University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School Wins Thomson Reuters Legal Design Challenge

Monday 28th Nov 2016

A team from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School has won the Thomson Reuters Legal Design Challenge. Thomson Reuters recently challenged some bright, tech-forward students to develop ideas for the next generation of legal technology products. Students from five different law schools worked in an intensive one-day event to develop proposals to expand the capabilities ...

2015 Legal Tech Open Challenge Winners Announced

Tuesday 15th Dec 2015

The Legal Tech Open Innovation Challenge saw legal professionals, technologists, data scientists and entrepreneurs from around the globe compete to create unique technology applications that provide high-value analytics to legal practitioners. Participants were given access to editorially-enhanced federal court dockets content, outside data, and the Thomson Reuters open-source company-identification system, PermID, to develop the new applications. ...

Thomson Reuters key author Dennis Wall reads book excerpt on lender force-placed insurance practices

Thursday 13th Aug 2015

Legal Solutions from Thomson Reuters are all about delivering legal content, technology and expertise. The site has thousands of products for sale, including numerous books from Thomson Reuters key authors. One of those authors is Dennis J. Wall, an experienced litigator, mediator, and expert witness in Florida and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts, and an elected member ...

Thomson Reuters hosts one-day conference for women leaders featuring Minnesota CEOs

Wednesday 12th Aug 2015

Thomson Reuters will host a group of top Minnesota CEOs presenting at Aspire to Lead, a one-day conference aimed at inspiring and coaching women to take more active leadership roles in their work and communities. The event will be held October 20, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prom Center in Oakdale, ...

Bob Ambrogi talks about legal blogging with Legal Current at AALL15

Friday 7th Aug 2015

I attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia a few weeks ago and took the opportunity to sit down with prominent legal blogger Bob Ambrogi. In the video below, Ambrogi, who is also a Massachusetts lawyer and media consultant, talked about his history in legal blogging, and offered tips for those who ...

Black’s Law Dictionary app featured on Discovery Channel

Tuesday 28th Jul 2015

Black’s Law Dictionary 10th edition app was recently featured on Discovery Channel’s NewsWatch program. NewsWatch produces segments on exciting new apps and app companies that are separating themselves from the pack. For more than a century, Black’s Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for ensuring a common understanding of the growing language of law. ...

Happy 30th anniversary to Thomson Reuters Reference Attorneys – video pt. 2

Monday 20th Jul 2015

Why become a reference attorney? There are many reasons, but past and present reference attorneys have told us that what keeps them working as a reference attorney is helping customers every day in their practice. When they go home to their families after their day, they feel great about telling them, “I helped someone today.” So, ...

What does your mom or dad do? Happy 30th anniversary to Reference Attorneys – video pt. 1

Friday 17th Jul 2015

Jobs today aren’t always easy to define. Just ask your kids to explain what you do. In a recent survey of our past and present Thomson Reuters Reference Attorneys, we found that many chose to apply for this position as a unique way to use their legal background, and an opportunity to have more work-life ...

Sharon Sayles Belton and Mahesh Rengaswamy discuss global access to justice

Thursday 9th Jul 2015

Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions and its lead solution, C-Track, has changed the way courts and their justice partners access the justice system, but how can this offering impact courts on a global scale? Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters, spoke with Mahesh Rengaswamy, senior director, Global Justice ...

Legal Executive Institute to serve as industry resource hub

Tuesday 23rd Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute has been created to serve as a comprehensive resource for legal leaders and industry professionals. The institute provides legal news, expert views, analytics, benchmark reports and industry-leading events to inform those who lead and manage the delivery of legal services. Mike Abbott, vice president of Client Management and Global Thought ...

Karl Florida on the Legal Tech Open Innovation Challenge

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

The 2015 Legal Tech Open Innovation Challenge began this week, and things are off to a great start so far! Sponsored by Thomson Reuters and CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics – and hosted by InnoCentive, this competition is an open call for legal professionals, programmers, entrepreneurs, data scientists and any other interested ...

How do you see the world? A new video from Thomson Reuters

Monday 8th Jun 2015

In the last year, Thomson Reuters has taken a unified view of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion with the belief that we have a fundamental responsibility to do business in a way that protects, respects and benefits our customers, employees, communities and the environment. At the core of this belief lies the notion that our business enables ...

David Curle discusses Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions with Manoj Jain

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Just as technology has changed the practice of law, its impact has also altered the way that courts manage case loads and interact with justice partners and the public. That is where Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions – and its key product offering, C–Track – comes in. David Curle, director of Strategic Competitive Intelligence at Thomson ...

Video: Advice for growing managers from Bob Schukai

Tuesday 12th May 2015

What skills are necessary to create technology managers today? A recent ILTA Peer to Peer interview (PDF) with Bob Schukai, head of Advanced Product Innovation; Dan Bennett, vice president, Enterprise Data Services; and Kate Boeckman, product manager, Wearable & Emerging Product Technologies, all at Thomson Reuters, highlights what skills are necessary, as well as tips for developing those ...

David Curle on Georgetown Law’s Iron Tech Lawyer competition

Friday 1st May 2015

David Curle, director of strategic competitive intelligence at Thomson Reuters, recently visited Georgetown Law in Washington DC for its semi-annual Iron Tech Lawyer competition. In the video below, he gives a summary of his time there. You can also read about it in this post from the LEI blog.

Big Data, e-discovery and the future of the legal system

Thursday 30th Apr 2015

The theme is as old as history itself – technology is changing our world, but how can we catch-up? In the video clip below, Greg McPolin, COO, Legal Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, sits down with Jason R. Baron, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle and contributor to the film The Decade of Discovery, to talk about how ...

David Curle interviews Canadian lawyer and author Mitch Kowalski

Tuesday 28th Apr 2015

Mitch Kowalski, innovative thinker, Canadian lawyer and author of Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century, was in Eagan, Minn. last week, speaking with Thomson Reuters employees. He spoke about what he calls the “Great Legal Reformation,” which is the early stages of the most disruptive period of time in the history of the ...

What the product development team will be doing at ABA Techshow

Wednesday 15th Apr 2015

Stephanie Fox, director of customer marketing, and Laura Zastrow, manager of productivity solutions with Thomson Reuters, talk about what the product development team will be doing at ABA TECHSHOW this year and what’s new with Firm Central. Watch the short video below to learn more, or stop by the Thomson Reuters booth at ABA Techshow in Chicago ...

ProView at ABA Techshow

Tuesday 14th Apr 2015

Four years ago, Thomson Reuters launched a new proprietary professional-grade platform for ebooks called ProView. Since the product launch, we have gone from 50 ebooks to over 700 available ebooks. ProView has allowed attorneys to go paperless, be mobile and still access legal resources and stay on top of new and important content releases. In the video clip ...

Thomson Reuters and the value of unified Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion

Tuesday 7th Apr 2015

Patsy Doerr, global head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, sat down for a discussion with Tim Nixon, director of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters, to talk about the value of a unified corporate responsibility and diversity inclusion function and its value to Thomson Reuters global enterprise. Watch the short video below.

Kevin O’Keefe talks legal disruptors and navigating legal technology

Thursday 26th Mar 2015

Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and publisher of LexBlog, Inc., paid a visit to the Thomson Reuters Eagan, MN campus last week and talked with Legal Current about the biggest disruptor in the legal technology space, skills people should have when navigating this fast-changing world of legal technology, and what keeps him up at night. Watch the ...

Alan C. Page visits Thomson Reuters to talk about his NFL and legal careers

Tuesday 24th Mar 2015

Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, stopped by Thomson Reuters Eagan campus last week to talk about his career in both in the NFL and legal professions, and about the Page Education Foundation. Justice Page was elected to the court in 1992. He was reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. Previously, he served as an ...

Bob Schukai: If it has a screen, it’s fair game

Thursday 19th Feb 2015

There has been exploding growth in the area we call the “Internet of Things,” particularly when it comes to wearable and automotive technologies. So what does this mean for Thomson Reuters? Well, according to Bob Schukai, head of advanced product innovation at Thomson Reuters, “if it has a screen, it’s fair game.” In the coming year, his ...

Disruption: Three Forces Shaping the Legal Landscape at LTNY

Wednesday 11th Feb 2015

What are the skills and mindset needed to adjust, innovate and thrive in the legal landscape? Colleen Casey Voshell, managing director, FTI Technology, moderated the “Disruption: Three Forces Shaping the Legal Landscape” panel at Legal Tech New York last week. In the video clip below, Voshell and her panelists, including the Honorable John M. Facciola, United ...

Jean O’Grady offers insights at LegalTech New York

Friday 6th Feb 2015

While we were in New York for LegalTech this past week, we sat down with Jean O’Grady, law librarian, knowledge strategist and blogger at Dewey B. Strategic, to talk about the future of the law librarian profession, why she attends LegalTech, and what readers of her blog can take away from reading it. Watch the ...

Nina Totenberg: From the fallopian jungle to the Supreme Court Press Corps

Friday 21st Nov 2014

Recently, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award winning legal affairs correspondent, was the keynote speaker at the Twin Cities Cardozo Society Annual Dinner celebrating the legal community. She stopped by the Thomson Reuters Eagan campus to give a packed house of employees an inside look into the Supreme Court. We sat down with Totenberg and asked about ...

David Curle interviews business model designer Joshua Kubicki

Wednesday 1st Oct 2014

Recently, Joshua Kubicki, who designs new business models and innovation strategies for law firms and corporations of all sizes and is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law, visited Thomson Reuters for an employee event. While he was here, David Curle, director of strategic competitive intelligence at Thomson Reuters, sat down with Kubicki ...

Thomson Reuters recognizes Pasadena, TX ISD Police with Everyday Heroes Award

Thursday 28th Aug 2014

Last month, the Fraud Prevention & Investigations business of Thomson Reuters named the recipients of the 2013 Everyday Heroes awards, recognizing agencies and organizations that use Thomson Reuters public and proprietary records search products to make a difference in their communities. Second place winner, IMC/Memorial Healthcare System/Palmar Consulting Group of Hollywood, Fla., shares their story ...

Gail Cohen talks about Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Influential at ABA Annual

Thursday 14th Aug 2014

We caught up with Gail Cohen, editor in chief of Canadian Lawyer, last week in Boston during the ABA Annual Meeting, where she talked about the release of the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential list For more on the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential, including profiles of all of this year’s honorees, visit

Alison Frankel interviews Bryan Garner on Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th edition

Wednesday 30th Jul 2014

Reuters News Editor Alison Frankel recently sat down with Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th Edition. In this 30 minute interview, they discuss Garner’s process when it comes to editing the Dictionary, his love of words, and much more. Frankel updates her On the Case blog multiple times throughout the day on WestlawNext Practitioner Insights. ...

Brian Knudsen at AALL – listening to our customers

Tuesday 15th Jul 2014

Thomson Reuters understands the value of listening to our customers and gaining insight on how to better serve them. Brian Knudsen, vice president, Large Law for Thomson Reuters, shares some of what he heard from customers during the 107th annual American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) conference in San Antonio, as well as the trends ...

Inside Counsel on the 2014 SuperConference

Friday 16th May 2014

Inside Counsel Managing Editor Rich Steeves spoke with Legal Current recapping the 2014 SuperConference and what readers can look forward to for the remainder of the year. Steeves also highlighted the upcoming Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) conference that will be held in September. Visit the site to learn more and engage through ...

Patrick Hurley reflects on LawTech Futures 2014 in London

Monday 7th Apr 2014

In this guest post, Patrick Hurley, vice president of Global Implementation at Thomson Reuters Elite, reflects on his recent presentation at the LawTech Futures 2014 conference in London, England. LawTech Futures grows bigger, more varied, more interesting and more inspirational every year I attend…and this year was no exception. Despite arriving in the UK that morning from ...

Latest enhancements to WestlawNext include Custom Pages and eLibraries

Friday 28th Mar 2014

In the wake of ABA Techshow in Chicago this week, Brian Quinn, senior product developer for WestlawNext, sat down with Legal Current to talk about the latest enhancements to WestlawNext, including Custom Pages, eLibraries and the addition of PeopleMap. He also talked about what the WestlawNext team will be doing at ABA Techshow. “We will ...

Enhancements to Firm Central coming soon

Thursday 27th Mar 2014

Firm Central launched just over a year ago and received an excellent acceptance rate as a productivity solution. But now that the dust has settled, additional features will be rolling out to make it an even more efficient tool for practitioners. In the video clip below, Laura Zastrow, senior product developer for Firm Central, talks to ...

Karl Florida welcomes guests to ABA Techshow in Chicago this week

Wednesday 26th Mar 2014

Karl Florida, managing director of the small law firm and customer segment at Thomson Reuters, welcomes Legal Current visitors to ABA Techshow in the video clip below. He also talks about the trends he is seeing as law firms are increasingly adopting the cloud to help manage their practice and manage their technology, as well ...

Tim Nixon moderates panel on transparency and compliance at Global Ethics Summit

Tuesday 25th Mar 2014

In the world today, transparency continues to be of utmost importance for businesses. Tim Nixon, managing editor for, moderated a panel at the Global Ethics Summit last week that discussed transparency of global supply chains and third party compliance. The panelists included: Kim McMath, chief ethics and compliance officer, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; Mark J. Ohringer, ...

Tim Erblich of the Ethisphere Institute on the Global Ethics Summit

Tuesday 25th Mar 2014

The Ethisphere Institute and Thomson Reuters hosted the eighth annual Global Ethics Summit in New York on March 20-21, 2014. The event brought corporate executives, compliance officers and legal professionals together to discuss the importance and impact ethical behavior has on a business’ success and responsibilities as a global citizen. Tim Erblich, chief executive officer ...

A few minutes with Ari Kaplan at LegalTech New York

Wednesday 12th Feb 2014

Legal Current caught up with Ari Kaplan, professional services advisor and author (The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring your Legal Career and Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace), about his panel at LegalTech New York and the trends and issues he has uncovered in his annual survey of corporate counsel. Check ...

eBillingHub launches robust benchmarking and analytics tool to measure law firm performance

Thursday 6th Feb 2014

eBillingHub has launched an enhancement that delivers critical performance indicators to its administrator users. Free of charge for all eBillingHub customers, the benchmarking and analytics enhancement shows firms how their billing processes measure up to other firms, making it easy to identify where efficiencies and accuracies can be gained. Powered by Peer Monitor, the leading ...

LegalTech New York day one: Cyber security or cyber scary?

Wednesday 5th Feb 2014

Jason Thomas’s keynote on the first day of LegalTech New York was the talk of the show at the end of day one on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Everyone was buzzing about technology and the direction technology is taking our society. The conclusions are all the same: We will continue to use technology for work and for pleasure, ...

Thomson Reuters launches PeopleMap on WestlawNext

Wednesday 5th Feb 2014

PeopleMap, which enables legal researchers to search billions of legal documents and public records, is now on WestlawNext. Enhanced navigation tools and an intuitive graphical display offer improved research capabilities, highly targeted results and the ability to generate visually-enhanced, customized reports. PeopleMap on WestlawNext also offers seamless integration with Firm Central and Thomson Reuters Concourse, providing superior workflow ...

Firm Central announces expanded dashboard capabilities for small firm practitioners

Wednesday 5th Feb 2014

New tools and integration capabilities from Firm Central are now available. The new enhancements enable attorneys to securely communicate and share documents with clients; synchronize time and billing, as well as accounting practices; and tap into the “know how” of Practical Law – all within the Firm Central dashboard. Moreover, Firm Central users will now be ...

Thomson Reuters Concourse adds Practical Law, powerful new technology enhancements

Tuesday 4th Feb 2014

Thomson Reuters Concourse announced today its newly integrated components: Practical Law, Integrated Search using WestlawNext, and Bulk Contact Manager. The addition of Practical Law provides Thomson Reuters Concourse users with access to the full Practical Law library, including Practice Notes, Standard Documents and Clauses, Checklists and more, all created by attorney editors who are experts ...

Susan Taylor Martin: Welcome to LegalTech New York

Tuesday 4th Feb 2014

Tomorrow marks the start of LegalTech New York, one of the largest and most important legal technology events of the year. In this short video clip, Susan Taylor Martin, president of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, gives a warm welcome to those attending. Check back often this week for coverage of the event!

Thomson Reuters Concourse integrates new tools and content

Friday 17th Jan 2014

Thomson Reuters Concourse continues to integrate tools and resources into its workflow solution for corporate and government law departments. Recently added to Concourse were Drafting Assistant, Westlaw Doc & Form Builder, and WestlawNext Practitioner Insights, with further announcements expected in the coming weeks. “By connecting these solutions with Concourse, users can save time and energy ...

Dan Bennett on technology game changers in 2014

Tuesday 10th Dec 2013

Nanotechnology. Computer eyewear. 3D printing. Voice recognition. What do these things have in common? They are all considered to be upcoming game changers in technology. In the video below, Dan Bennett, head of mobile services at Thomson Reuters, discusses the two game changers that he sees in technology in 2014.

Curious? Experience A Day in the Life of a Case at Thomson Reuters

Monday 4th Nov 2013

You rely on Westlaw and other editorial products from Thomson Reuters for every case – but have you ever wondered about the experts who work on an opinion before it gets to you? We followed a very important case for 2013 – Arizona v. the Intertribal Council of Arizona – through the editorial process at ...

Deirdre Stanley a featured panelist at Law Firm Leaders Forum

Monday 28th Oct 2013

Thomson Reuters Executive Vice President and General Counsel Deirdre Stanley was a featured panelist at the recent 2013 Law Firm Leaders Forum in New York. The panel addressed topics pertaining to the future of lawyers such as who will be hiring lawyers, who will train lawyers, and the varying career opportunities within the legal profession ...

Greg McPolin on panel at Law Firm Leaders Forum

Thursday 24th Oct 2013

A significant expansion of companies offering legal services that were traditionally performed by law firms has reformulated the legal industry and the manner in which certain work is performed and by whom. Managing Director of Pangea3 Greg McPolin was featured on a panel at the 2013 Law Firm Leaders Forum that discussed how legal process ...

Mark Medice at the Law Firm Leaders Forum in New York

Wednesday 23rd Oct 2013

As law firms continue to face a certain level of uncertainty in the market, Mark Medice, program director for Peer Monitor, shared a brief report at the 2013 Law Firm Leaders Forum in New York last week. Medice gave an advance look into the Q3 numbers and discussed the positive trends and growth in demand, ...

NAMWOLF Annual Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis, MN this week

Monday 23rd Sep 2013

This week, the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), is holding their ninth annual NAMWOLF Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis. NAMWOLF, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization comprised of minority and women-owned firms. Their organization states, “Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks have ...

Thomson Reuters teams up with University of Wisconsin-Stout for SEO course

Wednesday 11th Sep 2013

It’s not often that a major corporation like Thomson Reuters teams up with an educational institution to create an entirely new course and curriculum. FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout just started what is believed to be the first post-secondary course in the nation on search engine optimization (SEO). It’s part of ...

Hasan’s trial: What you need to know from key author and former Fort Hood judge advocate Richard Rosen

Friday 23rd Aug 2013

Few doubted that Army Major Nidal Hasan would be found guilty in his military trial, which resumed last week, especially given his self-identification as the shooter who killed 13 and injured 31 in Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. Beyond issues of guilt and innocence, however, are controversies surrounding his charges and his plea, two major factors ...

ILTA 2013 with Thomson Reuters Managing Director of Large Law Allison Guidette

Wednesday 21st Aug 2013

Allison Guidette sat down with Legal Current to welcome clients and partners to ITLA 2013 and to discuss a major release from Elite. “As data becomes more voluminous, it becomes even harder for law firms to really get their arms around all of the firm’s relationships,” notes Guidette, “And we’re very committed at Elite to ...

Day two at ILTA 2013 – Thomson Reuters Elite, Business Law Solutions podcast and emerging technologies

Wednesday 21st Aug 2013

Day two at the annual ILTA conference in Las Vegas was filled with some interesting sessions, and attendees from Thomson Reuters hosted two of them. The morning kicked off with Justin Farmer, director of Product Management at Thomson Reuters Elite, speaking in a session titled “ERM + CRM Success: It Starts with the Right Technology.” ...

Elisabet Hardy talks Elite’s new business development solution

Friday 16th Aug 2013

It’s that time of year again – summer is dwindling, there is a chill in the air, kids are getting ready to head back to school…and legal industry professionals are flocking to Las Vegas for the annual International Legal Technology Association conference (ILTA)! ILTA 2013: The Catalyst is a four-day educational conference with over 200 ...

Dan Dabney on reclassifying headnotes in the Key Number System

Wednesday 17th Jul 2013

In the video below, Dan Dabney, chief taxonomist at Thomson Reuters, describes how our attorney-editors continue to make alterations to the Key Number System, including reclassifying 300,000 headnotes for the revisions to the Election Key Number. This year, the editorial staff also combined the topics “schools” and “colleges and universities” into a new topic: “education.” This ...

From the floor at AALL: Practice technology for academics

Monday 15th Jul 2013

This post was written by Mike Carlson, reference attorney at Thomson Reuters Reference attorneys are among the folks participating in this year’s American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) conference. At the end of the first day on Sunday, we chatted about some trends we noticed working the trade show floor. One clear trend was the ...

Mark Craddock on buzz topics at Vantage Miami

Tuesday 2nd Jul 2013

In the video clip below, Mark Craddock, sales and marketing director for Elite, talks about how alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) and fixed fees are the buzz topics floating around at Vantage Miami, and how Elite’s MatterSphere can help legal organizations tackle these topics as well as other day-to-day activities.

Cary Burch recaps Vantage Miami 2013

Friday 28th Jun 2013

In the two video clips below, Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite, gives a quick recap of the Vantage Miami 2013 Conference, and a warm send off to those who were not able to attend.

What keeps you up at night?

Friday 28th Jun 2013

In the General Session at Vantage Miami on Tuesday, Bill Burch, vice president of Global Sales for Thomson Reuters Elite, reflected on the concerns he is hearing from senior management at law firms. As his head hits the pillow at night, his brain starts racing with concerns and challenges around the competition. Thoughts like, “show ...

Patrick Hurley on the global legal community at Vantage Miami

Thursday 27th Jun 2013

How many countries will you visit this year? If you are Patrick Hurley, vice president of Global Expansion for Elite, that number isn’t static. With just over half the year left, his passport still has a lot of stamps yet to come. In the video clip below, Hurley reflects on gaining knowledge about the global legal ...

Elisabet Hardy on upcoming Elite product releases and enhancements

Wednesday 26th Jun 2013

In the video clip below, Elisabet Hardy, vice president, Product Management for Elite, talks to Legal Current from Vantage Elite in Miami, FL, about upcoming Elite product releases, such as Workspace and Enterprise 3.10. She also discusses enhancements on matter management tools like MatterSphere, and has an exciting announcement about the eBilling Hub.

Eric Sugden on new technology at Vantage Elite

Wednesday 26th Jun 2013

In the video clip below, Eric Sugden, chief technology officer, Elite, provides an overview of new technology at Vantage Elite in Miami, FL, including new mobile apps that Elite will be launching and applications that will be moving into the cloud. “We believe the world is taking a mobile-first approach, so those are the kinds of apps we are building,” ...

Cary Burch at Vantage Elite 2013 in Miami, FL

Wednesday 26th Jun 2013

In the video clip below, Cary Burch, president, Thomson Reuters Elite, gives a warm welcome to those Legal Current followers who couldn’t attend the Vantage Elite conference in person.

Cyber Theft: You can’t stop it, so how fast can you respond?

Tuesday 25th Jun 2013

An FBI agent shows up at your door with company data and asks, ‘What do you want to know?’ This is how Richard Bejtlich, chief security officer, Mandiant, began his cyber-security discussion with a packed room of Vantage 2013 attendees today. He advised attendees it’s really not about if you will get hacked or have ...

David Spencer and the importance of attorney editors in Supreme Court decisions

Tuesday 25th Jun 2013

With major Supreme Court cases like the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) coming down this month, the attorney editors at Thomson Reuters have been busy. Legal Current sat down with David Spencer, vice president of Legal Editorial Operations – Judicial Editorial at Thomson Reuters, to talk about the steps that attorney editors take to be ...

Digital currency brings money laundering into high-tech territory

Wednesday 19th Jun 2013

The recent bust of Liberty Reserve, a $6 billion Costa Rica-based money laundering operation, by the United States government represents a sea change in the fight against money laundering. This fight has become even more complicated in recent years due to the rising use of digital currency to clean money obtained through illegal activities. A ...

Dealing with the virtual economy

Tuesday 18th Jun 2013

As technology innovation continues, the digital marketplace continues to evolve as well. The challenge however is that technology is agnostic: good guys and bad guys all have access to the same tools, and they dictate how it is used – for good or for bad – raising concerns and plenty of anxiety over the emerging ...

Brian Mismash on Firm Central, mobile integration, innovation and more

Monday 10th Jun 2013

Legal professionals in solo and small law firms have been empowered to efficiently manage their practices on the matter-centric Firm Central since it launched this past January. Firm Central brings together all of the most important legal solutions tools for litigators, including documents and forms, calendars, legal news, task lists, access to Westlaw research, billing ...

Beyond the Bar: Helping attorneys become successful

Wednesday 5th Jun 2013

In law school, you learn how to be a killer litigator: how to select a jury, how to represent your client inside and outside the court room, and how to conduct effective research. But what about marketing your practice? Or networking to become a partner? Or managing employees and identifying career opportunities? In addition to ...

Kids learn computer coding at Thomson Reuters

Thursday 9th May 2013

Do you know how to program a computer in Java or Python? Thanks to the enterprising work of some employee volunteers in Eagan, Minn., several dozen young middle school students have learned valuable skills that could someday lead to careers in technology. After noticing a lack of computer programming classes in schools, a group of ...

Allison Guidette and Ian Nelson on next steps in the PLC acquisition

Tuesday 7th May 2013

In the final clip of our four-part series with Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law firms for Thomson Reuters, and Ian Nelson, senior director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Practical Law Company, Guidette and Nelson discusses how the Practical Law Company team is handling the acquisition and what the next steps are ...

Allison Guidette and Ian Nelson on how PLC will integrate with legal solutions

Wednesday 1st May 2013

In the third part of our four-part series with Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law firms for Thomson Reuters, and Ian Nelson, senior director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Practical Law Company, Guidette and Nelson discuss how Practical Law Company will integrate with Thomson Reuters and its legal solutions offerings. Guidette talks ...

Allison Guidette and Ian Nelson on PLC and the legal solutions vision

Tuesday 23rd Apr 2013

In the second part of our four-part series with Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law firms for Thomson Reuters, and Ian Nelson, senior director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Practical Law Company, Guidette discusses the legal solutions marketing campaign and how PLC fits into the legal solutions picture. “It’s the first time ...

Allison Guidette and Ian Nelson on the PLC acquisition

Wednesday 17th Apr 2013

In this four part video series, Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law Firms at Thomson Reuters, and Ian Nelson, senior director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Practical Law Company, discuss the recent acquisition of PLC, how the PLC team is embracing the change, and what’s next. First in the series, Guidette and ...

David Pogue talks disruptive technologies and favorite apps

Friday 12th Apr 2013

While we bid adieu to ABA Techshow for another year, we won’t soon forget the dynamic keynote presentation given by David Pogue, columnist for the New York Times and Scientific American, as well as an Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow. Pogue sat down with us before ...

What makes Practitioner Insights so unique?

Friday 5th Apr 2013

Ask John Ohle, manager of New Product Development for Thomson Reuters, what makes Practitioner Insights so unique and he will say that it’s because other available Thomson Reuters resources are leveraged. But he thinks Practitioner Insights is fantastic all-around, which would make sense since he was one of the people who developed it. Current awareness ...

How customer innovation is driving ProView

Thursday 4th Apr 2013

When ProView launched a little over a year ago, Dan Bennett, head of Mobile Services for the Americas at Thomson Reuters, never would have predicted that customer demand to print from their devices would be so high. While skeptical about the use case of printing from an eBook, customers were making rational use cases, especially ...

How customer feedback shaped the development of Concourse

Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013

James Jarvis, senior director of Product Development for Thomson Reuters, lives and breathes by customer feedback. “Everything we do is based on customer interaction, whether we are talking about a concept or a final design, “ he says. In creating Concourse, a matter-based suite of solutions for corporate law departments and government organizations, Jarvis and ...

Ethics and compliance in mergers and acquisitions

Wednesday 20th Mar 2013

During the 2013 Global Ethics Summit, a breakout session moderated by Greg Lewis, vice president of the Ethisphere Institute, discussed implementation of compliance and ethics throughout the stages of mergers and acquisitions. The panel, which featured Seth Bruckner, compliance officer with United Parcel Service, and Martin de Grijp, group vice president and group integrity processes ...

Jill Roisum on keys to current awareness in a fast-paced world

Wednesday 20th Mar 2013

Jill Roisum, senior director of New Product Development at Thomson Reuters, is featured in this month’s Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine, discussing why current awareness is so important for attorneys in today’s fast-paced world. Her team spoke with customers and found that authoritative information, customization and mobile access ranked high among the things they are looking ...

Bob Schukai on workflow efficiency apps

Tuesday 19th Mar 2013

Productivity apps are all the rage these days and everyone seems to have a favorite. Personally, I love dropbox for organizing my large amount of photos. Since it is cloud-based, I can download the app on my desktop and mobile devices, then access my photos anywhere. On a more professional level, I love Documents To ...

Ethics on a global scale

Friday 15th Mar 2013

The Global Ethics Summit, an annual conference hosted by Thomson Reuters and the Ethisphere Institute, was held in New York recently. The annual conference aims to raise the bar on the best practices for effective corporate ethics and compliance. Alexander F. Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere Institute, talked about the highlights of the conference, how ...

Cary Burch discusses the Elite culture and legal solutions

Wednesday 13th Mar 2013

How does Elite fit into the legal solutions vision? What makes the Elite culture so unique? What key things happened in 2012 that made Elite the success it is today? Listen to Cary Burch, managing director of Elite, discuss these topics, along with the best part of his job, and what he thinks the law ...

Bob Schukai featured on Legal Technology Insider

Tuesday 19th Feb 2013

Charles Christian recently posted a video he shot of Bob Schukai, global head of Technology at Thomson Reuters, discussing the importance of designing for mobile. Check out the full video on Legal Technology Insider.

How did LT Court Tech help the state of Wyoming?

Friday 15th Feb 2013

The Government segment in the legal business of Thomson Reuters recently published a white paper on how LT Court Tech helped the state of Wyoming get a more consistent court case management system across its 23 counties. Cooperative Court Case Management System Development, A Case Study from Wyoming, was written by Ann Lavery, former Clerk ...

Allison Guidette on Elite’s evolution

Tuesday 12th Feb 2013

Thomson Reuters Elite has been around for over 60 years, and has evolved dramatically in that time into the premier law firm financial and operations management technology company. In the video clip below, Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law Firms at Thomson Reuters, talks about Elite acquisitions and the company’s evolution over the years, ...

Anthony Paonita from Corporate Counsel at LTNY

Thursday 7th Feb 2013

Anthony Paonita, editor in chief of Corporate Counsel, spoke with Legal Current at LegalTech New York. In this conversation, he shares what he’s been hearing from in-house counsel regarding their biggest concerns, including global compliance, BYOD and workflow challenges. He also shares what Corporate Counsel magazine will be focusing on in 2013.

Allison Guidette talks cloud-based solutions, Elite and trends in the legal industry

Thursday 7th Feb 2013

It’s a little known fact, but Thomson Reuters has 30 years running cloud-based applications –  with Westlaw. In the video clip below, Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law Firms at Thomson Reuters, talks about why we are moving more of our capabilities into cloud-based solutions, as well as trends impacting large law firms and ...

Walter Isaacson talks innovation at LegalTech

Tuesday 5th Feb 2013

Last week, Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of books on Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger and Steve Jobs, spoke on innovation and leadership to an invitation-only gathering of legal professionals at the Thomson Reuters headquarters at 3 Times Square. This event was part of the legal solutions launch at LegalTech, ...

Bob Schukai on mobile trends in the legal space

Tuesday 5th Feb 2013

Increasingly, lawyers and other legal professionals are migrating to mobile as a way to do business, and Thomson Reuters is reacting. In the video clip below, Bob Schukai, global head of Mobile Technology at Thomson Reuters, talks about how mobile is important to Thomson Reuters Legal’s transformation into a solutions business, as well as trends ...

Thomson Reuters acquires Practical Law Company

Tuesday 5th Feb 2013

Thomson Reuters recently acquired Practical Law Company. In the video clip below, Allison Guidette, managing director of Large Law Firms at Thomson Reuters, discusses the importance of this acquisition and what it means for the company. “Practical Law Company offers valuable know-how, practical tools and check lists – the types of resources lawyers need in ...

Kris Nimsger discusses hosted practice technology

Monday 4th Feb 2013

Thomson Reuters recently announced the launch of hosted practice technology, which is a comprehensive cloud-based suite of litigation solutions. This launch incorporates two core products for case analysis and ediscovery – Case Notebook and CaseLogistix – into a cloud deployment. Hosted practice technology provides the exact same capabilities and functionality as if the solution were ...

Monica Bay on hot topics at New York LegalTech

Friday 1st Feb 2013

What are hot topics from 2013 New York LegalTech? Monica Bay, editor-in-chief, Law Technology News, shares her insights on the trends and session topics, including mobility and big data, from the new American Lawyer Media studio at Legal Tech.

Concourse for government

Friday 1st Feb 2013

We’ve launched Concourse, but did you know there is a version just for government legal departments? In this fiscal environment, government agencies are struggling with how to manage their workloads and they don’t have the ability to hire more people. In the video clip below, Steve Rubley, managing director of the Government segment of Thomson ...

Karl Florida weighs in on Firm Central launch

Friday 1st Feb 2013

This week marks the launch of Firm Central, the only online practice management solution for solo and small firms that connects legal research, drafting, matters, contacts, calendar, and more. Firm Central was designed to be tightly targeted to what customers are saying they need. In the video clip below, Karl Florida, managing director of Small ...

Mike Suchsland on our transformation

Thursday 31st Jan 2013

This week marks an important milestone for the legal business of Thomson Reuters as we evolve from a content business to a true solutions organization. We are integrating our core legal information with software and solutions in a way that has a positive, and productive, effect on our customers’ workflow. In the video clip below, ...

Legal solutions from Thomson Reuters: New video debuts

Thursday 31st Jan 2013

Watch our new video, which provides a customer’s perspective on how our solutions can help legal professionals better practice, manage and thrive in today’s reality. Our customers are also seeing similar messaging in print and online ads and throughout the streets of New York during the LegalTech this week.

Eric Laughlin talks Concourse

Wednesday 30th Jan 2013

Yesterday, Thomson Reuters officially launched Concourse, a suite of software solutions built specifically for general counsel customers. Concourse connects what matters: people, tools and data. In the video clip below, Eric Laughlin, managing director of Corporate Counsel, talks about what this launch means for our corporate counsel customers, how Concourse is different than anything we’ve ...

Thomson Reuters hosts panel discussion on Terracotta Warriors, the rule of law, and globalization

Thursday 6th Dec 2012

From October 28, 2012 to January 20, 2013, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host an unprecedented exhibition featuring rare archaeological artifacts from the Qin Dynasty (221-207, BC) of China, including the spectacular Terracotta Warriors, one of the “Eight Wonders of the World.” In support of this amazing exhibit, Thomson Reuters recently hosted a panel ...

Can you imagine a life without books?

Thursday 6th Dec 2012

The following is a guest post written by Tom Pfeifer, Global Head of Customer Sales & Experience, Thomson Reuters. What would your life be like without books? According to Lane Ayres, director of the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative at Books For Africa, most of us here can’t imagine going even a day without ...

The flat world and the future of document review

Thursday 4th Oct 2012

Greg McPolin, managing director of Pangea3 and Corporate Counsel, Litigation at Thomson Reuters, was a panelist for The Flat World and the Future of Document Review discussion at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual conference.The panel was sponsored by Pangea3 channel partner Stroz Friedberg and the panelists discussed the evolution of document review and how ...

What’s new with CLEAR

Tuesday 2nd Oct 2012

CLEAR, the industry-leading public records search product, recently rolled out some great new features, including a photo line-up feature and real-time incarceration data. Andy Russell, vice president of the Fraud Prevention & Investigations business, talks about the latest add-ons to the CLEAR search product, as well as some of the events and happenings he is ...

Third-party compliance

Tuesday 2nd Oct 2012

As emerging markets evolve, companies often rely on third parties to sustain and increase their positions in those markets. Regulators have started to focus on these relationships, causing compliance officers and legal departments to do the same. Natasha Wyss, senior vice president of Global Business Compliance for Thomson Reuters, participated on a panel that discussed ...

Patent trolls of the video game industry

Wednesday 26th Sep 2012

This post was written by Rachel Billman. The video game industry continues to grow and become more sophisticated with advancements in technology every day. With annual revenues of over $10.5 billion, surpassing both the movie and music industries, there are many people outside of the industry who are looking to cash in on the success ...

Sterne Kessler adopts integrated workflow vision

Wednesday 19th Sep 2012

IP cases and practices are becoming increasingly complex.  Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox  P.L.L.C. is a leading intellectual property firm located in Washington, DC with 112 attorneys.   The firm is working with Thomson Reuters on a firm initiative that will integrate law firm practice management, matter management, IP solutions, legal research and more into a ...

Should you build an app for that?

Friday 7th Sep 2012

Mobile application development requests are on the rise. Everyone who’s touched an iPad® is certain there’s an untapped way to leverage it for practice efficiency and business development. Karen Anzuini, chief information officer at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, was at the forefront of mobile technology by leading the creation of an app for ...

Thomson Reuters salutes veterans at the Minnesota State Fair

Thursday 6th Sep 2012

This post was written by Rick King, COO, Technology at Thomson Reuters. Ah, the Great Minnesota Get Together (AKA, the Minnesota State Fair). When asked, most people say they go to the fair for the food (deep-fried, sugar-soaked and delicious). For me, going to the fair this year was a little different. On Aug. 28, ...

Knowledge management, data and technology

Wednesday 29th Aug 2012

In an ILTA knowledge management session, Jean O’Grady, director of Research Services, DLA Piper, and Kim Stein, national manager of Knowledge Management, Thomson Reuters, provide a historical and contextual perspective on knowledge management in the legal profession. In their session they highlighted the unique characteristics of legal data that create challenges for technical applications, but ...

Large Law Firm segment at ILTA 2012

Tuesday 28th Aug 2012

The 2012 ILTA Conference is now well underway! We’re looking forward to talking with attendees about what’s new in legal technology as well as sharing what we see and hear via this blog. Later this week, Allison Guidette, general manager, large law segment, will be speaking at ILTA 2012 to provide an update on Thomson ...

Technology making a difference for firms

Tuesday 28th Aug 2012

Firms are still facing challenges in the current economy, but many firms are doing better than others. Mark Medice, program director for Peer Monitor, talks about a session at the ILTA 2012 ac2dc conference where the discussion surrounded economic trends for large law firms and the role technology plays in helping a firm distinguish itself ...

What are technologists talking about?

Tuesday 28th Aug 2012

In the Elite Demo Room, Elizabet Hardy, vice president of Elite Product Management, has been listening to the stories, concerns and ideas technologists and clients have shared with her during the first day of ILTA. Legal Current caught up with Elizabet and she shared some of the topics she discussed with attendees. [youtube=]

Thomson Reuters campus pictured in Eagan profile

Monday 27th Aug 2012

The Thomson Reuters campus was recently pictured in the profile of the city of Eagan, Minn. in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live 2012. Ranked No. 14 on the list of 100 cities, the write-up about Eagan, a 20-minute commute from Minneapolis and St. Paul, listed Thomson Reuters as one of the major employers in ...

Expert Witness 101 video series launched

Friday 27th Jul 2012

Litigators are demanding more than just area expertise from expert witnesses these days.  They expect expert witnesses to understand more of the litigation process, and what the expert’s role in that process is. Litigation is too important to go in with an untrained expert witness. Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services (TREWS) today launched Expert Witness 101, the first ...

Reference Attorney Blog discussion at AALL

Monday 23rd Jul 2012

The West Reference Attorney Blog is a popular read for attorneys, legal researchers and other legal professionals. It has research tips, legal news, recent cases, and much more. At the AALL 105th Annual Meeting & Conference, we’ve been talking with law librarians about how they use the West Reference Attorney blog. Heidi Bloedow, vice president ...

DISROBED: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge

Monday 23rd Jul 2012

Providing a view into the private world of a sitting judge on one of the highest benches, and in one of the world’s most famous cities, Judge Frederic Block gives a personal account of his experiences with controversial legal topics such as the death penalty, racketeering, terrorism, discrimination and foreign affairs in his new book. ...

Welcome to the AALL Annual Meeting

Saturday 21st Jul 2012

It’s that time of year again! The 105th Annual AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is underway in Boston. We’re looking forward to four exciting days of learning and networking, and finding out what’s new and what some of the pressing issues are for legal information professionals. We hope to see some familiar faces, as well ...

Thomson Reuters Elite thanks attendees

Thursday 5th Jul 2012

Thomson Reuters Elite President Kim Massana shares his appreciation to all the attendees of the 2012 Elite and ProLaw User Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.  This year’s conference set a new attendance record, and clients and Elite leaders and product developers were able to interact closely, to the benefit of the products and their users.

3E roadmap outlined

Tuesday 3rd Jul 2012

Justin Farmer, director of product management for Thomson Reuters Elite, laid out the roadmap for 3E in the coming months. 3E 2.7 is the next release, and it will be put in beta in September. It will include numerous new features, including a new interface and user experience. Also, the new 3E mobile app is currently ...

Thomson Reuters Westlaw debuts WestlawNext Android and PlayBook App

Monday 2nd Jul 2012

Thomson Reuters has introduced the WestlawNext AndroidTM and PlayBookTM app. The mobile app will work on both Android tablets and smartphones, extending the capabilities of legal professionals and giving them mobile access to the preferred legal research service to enhance their productivity and efficiency. “The release of the WestlawNext Android app is the latest in our effort to ...

Do YOU have a minute for a landmark case?

Monday 2nd Jul 2012

On Thursday, the landmark decision National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, better known as the Affordable Care Act decision, was decided 5-4 by the Supreme Court of the United States. The nation rushed for reliable resources to read the full text of the opinion and to gain insight on what the ruling meant, in ...

Comprehensive eBilling solution

Friday 29th Jun 2012

Thomson Reuters Elite Senior Director of Operations Carlos Seoane talks about how eBillingHub is a powerful tool for law firms and serves as a single source to process all electronic bills. eBillingHub improves firms’ e-billing efficiency, and works with any vendor. Seoane added that Elite is driving to make eBillingHub an even more comprehensive e-billing solution.  

MatterSphere helps firms keep going

Thursday 28th Jun 2012

Charles Christian of Legal Technology Insider, shared his perspectives on MatterSphere and how it will fit into the portfolio of Thomson Reuters Elite at the 2012 Elite User Conference. Christian has seen the evolution of MatterSphere – used heavily by firms in the United Kingdom – and says that MatterSphere is “the oil that keeps a law firm ...

UK blogger Charles Christian shares his take on the Elite User Conference

Thursday 28th Jun 2012

Charles Christian of Legal Technology Insider speaks about the 2012 Elite User Conference, including the business’s  recent acquisitions and how they will complement each other. Christian also shares his thoughts on the Elite Workspace concept and forecasts success for the 3E iPad app.  

Elite general session showcases customer voice

Thursday 28th Jun 2012

The general session at the 2012 Elite User Conference focused on the power of the customer’s voice. Bill Burch, senior vice president of Sales, opened the session discussing how the product and integration strategy of Elite has been defined by changing conditions in the law firm space with the focus on risk, client, financial, matter and risk management, or ...

Strategies for growth

Wednesday 27th Jun 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a challenging year for firms. Demand growth is sluggish and expenses are rising. Mark Medice, program director for Peer Monitor, talks about a session at the Elite User Conference discussing strategies firms can employ to drive growth in an uncertain economy.

New version of MatterSphere shown at Elite User Conference

Tuesday 26th Jun 2012

Increasing efficiency and delivering greater value to clients have been frequently discussed topics at the Elite User Conference. To help firms achieve those goals, the latest version of Mattersphere legal matter management software is being shown to customers. Patrick Hurley of Elite discusses how Mattersphere integrates with Elite 3E.

Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge is available for pre-sale now!

Monday 4th Jun 2012

Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge is now available for pre-sale at the Westlaw Store. The book, co-published with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, takes a rare and detailed behind-the-scenes look into the life and trials of a federal court judge as well as the man behind ...

Thomson Reuters wins multiple top honors

Friday 1st Jun 2012

WestlawNext, Westlaw, Elite and Thomson Reuters News & Insight recently were awarded top honors in the 2012 Best of The National Law Journal in its inaugural Reader Rankings. WestlawNext finished first in three categories, including: Best Online Legal Research Vendor; Best Legal Research iPad® App; and Best Solo Firm/Solo Practitioner Research Vendor. Westlaw was also ...

Using Engage to manage budgets, matters

Monday 28th May 2012

Nathan Bowie, managing director, Thomson Reuters Elite, discussed at the 2012 Elite User Conference how alternative fee arrangements have been prominent with firms and their corporate clients. Along with the rise of AFAs is a trend towards budgeted matters. With the economic changes the legal market has seen recently, firms are using tools such as Engage to become proficient ...

How legal work is changing in the “new normal”

Monday 21st May 2012

In the final video of the three-part interview, Susan Hackett, CEO and CLO of Legal Executive Leadership, and featured speaker at the recent Serengeti Summit, discusses the way legal work used to be done versus how it is expected to be done in the future, comparing the methods and practices in the “old normal” to what will be expected in ...

Critical tools for lawyers

Wednesday 16th May 2012

Susan Hackett, CEO and CLO of Legal Executive Leadership, and featured speaker at the recent Serengeti Summit, presented on “The Past, Present & Future of Legal Department Concerns & Drivers.” Hackett is often referred to as “the voice of the in-house bar,” and served as the senior vice president and general counsel for the Association of Corporate ...

Serengeti User Summit kicks-off in Seattle

Thursday 10th May 2012

Serengeti is hosting the Serengeti Summit this week, May 9-11, in Seattle. The summit provides an opportunity for those already using the highest-rated legal e-billing and matter management system, Serengeti Tracker, to drive workflow efficiencies and uncover insights to improve the overall performance of their law department. Attendees have been learning how to further maximize results and deliver even greater ...

Thomson Reuters strengthens bio diversity near its swiss office

Monday 30th Apr 2012

Walk into any Thomson Reuters office, world-wide, and you will see concerted efforts and initiatives to thoughtfully incorporate environmental sustainability in the way we operate and conduct our business. Last week, employees from the Thomson Reuters Global Resources office in Baar, Switzerland, spent a day creating a new habitat for wildlife in their community by planting more than ...

Thomson Reuters Manufacturing, Distribution & Engineering employees take their award-winning work home with them

Thursday 19th Apr 2012

Having learned the principles of lean manufacturing through his job at Thomson Reuters Eagan manufacturing, distribution and engineering (MD&E) plant, employee Scott Tierney applied the concepts to how he mows his 3-acre lawn, reducing the time it takes to complete the job from three hours to roughly two hours. And Tierney, who works in the ...

Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0 launches

Monday 16th Apr 2012

Organizing and analyzing vital case information can now be done more efficiently than ever.  Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0 provides greater integration with legal research and e-dsicovery. The new version more efficiently builds strong cases by pulling essential case information together in one place, including e-discovery documents, briefs, transcripts, pleadings, key facts, legal research and more. Westlaw Case ...

Highlights from the 2011 Annual Report

Monday 9th Apr 2012

Earlier this week, we released our 2011 Annual Report in an interactive format available online at Along with information on the company’s financial performance as well as business unit overviews, this year’s annual report contains a variety of dynamic content including interviews with our new business leaders as well as stories of how we are building the ...

The exciting world of Elite mobile

Sunday 1st Apr 2012

Thomson Reuters Elite Director of Product Management Justin Farmer introduced the attendees of the 2012 Elite User Conference to 3E Mobile. The new mobile system was created as a native iOS app for the iPad®, as well as a mobile website allowing the ability to access 3E via any web-enabled mobile device.  Legal Current caught ...

Heavily regulated industries at the Global Ethics Summit

Monday 26th Mar 2012

Scott McCleskey, global head of financial services regulation, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance, served as the moderator for a panel at the 2012 Global Ethics Summit, held March 15-16 in New York, discussing heavily regulated industries. The panel featured Mitchell Avnet, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, Lincoln Financial Group, and Tom ...

Evolution of the chief ethics and compliance officer

Wednesday 21st Mar 2012

During the 2012 Global Ethics Summit, Scott McCleskey, global head of financial services regulation, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance, served as the moderator for a panel discussing the evolution of the chief ethics and compliance officer. The panel featured a group covering multiple industries and years of experience, including: Elliott Fisch, director-internal audit and chief ...

Setting the ethical tone from the top: Highlights from the Global Ethics Summit

Friday 16th Mar 2012

Chrystia Freeland, editor, Thomson Reuters Digital, moderated a session at the recent Global Ethics Summit in New York. The panel, Tone from the Top, a Conversation with Chief Executive Officers, featured Jack Domme, chief executive officer, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), and Jules Kroll, chairman and chief executive officer, Kroll Bond Ratings, Inc. The conversation began ...

Trends at LegalTech New York 2012

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

Hear legal blogger Bob Ambrogi talk about the major trends at Legal Tech New York 2012, which include cloud computing and e-discovery.

Elite COO discusses international law firm growth

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

Cary Burch, chief operating officer at Elite, talks about how international law firms, specifically in China, are growing at a rapid rate and presenting big growth opportunities for the services that Elite provides, such as assistance with automating processes and international compliance.

Risk management a new hot topic at LegalTech New York 2012

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

Elisabet Hardy, vice president of product management for Elite, talks about how risk management was a “new hot topic” at this year’s Legal Tech New York conference. The specific risk management issues buzzing at the show included risks to a law firm’s brand, as well as the financial aspects of risk management.

Monica Bay at LegalTech New York 2012

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay recaps Day 2 of the 2012 Legal Tech New York Conference.

Monica Bay discusses e-discovery at LegalTech New York

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay returned on the last day of the Legal Tech New York show to offer further insight on a current hot topic, e-discovery.

Top legal minds share eDiscovery tips

Thursday 2nd Feb 2012

Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors surveyed corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies on their strategies for creating effective eDiscovery programs: whether to use the program in-house or use an outside vendor, advice on creating eDiscovery programs, and best practices and trends. Legal Current caught up with Ari for a chat about his LegalTech NY ...

Thomson Reuters ProView eReader platform adds new countries, features

Wednesday 1st Feb 2012

Mobile technologies are definitely a hot topic at LegalTech NY, and there’s a lot of excitement in the Thomson Reuters booth with demonstrations of the Thomson ReutersProView app for the iPad. ProView launches shortly in Australia, following its successful introduction in the US, UK and Canada. ProView has features including full-text Boolean search, and updating of content as new editions ...

Westlaw Drafting Assistant – Transactional

Tuesday 31st Jan 2012

For transactional attorneys, drafting contracts, agreements and other legal forms can be a time-consuming process. Westlaw Drafting Assistant – Transactional is the first comprehensive set of automated tools and content to help attorneys prepare transactional documents with greater efficiency and accuracy. Users can quickly and easily find a document or template to use as a ...

MatterSphere matter management platform now available in US

Monday 30th Jan 2012

MatterSphere, an industry-leading matter management platform, is now available to law firms in the U.S. market as part of Elite’s suite of integrated management solutions. MatterSphere integrates with Elite 3E, Elite Enterprise and many other financial management and document management platforms, and is embedded in the Microsoft Office environment to unite operations and promote collaboration across the enterprise and ...

WestlawNext iPad app adds new collaboration capabilities

Monday 30th Jan 2012

Not surprisingly, some of the hottest topics being discussed here at LegalTech NY are mobile applications for lawyers-on-the-go. With the iPad nearly becoming standard equipment for lawyers these days, WestlawNext is rolling out new collaboration tools for its iPad app. Enhanced folder sharing lets users share research results with people both within and outside their organization, as well ...

Welcome to LegalTech NY 2012!

Monday 30th Jan 2012

LegalTech New York 2012 has kicked off! We’re looking forward to an exciting three days learning about the latest in legal technology. Andy Martens, senior vice president of New Product Development, talks about some of what’s in store for LegalTech this year.  If you’re at the conference, please stop by the Thomson Reuters booth. For ...

Top 11 of 2011

Friday 30th Dec 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, we take a quick look back on some of the most popular posts, videos and podcasts of the year. So here it goes, our Top 11 of 2011: 1. “The Game” stuns attendees at legal marketing awards program 2. AALL Gets First Look at New eReader Application: Thomson Reuters ProView 3. Thomson ...

Meet the blind student who is ‘Westlaw India’s’ No.1 champion

Thursday 29th Dec 2011

An exceptional student at the top of his law class, Amar Jain is on the right track for a successful legal career in his home country of India.  It’s not just his academic achievements that make Amar out of the ordinary though. The 4th year student stands out from his peers at Mumbai’s Government Law College because ...

ACC Annual Conference – legal process outsourcing 2.0

Thursday 8th Dec 2011

Pangea3 CEO David Perla was a member on the panel for Legal Process Outsourcing 2.0 at the ACC Annual Conference in Denver recently. With the rapid growth surrounding LPOs in the legal industry, the panel addressed numerous topics and issues ranging from: how each company addresses the relationship with the LPO differently to the best ...

How we listened to customers at the ONESOURCE user conference

Tuesday 22nd Nov 2011

Hundreds of tweets…204 written comments…10 executive listening sessions… dozens of video interviews….and 1,500 pairs of orange sunglasses. Those were the stats from the “We’re Listening @ ONESOURCE” booth, where attendees at Tax & Accounting’s ONESOURCE user conference were able to provide feedback to Thomson Reuters about our products, services and anything else on their mind. “We’re Listening” ...

ACC annual meeting next week

Friday 21st Oct 2011

Legal Current chatted with Eric Laughlin, vice president, Corporate Legal Solutions, for a view of what attendees of the upcoming Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) annual meeting will see from Thomson Reuters. According to Laughlin, this year’s gathering is already being touted as the largest in the association’s history. Earlier this month, Laughlin hosted Former ...

Insight into Hubbard One’s new listening approach

Thursday 29th Sep 2011

Here at Thomson Reuters, developing new ways to listen to customers has become an ongoing trend throughout the year. Recently, Hubbard One designed an impressive way to hear from customers through its new Insight video series. The videos connect Hubbard One’s clients to the most innovative ideas and trends in legal marketing, business development and practice management through interviews ...

OneView Foundation from Hubbard One

Thursday 25th Aug 2011

Information is vital to law firms.  But that information often resides in many different systems within a firm.  Mark Schiff, president of Hubbard One, discusses the importance of effectively managing information flows, and the new OneView Foundation that helps firms analyze and map data from across different internal and external systems into a comprehensive client ...

Reducing Litigation Friction Points

Wednesday 24th Aug 2011

Looking at the flow of information in the litigation process, there are several points of friction inside and outside the firm. As clients demand more efficiency from the firms they work with, taking a closer look at litigation workflows can realize considerable cost savings for the firm and in turn, the client. An ILTA 2011 ...

It’s all about mobility, including WestlawNext

Wednesday 24th Aug 2011

If you’ve been following the ILTA 2011 conference on Twitter or the blogs, you’re probably aware that the big thing at this year’s conference is the iPad. It’s obvious that this is a tech-savvy crowd when you look around and nearly everyone you see is sporting one. Looking back a mere 15 months to when ...

InsideLegal survey

Wednesday 24th Aug 2011

Owing to the ongoing focus on budgets and cost management, we set out to understand more about technology spending in law firms. So, we talked with Jobst Elster, vice president of InsideLegal, about the 6th annual ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing survey. The survey includes feedback from ILTA member law firms with 50 or more attorneys, and covers categories featured in previous ...

Industry leaders look towards Law2020

Wednesday 24th Aug 2011

Consumerization of technology, change management, or globalization? What will dominate the legal technology landscape in the year 2020? Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, along with six industry leaders, including CIOs from prominent law firms, discussed this question and more in an energizing panel session on Wednesday morning: “[R]evolution: Industry Leaders Discuss Law2020 Hot ...

Offshoring and Outsourcing: What it means for your firm and your job

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2011

Are you ready for the growing impact on the legal market of outsourcing and offshoring? That was the question that panelists Kevin Colangelo from Pangea3, Toby Brown from Vinson & Elkins and Jordan Furlong from Edge International posed to the audience during an engaging session on Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO). This topic can be a ...

Randi Mayes Discusses ILTA 2011

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2011

Day Two of ILTA 2011 is in full swing. ILTA executive director Randi Mayes, as always, is right in the middle of it all. Randi and her team have done another outstanding job of organizing a great conference with plenty of fascinating sessions, topics and speakers. Randi took a minute out of her busy schedule ...

Growth & Profitability in the “New Normal”

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2011

In an environment of softened demand and reduced budgets, how do law firms continue to grow and increase profitability? This is the question in this afternoon’s session around the “new normal,” discussed by Jason Parkman, senior vice president of the Large Law segment, and Andrew Baker of Reed Smith LLP. Much of the conversation centered on ...

Anne Ellis on AALL 2011

Monday 25th Jul 2011

Anne Ellis, senior director, Librarian Relations, welcomes attendees to Philadelphia for the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, and thanks librarians for their partnership in developing our industry-leading products. As Anne says, “librarians are always the best sources of information.”

Ari Kaplan on networking for success

Wednesday 29th Jun 2011

West author and professional networking guru Ari Kaplan stopped by our Eagan headquarters recently and gave a talk on networking tips for professionals. Ari talked about how to network in the age of Twitter, tight job markets and global economies. He feels that the keys are focusing on the quality of your connections rather than the sheer ...

The code of champions

Monday 13th Jun 2011

Self-proclaimed sports nut and best-selling author Ross Bernstein kicked-off the Elite User Conference today with a high-energy address about how the unwritten rules, or codes, in sports relate to the business world. “The business game has changed,” said Bernstein. “Enron and Bernie Madoff show us that a decimal point can make a big difference.” He said that ...

What keeps you up at night?

Monday 13th Jun 2011

Alternative fee arrangements, cutting costs and keeping “the right” talent were at the top of the list for more than two dozen clients who attended the Executive Level Briefing earlier today at the 2011 Elite User Conference. Mark Medice, program head for Peer Monitor from Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, started off the session with an intriguing ...

Professional news has arrived in New York

Friday 13th May 2011

Announced in today’s news release, Thomson Reuters has launched a website and mobile app for New York-based legal practitioners that bring together cutting-edge news from Reuters, the global news leader, with unmatched legal analysis and materials from Westlaw, the leader in legal research. This new offering, launched under the broader Thomson Reuters News & Insight suite, covers everything from the ...

Exploring the Law of Asylum with Deborah Anker

Wednesday 11th May 2011

Immigration law definitely continues to be a hot topic in the news today, but one aspect that doesn’t often see a lot of press deals with refugees who flee their country due to persecution or abuse. However, there has been an interesting story recently in the Wall Street Journal about a Libyan woman who escaped to Tunisia after claiming ...

“Built to last” – Thomson Reuters turns 3

Wednesday 27th Apr 2011

The Financial Times asked to interview our CEO Tom Glocer to mark the third anniversary of Thomson Reuters. The newspaper has followed our progress since the day we became Thomson Reuters on April 17, 2008. Watch this video interview with Tom on You can also read an interview that Tom gave The Financial Times newspaper (Please note: ...

Thomson Reuters celebrates everyday heroes

Tuesday 12th Apr 2011

A story that all too often ends in tragedy instead ended in triumph when a little girl, abducted from her home in a small Texas town, was safely reunited with her family. This happy ending is due in part to Thomson Reuters’ powerful investigative platform CLEAR – a search tool encompassing a vast collection of public and ...

Westlaw Litigator launches new versions of Westlaw CaseLogistix & West Case Notebook

Friday 8th Apr 2011

Litigators deal with a lot of information, often scattered across different databases and computer systems.  The Westlaw Litigator suite of tools gives litigators a set of integrated tools that pulls key case information across various sources and integrates it into their case preparation workflow. As an example, Westlaw CaseLogistix 5.3 & West Case Notebook 2.5 were recently launched, ...

WestlawNext named New Product of the Year by AALL

Thursday 31st Mar 2011

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced that it has named WestlawNext™ as its New Product of the Year for 2011. As you can imagine, we’re delighted. In the news release announcing the award, Mike Dahn, chief marketing and product development officer, Westlaw U.S. (and a former law librarian, himself), said: “The WestlawNext team is honored to be ...

Does race still matter? Examining racism in the criminal justice system

Tuesday 8th Mar 2011

As part of the celebration of Black History Month, Justice Pam Alexander, who served as a Hennepin (Minn.) County District Court Judge for 25 years and is now president of the Council on Crime and Justice, visited our Eagan, Minnesota campus to speak to employees on the impact that race continues to have on the criminal ...

Indiana Supreme Court Justice discusses case management for courts

Tuesday 22nd Feb 2011

When it comes to paperwork, the court system definitely has its hands full. Each case generates voluminous amounts of data that often must be shared with other courts, law enforcement, state agencies and other parts of the judicial system. The State of Indiana is in the midst of an ambitious project to equip all state ...

Dodd-Frank Act a major feature in 2011 edition of Regulation of Investment Advisers

Wednesday 16th Feb 2011

The Dodd-Frank Reform Act, recently signed into law, is ushering in some of the most pervasive changes in securities laws potentially since the 30s, says Gerald Lins, general counsel of ING Investment Management Americas in New York, and co-author of the 2011 edition of Regulation of Investment Advisers. Watch the brief video below to hear Lins ...

“The Game” stuns attendees at legal marketing awards program

Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

Everyone was talking about “The Game” (in the Oscar-nominated Inception sort of way) at the recent 2011 Hubbard One Excellence in Legal Marketing Awards gathering. Yes, marketers were duly thrilled for Jeffrey J. Berardi, chief marketing officer, K& L Gates LLP, who was named Marketing Professional of the Year, and they were delighted for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin ...

Using SharePoint for teamwork

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

LegalTech New York ended yesterday addressing key issues such as legal project management, e-discovery, creating efficiencies and excellence for clients, and the technologies that are shaping the legal industry. One of the last sessions of the day included Steve Fletcher, chief information officer, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, and Meredith Williams, director of knowledge ...

Bob Ambrogi on LegalTech 2011

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

Bob Ambrogi, attorney and editor of the WebWatch column for Law Technology News, comments on what he’s seen at LegalTech.  Bob says a lot of the focus this year, as it has been for several years, has been on e-discovery.  This year, there’s also much discussion of cloud computing, and particularly the convergence of new e-discovery applications that ...

Thoughts from Andy Adkins

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

What would our LegalTech coverage be without thoughts from Andy Adkins? Many of you are familiar with his work, but for those who aren’t, Adkins is a 20-year vet in this industry, currently serving as president of the Legal Technology Institute. He also owns the firm Adkins Consulting. When we talked with him, he shared ...

Leveraging technology for better firm efficiencies

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

Some of the key topics being discussed at LegalTech New York are currently top of mind in the legal marketplace, including: AFAs, information management, legal process management, and mobility – both internally and externally – for law firms. Rob Saccone, vice president of Product Management for Hubbard One, moderated a panel on “Leveraging Technology for ...

Alternative Fee Arrangement presentation at LegalTech

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

It piqued my interest when I learned Dan O’Day would be presenting at LTNY on Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs). AFAs are nothing new. In fact, as Dan pointed out during his presentation, AFAs used to be the standard billing practice for lawyers years ago. At the start of the 20th century, the legal profession was ...

Creating the Law Firm of the Future at NYLT 2011

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

We caught up with Keith McLemore, director of Legal Information Services, Cooley LLP, who recapped his session, “Creating the Law Firm of the Future”. The main theme throughout the session was that clients want predictability. According to Keith, “there will be more transparency on how much matters cost. Different price points for legal services will ...

FindLaw at LegalTech

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

This guest post is from Karl Florida, president, FindLaw. We’re excited to be at LegalTech as part of our Thomson Reuters Business of Law presence, to showcase how FindLaw helps power the comprehensive suite of Business of Law solutions that help law firms manage their practices. Our FindLaw team has been showcasing our FirmSite Premium ...

eDiscovery at LegalTech

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

Caught up with Jobst Elster, head of content, InsideLegal, at the ALM Editor’s Breakfast this morning, and he has some thoughts on the latest trends in eDiscovery at the show. You may recall an interview we did with Elster last year at ILTA about law firm technology purchasing trends.

How does your firm Engage?

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

One trend that we’re seeing at LegalTech is a focus on greater firm efficiency – and products and services that can help. Thomson Reuters Engage from the Business of Law unit of Thomson Reuters, Legal helps firms do just that – manage how they engage with clients. Engage is the first Engagement Planning and Management (EPM) ...

LegalTech day 2 recap

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

It was anything but dull on day 2 at LegalTech New York. Between the ALM editor and blogger breakfast this morning and fantastic sessions this afternoon, the Legal Current team could be seen scrambling around the Hilton all day long. We did manage to find a few minutes at the end of the day to ...

A philosophical discussion or a crystal ball?

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

One year ago, the opening day general session at New York LegalTech featured Thomson Reuters, Legal CEO Peter Warwick and Mohammed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. This session was a centerpiece of the WestlawNext launch, and their discussion explored the rule of law in ...

One year later, WestlawNext returns to LegalTech with a lot of momentum

Monday 31st Jan 2011

A year after a big launch at LegalTech New York 2010, the WestlawNext team is talking to LegalTech attendees about the innovations that have become part of the service this past year – from a WestlawNext mobile site designed to work well on all smartphones, to an iPad app and research-sharing capabilities that enable firms ...

Focusing on the changing business of law

Monday 31st Jan 2011

With the enormous changes in the global economy, businesses have had to adapt to become more efficient and better able to tap global marketplaces. Likewise, law firms are responding to the new normal and the myriad pressures that the changing competitive landscape is asserting. Successful firms that are tracking with these changes are evolving their ...

Westlaw Litigator launches Westlaw Drafting Assistant

Monday 31st Jan 2011

Drafting case documents is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks for litigators. Westlaw Litigator has now added Westlaw Drafting Assistant, which combines research, analysis, templates, drafting tools and more to help attorneys create high-quality legal case documents more efficiently. Westlaw Drafting Assistant provides seamless drafting, research, and analysis, so locating information, authority, and ...

On the showroom floor of LegalTech

Monday 31st Jan 2011

Our booths are hard to miss – first ones you see when you walk into the exhibit hall – and staffed by some Thomson Reuters experts. One of those experts is Bob Azman, senior vice president, Customer Experience and Education. Hear what he has to say about the show in this quick video: Be sure to ...

Sharon Sayles Belton on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show

Thursday 27th Jan 2011

Yesterday, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations for Thomson Reuters, Legal, was a guest on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show speaking about Minnesota’s high levels of civic engagement. Filmed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, yesterday’s program was part of a larger campaign, “Steel on Wheels,” which aims to identify and discuss ...