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  An Australian company called Legaler will be at ABA Techshow this week previewing its cloud platform that will enable lawyers to provide legal advice and consultations via video chat through a feature called LiveAdvice. The platform will also serve as a client portal for lawyer-client messaging, document sharing and scheduling. Slated to launch in […]

Launching today is NextChapter, a cloud platform for bankruptcy attorneys designed to help them prepare, manage and electronically file bankruptcy cases. Its founder says it is like TurboTax for bankruptcy cases, in that it uses guided forms to help attorneys move through the preparation of bankruptcy documents. It is the first true cloud-based bankruptcy platform […]

The cloud practice management platform Rocket Matter rolled out a new product today: client intake forms for law firm websites that integrate with the Rocket Matter platform. All of the information a client or potential client enters is directly added to the firm’s contacts on Rocket Matter and can then be used to automate the […]

Tomorrow, LexisNexis Legal & Professional will announce a new, enhanced version of Lexis for Microsoft Office, an application that provides direct access to Lexis research and citation tools and Web search tools from directly within Microsoft Word and Outlook. The most significant of several new features in this release is integration with Lexis Search Advantage, […]

Wisconsin Lawyer has just published my article, The Cloud Has Landed: 10 Legal Tech Innovations and What They Mean. Here is the introduction: Innovations and advances in technology over the last five years have brought dramatic and irreversible changes to the practice of law. From cloud computing to mobile lawyering, from social media to big data, technology […]

At ABA Techshow next week, the file-sharing platform TitanFile will be demonstrating its new integration with Credeon, a highly secure, browser-based encryption technology developed by Hitachi Solutions America Ltd. The first such product targeted at the legal market, the integration allows secure sharing of files and other communications, with the user maintaining control of the […]

When we heard legal blogger and technology writer Nicole Black was coming to Boston, we said, “How about meeting for a drink?” Next thing we knew, not only are we meeting for a drink, but we are inviting any Boston legal bloggers and legal professionals who’d like to join us. And the drinks are on […]

I wrote last week about Adobe’s impending release of an all new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC, and of the broader Adobe Document Cloud with which Acrobat DC will be tightly integrated. Yesterday, the new products officially launched. Here’s the announcement: Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of its newest cloud offering, […]

If you’re planning a trip, whether for business or travel, run — or maybe I should say hop — to the iTunes store and get Hopper. Consider Hopper a Big Data tool for finding small airfares. It constantly monitors and analyzes flight prices to predict how prices will change. It uses those predictions to tell […]

The C-suite at the law firm Milberg LLP just got a little cozier. Recently, the firm announced that it had appointed Paul H. McVoy the newly established position of “chief discovery officer.” He will be responsible for guiding the firm’s lawyers, clients and co-counsel with regard to the technical aspects of discovery, the announcement said. […]

David Whelan, the former director of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center, has published a free e-book that provides an overview of the basic technology needed for a law practice. Called Law Practice Technology: An Introduction for Law Students, the book is, as the name says, intended for law students about to embark on a […]