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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:30:01 PST
An iOS app launched earlier this year in the UK aims to be the Tinder of legal hiring, and it has been quickly building momentum, with more than 4,000 job-seeking lawyers and 100 legal employers signed up including a number of leading UK and international law firms. Called Route1, the app’s developers believe it will […]
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:34:19 PST
View and correct OCR results. Nuance Communications yesterday released a new version 6 of its PDF Converter for Mac, software for Apple users to view, convert, edit, combine and sign industry-standard PDF files. Among other things, the software enables users to assemble PDF documents from various sources, convert PDFs into editable formats, create searchable files from […]
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:35:35 PST
Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And the relationship only went downhill from there. Cai, who’d recently been in a serious car accident, took to Facebook to complain about the […]
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:05 PST
The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an entire court, including all its cases and judges. (For more on Ravel Law’s Judge Analytics, see my posts here […]
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:46:58 PST
When New York City lawyer Sachin Gadh started his law practice, he wanted to be there for his clients when they needed him. In fact, he wanted to put himself right on their mobile phones. So he developed an app to do just that. He calls it Gadh. Gadh is an app for iPhones that […]
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:51:37 PST
In October, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. From the initial round of entries we received, we narrowed the contenders down to 20 and, on Nov. 14, we posted their pitches and opened the voting to you to select the final 12. Now […]
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:08:54 PST
The company whose directories rank lawyers and law firms internationally is now launching its own social network, where membership will be by invitation only and restricted to lawyers ranked in its directories and their clients. Chambers and Partners will formally launch its ChambersConnect in early 2017, but selected lawyers and clients are about to be […]
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:09:10 PST
For the past 16 years, the Legal Services Corporation has run a special grant program devoted to leveraging technology to more effectively meet the civil legal needs of low-income individuals. Over that time, these so-called Technology Initiative Grants have awarded $53.2 million to more than 640 projects. Now, the LSC has announced its latest round […]
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:59:45 PST
If you’ve been considering a trip to Cuba, the death of Fidel Castro should provide a spur. At this point, it is far from clear whether President-elect Trump will continue the thaw initiated by President Obama. That means the ability of U.S. citizens to travel there could be in question. Touring Havana in a vintage […]
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:02:24 PST
I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Cuba, a beautiful country full of warm and hospitable people. My visit — and those of many other U.S. citizens in recent months — became possible after President Obama decided in 2014 to reject “the failed, Cold War-era policy era of the past to chart a new […]
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:55:29 PST
Texting is the most widely and frequently used smartphone feature, according to Pew Internet, with 97 percent of smartphone owners using it regularly. But lawyers are often reluctant to advertise or give out their own mobile numbers, limiting their clients’ ability to communicate with them by text. Add a text widget to your firm’s mobile […]
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:41:07 PST
It was 14 years ago today that I started this blog. Here was my first post, on Nov. 19, 2002. As I’ve noted before, this blog is so old it’s in a Hall of Fame. Let me extend a very warm thank you to everyone who has read this blog over the years. Also a […]
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:43:50 PST
Adobe is today releasing a new scanning tool built into its free Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android mobile devices that lawyers should find useful for scanning documents, receipts, business cards and other paper. If you already have the Adobe Reader app, the scanning tool will be available as soon as you update it. […]
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:44:18 PST
The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. The survey found that 26 percent of firms have blogs. That number has remained effectively unchanged for 2016, 2015, […]
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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:02 PST
A month ago in my column at Above the Law, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. We received a number of entries and the judges have narrowed them down to 20. Now your votes will select the final 12. The 12 startups that […]
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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:10:08 PST
This is a screencap taking during a demo I was given last week by Brian Howard, Lex Machina’s legal data scientist. The legal analytics company Lex Machina is announcing today its expansion into a third practice area, antitrust law. This follows its expansion in July to add securities law. Until its acquisition last year by […]
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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:57:07 PST
I’ve published a couple of posts so far on the recently released Legal Technology Survey Report from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center — one post about cloud computing and another about mobile apps and devices. Now I’ve gone through the survey to find what it reveals about trends in e-discovery. I’ve published that post […]
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:09 PST
Below are the latest 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. Also, I’ve reformatted the list to make it easier to use and nicer to look at. Previously, the list was an embedded Excel spreadsheet. I […]
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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:45:04 PST
In the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply a convenience, it’s a necessity. That’s why practice management tools were invented. […]
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:30:38 PST
The new start page displays information in colored tiles, similar to the style of Windows 10. If your first order of business today is researching Canadian immigration law, you may be able to do it on an all-new research platform. The legal research company Fastcase has begun a broad rollout of its all-new version, Fastcase […]
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