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AI in Law: From Theory to Practice

I am attending the session AI in Law: From Theory to Practice, live at ILTACon 2017. The International Legal Technology Association annual conference is the preeminent global legal tech conference. The moderator is Andrew Arruda (CEO, ROSS Intelligence). Panelsts are Jonathan Talbot (

Myths, Realities and Future of AI + Automation in the Law (Live #ILTACON)

I am attending the session Myths, Realities and Future of AI + Automation in the Law, live at ILTACon 2017. The International Legal Technology Association annual conference is the preeminent global legal tech conference. The moderator is Andrew Arruda (CEO, ROSS Intelligence) and the

The Growing Importance of Tech-Enabled Law Practice

We can now make a very strong case for the growing importance of tech-enabled law practice. Of course, all law firms and law departments have technology. But mere infrastructure no longer suffices. Rather, lawyers must move to tech-enabled law practice to improve efficiency. Two devel

The Last Mile of Contracts: Why Human Teams Are Still Essential

You might think that everything about contracts has been automated. But in fact, that’s not true. Here’s a quick rundown on technology for contracts and why we still need humans to help create, analyze, and manage contracts. Mainstream media regularly reports about robots and artifici

Law Firm Profitability + Service Delivery: What the Altman Weil Survey Says

Law firm management needs to think more about their clients. Right now, they expend more energy on boosting profitability with inward measures than they do on client service. That cannot be sustainable. Protecting long-term profitability requires focusing on clients, specifically bett

Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market

[My business partner Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company co-authored this blog post. It was first published by the International Association of Legal Technology (ILTA) at the ILTA KM blog and the ILTA corporate blog, both on 25 May 2017.] The document management, search and AI spa

Legal Artificial Intelligence (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Legal Artificial Intelligence. The panelists: Katie Atkinson, Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool Daniel Katz, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of LexPredict (a

Building the Exponential Law Firm (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Building the Exponential Law Firm. Rohit Talwar, a futurist, is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9, 2017. I post as a session ends, so please forgive any typos or errors in my understanding. Th

Gaining the Benefits of Legal AI for In-House Counsel

How can in-house counsel gain the benefits of legal artificial intelligence (AI)? That is the question I answered on April 12, 2017 in a webinar for the Buying Legal Council, the trade organization for legal procurement. The slides are below; I present here a brief synopsis of my talk

Upping the Game in Large Law Firm Online Legal Services

In December 2016, Goodwin announced an expansion of its Founders Workbench online legal service for emerging companies via a partnership with Shoobx. I follow large law firm online legal services carefully, so wanted to learn more about this move. This year, I spoke with Goodwin partn