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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:34:31 PST
Following my post earlier this week about the benchmark report published by Blue Hill Research that assessed the ROSS Intelligence legal research platform, I had several questions about the report and many readers contacted me with questions of their own. The author of the report, David Houlihan, principal analyst at Blue Hill, kindly agreed to […]
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:22:17 PST
I cannot remember the last time I changed a headline on a blog post or even whether I ever did. But by popular demand, I am changing the headline on my recent post about a study that compared the ROSS artificial intelligence platform against Westlaw and LexisNexis. My headline said: ROSS Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Westlaw […]
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:34:56 PST
The dashboard of a demo site in LexBlog’s new blogging platform. When lawyer Kevin O’Keefe started LexBlog in 2003, many in the legal industry thought the idea of a company devoted to nothing but lawyer blogs was crazy. After all, blogs were still a nascent technology then and relatively few lawyers even had blogs. Thirteen […]
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:15:57 PST
If ever there was poetic justice, this is it. Last week, I wrote about several blogs that purport to be written by lawyers and legal professionals but that are in fact using fake identities. I discovered them after I noticed that several blogs were simultaneously reposting virtually everything I posted here. As I looked into […]
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:45:51 PST
Debuting today is a new cloud-based case management platform called Case.one that promises to enable attorneys to work collaboratively on litigation, exchange information, manage their time and billing, create invoices and monitor their ongoing tasks, all within the Case.one platform. The platform offers a unique twist on pricing. Rather than charge a monthly subscription fee […]
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:24 PST
ROSS Intelligence, the artificial intelligence legal research platform, outperforms Westlaw and LexisNexis in finding relevant authorities, in user satisfaction and confidence, and in research efficiency, and is virtually certain to deliver a positive return on investment. These are among the findings of benchmark report being released today by the technology research and advisory company Blue […]
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:06:10 PST
Earlier this week, this blog reported that Legaltech News, the ALM-owned legal technology magazine, will cease publishing as a stand-alone magazine and instead be published as a quarterly 24-page technology section that will appear in the magazines Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. Now I’ve learned that the change will also bring a shift in the […]
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:45:29 PST
A judicial ethics panel of the Massachusetts court system has determined that a judge may ethically maintain a Twitter account, but only within certain boundaries, and that a judge must be particularly cautious about selecting accounts to follow on Twitter. The opinion from the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Ethics does not identify the judge, but […]
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:18:44 PST
The ALM legal technology magazine Legaltech News will cease publishing as a stand-alone magazine and instead will be published as a quarterly 24-page technology section that will appear in the magazines Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. Legaltech News had previously been published six times a year. Until two years ago, the magazine was known […]
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:45:57 PST
I have five very loyal followers of this blog. Three are lawyers, one is a legal secretary and one is a legal assistant. They reblog everything I post onto their blogs and Tweet some of what I post on their Twitter feeds. From what I see, they are equally loyal followers of other legal blogs, […]
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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:59:33 PST
How do large intellectual property firms rank in their use of social media and numbers of followers? A study published today by The Fashion Law examines the social media activity of 115 of the leading IP firms in the United States. The study, The Social Network: How The Top Intellectual Property Firms Are Utilizing Social Media, ranks […]
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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:45:07 PST
The cloud-based law practice management platform Rocket Matter today is rolling out a major software update that adds recurring billing functionality, user interface enhancements and workflow improvements. The recurring billing functionality can be used for two distinct billing scenarios. The first is if you have a client who pays you a flat amount each month, […]
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:26:22 PST
After I wrote last weekabout the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed just for lawyers, I received a review unit. Earlier today, I published a hands-on review. I also recorded this video of unboxing and using the LegalBoard.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:15:25 PST
Last week, I told you about the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed just for lawyers. It is the brainchild of Brian Potts, a partner at Perkins Coie in Madison, Wis. On Friday, I received a review unit and over the weekend I had the chance to play around with this new keyboard. Here are more details. You may also […]
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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:55:21 PST
I’ve written a number of times here about the findings of a Thomson Reuters survey, The State of the U.S. Small Law Firms Study, in which solo and small firm lawyers were asked about how they define success, the challenges they face and what firms are doing to achieve success. Recently, I joined Karl Florida, […]
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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:42:55 PST
Earlier this week, I wrote about the Minnesota State Bar Association’s decision to switch back to Fastcase as a member legal-research benefit, just six months after leaving Fastcase for Casemaker. Although I had reached out to Casemaker for comment, I did not hear back from the company until after I published that post. Yesterday, I […]
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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:45:15 PST
The practice management provider CosmoLex today is releasing Law Firm Accounting Demystified, an e-book intended to serve as a detailed guide for law firms to handling legal, trust and business transactions. The book is available for free online at www.LegalAccountingGuide.com or can be purchased as a downloadable e-book for $42.50. Written by Rick Kabra, CEO of CosmoLex, […]
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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:25:13 PST
ALM Media — the company that publishes the website Law.com and leading legal magazines such as The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel — has laid off several top editors. The layoffs were first reported by Casey Sullivan at Big Law Business. An email this morning confirmed some of the layoffs. Among the departures are Kim […]
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:30:32 PST
[Update: See my hands-on review of the LegalBoard and a video unboxing.] Brian Potts had me at the section symbol. The lawyer and founder of Pro-Boards LLC was explaining why he has developed the LegalBoard, a computer keyboard designed specifically for lawyers, which he will formally introduce tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las […]
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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:45:16 PST
In their ongoing competition to win over bar associations as the legal-research member benefit, Fastcase is starting 2017 with an unprecedented victory over Casemaker. Just six months after the Minnesota State Bar Association left Fastcase and switched to Casemaker, it is going back to Fastcase in response to demand by its members. “Our members offered […]
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