On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Last month, two years after those horrific shootings, the families of the victims filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms International, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle used by Lanza. What is the […]

Evernote recently introduced Scannable, a free scanner app for iPhone and iPad. Although it is not the perfect scanner app, it has some great features that could make it your scanner app of choice. And if you’re an inveterate Evernote user, as I am, you’ll have all the more reason to want this app. Scannable’s […]

As I noted here recently, I have an article in the current issue of the ABA Journal about the use of non-lawyers to help close the access to justice gap by allowing them to provide legal advice in limited circumstances. A particular focus of the article is Washington state’s limited license legal technician (LLLT) program. The […]

Here is a round-up of notable legal technology news from the past week. Dictation is good for you. Typing documents directly is less efficient for lawyers than dictating them, according to tests performed by BigHand and Nuance. “Tests show that lawyers are typically three times more efficient when verbalizing their ideas rather than typing them,” said […]

If you are in the Dallas area, join me next week for a panel discussion on Alternative Legal Service Providers and the Future of Law. Sponsored by Texas A&M University School of Law, the panel will discuss the role of alternative legal service providers in the legal market and how they affect and complement the work of […]

If ever there was a Swiss Army knife of an app for lawyers, it is the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant. This multi-function app for iPad and iPhone can perform calendar computations, fee calculations, settlement calculations, interest-rate calculations and more. Use it to research historical weather information or population demographics. Look up legal terms and statutes of […]

I reported here yesterday that the MyCase practice management platform had added foldering to its document management capabilities. As it turns out, another practice management platform, LexisNexis Firm Manager, also rolled out foldering yesterday. Firm Manager now allows users to create folders and subfolders and to move folders from one folder to another. Once created, folders can be […]

In December, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, finding that the CIA engaged in unlawful torture, cover-ups, wrongful detention and unauthorized dissemination of classified information. This week on the legal affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss the legal and policy issues surrounding the Senate […]

The cloud-based practice management application MyCase has added a foldering feature to make it easier for its users to manage their documents, it announced today. The feature allows users to create folders within their cases and use the folders to organize their documents. The folders are in addition to the document-tagging system MyCase already had in […]

Shpoonkle came in with a bang but went out with a whimper. When the reverse-auction site for legal services launched in March 2011, its aggressive PR campaign positioned it as the next-new thing, and many in the media bought in to Shpoonkle’s hype. The Wall Street Journal called it “eBay for lawyers.” VentureBeat called it […]

Microsoft is quietly preparing to formally launch a new practice management product for lawyers in the coming months. The product was scheduled to be announced this month but the announcement has been delayed. It now appears that the product will be rolled out at or around the time of ABA Techshow in April. Microsoft executives […]