Sometimes in legal technology, when it rains, it pours. In April, I wrote here about Rocket Matter Intake, the new service from Rocket Matter that allows law firms to post client-intake forms on their websites that integrate directly with its practice management platform. A few weeks later, I wrote here about Lexicata, another client-intake system […]

The New York Times today has a fascinating article documenting The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward. Reporters Alicia Parlapiano, Adam Liptak and Jeremy Bowers analyze the court’s decisions from 1946 to the present to conclude that this term could be among the court’s most liberal since 1969. The court’s leftward movement is modest, and it remains […]

At its worldwide Vantage 2015 user conference last week in Las Vegas, Thomson Reuters Elite announced an anticipated 2017 move to the cloud for its flagship product, Elite 3E, and a new emphasis on building a “customer-centric” organization. Elite is a suite of “enterprise business management” products for law firms and other professional services firms […]

The legal research site Casetext is launching something today that could be a game-changer in how lawyers publish and share articles about the law. It is called LegalPad and the Casetext folks compare it to LinkedIn’s publishing platform or to the Medium publishing platform, but for people who write about the law online. LegalPad is an […]

The company eBrevia is today launching a new product, eBrevia Bespoke, that extends its contract review and analytics technology to a much-wider range of custom applications for specific types of contracts and industries. eBrevia’s flagship product, Diligence Accelerator, uses artificial intelligence to automate the due-diligence contract review process in mergers and acquisitions. Based on machine-learning […]

The cloud-based document management service NetDocuments today announced the roll-out of an enhanced security architecture with stronger encryption technology and new capabilities for users to manage their own encryption keys. The new security architecture includes up to three separate encryption keys for each data file and allows firms and corporations that use NetDocuments to hold […]

When it comes to identifying a group of lawyers who are particularly fussy about file security, it is hard to imagine a better example than the U.S. Department of Justice. These, after all, are the lawyers who handle the nation’s most sensitive criminal and civil matters. For that reason, it is notable that the DOJ […]

A new website has launched with an intriguing premise: Provide all the technology tools a lawyer needs in a single, integrated platform — from lead generation to legal research to case management and more. For the new site, called CaseEdge, that does not mean it plans to build every one of those tools. Rather, its […]

Of the nine candidates in Washington state who took the licensing exam to become the nation’s first-ever limited license legal technicians (LLLTs), seven passed and will now have their names submitted to the Supreme Court of Washington for the court to issue an order granting their admission to practice. This historic program seeks to help […]

No, Thomson Reuters is not about to go out of business or shut down its Westlaw legal research service. But it is about to shut down Westlaw Classic, as the original version has been called ever since the introduction of WestlawNext. As of August 31, 2015, Westlaw Classic will go the way of New Coke, […]

It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in Beryl’s Beer Co. in Denver, Colo. And since Beryl’s is in […]