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A Reminder Above Subscribing to This Blog’s Email Updates

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:16 PDT

Over on the right-hand panel, nestled in beneath the ads, is a subscribe box. If you would like to be notified by email of new posts on this blog, enter your email address there. When a new post is published, you’ll receive an email with a brief summary and a link to the full post.

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Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:30:05 PDT

One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The panel will feature the CEOs of three legal startups — Allegory, Casetext and PacerPro — discussing how […]

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Free Law Project to Download All Opinions from PACER and Make Them Available to Public

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:21 PDT

The Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic access to court records. Although PACER charges fees for downloading case documents and dockets, it does not charge […]

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The ABA Journal is Looking For A Legal Affairs Writer

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:27 PDT

Are you a lawyer-turned-journalist or a journalist with an interest in writing about legal issues? If so, then here’s the job for you. The ABA Journal, the flagship magazine and website of the American Bar Association, is looking for a full-time legal affairs writer. And, although the publication is based in Chicago, the job can […]

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RIP Bob Bigelow, A True Legal Technology Pioneer

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:01:41 PDT

When lawyer Robert P. Bigelow came out with his book Computers and the Law: An Introductory Handbook in 1966, he was so far ahead of his time that a reviewer of the book noted, “The effects of computers upon the legal profession are still basically unknown.” It was the first book on the topic, published under […]

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ScanSnap Cloud’s New App Adds Smartphone Scanning and OCR

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:45:32 PDT

Fujitsu yesterday announced new capabilities added to its ScanSnap Cloud feature for iX series ScanSnap scanners. Most notably, it introduced a new app for iOS and Android that includes the ability to scan using your phone’s camera and new OCR capabilities for making scanned PDFs searchable. As I wrote here last year, ScanSnap cloud is […]

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Podcast: Trump’s Repeal of Online Privacy Protections

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:05 PDT

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at President Trump’s repeal of internet privacy rules promulgated last year by the FCC. The repeal means that internet service providers can now sell customer usage data without their consent. We explore the legal and privacy issues with two guests: Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel […]

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Metajure Takes A User-Friendly Approach to Document Management

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:15:05 PDT

Most document management systems have a problem, and that problem is that they are a bother to use. Documents have to be filed in a certain way, tagged in a certain way, checked in and checked out. Sharing and collaboration often are not intuitive. And when technology is a bother to use, lawyers don’t use […]

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Book Review: Making the Case for Metrics in Managing Small Law Firms

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:00:33 PDT

Ask a roomful of small-firm lawyers about KPIs, and I’d be willing to bet a good number of them would have no idea what you are talking about. Kitchen patrol in the infantry, maybe? Another group would know about KPIs, but consider them relevant only to large firms or other types of businesses. And then […]

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Bloomberg Law Adds New Labor and Employment Tools and Analytics

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:45:52 PDT

The folks at Bloomberg Law are keeping busy. Last week, I wrote about the legal research platform’s rollout of a major redesign of its user interface and search experience. This week, it is announcing expansion of its labor and employment resources and content. The new resources — all of which are available within Bloomberg Law’s Labor […]

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QuickLegal’s Counsel Responds To My Recent Reports About Startups LawTova and Text to Ticket

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:15:27 PDT

Cyrus Zal In recent weeks, I’ve written posts about two new legal startups, LawTova and Text to Ticket, and described ties they appeared to have to another legal startup, QuickLegal, that shut down amid fraud allegations concerning its founder Derek Bluford. (All of my posts pertaining to Bluford and QuickLegal can be found through the […]

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Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:15:13 PDT

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Advanced Data Governance within Office 365, a tool that uses machine learning to help organizations find and retain important data while eliminating redundant, obsolete and trivial data. This blog reported in February on the limited public preview release of ADG, which Microsoft first announced it would develop last […]

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Public Resource Loses Copyright Fight to Publish Georgia Code

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:48:50 PDT

A federal judge in Georgia has ordered Public Resource to remove Georgia’s official statutes from its website, finding that the state of Georgia holds a valid copyright in them and that Public Resource’s publication was not fair use. This is the second loss this year for Public Resource in its efforts to make primary legal […]

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In Major Redesign, Bloomberg Law Streamlines Its Search Interface

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:07 PDT

Bloomberg Law’s new home page.The Bloomberg BNA legal research service Bloomberg Law today is introducing a new user interface that streamlines the search experience by making it easier to conduct searches and to find specific types of content. The changes were spurred by customers’ feedback that they appreciated the breadth of legal and business content […]

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A Quick Note About Problems With the Citepad Keyboard

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:35:24 PDT

UPDATE: A working version and a free trial version can now be obtained through Citepad’s own store here. After I wrote about the Citepad keyboard on Friday, I heard from some readers that they bought and installed the app, only to find it did not work. In fact, I experienced the same problem. When I […]

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Podcast: Trump’s Legal Services Cuts and the Impact on A2J

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 07:32:49 PDT

President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation. What would this mean for civil legal aid to low-income Americans? LSC President James J. Sandman and American Bar Association President Linda Klein join us on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer this week to discuss the implications of Trump’s proposed budget. Listen to the show […]

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Why I Won’t Have An April Fools’ Post This Year

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:00:29 PDT

On Feb. 24, 2016, then-President Obama published a post on SCOTUSblog. I thought it was pretty cool that the president of the United States would publish a post on blog, and doubly cool that he chose to do it on a legal blog. So, a month later, when April 1 rolled around, I picked up […]

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New Legal Tech Accelerator Names First Five Startup Participants

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:22:40 PDT

A new Silicon Valley legal technology accelerator launched by LexisNexis today named five startups selected to be its first participants. As I wrote here in December, LexisNexis launched the accelerator to help give legal tech startups a leg up. It is based in the Menlo Park offices of Lex Machina. The five participants were chosen […]

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Now Comes Another Keyboard Designed Just for Lawyers

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:58:03 PDT

Earlier this year, I wrote about the LegalBoard, a computer keyboard designed specifically for lawyers. Little did I know what that post would provoke. As I later wrote on Above the Law, never in my 14 years of blogging had I seen the legal world react to a new product as it did to the […]

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Recap of Today’s Twitter Chat on Ethics of Client Communications

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:34 PDT

If you missed today’s Twitter chat, “Attachment Issues: Ethics of Client Communications for Lawyers,” here is the embedded version. I think this stays live only for a few days, so if you’re interested in reading through it, do it soon. Thanks to Above the Law and Citrix Sharefile for cosponsoring this! #sharingforlegal Tweets Continue reading […]

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