Thursday, January 27, 2022

Technology advances are, in a way, inevitable and permanent. For instance, something like the smartphone that was an option a decade ago is now a must for almost everyone. The world of legal is no exception to change anymore. As millennial lawyers enter the workforce, they prefer advanced technology to make their work flawless and efficient.

Though the industry has been slow in tech adoption, positive changes like proactively using growth mindsets and turning market drivers like new legal tech have been creating an impact. As a result, legal businesses will be able to take advantage of new tools that can save time, money and improve user adoption when utilized effectively.

From the advent of AI-based applications to workflow automation solutions, the legal space is now overflowing with numerous solutions. The ongoing surge in cloud-based software adoption will continue steadily, accelerating the digital transformation in the legal area.

Meanwhile, legal service providers and legal department vendors have always been a prime target of cyberattacks due to the sensitive information and massive volume of data they store. It will be increasingly imperative that everyone is vigilant about who they choose to partner with. Moreover, legal businesses should ensure that their vendors and providers comply with information security requirements to deal with the rising cyber threats.

To make the selection process more streamlined, Enterprise Viewpoint Magazine’s editorial team, researchers, and tech veterans have developed a list of some of the top innovators in the Legal Technology space.

We present the “Top 20 Legal Technology Solution Providers 2021.”

AccessData

President & CEO: Bobby Balachandran
HQ: Beaverton, OR
Website: accessdata.com

AccessData offers industry-leading solutions that put the power of forensics in the hands of business owners. For more than 30 years, AccessData has worked with more than 130,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations, service providers and law firms around the world to understand and focus on their unique collection-to-analysis needs.

Avvoka

Director: David Howorth
HQ: London
Website: avvoka.com

Avvoka is a document automation, negotiation and analytics tool designed to help law firms, in-house legal teams and businesses draft documents, negotiate them, and leverage data insights from that process to draft better documents. Unlike legacy tools, with Avvoka you can rapidly build automated versions of your documents using their intuitive automation builder.

Blue J Legal

Co-Founder & CEO: Benjamin Alarie
HQ: Toronto, Canada
Website: bluej.com

Blue J Legal is a market leader in developing legal technology powered by machine learning, helping tax practitioners gain unparalleled visibility into challenging areas of law. Together with clients, they are building the next generation of legal research faster, more targeted, and data-backed to support their positions. Blue J Legal is a cutting edge start-up with a diverse and high-performing team committed to supporting professionals.

Brightflag

Co-Founder & CEO: Ian Nolan
Co-Founder & COO: Alex Kelly
HQ: New York, NY
Website: brightflag.com

Brightflag was the first company to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to legal operations management software and has invested more than 100,000 hours in its development. Using Brightflag, in-house legal teams achieve visibility into their operations, streamline internal workflows, and engage with outside counsel more efficiently. Brightflag serves a global community of in-house legal professionals and their outside counsel partners from offices in New York, Dublin, and Sydney.

Clio

CEO: Jack Newton
HQ: Burnaby, BC
Website: clio.com

Clio is the undisputed leader in cloud-based legal technology offering practice management, CRM and client intake software. Clio enables lawyers to be more client-cantered and has earned the most 5 star reviews, the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies around the world, and a global customers base of 150,000.

Definely

Founder and CEO: Nnamdi Emelifeonwu
HQ: London
Website: definely.com

Definely is an award-winning tool that allows to quickly access and edit defined references in legal documents without ever losing the context of the review. Law firms and in-house legal teams such as Dentons, Deloitte and Allen & Overy use Definely to simplify the process of reviewing documents, increase efficiency and improve the accuracy of their review.

doeLEGAL

President & CEO: Bruce Kuennen
HQ: Wilmington, Delaware
Website: doelegal.com

doeLEGAL began in 1971 as DOE Technologies with the goal of providing the most advanced business and office equipment to regional businesses. The company prospered and as advances in technology began revolutionizing the office environment, DOE evolved, as well, by offering computer technology to one of the fastest-growing segments – Legal Services. Helping legal professionals increase efficiency and performance led to the creation of doeLEGAL.

Dye & Durham

Chair: Brian L. Derksen
HQ: Toronto, Canada
Website: dyedurham.com

Dye & Durham is a leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals. We provide critical information, services and workflows, which clients use to manage their process, information and regulatory requirements.

Frontline Managed Services

President: Craig Friedl
HQ: Atlanta, Georgia
Website: frontlinems.com

Frontline Managed Services, formerly Intelliteach and Hilltop Consultants, is the leading global provider of outsourced solutions to over 300 firms in the legal and accounting markets. They specialize in IT Service Desk support, Accounts Receivable management and online SkillBuilder eLearning. On average, Intelliteach clients have experienced 10 times return on their investment, and/or have reduced overall operating expense by more than 30%.

Knowliah

Managing Director: Hans Van Heghe
HQ: Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
Website: knowliah.com

Knowliah proposes software applications to organizations of all sizes and sector activities, in the domains of information and knowledge management. Knowliah’s smart, simple and secure solutions bring high added value to its customers, and solve the current challenges of those organizations in increasing their agility and efficiency, in an ever digitizing world.

LawCloud

Co-Founder: Douglas Ellenoff
Co-Founder: Georgia Quinn
HQ: New York, NY
Website: lawcloud.co

LawCloud (formerly iDisclose) provides a suite of disclosure documents and regulatory filings related to financing transactions. LawCloud offers further functionality that allows practicing attorneys to automate their proprietary legal documents. With LawCloud’s advanced tools SEC filings and legal document preparation has never been easier.

Lex Machina

CEO: Karl Harris
HQ: Menlo Park, CA
Website: lexmachina.com

Lex Machina provides Legal Analytics to law firms and companies, enabling them to craft successful strategies, win cases, and close business. Lex Machina combines data and next-generation technology to provide winning edge in the highly competitive business and practice of law.

LinkSquares

Founder & CEO: Vishal Sunak
HQ: Boston, MA
Website: linksquares.com

LinkSquares is the first AI-powered end-to-end contract lifecycle management platform. They help to take control of  contracting process with full visibility into where things are, what needs to get done next, and everything that’s been agreed to in the past. With LinkSquaresclients can write better contracts, standardize contract language, and understand what’s in their agreements from one, easy-to-use system.

LitiGate

Founder & CEO: NimrodAharon
HQ: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Website: Litigate.ai

LitiGate was created by litigators for litigators, empowering them to deliver faster services, at less cost and with improved accuracy. They equip dispute resolution teams with an end-to-end operating system that automates repetitive tasks, facilitates real-time collaboration and uses cutting-edge AI to analyse case data, reveal untapped information and relevant law.

MyCase

CEO: Jim McGinnis
HQ: San Diego, CA
Website: mycase.com

MyCase covers the entire client lifecycle with Lead Management, Case Management, Billing and Invoicing, and robust Reporting. It includes market leading features such as integrated MyCase Payments, 2-way text messaging, and the MyCase Client Portal to centralize client communication and share files securely.

Page Vault

CEO: Jeffrey Eschbach
HQ: Chicago
Website: page-vault.com

Page Vault helps legal professionals capture web content, such as Facebook, videos, and websites, and creates an easy-to-print PDF. Their solutions archive web pages exactly as they appear online and preserve key metadata, affidavits are available for any capture.

Rally

Co-Founder & CEO: Scott Stevenson
HQ: Toronto, Canada
Website: rallylegal.com

Rally is an all-in-one intake, automation, collaboration, and company management tool that connects law firms to clients and increases retention in more ways than ever before.Rally helps to Increase revenue by selling and delivering legal services online through their cloud-based platform. For law firms of all sizes, Rally helps to attract and retain clients with a best-in-class, white-labelled collaborative workspace.

SimpleLegal

Co-Founder: Nathan Wenzel
HQ: Mountain View, CA
Website: simplelegal.com

SimpleLegal is a professional services firm, helping financial institutions and insurance companies make sense of legal billing data from vendors. The company reinvented the way legal teams achieve strategic business goals and deliver more value – all while keeping things simple.

Titanfile

President and CEO: Tony Abou-Assaleh
HQ: Toronto, Canada
Website: titanfile.com

TitanFile is an award-winning secure file sharing and client collaboration platform. TitanFile is as easy to use as email, resulting in increased efficiency, cost savings and higher customer satisfaction while improving security and compliance. The TitanFile platform is comprehensive and supports diverse use cases and workflows such as secure file sharing, group collaboration, customer-initiated workflows, secure distribution lists, shared mailboxes, and committee work.

WillSuite

Founder: SebShakh
HQ: Nottingham, England
Website: willsuite.co.uk

WillSuite is a leading software solution tailored to the Estate Planning Industry. Their aim is to bring a suite of online applications together in one place to make the lives of will writers much easier and more efficient and to bring the will and estate planning industry up to today’s standard of technology.