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NetDocuments, a cloud-based document and email management service used by many law firms, has acquired the enterprise email management system Decisiv Email from Recommind, it announced this morning. Decisiv is an enterprise email management system that employs computer-assisted predictive email filing to tag and file messages for easier storage and retrieval. The acquisition includes Decisiv […]

In my post last week, The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2014, I said that email encryption is now a “must-have tool for lawyers.” Yet, as I’ve also noted here, only a minority of lawyers use encryption. Part of the reason for this, no doubt, is that encryption can be cumbersome. This, in […]

Last year, I posted my picks for the 10 most important legal technology developments of 2013. In many ways, this year’s big legal tech stories were continuations of last year’s. Last year, for example, I wrote about the cloud having come into its own, about competence in legal technology becoming a necessity, about mobile becoming […]

With the end of the year, I like to look back and see which of my posts generated the most traffic during the year. I rank these based on total page views, not unique visitors. I have two lists here. First I list the 10 most popular posts of 2014, listing only posts first published […]

Here is a round-up of notable news from the last couple weeks: TechnoLawyer has announced its TL NewsWire Top 10 and 25 Products of 2015. Its top pick of the year: pdfDocs 4.1 from DocsCorp, which TechnoLawyer praises as designed specifically for law firms and able to handle all the basics while also providing advanced […]

We often mark the debut of law-related websites and products here, but this post is about two sites — both previously reviewed here — that are closing down as 2014 comes to an end. One of the products that impressed me earlier this year at ABA Techshow was LawPal, a cloud-based project management tool. Created […]

I am often contacted by vendors interested in advertising on LawSites. While I am more than happy to have their ads, I am not comfortable with dealing with them directly, given that my focus here is on reviewing vendors’ products and websites. In the past, I avoided direct dealings with advertisers by using the advertising […]

The return address on the envelope was Washington, D.C. When I slipped it open, there was the smiling visage of Chief Justice John Roberts, framed by a festive holiday wreath, next to the message: Happy Holidays! Here’s what the Supreme Court has been up to. But when I opened it, something was not right. It […]

If it is lots of bells and whistles you want in a practice-management application, then read no further. But if you are a solo or small-firm lawyer in the market for a simple, affordable practice-management program that handles all the basics of case management, consider CaseManagerĀ from GoodCase Apps Ltd. Let’s start with the price. Most […]

If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift suggestions for lawyers. The essential list is Reid Trautz’s annual Holiday Gift […]

SinceĀ its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That progress continued today with the roll-out of three new features: document storage and management, pre-defined workflows and case notes. I first saw CosmoLex […]