On this Friday the 13th, catching up on some of the week’s news and updates: How AI And Crowdsourcing Are Remaking The Legal Profession. Fast Company writer Sean Captain picks up on recent posts of mine about legal startups (here and here) and goes in deeper, looking at three of the startups leading the charge: […]

Legal research company Fastcase yesterday filed a motion asking for summary judgment in its lawsuit against rival Casemaker over copyright in Georgia  state regulations. The motion alleges that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and asks the U.S. District Court in Atlanta to enter a judgment declaring that Casemaker has no […]

I recently reported that Adobe would be rolling out Box and OneDrive integrations for Acrobat DC on the desktop. As of yesterday, those integrations are live. From the Home tab within Acrobat DC, click Add Account to add a Box or OneDrive account. You may have to download the latest version of DC to see this option, […]

New data released today and a companion website rank the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico  on the degree to which they use best practices for ensuring access to justice. Compiled by the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School, the Justice Index 2016 paints a dramatic picture of […]

An offshore investment scandal known as the Panama Papers has taken the world by storm. The controversy centers around the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its connections to high-ranking political figures, their relatives, celebrities, and business figures, including Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. Recently, a German newspaper announced that 11.5 million confidential documents […]

Free Law Project has launched a database of biographical information on some 8,500 federal and state judges. The database can be searched through Free Law Project’s Courtlistener. It also can be downloaded as bulk data or accessed via APIs (application programming interface, for interacting with other software applications). Free Law Project is a nonprofit devoted to providing […]

For the source of this image, see below. Here is a round-up of some of the news from recent weeks: It’s Bashman’s birthday. Happy birthday to Howard Bashman’s How Appealing blog, which turns 14 today. Here it began. On Wednesday, Bashman teased an announcement he’d be making today, so be sure to check his blog. UPDATE: […]

When I first reviewed TheFormTool in 2012, I called it smart, simple document assembly. My opinion has not changed. TheFormTool is an add-on to Microsoft Word that makes it easy to create document templates and generate documents using those templates. The basic version of TheFormTool was then and still is completely free. Even the more […]

When last I visited Cheetah, the new legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer, it was for a review I wrote for the ABA Journal. At the time, the new platform covered only three practice areas: securities and corporate, antitrust and competition, and litigation, with tax and intellectual property due out next. This week, Cheetah for […]

I know, I know. We’re all already sick of hearing about robot lawyers and how artificial intelligence is the next new thing that will change the practice of law. Eric Laughlin However, when I learned that no less a bastion of legal publishing and technology than Thomson Reuters was getting into the AI game, I […]