Two worlds not colliding – A2J

Which is the bigger access to justice story today? Is it the news about the The Law Council of Australia, at long last releasing the Final Report of The Justice Project, on Thursday 23 August 2018. It was originally planned to be released in November 2017? Is it the news about Legaltech company Legaler raising $1.5m to help build blockchain-based infrastructure that can be used by access to justice software applications? According to the Law Council of Australia: The Justice Project, overseen by an expert steering group led by the former Chief Justice of the High Court, the Hon. Robert […]

Legaler Raises $1.5 Million to Build Blockchain for the Future of Legal Services

Legaler, an Australian company building the blockchain infrastructure for the future of legal services, has raised $1.5m in a round led by MasterNode Ventures, joined by Pacific Blue Capital and a number of prominent legal industry figures. While 2 billion of the world’s population remain unbanked, and 3.5 billion live without access to the internet, Legaler is targeting the even greater figure of 4 billion people who live without access to justice around the world. Legaler CEO and Co-founder, Stevie Ghiassi, says it’s one of the greatest challenges facing society. “In developed countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, […]

100% digital conveyancing is coming but when? Sydney Seminar

David McDowell, eConveyancing Legal Consultant for the Office of the Registrar General, will share his expertise on the Timeline to 100% Digital in a free lunch and learn seminar to be held in the Sydney CBD. The seminar will be hosted by Smokeball at their offices (Level 8, 20 Bridge Street, Sydney) on Tuesday 18 September 2018, 12.00pm to 1.30pm. Register at this page At the event you will also have the opportunity to learn about Smokeball conveyancing software.   Smokeball has been designed specifically for conveyancing workflows. Features in the software have been strong on deadlines, calendar integration, task delegation, […]

Regtech startup Polibase gets set for pilot phase

A small Canberra-based startup has a giant ambition to make compliance simple for Australian organisations. The Polibase web platform helps organisations stay on-top of regulatory change and provides them with tools for managing compliance and understanding the regulatory landscape. If that sounds like a grand task for a startup to achieve, you can add to it that the coverage of jurisdictions is Australia-wide. If you’re thinking that this challenge is too ambitious then you probably haven’t examined the bios of the people who are working on the service. You can read more about the Polibase team at the end of this […]

IPH business Practice Insight sells Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle Products to CPA Global for $10m

IPH Limited’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Practice Insight Pty Limited, has completed the sale of two of its products, Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, to CPA Global, a leading intellectual property services and technology provider, for $10 million. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down existing debt, the company announced. As part of the transaction, Practice Insight will provide agreed transition support to the purchaser to assist in the migration of the products into its business. IPH Managing Director & CEO, Dr Andrew Blattman said the transaction was a positive outcome. “We are proud of the development of these […]

NetDocuments Accelerates Cloud Growth, Cloud Adoption within Legal Market

40+% annual growth, high user adoption and unprecedented ‘go-lives’ underscore cloud platform’s maturity and market acceptance NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments, today released statistics highlighting the company’s customer growth and continued rapid global market adoption. Now managing over 10 billion documents across 2,500 global customer firms, NetDocuments global cloud service continues to add, on average, 1.5 new customer firms per day. Successful implementations are also on record pace with more than 16,000 professionals across 350 customer firms having gone live on NetDocuments in the last 12 months. The […]

iManage announces two new products – iManage Drive + iManage Work 10.2

iManage Drive Enables Broader Adoption of iManage Work New add-in offers more ways for professionals to access and leverage documents stored in the industry’s leading Work Product Management system, even when off-line iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced iManage Drive, a new add-in module for iManage Work that enables professionals to manage documents inside iManage Work as easily as if it’s a hard drive. iManage Drive appears just like a local drive in Windows Explorer and Mac Finder allowing users to drag-and-drop, delete files and perform sophisticated file operations easily and rapidly in a familiar […]

Are we about to experience a 2012 employment market for lawyers?

Between June 2012 and June 2014 the number of solicitor jobs advertised on the internet fell by 32%. For the economy as a whole, the unemployment rate rose to 6.4% during 2014. During those years there were plenty of headlines about law firms shedding staff and the oversupply of law graduates. But then, things took a turn for the better. From June 2014 to June 2018 the number of jobs for solicitors advertised on the internet increased by 31%. The unemployment rate for the whole economy fell to 5.4% – as at June 2018. The experience of the past decade, […]