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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:58:43 PDT

 



The Latest Additions To My List of Legal Startups

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. […]

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Challenge to PACER Fees Survives Motion To Dismiss

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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[Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

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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LawToolBox365 Wins Microsoft App Award; In Running for People’s Choice Award

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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New Machine Learning Tool Helps Prevent Drafting Mistakes

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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End Of Line Today For Venerable Legal Newspaper ‘The Recorder’

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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Are You A ‘Solution Provider’? If So, There’s Now A Coalition For You

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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Why Didn’t Clio Notify Users of Data Aggregation? Turns Out It Did

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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10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life

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 →

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Another State Adopts Duty Of Tech Competence — This Time With A Twist

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:40:52 PDT

Oklahoma this week became the latest state to adopt the duty of technology competence for lawyers. According to my ongoing tally, that brings the number of states that have adopted the duty to 24. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma adopted the change on Monday, to be effective immediately, in an order amending several of the […]

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Discussing the Future of Legal News with Kevin O’Keefe

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:53 PDT

Earlier this week at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog conducted a Facebook Live interview of me about the future of legal news. Here’s the recording:

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Clio Cloud Recap and News of Clio’s Data Report on Legal Trends

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:08:20 PDT

I’m sitting here at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, on my way home from the fourth-annual Clio Cloud Conference, racking my brain for something critical to say about it. I’d been to all three of the prior Clio conferences, and, frankly, I’d gushed about them, calling the 2014 conference one of the best legal technology conferences I’d […]

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[Sponsored] Overcoming the Skills Shortage in Small Law Firms

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:47:50 PDT

Finding the right staff for your law firm is no easy task. Today, technology can provide innovative and entrepreneurial practice management solutions that will allow your firm to grow and flourish for years to come. Many firms are struggling to employ great people. Are any of these staffing issues facing your firm? Lack of quality […]

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Lex Machina Unveils New Comparator Apps to Simplify Use of Analytics

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:14:54 PDT

Lex Machina today unveiled two “comparator apps” designed to make it simpler to access specific types of analytics insights. One, the Courts & Judges Comparator, allows up to four federal judges and courts to be compared for caseloads, case timelines, and other analytics. The other, the Law Firms Comparator, allows the same sorts of comparisons […]

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Clio Releases New Mobile App; We’ve Got Details and Pictures

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:09:51 PDT

In his keynote speech kicking off the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago this morning, Clio co-founder and CEO Jack Newton unveiled the practice management platform’s new mobile app for iOS and Android devices — a completely redesigned and re-engineered replacement for Clio’s prior app. “What we’re releasing today is a completely re-imagined vision of what […]

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CosmoLex Update Fine Tunes Controls Over User Access to Financial Details

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:17:32 PDT

A new update to CosmoLex — the cloud-based law practice management platform — enables system administrators to more granularly control user access to a law firm’s financial information. CosmoLex already allowed administrators to set different permission levels for different types of users, from full administrative access to all system functions down to limited, read-only access. […]

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Legal Proofreading Companies Microsystems and XRef Announce Merger

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:14:16 PDT

Two companies with technology for helping lawyers proofread, format and finalize documents today announced their merger. The companies, Microsystems and XRef, both have Microsoft Word proofreading add-ins designed for lawyers and say their merger will enable them to bring even better technologies to the market. Microsystems, which has offices in the U.S. and the UK, […]

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Startup Aims To Bring Efficiency to Antiquated Bail Bond System

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:27 PDT

If there is a corner of the legal world where technology has yet to reach, it is the bail bond system. The process of obtaining a bail bond remains very much a brick-and-mortar one. Bail bondsmen typically set up shop close to a courthouse or jail, where family or friends can come in and purchase […]

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Avvo Wins First Amendment Fight, As Judge Compares It To Sports Illustrated

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:30:41 PDT

The listing that gave rise to the lawsuit. A federal court has dismissed a putative class action against Avvo under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act, ruling that Avvo’s lawyer listings are comparable to the editorial content in Sports Illustrated and deserving of the same First Amendment protection. This is the second time in six […]

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How Solos Differ From Other Lawyers: Survey Offers Insights

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:35:37 PDT

I’ve been writing here about the new survey of small-solo law firm management conducted by Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group, to which I was given exclusive first-look access. As I’ve read through the survey results, I was struck by a consistent fact. In almost every category covered, solos stood alone. Their responses consistently […]

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