As a forward-thinking legal practice, there are many ways you can keep up to date with what is happening in the legal tech industry.
Taking advantage of the regular training and webinars provided by your legal tech platform provider is excellent. However, if this is all you do, there is a whole world of information, innovation, and thought leadership you miss out on!
How to choose legal tech blogs relevant to you and your needs
What areas of the law do you practice, or which ones do you want to discover and learn more about? Where are you based, and in what locations do your clients operate?
Once you know the answers to these, you will quickly settle on which legal tech blogs are the best for you.
While most of the leading legal tech blogs focus on the industry as a whole, others focus on specific niches like AI in legal tech. You may also come across some blogs that specifically talk about the deployment of legal tech within specific regulatory frameworks and jurisdictions.
Anyway, enough from me!
Six must-read legal tech blogs for modern lawyers
1. Legal Tech Institute by Contractbook
Our own Legal Tech Institute sits alongside our blog, and features thought leadership, predictions, and a look at how legal tech is helping the industry evolve from various angles.
Best of all – at least from our perspective – is that we do not flood the Legal Tech Institute with stories for the sake of it. When you get our latest insights in your inbox, you know it will be worth reading.
LawSites, run by Robert Ambrogi, is one of the longest-running legal tech blogs in the world. Having been around since 2002, this blog has lived through, reviewed, and reported some of the most significant developments in legal tech over the last 20 years.
In addition to the content on the blog itself, LawSites also provides a wealth of free downloadable resources, including product guides and case studies relating to legal tech platforms. Ideal if you are looking for a legal tech solution or want the broadest possible view of the industry!
3. Artificial Lawyer
The main Artificial Lawyer blog feed is a more traditional news outlet than a blog featuring thought leadership. This makes it great for keeping purely up to date with legal tech developments and the news around them without getting lost in someone’s opinion.
However, that is not to say that Artificial Lawyer does not feature such content. It does, and it is very useful!
The website features an “AL 100” directory from where you can research different legal tech tools in specific niches, from billing and time apps to eDiscovery and analytics platforms.
4. Legal IT Insider
UK-based Legal IT Insider is another excellent blog for keeping up with legal tech news and developments while also featuring regular webinar content around new products and innovations.
On top of the blog, Legal UK Insider also features a wealth of resources, including reports around what legal tech the UK's top legal firms use. What better way to know what the most popular platforms really are than a report that gives you the data?! Goodbye subjective reviews, hello evidence!
Legal IT Insider also has reports around specific legal tech niches, such as CRM, eDisclosure, and cloud migration issues, keeping you informed around everything you need to build a market-beating tech stack!
5. Legal IT Professionals
The Legal IT Professionals blog, an offshoot of the Legal Innovation & Technology Today magazine, is packed full of news, interviews, opinions, and features a directory of legal tech vendors.
The blog is helpfully laid out so that you can view everything or get the latest content relating to a specific niche or your location. The weekly newsletter is a must-read, too, while you can download the monthly magazine at no cost or read it via the Issuu app.
6. Artificial Intelligence Technology and the Law
The Artificial Intelligence Technology and the Law blog is always an interesting and worthwhile read.
While it does not always cover legal tech specifically, it does have some excellent and insightful articles around such topics. However, as much as you may use AI in your operations as a modern law practice, you likely find yourself dealing with legal issues around the deployment of AI, too. That is where this blog is primarily targeted. As such, it always raises interesting questions and considerations around the use of AI in the legal industry and how the legal sector will need to be involved in AI regulation in the wider world.
What legal tech blogs do you read?
We are not saying all of these featured blogs need to be on your reading list, but you should certainly be following at least two or three of them. Why not make a point of having different people in your practice reading different blogs and make discussing the latest news and thought leadership a part of your weekly reviews or even a discussion point in your internal Slack channels?!
Which legal tech blogs did we miss that you would have included here?
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