Meetup in Berlin: The First Wave of Legal Tech

Wir laden herzlich zu unserem ELTA German Legal Tech & Innovation am 8. September ein. Das Meetup will den Dialog beginnen, wie sich die Rechtsbranche durch den Einsatz von Technologie verändern wird. Referieren werden zwei sehr spannende Legal-Tech-Experten, die sich dem Thema auf unterschiedlichem Wege nähern werden. Agenda: 19:30: Welcome & Socializing 20:00-20:20: Legal Tech als Chance […]

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Legal Tech Book Series: The Inside Counsel Revolution by Ben (Benjamin) W. Heineman, Jr.

By Nico Kuhlmann This is a new post in a whole series on the Legal Tech Blog, dedicated to interesting books for those, who would like to understand where the legal industry might be heading and which forces might drive changes. All books presented in this series will explain why legal service providers will work […]

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Why legal tech competence is becoming a “must have” skill for lawyers

How technologically competent are you? An odd question, you might think. However, it’s one that you’re going to have to ask yourself more often as technological competence is becoming an increasingly important factor in deciding whether you as a lawyer can take on a case. That’s because, four years ago this month, the American Bar […]

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The „New“ in Legal Education

Read a blog post, article, essay, tweet, or almost anything else covering the practice of law and you will see the word “new” usually followed by “law.” The practice of law has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. New Law includes alternative service providers, new types of law firms, new billing models, and […]

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Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

The legal media has lately had a mania for tech headlines. Many commentators claim that tech, especially artificial intelligence (AI), will do something to Big Law. I disagree. Tech more likely will do something in it: incremental change. I start with the case against disruption, then look at four headline-grabbing technologies: AI, Bots, Big Data, […]

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Erster Hamburger Legal Tech Meetup bei Hogan Lovells

Am 15. Juni 2016 fand als Abendveranstaltung das erste Legal Tech Meetup in Hamburg, unterstützt durch die Kanzlei Hogan Lovells, mit zirka 60 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern aus verschiedenen Berufsgruppen und Altersklassen statt. Weltweit gibt es mittlerweile über 180 Legal Tech Meetups mit fast 40.000 Mitgliedern, die sich mit der Schnittstellenthematik zwischen Recht und Technologie beschäftigten. […]

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The Triumph of Legal Tech

One might be forgiven for thinking that legal technology, or legal tech, is something new. With exponentially increasing levels of talk of about Artificial Intelligence use in law firms (see below: Defining AI), plus a flurry of stories about machine learning, predictive coding and the latest matter management systems it can feel like legal tech […]

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