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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Legal Tech im Immobilienwirtschaftsrecht – Bedrohung oder Chance?

Der Begriff „Legal Tech“ schmückt die Titelseiten vieler Gründungsgazetten, doch gibt es gegenwärtig noch wenig Innovationen, die erkennbar den großvolumigen Rechtsalltag beeinflussen. Damit bleibt noch Zeit genug für eine Diskussion, was Legal Tech als neue Bewegung allgemein bedeutet, was es für das Beispiel des Immobilienwirtschaftsrechts konkret bedeuten kann und welche Gefahren oder auch Chancen hinter […]

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From Pyramid to Rocket: How Legal Technology will change the Business of Law

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group and the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession published their report on the state and future of legal industry. The key takeaways? Market forces are REAL Tendencies that many law firm partners used to discard as (hopeful?) fads are here to stay. How comes, you ask? Well, let’s consider: Legal […]

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German LegalTech: Specific Challenges in Legal Practice/Theory?

By Tom Braegelmann Considering the boom in LegalTech research and startups, I was wondering whether there are specific challenges facing German LegalTech, among them (and this list is by no means complete or even comprehensive) in contrast to an Anglo-American approach to LegalTech: German legal practicioners (lawyers and judges alike) rely a lot on legal […]

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Legal Tech in Deutschland: Wachstum zieht an!

In die Legal Tech Szene in Deutschland kommt seit einiger Zeit richtig Bewegung. Gründerszene hat bereits einen „Legaltech-Hype“ ausgemacht. Es tut sich in der Tat viel: In den letzten Monaten haben u.a. Bahn-Buddy.de, Compensation2Go.de, Legalbase.de, MyRight.de, Rightmart.de und WirkaufendeinenFlug.de gelauncht und bieten ihre Services an. Eine unlängst veröffentlichte Studie der Boston Consulting Group und der Bucerius Law School mit dem Titel „How Legal Technology […]

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Study: Legal Tech Market will significantly grow in the next Years

In “Catching the Wave: Legal Technology Spend at $3 Billion and Growing” Mitratech shared the results of its survey of the U.S. legal technology landscape among corporate law firms and legal departments in which it predicts significant growth for legal technology investments. The survey also shows that legal departments need to handle more legal matters without […]

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Legal Tech will fundamentally change legal research – Interview with Dr. Hanjo Hamann

CAL2 is at the forefront of legal tech research in Germany. CAL2 is short for Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics. Members of CAL2 are linguists, lawyers and computational (corpus) linguists who explore the fabric of language and law in Europe and the world. Since 2014 CAL2 has developed new big and multilingual reference corpora of legal texts (cf. JuReko) and tested computer supported methods […]

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