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Daymond John, the self-made multimillionaire founder of the FUBU clothing company and a star of the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Law Firm 500 conference and award ceremony Oct. 20 and 21 in Boca Raton, Fla. SHARK TANK – Daymond John is a “Shark” […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about a legal startup that appeared to shut down after I questioned its management. As of this morning, its two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. You can check them out at and Of course, this development doesn’t change the questions I […]

Out today is a significant enhancement to an app that may forever change how you read and annotate complex documents — at least if you use an iPad and especially if you use an iPad Pro. The app is called LiquidText and it has been available since 2015. Since coming on the market, it has […]

The cloud practice management platform Rocket Matter today is announcing a deep integration with Microsoft Office 365, enabling two-way Outlook calendar and contact synchronization and the ability to save emails and Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents directly into Rocket Matter. Rocket Matter previously integrated with Outlook through an add-in, but this new integration is easier […]

If you are attending ABA Techshow this week, be sure not to miss a special opening night event — the first-ever startup pitch contest. On Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., during the Techshow opening reception in the exhibit hall, 12 legal technology startups will face off in a fast-paced, bracketed “March Madness” pitch […]

Westlaw and LexisNexis are typically viewed as the dominant leaders among legal research services. But a recent survey found that Fastcase is in a virtual dead heat with Westlaw and LexisNexis among smaller-firm lawyers. The just-released information comes from a survey conducted in 2016 by law practice management company Clio. The survey asked Clio users […]

[Update 3/15/17: As of this morning, LawTova’s two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. This development doesn’t invalidate the questions I raise below about LawTova’s connections to QuickLegal, another startup that shut down amid fraud allegations concerning its owner. If anything, this makes those questions all the more important.] A […]

The parties to a putative class action lawsuit claiming that the federal courts’ PACER system routinely overcharges for document downloads have asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for more time to engage in settlement discussions, agreeing that discussions so far have been productive. A scheduling order had required that the parties complete their preliminary […]

Two organizations have teamed up to launch a website to help veterans appeal denials of Veterans Affairs benefits. Through the site, veterans can either appeal their cases on their own or request a free attorney to help with the appeal. The site, at, was launched this week by The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, […]

Well, maybe not everything. But in the latest episode of the podcast Law Technology Now, I speak with Adriana Linares, the chair of Techshow 2017, about what to expect at this year’s conference, which is next week, March 15-18, in Chicago. Linares, a law practice consultant when she’s not organizing Techshow, discusses the panels, special […]

Add Tennessee to the list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence, bringing the total to 27 states. And keep an eye on our neighbors to the north — Canada may be on its way to adopting a parallel duty. (See the full tally of states here.) In Tennessee, the Supreme Court […]