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Today in the LawSites video series How It Works, we get a demonstration of VerifAI, a Microsoft Word add-in from the contract lifecycle management company SpotDraft that uses generative AI to help lawyers review contracts up to 15 times faster.
VerifAI uses generative AI to review contracts against your personal guidelines, and answer your open-ended questions. It is available to
Continue Reading How It Works: VerifAI from SpotDraft, Using AI in Word To Help Lawyers Review Contracts Faster

In August, I wrote here about a new feature in Clearbrief that uses generative AI to create hyperlinked timelines, enabling users to create case chronologies directly in Word, complete with hyperlinks to the source documents in the case record that support the dates and events shown in the timeline.
Today, Clearbrief is extending that feature, allowing a user, with the
Continue Reading Clearbrief Adds Another AI Feature, ‘Verified Facts,’ to Create Statements of Facts — Plus A Wearable AI Brooch

Each year for the past three years, the LexisNexis African Ancestry Network LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation Fellowship has awarded fellowships to promising law students to participate in research projects related to eliminating racism in the legal system. This year, 15 students received fellowships of $10,000 each to spend nine months working in teams to research one of five “cluster
Continue Reading On LawNext: The Law Students Working to End Racism in the Legal System

Voting is now open! Help pick the 15 legal tech startups that will get to compete at the eighth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2024. Your votes determine the 15 companies selected to face off in a live pitch competition that will be the opening-night event of this year’s TECHSHOW, which is Feb. 14-17, 2024, in Chicago. They also get
Continue Reading Voting Is Open! Pick the 15 Finalists to Compete At Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2024 in February

On the latest LawNext PR podcast, we feature news breaking today from legal tech startup Lawmato, which is relaunching its virtual legal consultation platform app with new and improved features.

As you will see in the podcast, one of the new features is the availability of immediate consultation. “We suspected, and our customers have spoken, that they value the
Continue Reading On the LawNext PR Podcast: Legal Tech Startup Lawmato Relaunches with Immediate Consultation Feature

After a week away for Thanksgiving, we are back live today at 3 p.m. with another episode of Legaltech Week, the show where a panel of journalists and bloggers discusses the week’s top stories in legal tech and innovation.
Among the stories on tap for us to discuss today:

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Continue Reading Back Today After A Thanksgiving Hiatus: The Legaltech Week Panel Takes On The Week’s Top News

The law practice management company MyCase this week introduced a public API for easier integration with third-party software, as well as two new payments features that more tightly integrate LawPay within the MyCase platform.
By releasing a public API (application programming interface), MyCase is making it easier for customers to integrate the platform with other software applications and share data
Continue Reading MyCase Releases Public API For Easier Integration with Third-Party Software; Adds LawPay Reconciliation

Michael Sander, the founder of Docket Alarm, a product that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case analytics, has left the company, seven months after its acquisition by legal research company vLex in April.
Docket Alarm was part of legal research company Fastcase, which had acquired it in January 2018, and it
Continue Reading Docket Alarm Founder Michael Sander Leaves After vLex Acquisition; Former Gavelytics Exec Joins to Lead Product Line

Seven times since 2016, Thomson Reuters has conducted a survey on the state of small law firms in the U.S., and every time, it found that small firms had made virtually no progress on one of their greatest challenges, which is that they spend too much time on administrative tasks to the exclusion of practicing law.
As Thomson Reuters itself
Continue Reading Small Law Firms Made Progress this Year On Their Biggest Challenge, Thomson Reuters Survey Finds

Today in the LawSites video series How It Works, we get a demonstration of ShareFile for Legal, a secure, digital solution designed to simplify document workflows and improve collaboration for legal professionals.
Joining me in this episode to tell us about ShareFile for Legal and show us how it works is Sara Hoeg, director, product management. In the
Continue Reading How It Works: ShareFile for Legal, To Securely Streamline Document Workflows and Collaboration

In what it appears would be a first for a federal circuit court, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering adoption of a rule change that would require lawyers and unrepresented litigants to provide a certification regarding their use of artificial intelligence in preparing court filings.
Lawyers and other filers would be required to certify either that they
Continue Reading In First for A U.S. Appeals Court, 5th U.S. Circuit Court Considers Rule Requiring Lawyers to Certify they Did Not Rely on AI to Create Filings

Once upon a time, in a magical city called San Francisco, three former lawyers came together to develop an innovative legal research platform, as an alternative to traditional legal research services such as Thomson Reuters Westlaw and LexisNexis. They called their new company Casetext. 

Their original idea was to create a free, comprehensive library of primary legal research materials, supplemented
Continue Reading The $650M Casetext Story: Coloring Book Edition

A few weeks ago, I posted about memorial services planned for Monica Bay, the longtime editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, one in San Mateo, Calif. on Nov. 30, and another in New York City on Dec. 7.
I now have additional details on the New York memorial from Sean La Roque-Doherty, Monica’s close friend and her former colleague at ALM,
Continue Reading How to RSVP for Monica Bay’s Celebration of Life, Dec. 7 in NYC (Plus Reminder of This Week’s Calif. Memorial)

In what it described as a case pitting “real lawyers against a robot lawyer,” a federal court in Illinois has dismissed a law firm’s suit against the self-help legal service DoNotPay.
In March, the Illinois law firm, MillerKing brought the putative class action against DoNotPay on behalf of “all law firms in the United States,” alleging false association and
Continue Reading In Case of ‘Real Lawyers Against A Robot Lawyer,’ Federal Court Dismisses Law Firm’s Suit Against DoNotPay for Unauthorized Law Practice

On this episode of LawNext: An interview recorded live with Erika Harold, executive director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, an organization charged with working to enhance civility and professionalism and to eliminate bias within the legal profession. 
A former litigator, Harold was named executive director in April 2022, to succeed retiring executive director Jayne Reardon
Continue Reading On LawNext Podcast: Erika Harold, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism