Weekly Updates on New Laws Globally

Updating the company’s policies based on new legislation is a major part of the regulatory manager work. Until recently, this task has been especially challenging with no one-stop reliable source to go to in order to receive updates on new legislation.

While few companies provide updates on new legislation, it is limited to North America (See for example Lexis’ State Net and Pulse, Fiscal Note, and Govtmonitor in Canada. Others provide updates on financial regulation like 8of9 RegAlytics and Compliance.ai).

In order to face this challenge, Global-Regulation has utilised its system to start providing weekly updates on new laws from 46 countries, about half of which are machine translated to English.

Our ‘new laws’ section shows new laws from 46 countries with the option to filter by country.

In addition, we created an option to receive weekly email alerts on new laws based on the user’s keyword (please note: keyword email alerts for new laws can be created only by subscribers).

After creating the alerts, the user will receive an email every time her keywords appear in new laws.

These personally customised keyword based email alerts are available for unlimited users under the corporate subscription.

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Are lawyers afraid of Legal Technology?!

Lawyers, or more precisely their information managers, will always find a problem in your legal information technology. It is not updated, it is not accurate, it uses machine translation, its not your junior lawyer, It does not make coffee.b3fe7c914035c07b3330f38b2d667c10

Is it because they are afraid for their jobs? imagining this IBM PR creation (ROSS) thing that will take over 90% of the firms employment opportunities and leave young associates (and old) unemployed?!
Or maybe it is because they would not settle for less than the perfect machine that will save their firm a fortune by doing all the work by itself with no need to generate a pay slip?!

I argue that they are not ready yet for legal technology. Sure, they use search engines like Lexis and Westlaw but when it comes to real legal technology – they are afraid. It disrupts their perception of the legal profession.

As always, the client is the one paying for the fear.

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