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It might strike you as corny to hear that a legal technology conference kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a bevy of hip-looking Millennials, all clad in the conference’s official black T-shirt, swarming en masse into the auditorium-sized room where some 600 legal professionals have assembled to hear the keynote, dancing and singing and jumping […]

The cloud-based practice management platform MyCase has added a new feature, MyCase Payments, that allows MyCase users to accept e-check payments from their clients. The feature, built directly into the MyCase platform, is designed to help lawyers get paid more quickly. The new feature works with MyCase’s legal billing capabilities and allows lawyers to accept […]

On Monday, I wrote here about several new features and integrations that Clio announced at its annual Clio Cloud Conference. Yesterday, there was another announcement: Clio is partnering with CuroLegal, an outsourcing and consulting firm, to provide professional services to assist law firms with software configuration and customization, on-site training, data migration and custom application […]

In a recent post, I wrote about Casetext’s new initiative to use crowdsourcing to help build out its WeCite citator service. Its idea was to turn it into a game with law students as the primary players. As I explained then, all someone has to do to participate is read the relevant sections of a […]

The cloud-based practice-management company Clio kicked off its annual Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago today with announcements of two new features and eight new integrations with third-party applications. In the conference’s opening keynote, Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton announced the two new features: Campaign Tracker, a marketing tool that enables firms to track return on […]

The Supreme Court of Illinois yesterday adopted the ethical duty of technology competence, making it the 15th state (by my count) to have adopted the 2012 amendment to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The Illinois change mirrors the Model Rule and amends Comment 8 to Rule 1.1, Competence, to read (changed text is underlined): […]

Last May, in a post here, I reviewed the new Adobe Acrobat DC, the all-new version of the popular PDF software. (I also have a more extensive review in Law Practice magazine.) The “DC” in the name stands for Document Cloud and this latest version of Acrobat is designed to tightly integrate with the cloud, […]

I wrote here last week about ModioLegal, a service that partners with legal publishers to convert news articles and current-awareness content to audio that subscribers can access through their smart phones or computers. Now, the folks at ModioLegal have added the audio of my post about them to their service, as a sample of how it works. […]

Here are some stories of note this week from the world of legal technology and the legal web: Platform aims to make legal services more affordable. A new cloud-based platform called PlanetXLaw aims to help lawyers deliver legal services more affordably to low and moderate income consumers. The platform is unique in that it collects the intake […]

Last June, AppFolio, the Goleta, Calif.-based company that owns MyCase, the cloud-based practice-management platform, completed an initial public offering in which it raised some $74 million. I cannot think of a major IPO in the legal industry in recent memory. So what does this mean for MyCase and what does it mean for the legal industry […]