Presenting at Two Legal Tech / Legal Innovation Conferences in Australia

It was a big week here in Australia – I took a few individual meetings, spoke at a couple law firms and delivered the Keynote at the Chilli IQ Lawtech Summit in Brisbane/Noosa ( https://www.lawtechsummit.com.au ) as well as the FLIP Legal Tech Conference in Sydney hosted by the Law Society of New South Wales (https://www.lawsociety.com.au/…/advoc…/flip/flip-conference/ )

It was nice to have coverage of my talk in Sydney in the Australian – the largest circulation newspaper for Australia!

LexPredict Launches New User Interface for ContraxSuite

Our LexPredict Team is excited to announce the new ContraxSuite User Interface – See Press Release < HERE >

ContraxSuite has a wide range of user types across our various legal service delivery customers. Relevant users include legal data scientists, power users in legal information technology, professional review teams at legal process outsourcers, contract review units in corporate legal departments, as well as associates and partners in law firms. While the existing ContraxSuite user interface will still serve as the interface for our data scientist community, the new UI is designed to serve the needs of a much broader community of users.

Eric Detterman – VP and Global Head of Products and Solution Engineering at LexPredict noted, “The new ContraxSuite User Interface delivers the bells and whistles that many users expect from a modern app or software tool, including dynamic menus, helpful dialog boxes, and an easy, intuitive design.”   

Agreements Network Marries Legal Contracts with Blockchain (via Ledger Insights)

“Monax announced that eleven organizations are partnering with the Agreements Network (AN) which turns ‘legal processes into products’. The network enables people to create legally compliant agreements from templates with a few clicks.

The project deserves attention because of the involvement of Monax which is known for contributing the code to Hyperledger Burrow.

The AN announced it’s working with law firms BakerHostetler, LegalBono and ErdosIP. Additionally, tech firm partners include Clause, Crowdcube, LexPredict, Libra, Mattereum, Monax, Rymedi, TransparentNode and Wolfram Blockchain Labs.”

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SEE ALSO –
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Agreements.Network >
Docs / Network Protocol >

 

Warren Agin Joins LexPredict as Director of Professional Development and Senior Consultant


We are very excited to welcome Warren E. Agin to the LexPredict team! Warren Agin joins LexPredict as Director of Professional Development and Senior Consultant. Warren is Founding Chair of the American Bar Association’s Legal Analytics Committee and serves Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School where he teaches Legal Analytics. Warren is the author of a recent study which uses machine learning to predict outcomes in bankruptcy cases. Warren will bring nearly thirty years of legal practice experience to the LexPredict team.
#machinelearning #legaltech #legaldata #legalanalytics #legalinnovation

Block (Legal) Tech Conference – Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law on August 9, 2018

24 days Until – Block ( Legal ) Tech Conference – Some of the best minds in Blockchain and Law will gather at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law on August 9, 2018. BlockLegalTech.com

CONFIRMED Speakers Include —
Ken Blanco | Director @ FinCEN
Kevin Batteh | Delta Strategy Group
Preston Byrne | Monax
Jess Cheng | International Monetary Fund
Drew Hinkes | Athena Blockchain & NYU Stern School of Business
Peter Hunn | The Accord Project & Clause.io
Daniel Katz | The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech – Chicago-Kent Law
Amy Kim | Chamber of Digital Commerce
Joshua Klayman | Klayman LLC
Tony Lai | Legal.io + Stanford CodeX
Jennifer O’Rourke | Attest, Inc.
Stephen Palley | Anderson Kill
Matt Roszak | Bloq
John Roth | Bittrex
Colleen Sullivan | CMT Digital Holdings LLC & Sullivan Wolf Kailus LLC
Angela Walch | Centre for Blockchain Tech – Univ. College London

And thanks to our sponsors !

OpenEDGAR: Open Source Software for SEC EDGAR Analysis (Michael Bommarito, Daniel Martin Katz & Eric Detterman)

Our next paper — OpenEDGAR – Open Source Software for SEC Edgar Analysis is now available.  This paper explores a range of #OpenSource tools we have developed to explore the EDGAR system operated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  While a range of more sophisticated extraction and clause classification protocols can be developed leveraging LexNLP and other open and closed source tools, we provide some very simple code examples as an illustrative starting point.

Click here for Paper:   < SSRN > < arXiv >
Access Codebase Here: < Github >

Abstract
OpenEDGAR is an open source Python framework designed to rapidly construct research databases based on the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system operated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). OpenEDGAR is built on the Django application framework, supports distributed compute across one or more servers, and includes functionality to (i) retrieve and parse index and filing data from EDGAR, (ii) build tables for key metadata like form type and filer, (iii) retrieve, parse, and update CIK to ticker and industry mappings, (iv) extract content and metadata from filing documents, and (v) search filing document contents. OpenEDGAR is designed for use in both academic research and industrial applications, and is distributed under MIT License at https://github.com/LexPredict/openedgar

The Block (Legal) Tech Conference – August 9, 2018 — @Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law


Save the DATE ! August 9, 2018 – we will be hosting the BLOCK (Legal) Tech Conference @ Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law.

Tickets are FREE but registration is required —  –  http://blocklegaltech.com/

#BlockChain #CryptoInfrastructure #FinTech #LegalTech #ICO