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  • Legaler Aid Aims To Tackle The Justice Gap Through Crowdfunding And Blockchain

    Way back in 2018, I reported here on the plan by Australia-based company Legaler to create a blockchain-based legal charity to allow social justice legal cases to be supported through crowdfunding and matched with lawyers willing to handle them. Today that project, Legaler Aid, is officially launching, promising to connect litigants in social justice cases...

  • Australia-based InfoTrack Acquires Majority Stake in Court Calendaring Company LawToolBox Inc.

    The Australia-based legal technology company InfoTrack, which also operates in the United States, has acquired a majority interest in LawToolBox, a Denver, Colo., company founded in 1998 that provides legal calendaring and deadline management software. Although declining to disclose terms of the deal, the husband-and-wife owners of LawToolBox, CEO Jack Grow and VP of Marketing...

  • New Global Legal Tech Report Charts State of Legal Tech Across Asia-Pacific Region

    In April I reported on the release by the Global Legal Tech Report of its report on Australia, the first in a planned series of regional reports on legal tech worldwide, which will culminate in a global report in November. Now, the GLTR has released reports covering Asia and New Zealand. When considered alongside the...

  • LawNext: The 10 Most Popular Episodes of April 2020

    Here are the episodes of my LawNext podcast that got the most listens during April. This reflects episode downloads only during April, not for all time. 1. Legal Futurist Richard Susskind on Coronavirus, Courts and the Legal Profession. 2. David Lat on His Brink-of-Death Battle with COVID-19. 3. Managing Legal Matters with Microsoft Teams. 4....

  • LawNext Episode 69: Using Tech to Manage COVID-19 Legal Issues in Australia

    In Australia, as elsewhere, COVID-19 is creating a surge in the demand for legal help, especially among low-income individuals, as people face job losses, evictions, bankruptcy, domestic violence, and end-of-life issues. Further complicating the situation there is that parts of the country are still recovering from the bush fires that only recently were extinguished. With...

  • First in Series of Global Legal Tech Reports Finds Good and Bad in Australia

    The first in a new series of planned reports on legal tech globally looks at the market in Australia, where it finds good and bad — a vibrant and kaleidoscopic industry, but one where women are under-represented as founders or cofounders of companies. “Our inaugural report on Australia’s legal tech companies reveals a vibrant, thriving...

  • Amid Pandemic, Legaler Offers Its Video Meeting Service Free to Solo/Small Firms

    To help solo and small-firm lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia-based company Legaler is offering its secure online video chat platform free to firms of 10 lawyers or fewer. Legaler’s platform allows lawyers to schedule, host and archive secure video meetings with multiple participants and screen sharing. While Legaler’s starter package is already free,...

  • Australian Startup Lawpath Raises $4.4M to Grow Its Online Legal Platform

    Australian legal startup Lawpath has closed a $4.4 million fundraising round, which it said was one of the largest capital raises for legal tech in Australian history. The investment will be used to strengthen its products and services in Australia and to expand into Asia. Lawpath also today launched a new legal services platform for...

  • 12 Finalists Named for Global Legal Hackathon; Will Compete May 4 in NYC

    Twelve teams from global locations ranging from Australia to China, from Bucharest to Brazil, and from India to San Francisco, have been named as finalists in the second annual Global Legal Hackathon. The teams have been invited to compete in the hackathon’s final found May 4 in New York City. The first round took place...

  • Finalists Announced in Global Legal Hackathon

    The Global Legal Hackathon has announced the 14 teams selected to go on to the final round gala April 21 in New York, where they will pitch to a global panel of judges in front of a live audience. The list of finalists is below. Information on attending the New York event can be found...

  • Legaler Plans Launch of Legal-Industry Cryptocurrency and Blockchain-Based Legal Charity

    The Australia-based company Legaler, which markets a secure online videochat platform for lawyers, announced today that it will create a cryptocurrency for the legal industry that will be used for transactions between lawyers and clients and by lawyers to purchase features and services within the Legaler ecosystem. In addition, Legaler said it will create a...

  • Blab et al

    I ran across something called Blab.im yesterday afternoon in an online exchange among legal professionals. Seeing that it was some sort of video conferencing app similar to Google Hangouts, I asked on Facebook if anyone had heard of Blab, had used it and how it compared to Hangouts. Samantha Collier, a social media consultant to...

  • New blogs joining the LexBlog Network for the week of 12/19-12/23

    The week is coming to a close and it’s time to get out of the office a little early. I mentioned before that it’s always nice to have a publication join the LexBlog Network from a new locale. Last week we had two from Australia, now this week it’s our first from Korea. I hope...

  • New blogs joining the LexBlog Network for the week of 12/12-12/16

    Before wrapping up for the week—and heading off to the LexBlog holiday party—let’s look back at the publications to launch over the past five days. Also, I may be wrong, but this has to be the first time ever that we’ve launched two blogs from Australia in the same week. Have a great weekend, everyone. AmLaw...

  • Best in Law Blogs : The LexBlog Network : May 16, 2011

    Returning from the Montana sun to another gray Seattle day, we have 155 posts on The LexBlog Network today. As I look up and down the list, trying to find a common theme, there really isn’t one as we have posts coming from a wide selection of topics: intellectual property law, ERISA and class actions,...

  • New blogs on The LexBlog Network for the week of 3/28-4/1

    Another week comes to a close as six new publications join The LexBlog Network. Amongst the fray, we have what is the fourth publication on the Network from Australia. The employment and energy practice areas continue to grow, and we also have a new subject to discuss within realm of criminal law. Have a great...

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