Shpoonkle came in with a bang but went out with a whimper. When the reverse-auction site for legal services launched in March 2011, its aggressive PR campaign positioned it as the next-new thing, and many in the media bought in to Shpoonkle’s hype. The Wall Street Journal called it “eBay for lawyers.” VentureBeat called it […]

Microsoft is quietly preparing to formally launch a new practice management product for lawyers in the coming months. The product was scheduled to be announced this month but the announcement has been delayed. It now appears that the product will be rolled out at or around the time of ABA Techshow in April. Microsoft executives […]

Here is a round-up of notable news from recent weeks: Electronic filing at the Supreme Court. If you think of the Supreme Court as a judicial luddite, think again. In his year-end report on the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. revealed that the court is currently developing its own electronic filing system, which […]

A Boston-based developer of legal apps, Lawyer-Apps, has partnered with the Uniform Law Commission, the organization that drafts uniform laws and promotes their adoption by states, to release an iPad app, Family Law, that provides mobile access to the full text of the ULC’s family law acts, including the official comments and annual updates. Released this week, […]

In March, Washington state’s first class of limited license legal technicians will sit for a licensing exam. Those who pass will be licensed by the state to provide legal advice and assistance to clients in domestic relations without the supervision of a lawyer. Over time, Washington plans to license LLLTs in other practice areas as […]

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 […]