Legal Tech

  • Taylor Wessing Launches Its Own Generative AI Tool

    Taylor Wessing LLP announced on Tuesday the launch of its own custom-designed generative artificial intelligence tool for use by legal and business services teams at the firm.

  • CLM Tools Add Generative AI While Tempering Expectations

    The legal industry should be excited about the prospects of adding generative artificial intelligence into contract lifecycle management, or CLM, while keeping expectations as realistic as possible, a panel of experts said Tuesday.

  • LawCatch Adds Legal Writer David Lat To Board Of Directors

    LawCatch Inc., the parent company of legal writing and editing tool BriefCatch, has added attorney turned legal writer David Lat to its board of directors, the company announced earlier this week.

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    Fisher Phillips Acquires Knowledge Management Co.

    International labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has acquired knowledge management solutions company Blue Pencil Box, which offers tools to help employers navigate noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Attys Identify Trust As Key Barrier To Generative AI Adoption

    The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.

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    What Are The AI Possibilities For Mid-Law?

    As generative artificial intelligence develops and big firms cautiously try it out, industry observers say that Mid-Law firms are also experimenting with the technology and that it will likely prove useful for midsize, midmarket and regional firms as the tech matures.

  • Fileread Joins Other Legal Tech Cos. In Changing Its Name

    Legal software startup Fileread has changed its name to Aurelogy, the company announced Wednesday, joining several other legal tech companies that have changed their names over the last year.

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    GCs Expect Greater Use Of AI, Yet Some Hesitation Remains

    Chief legal officers face some uncertainty regarding the integration of generative artificial intelligence in legal functions, but a significant majority anticipate the adoption of generative AI to grow in the years ahead, a new survey has found.

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    Attys Split On 5th Circ.'s Proposed AI, Accuracy-Check Rule

    The Fifth Circuit's proposed rule change requiring that attorneys verify documents were not written using generative artificial intelligence and, if they were, that they were reviewed for accuracy by humans has garnered mixed reactions, with some lawyers saying the change isn't necessary, and others saying it doesn't go far enough.

  • Business Management Co. Elite Unveils New Branding

    Elite Technology, which provides financial and practice management solutions to law firms, on Tuesday revealed a new logo and branding following its ownership change last year and a restructuring announcement in the fall.

  • Law Firms Turn To Tech To Tackle Legal Project Management

    Legal project management software helps law firms keep tasks organized during key processes such as e-discovery and tracking production, a trio of panelists said Tuesday.

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    2nd Circ. Rebukes Atty For Fake Citation In Latest AI Blunder

    The Second Circuit referred a New York attorney for punishment Tuesday for submitting a brief citing a fake case generated by ChatGPT and not checking over the brief to catch the mistake.

  • Gilbert LLP Debuts Legal Tech Co. Tesseract Data Services

    Gilbert LLP, a litigation firm based in Washington, D.C., announced on Tuesday the launch of Tesseract Data Services, a legal technology subsidiary that will both assist with matters at the firm and independently advise clients.

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    This Law School Is Taking On 'Quantum Speed' Of AI

    Law360 Pulse caught up with University of California College of the Law, San Francisco Professor Robin Feldman, the director of its new AI Law & Innovation Institute

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    What Makes A Generative AI Rollout Successful At A Law Firm

    Law firms should go through an extensive procurement process before acquiring generative artificial intelligence tools, including checking with clients on the use of those specific technologies, a panel of experts said Monday.

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    Small And Midsize Law Firms Cautious About AI

    More than half of lawyers at midsize and small law firms believe that artificial intelligence isn't reliable yet and distrust the technology, according to a report on midsize law firm trends released Tuesday by law practice management platform Clio.

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    Texas Bar AI Task Force Offers Glimpse At Early Proposals

    A preliminary report from the Texas bar's artificial intelligence task force offered a sweeping look at the challenges and opportunities the technology presents for the legal profession in the state, with possible recommendations touching on attorney ethics, the use of AI in the court system, and other topics.

  • Calif. Bill Seeks To Regulate AI-Generated Products, Evidence

    A California bill introduced in the state Senate on Thursday would prohibit the use of artificial intelligence to falsify someone's identity or use their likeness without consent and establish standards for identifying duped evidence in court proceedings.

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    Augmented Reality Could Become A Courtroom Reality

    Augmented reality in courtrooms is years away at best, but recent advancements have inspired legal experts to imagine how this technology might improve evidence presentations in courts.

  • Casepoint Launches FOIA Management Service

    Legal technology company Casepoint announced on Monday the rollout of a new offering to manage Freedom of Information Act requests alongside its existing e-discovery capabilities.

  • Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

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    Partners Take the Lead as Law Firm Rates Continue to Rise

    Law firms have continued to raise billing rates in 2023, according to a report released Friday that broke down average billable rates across timekeeper roles, including partners, associates and paralegals.

  • Legal Operations Co. Harbor Launches Innovation Lab

    Legal operations support provider Harbor Global LLC has launched an innovation lab focused on testing and developing solutions using advanced technologies and processes for law firms and in-house legal departments.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Proof, Norm Ai

    A service of process and e-filing platform's largest capital raise to date tops this roundup of recent industry news.

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    How Dechert Is Navigating, And Building, Generative Tech

    Since artificial intelligence developer OpenAI debuted ChatGPT, several legal tech companies and law firms have launched their own tools leveraging generative AI. Here is a look at how Dechert LLP is using the technology.

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Expert Analysis

  • Tips For Evaluating Machine Learning For Contracts Review Author Photo

    Law firms considering machine learning and natural language processing to aid in contract reviews should keep several best practices in mind when procuring and deploying this nascent technology, starting with identifying their organization's needs and key requirements, says Ned Gannon at eBrevia.

  • Collaborative Tech Will Dictate Future Law Firm Success Author Photo

    Law firms need to shift their focus from solving the needs of their lawyers with siloed solutions to implementing collaboration technology, thereby enabling more seamless workflows and team experiences amid widespread embrace of hybrid and remote work models, says Kate Jasaitis at HBR Consulting.

  • How Dynamic Project Management Can Help Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Keys To Digitizing Inefficient Contract Management Processes Author Photo

    Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.

  • Law Firm Tips For Evaluating AI And Machine Learning Tools Author Photo

    Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.

  • Learning How To Code Can Unleash New Potential In Lawyers Author Photo

    Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • The Importance Of Client Engagement In Law Firm Innovation Author Photo

    As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

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