The iPad is fast replacing the legal pad as the essential accoutrement of trial lawyers. But what are the most-helpful apps for iPad- and iPhone-bearing litigators to load onto their devices before heading off to the courtroom? I wrote a two-part wrap-up of essential apps for trial lawyers for the Bullseye legal blog of IMS […]

Just one year after adopting a 47 percent increase in its monthly subscription pricing, the cloud-based practice-management platform Clio has announced another major change in its pricing, one that could actually reduce the price for most users. With the change, Clio is moving to a three-tiered pricing structure, offering different packages of features at different […]

As I start to make my way through some of the news I picked up at LegalTech last week, here’s a big one: The start-up legal research site Casetext announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A financing round. The round is led by Union Square Ventures and includes participation by, among others, Thomas H. Glocer, […]

I’m shocked … shocked to find that there could be deception in advertising, especially when the advertising purports to involve a lawyer. Yet it seems that the successful M&A attorney featured in an online anti-aging cream ad not only doesn’t look as youthful as he appears, but he doesn’t exist at all. Either that, or […]

Reflective of the bone-chilling outdoor temperatures in New York last week, the air inside the annual LegalTech conference seemed a bit cooler than in years past. I say that with reference to products, not to the conference itself. Whereas LegalTech some years is characterized by a bevy of new product launches or major upgrades, many […]

Next week’s LegalTech will be a glitzy, bustling showcase of the world’s largest legal technology companies. But amidst it all, one individual may prove to be the biggest story of the show. After a 30-year career with ALM (the legal publishing company that runs LegalTech) and 17 years as editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, Monica […]

A former American Bar Association ethics lawyer has launched a web service that serves as an “emergency room” for lawyers who need immediate assistance with legal ethics issues. The site, ER for Lawyers, provides ethics research to lawyers nationwide. The site’s founder, Kathryn A. Thompson, is an Illinois lawyer who formerly served eight years as […]

You probably think of big data as something only big firms deal with. Increasingly, however, technology is enabling smaller firms to make use of big data. In the latest issue of the ABA Journal, I have an article that looks at two examples of how technology tools are enabling small firms to make use of […]

When last I checked in on Firm Central, the cloud-based practice management platform from Thomson Reuters, it had just added rules-based court calendaring through the Deadline Assistant add-on module. In the months since, several other enhancements have been made to Firm Central. They include two-way Outlook synchronization, better email synchronization, custom rule sets in Deadline […]

Weather reports say a blizzard is coming my way, but I’m already being snowed under. With LegalTech New York just a week away, I am being deluged with emails from vendors asking to arrange demos at the show. I appreciate hearing from you. Honestly I do. I welcome opportunities to learn about the new products […]

On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Last month, two years after those horrific shootings, the families of the victims filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms International, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle used by Lanza. What is the […]