Law Society of Scotland sell badges to Accredit certain Legal Technologists only

The Law Society of Scotland have not done very well in recent times with their legal technology initiatives. I remember fondly the days of their Nothing but the Net Conferences when they ran well informed legal technology events. That was more than a decade ago. Ten plus years later and they are foundering ¬†with initiatives…

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Innovate Legal with Clio in Glasgow and in Edinburgh

Next month Clio are holding two Innovate Legal evenings in Scotland of discussion, technology and networking. First in Glasgow (8th October 2019 at The Studio, 67 Hope Street) and then in Edinburgh (10th October 2019 at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street). I have been invited to talk at both. The aim of these Innovate Legal…

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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…

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Taking the seven deadly sins of legal tech predictions to Cyprus

Next month I will be in Nicosia speaking at the Cyprus Legal Conference. My talk is on:- The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions There is much hype about robots taking over the work of lawyers. In this talk I will guide you through The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions to debunk…

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Lexpo Bot and The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions

As indicated previously I was to give a talk on The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions at Lexpo 2019 in Amsterdam. What I didn’t reveal at that time (I kept it for a surprise on the day) was that I would appear on stage dressed as Lexpo Bot. The reason for this was…

Document Automation is not a good use case for Lawyers Learning to Code

Artificial Lawyer has suggested in a recent article that if you have a good use case then lawyers should learn to code. The good use case, in his opinion, in this instance is yet another new document automation tool. Apparently Firelex is “a platform that allows for relatively straightforward coding to create your own bespoke…

Blockchain is just hype? Allen & Overy won’t worry

Artificial Lawyer published an article this week entitled ‘Blockchain Is Just Hype? Allen & Overy Doesn’t Think So‘. On Twitter Artificial Lawyer tweeted:- Is #blockchain just hype…? Nope. There are some distinct and very real use cases. I immediately assumed Allen & Overy had implemented some daft blockchain application within their firm of the Pinsent…

An alternative view on Legal Tech Conference Swag

A campaign to decrease the use of unnecessary swag at legal technology conferences #gagtheswag was launched last week by a group of GROWL (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) mentors who met at the Global Legal Hackathon in New York. Reporting on this new initiative Richard Tromans at Artificial Lawyer asks:- Ever noticed how much…