Clearbrief, Product that Strengthens Legal Writing, Raises $3.5M Seed Round

LawSites

As I previously wrote about Clearbrief, it does something unlike any other legal technology product I have seen. Lawyers can use the product both to review the strength of the lawyer’s own brief and to evaluate a brief received from an opponent.

Law Librarians Name Casetext Compose New Product Of The Year

LawSites

A first-of-its-kind tool introduced last year to automate the drafting of litigation briefs has been named new product of the year for 2021 by the American Association of Law Libraries. It later expanded to add employment law briefs and product liability briefs. Second Product Award.

ZERO’s New Product Automatically Captures Billable Time On A Lawyer’s Desktop Computer

LawSites

Apollo is a new AI-driven software product being released today by ZERO, a company whose flagship product automatically captures billable time spent on emails and documents on mobile phones and tablets. It also works with timekeeping products from Intapp and Thompson Reuters.

Production Services Agreements

Gordon P. Firemark

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. What is a Production Services Agreement? The production company brings to bear all of its expertise, knowledge, personnel, and other resources to produce and deliver the Project according to the financier’s specifications. When would I use a Production Services Agreement? Production Fee and Cash Flow Schedule.

A ‘Next-Generation’ Product for Researching Corporate Counsel

LawSites

Ken Crutchfield , vice president and general manager of legal markets, told me during a preview demonstration that the internal development team referred to this as the “next generation” of the product, and it lives up to that description.

Clio Acquires CalendarRules, Product that Automates Calendaring of Court Deadlines

LawSites

Law practice management company Clio has acquired the automated court-calendaring company CalendarRules , Clio’s first acquisition since becoming the first law practice management company to achieve unicorn status earlier this year and its second acquisition ever.

SixFifty’s Latest Product Automates Every Wilson Sonsini Employment Policy

Media Law

Its first product, launched in 2019, automated compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act. Using this new product, companies can generate employment policies as part of a single employee handbook or a-la-carte, SixFifty says.

TechnoLawyer Names Its Top 10 Products of 2020

Media Law

As it has almost every year since 2011, the legal technology newsletter TechnoLawyer has published its picks for the top products of the year. Winner of the top product award this year is TrialLine , which is software for creating timelines for litigation and other legal uses.

Launching Today: A Global Directory of Legaltech Products and Resources

Media Law

The site includes only commercial legal technology, meaning products intended for law firms and corporate legal departments. When a user views a particular product, the listing page also shows similar results, pointing the user to other products with similar functionality.

Legaltech Moves: Aderant Names Veteran Product Strategist As Chief Product Officer

Media Law

Atlanta-based Aderant , a global provider of business management software for law firms, has named Jairam Padmanabhan to the newly created position of chief product officer.

Fueled By $20M Raise, Kira Spin-Off Zuva Reveals Its First Product

LawSites

First Product Release. DocAI is Zuva’s first product release, with a second slated to be released later this year. Vigilant AI will use the technology in a cost-recovery product that examines vendor activity for potentially recoverable claims.

Free Products and Resources for Legal Professionals During Coronavirus Crisis

Media Law

To help legal professionals who are having to work from home or make other adjustments during the coronavirus crisis, I have created a page where I will track offers of free products and services from legal technology companies and others.

Aderant Unveils Benchmarking Tool for E-Billing; First Product from Its Newly Launched Intelligence Group

LawSites

Aderant , a global provider of business management software for law firms, is today unveiling a benchmarking tool for law firm billing that is the first product to emerge from the newly minted Aderant Intelligence group. .

ALSP Factor Launches Product for Law Firms to Manage and Support Transactions

LawSites

Now, building on these experiences, Factor is launching a productized, tech-enabled Legal Transaction Optimization service specifically for law firms. ” Sohn believes this new product could become the blueprint for how transactions are done in years ahead.

Notable New Casetext Product Drafts Your Litigation Briefs For You

Media Law

The product, the company says, “is poised to disrupt the $437 billion legal services industry and fundamentally change our understanding of what types of professional work are uniquely human.” Casetext is a company that is known for developing innovative legal research products.

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

Media Law

As with other SixFifty products, the questionnaire and assessment is developed in consultation with attorneys at Wilson Sonsini and based on their legal expertise.

Legal Analytics Products Deliver Widely Divergent Results, Study Shows

Media Law

That means that these products differ not only in the kinds of analytics they offer, but also in the results they deliver. ” When the librarians tested that query across the seven products, they got widely different answers. Yes (only for Product Liability cases).

New Thomson Reuters Marketplace Lets Users Test Products Before Buying Them

Media Law

Thomson Reuters is announcing two new features today: the Thomson Reuters Marketplace , an online store where users can research, demo, test and buy products and services, and Thomson Reuters Legal Home , a single point of entry where legal professionals can log in and access all their TR products.

Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about using quotes in your production. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. It is not a substitute for a private, independent consultation with an attorney selected to advise you after a full investigation of the facts and law relevant to your matter.

New Casetext Product Lets You Use Its Powerful Search Tool To Search Just About Anything

Media Law

Last year , the legal research company Casetext launched Compose , a first-of-its-kind product that uses artificial intelligence to help create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take. This will be a paid product.

How to make sure your production doesn’t get shut down.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to make sure your production doesn't get shut down. In this post, I'll explain why, and also how savvy producers can avoid a similar fate for their productions. In June, at least two productions were forced to close right after opening. In 2009, I wrote about a situation in which Stephen Sondheim ordered an Australian production of “Company” closed unless the unauthorized “cuts” were restored.

Chrome Extension Searches Thousands Of Legal Tech Companies and Products

Media Law

Say you are reading an article online about contract lifecycle management and want to know what companies offer products for that. A new extension for the Chrome browser puts the answer a click away.

Independent New Media Productions

Digital Media Law

There are casting notices out there for SAG new media productions under the “SAG New Media Contract.” Third, performers should recognize that independent producers are unlikely to make much, if any, money on these productions. Even the studios are shutting down their new media production entities (Stage 9, 60 Frames). A few notes may help clarify what these are, and help performers enforce a few of their rights.

LexisNexis Reengineers CourtLink, Its Docket Research Product

Media Law

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is today unveiling a major reengineering of its CourtLink federal and state docket research product that moves it to the Lexis Advance platform and that gives users more options for searching dockets while reducing the steps involved in doing so. Although now integrated within Lexis Advance, the product remains available as a standalone offering. CourtLink now integrates with the docket-analytics product Lex Machina.

How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

In the case of film and theatre projects, the SPE would be created to produce a single film or production. In a common scenario, the producer of the company may have several projects in various stages of production at any given time. You want the people that are helping you with the production to be tuned in to the company structure and financing setup… So they should be the ones putting together the SPE as well.

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AI CLM Company LinkSquares Raises $40M, Says It Will Soon Release First-of-its-Kind Product

LawSites

That is starting with developing new products that will power every part of the contracting process with AI, and that, he said, “will offer functionality no one has seen before.”.

New Release of CloudNine Review Platform Enhances Self-Service Productions and Speeds Imaging

Media Law

The e-discovery company CloudNine has released updates to its cloud-based review and productions platform CloudNine Review that includes what the company is describing as the next generation in self-service productions.

Legal Tech Companies Offer Free Products In Civil Rights Cases

Media Law

Two legal technology companies said this week that they are offering free access to their products to attorneys involved in civil rights matters. Legal research company Casetext is offering free access to its Compose brief automation for Title VII motions through the remainder of the summer.

Celebs and Products

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: an article discussing celebrity tweets and products. Is this the new face of product placement

New Product Makes It Easy For Firms To Map Multijurisdictional Surveys

Media Law

A new product called Map Engine aims to solve that problem by making it easy and economical for law firms to create attractive and interactive maps to visualize multijurisdictional data. The product they created employs a fully responsive design so that maps can be viewed on any device.

In Unique Partnership, Two Legal Research Companies to Co-Develop Products

Media Law

Co-Development of Products. But the bigger news is in what else today’s announcement says: The two companies will be working together into the future to develop additional product integrations and joint features.

Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow

Media Law

The post Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I am just back from ABA Techshow in Chicago. It was well worth the trip, with great programming, a teeming exhibit hall, and abundant opportunities for networking and socializing. The one question I was most often asked there (and that I most often asked others) was, “What have you seen that is new and interesting?” ” […].

The REAL business of television. Don’t lose sight of what the product is.

Gordon P. Firemark

They create the product they want to create, without knowing whether it’s a product anyone else gives a rat’s ass about. They determine what their customers want (not need, but WANT), and then they develop products that give it to them. What the REAL product is… The television business isn’t about buying and selling Art, or even good quality programs. The shows you and I love to watch on TV aren’t the product… they’re the BAIT.

Product Libel and Food Production Reform

Media Law Prof Blog

Nicole Negowetti, Valparaiso University Law School, is publishing Opening the Barnyard Door: Trasparency (sic) and the Resurgence of Ag-Gag & Veggie Libel Laws in volume 38 of the Seattle University Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. Over the past

Edward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Harlem Movie Set Fire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A man and woman who live in the building claim residents weren't warned by producers when a fire started during filming of 'Motherless Brooklyn.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

New Product from AI Contract Management Company LinkSquares Covers the Contract Creation Process

Media Law

The company says that the new product, called LinkSquares Finalize, will work seamlessly with its existing post-signature product, which it now calls LinkSquares Analyze, to provide an integrated platform.

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

Why productions like “Moneyball” get shelved.

Gordon P. Firemark

Last month, just hours before the scheduled start of production on Columbia Pictures’ “Moneyball&# , starring Brad Pitt and directed by Steven Soderbergh, the studio pulled the plug on production, putting the project into “limited turnaround&#.

Now You Can Automatically Draft Litigation Briefs in Product Liability Cases

Media Law

Legal research company Casetext is further extending Compose , its first-of-its-kind automated brief-drafting product, to cover a new practice area, products liability involving pharmaceuticals and medical device.

How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class)

Gordon P. Firemark

How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class). Finding investors and donors for theatrical productions is a challenging task. Broadway Producer Michael Roderick and Theatrical Attorney Gordon Firemark will lead this tele-class in exploring Backer Auditions, donor presentations and other approaches to engaging prospective financiers for theatrical productions. I’m pleased to be a part of this tele-class being offered next Thursday, the 13th.

Legal Tech Design Firm Offers Shared-Risk Product Prototyping for Law Firms

Media Law

For law firms, it is becoming increasingly common to develop technology products of their own. It has introduced a Law Firm Partner Program that founder Nicole Bradick says enables firms to share the burden and risk of product development.

Reynen Court Now Lets You Take Legal Tech Products For A Test Drive

Media Law

Reynen Court , the platform that describes itself as the app store for legal technology, has introduced a new feature, appropriately called One-Click Test Drive, that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to test products without having to buy them or negotiate trial licenses.