(Click to view larger) This is another in a series of posts about the findings of a new survey of small-solo law firm management conducted by Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group to which Thomson Reuters has given me exclusive access. Today I am going to discuss what the survey found about small-firm technology. Prior […]

Among my dubious claims to fame was having had my over-sized visage plastered on a full-page ad that ran in the New York Law Journal in 2011. The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The reason I was in the ad was that I […]

The American Bar Association says it will launch a website this fall called Blueprint designed to help solo and small firm lawyers manage the complexities of their legal practices by helping them find the products and services they need at affordable prices. The site will be open to all lawyers, not just ABA members, but will […]

Hartman. Last week in my column at Above the Law, I wrote about the ABA’s just-issued Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States. The column elicited an email from Eddie Hartman, co-founder of LegalZoom, who wanted to respond. We ended up discussing the report over the course of several emails in which Hartman shared […]

Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton delivers the opening keynote at last year’s conference. One of my favorite legal technology events to attend is the Clio Cloud Conference. After the 2014 conference, I wrote that it was one of the best legal technology conferences I had ever attended. After last year’s, I said that it was […]

Pokémon Go is the latest craze sweeping the world. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app produced 15 million downloads in just its first week. Unfortunately, the popular app has also raised a host of legal issues, from trespassing to muggings to accidents on foot and on the road. On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, […]

Recent legal developments have brought both good news and bad news for Avvo. Let’s start with the bad news. Earlier this year, Avvo launched Avvo Legal Services, a service offering fixed-fee, limited-scope legal help through a network of attorneys. In an earlier post, I explained how this works: Avvo sets the services to be provided […]

How small firms characterize their success. I’ve been writing about the findings of a new survey of small-solo law firm management conducted by Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group to which Thomson Reuters has given me exclusive access. Today I am going to discuss what firms say about their goals and priorities, how they measure […]

The ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services released its much-anticipated report on Saturday, calling for broad changes in how legal services are delivered and accessed. At the same time, however, the report hedged its recommendations on some of the key issues facing the profession. My verdict on the commission’s report is mixed. You […]

As I continue to track the states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence, I have two more to add, bringing the total to 23. Last week, Wisconsin became the latest state to adopt the duty, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. On July 21, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin adopted […]