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When it comes to identifying a group of lawyers who are particularly fussy about file security, it is hard to imagine a better example than the U.S. Department of Justice. These, after all, are the lawyers who handle the nation’s most sensitive criminal and civil matters. For that reason, it is notable that the DOJ […]

A new website has launched with an intriguing premise: Provide all the technology tools a lawyer needs in a single, integrated platform — from lead generation to legal research to case management and more. For the new site, called CaseEdge, that does not mean it plans to build every one of those tools. Rather, its […]

Of the nine candidates in Washington state who took the licensing exam to become the nation’s first-ever limited license legal technicians (LLLTs), seven passed and will now have their names submitted to the Supreme Court of Washington for the court to issue an order granting their admission to practice. This historic program seeks to help […]

No, Thomson Reuters is not about to go out of business or shut down its Westlaw legal research service. But it is about to shut down Westlaw Classic, as the original version has been called ever since the introduction of WestlawNext. As of August 31, 2015, Westlaw Classic will go the way of New Coke, […]

Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division. The conference will take place June 4, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at MCLE in Boston. […]

If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of electronic filing (NEF). The orders denied Sidley’s post-trial motions filed on behalf […]

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. […]