From the Announcement – “Starting on August 1st, this code base and our public development roadmap will be hosted on Github under a permissive open-source licensing model that will allow most organizations to quickly and freely implement and customize their own contract and document analytics. Like Redhat does for Linux, we will provide support, customization, and data services to “cover the last mile” for those organizations who need it.
We believe that a very important future for law lies in its central role in facilitating and regulating the modern information economy. But unless we start treating law itself like the production of information, we’ll never get there. Before we can solve big problems with smart contracts, we need to start by structuring existing legacy contracts. We hope our actions today will help lawyers, companies, and other LegalTech providers accelerate the pace of improvement and innovation through more open collaboration.” (click here for full announcement or access via Slideshare)
As my part of my final day in Amsterdam – it was my great pleasure to join with my friends from the Dutch Law Firm – Kennedy Van Der Laan (co-founded by the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan) for a Legal Innovation Event. The event combined sessions in data, technology and design thinking for a variety of European General Counsels.
I spoke on a panel on Thursday entitled – The Future of e-Discovery Law, Business, and Practice with the following panelists —
David Horrigan, kCura
Monica Bay, CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Daniel Katz, Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law + LexPredict
James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y), United States Magistrate Judge
Andrew Jimenez, CEO, Fronteo USA
Today I am quoted in a story in Wired about Legal Tech and its role in shaping change within the legal industry …
Tomorrow I will be speaking at the 19th Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum in NYC (Presented by Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute). This annual event draws a large number of leaders from the AMLaw 200 law firms. The focus of my panel will be the Emerging Role of Technology in the Law Firm Model. I am joined by a world class faculty which includes representatives from Law firms, In House, Legal Tech and the Legal Academy, etc.
HT: Jim Chen @ MoneyLaw Blog