Law Firm Without Lawyers Needs Lawyers

South west of Darwin NT, in the Collalinga Central shopping centre, is Australia’s most technologically novel law firm, known as Law Firm Without Lawyers.  At Law Firm Without Lawyers, a client can sit down at a computer and draft legal documents such as a Will. Assisting the user is Ailira (Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Resource Assistant), as well as a real human being – a non-lawyer – whose role is to help the client navigate the software. The firm was established in late 2017. A new branch is opening in Karratha, WA and more branches are planned this year in other […]

Is your client who they say they are? The latest video technology combatting identity fraud scams

by InfoTrack. Last week, the Daily Mail Australia warned Australians of a scam email requesting receivers verify their identity to receive a tax refund. “Australians have been warned to be on high alert as a scam offering a tax refund in the New Year hits hundreds of inboxes around the country. The email read; ‘As a result of examination, we have made adjustments to your income to your tax return for the tax year ending 12-2019. To protect you from identity theft we need to verify your identity before we process the return and issue a refund. Please complete the identity […]

Home rental service incubates online arbitration platform

India: With more than 75,000 tenants using home rental startup NestAway, disputes arising out of their refusal to pay rents or bills is not uncommon. Because of the small sums involved, the disputes are usually resolved out of court through arbitration, based on a clause present in the rental contracts. But with arbitration still a cumbersome and costly process mandating both parties to be present for hearings and involving the submission of many documents, NestAway began looking at how tech can be used to speed up resolution and also reduce the cost. Read more here 

The end of the to do app journey

By Peter Frankl. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t use a to do list? If you don’t and your life isn’t totally messed up, I want to know how you do it. For me it’s been a journey, a to do list app journey. I’m betting that it’s been the same for you. My to do life changed with the discovery of a free tool called Workflowy. I still use it a bit but it is not currently my main app. The strength of Workflowy is its simplicity. I’m a big believer that all of your to dos should […]

Single Platform for Legal Technology Prepares for Commercial Launch with US$3m of Additional Funding

Reynen Court LLC has secured US$3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.  Backed by a consortium of nineteen leading global law firms and designed to accelerate the legal industry’s adoption of AI and other new technologies, Reynen Court’s platform has been live in Beta stage since August of 2019. More than fifty law firms and corporate legal departments are working towards a platform launch in the first part of the new year, and over 120 third-party legal tech vendors are in the process of making their products available on the platform.   The Reynen […]

Juro raises US$5m Series A from USV to make contracts more collaborative

Juro, the end-to-end contract management platform, has raised a US$5m Series A led by New York-based Union Square Ventures (USV) – the backers of Twitter, Twilio, Etsy and Kickstarter – in a rare US-to-Europe investment in legal tech. USV was joined in the round by existing investors including Point Nine Capital, Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (co-founder of TransferWise) and Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed). The Series A takes Juro’s total funds raised to $8m. Juro ( transforms legal contracts from static files into dynamic, modular agreements that integrate seamlessly with core business processes like Sales and HR workflows. With a helping […]

Smokeball is now a full end-to-end Legal Practice Management System

Smokeball is now a full end-to-end Legal Practice Management System complete with matter types for family law, estates, leasing, litigation, conveyancing and conveyancing business law. To celebrate they are hitting the road in March 2020 for their Firms of the Future Roadshow. Smokeball is out to change and shape the legal software industry by bringing the most innovative and powerful technology to their clients so they can be the most successful businesses they can be. They are hosting this roadshow series in major cities across Australia not only to speak to the industry about their new all-inclusive software offering, but […]

Australia’s first Artificial Intelligence Employee Legal Assistant Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Designed by people with legal knowledge, built by a local AI firm, and powered by Amazon Lex, Riqi is available on IRIQ Law’s website 24/7 to assist employees who are having difficulties at work in regard to unfair dismissal, unlawful terminations, workplace bullying, workplace discrimination, underpayments and general protections.   IRIQ Law have partnered with Blackbook AI to design and launch Riqi following extensive testing over the last 12 months. IRIQ Law Managing Legal Practitioner Director, Theresa Moltoni says that Riqi will assist law firms to provide a richer experience for clients, efficiency and cost savings with a careful regard for the proper exercise of professional obligations built in to each […]

Free land documentation for bushfire-affected Aussies

Australian home owners affected by the devastating bushfires will be provided with free and immediate land title documentation in a bid to assist victims in dealing with any urgent financial, insurance or administrative needs. A leading legal technology provider, GlobalX has announced it would be offering this free service to anyone affected by the bushfires to help ease the immeasurable stress many displaced Australians are currently experiencing. GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said lawyers and conveyancers were receiving an increase in enquiries from affected residents of bushfire-affected areas who had no way of tracing the documentation needed for assistance from banks […]

Sprintlaw secures $1.2 million in capital raise

Tech-powered legal startup, Sprintlaw, has announced that it has secured $1.2 million in its first equity capital raise. Funding came from a collection of strategic angel investors and will be used to support Sprintlaw’s growth and development of proprietary tech solutions for the legal industry. Founded in 2017, Sprintlaw is at the forefront of NewLaw in Australia — operating completely online to connect startups and small businesses with cost-effective, user friendly legal solutions. Over the past three years, Sprintlaw’s team of expert lawyers and technologists have provided legal help to over 7,000 businesses. This latest announcement comes as the law […]