Earlier this week, this blog reported that Legaltech News, the ALM-owned legal technology magazine, will cease publishing as a stand-alone magazine and instead be published as a quarterly 24-page technology section that will appear in the magazines Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. Now I’ve learned that the change will also bring a shift in the […]

A judicial ethics panel of the Massachusetts court system has determined that a judge may ethically maintain a Twitter account, but only within certain boundaries, and that a judge must be particularly cautious about selecting accounts to follow on Twitter. The opinion from the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Ethics does not identify the judge, but […]

The ALM legal technology magazine Legaltech News will cease publishing as a stand-alone magazine and instead will be published as a quarterly 24-page technology section that will appear in the magazines Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. Legaltech News had previously been published six times a year. Until two years ago, the magazine was known […]

I have five very loyal followers of this blog. Three are lawyers, one is a legal secretary and one is a legal assistant. They reblog everything I post onto their blogs and Tweet some of what I post on their Twitter feeds. From what I see, they are equally loyal followers of other legal blogs, […]

How do large intellectual property firms rank in their use of social media and numbers of followers? A study published today by The Fashion Law examines the social media activity of 115 of the leading IP firms in the United States. The study, The Social Network: How The Top Intellectual Property Firms Are Utilizing Social Media, ranks […]

The cloud-based law practice management platform Rocket Matter today is rolling out a major software update that adds recurring billing functionality, user interface enhancements and workflow improvements. The recurring billing functionality can be used for two distinct billing scenarios. The first is if you have a client who pays you a flat amount each month, […]

Last week, I told you about the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed just for lawyers. It is the brainchild of Brian Potts, a partner at Perkins Coie in Madison, Wis. On Friday, I received a review unit and over the weekend I had the chance to play around with this new keyboard. Here are more details. You may also […]

I’ve written a number of times here about the findings of a Thomson Reuters survey, The State of the U.S. Small Law Firms Study, in which solo and small firm lawyers were asked about how they define success, the challenges they face and what firms are doing to achieve success. Recently, I joined Karl Florida, […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Minnesota State Bar Association’s decision to switch back to Fastcase as a member legal-research benefit, just six months after leaving Fastcase for Casemaker. Although I had reached out to Casemaker for comment, I did not hear back from the company until after I published that post. Yesterday, I […]

The practice management provider CosmoLex today is releasing Law Firm Accounting Demystified, an e-book intended to serve as a detailed guide for law firms to handling legal, trust and business transactions. The book is available for free online at www.LegalAccountingGuide.com or can be purchased as a downloadable e-book for $42.50. Written by Rick Kabra, CEO of CosmoLex, […]