Draft Agenda for the 2017 Fin (Legal) Tech Conference is Now Live

The Draft Agenda for the 2017 Fin (Legal) Tech Conference is Now Live One Stage, No Panels, 20+ Speakers in 1 Day with More Speakers to Be Announced Soon.   Sign up for a FREE Ticket Today — See you on October 19, 2017 in Chicago!   

The 2017 Fin Legal Tech Conference @ Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law (Sign Up for a Free Ticket Today)

The Law Lab at Illinois Tech – Chicago-Kent College of Law presents its second Fin(Legal)Tech Conference on October 19, 2017.  Continuing its legacy as an academic leader in legal technology and innovation, Chicago-Kent will bring together a wide-ranging group of industry leaders for a truly unique conference experience. Attendance is FREE but registration is required! Sign up for a FREE Ticket Today.

Thanks to Chapman and Cutler for helping sponsor the event!

Why Open Source Artificial Intelligence in Legal Tech ?


On August 1, we released Contrax Suite (an open source document analytics platform). It is important to note that we have decided upon dual licensing – (1) open source (AGPL) which is pretty hard core copyleft and (2) a more permissive license in specific circumstances.   The key for us is to maintain the opensource ecosystem which requires balancing competing interests.  We cannot grant the more permissive license to everyone under all conditions or it undermines the entire effort.

That said, we have a real problems in the A.I. + Law community.  Some of the claims are outlandish and the business model (at its core) does not really make sense.   We think that opensource helps solve for some (perhaps not all) of the adoption issues.

Andrew Baker and Karl Haraldsson Join the LexPredict Team

We are excited to announce the addition of Andrew Baker and Karl Haraldsson to the LexPredict Team. Andrew and Karl will advise LexPredict’s new and existing clients, including Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 200 firms, on strategy, service delivery modernization, data strategy and analytics, and process improvement.   

LexPredict Goes Open Source, Hopes Others Will Follow ( via ALM LegalTechNews )

From the article – “We are increasingly thinking that there’s room in legal tech for a Red Hat in legal — companies that really focus on development of software by providing wraparound services, but offer their software open source,” Michael J Bommarito II said.   

For more information check out our announcement and the slidedeck (which has more details).

Goldman Set Out to Automate IPOs and It Has Come Far, Really Fast (via Bloomberg Tech)

From the article – “A computer-based interface called Deal Link has replaced informal checklists that were once tended and passed down between generations of rainmakers. It now arranges and tracks legal and compliance reviews, fills in forms and generates reports.”

Sounds just like law-law land.   This is why I teach both legal technology and process improvement to lawyers — because the combo is very potent.