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LTNY 2008: Google Goes to LegalTech, and LegalTech Goes Global

Thursday afternoon marks the end of LegalTech New York 2008, and also of Legal Blog Watch's special coverage of the show. We'll be back to our regularly-scheduled programming Friday, but there's one more LegalTech blogger we need to highlight before we go. Law Department Management's Rees Morrison has been covering the events at the Hilton, and picked up on a few interesting (non-swag related) sights on the show floor.

-- Google was there. The search giant was showing off its Postini software for pre-filtering e-mails, and Rees talked with them about using it in knowledge management efforts. Google acquired Postini last September, and Google's Patent search has been available for some time now. The search giant has done pretty well with its book project, if not without controversy. How long will it be before they get into the legal research space?

-- LegalTech is international. Rees spoke with a Brazilian matter management software company called Tedesco Tecnologia, which has law department clients in 32 countries, he says. We spoke with Glyn Williams, CEO of New Zealand-based Onstream Systems, who told us some of his biggest clients are in Brussels, using legal redaction software in European Union proceedings. It's not enough for vendors to think about clients the next state over anymore. Legal work is global, and its technology must be too.

That's it from LTNY 2008! If you made it to the show, we hope you survived. If you didn't, there's always LegalTech West Coast, coming up June 26-27 in Los Angeles.   

Posted by John Bringardner on February 7, 2008 at 07:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

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