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On the Lawyer 2 Lawyer Podcast: The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:57:52 PST

On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we consider President Trump’s nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Helping us consider the nomination are two experts: Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. Severino has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional […]

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Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:28 PST

Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump. “The focus of this edition is the role that law students and lawyers can play in protecting rights, liberties, and a healthy environment under a new president whose statements as […]

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New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Projects

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:43:35 PST

A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects with which they need help. Notably, Legably has entered into a partnership with Clio to be […]

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Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platforms

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:38:38 PST

The good news about law practice management software is that recent years have brought a variety of systems to the market. The bad news is that choosing one can be daunting. Their features and pricing rarely line up in a way that enables apples-to-apples comparisons. I frequently receive emails from frustrated readers saying, in effect, […]

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In Blow to Open Law, Court Upholds Private Copyright in Public Safety Laws

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:41:27 PST

A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring Public.Resource.Org from publishing technical and scientific standards that are written by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) but that are incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. The CFR incorporates some 9,500 of these private standards. They help to regulate a wide range of everyday […]

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In A First For Practice Management Apps, CosmoLex Adds Bank Data Feeds

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:20:27 PST

The bank feed is matched against transactions recorded in CosmoLex. In lieu of flowers or candy, CosmoLex is giving its customers something different for Valentine’s Day — automatic, direct bank data feeds. CosmoLex says it is the first law practice management product to provide this capability. As far as I can determine, it is correct […]

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Microsoft Launches Preview Version of Machine-Learning Data Governance Tool for Office 365

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:10:10 PST

With increasing numbers of organizations adopting its Office 365 cloud platform, Microsoft has been hard at work on enhancing security and compliance features. Last September, it announced that it would be developing an advanced data governance tool for Office 365, and on Friday, it released that tool in a limited public preview, with general availability […]

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19 Additions To My List of Legal Startups

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:30:07 PST

Here are 19 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 632 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.   Company Description Country Crusoe Crusoe is a note-taking Evernote app for researchers, writers, students, professionals, and thoughtful readers […]

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Justice Toolbox Lets People Pick Lawyers Based On Win Rates

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:30:24 PST

A recently launched company helps consumers find lawyers based on their win rates for particular types of cases. Called Justice Toolbox, the startup uses data mined from official state court records to compute and display how many cases a lawyer has won and lost and the lawyer’s approximate win rate. Founder Bryant Lee Continue reading […]

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Casemaker Gets International Legal Materials Through Partnership With vLex

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:30:17 PST

The legal research service Casemaker has partnered with the international legal research service vLex in a joint licensing agreement that gives clients of both companies access to more of the world’s laws. The agreement enables Casemaker clients for the first time to search for international case law and materials directly from Casemaker’s website. vLex clients […]

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Podcast: A Wide-Ranging Interview With Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:59:20 PST

It was nine years ago this month that Rocket Matter introduced the first cloud-based practice-management platform, followed a week later by Clio. The two companies brought about a sea change in how lawyers manage their practices and use the cloud. Recently, I sat down with Rocket Matter’s founding partner and CEO Larry Port for what […]

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New Editors Named to Lead ALM’s Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer Magazines

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:18:45 PST

One month after it laid off the top editors of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines, ALM has named new editors to take the helms of those publications. Heather Nevitt, who has been editor-in-chief of ALM’s Texas Lawyer since 2013, has been named executive editor of Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel. Gina Passarella, who […]

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Futures Committee Turns Focus To Present and Solves A Pressing Problem

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:36:51 PST

On Friday afternoon, I was privileged to witness something remarkable. An American Bar Association committee tasked with crystal-balling the future of law practice suddenly pivoted to address a problem very much in the present and, in a matter of a few hours, solved it. As I made the long drive home from Legaltech in New […]

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My Mega Wrap-Up of Product News from the Legaltech Conference

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:25:21 PST

It was a whirlwind several days at Legaltech in New York last week. As expected, a number of companies announced roll-outs of new products or enhancements to existing ones. This blog already reported some of these last week. Here are others I haven’t yet covered. See also my post yesterday at Above the Law, which […]

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Podcast: The Law of Sanctuary Cities and Trump’s Executive Order

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:21:54 PST

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his timing is impeccable. On the very day that the president signed his controversial executive order targeting sanctuary cities, we were scheduled to record a Lawyer 2 Lawyer episode on that very topic. The signing of the order, just hours before we recorded, helped fuel what certainly would already […]

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Molly McDonough Named Editor and Publisher of ABA Journal

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:08:07 PST

Molly McDonough, a veteran news reporter and editor, has been named editor and publisher of the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. The appointment was officially announced yesterday by ABA Executive Director Jack L. Rives to the Board of Governors during the ABA’s midyear meeting currently underway in Miami. “I’m very […]

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Legal Companies Offer Free Access to Lawyers Fighting Civil Rights and Immigration Issues

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:55:47 PST

As lawyers across the country mobilize to respond to an onslaught of immigration and civil rights issues, some legal vendors are stepping up and offering those lawyers free access to their products and services. These are the ones I know of. Tell me of others and I’ll add them here (ambrogi-at-gmail.com). Casetext. The legal research […]

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Fastcase Refiles Its Federal Lawsuit Against Casemaker

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:08:09 PST

A week ago, I reported here that that a federal judge in Georgia had dismissed without prejudice Fastcase’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia state regulations. Yesterday, Fastcase refiled the suit. The court had dismissed Fastcase’s lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction on two grounds. One was that, because Casemaker […]

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News from #Legalweek17: New Lexis for Microsoft Office Is Natively Designed for Office 365

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:57 PST

At Legaltech in New York today, LexisNexis is unveiling a new cloud-based version of Lexis for Microsoft Office that is natively designed to work with Microsoft Office 365. The new version provides direct access to Lexis research and citation tools from directly within Microsoft Word Online from both desktop and mobile devices. This should be […]

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Digital Product Designer FoundationLab Acquires Toronto’s Functional Imperative

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:30:33 PST

FoundationLab, a Boston-based digital product design studio whose clients include a number of law firms and legal tech start-ups, has acquired Functional Imperative, an application development company in Toronto, Canada, that also has several legal clients, including the Canadian Legal Information Institute, the law firm Fasken Martineau, and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. […]

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