Gavelytics: California State Court Analytics Developed by Lawyers for Lawyers In law, it seems that frustration is often the mother of invention. Gavelytics is the brainchild of Rick Merrill a former “Big Law” real estate litigator who wanted to get better insights into the rulings and habits of California Superior Court judges. Merrill began developing Gavelitics two years ago when he left Greenberg Traurig. Gavelitics leverages AI, machine... Continue Reading…
In late September Bloomberg Law announced several new research features which leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to accelerate case law research.  The The new “Points of Law”  feature allows attorneys to quickly find language critical to a court’s reasoning to support their legal arguments . This feature was immediately available to all current subscibers to... Continue Reading…
Join Me and Vable at October 12th Webinar: Your Library’s Role in Your Organization’s Competitive Advantage   Thanks to Vable for hosting this webinar where I will speak on the transformation of libraries into “insights engines.”  Below is the text of their announcement.  Register for the Webinar  here. Join Jean O’Grady and Vable on October 12th for a very special webinar, where she’ll be guiding you through the library’s role in... Continue Reading…
LexisNexis Announces Lexis Practice Advisor Transactional Search Powered by Intelligize and Other LPA Enhancements LexisNexis has spent the past five years on a treasure hunt, acquiring some of the most innovative legal tech start-ups. My refrain in every post about these acquisitions has been – when and how will LexisNexis start integrating the key features of these products into their existing product lines. Today LexisNexis is announcing important enhancements to Lexis Practice... Continue Reading…
Wolters Kluwer Preparing to Help Lawyers Predict Legislative Changes with New AI Features I was beginning to wonder if Wolters Kluwer Law & Regulatory was planning taking a rest from their aggressive schedule of innovation. Well I was wrong, I just learned that WK is preparing to introduce predictive analytics for federal legislation in their Federal Knowledge Center. The legislative analytics will be powered by artificial intelligence (AI) tools... Continue Reading…
Practice Innovations: Robot Lawyers. Growing Clients, Content Management, Exit Interviews, Outsourcing Here is a rundown of the articles in the most recent issue of Thomson Reuters Practice Innovations. Strategic Content Management, or How to Stop Being a Gatekeeper By Elaine Egan, Director, Global Libraries & Information Services, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY and Kathy Skinner, Director of Research & Information Services, White... Continue Reading…
Lex Machina Commercial Litigation Report 2017 Exposes Hidden Trends in Contract Breach and Business Tort Litigation Shortly after launching their Commercial Law Analytics product in June of this year , Lex Machina released their first Commercial Litigation Report which traces the trends in commercial litigation in federal courts since 2009. Since Lex Machina introduced their initial product which analyzed patent litigation, all of Lex Machina’s modules have relied on the “nature... Continue Reading…
St. John’s Division of Library & Information Science To Offer Online Program for Advanced  Certificate in Management for Information Professionals Starting this fall, information professionals will have a new and unique opportunity prepare for leadership roles in libraries and knowledge-centric organizations– such as law firms. St. John’s University’s Division of Library and Information Science is accepting applications for a new online program for  an Advanced Certificate in Management for Information Professionals. Information about enrollment is... Continue Reading…
Bloomberg Law Launches 15th Practice Center: E-Discovery Today Bloomberg Law is announcing the release of its 15th practice center which is focused on E-Discovery. Bloomberg is  moving rapidly to consolidate existing BNA news, practice  and analytical resources as well as creating new content to enhance attorneys workflow efficiency. The Bloomberg Law Practice Centers are designed to compete directly with competitors in this space: Thomson Reuters Practical... Continue Reading…