A free course to empower lawyers with Microsoft Word skills

‘Thriving Lawyers’ – The Word course for legal document best practice launches 25 June Go5plus, professional services solution provider, has launched its first complimentary Microsoft Word online training course designed for lawyers.  Legal document services experts, Bluebird Support Services will run the first session on Thursday 25 June. Go5Plus and Bluebird recognise that achieving efficiency and increasing the quality of work output begins with the lawyers’ core activities.  With current working arrangements, obstacles to workflow can have a significant impact on lawyer productivity. This complimentary training has been designed specifically for lawyers to address issues that are most commonly experienced […]

The biggest legal technology event in the world is coming to you – virtually

This is an opportunity for Aussies who have always wanted to go to an ILTACON but haven’t because of the cost and travel commitments. Even better, you may not have to take any time off work because sessions will be held overnight Australian time. Details are not yet available although the organisers have stated that they are planning sessions across all time zones. The cost for the five day event is US$599.00 (US$350.00 for members). There are also day passes. Official Announcement: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced that the in-person ILTACON 2020 meeting will become a fully-virtual […]

NetDocuments Introduces ChatLink … New Way to Work with Microsoft Teams

Teams integration signifies major investment in overall collaboration strategy NetDocuments has announced the availability of ChatLink, an integration that links Microsoft Teams to NetDocuments. With ChatLink, Teams users now connect channels with NetDocuments workspaces and secure threads. ChatLink enables users to continue working inside the Microsoft Teams interface while maintaining complete access to NetDocuments workspaces and conversations within ndThread to adhere to compliance and governance rules. As the legal industry is often faced with content and document governance challenges, ChatLink solves for this by easily bringing NetDocuments into the Teams experience. Administrators can manually or programmatically associate a channel with an […]

BRYTER Announces a US$16m Series A investment led by Dawn Capital and Accel

We have previously described Bryter as a tool for the no-code coding lawyer. BRYTER enables non-programmers to develop automated workflows. Official announcement from BRYTER: We are very excited to announce a $16 million Series A funding led by two of the global leading enterprise software venture capital firms Dawn Capital and Accel, who had led our seed round. Also participating in the round were our existing investors Notion Capital and the fund of SaaS veteran Mike Chalfen of Chalfen Ventures. The capital will be used to accelerate our international expansion, particularly in the US, and help enable international adoption across […]

UK Legal Services Board mulling regulation of legal technology

Technology and innovation in the legal sector has expanded access to justice in spite of the regulatory chains that hold back lawyers to outdated and inefficient work practices. In this context the UK’s Legal Services Board is taking an ‘unhealthy’ interest in ways to bring legal technology into a regulatory framework:   More at https://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/our-work/current-work/technology-and-regulation and https://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/International-AH-Report-VfP-4-Jul-2019.pdf

The South Australian Government has committed $15 million to overhaul audio-video link technology within South Australia’s justice system.

Official announcement: The extra money comes from the State Government’s $1 billion stimulus package, to get our economy back on track in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first stage of a major upgrade is already complete, with new AVL facilities up and running within the Youth Court with work across other sectors of the system to begin within months. “As recent events have shown, we need to have a level of flexibility within our criminal justice system to ensure matters can still be heard, even when we can’t have everyone involved in the one location,” Attorney-General Chapman said. […]

DLA Piper adopts remote-working for over 3,000 employees in 36 hours

DLA Piper’s collaborative administrative resource model, underpinned by legal specific workflow solution, BigHand Now, has enabled the firm to move its entire staff to home-working within 36 hours while continuing to deliver an exemplary quality of service to its clients under extreme circumstances. Norma Spearman, Chief Legal Support Officer at DLA Piper explains, “When COVID-19 started to become more widespread, we realised the best option to protect the health and safety of our workforce was to move to 100% remote work. As part of that transition, we tapped into each of our assistants and had them reach out to each […]