iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced that Burness Paull – one of Scotland’s leading independent commercial law firms  – has selected iManage Cloud for its 500 users to deliver secure document and information management.

Burness Paull saw the migration of its existing on-premises iManage Work implementation to iManage Cloud as a way to continue its long-standing relationship with iManage while increasing the firm’s scalability and agility.

“Moving the responsibility for managing infrastructure and software updates to iManage, rather than managing it in-house, made a lot of sense,” said Billy Kirkwood, IT Director, Burness Paull. “With iManage Cloud, our professionals get reliable access to the document and email management tools they’ve long depended on, while IT can focus on new ways to create and deliver value to the business.”

For enhanced security, Burness Paull will also be adding two iManage cloud-based applications to protect critical client data. With iManage Security Policy Manager, the firm gains a scalable way to manage ethical walls, segment data and implement a “need-to-know” security model. And iManage Threat Manager creates a unique electronic thumbprint from historical data for each user to detect internal and external threat actors with the highest level of accuracy.

“Like most high-profile firms, we have clients with very demanding security requirements,” added Kirkwood. “The implementation of sophisticated tools like iManage Security Policy and iManage Threat Manager enables us to meet – and in many cases, exceed – client requirements around protecting their privileged information.”

iManage partner Phoenix Business Solutions is helping Burness Paull with its migration of iManage Work to iManage Cloud and its deployment of iManage Threat Manager and iManage Security Policy Manager.

“iManage delivers the industry’s leading Work Product Management capabilities with scalable, reliable performance and features specifically designed for professionals,” said Geoff Hornsby, General Manager, EMEA, iManage. “This proactive approach to security serves as an important differentiator for Burness Paull when clients are choosing which professional services firms to entrust with their information.”


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Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has named Paula Canaday-Daeke and Michael Gibeault as senior directors of legal services.

“We are pleased to welcome Paula and Michael to the growing TCDI team,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Together their experience and expertise will help further expand our footprint across the U.S. by continuing to solve our clients’ legal challenges and maintaining our dedication to superior service and innovation.”

Paula is a seasoned sales and business development executive with more than 16 years of legal industry experience in working with corporate legal counsel and law firms. She was most recently a director of business development at Integreon and has held senior sales and business development positions with eDirect Impact and LexisNexis. Paula is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BBA degree in computer information systems.  

Michael’s career has focused on supporting law firms and corporate legal departments with creative and cost-effective solutions that rely on cutting-edge technology and highly skilled legal professionals. He was most recently a senior director at Morae Global and had previously served in executive positions at DTI Global, Epiq Systems, Robert Half International and LexisNexis. Michael is a graduate of Geneseo State University and the University of Oxford Said School of Business Senior Executive Program and is a Certified Litigation Support Professional.

Learn more about how TCDI is redefining review at Legaltech in New York, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Stop by booth 1514 to meet the team and view a demonstration.

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), announces the launch of SecureLaw 365, a cybersecurity service designed specifically to address the complex data privacy obligations of law firms.  The program delivers an in-depth evaluation of a firm’s current level of security by identifying cyber exposures and then developing an action plan for improving cybersecurity.

SecureLaw 365 provides access to cybersecurity thought leaders and cutting-edge tools that would otherwise be too expensive to bring in-house.  It offers a simplified, cost-effective cybersecurity program for small to medium-sized law firms to improve data privacy practices and safeguard client information.

“TCDI’s cybersecurity team has provided proactive security services for more than a decade, and now has developed SecureLaw 365 to further assist small and medium-sized law firms to meet their ethical obligation to safeguard client data,” said Tim Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of TCDI.

Law firm data security practices are increasingly being scrutinized and audited by corporate clients given the privacy concerns associated with the data entrusted to them.  The likelihood of failing these audits is high without an effective cybersecurity program, and the consequence is often the loss of a key client.

SecureLaw 365 is designed to help law firms protect client data as well as prepare for the inevitable data security audit.  To achieve this goal, TCDI assesses cybersecurity from a technical, procedural and end-user perspective.  Services include:

·                  Cybersecurity assessments

·                  Penetration testing

·                  Vulnerability scanning

·                  Managed social engineering tests

·                  Automated security awareness training

·                  Chief Security Officer on-demand

·                  Cybersecurity newsletter subscription

SecureLaw 365 was developed based on TCDI’s deep understanding of the legal industry’s strict data privacy requirements and best practices.  The litigation services division of TCDI is entrusted with petabytes of sensitive client data that is stored in its fully owned and operated 5,000 square foot Tier 3 data center. 

“As a trusted partner in some of the largest and most complex litigation in the world, our clients require the highest security standards.  Accordingly, we regularly undergo the same data security audits that law firms encounter,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. 

doeLEGAL’s ASCENT V8.0 Better Informs Legal Teams to Make Confident Decisions

Bringing collaborative control to legal teams – a fresh User Interface, matter analytic dashboards, and cost predictability promote trusted business insights in the era of data-driven everything. ASCENT version 8.0 will be deployed globally in April, 2018 and can be seen at #Legalweek18 Booth 1307 during Legaltech, Jan30-Feb 1 in New York City.

ASCENT V8.0 organically adapts and evolves with enterprise clients’ changing business requirements. Delivering analytical and predictive views of legal operations is fully supported by their knowledgeable experts. Initial user feedback shows a marked increase in their legal departments’ adaptability, simplification, innovation, and business transparency.

ASCENT V8.0 delivers the smart ELM data that informs legal teams to make confident decisions.  Through a consultative support model, global corporate legal departments can effectively manage matters, costs, and data for successful outcomes – at any time and from anywhere.  The ASCENT Software adapts and evolves with your changing business requirements, delivering analytical and predictive views of legal operations, and supporting legal teams with knowledgeable experts. ASCENT’s collaborative platform of Spend, Matter, and Legal HHold Management promotes trusted business insights in the era of data-driven everything.

“The new features and user experience enable our legal teams to better optimize workflow and department efficiency. We’re also able to collaborate better with our other business units. The upgraded analytics and report-building capabilities give me the insights I need to evaluate matters quickly. ASCENT V8.0 raises the bar for all ELM solutions on the market,” GC of Fortune 100 global company.

“ASCENT V8.0 is a game-changer for ELM solutions on the market, bringing together the best of software development and client service. The innovative features and new user-interface delivers the fresh look and feel that makes your daily task load easier at every level of the department. ASCENT is revolutionizing the way ELM platforms are built from the outside-in,” said Tom Russo, president and CEO of doeLEGAL

Visit doeLEGAL at or call 302-798-7500 to learn more.

Tabs3 Software Introduces Kurent – Easy Cloud Billing for Solo and Small Law Firms


Software Technology, LLC, the maker of Tabs3 software, is excited to announce the release of a new cloud billing program, Kurent.  Kurent is an easy to use program designed for solo and small law firms who typically don’t use and don’t want to pay for elaborate practice management features.  The team that made Tabs3, the most award winning billing software in the legal industry, used their more than 35 years of knowledge and experience to build a product that is tailored to the billing needs of solo and small law firms.


“We know that many solo and small firms struggle to track their time and send out invoices using Word and Excel, or QuickBooks,” said Dan Berlin, President and CEO of Software Technology, LLC. “Every screen and dashboard in Kurent is designed with them in mind so that the process of getting paid for legal work can be as easy as possible.”


Kurent provides solo and small law firms with an integrated, seamless way to track their time, create invoices and record payments.  It includes dashboards that provides valuable insight into the status of work done, invoices sent and collected – all through easy to understand charts and graphs.  Attorneys can email invoices to clients in Kurent and get paid online with LawPay. Kurent also makes it easy to take care of your back office needs by integrating with QuickBooks online.  Backed by decades of legal billing software experience, Kurent delivers an intuitive design and reliability that the legal industry has come to expect from a Tabs3 product.


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About Software Technology, LLC

Software Technology, LLC is the leading provider of legal software in the United States with more than 35 years of experience developing legal billing software and more than 100,000 active monthly users on products such as Tabs3, PracticeMaster and Kurent. Kurent is a web based billing program for solo and small law firms. Tabs3 software is a desktop suite that features the nation’s most award-winning legal billing software. Kurent allows attorneys to easily track their time, send out invoices and collect payments – including integrating online payments. For more information, visit or


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TLT and LegalSifter combine artificial intelligence and legal advice in contract negotiation solution

Pittsburgh, PA USA | December 13, 2017 LegalSifter has partnered with TLT to launch a “combined intelligence” solution for contract negotiation for in-house legal, procurement and operations teams in the UK and Ireland. This world’s first solution will dramatically increase the speed and efficiency of contract reviews and business transactions, and minimize risks inherent in the negotiation process.

The solution combines powerful artificial intelligence technology from LegalSifter with in-built legal advice and ad hoc legal support from TLT. Users start by uploading draft contracts into LegalSifter. Sifters – software trained to read text for a specific concept that learns over time – and in-context advice from TLT’s commercial lawyers then help users to identify missing terms and conditions and make changes that protect their interests.

The software completes a contract review within a minute or two, with greater consistency, less risk of errors or missed terms and the assurance that a lawyer is available when needed. It can also be customized to each client – for example to enforce a company’s sign-off procedures – enabling consistency across the business and can be up and running within a few days.

James Touzel, partner and head of technology, media and telecoms at TLT, says: “People and artificial intelligence together will deliver better results than either alone. Clients will inevitably have questions that software cannot answer, or they will want the assurance that an expert is available when needed. At the same time, artificial intelligence offers a speed that people cannot possibly deliver. That is why TLT has partnered with LegalSifter to create what we believe is the first solution of its kind in the UK and Ireland legal market.”

Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter, says: “Contract negotiation is a slow and risky process, and the cost of missing an egregious term can be catastrophic. By combining intelligent software with intelligent lawyers to make contract reviews quicker, safer and cheaper, we’re hoping to make this pain a thing of the past. We are excited to be partnering with TLT to bring this new solution to market.”

TLT has entered a strategic, multi-year partnership with LegalSifter, which includes a minority equity share in the business. For further information about the solution, please email James Touzel at TLT on or call +44 (0)333 006 0156.

About LegalSifter
LegalSifter is dedicated to bringing affordable legal services to the world by empowering people with artificial intelligence. LegalSifter intends to achieve its mission by working with the legal profession, not against it. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), LegalSifter offers its products directly to organizations as well as through and with law firms.

About TLT
TLT supports large corporates, public institutions and high growth businesses on their strategic and day-to-day legal needs. Able to advise across the three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the firm has offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as a specialist ship finance team in Piraeus, Greece.
With significant experience advising organizations in the energy & renewables, financial services, housing, leisure, public sector, retail & consumer goods and technology, media and telecoms sectors, the firm has a strong track record of consistent growth driven by client need. TLT has more than 100 partners and employs around 1,000 people.

LegalSifter and Horty Springer to offer combined intelligence solution to clients needing faster contract review

Pittsburgh, PA USA | January 9, 2018 LegalSifter and Horty Springer are proud to announce a strategic partnership to offer a new product to help hospitals and health systems in the United States review, analyze and negotiate contracts, starting with business associate agreements required by the HIPAA privacy regulations. By combining LegalSifter’s artificial intelligence with Horty Springer’s legal advice, clients will review contracts 24x7x365 quickly and confidently.
The partnership represents the first time in the history of the legal services industry in the United States that a law firm will offer artificial intelligence in a format directly used by its clients.

“It’s the next logical step in the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession,” said Dan Mulholland, Senior Partner at Horty Springer. “Clients would like a legal review of every contract they sign, but to do so the review has to be affordable and aligned with the speed of business. Artificial intelligence, with embedded guidance designed by lawyers, is the only way to make that consistently possible.”

Clients will upload a proposed or draft contract into LegalSifter. Sifters – software trained to read text, look for specific concepts, and learn over time – read the contract and produce in-context comments written by Horty Springer lawyers in a minute or two. Clients that need additional support will contact Horty Springer for advice.

“In every contract negotiation in the world, at least one party works off the other party’s paper,” said Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter. “It’s difficult to read someone else’s writing and apply your point of view without unnecessarily missing a critical term. Our partnership launches a product that makes that process faster and less risky.”

In many health care organizations, those responsible for contract negotiation wait days or weeks to have agreements reviewed by their lawyers and colleagues. LegalSifter does it in a minute or two.

Horty Springer will offer LegalSifter-enabled solutions across a wide range of contract types. The solution will launch with business associate agreements, required under federal law of all health care entities (e.g. hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, HMOs) that use outside contractors who have access to confidential patient information. In upcoming weeks and months, Horty Springer will offer solutions for practitioner employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, software end user license agreements, supplier terms and conditions, and many others.

For additional information about the product, please contact Dan Mulholland at or 412-687-7677.

About LegalSifter
LegalSifter is dedicated to bringing affordable legal services to the world by empowering people with artificial intelligence. LegalSifter intends to achieve its mission by working with the legal profession, not against it. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), LegalSifter offers its products directly to organizations as well as through and with law firms.

About Horty Springer
Horty Springer is the first law firm to devote its practice exclusively to health care law. From its offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the firm’s 17 attorneys serve hospital and health system clients in all 50 states in association with their local counsel. The firm advises health system physician leaders, executives, boards and legal counsel on a wide variety of matters including medical staff bylaws, credentialing, privileging and peer review, corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, payor relationships, mergers and acquisitions and all manner of policies and contracts, as well as representing health care clients in contract, antitrust, fraud and abuse and medical staff-related litigation.

LegalSifter launches product that reviews contract drafts on other party’s paper in a minute or two
Software-as-a-service product uses machine learning and natural language processing

Pittsburgh, PA USA | September 27, 2017  LegalSifter proudly introduces a better way to review and negotiate a contract. At least one party in every negotiation must review someone else’s contract, an unfamiliar document full of complex legal language. That party has three options: (1) ask colleagues or external counsel for help (expensive & slow), (2) review the document alone (challenging), or (3) skip the review, sign the document, and hope for the best (risky).

“People routinely review draft contracts they did not write with tight deadlines, distractions, and the expectation of perfection,” said Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter and a licensed attorney. “Our new product helps people read draft contracts faster, access the advice of their lawyers and leaders in seconds, make fewer errors, and shave days off of their contract negotiations.”

Users of LegalSifter upload the first draft of a contract to a secure website. Sifters – software trained to read text, look for a specific concept, and learn from experience – then review the document and identify important concepts that demand attention or are missing entirely. The Sifters trigger in-context advice tailored to the customer’s business and position in the negotiation. Users may export the advice for redlining.

LegalSifter sells its product directly to companies and through law firms. For companies, users tend to be general counsels looking to scale, procurement or sales team members wanting to take a more active role in a negotiation, or leaders who quickly need a second set of eyes on a contract.

Law firms are both users and resellers of the product. Junior attorneys and paralegals use LegalSifter to access the experience of their partners 24×7. Partners use LegalSifter just like pilots use checklists in airplanes – a subtle, important reminder of where they should focus their time and what not to forget.

Law firms brand and resell LegalSifter to clients who want to access their trusted advisors on low-level contract reviews at a speed and cost that aligns with their business needs. They combine their advice with the Sifters to create a powerful self-service software product for clients, and improve revenues, client satisfaction, and margins with a new product that makes them money while they sleep.

“We will achieve our mission by working with the legal profession, not against it,” said Miller. “Artificial intelligence is becoming part of our daily lives. Amazon brought AI into our homes with Alexa. Apple brought AI to our smartphones with Siri. LegalSifter will start the legal profession on its own artificial intelligence journey.”

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DISCO Appoints New CRO and CFO and Promotes Etheridge to CMO

DISCO deepens its bench of senior executives to prepare for global expansion in 2018.

Houston, TX – CS Disco Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading SaaS ediscovery solution DISCO, today appointed Andrew Shimek as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Michael Lafair as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and promoted Neil Etheridge to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

This expansion of DISCO’s leadership team follows a year of tremendous growth, including more than 85% growth in headcount and the launch of field sales and services teams in all major U.S. markets. More and more, law firms and corporate legal departments have jettisoned their legacy platforms and adopted DISCO as their firm-wide or company-wide ediscovery solution. DISCO is now the acknowledged market leader in next-generation cloud ediscovery.

“We are thrilled to bring Andrew’s and Michael’s leadership to DISCO,” said founder and CEO Kiwi Camara. “Both share our core values – what we call the Inventor’s Spirit – and both are mature, effective leaders with remarkable track records throughout their careers to prove it. In addition, I couldn’t be more proud of Neil’s accomplishments with us. When we searched for a CMO, we concluded the best candidate was already here.”

Shimek, DISCO’s new CRO, is a lawyer and a 20-year industry veteran who held successive leadership roles at LexisNexis and Epiq, ending as President of Legal Services and Electronic Discovery at Epiq. At DISCO, Shimek’s focus will be growing revenue worldwide. “I am thrilled to be here to help build out the offering and team as we expand our market footprint around the world and become the dominant player in ediscovery,” said Shimek. “When I met the DISCO team and saw a clear passion and commitment to bring product differentiation back to ediscovery, the pull was too great to resist.”

Lafair, DISCO’s new CFO, previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of and was instrumental in executing the sale of to Ziff Davis, LLC in 2015. After the acquisition, Lafair served as Global Head of Finance, Ziff Davis B2B. Prior to, Lafair served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of All Web Leads, Inc. and Vice President and General Counsel of Interlogix, Inc. and practiced corporate law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. With the addition of Shimek and Lafair, two thirds of the DISCO executive team are former practicing lawyers.

“Michael is both a lawyer and a highly regarded financial executive. We are delighted he will be joining DISCO,” said Camara. “He has key experiences and a unique skill set in moving companies forward from a financial and investment standpoint, and we look forward to seeing his contribution to DISCO.” Lafair said, “I am pleased to join Kiwi and his team. I was impressed by DISCO’s innovative and transformative approach to using technology to improve the practice of law. I look forward to helping this talented team continue its success.”

Etheridge, assuming the role of CMO, has been with DISCO since 2015 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company as Vice President of Marketing. In his new position, he will continue to lead DISCO’s go-to-market strategy, brand strategy, lead generation, product marketing, communications, and more – both domestically and internationally. “Neil is the kind of transformative visionary who helps businesses such as ours quickly position themselves for go-to-market success,” said Camara. “He has a track record of accomplishments in coordinating internal and external resources and stakeholders to capture and grow market share. We would not be where we are today without him.”

For more information, or to learn more about DISCO contact us today.



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