Founded by former LinkedIn software engineers, Jordan Bryan and Kevin O’Connell, 'Version Story’ was first created in Kevin’s second year at Stanford Law School, when he enrolled in a computer programming course and was introduced to a Git (a programming tool that tracks changes in collaborative documents). Version Story automates the version history of a document, tracking version changes easily and quickly. With the ability to fit easily into a law firm’s workflow, it is a great tool for corporate lawyers, litigators and any lawyers who work on contracts. To find out more, head here - https://versionstory.com
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
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
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.
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/
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