Litigator Says Using Clearbrief Cut Cost of Major Appeal by 20%


Imagine this scenario: You have just weeks to file an appellate brief. The record in the case is enormous. The trial lasted five weeks, generating more than 40 reporter record volumes of testimony and trial exhibits and another seven clerk record volumes containing pleadings, motions and other filings.

Out of that voluminous record, you need…

The Five Legal Tech Themes I Took Away from #ILTACON22


I spent last week at ILTACON, the annual convention of the International Legal Technology Association. With nearly 3,000 attendees, it was the third largest ILTACON ever – a particularly significant stat given that we have yet to fully emerge from three years in the grips of the global pandemic.

ILTACON is an opportunity for legal…

MerusCase Launches Native E-Payments Platform


MerusCase, a law practice management software tailored for workers’ compensation, employment and labor, and insurance defense firms, today introduced MerusPay, an e-payments feature built natively in the MerusCase platform.

MerusCase says this native online payments capability enables users to now compliantly process payments without the need for additional third-party applications.

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BigHand Acquires Digitory Legal


At ILTACON today, BigHand, a company that provides operational and financial products for law firms, said that it has acquired Digitory Legal, whose platform provides cost analytics designed to help law firms and in-house legal departments better price their services and manage their costs.

Digitory says its analytics “unlocks information below the surface of the…

Exclusive: LegalEase Acquires CLM Gurus to Expand Its Services, Capabilities and Capacity


LegalEase Solutions, a company that provides customized legal solutions for corporations, in-house legal departments and law firms, has acquired the contract lifecycle management (CLM) consulting firm CLM Gurus, along with key executives and staff.

LegalEase says that the acquisition adds senior talent and experience for its end-to-end CLM implementation offerings, which encompass selection, requirement scoping,…

Tangibly, Platform for Companies to Manage Trade Secrets, Raises $1.3M from Wilson Sonsini and Others


Tangibly, a trade secret management platform, has raised $1.3 million in a pre-seed financing, with participation from WS Investment Company (law firm Wilson Sonsini’s venture arm), Madrona Venture Group, and a number of seed funds, influential founders and angel investors.

Others who invested in this round are Brainstorm Ventures, Incisive Ventures, PatentVest (an IP…

Building On Its Acquisition of Afterpattern, NetDocuments Launches PatternBuilder to Automate Legal Documents Natively


Last November, the document management company NetDocuments acquired Afterpattern, a no-code toolkit that law firms and legal teams can use to build apps and automate legal documents and workflows, promising at the time that it would be natively integrated into the NetDocuments platform.

Today, that promise comes to fruition, as NetDocuments releases…