Has Legalist finally found its niche? Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. Then, in July, Techcrunch reported that the site had changed its focus, and instead planned to become a sort-of Google […]

Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence Arbitrator Intelligence aims to promote transparency, fairness, and accountability in the selection of international arbitrators by increasing and equalizing access to critical […]

Vendors attending next week’s annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association are invited to join me and other legal technology writers and editors for a legal media panel discussion Monday afternoon. The panel is part of an afternoon vendor education program produced by ILTA and the marketing/PR firm InsideLegal. The full program runs from […]

Think your legal blog is award-worthy? The Expert Institute is running its second annual Best Legal Blog Contest, with prizes awarded to the top three blogs in each category. Here’s the catch: You can’t nominate yourself. A colleague, reader, friend or someone else has to nominate you. And the more nominations you get, the more […]

Eleven years ago, two respected e-discovery consultants, George J. Socha Jr. and Tom Gelbmann, founded the Electronic Discovery Reference Model as a project to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery field. In the years since, it has become one of the field’s leading standards organizations, perhaps best known for its ubiquitous […]

Integration allows user to view NetDocuments documents (to left) while also viewing Handshake portal (to right), here showing report on top timekeepers. Two companies announced yesterday that they are teaming up to enable law firms and corporate legal departments to implement intranet and extranet portals directly within their document management system, without requiring SharePoint. The […]

Two weeks ago in my column at Above the Law, I gave my impressions of the Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States, which was recently issued by the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Last week in that column, I published an interview with Eddie Hartman, co-founder of LegalZoom, […]

Global launch menu for common activities. In a major update scheduled to  be released today, the cloud practice management platform CosmoLex is rolling out a number of new features and enhancements, including a client portal with secure messaging, internal firm messaging, native document storage, a global launch location for commonly used functions, and more. On […]

The Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer was back in the news this week, as a federal judge overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery, the defendant whose arrest and trial were the primary focus of the series. Dean Strang Just before this latest news broke, I recorded an interview with […]

As a follow-up to my post yesterday about the American Bar Association’s planned launch this fall of Blueprint, a new site for solo and small firm lawyers, I spoke this morning to one of the site’s developers, who gave me more details. CuroLegal’s Nicole Bradick As I noted yesterday, the purpose of the site will be […]