A Boston company that helps inventors and small companies enforce their patents filed a series of lawsuits this week against e-discovery company kCura, developer of the Relativity search and review platform, and several of kCura’s partners, alleging violation of a patent for concept-based visual presentation of search results. The plaintiff, Blackbird Technologies, a company formed […]

Another lawsuit has been filed against QuickLegal, this one by a California attorney who says that the company failed to pay stock and wages due him for his work as QuickLegal’s general counsel in 2014. Justin C. Lowenthal, a lawyer in Davis, Calif., filed suit this week in U.S. District Court in San Francisco asking […]

Today is the kick-off of Legaltech West Coast in San Francisco. After seeing the conference’s press registration list, it has me wondering where all the full-time legal technology journalists have gone. It’s the subject of my column today at Above the Law: This Week in Legal Tech: Where Are The Legal Tech Journalists?  

A post here in April reported that the practice management platform MyCase would soon be adding a feature to allow lawyers to accept credit card payments from clients directly through the MyCase application. This week, that feature went live. The MyCase Payments feature already allowed online e-check payments directly from a client’s checking account. With this […]

The practice management platform Clio today is introducing Trust Requests, a feature that helps lawyers create and track requests to clients for payments of funds into trust accounts. The feature operates in much the same way as Clio’s invoicing system, but along an entirely separate accounting stream to keep trust deposits and payments separate from […]

Bluford is seated in the front row, second from left. The case of legal startup QuickLegal and its CEO Derek Bluford keeps getting curiouser. As I first reported in a post here two weeks ago, the CEO of this California-based startup – who was slated to be featured during a lightning round on legal innovation […]

In the legal-startups category of “here today, gone tomorrow,” lawyer-bidding sites rank right at the top. Just last year, in a single post here, I wrote about the demise of one such site, Shpoonkle, which had launched in 2011 to much fanfare, and the debut of another such site, Lawtendr. A year later, Lawtendr too […]

Fujitsu today unveiled ScanSnap Cloud, a feature that allows scanning directly to popular cloud services, without the need for a computer or mobile device. The feature works with either the ScanSnap iX500 desktop scanner or the iX100 portable scanner and is free for current users of either model. As of today’s launch, it allows scanning to […]

I mentioned last month that I would be joining the Above the Law network and contributing a weekly column there. My new column debuted there today. In addition to the obligatory self-introduction, I kicked it off with a description of six things I believe make a good legal technology product. Check it our here: This […]

If you are attending the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2016 Connecticut Legal Conference next week, I look forward to seeing you there. I am speaking on 30 Cool Tools for Lawyers: The Latest and Greatest in Legal Tech from 4 to 5:30 p.m. I’ll be covering: New platforms to help you manage your practice. Continue reading →


The inaugural ATL Academy for Private Practice in New York City was so popular that we’ve decided to take it to the West Coast. On June 22, we will be in San Diego, California, where APP panelists will offer practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a solo or […]