Sunday LegalTech Review – 6th January 2019

Legal’s 2019 Tech Challenge: Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Rhys Dipshan writes in Corporate Counsel that whilst the key driving forces behind legal tech investments this year will continue to be price-consciousness and efficiency, firms will continue to adopt technologies at different speeds, “sometimes with little forethought of integration” between in-house counsel and law firms.

Notes From A Legal Industry Binge (Part 2)

Zach Abramowitz writes in Above the Law – making the case that 2018 was the year that Biglaw struck back, looking at the myth of the law firms sales cycles, the new alliances between incumbents and contract review technology companies and at trends for 2019.

Legal Tech Hub Vienna is now looking for startups

The Legal Tech Hub Vienna Accelerator program is now accepting applications for their first cohort.

The group are looking for projects and companies interested in digital solutions based on, Machine Learning, AI, Platforms, Semantics and Blockchain for areas of law including Client management, Legal Management, Transactions, Business development, Data Analysis.

You can apply through the Legal Tech Hub Vienna website.

How To Innovate Using Blockchain Within The Legal Field And Other Industries?

Olga Mack writes in Evolve the Law about how blockchain and distributed ledger technology “will disrupt many industries, including legal” – presenting a list of key considerations when innovating using blockchain tech, including taking small risks, learning by doing and using common sense!

Winners Of The ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition Announced

Bob Ambrogi announces the winners of the ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley competition and will now be featured in the startup alley at the TECHSHOW2019 taking place between Feb 27th- March 2nd in Chicago.

ILTA launches new podcast series “HopsCast”

In the inaugural episode Beth Anne Steube, ILTA’s Content Marketing Manager speaks with Rick Krzyminski, Chief Knowledge Management Officer at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz about how technology has changed all of our lives.

Legal Tech in the Heartland, Episode 2

In this second episode in the series (episode one here), Bob Ambrogi speaks with John Walker of Walker Law PC.

Navigating a New Era of Analytics

Ari Kaplan speaks with industry professionals about why the use of analytics has become so important, the difference between artificial intelligence and analytics, ways to demystify both, how to use success metrics, and where the use of analytics is headed in 2019.

Navigating a New Era of Analytics

The Secret Barrister: ‘Without legal aid, the rule of law collapses’

In an interview with the Guardian the Secret Barrister explains why legal aid is so vital and how cuts threaten its future.

If you need something a little more light hearted after reading this, you can always spend Sunday afternoon watching Home Alone 2, Secret Barrister style.

More 2018 reviews and 2019 predictions

Listed several of these in 2018 Legal Tech Prediction Scorecard and Predictions for 2019, here are a few more recent additions:

Lawyers Weekly: Marching on: What to expect in 2019

Law.Com: Four Business Trends Likely to Affect Your Corporate Legal Team in 2019

The Lawyer: Legal tech in 2019: prepare for the leap to ‘Level 4’ (subscription required)

LawSites: The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments Of 2018

Clio: 7 Legal Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Exigent: Top 10 predictions for legal in 2019



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