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Client-Intake Platform Lexicata Now Integrates with Lead-Gen Service Unbundled Attorney

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:29 PDT

Leads from Unbundled Attorney appear in the Lexicata inbox. Lexicata, the client-intake and CRM platform, has announced that it now integrates with Unbundled Attorney, a lead-generation service for lawyers who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning and immigration law. (See my 2015 review: Lexicata: A Cloud-Based Client Intake and CRM System for […]

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First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:11:42 PDT

Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. As I reported last month, Canadian legal publisher Maritime Law Book Ltd. is launching the research suite in partnership with two other legal publishers: vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher that […]

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Law School’s Design Lab Will Develop Apps and Other Solutions to A2J Crisis

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:21 PDT

Kimball Parker and D. Gordon Smith This fall, BYU Law School in Provo, Utah, will launch an innovative design lab, called LawX, in which second- and third-year law students will step into the role of entrepreneur to design apps and other solutions to help address Utah’s critical gap in access to legal services Six-to-eight law students […]

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The top 5 time-saving features of Firm Central Time & Billing

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:35:49 PDT

Time tracking and client invoicing are necessary functions for nearly all law practices – at least for those wanting to get paid. Unfortunately, firms generally cannot bill clients for the time spent on these tasks.

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Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:15:43 PDT

The legal analytics company Lex Machina today announced what it is describing as the most ambitious and largest expansion yet of its analytics into a new practice area, commercial litigation. Since its acquisition in November 2015 by LexisNexis, Lex Machina has been using LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand its analytics platform […]

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Judicata Brings A New Dimension to Legal Research: Color

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:51 PDT

Last month, I wrote about Judicata, a legal research that had just emerged into public view after five years of development in stealth mode. With $8 million in backing from some big-name investors, including PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel and Box founders Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith, Judicata aims to deliver a legal research platform that […]

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New ‘Box Drive’ Helps Ease Law Firms’ Transition to the Cloud

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:15:37 PDT

The cloud-based content-management company Box is today releasing a new desktop application that is designed to help law firms and other enterprises more easily transition to cloud content management and sharing. Called Box Drive, the application is targeted at enterprises of any kind that still rely on internal network drives for accessing and working with […]

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Fastcase to Launch Artificial Intelligence ‘Sandbox’ for Law Firms

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:17 PDT

In speaking yesterday to Fastcase CEO Ed Walters about the company’s hiring of Steve Errick as COO, which I wrote about earlier today, I learned about other news of interest from Fastcase.  In July, Fastcase will launch a new, first-of-its-kind product — an artificial intelligence sandbox for law firms. A sandbox typically refers to a […]

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Steve Errick, Former LexisNexis VP, Joins Fastcase as COO; Will Help Lead Next Stage of Growth

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:30:16 PDT

Legal research company Fastcase today announced that Steve Errick, who was most recently vice president and managing director for research information at LexisNexis, will join the company on July 1 as chief operating officer. Steve Errick Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO, told me that Errick is being brought on to help lead the growth and expansion […]

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Modria, Innovator of Online Dispute Resolution, Is Acquired By Tyler Technologies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:54 PDT

Modria, a pioneering company in the field of online dispute resolution, has been acquired by Tyler Technologies, a company that develops software products for local governments. Modria will become part of Tyler’s Courts and Justice Division, where Modria’s technology will be used to help courts more efficiently handle large volumes of disputes. Modria was founded […]

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Harvard’s Statement on Ravel Law’s Acquisition By LexisNexis Confirms Continued Public Access to Cases

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:06:56 PDT

As I reported yesterday, LexisNexis has acquired legal-research start-up Ravel Law. One of Ravel’s most significant projects over the past two years has been its collaboration with Harvard Law School to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, said to be the most comprehensive and authoritative database of American cases anywhere outside the Library […]

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Now Comes Another Product for Lawyers to Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:58 PDT

Last month, I wrote about Workspace Assistant, a tool from Thomson Reuters Elite that allows lawyers to perform time-management functions using voice commands through the Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Now, a second Alexa-based time tracking tool is coming to market, and it is making its debut Monday at Legaltech West Coast. Tali, as […]

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Breaking: LexisNexis Acquires Ravel Law

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:29:29 PDT

In major legal-industry news, LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, the legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal information to uncover valuable insights. Rumors of the impending acquisition have been circulating for weeks. This morning, I spoke with Jeff Pfeifer, VP of product […]

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PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:34 PDT

Click to view slideshow. The practice management platform PracticePanther is today launching a suite of accounting tools that includes comprehensive integration with QuickBooks Online, including synchronization of all trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contacts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks Online. New features in today’s release include: Continue reading →

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Survey: Just 7.5% of Firms Using AI, But Half Pursuing Other Innovations

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:25 PDT

Just 7.5 percent of law firms say they are making use of legal artificial-intelligence tools, while another 29 percent are beginning to explore their options for using AI, according to a survey of firms with 50 or more lawyers conducted by the management consulting firm Altman Weil. However, half of these firms are actively engaging […]

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Attending the CT Legal Conference? I’ll Be Speaking on AI in Law

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:28:29 PDT

The 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association, is next Monday, June 12, in Hartford. If you are a Connecticut lawyer who has not yet registered, check out the great line-up of sessions. Together with Fred Ury, I will be presenting a program, Artificial Intelligence: Preparing for the Coming Legal Revolution. We’ll […]

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Should Tech Training Be Required for Lawyers?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:00:04 PDT

Last year, Florida became the first state to mandate technology CLE for lawyers. In an order that also adopted the duty of technology competence, the Supreme Court of Florida revised its minimum CLE requirements to add three hours every three years in approved technology programs. To my knowledge, no other state has followed suit and required […]

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Startup Uses Algorithms To Grade Attorneys And Judges In Florida DUI Cases

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:32:31 PDT

A new website called LegalOptics is using an algorithm to analyze driving-under-the-influence cases in Florida and identify the attorneys who get the best results for each judge and case type. The purpose of the site is to help consumers find the right attorney by providing a more-granular analysis of their records than simple win-loss rates. […]

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Adobe Unveils Free Scanner App with OCR and Enhancements to Adobe Sign

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:10:35 PDT

Adobe yesterday introduced a scanner app for mobile devices that includes optical character recognition, so you can edit documents after you scan them. It also introduced notable updates to Adobe, including cross-device signature capture. The scanner app, Adobe Scan, is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Regular readers of this blog may remember […]

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Presentation: Ethical Dangers of Technology in the Legal Practice

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:22:43 PDT

During the past week, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of presenting a four-hour program on legal ethics and technology to members of the Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar. What made this program particularly special was that it took place during a 10-day cruise along the Danube River, from Vilshofen, […]

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