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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 or can be purchased as a downloadable e-book for $42.50. Written by Rick Kabra, CEO of CosmoLex, […]

ALM Media — the company that publishes the website and leading legal magazines such as The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel — has laid off several top editors. The layoffs were first reported by Casey Sullivan at Big Law Business. An email this morning confirmed some of the layoffs. Among the departures are Kim […]

[Update: See my hands-on review of the LegalBoard and a video unboxing.] Brian Potts had me at the section symbol. The lawyer and founder of Pro-Boards LLC was explaining why he has developed the LegalBoard, a computer keyboard designed specifically for lawyers, which he will formally introduce tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las […]

In their ongoing competition to win over bar associations as the legal-research member benefit, Fastcase is starting 2017 with an unprecedented victory over Casemaker. Just six months after the Minnesota State Bar Association left Fastcase and switched to Casemaker, it is going back to Fastcase in response to demand by its members. “Our members offered […]

As 2016 draws to a close,  I thought I would perform an exercise of idle curiosity and look back at which of my posts were most popular during the year. I rank these based on total page views, not unique visitors. I have two lists here. First I list the 10 most popular posts of […]

As this blog continues to follow the states that adopt the duty of technology competence for lawyers, there is another to add: Colorado. That brings to 26 the number of states that have adopted some version of Comment 8 to ABA Model Rule 1.1. Actually, Colorado adopted the rule last April. I missed that one […]

My gift for the holidays was to discover that this blog was included in a clever holiday verse from John J. DiGilio, editor of Pinhawk’s Librarian News Digest and senior director of research and intelligence at LibSource. If you don’t subscribe to this digest, you should. Not only is it free, but it’s a great […]