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Right click on a Worldox file name to send to Workshare. The document-management system Worldox and the document-collaboration system Workshare last week announced a jointly developed product that will allow Worldox customers to securely synchronize, share and collaborate on documents outside the Worldox system while still maintaining control of the documents within Worldox. Called Worldox Connect […]

Not surprisingly, artificial intelligence was all the rage at last week’s ILTACON – the topic of several educational sessions and the promised ingredient of many new products. But one company introduced a unique take: A self-service AI portal to enable law firms to train an AI robot to perform custom tasks. The new product, called […]

The web browser is the Achilles’ Heel of law firm security. The National Vulnerability Database operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology lists more than 800 results for the search term “browser.” The problem with browsers is that they open a very wide door for malicious code to be executed on your computer […]

When Adam McDonell practiced law, he saw inefficiency in the way firms and legal departments assign and allocate work to associates and staff attorneys. His new product, Salladore, is his attempt to streamline the assignment process. Last week at ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association, I had a chance to speak […]

I spent the last week at ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. It was a massive conference. Not sure if this is correct, but someone told me that the attendance exceeded 4,000. There were nearly 200 exhibitors and close to that many educational sessions. Over the next couple days, I will […]

This week on the podcast Law Technology Now, I talk with Graham Smith-Bernal, founder and CEO of Opus 2 International, about his career and the evolution of the electronic courtroom. After dropping out of school at 16, Smith-Bernal founded what became the UK’s largest court reporting agency. While still in his 20s, he sold the agency […]

Has Legalist finally found its niche? Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. Then, in July, Techcrunch reported that the site had changed its focus, and instead planned to become a sort-of Google […]

Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence Arbitrator Intelligence aims to promote transparency, fairness, and accountability in the selection of international arbitrators by increasing and equalizing access to critical […]

Vendors attending next week’s annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association are invited to join me and other legal technology writers and editors for a legal media panel discussion Monday afternoon. The panel is part of an afternoon vendor education program produced by ILTA and the marketing/PR firm InsideLegal. The full program runs from […]

Think your legal blog is award-worthy? The Expert Institute is running its second annual Best Legal Blog Contest, with prizes awarded to the top three blogs in each category. Here’s the catch: You can’t nominate yourself. A colleague, reader, friend or someone else has to nominate you. And the more nominations you get, the more […]

Eleven years ago, two respected e-discovery consultants, George J. Socha Jr. and Tom Gelbmann, founded the Electronic Discovery Reference Model as a project to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery field. In the years since, it has become one of the field’s leading standards organizations, perhaps best known for its ubiquitous […]