Jake Heller, founder and CEO, and Laura Safdie, chief operating officer and general counsel. The legal research service Casetext is announcing today that it has closed on a $12 million Series B funding round. Excluding e-discovery companies, it is one of the largest investments in a legal technology startup ever. The only two larger that I could […]

Click the plus icon from anywhere in the app to add new items or messages. View your calendar events and tasks. The home page provides an at-a-glance overview of your day. View details of calendar events. View and manage tasks. At ABA Techshow last week, MyCase, the cloud-based practice management platform, previewed the new version […]

Clio CEO Jack Newton introduces the Techshow keynote with the CEOs of Avvo, Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom. After 31 years, ABA Techshow is the granddaddy of legal technology conferences. That can be both a blessing and a curse. Amid a surge of legal-tech-conference upstarts, the challenge for Techshow is not merely to stay relevant, but […]

President Trump has been vocal about his disdain for the press, vowing to toughen libel laws and crack down on so-called fake news. But how far can he go in curtailing the freedom of the press? That is our topic this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer. Joining us to help flesh out […]

Daymond John, the self-made multimillionaire founder of the FUBU clothing company and a star of the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Law Firm 500 conference and award ceremony Oct. 20 and 21 in Boca Raton, Fla. SHARK TANK – Daymond John is a “Shark” […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about a legal startup that appeared to shut down after I questioned its management. As of this morning, its two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. You can check them out at LawTova.com and LawTovaServices.com. Of course, this development doesn’t change the questions I […]

Out today is a significant enhancement to an app that may forever change how you read and annotate complex documents — at least if you use an iPad and especially if you use an iPad Pro. The app is called LiquidText and it has been available since 2015. Since coming on the market, it has […]

The cloud practice management platform Rocket Matter today is announcing a deep integration with Microsoft Office 365, enabling two-way Outlook calendar and contact synchronization and the ability to save emails and Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents directly into Rocket Matter. Rocket Matter previously integrated with Outlook through an add-in, but this new integration is easier […]

If you are attending ABA Techshow this week, be sure not to miss a special opening night event — the first-ever startup pitch contest. On Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., during the Techshow opening reception in the exhibit hall, 12 legal technology startups will face off in a fast-paced, bracketed “March Madness” pitch […]

Westlaw and LexisNexis are typically viewed as the dominant leaders among legal research services. But a recent survey found that Fastcase is in a virtual dead heat with Westlaw and LexisNexis among smaller-firm lawyers. The just-released information comes from a survey conducted in 2016 by law practice management company Clio. The survey asked Clio users […]

[Update 3/15/17: As of this morning, LawTova’s two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. This development doesn’t invalidate the questions I raise below about LawTova’s connections to QuickLegal, another startup that shut down amid fraud allegations concerning its owner. If anything, this makes those questions all the more important.] A […]