An iOS app launched earlier this year in the UK aims to be the Tinder of legal hiring, and it has been quickly building momentum, with more than 4,000 job-seeking lawyers and 100 legal employers signed up including a number of leading UK and international law firms. Called Route1, the app’s developers believe it will […]

View and correct OCR results. Nuance Communications yesterday released a new version 6 of its PDF Converter for Mac, software for Apple users to view, convert, edit, combine and sign industry-standard PDF files. Among other things, the software enables users to assemble PDF documents from various sources, convert PDFs into editable formats, create searchable files from […]

Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And the relationship only went downhill from there. Cai, who’d recently been in a serious car accident, took to Facebook to complain about the […]

The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an entire court, including all its cases and judges. (For more on Ravel Law’s Judge Analytics, see my posts here […]

In October, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. From the initial round of entries we received, we narrowed the contenders down to 20 and, on Nov. 14, we posted their pitches and opened the voting to you to select the final 12. Now […]

The company whose directories rank lawyers and law firms internationally is now launching its own social network, where membership will be by invitation only and restricted to lawyers ranked in its directories and their clients. Chambers and Partners will formally launch its ChambersConnect in early 2017, but selected lawyers and clients are about to be […]

For the past 16 years, the Legal Services Corporation has run a special grant program devoted to leveraging technology to more effectively meet the civil legal needs of low-income individuals. Over that time, these so-called Technology Initiative Grants have awarded $53.2 million to more than 640 projects. Now, the LSC has announced its latest round […]

If you’ve been considering a trip to Cuba, the death of Fidel Castro should provide a spur. At this point, it is far from clear whether President-elect Trump will continue the thaw initiated by President Obama. That means the ability of U.S. citizens to travel there could be in question. Touring Havana in a vintage […]

I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Cuba, a beautiful country full of warm and hospitable people. My visit — and those of many other U.S. citizens in recent months — became possible after President Obama decided in 2014 to reject “the failed, Cold War-era policy era of the past to chart a new […]

Texting is the most widely and frequently used smartphone feature, according to Pew Internet, with 97 percent of smartphone owners using it regularly. But lawyers are often reluctant to advertise or give out their own mobile numbers, limiting their clients’ ability to communicate with them by text. Add a text widget to your firm’s mobile […]