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Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. ArxLaw A cloud based platform, designed with and for law firms that handle medical-legal cases, to manage their clients’ medical records, including full imaging capabilities. Sharing […]

Making its debut this week is the Now Counsel Network, a service that matches solo and small-firm attorneys with experienced freelance lawyers who can provide help on a temporary or project basis. NCN was founded by Lisa Solomon, a lawyer (and longtime friend of mine) who has practiced exclusively as a freelance lawyer since 1996, […]

I have been tracking here the states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers. I have just learned of one more state that has adopted the duty. That brings the total number of states to 21. The latest state is North Dakota, where the Supreme Court ordered adoption effective March 1, […]

In my column earlier this week at Above the Law, I wrote that I could think of only two U.S. publications dedicated to the subject of legal technology. One was Legal Tech Newsletter, published by the Law Journal Newsletters division of ALM. Well, strike that. I learned today that ALM is rebranding Legal Tech Newsletter […]

NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management platform for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced its integration with Microsoft Office 365. The integration allows users to create or open Word, Excel or PowerPoint files stored in NetDocuments using Office Online web apps or Office mobile apps, and then save them back to NetDocuments […]

A Boston company that helps inventors and small companies enforce their patents filed a series of lawsuits this week against e-discovery company kCura, developer of the Relativity search and review platform, and several of kCura’s partners, alleging violation of a patent for concept-based visual presentation of search results. The plaintiff, Blackbird Technologies, a company formed […]

Another lawsuit has been filed against QuickLegal, this one by a California attorney who says that the company failed to pay stock and wages due him for his work as QuickLegal’s general counsel in 2014. Justin C. Lowenthal, a lawyer in Davis, Calif., filed suit this week in U.S. District Court in San Francisco asking […]

Today is the kick-off of Legaltech West Coast in San Francisco. After seeing the conference’s press registration list, it has me wondering where all the full-time legal technology journalists have gone. It’s the subject of my column today at Above the Law: This Week in Legal Tech: Where Are The Legal Tech Journalists?  

A post here in April reported that the practice management platform MyCase would soon be adding a feature to allow lawyers to accept credit card payments from clients directly through the MyCase application. This week, that feature went live. The MyCase Payments feature already allowed online e-check payments directly from a client’s checking account. With this […]

The practice management platform Clio today is introducing Trust Requests, a feature that helps lawyers create and track requests to clients for payments of funds into trust accounts. The feature operates in much the same way as Clio’s invoicing system, but along an entirely separate accounting stream to keep trust deposits and payments separate from […]