A bit tardy in posting the latest episodes of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, so I have two to tell you about. The first, Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody, looks at the highly publicized California case in which a 6-year-old girl named Lexi was removed from her foster home under the Indian Child […]

Whoops. PerfectIt caught my failure to use closing quotation marks. For several months now, I have been meaning to try out PerfectIt, an add-in for Microsoft Word that finds consistency and proofreading mistakes. PerfectIt includes a style sheet specifically designed for lawyers, called American Legal Style, and yesterday that style sheet got a major update. […]

In the latest episode of Law Technology Now, the podcast I cohost with Monica Bay, I have a conversation with David Perla, president of Bloomberg BNA’s legal division and of Bloomberg Law, about the company, his career and Bloomberg Law’s new Smart Code, which he says is changing traditional legal annotation. Before joining Bloomberg BNA, […]

Using the Advanced Edit mode to edit the text of a PDF document. Two years ago, Nuance Communications – the company perhaps best known for its Dragon speech recognition software – came out with Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a full-featured professional PDF program with all the capabilities lawyers would need. Notably, its price was $149.99, […]

A post here two weeks ago reported on Fujitsu’s introduction of ScanSnap Cloud, a feature that allows scanning directly to popular cloud services, without the need for a computer or mobile device. At launch, it allowed scanning to Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Photos and Expensify. Today, Fujitsu is announcing the addition of the document […]

Here are the latest 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. ArxLaw A cloud based platform, designed with and for law firms that handle medical-legal cases, to manage their clients’ medical records, including full imaging capabilities. Sharing […]

Making its debut this week is the Now Counsel Network, a service that matches solo and small-firm attorneys with experienced freelance lawyers who can provide help on a temporary or project basis. NCN was founded by Lisa Solomon, a lawyer (and longtime friend of mine) who has practiced exclusively as a freelance lawyer since 1996, […]

I have been tracking here the states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers. I have just learned of one more state that has adopted the duty. That brings the total number of states to 21. The latest state is North Dakota, where the Supreme Court ordered adoption effective March 1, […]

In my column earlier this week at Above the Law, I wrote that I could think of only two U.S. publications dedicated to the subject of legal technology. One was Legal Tech Newsletter, published by the Law Journal Newsletters division of ALM. Well, strike that. I learned today that ALM is rebranding Legal Tech Newsletter […]

NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management platform for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced its integration with Microsoft Office 365. The integration allows users to create or open Word, Excel or PowerPoint files stored in NetDocuments using Office Online web apps or Office mobile apps, and then save them back to NetDocuments […]