Friday, Aug. 9, is the deadline for startups to apply for the fourth cohort of the LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator, a program designed to give start-ups a leg-up in the legal tech industry.

The accelerator runs September to December and is co-located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of Lex Machina and the LexisNexis Raleigh Technology Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The program is led by Lex Machina Chairman Josh Becker and Chief Evangelist Owen Byrd and LexisNexis Vice President of Product Management Jeff Pfeifer. Additional support is provided by LexisNexis Chief Technology Officer Jeff Riehl and Chief Product Officer Jamie Buckley.

Over the course of the three-month program, LexisNexis says, startups will participate in a rigorous curriculum designed for early-stage companies in the legal market. It includes:

  • Access to cutting-edge tools and technologies from LexisNexis and Lex Machina.
  • Mentorship through weekly hands-on sessions with LexisNexis executives on growing legal tech companies, and ad hoc discussions with other LexisNexis executives about technology, user experience and design, product development, product marketing and other topics.
  • Education through one-hour strategy sessions on topics such as marketing and selling to legal departments; running an agile product development organization; leveraging legal data; and best practices in customer service, employee management, marketing and funding.
  • Connections through leveraging relationships with Stanford University and other Bay-Area universities, businesses, VCs and influencers.
  • Workspace for up to four people inside the Silicon Valley offices of Lex Machina or the LexisNexis Raleigh Technology Center on the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus.

For more information or to apply to the LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator program, interested parties can find more at

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