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The legal research service Casemaker has partnered with the international legal research service vLex in a joint licensing agreement that gives clients of both companies access to more of the world’s laws. The agreement enables Casemaker clients for the first time to search for international case law and materials directly from Casemaker’s website. vLex clients […]

It was nine years ago this month that Rocket Matter introduced the first cloud-based practice-management platform, followed a week later by Clio. The two companies brought about a sea change in how lawyers manage their practices and use the cloud. Recently, I sat down with Rocket Matter’s founding partner and CEO Larry Port for what […]

Heather Nevitt Gina Passarella One month after it laid off the top editors of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines, ALM has named new editors to take the helms of those publications. Heather Nevitt, who has been editor-in-chief of ALM’s Texas Lawyer since 2013, has been named executive editor of Corporate Counsel and Inside […]

On Friday afternoon, I was privileged to witness something remarkable. An American Bar Association committee tasked with crystal-balling the future of law practice suddenly pivoted to address a problem very much in the present and, in a matter of a few hours, solved it. As I made the long drive home from Legaltech in New […]

It was a whirlwind several days at Legaltech in New York last week. As expected, a number of companies announced roll-outs of new products or enhancements to existing ones. This blog already reported some of these last week. Here are others I haven’t yet covered. See also my post yesterday at Above the Law, which […]

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his timing is impeccable. On the very day that the president signed his controversial executive order targeting sanctuary cities, we were scheduled to record a Lawyer 2 Lawyer episode on that very topic. The signing of the order, just hours before we recorded, helped fuel what certainly would already […]

Molly McDonough, a veteran news reporter and editor, has been named editor and publisher of the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. The appointment was officially announced yesterday by ABA Executive Director Jack L. Rives to the Board of Governors during the ABA’s midyear meeting currently underway in Miami. “I’m very […]

As lawyers across the country mobilize to respond to an onslaught of immigration and civil rights issues, some legal vendors are stepping up and offering those lawyers free access to their products and services. These are the ones I know of. Tell me of others and I’ll add them here (ambrogi-at-gmail.com). Casetext. The legal research […]

A week ago, I reported here that that a federal judge in Georgia had dismissed without prejudice Fastcase’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia state regulations. Yesterday, Fastcase refiled the suit. The court had dismissed Fastcase’s lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction on two grounds. One was that, because Casemaker […]

At Legaltech in New York today, LexisNexis is unveiling a new cloud-based version of Lexis for Microsoft Office that is natively designed to work with Microsoft Office 365. The new version provides direct access to Lexis research and citation tools from directly within Microsoft Word Online from both desktop and mobile devices. This should be […]

FoundationLab, a Boston-based digital product design studio whose clients include a number of law firms and legal tech start-ups, has acquired Functional Imperative, an application development company in Toronto, Canada, that also has several legal clients, including the Canadian Legal Information Institute, the law firm Fasken Martineau, and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. […]