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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]