Teaching in the Legal Tech Masters Program at IE Law School

This week I am teaching at IE Law School here in Madrid -The Masters in LegalTech program features students from across the globe interested in how to use tech to #MakeLawBetter…. 

It is worth noting that the The Spanish Market has grown significantly since I was here first in 2015 (when there were barely 10-20 LegalTech companies to be found — now there are 122 Legal Tech startups in Spain alone as of Feb 2019) … see this company map !   

Chicago LegalTech and Legal Innovation Meetup at Skadden during ABATechShow Week

Full house last night for Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup at Skadden during ABATechShow Week here in Chicago.   Both Dan Linna and yours truly (Dan Katz) thank you for attending. 

Thanks to our host Kim deBeers from Skadden for having us !

Thanks for our speakers   —
• Kristen Sonday
• Ivy Grey
• Kristian Hammond
• Robert Ambrogi
• Chicago-Kent College of Law Student, Benjamin Jackson
• Northwestern Law Students, Andrea Leon Garcia, Julio R., Brian Trujillo, Weihua (Melody) Yao

Elevate Acquires LexPredict, Expanding Capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

The LexPredict Team is excited to announce that our company has been acquired by Elevate. We believe that joining forces with Elevate is the most effective way to bring enterprise solutions to market more quickly, by combining the artificial intelligence, data science and data engineering capabilities of LexPredict with the award winning legal services of Elevate. Once again our team is very excited !

See the Press Release here 
Detailed Coverage in Artificial Lawyer

Additional Coverage on Law.com
Additional Coverage in the ABA Journal
Additional Coverage in LegalIT Insider

Legal Innovation and Technology Event in Budapest

 

#LegalTech and #LegalInnovation is Global – It was my great pleasure to speak last night at a Legal Innovation and Technology event in Budapest. It was a full venue with ~150 people in attendance. The Legal Tech and Innovation community in Hungary is small but gaining strength!  Given its historic strengths in STEM – I expect efforts in this region to grow over the coming years.

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!

LexNLP: Natural Language Processing and Information Extraction For Legal and Regulatory Texts (Bommarito, Katz, Detterman)

Paper Abstract – LexNLP is an open source Python package focused on natural language processing and machine learning for legal and regulatory text. The package includes functionality to (i) segment documents, (ii) identify key text such as titles and section headings, (iii) extract over eighteen types of structured information like distances and dates, (iv) extract named entities such as companies and geopolitical entities, (v) transform text into features for model training, and (vi) build unsupervised and supervised models such as word embedding or tagging models. LexNLP includes pre-trained models based on thousands of unit tests drawn from real documents available from the SEC EDGAR database as well as various judicial and regulatory proceedings. LexNLP is designed for use in both academic research and industrial applications, and is distributed at https://github.com/LexPredict/lexpredict-lexnlp