AffiniPay, the parent company of payments platform LawPay and practice management platform MyCase, today named Catherine Dawson, a lawyer with 20 years of experience in data privacy, cybersecurity and mergers and acquisitions, as its general counsel. The news comes a week after AffiniPay named another woman to its executive suite, marketing and software executive Ana Villegas as its chief marketing officer.

The company’s C-suite already included a woman CEO, Dru Armstrong, and a woman EVP of people resources, Erin Brooks. The company was founded by a woman, Amy Porter, who remains its executive chairperson.

This news is particularly noteworthy given that women and people of color remain underrepresented among legal technology founders and executives. A survey last year by Kristen Sonday, cofounder and COO of legal tech startup Paladin, found just 57 women founders of legal technology companies.

Dawson (pictured right above)

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Civil LawWhile there is no strategy to predict precisely low lengthy a civil lawsuit will take to go from beginning to finish, there are a variety of steps that one can ordinarily expect to undergo. Tort is the realm of legislation which deals with civil wrongs, as opposed to legal acts A civil mistaken or “tort” is an act that results in harm or hurt, for which courts impose legal responsibility on an individual. As the sale of substandard breast milk might lead to injury or hurt, it may fall beneath an area of tort regulation referred to as product legal responsibility or the regulation on faulty products The courts do not impose a “punishment” for committing a tort, nonetheless, they usually order defendants in tort cases to pay financial compensation to the wronged particular person (generally known as the plaintiff). The thought of monetary compensation is to place the plaintiff …

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Last month, Desi Williams, our Sales Engineer for Sage Timeslips, presented five must-have features in any time tracking and billing management solution:

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  2. Flexible client-based billing
  3. Simple, yet robust reporting
  4. Integration with the Apps you know and use
  5. Mobile time entry

Desi taught us not just how each of these functions work in Sage Timeslips, but also how you can customize each of them to

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Mike Suchsland, a veteran of the legal technology industry and the former president of Thomson Reuters’ legal business, today was named interim CEO of SurePoint, a company that provides practice management, financial and client relationship products for law firms.

Suchsland will serve in the role while the company searches for a permanent CEO. He replaces Tom Obermaier, who had been CEO since 2018.

Suchsland has served on SurePoint’s board since 2018. He is also a venture partner in two firms that have invested heavily in the legal tech sector, The LegalTech Fund and Bridge Venture Fund.

More about SurePoint on the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.

Suchsland was with Thomson Reuters from 1998 to 2014, progressing through the management ranks to ultimately become president of the legal business, where his accomplishments included the acquisition of Practical Law Company.

“SurePoint is a fast-growing leader in the legal technology

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Dinner of friends thanksgivingWhen was the last time you skipped lunch to line dance to Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman”? Did I mention it was with a group of 50 lawyers at a CLE in Nashville? For me, it was two weeks ago! Very few things are as satisfying as getting the grapevine right to three heel toes to a quarter turn down pat.

Attending the 2022 Clio Cloud Conference reminded me of the importance of friendships as an entrepreneurial lawyer. I connected with lawyer friends from all over the world (yes, even some from the U.K. and Down Under!) I get so excited whenever I have the opportunity to meet with attorneys I’ve met in various phases of my career. These lawyers are awe-inspiring tech founders, law firm owners, professors, and inventors. Fun fact: I met most of the lawyers through social media!

I felt isolated and unsure when

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