Sunday LegalTech Review 25th November 2018

Matthew Pennington
Nov 25, 2018 · 3 min read

Legal Geek comes of age

Joanna Goodman writes in the Gazette about the recent Legal Geek Conference, noting that Legal Geek “has matured from being a genuine disrupter into the go-to legal tech event, backed by the pillars of the establishment”.

Mishcon de Reya invests in MDR LAB start-up Thirdfort

Legal IT Insider reports that Mishcon de Reya has invested in Thirdfort, one of its MDR LAB 2018 legal tech start-ups, which works with lawyers to securely hold money during property transactions.

High Court judge: ethical and legal framework for AI “imperative”

Nick Hilborne reports in Legal Futures about Mr Justice Robin Knowles comments that an ethical and legal framework for AI is imperative, and how the challenge is met will determine whether the technology realises its true potential.

Legal Geek: Women in LawTech Meetup

Legal Geek has released tickets for the next Women in LawTech Meetup which will include a debrief from the first mentorship program, an opportunity for mentors and mentees to share their stories and the launch of the next mentorship program.

Law firms embracing tech but holding back on AI due to cost

Dan Bindman writes in Legal Futures about Jomati Consultants’ recent report — “Law firm innovation and the use of legaltech — a reality check”, noting that “While some pioneering law firms had decided firmly, for instance, on adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technology, others were waiting until its cost advantages over outsourcing were more certain before taking the plunge”. Alex Aldridge also writes about the same report in Legal Cheek, focussing on claims within the report that law firms could be months away from an AI tipping point as the costs of technology falls.

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation: Government response to consultation

Earlier this year the government launched a consultation setting out its vision for the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. The body will investigate and advise on how we govern the use of data and data-enabled technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI). The main points to emerge from the responses and the position the government has adopted after reviewing the comments have now been published on the gov.uk website.

Sheffield hosts ‘first legal tech conference in the North’

David Walsh reports for the Sheffield Star on the first legal tech conference in the North of England.

The Global Legal Hackathon Returns for 2019

Artificial Lawyer reports on the launch of the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon which will take place between 22nd-24th February 2019, in cities around the world.

Notes From A Legal Industry Binge (Part I)

Zach Abramowitz writes in Above the Law that legal technology has “gone from something that no one cared about to #AI, #legaltech, and #unicornlawyers” and that the conversation continues to mature.

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