Lex Connect Curated Reading List April 16, 2016

Lex Connect Curated Reading List



 With so much content available on-line, it is easy to miss the really good stuff. 

 Fear not, we have curated the best Legal Operations & Legal Technology blog and articles.
 Enjoy your 30 minutes power reading.




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NewLaw Struggling to win over in-house Role Counsel

IAccording to the ACC data, a staggering 70 per cent of Australian in-house lawyers are unfamiliar with the NewLaw business model. Of those who have heard of NewLaw, just 14 per cent reported that their department had teamed up with a NewLaw business, down 4 per cent from last year.



How artificial intlleigence is transforming the legal profession

Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business and the way they interact with clients. Artificial intelligence is more than legal technology. It is the next great hope that will revolutionize the legal profession. Change can be brought on through pushing existing ideas. What makes artificial intelligence stand out is the potential for a paradigm shift in how legal work is done. 


How KM can deliver the WOW factor!

Legal KM is looking for continuous improvement and broadening its focus to help deliver the ‘Wow factor’ that differentiates them from the competition. This review is a snapshot of a highly interactive event – bringing together knowledge professionals from law firms and corporate legal teams across Europe to share ideas and insights.  


Legal Budgeting 101: How Litigation Budgets Are Made

Leaving a top-tier law firm to start a software company may seem like a risky move, but in fact I am a very careful and deliberative person.  So, before starting Digitory Legal, I spent a lot of time researching how other lawyers handle budgeting to make sure I was not missing anything.  In this post I share some of the insights I learned from that research and explain the budget-making process from the litigator’s perspective.


UK High Court Approves the Use of Predictive Coding in Litigation

The judgment, handed down by Master Matthews in Pyrrho Investments Ltd. v. MWB Property Ltd. [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch), gave official judicial authorization for the use of predictive coding in High Court proceedings. Summing up his decision, Master Matthews stated that predictive coding is just as accurate, if not more so than a manual review using keyword searches, mirroring the sentiments shared by Judge Peck’s 2012 opinion in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe regarding the appropriateness of predictive coding and its potential benefits.









Legal Procurement


In recent years legal procurement - the buying of legal services via traditional procurement processes has become more and more popular for a variety of reasons. To find out what these reasons are and the issues that legal procurement raises. Our very own Stacey Coote speaks to Lawyer Monthly.