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Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:14 PST

 



Speaking of Birthdays, Happy 10th to Rocket Matter

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:14 PST

In a recent post at Above the Law, I observed that two companies, Clio and Rocket Matter, literally invented the now-booming field of cloud-based law practice management. Not only that, but in popularizing cloud-based practice management, they helped pave the way for lawyers’ much broader use of the cloud. I also noted the friendly debate between […]

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15 Years of Blogging Here at Lawsites

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:03:31 PST

Hard to believe, but Sunday will be the 15th birthday of this blog. I launched it on Nov. 19, 2002. Here was my first post. Who’d a thunk I’d still be doing this 15 years later. This is a good occasion to thank all of the readers who follow this blog, at least a couple […]

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AI-Powered Legal Assistant Finds ‘Trusted’ Lawyers, Answers Legal Questions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:24:28 PST

A new virtual legal assistant, LARA, uses artificial intelligence and millions of data points to help consumers find legal help and get answers to legal questions. Developed by Legal.io, a company that builds attorney referral networks for legal organizations, the purpose of LARA is to use data to help clients find trusted legal help. With […]

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An Exclusive First Look At A New Survey of Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:08:09 PST

Soon to be released is the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters of more than 300 law firms ranging in size from solo to 29 lawyers. I have been given an exclusive preview of the survey, and I write about it for my column this week at Above […]

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My Visit to the LawX A2J Lab at BYU Law School: Seeing Innovation in Action

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:00:36 PST

From left around table: Erika Nash, LawX director Kimball Parker, Cami Schiel, Ryan Lewis, Tayler Tanner, Nick Hafen, John Iler, Alan Hickey (partly visible), Brock Foley and George Simons. Far right is industrial design professor Bryan Howell. Last summer, I reported on plans for LawX, a legal design lab that BYU Law School planned to […]

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Law Firm Productivity has Dropped 9% – Find Out How to Make Up for It Without Longer Hours

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:07:30 PST

The latest research shows lawyer productivity had dropped 9% in the last decade. Find out how cloud computing for lawyers can help lawyers make up the loss and give clients better value.

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What Questions Do You Have For These Legal Vendors?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:30:12 PST

What questions do you have for vendors of legal research, practice management and other technologies and services? I would appreciate your suggestions for a series of vendor panels I will be moderating this week. Later this week, I’ll be at the Jump-Start Your Law Practice conference in Indianapolis, where I will be moderating a series […]

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Lex Machina Adds Analytics for Product Liability Litigation

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:13:37 PST

As it continues to expand its legal analytics into new practice areas, Lex Machina is today announcing the addition of analytics for federal product liability litigation. The new module is the largest expansion of the platform to date, it says, encompassing nearly 500,000 cases pending since 2009, including 158,000 open cases. Since launching with its initial focus on […]

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How Does A Lawyer Get and Stay Competent in Technology?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:59:02 PST

I’ve written any number of posts about the duty of technology competence under ABA Model Rule 1.1, Comment 8, and I’ve been tracking its adoption by the states. But one aspect of this duty that does not get as much attention is how lawyers can get and remain technologically competent. There have been several developments on this […]

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NextChapter Unveils Its Next Chapter: A Portal For Bankruptcy Debtors

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:56 PST

NextChapter, the cloud-based bankruptcy platform for lawyers, has launched a new product, an online bankruptcy questionnaire and debtor portal called MyChapter. The portal allows a bankruptcy client to input all of his or her personal and financial information in advance of meeting with the attorney. The attorney can then review and edit the client’s entries […]

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A Closer Look at Clio’s Revamped Practice Management Platform

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:47:39 PST

Dashboard shows details of a matter In September, I reported that practice management provider Clio, at its annual Clio Cloud Conference, had unveiled “the new Clio experience” — a top-to-bottom re-engineering and redesign of its practice management platform, which it dubbed Project Apollo, after the Greek god of healing and light. Having now had a […]

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Tim Baran’s Podcast Interviews Me on Legal Tech, Blogging and Social Media

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:30:55 PDT

Tim Baran, chief marketing officer at Good2BSocial, a digital marketing agency serving the legal industry, recently hosted me as a guest on his legal marketing podcast. Our discussion ranges over legal technology, blogging and social media. You can listen to it via the Good2BSocial blog or using the embedded player above. A huge thanks to […]

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So You’re A Lawyer Who Wants to Learn to Code? Well, Which Language Should You Learn?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:00:45 PDT

I often hear lawyers say that they would like to learn to code. I also hear lawyers who have learned to code urge others to follow suit. Some say learning to code can make you a better lawyer or even that it is an essential skill for lawyers in the 21st Century. It might even […]

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Fastcase Launches Legal Publishing Arm; Introduces Inaugural Law Journal

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:00:51 PDT

A few weeks ago, in a post here about Fastcase’s addition of blog commentary from the LexBlog Network, I wrote that for any legal research company aiming to compete in the big leagues against the likes of Westlaw and LexisNexis, “secondary content is the Holy Grail.” Well, in its own quest for the Holy Grail, […]

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New Index Measures Law Schools on Innovation and Technology Programs

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 05:05:39 PDT

How well are law schools preparing students to deliver legal services in the 21st Century? A new Law School Innovation Index, launched today, aims to provide a measure of that, and finds that Chicago-Kent College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law are at the top of the list. The new index is […]

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Suffolk Law School to Offer Online Certificate in Legal Innovation and Technology

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:00:20 PDT

Legal professionals can now earn an online certificate in legal innovation and technology, thanks to a program being launched by Suffolk University Law School in Boston. A series of six courses will focus on teaching lawyers and other legal professionals how to deliver their services more effectively and efficiently. Those who complete all six courses […]

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Podcast: Changing the Legal Game With Blockchain

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:07:43 PDT

Although blockchain is emerging as one of the technologies that will most change the practice of law, many legal professionals still know little about it. In this episode of Law Technology Now, I have a conversation with David Fisher, CEO of Integra Ledger, a blockchain for the legal industry, about blockchain and its applications in the legal industry. […]

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Webinar Today: Five Reasons Information Governance is Critical for Legal Practitioners

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 05:29:53 PDT

Today (Oct. 26) at 12:30 Eastern time, I will be moderating a webinar, Five Reasons Information Governance is Critical for Legal Practitioners, produced by Above the Law and sponsored by Box. The webinar will address the complexities of information governance for legal practitioners, particularly with the explosive growth of cloud-based content. Among the topics we will […]

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Podcast: Dealing With The Flood Of Legal Problems Caused By The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:13:52 PDT

The Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. In the wake of that terrible tragedy, victims and their families have been left to deal with a host of very real legal issues, ranging from probate matters to insurance issues […]

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Deadline Is Oct. 31 To Apply For A Spot In Startup Alley At ABA TECHSHOW

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:17:01 PDT

A reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for legal technology startups to apply for one of 15 spots in the second-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Winners get a spot in a special Startup Alley in the TECHSHOW exhibition hall and participate in an opening night startup pitch competition judged by conference attendees. Startups interested […]

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