It’s a wrap! Josef’s 2022 highlights

Thanks for everything 2022!

2022 was a tough year for tech, but the Josef team kinda nailed it.

From global expansion to a bevy of new product features, hundreds of thousands of legal problems solved, a handsome raise and even a well-earned retreat in the tropics, Josef has enjoyed quite the year.

For our CEO Tom Dreyfus, 2022 was the tipping point.

“From our launch in the US to the expansion of our team’s global footprint, this has been a year of extraordinary growth for Josef. Everyday, our customers create more and more value with our platform, discovering new ways to use automation to deliver the legal help that their clients need.”

“We are closer than every to realising out vision of an automation workbench for every lawyer in the world and look forward to the opportunities that await in 2023.

The Josef team at our 2022 Bali retreat.

The Josef team at our 2022 Bali retreat.

For our COO Sam Flynn, the impact of the platform–and the team behind it–serve as regular reminders that we’re on the right track.

“Josef has helped hundreds of thousands of people to solve legal issues over the past 12 months. Nothing makes us more excited than seeing Josef bots in the wild solving real problems for real people.

Josef makes such an impact because of our unique approach to no-code automation: our product and our team centres the user like no other. We’re obsessed with transforming the legal industry and making legal services accessible for all, and 2022 was no exception.”

Without further ado, here’s a quick recap of Josef’s 2022. From our most notable news to our most inspiring case studies, take a peek at what this year has meant for the people and partners of Josef.

The big news

New year, new raise

Josef raises $5.2M to transform legal service delivery

In November, Josef announced a $5.2m funding round to cement its place as the industry’s leading no-code automation platform.

A partnership for the ages

Josef and LexisNexis partner to optimise legal content delivery

In March, Josef partnered with the world’s foremost legal content platform, LexisNexis. Together, we’re delivering market-leading content in the most innovative, accessible ways possible.

Connecting your tech stack

Josef takes automation to the next level with DocuSign, Salesforce, Office 365, iManage, Xakia, and more.

If Josef is your legal workbench then our integrations are the tools that’ll enable you to automate workflows start to finish. Josef CEO Tom Dreyfus explains why and how you should integrate with Josef.

 

Global expansion 

Josef continues its expansion into the US, EMEA & APAC regions

2022 saw Josef establish a US presence not only with boots on the ground but with some new marquee clients like US warehousing giant Link Logistics and law firm Gunderson Dettmer. We also spread our wings into other regions with exciting clients like UAE agribusiness provider Al Dahra and global healthcare provider Bupa all partnering with Josef.

 

Big, big social impact 

Access to justice, state-wide: CLWA connects all WA residents to legal services with Josef

2022 saw Community Legal Western Australia—the peak body for community legal centres in Western Australia – launch its referral tool on Josef, connecting the entire population of WA to legal services 24/7, 365 days a year.

 

Transforming property sales

Josef and InfoTrack partner to empower property sellers

In August, Josef partnered with global e-conveyancing provider Infotrack to automate property sales. For Infotrack Vendors Advocate Sandi Barry-Mueller, the partnership means “sales have more chance of happening faster and information will all come together more easily”.

The best blog articles

Handle change like a pro

A champion’s champion: How to find the right champion for your tech project

Your next big project is bound to succeed if it’s driven by a committed champion. Josef COO Sam Flynn explains what a champion is, why they’re so integral to driving widespread, sustainable change, and how to spot the perfect candidate among the many heads in your organisation.

Cutting edge workflow tools

Legal team at global heath insurance company Bupa automate legal work

“It forces you to think – how can we better manage our workloads, manage risk, assist the business and ultimately our customers?”  This is Bupa General Counsel Maria Marinelli, whose team launched a suite of cutting-edge workflow and document automation tools to change the way they deliver legal work.

Remedying painful tasks

Partner Marwa Hassoun on her automation journey at firm ArentFox Schiff

In conversation with Marwa Hassoun, we learn how Josef helped the leading US-based lawyer conduct global projects from automated export classifications to multinational regulatory audits. Turning “painful tasks“ into “alleviated burdens for everyone”, Marwa shares her automation journey.

How to innovate an entire firm

The digital future of law at MinterEllison

Imagine if you could digitally educate & up-skill an entire firm. That’s what MinterEllison are doing, boosting the firm’s value and revenue channels to boot. We speak with Naomi Hickey Humble and Amber O’Meara to hear why and how the firm opted to digitally transform across the board.

Best case studies

Legal advice delivered quick

Lander & Rogers help more clients with defamation legal advice tool

In October, leading law firm Lander & Rogers launched arguably the gold standard in how to build, launch and host one of the most user-friendly, legal advice bots out there. Clients love it as do the team at Lander & Rogers. Don’t wait, check out the firm’s latest Defamation Chat tool now.

 

Intake for corporate legal teams streamlined

Tech company Sonder automates intake using Josef

“Intake is a massive challenge for any in-house team to manage. There are competing priorities and shifting deadlines,” said Michael Bates, Head of Legal at Sonder. The answer? A single point of entry, a streamlined intake tool, and an automated and integrated workflow.

 

The necessity of automation education

Leading European law school, IE Law School, partners with Josef

Students at the world-renowned IE Law School in Madrid, Spain began automating on Josef this past European Summer. For good reason too. As Professor of Law, Peter Handal notes, “Technology is not going to replace lawyers, but lawyers that use technology are going to replace lawyers that don’t.”

Serving the community better

How Volunteers of Legal Service automated their community legal advice with Josef

VOLS, one of NYC’s biggest, community-led legal services, opted to automate in light of skyrocketing enquiries following the global pandemic. Sharing expert knowledge around the clock, VOLS’s ‘Eligibility for New York State Unemployment Insurance’ tool ensures the community can obtain financial assistance easier than ever.

 

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