• The big news yesterday was Thomson Reuters’ launch of “…Westlaw Edge, an updated, artificial intelligence-assisted legal research platform. The updates include new warnings for invalid or questionable law, litigation analytics, a tool to analyze statutory changes and an improved AI-enhanced search called WestSearch Plus.” Here’s their video promo piece, and here the press release. Kudos

  • American Lawyer discusses Altman Weil’s latest Law Firms in Transition Survey here. With findings like this:

“…law firm leaders are increasingly fed up with their partners’ resistance to change. Meanwhile, half of firm leaders said there’s nothing especially different about their firms compared to their competitors,”

it’s a good dose of reality. I also

  • Here, from Kira Systems, is a good primer on Contract Analysis AI. Contract Analysis Software: The Technology Fundamentals.
  • There’s more news about contracts re: “ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligence services, today announced the launch of ABBYY Text Analytics for Contracts, a managed service that automatically discovers insights from contracts and leases

  • Contracts!

– Magic Circle firms Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have joined Dentons, K&L Gates, DLA Piper and others in The Accord Project to create standards for legal smart contracts for various practice areas. Details here.

Artificial Lawyer reports that “Fasken has announced that it has adopted Kira

  • From Waller: Tennessee becomes one of first states to approve blockchain ‘smart’ contracts. The post describes blockchain and suggests further steps that should be taken, enumerating the benefits thereof. “Tennessee joins a handful of other states, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Florida, New York and Colorado, that have officially recognized blockchain technology as a means of verifying

  • Implementation of the GDPR is only a couple of months away, so from Healthcare IT News, here’s “Europe’s GDPR privacy law is coming: Here’s what US health orgs need to know.”
  • “GE Inks Legal Outsourcing Deal With UnitedLex, Eying Big Savings.” UnitedLex says the agreement will help GE shave 30 percent off its