Mergers & Acquisitions

MyCase acquires immigration legal tech software Docketwise

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MyCase, a practice management software company, announced Monday that it had acquired the immigration software Docketwise and integrated the platform into its cloud-based software.

Founded in 2016 by Jeremy Peskin and James Pittman, Docketwise is billed as an “all-in-one solution” featuring a client portal, case tracking and invoicing with a customer relationship management system, or CRM, designed specifically for immigration lawyers.

“We’ve always sought to empower law firms with the technology they love, and that is exactly the kind of software that Jeremy and James have built at Docketwise,” said Jim McGinnis, CEO of MyCase, in a May 16 news release. “This acquisition offers an exciting opportunity to bring modern tools to a broader set of immigration law firms.”

Nicole Black, the legal technology evangelist at MyCase and an ABA Journal columnist, said the firm would not be disclosing how much that it had acquired Docketwise for.

MyCase’s acquisition follows legal tech provider Paradigm’s April buyout of LollyLaw, another legal case management system for immigration law firms and attorneys. The cloud-based practice management platform includes client intake features, automated document management, case tracking and billing.

Paradigm said it would be throwing its “industry expertise and resources” behind LollyLaw.

“We want LollyLaw to be in the hands of every immigration firm in the country so it can help as many people as possible during some of their toughest moments,” said John Levesque, co-founder of LollyLaw, in an April 20 news release.

And for those navigating the U.S. immigration system, legal tech platform Formally announced Monday that it had secured $2.3 million in a pre-seed round from venture capital company Bessemer Venture Partners, BBG Ventures and other investors.

The platform, which is beta testing, is aimed at asylum-seekers and other people navigating the U.S. immigration system and connects them with a network of vetted attorneys, said Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky, founder of Formally, in an interview this week with Business Insider.

Updated May 19 at 10:30 a.m. to reflect the integration of the Docketwise software to MyCase.

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