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    6 Books By Lawyers To Dig Into This Summer

    Summer is the season for cracking open a page-turner. Here, Law360 Pulse has rounded up six new books written by lawyers, ranging from legal thrillers to memoirs.

  • Arthur Cox, Clarilis And FromCounsel Launch M&A Doc Suite

    Legal tech startups Clarilis and FromCounsel announced on Thursday a partnership with Dublin-based law firm Arthur Cox LLP for the launch of an automated mergers and acquisitions document suite specifically designed for the Irish legal market.

  • UK Legal Tech Developer Lawtech 365 Closes Seed Round

    U.K.-based legal tech developer Lawtech 365, which offers a set of apps related to onboarding, legal advice and e-signatures, closed an "oversubscribed" seed funding round, the startup announced on Thursday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    In this week’s news, the legal industry saw one large law firm open up an office in Seattle, another appoint a new chair, and a third announce it is going fully remote for the month of August. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is ...

    While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench, with one justice again standing out as the court's chattiest member this term.

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    Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

    The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.

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    Recession Fears Force Firms To Reevaluate Associate Needs

    The hot job market for associates is cooling down, legal recruiters say, and while none have seen layoffs, they are noticing that law firms are making adjustments as they prepare for a potential recession.

  • Polish Contract Co. Pergamin Raises $1.2M

    Polish legal technology startup Pergamin reportedly closed a $1.2 million seed funding round on Thursday.

  • Gavelytics' Closure Reveals Litigation Analytics' Limitations

    The sudden closure of a litigation analytics platform sheds light on the potential vulnerabilities of similar providers in the space.

  • 3 Legal Tech Cos. Launch New Privacy, Compliance Center

    Cimplifi, formerly Compliance Discovery Solutions, announced on Wednesday the launch of a new security, privacy and compliance center made in conjunction with two other legal tech companies, Calamu and SafeGuard Privacy.

  • BigLaw Coalition Debuts New Format For Cap Tables

    A coalition of BigLaw firms, including Goodwin Procter LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Cooley LLP, and equity management software providers have released a new standardized format for company capitalization tables to help startups and investors.

  • LeClairRyan Trustee Approved For $21M UnitedLex Settlement

    A Virginia bankruptcy judge approved a $21 million settlement between the Chapter 7 trustee for defunct law firm LeClairRyan PLLC and the legal services provider she accused of bleeding the firm of millions and driving it into liquidation.

  • Tech Co. Assembly Legal Changes Name After Busy Year

    Case management software provider Assembly Legal announced on Tuesday a name change to Assembly Software, following recent expansion at the legal technology company.

  • Wolters Kluwer Acquires Spain-Based Legal Tech Co.

    Information services company Wolter Kluwer NV is expanding its presence in Spain's legal market with its acquisition of legal practice management software Level Programs SL on Tuesday.

  • Ontra Acquires Document Software For Fund Managers

    Contract automation and intelligence provider InCloud LLC, which does business as Ontra, boosted its product Tuesday with its acquisition of FundFormer, a document provider for fund managers and investors.

  • Attorney Satisfaction Remains High 3 Years After Graduation

    About 82% of attorneys reported that they are satisfied with their overall legal careers three years after they graduated from law school, a tick down from last year's finding of 85%, according to a report released Monday from the National Association for Law Placement.

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    Why Attorney Bios Are A Cybersecurity Risk For Law Firms

    Online attorney biographies and similar marketing material pose "dangerous" cybersecurity risks to law firms and their clients by making phishing attacks, wire fraud and hacking easier, experts say.

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    Benesch Establishes Presence In The Metaverse

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff has established a metaverse presence, the first firm among the United States' 200 most profitable firms by revenue to do so, according to an announcement Sunday.

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    Legal Tech Co. Disco Opens HQ In Downtown Austin

    Legal technology giant CS Disco Inc. officially opened the doors of its new headquarters in downtown Austin on Monday, the firm announced.

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    Firms Look To Cover Out-Of-State Abortion Care After Dobbs

    A growing number of law firms are offering to cover the costs of out-of-state reproductive care for their employees in the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

  • Dye & Durham Shrinks Bid After Regulatory Backlash

    Legal and business workflow software company Dye & Durham Ltd. on Monday lowered its bid to acquire financial services company Link Administration Holdings Ltd., known as Link Group, from AU$5.50 ($3.81) per share to AU$4.30 per share.

  • Weber Gallagher Welcomes IT Director in Philly

    Midsize law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP has added a new director of information technology to its Philadelphia office.

  • Legal Software Co. Accused Of Stealing 'LegalForce' TM

    California-based intellectual property firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide PC filed a trademark lawsuit in federal court on Friday against the Japanese contract management platform LegalForce Inc., which closed an investment round of over $100 million just a day earlier.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Casepoint, Forrest Solutions

    A legal technology company achieving special government authorization tops this roundup of recent industry news.

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    5 Tips For Making The Jump From Law Firms To Legal Tech

    Thinking of joining the exodus of talent from law firms to legal technology companies? While some say it's the best decision they've ever made, you should look before you leap, experts agree.

Expert Analysis

  • How Law Firms Can Innovate Amid Rising Client Demands Author Photo

    As clients increasingly tell law firms to integrate new legal technologies, firms should consider service delivery advancements that directly address the practice of law and can truly distinguish them — both from a technology and talent perspective, say members of Axiom Consulting.

  • The Case That Showed Me The Value Of E-Discovery Plans Author Photo

    Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.

  • What Litigators Can Expect From The Metaverse Author Photo

    As virtual reality continues to develop, litigators should consider how it will affect various aspects of law practice — from marketing and training to the courtroom itself — as well as the potential need for legal reforms to ensure metaverse-generated data is preserved and available for discovery, says Ron Carey at Esquire Deposition Solutions.

  • Why You Should Leverage AI For Privilege Review Author Photo

    While many lawyers still believe that a manual, document-by-document review is the best approach to privilege logging, certain artificial intelligence tools can bolster the traditional review process and make this aspect of electronic document review more efficient, more accurate and less costly, say Laura Riff and Michelle Six at Kirkland.

  • How Dynamic Project Management Can Help Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Keys To Digitizing Inefficient Contract Management Processes Author Photo

    Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.

  • Law Firm Tips For Evaluating AI And Machine Learning Tools Author Photo

    Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.

  • Learning How To Code Can Unleash New Potential In Lawyers Author Photo

    Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • The Importance Of Client Engagement In Law Firm Innovation Author Photo

    As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

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