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SimpleLegal (an Onit Company) Challenges the Traditional Approach to Tasks and Events with Latest Event Management Feature

March 26, 2024 PR Newswire

SimpleLegal (an Onit company), the industry leader in easy-to-learn and implement e-Billing and matter management software, announces the launch of its purpose-built event management feature within its matter management solution. Compared to available market options, SimpleLegal separates task and event management, functionality traditionally tied together in matter management applications. The separation draws attention to the importance of events, such as court dates, filing deadlines, and depositions, and the negative consequences when events are mismanaged.

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Onit’s Commercial Portfolio Debuts 2023 Customer Stewardship Report Highlighting Increased Product and Services Investment, Strong Customer Impact

February 1, 2024 PR Newswire

Onit, the leading provider of legal workflow solutions, today announced its 2023 Customer Stewardship Report, detailing significant milestones that its commercial portfolio, which includes SimpleLegal for Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) and ContractWorks for Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM), has achieved over the past year. Highlights from 2023 include 103 product releases, a deeper investment in customer experience initiatives by delivering additional service options, and improved results and time savings for customers through artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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SimpleLegal Launches PDF Invoice Conversion to Strengthen Technology-First Approach to Productive Legal Ops

December 21, 2023 PR Newswire

SimpleLegal, the industry leader in easy-to-learn and implement e-Billing and matter management software, today announced the launch of its PDF invoice conversion functionality for its vendor portal, CounselGO. This release marks the evolution of SimpleLegal's PDF capabilities, automatically ingesting and converting PDF invoices into a digital format, limiting manual data entry, minimizing the risk of human errors, and saving time for customers and their law firms. Once an invoice is submitted, conversion occurs immediately, with results returned in minutes versus hours or even days.

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SimpleLegal Wins “Overall LegalTech Data Solution of the Year” in 2023 LegalTech Breakthrough Awards Program

November 16, 2023 LegalTech Breakthrough

Prestigious Annual Awards Program Recognizes Companies and Products Driving Innovation in the Global Legal Industry

Onit Launches Integrated Task Management in Its SimpleLegal Product Line to Elevate Collaboration and Efficiency in Matter Management

June 21, 2023 Cision PR Newsire

Agile new feature helps legal teams reduce risk, meet deadlines and manage stakeholder demands across dynamic legal workflows.

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SimpleLegal Launches Enhanced Reporting to Provide Legal Departments with Powerful Business Intelligence

June 21, 2022 GlobeNewswire

Data visualization and next-level reporting empower legal teams to uncover insights and convert data into information used to drive key business decisions.

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SimpleLegal Spotlights Law Firm Diversity With Transformative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tracking and Reporting Solution

April 19, 2022 GlobeNewswire

Legal departments now have a simple, more accurate way to standardize and leverage diversity data and trend reports to influence law firm sourcing decisions. “DE&I Tracking and Reporting not only represents SimpleLegal but the entire Onit enterprise’s commitment to improving diversity within the legal profession,” said Mark Weidick, President, Onit Commercial Business. “We all have a stake in creating equitable opportunities for less-privileged populations, and Onit is doing this by helping some of the world’s largest companies track and enforce their strategic DE&I initiatives. With the data collected and the insights provided through reports, our customers can better partner with their law firms to bring about much-needed societal change.”

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Anggie Ramirez, Head of Client Support at SimpleLegal Wins 2022 Excellence in Customer Service Award

April 12, 2022 Business Intelligence Group

The Excellence in Customer Service Awards celebrate those who are winning by supporting their own customers and those who are developing the tools to help others find success. Awards were given out to consultants, outsource partners and technology providers for superior performances in the past 12 months. SimpleLegal is proud to announce that Anggie Ramirez Perea, Head of Client Support at SimpleLegal, is being honored for her incredible work in leading a customer-centric support organization.

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Onit Acquires SecureDocs, Broadening Its Contract Lifecycle Management Portfolio and Market Reach

January 11, 2022 Onit, Inc.

This acquisition extends contract management to companies at any stage of legal operations, from newly established to worldwide enterprises.

SimpleLegal Introduces Optical Character Recognition In Its DMS

August 12, 2021 AiThority

Documents are critical to legal practice, and corporate legal departments must have an effective document management system to be more efficient, increase productivity and mitigate risk. SimpleLegal’s DMS is built into its legal operations software, which means matter files are easily accessible within one system. Customers can find the information they need without uploading files into multiple systems or working from incorrect document versions. The addition of the OCR functionality enables attorneys and in-house professionals to search for keywords within all digitized files, returning all-inclusive results instantly.

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SimpleLegal Introduces Optical Character Recognition in Its Document Management System

August 11, 2021 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations software provider, today announced the addition of optical character recognition (OCR) to its document management system (DMS). The new OCR feature allows users to read and search text characters of digitized files in an image format, providing thorough document searching and easier collaboration.

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SimpleLegal jumps into invoice review with new AI-powered tool

June 28, 2021

To help corporate legal departments improve their evaluation of legal bills, SimpleLegal is the latest legal tech company to release their artificial intelligence-powered invoice review tool, SimpleReview. While it isn't the first to tackle invoice review, SimpleLegal is betting on its extensive data training sets to stick out from the competition.

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SimpleLegal Introduces SimpleReview, Its New AI-Enabled Invoice Review Technology

June 28, 2021 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations software provider, today announced the availability of SimpleReview. The AI technology supports streamlined invoice review by analyzing, identifying, and highlighting billing errors. A hyper-focused invoice review process enables corporate legal teams to reinvest bandwidth into higher-impact work.

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2021 Top 25 Software Product Executive

June 22, 2021 GlobeNewswire

The Software Report has recognized SimpleLegal's Vice President of Products and Design Shri Iyer as one of the 2021 Top 25 Software Product Executives. The award showcases product executives that drive software innovation, continually improve the user experience and fuel company revenue and growth.

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Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technologies 2021

June 10, 2021 CIOReview

CIOReview has named SimpleLegal one of their Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technologies in 2021. In an era where legal departments within an enterprise are now interacting closer than ever with other departments in new ways to maintain optimum process execution and workflow, SimpleLegal steps up with an intuitive and user-friendly solution.

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The 10 Innovative Companies of 2021

June 10, 2021 Mirror Review

Mirror Review named SimpleLegal one of their Top 10 Innovative Companies of 2021. SimpleLegal was established with the mission of reinventing the way legal teams achieve strategic business goals and deliver value— all while keeping things simple.

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The top 25 software product executives of 2021

May 25, 2021 The Software Report

The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Software Product Executives of 2021, including SimpleLegal's Shri Iyer. These accomplished individuals are the driving force for software innovation, improved user experience, and the genesis of company revenue growth and continuity.

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Part three: the future of legal operations

January 11, 2021 Law Technology Today

Our third and final installment in the maturity model series tackles the future of legal operations. We will take an in-depth look at how the industry is evolving and what legal operations professionals need to do to stay ahead of the curve.

Part two: critical tools for the five stages of the legal ops maturity model

January 8, 2021 Law Technology Today

Welcome to the second installment in this three-part series discussing the legal ops maturity model. We will discuss departmental initiatives based on maturity model stage and the tools that are critical for each of those initiatives.

Part one: finding and plotting the ideal technology path for your organization

January 7, 2021 Law Technology Today

In this series of three articles, we will explore the importance and immediacy of understanding your legal operations. We will answer key questions like: What do legal ops look like across the continuum? What tools are critical, based on the maturity model stage? What lies ahead for the legal ops industry?

SimpleLegal announces revenue growth in 2020 despite pandemic challenges

January 27, 2021 GlobeNewswire

A Cornerstone of Success Lies in SimpleLegal’s Customer-Centric Approach and Scalable Legal Ops Platform

5 cost-cutting strategies for corporate legal departments

October 20, 2020 LAW360

Beyond scrutinizing where you can cut hourly costs, there are 5 ways to trim your legal spend without compromising quality of work. Learn More:

SimpleLegal partners with Fender® for matter management and legal spend management

September 2, 2020 GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Fender® Selects SimpleLegal for its Superior User Experience, Efficiency and Analytics that Inform Strategic Business Decisions

SimpleLegal named as a Major Player in IDC MarketScape Reports for enterprise Legal Management and Matter Management

August 27, 2020 GLOBE NEWSWIRE

SimpleLegal is recognized by IDC as a major player in two MarketScape reports for enterprise legal spend management and enterprise matter management.

SimpleLegal introduces new embedded document management for its legal operations platform

April 13, 2020 GLOBE NEWSWIRE

SimpleLegal announces their new embedded Document Management System (DMS), a convenient, one-stop-shop that allows corporate legal teams to improve processes and productivity at no added cost.

How GCs can evolve from ‘lawyer in the room’ to strategic business partner

March 16, 2020 Bloomberg Law

Modern general counsel need to partner with the CEO and advise on more than just legal matters. Nathan Wenzel, founder of SimpleLegal, says GCs are expected to be strategic business partners, analysts, and budget managers, and offers tips on how to achieve these goals.

SimpleLegal appoints Mark Weidick as General Manager; company poised for continued growth following 2019 acquisition by Onit

March 17, 2020 GLOBE NEWSWIRE

SimpleLegal announces Mark Weidick as the company's General Manager. Weidick brings more than two decades of experience in high tech as a business operator and entrepreneur, with success at both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

2020, the year legal operations finally flourish

March 2, 2020

Now, thanks to technological advancement and consistent incubation, we are hitting that critical mass where legal ops is recognized as an important part of the legal department across industries, company size and geography.

SimpleLegal announces banner year after doubling revenue; receives OnCon Icon Award for top legal vendor

January 22, 2020 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering spend management and matter management, today announced 2019 revenue doubled driven by the acquisition of 81 new customers.

Legal operations in 2020 will focus on more than core competencies

December 4, 2019

In 2020, and in the coming years, there will be a greater focus on giving legal operations a seat at the general counsel’s leadership table and preventative measures, according to experts in the field.

The future of legal process management for in-house counsel

December 10, 2019 Legal Talk Network

Jared Correia talks with Nathan Wenzel of SimpleLegal about strategies for effective legal process management for in-house counsel.

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Onit and SimpleLegal host webinar with guest speaker from leading analyst firm

November 6, 2019

Thought leaders from Onit and SimpleLegal with analyst firm, IDC, will discuss market trends, change management, and the future of legal operations.

SimpleLegal unveils new technology and integration tools for its legal operations platform

October 23, 2019 GlobeNewswire

New features to offer countless benefits to current and new customers. Enhance your matter management with our new platform integrations and matter reviews.

Driving disruption in legal operations

September 24, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal's Legal Operation Disruption White Paper provides candid view of technology, data, and process in today's corporate legal departments.

Five trends of legal operations advancement

September 11, 2019 Law Technology Today

The legal operations function, while not new, is in its infancy stage and will see tremendous growth in companies of all sizes over the next decade. As it continues to evolve, here are five industry trends SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, sees accelerating value for legal operations in organizations.

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How legal operations technology is saving funds and improving efficiency for finance

August 27, 2019 Financial Executives International

Unplanned litigation and constant regulatory changes makes it difficult for legal teams to predict spend, causing increased frustration for finance teams. This is where legal operations technology can help.

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SimpleLegal hires legal technology executive Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

July 16, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal has announced the appointment of Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success. In this role, he will support company objectives by spearheading efforts toward sales targets, develop strategic sales plans and promote the growth and expansion of SimpleLegal’s client base.

Nathan Wenzel & Erik Reeves discuss end-to-end IP solution for legal operations

May 29, 2019 Evolve the Law

Get double the insight, as host Ian Connett is joined by two guests: Nathan Wenzel and Erik Reeves who share how together they've cooked up an idea and teamed up to create an end-to-end IP solution for legal operations.

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Legal tech vendors aiming to be one-stop shops for attorneys

May 16, 2019 Bloomberg Law

Legal technology companies are expanding their products and buying vendors with niche market expertise as they aim to become sole sources of cutting-edge tools for law firms and legal departments.

Onit buys SimpleLegal

May 15, 2019 Finsmes

Onit, Inc., a Houston, TX-based provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, acquired SimpleLegal, a Mountain View, California-based provider of legal spend, matter and vendor management software.

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On heels of $200M investment, Onit acquires legal ops platform SimpleLegal

May 15, 2019 Legaltech news

Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of the Houston-based enterprise workflow company.

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Private equity dominates as Onit acquires SimpleLegal

May 14, 2019 Legal IT Insider

Private equity driven deals continue to dominate the legal sector news as, following a $200m strategic investment by K1 Investment Management in January, Onit yesterday (13 May) announced that it has acquired SimpleLegal.

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Houston enterprise software Co. acquires Silicon Valley-based competitor

May 13, 2019 Houston Business Journal

The acquisition comes after the Houston company received a $200 million private equity investment in January.

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Houston-based Onit announces acquisition of legal tech company SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 Chron

Houston-based Onit announced Monday that it's acquiring the legal technology company SimpleLegal.

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Legal tech consolidation continues as Onit buys SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 Artificial Lawyer

SimpleLegal, the spend management pioneer, which Artificial Lawyer only recently profiled, has been bought by Onit, the massive process automation and legal data management company, in further signs of consolidation in the legal tech market.

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Onit aims to conquer the corporate market with acquisition of SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 LawSites

Four months after receiving a $200 million strategic investment, Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for large corporations and legal departments, is putting that money to good use — acquiring SimpleLegal.

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Onit acquires SimpleLegal to modernize global legal operations

May 13, 2019 GlobeNewswire

Legal industry thought leaders join forces to deliver most comprehensive product offering in the Enterprise Legal Management space.

SimpleLegal streamlines feedback from in-house attorneys with vendor surveys

April 30, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal announces a new feature that allows customers to collect feedback from in-house attorneys on their experience working with a particular law firm or vendor.

The leading platform for legal operations management

October 24, 2018 Enterprise Podcast Network

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, speaks with the Legal Corner of Entrepreneur Podcast about why SimpleLegal is the leading legal operations management platform.

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LyondellBasell to Streamline its worldwide legal operations with SimpleLegal platform

April 16, 2019 GlobeNewswire

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, selected SimpleLegal's platform to power their global legal department.

SimpleLegal introduces new capability to automate budget requests with vendors

March 26, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal announces Budget Request – a feature designed to streamline the process for managing matter-level budgets and provide in-house counsel with a more structured way to administer budgets and collaborate with vendors.

Google, Square officials point to hot market for legal operations experts

December 13, 2018 Yahoo News

In a panel discussion held at the SimpleLegal headquarters in Mountain View, CA, local Silicon Valley legal ops leaders said professionals who can combine operational and tech savvy are in high demand.

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How to become a data-driven legal team

November 5, 2018 The Recorder

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, was featured on "The Recorder" and shares how in-house legal teams are increasingly using data analytics for a variety of tasks. He discusses how analytics will play a crucial role in the future of the services and how legal teams can emerge as a more quantitative department.

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SimpleLegal launches new capability to help legal teams manage, automate and control invoice review and approval

October 22, 2018 Globe Newswire

SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering e-Billing and spend management, matter management and analytics software, today announced its latest product capability: Intelligent Invoice Workflow. The new feature provides legal operations teams, in-house attorneys and finance departments the ability to create programmatic and configurable rules to better enforce billing guidelines, alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), discounts and more.

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Evolve Law: member spotlight with Nathan Wenzel

February 1, 2018 Evolve Law

In Evolve Law's 100th podcast episode, host Mary Jutten interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, to learn more about SimpleLegal's legal operations software and how it helps data-driven legal departments make informed decisions, streamline processes, and uncover valuable insights for improved legal spend management.

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The Recorder: 4 Tools your in-house legal team needs

September 20, 2017 The Recorder

CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "The Recorder" and leverages his experiencing working with legal departments of all sizes to provide his list of top tools every legal department needs to streamline legal operations, drive efficiencies, and reduce costs.

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5 things I wish someone told me when I first started with Nathan Wenzel, CEO of SimpleLegal

October 2, 2017

CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me" series, created by Yitzi Weiner. He shares his personal backstory, who he admires most and why, and more.

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Talking tech savvy in-house counsel in Silicon Valley

September 18, 2017 Evolve Law

Evolve Law was back in Silicon Valley for another great tech event, this one focused on the "Tech Savvy In-House Counsel." The event kicked off with a Darwin Talk from Tina Fan of SimpleLegal who presented on "Best Practices for Implementing Legal Operations Software" and was followed by a panel discussing the role of general counsel and the legal operations department in the current environment, how it could improve, and where it's headed in the future.

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Outlier AI Podcast: I fought the law and the data and won (Legal Operations)

August 31, 2017 Outlier

Join our CEO, Nathan Wenzel, on the Data Driven Discussions podcast with host and Outlier CEO, Sean Byrnes, to learn about the recent (and tremendous) growth of the legal operations function, the need for legal to shift from the traditional qualitative mindset to a more quantitative approach, and how data is changing the way companies run their corporate legal departments.

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Twenty Minute VC Podcast: construct your fundraising process to get 3 term sheets in 36 hours, why slow and steady can be best for startups & why all startups must know their zero cash day

July 28, 2017 Twenty Minute VC

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, joins host, Harry Stebbings, on The Twenty Minute VC to talk about SimpleLegal’s journey from the very beginning as a services-based consulting company, to our Y Combinator experience, and finally, getting three term sheets in 36 hours.

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Above The Law: SimpleLegal announces $10M Series A: live conversation with CEO Nathan Wenzel

June 29, 2017 Above the Law

Zach Abramowitz, CEO and co-founder of, spoke with SimpleLegal CEO Nathan Wenzel on the recent Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, what the company plans to do with the funds, the growth of legal ops, and more.

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Evolve Law Now Podcast: a catalyst for legal innovation with Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal

November 10, 2016 Evolve Law

Evolve Law Now Podcast host, Mary Juetten, sits down to talk to Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal, about his product, his team's background, and the feedback he has been receiving from his customers. Tune in to find out more about the technological innovations happening in the legal field now!

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SimpleLegal launches “Legal Requests” to modernize matter intake process for corporate counsel

April 19, 2018

SimpleLegal announces the launch of Legal Requests, a new offering that helps organizations and in-house legal teams understand the "why" behind their legal spend and improves communication throughout all departments around legal needs.

IPfolio integrates with SimpleLegal to further unify the IP management process

October 18, 2016

IPfolio Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based Intellectual Property Management Software, and SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal operations software for in-house legal departments, integrate their offerings to improve process efficiency for corporate Legal and IP groups.

Evolve Law Podcast: SimpleLegal

July 18, 2018 Above the Law

In this podcast, Nathan Wenzel and Ian Connett discuss the origins of SimpleLegal, why legal is one of the last "black holes," and how Nathan's business background helps him to find unique legal tech improvements.

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IT briefcase exclusive interview: how technology is changing the role of general counsel and the rise of legal operations

August 7, 2018 IT Briefcase

In this interview, SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discusses the changing role of GCs. He also outlines the importance of legal operations, a growing function within modern legal departments, and shares how legal teams can best leverage technology to amplify their work.

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Legal bills, technology and the weak buyer problem

September 11, 2018 Artificial Lawyer

Richard Tromans, Founder of the Artificial Lawyer, interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discussing all things legal technology and the need for a more data-driven and quantitative legal department to drive cost savings.

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SimpleLegal named one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers” by CIOReview

March 1, 2018 CIOReview

Shining a spotlight on legal technology providers and their impact on the industry, CIOReview named SimpleLegal one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers”.

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