If you’re interested in learning more about the emerging legal tech market place then you might want to take a look at tech.law.stanford.edu. Robert Ambrogi wrote about this resource in May just before it was introduced at the CodeX FutureLaw Conference. He referred to it then as a “curated list of 450 companies changing the way legal is done.” Today tech.law.stanford.edu includes 558 companies in its directory, that’s over 100 new start ups in about a month and a half. An impressive growth rate …
The site organizes things under a handful of broad categories: Document Automation; Practice Management; Legal Research; Legal Education; Online Dispute Resolution; E-Discovery; and, Analytics. So if you’re looking for a service or want to see who your competition is it’s a good place to start. A number of keyword tags are also provided which means you can zoom in on things like “access to justice,” “incorporation” or “machine learning.”
Clicking on a particular service, for example, the Ontario Small Claims Wizard, brings up a page indicating when the company was founded, its current status, a link to their website and a list of related companies. You can also suggest a site if you know of one that has yet to be included. And if you’re interested in the code that drives this website it’s open source and available on Peter Gunst’s* Github site. Nice!
So far it’s a little light on Canadian content so if you know of a Canadian legal tech start up or want your own service listed then submit your information for consideration.
* CodeX Fellow and Co-Founder of Legal.io.