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As I reported yesterday, LexisNexis has acquired legal-research start-up Ravel Law. One of Ravel’s most significant projects over the past two years has been its collaboration with Harvard Law School to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, said to be the most comprehensive and authoritative database of American cases anywhere outside the Library […]

Last month, I wrote about Workspace Assistant, a tool from Thomson Reuters Elite that allows lawyers to perform time-management functions using voice commands through the Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Now, a second Alexa-based time tracking tool is coming to market, and it is making its debut Monday at Legaltech West Coast. Tali, as […]

In major legal-industry news, LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, the legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal information to uncover valuable insights. Rumors of the impending acquisition have been circulating for weeks. This morning, I spoke with Jeff Pfeifer, VP of product […]

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The practice management platform PracticePanther is today launching a suite of accounting tools that includes comprehensive integration with QuickBooks Online, including synchronization of all trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contacts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks Online. New features in today’s release include: Continue reading →

Just 7.5 percent of law firms say they are making use of legal artificial-intelligence tools, while another 29 percent are beginning to explore their options for using AI, according to a survey of firms with 50 or more lawyers conducted by the management consulting firm Altman Weil. However, half of these firms are actively engaging […]

The 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association, is next Monday, June 12, in Hartford. If you are a Connecticut lawyer who has not yet registered, check out the great line-up of sessions. Together with Fred Ury, I will be presenting a program, Artificial Intelligence: Preparing for the Coming Legal Revolution. We’ll […]

Last year, Florida became the first state to mandate technology CLE for lawyers. In an order that also adopted the duty of technology competence, the Supreme Court of Florida revised its minimum CLE requirements to add three hours every three years in approved technology programs. To my knowledge, no other state has followed suit and required […]

A new website called LegalOptics is using an algorithm to analyze driving-under-the-influence cases in Florida and identify the attorneys who get the best results for each judge and case type. The purpose of the site is to help consumers find the right attorney by providing a more-granular analysis of their records than simple win-loss rates. […]

Adobe yesterday introduced a scanner app for mobile devices that includes optical character recognition, so you can edit documents after you scan them. It also introduced notable updates to Adobe, including cross-device signature capture. The scanner app, Adobe Scan, is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Regular readers of this blog may remember […]

During the past week, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of presenting a four-hour program on legal ethics and technology to members of the Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar. What made this program particularly special was that it took place during a 10-day cruise along the Danube River, from Vilshofen, […]

For some time now, I’ve been meaning to write about Centerbase, a relatively new entrant to the law practice management space. Targeted at small- and mid-sized firms, Centerbase is unique for the high degree of configurability available to its users. As its website says, “We make Centerbase’s features conform to your needs, not the other […]