Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts of hypotheses, most more or less pointing to the same conclusion, which is that blogging — at […]

Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your network of connections. But there’s one problem: The tool will no longer function after the end of April. […]

Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five nominated legal sites are: ABA Journal. Jurist Legal News and Research. Cooley LLP’s CooleyGo. TSMP Law Corporation, […]

If you haven’t watched Better Call Saul then, well, you’d better. The Breaking Bad spin-off features the travails of Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, an ethically challenged advocate for whoever will pay his fee. This is a lawyer whose every action seems tailored for a law school ethics exam. But just how ethical or not […]

At ABA Techshow this week, the cloud practice management application Clio launched a dedicated iPad app. Above is a slideshow of screencaps from the new app. The app allows users to: Get full access to their case files. View a case file’s timeline of events. Track and add time and expenses. Access their matters and […]

Lots of news over the past week, thanks to the confluence of three major conferences: ABA Techshow in Chicago, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division in Honolulu, and the Legal Marketing Association annual conference in San Diego. I’ve already reported on some of it, but here are some other announcements from the week: […]

For some time now, the practice management Clio has been expanding the capabilities it offers its customers partly through integrations with third-party applications. An interesting integration announced today is between Clio and Fundbox, a service that advances payments to small businesses against their outstanding invoices. The integration will enable Clio users to instantly clear outstanding […]

When I learned that yet another cloud practice management platform would be launching at ABA Techshow, I was skeptical. After all, there are already a number of worthy products in this space. But after seeing a preview of the new platform, which is called Zola, I was impressed. Earlier this week, Fred Cohen, a cofounder […]

  An Australian company called Legaler will be at ABA Techshow this week previewing its cloud platform that will enable lawyers to provide legal advice and consultations via video chat through a feature called LiveAdvice. The platform will also serve as a client portal for lawyer-client messaging, document sharing and scheduling. Slated to launch in […]

Launching today is NextChapter, a cloud platform for bankruptcy attorneys designed to help them prepare, manage and electronically file bankruptcy cases. Its founder says it is like TurboTax for bankruptcy cases, in that it uses guided forms to help attorneys move through the preparation of bankruptcy documents. It is the first true cloud-based bankruptcy platform […]

The cloud practice management platform Rocket Matter rolled out a new product today: client intake forms for law firm websites that integrate with the Rocket Matter platform. All of the information a client or potential client enters is directly added to the firm’s contacts on Rocket Matter and can then be used to automate the […]