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Prepare last rites for The legacy legal research service will be leaving this world at the end of 2017. This week, LexisNexis began notifying customers that it will be shutting down the service over the next 12 months and moving them to the newer Lexis Advance research platform. “By kicking off this process […]

What were 2016’s most important developments in legal technology? Every year since 2013, I’ve posted my picks of the year’s top developments in legal tech (2015, 2014, 2013). As another year wraps up, it’s time to look back at 2016. What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in […]

Catching up on some recent legal technology news and announcements of interest: Tis the season to support free law. For websites that provide free and open access to law, there are still bills to pay. Two of the best of these sites are currently conducting fundraising campaigns. If you value free access to legal materials, […]

Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 614 entries. Send additions and updates to To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Company Description Country Aggregate Law Aggregate Law quickly and efficiently connects skilled project attorneys to legal work. U.S. […]

Since April, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, alongside other Native American tribes, have been protesting the construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe claims that this pipeline, which will stretch from North Dakota to Illinois along a route adjacent to their land, is a threat to their drinking water, sacred land and […]

Let us now praise the TrackPoint. If you have ever owned a ThinkPad laptop, you know exactly what I am talking about. The TrackPoint is that tiny red nub between the G and H keys on a ThinkPad keyboard that performs the function of a mouse or keyboard. Outperforms, ThinkPad aficionados will say. It provides […]

I have been helping to coordinate a competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in the first-ever Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference in March. For the first time ever, TECHSHOW is reserving a portion of its exhibition hall to showcase 12 innovative legal startups. In addition, on TECHSHOW’s opening night, […]

Readers who click on social media posts are taken to a page branded to the lawyer. For lawyers, the problem with blogs and social media is that they take time. And who has any excess of that? This is the problem that a relatively new company called Scroll aims to solve, for both large and […]

Aiming to help give legal tech startups a leg up, LexisNexis today announced the launch of a legal tech accelerator. It will be located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of its legal analytics unit, Lex Machina, and will be led by Lex Machina’s CEO Josh Becker. Josh Becker “The accelerator will leverage the vast […]

A group of law students at the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed what they call the world’s most advanced legal chatbot. Lawbot helps victims of crime by providing a preliminary assessment of their situation and then helping them understand what actions are available for them to pursue. The chatbot currently covers 26 […]

An iOS app launched earlier this year in the UK aims to be the Tinder of legal hiring, and it has been quickly building momentum, with more than 4,000 job-seeking lawyers and 100 legal employers signed up including a number of leading UK and international law firms. Called Route1, the app’s developers believe it will […]