Lawyers don’t need a ‘Second Life’ conference

In the time of lockdown, Nicole Black has pondered at ‘Above the Law‘ that:- Surely there’s a way to hold a virtual conference that’s more interactive and allows attendees to be more engaged with both vendors and other attendees. Nicole thinks we need something more than Zoom. Her suggestion is that we should have avatars…

Is the Atrium ‘pivot’ really shades of Clearspire?

Last week Atrium, the Californian law firm / legal tech company dedicated to serving the needs of startups, announced it was pairing back its law firm operation by laying off an unspecified number of lawyers (although it would appear to be most of them) and pivoting to their next phase of growth. They will apparently:-…

Legal Tech start-ups need to beware of the Thomson Reuters competition

This week Artificial Lawyer republished a press release from Thomson Reuters about a competition that they have launched:- Global legal publisher and tech company, Thomson Reuters (TR), is launching a new prize for RegTech and legal tech companies that could see the winner bag up to a $250,000 investment, partnership with the business, plus $15,000…

#JDHorizons London 2019 – The one without Justin

So you may recall that last year I won a life time pass to #JDHorizons (the annual conference organised by Janders Dean) as a result of dressing up as Willy Wonka. I didn’t have to dress up this year. Last year the invite was a chocolate bar with a golden ticket inside. This year it…

Travels through the Blawgosphere #3 : Legal Tech Start-ups

Over the past week or so I’ve seen some interesting tweets, articles, press releases, blog posts and a YouTube video about Legal Technology Start-ups. This is what caught my eye on this topic in the Blawgosphere:- Legal Tech Start-ups on the decline Raymond Blijd explained ‘Why I left my job?‘. It was apparently “to power world…

Debate on Legal Services Regulation in Scotland heats up on Twitter in advance of the live event in Glasgow

Legal Hackers Scotland are bringing together all the main players for a unique debate at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow next Wednesday (13 February) on the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland. Presentations and debate will be provided by a distinguished panel of speakers: Esther Roberton (Chair of the Review); Neil Stevenson (CEO of…

Reflections on 2018 Legal Tech Predictions

In January 2018 I made some legal technology predictions for that coming year. I’ll now look back and see how those predictions fared. Artificial Intelligence I predicted:- that in 2018 AI will continue to be a de rigueur slot in legal technology conferences. But delegates will continue to leave none the wiser as to what they are actually supposed…