Baker McKenzie focuses on AI
Baker McKenzie has announced the next step in its AI transformation, by appointing two Co-founders to lead its recently formed 11-strong team who will be charged with combining the firm's legal domain expertise with data science and machine learning. Brian Kuhn, former Elevate Vice-President, and Da...
Editor - 27 September 2021
What is Privilege App? Learn about HSF's new in-house tool for in house lawyers
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Alexander Oddy, partner at the Dispute Resolution practice of Herbert Smith Freehills regarding the launch of the new App focused on helping in-house lawyers   1. Why did HSF create the Privilege App? The idea to develop the web app was generated by positiv...
Alexander Oddy - 26 September 2021
Marketing Law Firms During a Pandemic
COVID-19 has changed each aspect of our lives and each segment of the economy. Like other sectors, the pandemic has also disrupted the legal sector. Disruption provides a healthy ground for innovation and creativity. In response to the curveball thrown by COVID, law firms need to pivot their marketi...
Akanksha Bisen - 20 September 2021
Insights on Legal Department Enterprise Modernization
--- Jeff Cox discusses the highlights from Deloitte's white paper "Taking legal department modernization to the next level" Transformation in the legal industry has and continues to be driven by client demand for more innovation, greater efficiency, increased diversity, and better use of technolog...
Jeff Cox - 17 September 2021
Laura Keily (Immediation): "Technology is also able to provide greater access to mediation and arbitration tools"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Laura Keily, founder and Managing Director of Immediation, an online dispute resolution platform that has recently collaborated on a project with the Northern Territory Local Courts (Australia) to improve access to justice for Northern Territory society   1....
Laura Keily - 16 September 2021
How a professional website helps law firms earn more money, attract clients and increase trust
--- Lawyers and partners of the law companies are aware that the key factors when choosing a company to work with are competence, prominence, reputation, past projects, and, certainly, its professionals   The personal brand of each particular lawyer is also substantial and formed by elements...
Nikita Smotrov - 14 September 2021
New Initiative Seeks to Establish Best Practices for Document Competency
The recently released best practices guide Document Competency: What Every Legal Professional Should Know for Effective & Efficient Drafting in Word has been developed to shift the conversation from mere efficiency to effectiveness. Available as a free download from the LTC4 ...
Joanne Humber - 10 September 2021
Case study: How the blockchain automatises will processing
--- Automation, thanks to blockchain and technologies, streamlines the will drafting process   1. Case of fact You are an attorney writing a will for your client. The will is simple and a tad ridiculous in this example. It stipulates that upon the parent’s death, their two kids must b...
Joseph Raczynski - 07 September 2021
CFAAR: the network that fights cryptocurrency fraud
Given the rise of cryptocurrencies, many law firms are beginning to implement tools to help clients and lawyers themselves to increase the likelihood of success and reduce the risks in their operations. In this case we will talk about Osborne Clarke which, in conjunction with professional entities ...
Adelie Cordier - 11 August 2021
Discover Reedsmith tech tool: E-Discovery App
--- On the occasion of the 1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation, The Impact Lawyers interviews the participating law firms to discuss the benefits that these technological tools bring to their work   1. What differentiates E-Discovery App from other Apps available in t...
Dave Cohen - 22 July 2021
Discover Hogan Lovells tech tool: EBA Outsourcing Solution
--- On the occasion of the 1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation, The Impact Lawyers interviews the participating law firms to discuss the benefits that these technological tools bring to their work   1. What differentiates EBA Outsourcing Solution from other technological t...
Rachel Dabydoyal, John Salmon - 22 July 2021
Property and cryptocurrency—the legacy of "AA v Persons Unknown"
--- The author unpacks the consequences of the case of AA V Persons Unknown on the legal controversy over the ownership of cryptocurrencies   In the recent case of AA v Persons Unknown [1], the English High Court has pronounced judicially for the first time after the publication of the UK Ju...
Yan Shen Tan - 13 July 2021
Lawgile: the legaltech that is changing the way lawyers work
--- Lawyers need to streamline their services. Lawgile is a tool that addresses this issue. The world is changing at a fast pace. With the advances of technology, globalization, and a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This scenario is transforming the legal landscape. However, the way lawye...
Talita Abud Amaral - 02 July 2021
Case Study: Corporate cybersecurity and risk management
--- Baufest presents a case study in which they tell the problem, the solutions and the benefits of his performance in a company   THE COMPANY A leading supplier of pipes and related services to the global energy industry. Its customers include major international oil companies, as well as ...
Baufest - 01 July 2021
1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation (JTI): The law firms with the highest technological projection in 2021
--- Over the last year and a half, lawyers have become aware of how important the use of technology is in their professional work. Terms such as "Blockchain", "Artificial Intelligence", "Smart Contracts" or "Digitalisation" are used by today's most relevant law firms.  The quality of profess...
Editor - 30 June 2021
Law Firm Data Security Guide: How to Keep Your Law Firm Secure
--- Damian Alderson advises law firms to apply appropriate cybersecurity measures against cybercriminals to ensure data security Nowadays, many law firms operate in the online world so that they can create enough exposure for themselves and attract more clients. That being said, your clients entru...
Damian Alderson - 14 June 2021
The benefits of technology in Law Firms
--- Implementing technology in law firms is the opportunity that they should take advantage of to offer the best service compared to their rivals The legal sector is facing new challenges. The world is going through a process of digitization, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Th...
Joe Goodman - 12 June 2021
Taking advantage of the new LinkedIn polls feature
--- LinkedIn polls help lawyers learn more about their clients' needs LinkedIn is rolling out what it refers to as a new ‘lightweight’ poll feature. The platform states that it takes only 30 seconds to put a poll together, making it a quick and easy way to engage with other users ...
Rachel Tombs - 11 June 2021
Will the rise of legaltech impact all countries?
--- With the rise of technology and legaltech in the legal sector, legal professionals are wondering what impact they will have in the near future and whether this new paradigm shift will occur equally in developed and developing countries This is the question that the invited participants in The ...
Theodora Stoica, Daniel Acosta, German Florez - 03 June 2021
Which obstacles do legaltechs face?
--- Shayesteh, Acosta and Flórez review some of the obstacles that lawyers face with legaltech The paradigm facing lawyers and law firms today can be difficult without understanding the importance of technology in this sector. Legaltech is emerging within the legal sector and many lawyers, ...
Abdi Shayesteh, Daniel Acosta, German Florez - 02 June 2021
Legaltech and AI: a Unique “Legal Practice In Your Pocket” Solution by Estonian Startup LEGID.app
--- Valentin Feklistov tells what LEGID.app is and answers some questions about the application and its features About LEGID.app LEGID.app is a marketplace that helps clients find the right lawyer simple and quick. It empowers lawyers and clients with tools that make providing or getting legal he...
Valentin Feklistov - 02 June 2021
Which qualities will make you successful in your legaltech?
--- Martín-Corral, Stoica, and Pimentel emphasize the necessary qualities that entrepreneurs must have to be successful with their legaltech Recalling the webinar "Tips to succeed with your legaltech", organised by The Impact Lawyers, the panellists highlighted the importance of the qualiti...
Theodora Stoica, David Martín-Corral, Angélica Pimentel - 31 May 2021
We Always did it Like That! And Other Reasons Why Some Firms Underuse Their Tech Tools
--- Lawyers must educate themselves about new technologies, increasing their confidence about new technological tools and applications for the future So, your firm got a new, shiny legal tech tool? After a few months of back and forth with the vendor, you dotted every “i” and crossed e...
Marko Porobija - 24 May 2021
Evolution of legal departments in the digital era
--- Legal departments during the digital era are undergoing deep changes to evolve efficiently  Observing how organizations are trying to get adapted to the context that the digital revolution is generating, we can rapidly extract some conclusions. Their hierarchy, structures, processes and e...
Miguel González Inés - 10 May 2021
How Platform Technologies Enable Enterprise Collaboration For Corporate Legal Departments
--- Rob Johnson explains how collaboration for corporate legal departments is possible through "platforms" technologies The role of legal departments in many organizations has shifted significantly in recent years. In the past, legal functioned almost as a black box with little to no interaction w...
Rob Johnson - 29 April 2021
Data-driven companies need lawyers in their IT Governance
--- Organizations need to be agile, efficient, innovative and resilient if they want to operate with more guarantees in this VUCA context and manage to navigate through current rough seas Information and technology play a key role in order to achieve this goal. In fact, IT governance and managemen...
Miguel González Inés - 12 April 2021
How firms are trying to adapt in the new digital environment. Discover the case of UnitedLex
--- The Impact Lawyers has the pleasure to publish the interview made with David Clarke, CMO and CXO at UnitedLex, about the digital tools that this firms is using currently to addapt to the new technological paradigm What priorities should a law department have when it comes to digitally transfor...
Editor - 04 April 2021
The impact of automation in the legal sector. Know Documate
--- The Impact Lawyers interviewed Dorna Moini, CEO and Founder at Documate, is a no-code platform for creating robust document automation systems Throughout this interview, Moini tries to explain how automation is impacting the legal services of many law firms. 1.       Is au...
Editor - 05 March 2021
Which steps do lawyers need to take to innovate their work? Check out the new courses designed by Lucy Bassli
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Lucy Bassli, a highly regarded American lawyer who will now launch a series of online courses to help modernise lawyers' legal practices What inspired you to create the Modernizing your Legal Practice courseware? My passion to inspire and enable lawyers to innova...
Editor - 02 March 2021
40% of Companies Facing Enforcement Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech
--- A landmark survey of more than 1500 compliance leaders around the world has revealed major risks associated with digitalization, with 41 percent of those surveyed admitting their organization has already experienced enforcement investigations by regulators because of technology that was poorly ...
Baker Mckenzie - 08 February 2021
Only 30% of law firms use document management systems in the cloud
--- LOGICFORCE, a legal IT (Information Technology) consultancy, recently published the results of a survey of mid-sized law firms designed to assess the current state of law firms' use of technology, as well as their protocols             This year's report by L...
Editor - 07 February 2021
"Lawyers are discovering that they can rely on automation to ensure reliability in their decision-making"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Olga V. Mack, CEO of Parley Pro, a contract lifecycle management platform What is the main goal of Parley Pro? Parley Pro is a modern, (truly!) collaborative, and intuitive contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform that has pioneered digital negotiation techno...
Álvaro Navarro - 25 January 2021
FeeSolve (Fieldfisher), the platform that facilitates the practice of litigation funding
--- Fieldfisher has recently launched FeeSolve, a platform that enables the assessment of commercial claims in order to facilitate the choice of litigation funders among different legal proceedings The platform is the latest development of the firm's innovative self-funded risk management and fund...
Adelie Cordier - 22 January 2021
How artificial intelligence can reduce lawyers' work time
--- Law firms like large companies are using artificial intelligence programs to automate their work. In particular, there are programs that analyze algorithms and relevant information in documents, reducing the search work of lawyers Concept of the software Leverton is a patented, award-winning ...
Editor - 22 January 2021
Latest survey from Baker McKenzie and KPMG - The Future of Disputes: Are Virtual Hearings Here To Stay?
A UK report launching today by leading global law firm Baker McKenzie and KPMG UK highlights that 70% of surveyed legal professionals said they would prefer a virtual format for interim applications in the next civil dispute they are involved in. Based on a survey of 250 private practice and in-hou...
Editor - 15 January 2021
In-house counsel now have efficient, cost-effective way to evaluate their law firms’ data security practices
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced the formal launch of its new Data Steward Program (DSP) – the legal industry’s first and most comprehensive data security evaluation and accreditation program specifically designed for law firms and their corporate law department clien...
Editor - 18 December 2020
Deloitte advances its technological growth and acquires Kemp Little
Deloitte has acquired London-based technology firm Kemp Little, in a deal described as a "watershed" for its growing legal arm.  This agreement doubles the number of staff in the Deloitte Legal team in the UK to 170 lawyers. This has been one of the largest agreements between one of the big f...
Editor - 04 November 2020
Why is the Government of Singapore funding the technological upgrading of law firms?
If you are working in a law firm that has an office in Singapore, you cannot fail to be interested in the technology program for firms launched by the Singapore Ministry of Law in May 2019, which ends in January 2021. This program costs the first year of investment for the implementation and improv...
Álvaro Navarro - 18 September 2020 Singapore
Increased risk of data protection during the pandemic
During the confinement, many companies have had to adapt to the telework format. Many employees have worked days and weeks at home and all data was stored in the cloud.  Teleworking may have brought benefits, but it has also brought risks to both business and personal data protection. In her a...
Editor - 26 August 2020
How to manage the singing of electronic documents?
Due to the ongoing healthcare emergency caused by COVID-19, signing documents is one of the many activities that became more complex because of the extended lockdown period. Giulio Asquini and Francesca Porietto explain about this topic in their article “IT solutions for electronic documents ...
Editor - 14 August 2020
Clifford Chance presents document automation platform CC Dr@ft
CC Dr@ft is the name of the new document automation platform of Clifford Chance, a multinational law firm headquartered in London. It delivers document automation and counts with a solution design as well as onboarding and maintenance service.  Users of CC Dr@ft can rely on the help of the fir...
Editor - 13 August 2020
Interview with Carla Rydholm about Lex Machina´s new COVID-19 App
Carla Rydholm, Director of Product Management at Lex Machina, responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions regarding the new COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App they have launched in June in order to track the litigation impact of the COVID-19 crisis.   First of all, could you explain me a bi...
Christine Fuessel - 15 July 2020
Almost half of legal practitioners are concerned about the future of their profession
Nearly a half of international lawyers do not expect a bright future for their profession, a quarter of them are concern due to the impact of digitalization and the implementation of artificial intelligence and technology in the legal sector, according to the results published by The Mosaic Mood Ind...
Editor - 14 July 2020
Which countries and jurisdictions are most ready for autonomous vehicles?
The viability of autonomous cars is becoming a reality. Increasingly, many countries are establishing regulations for this emerging sector.  According to a study by KPMG entitled KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), the countries that are most prepared for autonomous vehicles are: ...
Editor - 13 July 2020
How can the artificial intelligence system help lawyers?
More and more Artificial Intelligence is spreading to all fields of legal practice, AI came to stay in the legal world and Luminance is a clear representation of it. Concept of your software Luminance is the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. Founded by mathematicia...
Editor - 13 July 2020
2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer Survey highlights relevance of technology for the legal sector
According to the 2020 Wolters Kluwer future ready lawyer survey, that deals with performance drivers and change in the legal sector, technology is at the center of top performance, as stated in a press release of the 5th of June, 2020.  Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional informa...
Christine Fuessel - 12 July 2020
Youth Rights Resource Compass released by Baker McKenzie and partners helps young people navigate through the COVID-19 crisis
On the 11th of June 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced the release of the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that seeks to help children and youngsters all around the globe inform themselves about what is still accessible to them during the times of the coronavirus crisis. ...
Christine Fuessel - 22 June 2020
Biggest M&A deal ever in electric vehicle sector in China, counselled by Freshfields
Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, has advised German automaker Volkswagen in regards to its major investments in Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (“JAC Motors”), as announced in a press release of June 1...
Editor - 18 June 2020 China
The “track and trace” of personal information amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, governments around the world have implemented a range of digital tracking, physical surveillance and censorship measures as a way to monitor, contain or mitigate the spread of the pandemic in their jurisdictions.   Countries including Austria, Singapore, Be...
Riette Engels-Van Zyl - 17 June 2020 South Africa
Legal AI platform INTELLLEX collects $2.1 million funding to modernise Knowledge-Based market
INTELLLEX artificial intelligence knowledge management legal platform has completed a $2.1 million funding round. The round was led by Quest Ventures, with the participation of Thomson Reuters, Insignia Ventures, K3 Ventures and a venture capital fund backed by the government of Singapore. Other ear...
Editor - 04 June 2020
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