Legal Start-Ups in the Big Apple

New York City - legal start-up centerNew York City is starting to rock as a venue for legal start-ups - new ventures targeted at the legal industry. The big event this week will be ReinventLawNYC, sponsored by Michigan State University College of Lawthe Kauffman Foundation, and the ABA Journal,  at Cooper Union. Richard Susskind  will be giving the end note presentation. The event is free, but you need to reserve your ticket in advance. Many members of the NY Legal Hackers Group will be in attendance. LegalTech New York is also happening new week so it will be a busy week for the legal industry.

Below is a list of  legal start-ups in the New York metropolitan area.

Here is what is trending:

  • legal document generation on mobile devices.
  • virtual lawyer consultation as a lead generation mechanism.
  • social networking for lawyers.
     

Legal Document Generation and Document Management Companies

ShakeLaw - document automation on smart phones.
Docracy - crowd-sourced legal documents with signing and execution functions
EverPlans- organize estate planning information, legal document storage, and automated estate planning documents. (disclosure: I work with this company).
CaseRails - Another web-based document automation solution.
Legitimo - Another document automation solution for smart phones, but in English or Spanish. Limited to contracts.
Paperlex - contract management platform.
Clearpath Immigration - Automated immigration filings. Consumer facing.
WhichDraft- legal document automaton platform
 

Lead Generation Web Sites/Companies

LawDingo - Online consultations with lawyers.Video consultations. Q & A platform.
LawVisors- online consultations by smartphone. Q & A platform. Company thinks it offers a form of virtual lawyering, but its really just a lead generation Web Site.
WireLawyer - social networking site for lawyers and crowd-sourced legal documents, Reminds me of the old CounselConnect.
EsqSocial - another networking site for lawyers with lead generation possibilities.
PrioriLegal - another lead generation site connecting New York lawyers to business clients. Similar, and sounds like LawPal, which is based in San Francisco. {Disclosure: I have advised LawPal}.
LawTrades- Another lead generation site promising to connect clients with the "best" lawyers.

Servicing Lawyers: B to B Models
Lawfty - Bringing big data marketing concepts to law firms.
DocketAlarm- API for the U.S. Court System.
AllegoryLaw - web-based litigation support system.

Legal Education and Career Development

Quimbee - online legal education platform for law students, lawyers, and lay persons. (worth watching).
J.D.Stop - social networking site for law students.
ResumeLaunchPad  - apply to law firm jobs across the country in minutes.

On-Line Dispute Settlement

JusticeBox - online dispute settlement platform focused on legal. Competes with Modria which is better financed but not focused solely on legal.

Consumer Legal
PayMyTrustee- simplifies making payments to Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees by consumers.

 

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Stephanie Kimbro - February 3, 2014 10:58 AM

plainlegal is another legal tech startup that is based in NY and would fall under the Lead/Gen Websites category. https://www.plainlegal.com/

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