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Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:55:39 PDT

 



New Hate Crime App Helps Victims Find Help and Resources

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:55:39 PDT

Last March, I participated in a day-long design sprint held with the goal of developing a web application to assist hate-crime victims. Now, that app has been released. The design event was held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was sponsored by Suffolk and the ABA Center for Innovation, along with CuroLegal and Stanford […]

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Launches Podcast

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:54:54 PDT

Here’s another show to add to your podcast-listening list — a new podcast by Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Trump fired last March, called Stay Tuned With Preet. In the weekly podcast, Bharara plans to speak with prominent judges, justice department officials, reporters and politicians […]

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More Details on the Partnership Between Evolve Law and Above the Law

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:27:53 PDT

Two years ago this week, I reported on the launch of Evolve Law, a for-profit membership organization aimed at driving technology innovation and adoption in the legal industry. Cofounders Jules Miller and Mary Juetten told me at the time that they hoped to attract innovative, early-stage companies as members and encourage collaboration among them to […]

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LawToolBox in Running for Office App People’s Choice Award

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:44:54 PDT

The deadline calculator application LawToolBox is in the running for a 2017 Office App People’s Choice Award — notable because, of the nine apps in contention, it is the only one designed for legal professionals. The People’s Choice Award is given to the Microsoft Office 365 add-in or app that receives the most votes. Deadline […]

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Proud To Announce I Will Receive The Yankee Quill Award For Journalism

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:49:11 PDT

I am extremely honored to report that I have been selected to receive the Yankee Quill Award, presented by the Academy of New England Journalists “to honor extraordinary newspaper men and women for their lifetime of achievement and distinction in New England journalism.” The award will be presented at a dinner on Oct. 12, 2017, […]

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Rocket Matter CEO Helps Launch Legal-Focused Payment Processing Company for Credit Cards

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:45:05 PDT

[Clarification: Although this post described LexCharge as having “spun off” from Rocket Matter, I did not mean to suggest that the company was formed within Rocket Matter and then sold off in some way. Rocket Matter’s CEO Larry Port and LexCharge’s CEO Jeff Shavitz together conceived of the company and it has been a fully […]

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Revealed: Justin Kan’s Secretive Legal Startup Debuts Today As A Different Kind of Law Firm

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:58:47 PDT

Last April, reports surfaced that Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Justin Kan was looking to raise — and then in June did raise — $10 million for an initial round of funding for a startup that would “revolutionize legal services.” The name of the startup was known, Atrium LTS, but little else, except that it would […]

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New LegalSifter ‘Sifts’ Legal Documents And Provides Negotiation Advice

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:28 PDT

A new document review tool, LegalSifter, reviews incoming drafts of legal contracts and then, within a minute or two, offers advice on negotiating the contract’s terms and conditions. While the tool will be marketed directly to corporations and businesses that negotiate their own contracts, the company is also heavily targeting law firms that want to […]

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After Visit To Its Headquarters, Some Thoughts on Clio and Its Future Course

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:30:32 PDT

Clio cofounders Rian Gauvreau and Jack Newton at their Vancouver office Friday. Last Friday, I spent the day at the headquarters of the practice-management company Clio, just outside Vancouver, B.C. The purpose of my visit was for an advance briefing of news the company will announce at its Clio Cloud Conference later this month. While I cannot […]

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The Small Law Firm Juggling Act: 3 Things That Can Help

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:56:50 PDT

3 quick tips to help you focus on what matters in your work – and life.

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21 Additions to My List of Legal Startups

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:00:31 PDT

Here are 21 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 668 entries. 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 Status Apperio Apperio makes law firm spend transparent for general counsel, empowering them to make decisions […]

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Another State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence, Bringing Total to 28

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:27:35 PDT

In my continuing effort to keep a tally of the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence, I’ve discovered another, Nebraska, which brings the total to 28 states. The Nebraska Supreme Court adopted the amendment on June 28, 2017.  It amends comment 6 to Nebraska Rule of Professional Conduct § 3-501.1 — the corollary […]

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Free Speech, Hate Speech and Censorship: Conversation with Eugene Volokh and Rob Bertsche

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:06:30 PDT

In our latest episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the contours of free speech, hate speech, censorship and the First Amendment. Can and should hate speech be shut down? Can and should the president block followers on Twitter? Who gets to decide what speech is allowed? We have a fascinating discussion with […]

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Rocket Matter Adds New Features and Tools, Including Slack-Like Messaging and All-New App

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:00:59 PDT

The practice management platform Rocket Matter is releasing a variety of new features and tools today in an update that founder and CEO Larry Port calls the product’s second-biggest in its nine-year history, after only its 2016 top-to-bottom overhaul of its user interface. Perhaps the most significant addition is a feature called Communicator, a tool […]

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Not Too Late to Register for Clio Cloud Conference — Here’s A Discount Code

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:00:51 PDT

I’ve become an unabashed fan of the Clio Cloud Conference, the fifth of which is coming up Sept. 25-26 and which this year moves from its original venue of Chicago to New Orleans. I’ve been to all four prior conferences and I’ve praised every one of them as among the best legal technology conferences you […]

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Alexa-Based Voice Time Tracker TALI Readies for Launch, Integrates with Clio

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:00:09 PDT

The ability to use voice commands to track time is about to take a big step forward with the imminent launch of Tali, a productivity assistant that allows lawyers and other professionals to track time using voice commands through the Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. I wrote here about Tali in June, when it was still […]

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Conference on Unbundled Legal Services Set for Oct. 26-27 in Denver

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:24:02 PDT

Unbundled legal services, also called limited-scope representation, has gained traction in recent years as a way to increase access to justice and reduce the cost of legal services. On Oct. 26 and 27 in Denver, a national conference will be held with the goal of encouraging further use of unbundling. The conference, “Better Access through […]

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Newly Launched Index Tracks Innovation and Tech Adoption at Law Firms

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:00:08 PDT

In his keynote address to the 2016 CodeX FutureLaw conference, James Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation, suggested that one way to accelerate technology adoption in the legal industry would be to assess and rank law firms based on their use of technology. A year later, when Sandman repeated that suggestion at FutureLaw 2017, […]

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Why Blockchain is Becoming the New Black in Legal

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:30:35 PDT

A convergence of recent events underscore the growing importance of blockchain technology in the legal industry. In fact, during an event at the recent annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association, Bob Craig, CIO at Baker Hostetler, predicted that blockchain, more than any other technology, will drive the next wave of legal innovation and transform […]

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On Our Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast: The Legal Limits of Trump’s Pardon Power

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:30:54 PDT

When we recorded our Lawyer2Lawyer episode on the presidential pardon power, we had no idea President Trump would pardon Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona sheriff. Our focus was Trump’s possible use of the pardon power in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia. But with this latest news, the […]

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