Today Wolters Kluwer is releasing the 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey. The study was conducted between December 10, 2018 and Jan 13, 2019. It is based on interviews with 700 lawyers in law firms legal departments and business service firms across the US and 10 European countries. The report also includes insights from legal
Thanks to ARK, ALM, PLLIP and SCALL for inviting me to speak at upcoming events:
Panelist, From Conversation to Conversion: Getting Lawyers to Use New Tools, Legal Tech, New York, NY, January 31, 2019.
Moderator, Start It or Stop It? Jump Starting Initiatives and Innovation in 2019. PLLIP webinar, Feb 6…
We have all become used to the idea of extracting insights from litigation docket data. But regulatory analytics appearto be emerging as an exciting new area for practice and competitive insights. Intelligize just launched a new feature which offers interactive Insights derived from from No Action letters enabling lawyers and financial analysts to glean quick insights into No Action Letter grants and denials by company, issue an law firm. No action letters are used by companies to send inquiries to the Securities & Exchange Commission Staff in order to determine if certain activities, actions or products would violate federal securities law.
New Analytics show
- Top Shareholder Proposal Subcategories – trends
- Successful requests by law firms – League tables
- Most Cited Letters – find key seminal letters that became precedent
- Request Outcomes -See incoming letter to the SEC and the past letters the the SEC concurred on, were unable to concur on requests which were withdrawn.
Today I am launching a new “Hits and Misses” survey which will replace the annual “Start Stop” Survey. The new survey is more structured and should only take 5 to 7 minutes to complete. Please take a few minutes to share your insights on the state of legal publishing industry practices, products and technology. You can access the survey HERE.
This is an anonymous survey, however respondents who wish to be entered in a drawing to win an Amazon Echo have the option of including their name an contact information.
The survey will be open through January 31st.
What Did You Think About Legal Publishing and Tech Trends in 2018?
2018 was a tumultuous year for legal publishing and technology. Consider just a few of the key events. The American
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Yesterday Lex Machina announced the launch of a newly expanded Contracts Litigation module which includes 45,000 new cases which resulted in the awarding of $4 billion in damages. Lex Machina now offers insights into more than 130,000 commercial and non-commercial cases pending in federal district courts since 2009. New cases include individual, class action, and…
Law360 and Lex Machina (both owned by LexisNexis) have created a new award recognizing lawyers “who are using data and analytics to dream up new ways to meet the challenges of their practice” The 2018 Data Driven Lawyer award recipients are Eric Falkenberry DLA Piper; Scott Forman, Littler Mendelson PC ; Kate Gaudry, Kilpatrick Townsend…
Law firm subscribers to TRG Screen‘s Quest, Research Monitor and Smart Recharge products will be thrilled to hear that TRG has secured long term strategic investment from Pamlico Capital, a Charlotte, NC based private equity firm. The Research Monitor product helps law firms collect utilization and ROI data on the high ticket digital resources that lawyers and administrators rely to inform the business and practice of law. Quest is a research workflow tool that helps research teams across multiple offices and timezones manage and optimize workflow. Both products help law library directors and CKOs optimize digital and staff resources and budgets. According to Steve Matthews, CEO at TRG Screen, about 75% of the Amlaw 100 firms now subscribe to one of TRG’s products.
The press release highlights some important promises to subscribers: “With Pamlico’s backing, TRG Screen will accelerate its investment in its unique portfolio of spend and usage capabilities, adding new solutions that bring
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Today Gavelytics and CourtCall are announcing a partnership that will accelerate the adoption of the Gavelytics judicial analytics platform in a whole new market. CourtCall was established in 1995 and was inspired by — a lawyer who got stuck in traffic on his way to court and decided that there ought to be a better way . Court Call has developed a remote appearance platform creating an organized and voluntary way for attorneys to appear for routine matters in civil family, criminal, probate, bankruptcy, worker’s compensation another cases— from their offices homes or other locations.
Gavelytics is currently only available in California, but the company is preparing to launch its AI-driven data visualization tool in other key state court jurisdictions, including Florida, Texas and Illinois. Gavelytics uses AI to identify and visualize patterns and tendencies in judicial decision-making. The CourtCall judicial analytics product will launch in
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American Lawyer Media (or more precisely, Steven Brill the founder of the American Lawyer) pioneered the collection of law firm data in the mid-1980’s with the publication of the first Amlaw 100 list. For better or for worse, the ALM rankings have driven decision making in the legal market for almost 40 years. I wrote an historical review of ALM in the last time ALM was sold to an investor consortium the Wasserstein Group in 2014 . I am happy to see that the new owners have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to leveraging ALM’s unique data assets to help law firms navigate
Continue Reading American Lawyer Media Releases Law Firm Merger and Lateral Modeling Tool: Let the Scenario Planning Begin