Jean O'Grady

Latest Articles

If you  were unable to attend the live presentation of this program at Legal Tech  in NY in February, the program will be repeated as a webinar co-sponsored by the  PLLIP Education and Professional Development Committee and AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee. Date: April 25th, 2019 Time: Noon EST Program Description Costs are exploding. Staffing is tight. Budgets need to be maintained. Whether you buy or build new legal knowledge and technology products, there is…
Note: My apologies- this was originally posted with a mistaken reference to Intelligize instead of Intelliconnect. Last week I reported the first installment of results from the Dewey B Strategic Hits and Misses Survey in Terminal Outrage: Results of the 2018-19 Hits and Misses Survey Pt.1. Today I am reporting on the best New Products by various categories — excluding Analytics Products which will be reported in a separate post. Here are the results:…
Wolters Kluwer is the Global Sponsor for the Global Legal Hackathon.  The Final Round Gala will take place in NYC on May 4th.  Wolters Kluwer is making a limited number of complimentary tickets ($75k value) available to readers of this blog. Please email me at jogdc1@gmail.com by April 17th. Tickets will be distributed on a first come basis.…
The major takeaway from the 2018-19 Dewey B Strategic Hits and Misses Survey is that consumers of legal information regard 2018 as “a miss.” The problem wasn’t so much the products—although products play an important role in triggering the discontent. The major problem is the behavior of legal publishers. Legal publishing is a mature market and yet vendors expect to grow their profit margins without having a good understanding of what their customers consider to…
Today Fastcase is announcing yet another pair of alliances with a pair of legal vendors in the expert witness space: JurisPro  and Courtroom Insight. The combined content from the two companies will provide over 100,000 expert witness profiles and integrate the Courtroom Insight expert witness knowledge management solution within the Fastcase platform. It will be available to subscribers to the Fastcase 7 Venus Platform. This is breaking news and I have not yet…
Today LexisNexis is launching a major transformation of their Customer Relationship Management  (CRM) product InterAction for Microsoft Office 365. InterAction has been the leading CRM solution in the large law market. CRM’s are no longer a stand alone digital rolodex. They are being leveraged by firms to enhance both knowledge management and business intelligence initiatives. Interaction for Office 365 is designed to drive major workflow efficiencies because it connects director tp Outlook, Word, and Excel.…
Today Wolters Kluwer is releasing the 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey. The study was conducted between December 10, 2018 and Jan 13, 2019. It is based on interviews with 700 lawyers in law firms legal departments and business service firms across the US and 10 European countries. The report also includes insights from legal industry thought leaders  including Bob Ambrogi, Marcus Hartung, Dean Sonderegger, Jeroen Zweers and myself. The press release quotes Stacy Caywood, CEO,…
This year the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting will be held July 13th to 16 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. AALL 2019 will celebrate the innovators within the legal information profession and highlight the skills, talents, and attributes that benefit  the institutions  they serve. The Educational sessions cover a wide range of practical and substantive issues including hot topics such as GDPR, Privacy, analytics and the #metoo movement. Attendees can…
Fastcase keeps picking up new partnerships to expand the scope of their offerings well beyond their original focus on AI enhanced primary law. My first  Fastcase blogpost  8 years ago  was subtitled the “Little  Engine that Could” and boy have they exceeded my expectations.  Like the “energizer bunny – they just keep on going” and growing! Starting today Fastcase subscribers will get access to select titles from the American Bar Association. In the press release…
Today Casemaker is announcing an expanded relationship with vLex a global legal research provider. Members of the Casemaker Bar Association Consortium will  have an opportunity to get access to vLex intelligent legal research assistant, Vincent. Several months ago I wrote about the very unique functionality in vLex’s Vincent. It is the only legal research product that can simultaneously analyse documents in two languages– English and Spanish and deliver results across multiple jurisdictions. Users of Casemaker4,…