Microsoft is conducting a survey to understand how and where the legal industry accesses and consumes information about legal operations, legal innovation, and the business of law. It plans to use the results to identify key content types and delivery channels, gain insight into who is listening to and participating in thought leadership in the industry, and learn how it can most effectively contribute to the conversation by sharing its approach. View Full Post
Here is a round-up of recent investment and deal news involving legal technology companies: Everlaw raises $25 million. Everlaw, a Berkeley, Calif., based e-discovery and litigation platform, has closed a a $25 million Series B funding round, with new investor Menlo Ventures leading the round and continued participation from Andreessen Horowitz. View Full Post
When the legal research service Casetext was first launched in 2013, its founders wanted to democratize access to the law by providing free access to legal research enhanced through crowdsourced annotations. As the company grew and took on venture capital, it increasingly targeted its sales and marketing to the large-firm market and implemented pricing appropriate to that market. View Full Post
I’ve just returned from a much-t00-brief visit to the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries in Baltimore. Although the conference started Saturday, family obligations kept me away until Monday. Then yesterday, flight cancellations along the east coast had me scrambling for a route home, forcing me to leave much earlier than I’d planned to catch the Amtrak to Boston. View Full Post
NetDocuments Names New Leadership As CEO Steps Aside to Care for Ailing Father The document-management company NetDocuments today named a new CEO, Josh Baxter, who has been president and COO since joining the company last year. Matt Duncan, who had been CEO since 2014, is stepping into the role of executive chairman, where he will continue to help drive the company’s strategic objectives while also taking time to care for his father, NetDocument cofounder Ken Duncan, who is battling late-stage Parkinson’s disease, the company said. View Full Post
LawToolBox Launches Deadline App for Microsoft Teams Legal professionals can now calculate and manage court deadlines from within Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s workplace collaboration software, with the release this week by court deadline calculator LawToolBox of its Deadline App for Microsoft Teams. This new app for Teams builds on the functionality of the company’s app LawToolBox365 Office for Legal, which is an Outlook add-in that integrates with Office 365 to enable legal professionals to manage court deadlines entirely from within Outlook. View Full Post
Yesterday I introduced my new podcast, and today I’m jumping right into episode #2. In this episode, I speak with two of the Thomson Reuters executives responsible for last week’s launch of Westlaw Edge, the company’s next-generation legal research platform that uses artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to help legal professionals find answers and perform research more efficiently. View Full Post