LegalTech New York 2012

Drafting documents and researching cases is time-intensive, and any new tool that makes the process easier is sure to be appreciated by all practicing attorneys.  LXBN TV got a chance to talk with Suzanne Petren-Moritz of LexisNexis about a recently released product from LexisNexis that does just that.  Suzanne, the Vice President and Managing Director of the new Practice Advisor, gave us an inside look at why lawyers and other legal professionals should be looking…
LegalTech New York 2012 was a great experience for me personally for a number of different reasons.  Going to New York, meeting industry leaders, and helping coordinate the largest journalistic project I’ve ever been involved with are just a few of those reasons.  However, my favorite part of LegalTech was getting a chance to sit in on some truly thought provoking sessions with government officials, legal practitioners, and scholars.  The last session I got an…
One of the many great things about LegalTech New York 2012 was the personal aspect of meeting the men and women behind so many different companies.  In particular, Andrew Sieja, CEO and founder of kCura, gave a great inside look into kCura’s Relativity and how it gives it an edge over the other new e-discovery systems out there as well as how it fits into the newest e-discovery trends.  Here’s his discussion with…
While our very official-looking LexBlog backdrop for LegalTech was a great addition to our interviews at the conference, it was nice to get a couple of interviews in at exhibitor booths as well.  Here, we have one such interview with Jeff Arvin and Dave DiCicco of LexisNexis as they discuss Lexis for Microsoft Office, a document drafting tool designed specifically to work in concert with Microsoft applications. …
In my interview with Onit CEO Eric Elfman, we discuss what Onit is, Onit Apps and what the year ahead holds for Onit. Onit is taking the app model to the enterprise desktop. They don’t want to sell a big piece of software to people, they want to solve very target problems for their customers. Coming up in 2012, Onit plans to really push the Onit App Builder, allowing third parties and customers…
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, predictive coding aside, there wasn’t a bigger topic at LegalTech New York 2012 than cloud computing. In my interview with Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port, we discuss the growing rate of adoption for cloud-based products like his, along with new features in Rocket Matter. These new features include document assembly, which takes the existing data in the contact management and the matter management and merges it with any…
In almost every industry, we’re seeing business models that simply aren’t working, especially when it comes to content consumption. Print journalism, movie rentals and music—they’ve all changed drastically. The same holds true in the legal industry, and Fastcase stands as a major player when in the industry shift in legal research. In my interview with Fastcase President Philip Rosenthal we discuss broken business models, Fastcase’ excellent iPad app, how 2011 went for his company and…
The big topic at LegalTech New York this year was predictive coding.  We certainly heard our fair share of it during our interviews, and multiple sessions covered the topic as well.  So it was nice to hear a presenter bring the topic back to the attorneys and litigators that have to direct the e-discovery searches, which ultimately determines the information that is discovered.  Craig Carpenter, the GC and VP of Marketing at Recommind,…
When it comes to social media, lawyers often find themselves wondering how many social media tools should be utilized, and how often.  While there’s no hard and fast answer to either of those questions, there are some interesting emerging trends in the legal industry.  Aaron Schoenherr, a founding partner in Greentarget, stopped by LXBN TV to discuss a recent report that tracked social media use by in-house counsel to answer a few key…
Day two of LegalTech New York 2012 started off with a great keynote presentation by Don Tapscott, co-author of Macrowikinomics. Don discussed how the constantly changing landscape of new technologies has effected how younger generations view traditional business models and government regulations, among a number of other topics. After, Don talked with us here at LXBN TV about a few of these points, including how lawyers can participate in the conversation and culture.…