LAW FIRM INNOVATION
Clarilis Partners with TLT to Offer its Clients Document Automation
- Clarilis has partnered with UK law firm, TLT, to provide document automation services so clients can create, review, negotiate, store and analyze documents. [Artificial Lawyer, May 28]
Legal Week Announces U.K.’s Top Legal Tech Incubators
Legal Week rounds up the incubator-style programs run by top U.K. firms:
- Allen & Overy: A&O’s Fuse is an innovation program run from the firm’s London headquarters which works with companies at various stages of development, who focus on legal or regulatory technology.
- Slaughter and May: The firm runs two programs – Fast Forward and Collaborate. Fast Forward offers selected companies up to £30,000 of free legal and business services, and access to a panel of top technology experts and investors. Collaborate is a new program for legal tech startups at all stages of development.
- Clifford Chance: Create+65 is a legaltech-focused program based in the firm’s new Singapore innovation hub, supported by Singapore’s economic and legal industry development agencies.
- Ashurst: Digital Ventures is a new tech development and investment division which is focused on building digital products to be sold to clients.
- Dentons: Dentons runs NextLaw Labs, NextLaw Ventures and Space Camp.
- Hogan Lovells: The firm’s Global FinTech Mentor and Momentum Program gives up to 10 fintech companies a year £25,000 in free legal services and additional support through mentoring and networking opportunities with its clients.
- CMS: CMS’ equIP is a three-year global program open to early stage companies with substantial intellectual property needs.
- Simmons & Simmons: Simmons runs FinTech Fund, which selects four fintech companies a year to share up to £100,000 in free legal advice.
- Addleshaw Goddard: AG Elevate is a 10-month program open to fintech companies that have received seed or series A funding.
- Mishcon de Reya: MDR Lab is a 10-week legal–tech focused program for early to growth stage companies. [Law.com, May 28]
Seal to Launch NLP Model Marketplace in Collaboration Move
- Seal Software has launched a marketplace aimed for clients to eventually share, or sell, their own NLP models to other users of the platform. [Artificial Lawyer, May 31]
EffortlessLegal Announces Launch of GroupFund Legal Application
- EffortlessLegal, a Chicago-based tech company bringing advanced automation and machine-learning products to the legal space, has launched GroupFund Legal, a crowdfunding platform that secures the way law firms, businesses, individuals, and trade groups pay for legal fees and raise funds. [Benzinga, May 26]
Norton Rose and BRYTER Launch York Law School Tech Module
- Norton Rose Fulbright and workflow automation and expert system company Bryter, are working together with York Law School to develop a new Law & Technology module for students. [Artificial Lawyer, May 30]