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At the annual meeting of the American Bar Association next week in San Francisco, Linda A. Klein, managing shareholder for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, will take office as ABA president. As she prepares to take office, Klein joins us on the latest Lawyer2Lawyer podcast to share a preview of her agenda […]

It’s been a long, strange road for Matter Center for Office 365, Microsoft’s practice management platform, but there is good news at last, as it finally becomes available in the cloud to law firms of any size. It was January 2015 when I first reported that Microsoft was quietly preparing to launch such a platform. […]

Recently in my column at Above the Law, I provided an overview of a new survey of small-solo law firm management conducted by Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group. I promised to follow-up with subsequent posts here in order to drill down deeper into the data, to which Thomson Reuters has given me […]

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 […]