• This post from Ron Friedmann (Exploding Legal Surveys and Conferences) is a good way to start the week. Ron asserts that one of the common findings of these ever-proliferating surveys is “that large law firms and corporate law departments have already transformed, if not been disrupted.” He rightly concludes that this is “hogwash.”

  • From Artificial Lawyer: dealWIP, an “operating system for deals,” …offer(s) ‘a cloud-based workflow integration platform for legal transactions of all types that provides a secure, frictionless and transparent environment for transactional attorneys and their clients’. “The platform will also seek to connect to many other systems a law firm may be using, such as legal

  • Justin Trudeau, surprise speaker at GoNorth17: “Change has never been this fast and will never be this slow again. Canadians see the AI opportunity.”
  • Here I go again, presenting data about the amount of legal work available in the AI industry. “More than 250 private companies that use AI algorithms across different verticals have

  • Robert Ambrogi also attended the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference last week. Here’s his take on a bit of hype, and how he believes AI can, in several ways, be a positive force in law.
  • Check out this very interesting post from Artificial Lawyer. There is yet another player in the “contracts”

  • I’ve been predicting for a while that law firms will begin using tools like Automated Insights (WordSmith) and Narrative Science (Quill) to draft client alerts and other market-facing material. WordSmith already generates more than 1.5 billion pieces of content per year for clients including Microsoft, The Associated Press, Cisco, Yahoo, and PwC. Now comes Primer