Tag Archives: Legal Technology

Justin Kan, co-founder of Atrium, speaks during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Silicon Valley Big Wig Targets the Legal Market

Silicon Valley Big Wig Targets the Legal Market

This summer, serial entrepreneur Justin Kan set his sights on disrupting the legal profession. Kan famously sold Twitch — where people can watch other people playing video games — to Amazon for $970 million in 2014. More recently, he was a partner at Y Combinator, a tech incubator that earned a reputation for spotting disruptive companies

Justin Kan, Atrium co-founder

We’re Creating ‘Bionic Lawyers’ Says Atrium Founder Justin Kan

  Justin Kan, the entrepreneur behind Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon for $970 Million in 2014, discusses his latest venture, Atrium, “a technology enabled law firm for start-ups.”   Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want to receive more stories like this in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to our daily newsletter today!

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How Law Firms Evaluate Technology? A Conversation with Reed Smith’s Director of Practice Support, Bryon Bratcher

Last month, the night before the Legaltech Show in New York, I got together for drinks in a midtown bar with Bryon Bratcher, Director of Practice Support at Reed Smith. Bryon has spent the last fifteen years working on the tech side of Am Law 200 firms, first specializing in litigation technology. I met Bryon


Former ALM Editor on Her Latest Move and the New LegalTech Event

Erin Harrison, who was among at least 15 senior editors and employees laid off recently at ALM Media, has landed softly at the legal PR firm Baretz+ Brunelle. The former editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, will lead the firm’s digital content strategies. Curious about the move, Big Law Business caught up with Harrison for a Q&A,

Senior Engineer Olivia Norton positions Thormang, a full scale humanoid robot used for research, on a couch at the Kindred AI office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Kindred is an ultra-secretive artificial intelligence company based in Vancouver and funded in part by Google's venture capital arm. Photographer: Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg

Will There Be Non-Humans in the Legal Industry? (Perspective)

By J. Stephen Poor, Chair Emeritus, Seyfarth Shaw LLP Five percent of Accenture’s workforce is no longer human. One of Accenture’s managing directors, Michael Redding, shared that figure this month at a summit in New York on artificial intelligence. If five percent does not sound like much, note that, at Accenture, it equates to 20,000

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The Digital Legal Practice Has Arrived (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this works in the e-Discovery industry. By Dean Gonsowski, Vice President of Business Development, kCura In 2016, as never before, “business as usual” means that fluency in technology is “table stakes” for all professionals, particularly ones that are facing efficiency and automation pressures. More crucial than efficient business practices, however,

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Legaltech Spotlight: How Technology is Changing Depositions (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a New York attorney who works at a law practice management software company.  By Nicole Black, Attorney and Legal Technology Evangelist, MyCase 21st century technologies are changing the practice of law and affecting all stages of litigation. Technologies used by lawyers range from mobile devices and wearables to

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Chairs of Morgan Lewis and DLA Piper Interview Each Other (Video)

When we launched Big Law Business last year, one of our goals was to create a forum for law firm executives and other members of the big law community to read, discuss, and weigh in on the most important issues facing the industry. We hoped to create an online destination that drew and supported engagement; legal executives talking, not

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Big Law is Automating Legal Services!?

Big Law is often ripped for failing to adopt technology that would create greater efficiency in services. But two little-noticed announcements earlier this month show a few players in the legal sphere are more than willing to jettison the traditional business model and automate services — for the right client. This month, Allen & Overy and Axiom both announced

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Perspective: Legal Tech Startup Spotlight — Alt Legal

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a New York attorney who works at a law practice management software company.  By Nicole Black, Attorney and Legal Technology Evangelist, MyCase The legal technology space is crowded. It’s an incredibly competitive market with a fickle user base and as a result it can be difficult for legal