Thirteen regional U.S. legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese multi-national that also owns Sprint and that is known for its investments in the technology industry. SoftBank has purchased GateHouse Media, a company that owns over 500 weekly and daily newspapers, the Boston Business […]

On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we consider President Trump’s nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Helping us consider the nomination are two experts: Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. Severino has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional […]

Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump. “The focus of this edition is the role that law students and lawyers can play in protecting rights, liberties, and a healthy environment under a new president whose statements as […]

A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects with which they need help. Notably, Legably has entered into a partnership with Clio to be […]

The good news about law practice management software is that recent years have brought a variety of systems to the market. The bad news is that choosing one can be daunting. Their features and pricing rarely line up in a way that enables apples-to-apples comparisons. I frequently receive emails from frustrated readers saying, in effect, […]

A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring Public.Resource.Org from publishing technical and scientific standards that are written by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) but that are incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. The CFR incorporates some 9,500 of these private standards. They help to regulate a wide range of everyday […]

The bank feed is matched against transactions recorded in CosmoLex. In lieu of flowers or candy, CosmoLex is giving its customers something different for Valentine’s Day — automatic, direct bank data feeds. CosmoLex says it is the first law practice management product to provide this capability. As far as I can determine, it is correct […]

With increasing numbers of organizations adopting its Office 365 cloud platform, Microsoft has been hard at work on enhancing security and compliance features. Last September, it announced that it would be developing an advanced data governance tool for Office 365, and on Friday, it released that tool in a limited public preview, with general availability […]

Here are 19 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 632 entries. Send additions and updates to To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.   Company Description Country Crusoe Crusoe is a note-taking Evernote app for researchers, writers, students, professionals, and thoughtful readers […]

A recently launched company helps consumers find lawyers based on their win rates for particular types of cases. Called Justice Toolbox, the startup uses data mined from official state court records to compute and display how many cases a lawyer has won and lost and the lawyer’s approximate win rate. Founder Bryant Lee Continue reading […]

The legal research service Casemaker has partnered with the international legal research service vLex in a joint licensing agreement that gives clients of both companies access to more of the world’s laws. The agreement enables Casemaker clients for the first time to search for international case law and materials directly from Casemaker’s website. vLex clients […]