In March 2022, a team of law students from Swinburne University (Nicola Jerkovic, Will Klein and Jacinta Meadows) collaborated with AGL’s in-house legal team to come up with an AI infused legal intake triage tool. The result? An online tool that auto populates spreadsheets, sends automated emails, assigns tasks and generates documentation, resulting in a more efficient and streamlined process of legal requests into AGL's in-house legal team, and through the process, the students were able to test, select and develop a legal tech solution with real industry application. Head here to read more about this clever collaboration - https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/biglaw/33938-students-create-legal-tech-solution-for-ma
Afriwise is a legal tech platform that combines legal software with African up-to-date legal information and lawyer connections. Founded by experienced, commercial and corporate lawyer, Steven De Backer, Afriwise was borne out of a frustration on not being able to access trustworthy legal information on local African laws and regulations. The solution? A legal intelligence platform that provides companies, advisors, investors and startups up-to-date legal knowledge on local laws and regulations, as well as connections to vetted lawyers based in Africa. To learn more head to www.afriwise.com.
Running a legaltech company can present a multitude of challenges, but managing a company based in a war zone presents challenges most of us could never imagine! Co-Founder and CEO of Legal Nodes (a Ukrainian-based legaltech company that offers virtual legal departments for startups) is doing just that! Despite the turmoil, the company has still managed to maintain their 22 strong team, have launched their first Web3 product, and have expanded their international business. Head here to read more on this incredible company - https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/features/the-wartime-ceo/5112501.article
Aussie founded legal tech company, LawAdvisor Ventures, has just announced a successful raise of $7.18 million. Founded by CEO, Brennan Ong, in 2015, LawAdvisor Ventures was created to transform how law firms practised law and delivered legal services. With the launch of two SaaS products, LegalEye and Fibonacci, in 2021, LawAdvisor’s mission is to increase law firm productivity by removing repetitive administration tasks and enabling lawyers to spend more time delivering legal services. Now headquartered in London, head here to learn more about this Aussie legal tech company taking the world by storm - https://www.businessnewsaustralia.com/articles/lawadvisor-secure
Lawrina started in 2020 with a small Ukrainian-based team creating a free platform that enabled access to essential legal information in the US. Skip forward 2 years, a global pandemic and now a war, and the Lawrina team is remaining resilient and strong during incredibly challenging times. With a focus on well-being, communication and security, Lawrina is more motivated and united than ever to to keep going with their vision to create a ‘living ecosystem for legal assistance around the world’. Head to Bob Ambrogi’s guest interview with Inna Ptitsyna from Lawrina to learn more - https://www.lawnext.com/2022/04/guest-post-how-ukraine-based-legal-tech-startup-lawrina-is-adapting-during-the-war.h
Exciting news for New Zealand founded legal technology company LawVu, with the announcement last month that they successfully raised $USD13.5 million off the back of another consecutive year of 100% revenue growth. LawVu is a legaltech company that provides collaborative software to in-house counsel teams that enable them to work remotely (a very positive legal tech idea indeed!). The funding round was led by New York-based private equity firm Insight Partners and AirTree Ventures. To read more about this story, head to to https://lawvu.com/news/new-yorks-insight-airtree-double-down-on-lawvu/