The College of Law Practice Management is seeking nominations for its annual InnovAction Awards, which honor innovations in law practice management and the delivery of legal services. Nominations are sought of lawyers, law firms, law departments, nonprofits, tech companies, students, and others worldwide who have invented something or successfully applied innovative practices to the delivery of […]

In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the memory hole was where government officials deposited politically inconvenient documents for destruction. From 2002 to 2009, the website The Memory Hole served the opposite purpose, rescuing government and corporate files from disappearance or obscurity. The site garnered controversy in 2004, when it published photographs of the coffins of service […]

James Greiner, director of the Access to Justice Lab. Imagine if doctors gave you treatments based solely on their gut instincts of what works, without any science-based evidence to back them up. We’d probably call that quackery. But that’s exactly how the legal profession often operates. We adopt theories about how best to serve our […]

The CLE provider Lawline recently rolled out enhancements to its iOS app, adding the ability to view synchronized presentation slides as you listen to a program, to download the program’s written materials, and to add s0-called SmartNotes, which are notes that adhere to the point in the presentation where you added them. Lawline first released […]

A year ago, I reported here on the announcement of a pilot program by the Legal Services Corporation, Microsoft and Pro Bono Net to develop state legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance. After soliciting proposals from states to participate in the program, the program sponsors […]

One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The panel will feature the CEOs of three legal startups — Allegory, Casetext and PacerPro — discussing how […]

The Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic access to court records. Although PACER charges fees for downloading case documents and dockets, it does not charge […]

Are you a lawyer-turned-journalist or a journalist with an interest in writing about legal issues? If so, then here’s the job for you. The ABA Journal, the flagship magazine and website of the American Bar Association, is looking for a full-time legal affairs writer. And, although the publication is based in Chicago, the job can […]

When lawyer Robert P. Bigelow came out with his book Computers and the Law: An Introductory Handbook in 1966, he was so far ahead of his time that a reviewer of the book noted, “The effects of computers upon the legal profession are still basically unknown.” It was the first book on the topic, published under […]

Fujitsu yesterday announced new capabilities added to its ScanSnap Cloud feature for iX series ScanSnap scanners. Most notably, it introduced a new app for iOS and Android that includes the ability to scan using your phone’s camera and new OCR capabilities for making scanned PDFs searchable. As I wrote here last year, ScanSnap cloud is […]