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The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. The survey found that 26 percent of firms have blogs. That number has remained effectively unchanged for 2016, 2015, […]

A month ago in my column at Above the Law, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. We received a number of entries and the judges have narrowed them down to 20. Now your votes will select the final 12. The 12 startups that […]

This is a screencap taking during a demo I was given last week by Brian Howard, Lex Machina’s legal data scientist. The legal analytics company Lex Machina is announcing today its expansion into a third practice area, antitrust law. This follows its expansion in July to add securities law. Until its acquisition last year by […]

I’ve published a couple of posts so far on the recently released Legal Technology Survey Report from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center — one post about cloud computing and another about mobile apps and devices. Now I’ve gone through the survey to find what it reveals about trends in e-discovery. I’ve published that post […]

Below are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions and updates to To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Also, I’ve reformatted the list to make it easier to use and nicer to look at. Previously, the list was an embedded Excel spreadsheet. I […]


In the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply a convenience, it’s a necessity. That’s why practice management tools were invented. […]

The new start page displays information in colored tiles, similar to the style of Windows 10. If your first order of business today is researching Canadian immigration law, you may be able to do it on an all-new research platform. The legal research company Fastcase has begun a broad rollout of its all-new version, Fastcase […]

The most popular legal-specific smartphone app among lawyers is Westlaw (maybe) and the most popular smartphone among lawyers is the iPhone, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report just out from the American Bar Association. Only 40 percent of lawyers say they have ever downloaded a legal-specific smartphone app, but of those who have, […]

I wrote here yesterday about the finding of the ABA’s 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report that only 38 percent of lawyers say they use the cloud for law-related tasks. How likely is that number to be accurate? Not very, I suspect. In a separate post yesterday that I published at Above the Law, I try […]

Just 38 percent of lawyers use cloud computing for law-related tasks, according to the just-released 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. That is only slightly more lawyers using the cloud than in the three prior years, when the percentage stayed at about 31 percent. Fifty-three percent of lawyers […]

Last May, this blog covered the major redesign of its website by the CLE provider Lawline. Now, Lawline has released a new mobile app, allowing lawyers to complete their CLE anywhere via an iPhone. The app enables Lawline members to download any of their audio courses to an iPhone so they can listen to courses […]