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“This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface of this new app will now drive development of the UI for Rocket Matter’s web version and its […]

It is not too late to register for the Clio Cloud Conference next Monday and Tuesday in Chicago. I attended and spoke at the first Clio conference last year and can attest to the fact that it was well worth attending. This year’s conference looks even better than last year’s, with keynote speakers Richard Susskind, […]

Fujitsu today is releasing its newest scanner, the ScanSnap iX100, and it is a mobile lawyer’s dream. Lightweight and battery operated, it scans wirelessly to any computer, iOS or Android device, producing high-quality scans at a fast speed. Wireless scanning is nothing new, of course, but what distinguishes the iX100 is that it doesn’t even […]

Nearly half of law firms were infected with viruses, spyware or malware last year, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. At the same time, only a quarter of law firms had any kind of email encryption available for their lawyers to use, the survey found. Also, 14% of law firms experienced a […]

Abacus Data Systems, the San Diego company long known for its AbacusLaw practice management system, branched off in a whole new direction today with the launch of Abacus Private Cloud (APC), a secure, hosted, cloud-based environment for law firms to run all their technology and applications. The idea is to free law firms from the burdens […]

It has been four years since LexisNexis unveiled its first Lexis Advance product, originally called Lexis Advance for Solos. It followed that a year later with the formal launch in December 2011 of Lexis Advance, its next-generation legal research platform marked by a streamlined and simplified interface and Google-like universal search. In the years since, […]

For the second successive year, the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers, according to the 2014 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The most popular business app among lawyers this year is LinkedIn, the survey said. Among lawyers who reported having downloaded a legal-specific app, 36.5% listed Fastcase. Last year, […]

Does your company or law firm believe in supporting access to justice? If so, have I got an opportunity for you. As many of you know, this year I am president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, a legal charity that supports access to justice programs operating throughout Massachusetts. This is the MBF’s 50th anniversary year. […]

The number of lawyers with legal blogs is dwindling, according to the latest Legal Technology Survey Report from the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. For 2014, 24% of respondents in the annual survey said that their firms have blogs, down from 27% in 2013. Asked whether they personally maintain a legal blog, 8% […]

Last month, I wrote about A2J Author, a tool used by legal aid programs and others to create automated guided interviews to assist people in need of legal help. It is primarily used to help self-represented individuals create court and legal forms, for online intake at legal services programs, and to help guide individuals to […]

Last February, I reviewed PacerPro, which I described as a better way to search federal court records than PACER. This free search tool provides an interface to PACER, while actually improving on the service with features such as real-time universal search, aggregated search results and one-click downloads of entire dockets. In the last week, there […]