Bloomberglaw: The future of Junior Lawyers.

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There’s no doubt that AI is disrupting every industry—legal is no exception. McKinsey & Company estimates that 23% of a lawyer’s work can be completed by automated technology. These technologies have proven themselves capable of completing arduous and time-consuming tasks once reserved for paralegals and junior associates.

NBR: Is the law sector poised for digital revolution.

AuthorAPPROVE can automatically mark-up a contract – adding, replacing, or commenting on details that may be problematic, providing non- lawyers with commercial guidance – and it does it in about 90 seconds. McCarthyFinch chief executive and founder Nick Whitehouse says, tongue in cheek, this is “slightly faster than a traditional lawyer”.

IDC: McCarthyFinch wins 3 of 6 Australasian digital awards.

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Taking out three of the six awards were the Auckland-based AI law start-up McCarthyFinch, winning the awards for Talent Accelerator and the overall Digital Disruptor of the Year for their exploration of how AI impacts the legal industry and its legal AI platform Author, as well as CEO Nick Whitehouse winning the DX Leader of the Year award for his advocacy across the legal industry and New Zealand.

Business Insider: McCarthyFinch Appoints James Schellhase as New Executive Chairman and Announces New Round of Funding.

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McCarthyFinch™, a leading innovator of AI solutions to automate and improve legal processes for corporate legal departments and law firms, announced today the appointment of James Schellhase as Executive Chairman. The appointment of Schellhase follows a multi-million dollar round of funding for the expansion of sales and marketing. Led by founding investors Goat Ventures and MinterEllisonRuddWatts, the round was comprised of select high-profile investors from Australasia and the U.S.

TechCrunch: Disrupt Battlefield.

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McCarthyFinch sounds a bit like a law firm — and with good reason. The startup has developed an AI as a Service platform aimed at the legal profession. This week, it’s competing in the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in San Francisco.