AI in Legal Tech

Featured Article:

Empowering Legal Professionals: Navigating AI Solutions for Efficiency and Data Security

By Mike Murray and Tony Donofrio

Reprinted with the permission of  Mike Murray, Director of Client Solutions, and Law.com. This article was originally published in April 2024.

Press Release Announcement

Press Release: Veritext Legal Solutions Releases Smart Summary

Livingston, New Jersey – March 13, 2024 – Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in court reporting services and innovative litigation support solutions, today announces the release of Smart Summary, an AI-generated and editable draft summarization of the official proceeding transcript.

Smart Summary is delivered alongside the certified transcript and provides legal teams with efficiency when it comes to case strategy and the transcript summarization process. With Smart Summary, the legal team has access to a draft page-line summary in an editable format to easily mark up text and highlight key testimony.

Benefits of Smart Summary include:

  • Convenient delivery with the certified transcript and access anytime via the MyVeritext web portal.
  • Access to the power of AI without the risks of open engine models training, storing or using sensitive and confidential information.
  • Production in adherence to Veritext’s stringent data security protocols.
  • Delivery in Microsoft Word so the summary can be modified, highlighted, etc.
  • Preformatting for the needs of legal teams, including transcript page-line references alongside summarization.
  • A quality review by a human before being sent to a client.

“Smart Summary uses the power of AI to give legal teams a head start on producing their transcript summaries. It’s delivered alongside the certified transcript, formatted in a page-line style and can be easily modified,” states Mike Murray, director of technical and creative solutions at Veritext. “The best part is that Smart Summary is created with the same data security standards that Veritext is known for – which means that even though it’s AI-generated content, legal teams don’t have to worry about their confidential information being shared or showing up somewhere public.”

Smart Summary will be returned with all transcripts delivered before May 1 at no additional cost. To learn more about Smart Summary, visit www.veritext.com/smartsummary/.

Testimonial Technology Article

Featured Article: Harnessing Technological Advancements in Testimonial Evidence Management and Presentation

By Mike Murray

Reprinted with the permission of  Mike Murray, Director of Client Solutions, and International Legal Technology Association. This article was originally published in winter 2023.

Technology is changing how we handle testimonial evidence. Read about the advancements here:

Featured Article: The Rise of AI in Court Reporting Technology

By Mike Murray

Reprinted with the permission of  Mike Murray, Director of Client Solutions, and Law.com. This article was originally published January 12, 2024.

Learn about how new technologies are shaping the legal industry in the Law.com article, “The Rise of AI in Court Reporting Technology,” by Mike Murray, Veritext’s Director of Technical and Creative Solutions.

BC Law

New Lawyers Appointed to King’s Counsel in British Columbia

We want to congratulate the twenty-six lawyers who have been recognized with the King’s Counsel (KC) designation for exceptional contributions to the legal profession in British Columbia.

The provincial Cabinet appoints the King’s Counsel on the advice of the Attorney General of British Columbia from a list of nominations. Every year, the Attorney General sends a call for nominations letter to the judiciary, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch and the Trial Lawyers Association. Candidates for nomination must have belonged to the B.C. bar for a minimum of five years and among other things, demonstrated professional integrity, good character, and excellence in their law practice.

You can learn more about the 26 appointees here.

Featured Article: Testimonial Evidence Technology Is Transforming the Litigation Landscape

By Tony Donofrio and Mike Murray

Reprinted on veritext.com with the permission of  Mike Murray, Director of Client Solutions, and Law.com. This article was originally published in November 2023.

Check out the recent article, “Testimonial Evidence Technology Is Transforming the Litigation Landscape,” featured in the November issue of Cybersecurity Law & Strategy on Law.com. Written by Tony Donofrio (Veritext Chief Technology Officer) and Mike Murray (Veritext’s Director of Technical and Creative Solutions), this article covers innovative ways that you can utilize technology to manage, capture and present evidence with the latest legal service technologies.

Veritext Scholarships for NAIT

Veritext Announces a Renewed Commitment to their Scholarship Program for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Stenography and Transcription Students

Vancouver and Livingston, New Jersey – June 27, 2023 – Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in court reporting and litigation support solutions, today announces continued support for court reporters throughout Canada by renewing and updating the scholarship program for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology stenography and transcription students.

The new pledge will distribute scholarships to 30 steno and transcription students over the next five years. Included in the program is the Entrance Bursary program with the goal to encourage students to consider court reporting or transcription as a career. Specifics of the annual awards include:

  • Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Court Transcription Scholarship
    • Available to two students each year that are enrolled in the Court Transcription program. These scholarships are awarded based on excellent academic achievement in the program.
  • Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Captioning and Court Reporting Scholarship 
    • Available to two students each year that are enrolled in the Captioning and Court Reporting program. These scholarships are awarded based on excellent academic achievement in the program.
  • Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Entrance Bursary 
    • Available to two students each year that are entering the Court Transcription or Captioning and Court Reporting program. These scholarships are awarded on the demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement to enter the program.

“These scholarships have been a long-standing tradition for the Veritext family of brands throughout Canada, and we are excited for the opportunity to continue to support the court reporting community and help those coming into the profession,” states Nancy Josephs, CEO of Veritext. “We look forward to working with NAIT in issuing these scholarships to deserving students over the next five years.”

Locations in Canada include Calgary, AB; Kamloops, BC; New Westminster, BC; Vancouver, BC; Winnipeg, MB; Toronto, ON; Regina, SK; and Saskatoon, SK.

To learn more about Veritext and the industry advocacy work the company is doing visit https://veritext.ca/about/industry/.

About Veritext Legal Solutions

Founded on a commitment to excellence, Veritext has become the trusted partner and established market leader in litigation technology and legal service solutions for law firms, government agencies and enterprise corporations. Veritext focuses on the unique needs of each member of the legal team and provides access to innovative technologies and remote solutions, unsurpassed data security, the highest-quality network of reporters and legal videographers, unmatched expertise in multiparty and complex litigation and state-of-the-art conference space across North America. At Veritext, we focus on the details – so legal teams can focus on the case.

Cutting-edge innovation is continually reshaping the face of the legal tech industry…read more at Veritext.com

We are excited to announce Mainland Reporting is now part of Veritext.