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Online Legal Services

I updated this list in May 2012. At that time, I checked and confirmed all links. Since then, I have added services I have since found, noted below (just above the list of services in smaller type). As usual, link rot may occur.

See also my occasional blog posts about Online Legal Services category and my articles about delivering advice via the web.

This list tracks large law firms that deliver legal advice, guidance, or documents via the web. It may not be comprehensive or complete. It does not include Extranets, Deal Rooms, training systems, or matter management systems. It does not include a group of start-up companies, which began emerging sometime after 2010, that offer what might be substitutes for law firm advice.

If you know of or find additional instances of large law firm online legal services, please contact me and include the URL.

You can view prior versions of this list:  January 2006 and January 2004.

[New entries since May 2012:
DLA Blue Edge CyberTrak(Jan 2015); A&O aosphere (Jan 2015);  WilmerHale Launch (Jan 2015); Fenwick SeriesSeed (Jan 2015); Baker Donelson – Mitigated Risk (Oct 2014); Shearman & Sterling – Volcker Assistant (Aug 20140: Davis Polk – Volcker Portal (Aug 2014);  Cooley – CooleyGo (Jul 2014); Ogletree – O-D Comply (Jan 2014).
“New” here does not necessarily mean new to market, just newly discovered by me.]


Firm Service Name and URL Short Service Overview
Addleshaw Goddard Torchlight Tracks future legal and regulatory developments in financial services (Retail Banks, Commercial Banks, Insurance, and Wealth and Asset Management firms). Issue summaries, sorting/select by impact, reporting, email updates
Addleshaw Goddard CV Register Matching service – private equity and corporate clients with senior executives
Allen & Overy Online Servicesaosphere Multiple services: derivatives, debt and equity markets, bank lending, employment law, compliance, and antitrust
Allen & Overy Derivative Services Netting, collateral taking and pre-trade due diligence
Baker Donelson Mitigated Risks LLC Franchisor Toolkit
Baker & McKenzie LawInContext Multiple services: trade, antitrust, financial services, anti-corruption, tax
Baker & McKenzie CDM Rulebook CDM Rulebook (Clean Development Mechanics)
Bryan Cave eCave NoZone, Insider Zone, FCPA Zone
Clifford Chance Online Services Multiple services: finance, energy, telecomm, anti-corruption, antitrust, trade, M&A
CMS Cameron McKenna Law-Now Multiple services: construction, financial services, other
Cooley LLP CooleyGo Start-up advice and documents
Davis Polk Dodd Frank Tracker Dodd Frank Regulatory Tracker
Davis Polk Volcker Portal Compliance with Volcker Rule
DLA Piper’s wholly
owned Blue Edge Lab
CyberTrak Global Cybersecurity Information
DLA Piper Related Sites Multiple services: rapid response, uKnow (empl & pension), real estate, US venture pipeline, sourcing, HR
Eversheds International Funds Net International Funds Net
Fenwick & West Series Seed Start-up advice and documents
Foley & Lardner KnowledgeGate KnowledgeGate (manage high tech transactions)
Foley & Lardner Private Equity Matchmaker 2.0 Private Equity Matchmaker 2.0
Freshfields Online Services Employment and pensions law; Financial services network,
Gilbert & Tobin Trade Mark Aid Trade Marks
Goodwin Procter Founders Workbench Founder’s Workbench® provides access to critical forms, memoranda, best practices and other resources to enable capital efficient company formation.
Heenan Blaikie AccessPrivacy Guide to Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and other Canadian privacy / access laws
Hogan Lovells Anchovy Domain Name Guide Domain Name Guide and Management
Indigo Venture Law Offices Attorney Prepared Documents Multiple business documents at fixed fee per document. [Example of a small B2B law firm online service.]
Keller and Heckman LLP
LegalZoom LegalZoom Legal document creation.  (Example of a consumer and small business offering, not from a law firm.)
Linklaters Blue Flag Multiple services: financial compliance, data protection, term sheet generator
Littler Littler CaseSmart™, GPS, and Monitor Multiple services: intelligent case management; database of state + federal laws and regs on range of labor law; quarterly and monthly employment legislation updates
Mayer Brown Structured Finance Structured finance
Mills & Reeve Online Services Multiple services: CPO, health, HR, procurement
Minter Ellison Online Services Multiple services: lease management, anti-money-laundering, retirement, other
Minter Ellison Construction Law Made Easy Construction Law Made Easy
Morgan Lewis Environmental Law Microsite for Environmental Law
Morgan Lewis FERC Microsite for FERC law
Morrison & Foerster FranknDodd Dodd Frank Regulatory Tracker
Morrison & Foerster Summit Privacy Summit Privacy [note acquired but still lists MoFo]
Norton Rose Online Services Multiple Services: compliance, automated documents, risk management, other content
Ogletree Deakins O-D Comply Suite of labor and employment compliance services
Orrick Start-Up Toolkit Start-Up Toolkit, incl forms and Term Sheet Generator
Pinsent Masons Out-Law Legal updates / guides
Perkins Coie startupPerColator Form your startup and get a jump on your competition
Shearman & Sterling The One-Stop Resource on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Shearman & Sterling Volcker Assistant Helps banks comply with the Volcker Rule
Simmons & Simmons eLexica Content across many legal topics
Skadden Arps Consumer Financial Services Enforcement and Litigation News, publications, speeches, research guide, cases
Steptoe & Johnson Encryption Guide Int’l Encryption Guide (microsite)
Sullivan & Cromwell Dodd-Frank Developments Dodd Frank Developments
White & Case WC Universe White & Case Universe (employment and benefits)
Wilson Sonsini WSGR Term Sheet Generator WSGR Term Sheet Generator with link to Private Company Financing Trends
WilmerHale WilmerHale Launch Start-up advice and documents