access-to-Justice Initiatives, Named President of AAA

Last week, Oakley Capital, a major European private equity investor, said that it had acquired majority ownership of vLex, the international legal research platform that lays claim to having the largest collection of legal information on a single service. 
On this episode of LawNext, host Bob Ambrogi is joined from London by Masoud Gerami, managing director, vLex Global
Continue Reading LawNext Podcast: vLex Managing Director Masoud Gerami on the Company’s Acquisition and Plans for Growth of its International Legal Research Platform

As legal technology has grown in popularity and prominence in recent years, great attention is being paid to investment activity. Which is the latest company to raise funds? How much was the raise. Who were the investors behind it?
But the true history of investments in legal technology extends back some four decades and encompasses an array of products far
Continue Reading Exclusive Analysis: The True Story of Legal Tech Funding, 1984-2020

A new partnership between Free Law Project, a nonprofit devoted to making legal information publicly and freely available, and vLex, the international legal research platform, will enable Free Law Project to complete its goal of collecting every precedential court decision from the federal courts and state appellate courts and making them available to the public as a free
Continue Reading In Partnership with vLex, Free Law Project to Build Complete Case Law Database

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is today unveiling an enhanced version of its Legisway product for managing corporate legal departments that is tailored for the U.S. market.
While Legisway is already widely used by legal departments in Europe, this version, built on the same platform, is designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized legal departments in the U.S.
Continue Reading Wolters Kluwer Launches New Legisway Version for U.S. Market, Providing End-to-End Management Platform for Small-to-Medium Legal Departments