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The pandemic caused civil courts in the United States to adopt technology at an unprecedented pace and scale, improving participation in court proceedings and helping users resolve disputes more efficiently.
But this accelerated adoption of technology disproportionately benefited those who had legal representation, sometimes making the legal system more difficult to navigate for those who did not.
These are among
Continue Reading Courts Disrupted: Pew Study Finds Pandemic Caused Courts to Revolutionize their Operations, But Says More Needs to be Done

Sixty percent of general counsel are concerned that their risk landscape is expanding or becoming more difficult to navigate in areas spanning compliance, regulatory enforcement, data privacy, information security, emerging data sources and ongoing impacts of the pandemic.
This is among the findings of a survey of 30 general counsel presented in a report released today. Today’s report is the
Continue Reading 60% of GC Concerned Over Mounting Risks Caused By New Data Sources and COVID Challenges, FTI/Relativity Survey Finds

For all the money being poured into legal technology development these days, woefully little gets spent on technology designed to enhance access to justice for low-income Americans. That makes the Technology Initiative Grants awarded annually by the Legal Services Corporation all the more significant, as they are among the few funding sources specifically targeting such technology.
The TIG grants, given
Continue Reading $4.3M in Grants to 36 Legal Services Programs Underscore Role of Tech in Driving Access to Justice

Earlier this month, e-discovery company Everlaw became one of the few legal technology companies to join the elite ranks of unicorn status — companies valued at over $1 billion — with the announcement of a $202 million Series D funding at a valuation of over $2 billion. It had already been a big year for the company, which saw 80%
Continue Reading On LawNext: Legal Tech’s Latest Unicorn: A Conversation with Everlaw Founder AJ Shankar

Today at 3 E.T., join our regular Friday Legaltech Week roundtable, as we discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation.
Attendance is free, but you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed up for all future sessions.

Our lineup changes from week to week, but our regular panelists are:


Continue Reading Today at 3 ET: Join Our Weekly Legaltech Week Roundtable, Discussing the Top Stories in Legal Tech and Innovation

The Smokeball-LEAP-InfoTrack Group, which owns a number of legal practice management and legal search technology products, said today that it has acquired Phoenix-based LawLytics, a company that provides website management software for small law firms and solo practitioners. 
The LawLytics platform is an all-in-one website publishing and SEO platform for small law firms. Its founder Dan Jaffe will continue
Continue Reading Smokeball-LEAP-InfoTrack Group Acquires Website and SEO Company LawLytics

Smith.ai, a virtual receptionist service, today introduced business intelligence tools that enable law firms and other businesses to visualize metadata showing who is calling them, when they call, and what actions were taken with each call.
Users of Smith.ai’s receptionist service will now have access, at no additional cost, to a call dashboard that uses graphs, pie charts and
Continue Reading Virtual Receptionist Service Smith.ai Launches Business Intelligence Tools to Visualize Call Metrics

After a two-week hiatus, our Friday Legaltech Week roundtable is back today at 3 p.m. E.T. to discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation. We’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
The roundtable starts at 3 p.m. ET. Attendance is free, but you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are
Continue Reading Much Happen in Legal Tech Recently? Find Out As Our Friday Legaltech Week Roundtable Returns After A Two-Week Hiatus

The legal technology company Litera today announced the winners of The Changing Lawyer awards for 2021, which recognize individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their role in embracing and driving change through new technology, service models, or behavior across five different categories.
The awards were announced during The Changing Lawyer Virtual Summit, a full-day conference focused
Continue Reading Litera Names Winners of The Changing Lawyer Awards, Including Innovator of Year, Law Firm of Year, Disruptor of Year, and Lifetime Achievement

At its first-ever customer conference today, the practice management company MyCase announced that it has acquired the cloud-based legal accounting company Soluno, and that it will leverage Soluno’s expertise to develop full-featured accounting natively within the MyCase platform.
The company also announced the launch of MyCase Drive, which syncs a lawyer’s documents between MyCase and the desktop, allowing users
Continue Reading MyCase Acquires Accounting System Soluno, Announces Native Accounting and Desktop Sync – Exclusive LawNext Interview with CEO

As text messaging increasingly becomes a preferred form of communication for many, the cloud practice management platform PracticePanther today said it has added built-in, two-way text messaging as a feature available to all customers at no additional cost.
Lawyers can provide the text number to clients for them to ask questions or upload documents or images, and firms can use
Continue Reading PracticePanther Now Includes Two-Way Text Messaging for Law Firms and Clients to Communicate

In the latest installment of How It Works, we learn about Evisort, a leading provider of contract management and AI solutions for legal, procurement, sales, finance, and IT teams.
Joining me to tell us about it is Riley Hawkins, senior director of product. After providing an introduction to Evisort, Hawkins demonstrates how to:

  • Turn contracts into data.
  • Future proof


Continue Reading How It Works: Evisort, A Leading Provider of Contract Management and AI Solutions

The legal technology company Clio today announced the expansion of its leadership team, naming four people to C-suite positions as chief operating officer, chief people officer, chief technology officer and chief marketing officer.
“These additions to Clio’s leadership will extend our capabilities on all fronts, including our products, people, operations, in what’s becoming an exciting and fast-paced market for cloud-based
Continue Reading Clio Reconfigures Leadership Team, Naming Four to C-Suite Roles

Hg, a global private equity investor, is leading a further majority investment in legal technology company Litera, which it acquired in 2018 from the investment firm K1 Investment Management.
The terms of this new investment are not being disclosed.
In the two years since Hg acquired Litera, Litera has been on a trajectory of aggressive growth and expansion,
Continue Reading Hg Doubles Down On Its Investment in Litera to Drive Further Growth

On the latest installment of How It Works: Breaking news from the contract lifecycle management company Agiloft, which today announced its 2021 winter release, featuring new Connected Experiences for easier enterprise integration, enabling teams to collaborate on contracts within established applications and ecosystems.
Joining me today to provide an overview of Connected Experiences and demonstrate how it works is
Continue Reading How It Works: Agiloft’s Just-Released ‘Connected Experiences’ Extends CLM Across the Enterprise