It’s Easter and large parts of the world are taking a further step back from their working lives to contemplate chocolate eggs, cute chickies and bunnies, and also to ponder upon the deeper significance of renewal and hope, all as the seasons now move from the cold of Winter to something that truly feels like Spring.
And, as the leaves on the trees start to open, and green shoots emerge in the fields, so too have we seen a blossoming of Covid-19-related offerings from the legal tech world.
So bounteous is this cornucopia of freemium and virtual offerings that they are hard to keep up with, so Artificial Lawyer has now produced Legal Tech Lockdown Volume 2. (Vol 1 can be found here).
Below are some of the many offerings. Enjoy, and Happy Easter!
LegalMation Offers 30 Day Free Trial
To see just how much you can maximize productivity while working from home, LegalMation is currently offering a 30-day free trial to new users for all of its products across all available states and practice areas. Full details are available here: https://www.legalmation.com/free-trial/
LegalMation’s AI-powered platform can significantly reduce the time you spend on routine litigation tasks.
Unlike existing template generators and form-fillers, LegalMation’s AI system is able to dynamically produce, in 2 minutes or less, responsive pleadings, discovery requests and responses, and related documents that are tailored to the claims, said the company.
Gatekeeper Introduces Free ContractNow
The team at Gatekeeper, a leading provider of cloud-based Contract Management software has launched ContractNow, a simplified version of its core solution, designed specifically to help companies navigate the contractual uncertainty of COVID-19 and beyond.
What’s more, ContractNow is offered completely FREE of charge until September 1st 2020 for ALL companies, with no onward commitment.
‘We have listened to what businesses are telling us right now and have understood what it is that we can offer to help them through this unprecedented period of uncertainty,’ said Patrick O’Connor, CEO at Gatekeeper.
ContractNow enables companies to:
- Quickly create a digital repository of all their contract documents with a visible timeline of forthcoming renewals
- Extract key clause information automatically, using its AI Extract feature
- Sign new contracts electronically with unlimited eSignatures to keep business moving
- Reduce contract risk by recording all documentation and communication in an auditable timeline for every agreement
- Create a stable platform for future growth by ensuring that information captured about contracts right now isn’t wasted by being left in spreadsheets or shared drives.
FromCounsel launches free legal information site for lawyers during Coronavirus.
FromCounsel, the online legal resource, has today launched The FC Post (https://www.thefcpost.com), a free service providing key legal news and expert analysis in relation to legal matters arising from COVID-19 and other issues.
Lawyers can access The FC Post to receive fresh content explaining government changes to law and legislation, as well as daily round-ups of all the essential news and analysis of how developments will affect their clients.
The FC Post harnesses the collective knowledge and experience of the writing team at FromCounsel together with barristers from leading barristers chambers in the UK, including Erskine Chambers, Falcon Chambers and Cloisters Chambers.
Josef Offers Free Training Programme
Automation company Josef is offering a free training course. The programme introduces people to the skills required to make legal technology and automation work for them.
Those who sign up will get access to a module each week, with short videos and content covering:
Module 1: Legal design and ideation.
Module 2: Computational law and conditional logic.
Module 3: User experience design.
Module 4: Launching digital legal tools.
While the course is immediately available to current Josef users, they have also decided to make it available to all who are interested. Spots are limited – register your interest here.
American LegalNet Offers Free Products and Launches Court Rules Hotline for the Legal Industry
American LegalNet (ALN), a provider of litigation workflow management technologies will be offering its online products free of charge, and has created a Court Rules Interpretation and Calculation Hotline for law firms managing through rapidly changing schedules and deadlines caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
ALN free products include:
FormsWorkflow.com – Over 80,000 fully editable, constantly updated, nationwide state and federal court, legal, and agency forms available in MS Word and fillable PDF.
SmartDockets.com – Access to the most comprehensive court rules in the industry produced by experienced U.S.-licensed litigation attorneys. Calculate dates, integrate with calendar(s) (Office 365 and iCalendar) and share with your team.
Los Angeles Superior Court eFiling Portal (eFilingportal.com) – Streamlined filing, validation tools to lower filing rejections, and world-class support for the largest court in the world.
DocketAlerts.com – Case tracking and monitoring by judge, jurisdiction, party, and nature of suit.
ALN has also established a Court Rules Interpretation and Calculation Hotline to help law firms monitor and respond to rapidly changing court schedules, they added.
Legal Doctrine Offers Free Webinars in Africa
Legal Doctrine is launching free Legal Webinars in 22 countries across Africa in partnership with Cisco, Emploitic.com, PwC Algérie, Legal Tech Africa, Jurifis Consult, BG-ICC and many other partners on the following topics:
Labour law and HR; Corporate Taxation; Corporate Accounting; Contracts; – Teleworking ; Cybersecurity; Bankruptcy.
iManage RAVN Takes Artificial Intelligence University Virtual
iManage RAVN is making virtual its Artificial Intelligence University (AIU).
AIU helps clients to quickly and efficiently learn to apply machine learning and rules-based modelling to classify, find, extract and analyse data within contracts and other legal documents for further action, often automating time-consuming manual processes.
‘Participating in AIU was a huge win for us. We immediately saw the impact AI would have in surfacing information we need and allowing us to action it to save time, money and frustration,’ said Nikki Shaver, Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings.
‘iManage is committed to helping firms establish AI Centres of Excellence – not just sell them a kit and walk away,’ said Nick Thomson, General Manager, iManage RAVN. ‘We’ve found the best way to ensure client success is to educate and build up experience inside the firm about how AI works and how to apply it to a broad spectrum of business problems.’
Litera Hosts Virtual Conference
Litera has announced The Changing Lawyer LIVE!, a one-day virtual conference that will bring the legal community together on April 23, 2020 to discuss the changes in the legal market and how successful lawyers, law firms, and legal service providers are adapting to embrace that change.
The Changing Lawyer LIVE! keynote speakers bring a diverse set of expertise, and will cover topics such as perseverance and happiness which have such importance in today’s challenging environment:
- Molly Bloom, Entrepreneur and author of the memoir Molly’s Game
- Scott Dorsey, Co-Founder and former CEO of ExactTarget
- Gretchen Rubin, Author of the #1 National Best Seller, The Happiness Project
Conference panel discussions will also feature: Judi Flournoy, CIO at Kelley Drye & Warren; Joy Heath Rush, CEO of ILTA; Noah Waisberg, Founder & CEO of Kira Systems; Meredith Williams, Chief Knowledge & Client Value Officer at Shearman & Sterling, and many more.
All proceeds from the conference will go to The CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund and its fight against the public health threat, COVID-19.
Registration is open now at https://info.litera.com/the-changing-lawyer-live-2020
And that’s all folks. There are others lining up even as this goes to press. So, looks like there will be a Legal Tech Lockdown Vol III.
AL won’t be publishing on Monday due to the holiday. Stay safe, have a nice Easter break and see you all on the flip-side on Tuesday next week.