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A few weeks ago I wrote about the launch by Rocket Matter of client-intake forms for law firm websites. As I’ve looked further into this topic, I’ve realized there are very few options for lawyers who are looking for an online client-intake system. In fact, as far as I’ve been able to find, there are […]

I reported here last month that Adobe had officially launched an all-new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC. In the weeks since, I have been able to try it out and I am impressed with what I have seen. Its usability and interface are dramatic improvements over prior versions of Acrobat. It includes new […]

During its brief four-year lifespan, Clearspire was hailed as the firm that would disrupt the traditional law firm business model. Although the firm closed down a year ago, that hope of disruption remains alive, embodied in an updated version of the technology platform that powered the firm and that is soon to be rolled out […]

Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts of hypotheses, most more or less pointing to the same conclusion, which is that blogging — at […]

Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your network of connections. But there’s one problem: The tool will no longer function after the end of April. […]

Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five nominated legal sites are: ABA Journal. Jurist Legal News and Research. Cooley LLP’s CooleyGo. TSMP Law Corporation, […]

If you haven’t watched Better Call Saul then, well, you’d better. The Breaking Bad spin-off features the travails of Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, an ethically challenged advocate for whoever will pay his fee. This is a lawyer whose every action seems tailored for a law school ethics exam. But just how ethical or not […]

At ABA Techshow this week, the cloud practice management application Clio launched a dedicated iPad app. Above is a slideshow of screencaps from the new app. The app allows users to: Get full access to their case files. View a case file’s timeline of events. Track and add time and expenses. Access their matters and […]

Lots of news over the past week, thanks to the confluence of three major conferences: ABA Techshow in Chicago, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division in Honolulu, and the Legal Marketing Association annual conference in San Diego. I’ve already reported on some of it, but here are some other announcements from the week: […]

For some time now, the practice management Clio has been expanding the capabilities it offers its customers partly through integrations with third-party applications. An interesting integration announced today is between Clio and Fundbox, a service that advances payments to small businesses against their outstanding invoices. The integration will enable Clio users to instantly clear outstanding […]

When I learned that yet another cloud practice management platform would be launching at ABA Techshow, I was skeptical. After all, there are already a number of worthy products in this space. But after seeing a preview of the new platform, which is called Zola, I was impressed. Earlier this week, Fred Cohen, a cofounder […]