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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:14:43 PDT
Adobe released an update last week to its Acrobat DC PDF software that significantly enhances a tool often used by legal professionals, Compare Documents, and that updates its Certificates tool to make it easier to digitally sign, certify and verify documents with a certificate ID. (See my original review of Acrobat DC.) The enhanced Compare […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:40:06 PDT
If you are an innovative legal tech startup looking to gain exposure, here is a first-of-its-kind opportunity to compete for a space at ABA TECHSHOW’s inaugural Startup Alley and participation in a “Pitch Madness” startup face-off. Full details are provided in my column this week at Above the Law, but here’s the nutshell version: For […]
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:04:16 PDT
Last year, I wrote here that judge analytics is the new black. I was referring to the growing selection of tools that analyze case dockets and judicial opinions to provide insights into how judges rule on various types of matters and how long it takes them to do so. Products in this space include ALM’s […]
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:19:36 PDT
My son Ben sharing a cigar and a laugh with the farmer who was our host in Vinales, Cuba. Apologies for the silence here during the past week. I’ve just returned from an amazing nine days visiting the beautiful country of Cuba, where I had no phone or internet. I’m back now and hope to […]
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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:45:53 PDT
Adding time passively captured in Chrometa to a CosmoLex matter. The practice management platform CosmoLex today announced its integration with the passive timekeeping system Chrometa. The advantage of this integration is that it helps attorneys ensure that they are capturing and billing as much of their time as possible. “Passive timekeeping” means that Chrometa tracks […]
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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 06:03:00 PDT
Image by LaurMG. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. Increased productivity is one, but even setting productivity aside, there are plenty […]
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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:06:16 PDT
The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.” Credenza was an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that provided the ability to organize client files, phone […]
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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:30:58 PDT
THIS. IS. YUUUUUUUGGGE! Continue reading →
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:02:36 PDT
On this last day of September, catching up on legal tech news: LexisNexis acquires Intelligize. This was announced Sept. 21 and I have not had a chance to get to it here. Fortunately, Jean O’Grady has it covered at her blog Dewey B Strategic. Intelligize is an analytics platform for mining intelligence out of SEC […]
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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:15:02 PDT
Just last week, I reported that Oklahoma had adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, becoming the 24th state on my ongoing tally of states that have adopted the ABA Model Rule. Now there is another. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Florida ordered adoption of the duty of tech competence for that state, effective […]
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:08:04 PDT
Just one month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a small law firm practice. The conference programming combines panel discussions and breakout sessions on subjects […]
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:58:43 PDT
Here are eight additions to my list of legal startups. 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 Authentic8 Silo Protect against all web-borne threats with the most secure browser available. US Betterbail.org Streamling the process of making bail. […]
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:58:11 PDT
A lawsuit claiming that the federal courts’ PACER system routinely overcharges for document downloads has survived the government’s motion to dismiss. In a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Bryndon Fisher of Seattle claims that the formula used by PACER to calculate per-page download charges is faulty and that it resulted in PACER […]
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:00:13 PDT
Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016.
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:48:54 PDT
This week is the Microsoft Ignite conference for IT professionals in Atlanta, Ga., and one legal-specific app will be honored there from out of the over 1,700 apps and add-ins available through the Office Store. The legal calendaring and docketing application LawToolBox365 has won a Microsoft 2016 Office App Award, which it will receive at […]
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:01:43 PDT
In my column this week at Above the Law, I have an exclusive first look at a new product that uses machine learning to help prevent mistakes in drafting legal documents. Called jEugene Compass, the product will be formally announced tomorrow morning. What separates it from other proofreading programs for lawyers is that it incorporates […]
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:33:53 PDT
One of the oldest legal newspapers in the United States is publishing its last issue today. San Francisco’s The Recorder, published since 1857, will exist only in digital format after today’s issue. Say it ain’t so https://t.co/qYCuNYyzUx pic.twitter.com/VmcgzzbfFD — The Recorder (@RecorderTweets) September 25, 2016 Continue reading →
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:38:57 PDT
During her 17-year tenure as editor-in-chief of Law Technology News (now rebranded as Legaltech News), there was one word Monica Bay would not tolerate in articles or press releases: “solution.” “We’re determined to build bridges, not walls — and to explain and demystify technology,” she once wrote. “That means no jargon, no acronyms, and no […]
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:51 PDT
I wrote yesterday about the announcement by Clio at its conference earlier this week of its new Legal Trends initiative. Clio will aggregate and anonymize data moving through its system to produce an annual Legal Trends Report and to provide its customers with insights into billing and financial benchmarks. The announcement generated a bit of […]
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:16 PDT
My column this week at Above the Law rounds up 10 Tiny Tools to Simplify A Lawyer’s Life. I cover: ActiveWords. Evernote Scannable. Continue reading →