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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
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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
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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?
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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

HaystackID, a company that provides e-discovery services for law firms and corporate legal departments, said today it has acquired Business Intelligence Associates (BIA), an end-to-end e-discovery service provider, as part of a deal facilitated by majority investor and leading middle-market private equity firm, Quad-C Management, Inc.
Hal Brooks, CEO of HaystackID, said the acquisition expands the company’s capabilities
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Lighthouse, the Seattle-based company that provides technology and services for e-discovery, compliance and information governance, said today that former Microsoft vice president and CIO Ron Markezich will become its chief executive officer effective Oct. 1, succeeding Brian McManus, who has been in that role since 2011.
McManus will remain with the company in the role of executive vice
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In a post here in April, I wrote about the imminent launch of Virtual Law Clinic, a product designed to make it easier for law firms and legal organizations to manage their pro bono matters, enabling them to assign matters to lawyers, monitor case statuses, document outcomes, and provide training materials and forms.
Now that it has launched,
Continue Reading New Release of Virtual Law Clinic Adds Timekeeping, Case Management Integration, Chat and More

On her LinkedIn profile, Natalie Knowlton describes her work as “succession planning for an outdated legal industry.” It is an apt description for someone who has spent her career studying reform of the U.S. legal system — and particularly now, as she launches Access to Justice Ventures, a think tank devoted to reinventing the legal system to provide
Continue Reading On LawNext Podcast: Natalie Knowlton on ‘Succession Planning for an Outdated Legal Industry’

JusticeText, a three-year-old startup that makes it easier for public defenders in criminal cases to review body cam and other video footage, has raised a seed round of $2.2 million, it said today.
Investors in the round include Bloomberg Beta, True Ventures, Tubbs Ventures, Higher Ground Labs, Parameter Ventures, Incite.org, Google Black Founders Fund, and MIT Solve, as well
Continue Reading JusticeText Raises $2.2M Seed Round to Advance Its Mission of Building Police Accountability

Oakley Capital, a major European private equity investor, has acquired majority ownership of vLex, the international legal research platform.
The investment means that vLex will now have more resources available to drive its growth, including in the United States, and potentially to make acquisitions of other companies that will further that growth, a company spokesperson said.
vLex is unique
Continue Reading Private Equity Firm Acquires Majority Interest in Global Legal Research Platform vLex