LAW FIRM INNOVATIONS
Allen & Overy brings leading legal tech and reg tech start-ups to Singapore for a week of innovation and inspiration
- Allen & Overy will host Fuse AsiaWeek in Singapore from 12-16 November, 2018 to bring together legal technology companies from its collaborative London innovation space Fuse, early-stage Singapore-based start-ups, government representatives, and clients. This event is the first of its kind in Asia. Tim Beech, a Partner at Allen & Overy, commented:
Many of the financial institutions and corporations we have spoken with are enthusiastic about Fuse AsiaWeek, which brings to the forefront the challenges they face, together with innovative technologists and the capabilities of a global law firm to find solutions. Clients are keen to talk to us about our experience of working with other clients to help them benchmark themselves and to identify new opportunities. [Allen & Overy, Nov 7]
Bennett Jones deploys HighQ to enhance client experience
- Bennett Jones has launched a firm-wide, branded collaboration portal built on the HighQ platform to improve the delivery of its legal services to clients around the globe. The firm will leverage HighQ’s software to empower better collaboration, project management, client experience, and overall productivity. Kate R. Simpson, National Director of Knowledge Management at Bennett Jones, said:
HighQ is not a one-size-fits-all technology; what we might use the platform for is limited only by our imaginations. We wanted to give our clients access to the leading technologies in the legal sphere. HighQ’s platform allows us to do just that, and in the knowledge that we have partnered with the leading provider for security, vision and legal experience. [Legal IT Insider, Nov 8]
Singapore’s Rajah & Tann Acquires an E-Discovery Startup
- Rajah & Tann Asia, the Singaporean law firm, has acquired LegalComet, an artificial intelligence-powered legal tech startup focused on e-discovery. LegalComet also provides forensic technology services, including data acquisition and preservation, recovery of deleted data and passwords, and cyber breach investigation. According to Rajesh Sreenivasan, a Partner at Rajah & Tann, advances in technology have enabled lawyers to do many mundane, repeatable tasks with incredible speed and accuracy. [The American Lawyer, Nov 8]
Law Students turn Legal Knowledge into innovative Apps at first Hogan Lovells Hackathon with BRYTER
- Hogan Lovells organized a Legal Tech Hackathon for law students at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany from 26 to 27 October, 2018. The aim was to transform analog legal knowledge into digital, interactive software solutions on BRYTER, a no-code building platform to automate expert knowledge. Stefan Schuppert, the Head of the Hogan Lovells’ German offices, commented:
This first hackathon by Hogan Lovells in Germany has brought a startup atmosphere to our boardroom in Düsseldorf. Here we develop the products that are important for the client. It’s not just about having good lawyers who understand companies. They also have to master a modern language – the language of computer science. In addition, the companies of our contact partners are becoming increasingly digital. Accordingly, they expect us to provide solutions that fit into this digital world. [Legal Tech Blog, Nov 3]
AWARDS ON LEGAL TECHNOLOGY
LEAP Wins Two Awards At The British Legal Technology Awards 2018
- LEAP, a legal practice management software, has won awards for Innovation in Legal Services and Supplier of the Year – Small & Medium Enterprise at the recently held British Legal Technology Awards. The award recognises how solution providers are driving the future of technology in legal services, accelerating the pace of change whilst transforming the competitive landscape with innovative technologies, platforms and services. [Today’s Conveyancer, Nov 8]
Missouri Lawyers Media to present 16 awards for legal innovation
- Missouri Lawyers Media will celebrate attorneys and businesses from around the state with its Top Legal Innovation Awards for their work to drive new practice areas, services and business strategies. The awards will be presented to honorees in three categories – Emerging practice areas, saluting firms or attorneys who identify and support a practice area in an emerging legal field and are among the first to develop expertise. [Missouri Lawyers Media, Nov 5]
FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2019 open for submissions
- The Financial Times invited law firms and in-house legal teams to submit their nominations for the 2019 Innovative Lawyers report and awards for the Asia-Pacific region. The nominations will be accepted for four broad categories – legal expertise, the business of law/operations, access to justice and rule of law, and innovative individuals. [Financial Times, Nov 2]
Which Law School Offers Students The Best In Legal Tech?
- The PreLaw Magazine attempted to rank university law schools which prepares its legal students for the future of law, with increased emphasis on the legal tech education. The list included 30 schools, with Suffolk University Law School securing the winning position, followed by UC Berkeley, Arizona State, Santa Clara Law and the University of Colorado. [Law Fuel, nov 7]
LEGALTECH CONFERENCES AND PODCASTS
Legal Innovation and Tech Fest, 2019
The Legal Innovation and Tech Fest will be held on 10-11 June, 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. The event will focus on the upcoming technology, ideas and innovations that can transform the way law firms and in-house legal teams operate.
Law Firm Apps: Does Your Law Firm Need an App?
In this recent podcast, the Lawsome Host Paul Julius discussed the importance of law firm apps with the creator of YourFirm app, Chris Smith. To listen to this podcast, click here
Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC)
LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC) will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on 8-11 January, 2019. The conference will bring together over 400 participants across the justice community to explore innovative use of technology to promote better access to services and ensure high-quality legal representation for low-income people.