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Halving Legal Research time - Thomson Reuters unveils ‘Westlaw Precision’
After 18 months, and with the combined effort of 250 attorney editors, Thomson Reuters unveiled their newest version of ‘Westlaw’ in September.  Westlaw Precision, like the former edition, classifies legal issues with the West Key Number system, but this updated version includes classifications of issue outcome, fact pattern, motion type and outcome, cause of action, and party type.  Thomson Reuters is hopeful that this added classification will reduce research time by half, which is a positive outcome for both law firms and their clients! To read more, head to Legal IT Insider’s article here - https://legaltechnology.com/2022/09/14/thomson-reuters-unveils-westlaw-precision-with-potential-to-halv
23 October 2022 by Karen Finch

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LOD and Syke open office in New York
Due to high demand in the US for lawyers, paralegals, legal technologists and legal ops professionals, alternative legal services provider, LOD, and legal technology / operations consultancy, SYKE, have opened an office in New York. Together, LOD and SYKE assist in-house legal teams to build out their staffing, resources, legal ops and legaltech functions.  LOD and SYKE are looking to expand rapidly in the US, following LOD’s acquisition of SKYE in early 2021 and SYKE’s expansion into Australia in November of that same year.To read more, head to https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/corporate-counsel/35619-lod-syke-expand-to-us
16 October 2022 by Karen Finch

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Small steps drive BIG change
100k+ Australians are homeless each night, with an estimated 1 million living in unsafe housing.  Anika Legal, in partnership with Minter Ellison and ALTA, hosted an amazing session discussing the importance of finding ways to transform limited resources into meaningful impacts.  Anika Legal provides free online legal advice and case work for vulnerable tenants in Victoria, harnessing the expertise of pro bono lawyers and matching them with law students wanting to create an impact.  Head here to find out how you can get involved - www.anikalegal.com.
9 October 2022 by Karen Finch

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Online platform creates innovative learning experience for Law Students in India
Founded in a law school dorm room by Tanuj Kalia, Lawctopus has become India’s most popular and trusted platform for law students.  With over 450,000 + unique readers, the platform provides a wide range of offerings, including internships, courses and competitions, invitations to submit blogs and articles, career advice, job opportunities, and even ‘lawctopus law school’ - an online school that has taught practical legal skills and learning requirements to over 8200 law students and legal professionals since it launched in March 2020.  To find out more about this  innovative online resource for law students, head to https://www.lawctopus.com/
2 October 2022 by Karen Finch

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Aussie Automated Legal Contracts Company, LawPath, launches in the US
One year on from its’ AUD$7.5 million funding round to support the company’s global expansion, LawPath has launched in the US.  US businesses can now create, manage and execute legal documents by accessing LawPath’s extensive library of legal documents, including NDAs, employment agreements, terms and conditions and privacy policies.  LawPath CEO Dom Woolrich told Bob Ambrogi from LawSites that their mission is to empower small businesses with the tools they need to complete their own legal  tasks. To learn more about LawPath's US expansion, head here https://www.legaltechmonitor.com/2022/09/australian-startup-lawpath-launches-in-u-s-to-offer-small-busines
25 September 2022 by Karen Finch

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Streamlining the conveyancing contract review process
Co-Founded by experienced property lawyer Judith Hammerschlag, Contrax is an all-in-one property sale contract management platform.  It combines all the sale of contract reviews, negotiations and communications that happen with all the parties involved in a conveyance all on the one platform, resulting in the conveyance process being streamlined and the risk of miscommunication and mistakes being minimised.  With no hidden fees, a flat fee structure and contract review turnarounds in less than 24 hours, Contrax is a costs and time saver for everyone involved!  Head here to learn more https://contrax.com.au/  
18 September 2022 by Karen Finch