Until last year, client intake was a forgotten component of most practice-management systems. Then, seemingly all at once, three different client-intake products were launched: Lexicata, Intake123 and Rocket Matter Intake. More recently, LexisNexis Firm Manager added an intake templates feature, although its templates cannot be sent to clients for them to fill out. Overall, most practice management platforms either […]

Obtain breakdowns of case resolutions in securities matters. In the first of its promised expansions into other practice areas following its acquisition last November by LexisNexis, Lex Machina today announced its addition of securities law to its legal analytics platform. Until today, Lex Machina had focused exclusively on intellectual property. But ever since its acquisition […]

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. Two of these may look familiar, since I just recently blogged about them. See my posts about ClariLegal and about Deftr. BusyLamp BusyLamp is a leading international […]

A new survey of solo and small law firms examines the management challenges they face and how they are responding to those challenges. Thanks to Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group, which conducted the survey, I’ve been given exclusive access to the survey results and will be reporting them in a series of […]

The legal research service Casetext is unveiling a new service today that automatically finds cases that are relevant to legal memoranda and briefs. With this unveiling, Casetext, which has been free to use ever since its 2013 launch, is also preparing to roll out its first paid subscription tiers for premium services, while keeping basic […]

The process by which law firms and corporations purchase litigation-support and e-discovery services is sometimes messy and often inefficient. Yesterday, I visited a startup, ClariLegal, that has developed a platform to simplify how these services are bought, sold and managed. ClariLegal was founded by Cash Butler, who started the company after working more than a […]

Many lawyers understand that a lack of competence in technology puts them at a competitive disadvantage. But do you also realize that it puts you at risk of ethical sanctions or malpractice? In my column this week at Above the Law, I discuss this evolving ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers and what it […]

It is now an annual tradition around this time of year: Fastcase’s announcement of its Fastcase 50, recognizing 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law. With this being the sixth year of the awards, the Fastcase 50 adds up to the Fastcase 300. And if you think they […]

Just a few days ago, I wrote about the debuts of two new legal technology blogs. Now I learn of another. Artificial Lawyer provides news and views on artificial intelligence and legal automation. It is run and written by Richard Tromans, founder of Tromans Consulting in London, although Tromans tells me he welcomes ions from other authors […]

Another Supreme Court term has come to a close. In this week’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look back on the key cases and reflect on the impact of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Helping us do that are two expert observers of the court: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal. […]