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Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest

The Appetizer: Sponsors

The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • 2019 Has Been a Good Year for Legal Tech: nearly $1.2 billion has already been invested in legal tech in 2019...and it's only September! Read Bob Ambrogi's full report, complete with a breakdown of where the money is going.

  • Transforming Your Law Department with Design Thinking: in this episode of the Nextlaw Ignite podcast, Jeff Marple, Director of Innovation for the Legal Group at Liberty Mutual Insurance, explains how his legal team is using design thinking to accelerate the transformation of their legal department.

  • Optimizing Legal Ops in Law Firms: David Cunningham explains that there was (and remains) a tremendous opportunity for law firms to develop a large competitive advantage based on Legal Ops. He spells out how in this terrific piece.

  • Big Moves at FastCase: FastCase has acquired NextChapter, the web-based bankruptcy software platform. According to FastCase CEO Ed Walter, "this combination will be the start of Fastcase's new forms and workflow tools products." Pretty exciting stuff - I once thought of FastCase as *just* a new research tool, but between their AI Sandbox and this new offering, it's obvious that they're much more.

  • Delta Model White Paper: this is a new framework that helps law students and lawyers understand how law and technology can work together to create a more holistic approach to lawyering. I'm proud to play a small part as a member of the project team (the stars of the show are Natalie Runyon from Thomson Reuters, Alyson Carrel from Northwestern law, Cat Moon from Vanderbilt Law, and Shellie Reid, who is a student at Michigan State Law & ATJ Tech Fellow). Yesterday, our group released a new White Paper, which is the culmination of phase one of the project. In the White Paper, the Delta Model concept was tested against the perspectives of 45 professionals composed primarily of hiring managers of in-house counsel, hiring managers of outside counsel, and hiring managers of new law school graduates.tional law apps, automated processes, data science projects, visualizations, games, etc)." Neat.


About Gabe Teninbaum

Gabe Teninbaum (@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.

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