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One of Canada’s oldest legal publishers is about to launch what could turn out to be the country’s most cutting-edge and comprehensive legal research suite. Last November, Maritime Law Book Ltd., a Canadian case law publisher founded in 1969, came under new ownership, led by a new CEO, Colin Lachance, the former president and CEO […]

I happened to catch this picture of Arredondo at work during a visit last week to the Casetext offices. Every year at its annual meeting, the American Association of Law Libraries presents an award for the new product of the year. This week, it announced that this year’s honoree will be Pablo Arredondo, vice president […]

Since at least 2013, the website of Judicata has been teasing visitors with the promise of a better legal research service. “We’re mapping the legal genome to help you better understand the law,” said its home page. The San Francisco-based company was started even earlier, in November 2011. Along the way, it picked up some […]

Now you can add bills for accounts payable within CosmoLex. CosmoLex today released an update to its cloud-based practice management platform that adds a new module for managing a law firm’s accounts payable. While some desktop practice management systems include accounts payable functions, this is the first cloud-based platform to add this, as far I […]

A few weeks ago in my column at Above the Law, I wrote about the growing number of law-related chatbots. “Suddenly, it seems, new law-related chatbots are springing up regularly,” I wrote. “It is premature to say they are taking off in the legal industry, but they are certainly making a splash and drawing attention.” […]

Wolters Kluwer today announced that Jonah Paransky has been named executive vice president and general manager of its ELM Solutions business, a part of its Governance, Risk & Compliance group. ELM Solutions provides enterprise legal management software to facilitate workflow and collaboration in law firms, corporate legal departments and insurance claims organizations. Paransky was formerly […]

On Friday, I moderated a webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, sponsored by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division. If you’re interested, the ABA has now posted the recording of the webinar at the above link, where it is free to view. The theme of the webinar was how litigators can benefit […]

If you’ve always imagined yourself on stage at a TED-style event, this could be your chance. The ABA Center for Innovation is seeking proposals for talks on legal innovation to be presented during a special Spotlight event at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City on Aug. 12, 2017. The center will select 10 speakers, each […]

On April 18, in the largest simultaneous dismissal of cases in U.S. history, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed more than 21,000 low-level drug cases connected to the drug lab scandal that involved Annie Dookhan, a former chemist of a Massachusetts crime lab who admitted to falsifying evidence. After an investigation into Annie Dookhan and […]

The College of Law Practice Management is seeking nominations for its annual InnovAction Awards, which honor innovations in law practice management and the delivery of legal services. Nominations are sought of lawyers, law firms, law departments, nonprofits, tech companies, students, and others worldwide who have invented something or successfully applied innovative practices to the delivery of […]

In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the memory hole was where government officials deposited politically inconvenient documents for destruction. From 2002 to 2009, the website The Memory Hole served the opposite purpose, rescuing government and corporate files from disappearance or obscurity. The site garnered controversy in 2004, when it published photographs of the coffins of service […]