The legal research service Fastcase is preparing to launch an application that will let users research cases and statutes on their iPhones, all for free. The app is awaiting final approval from Apple before it will be available in the App Store. Fastcase granted me an exclusive first look at a pre-release version of the […]
After publishing my head-to-head review comparing Casemaker and Fastcase, I noted in a follow-up post earlier this month the Oregon State Bar Association’s decision to switch from Casemaker to Fastcase and Casemaker’s response to that decision. Now, Laura Orr at Oregon Legal Research offers another perspective on the Casemaker vs. Fastcase debate that she describes […]
The Soldier in later Medieval England. This one has only the slightest to do with law but it is immensely cool nonetheless. This new British database provides access to the detailed service records of some 250,000 medieval soldiers who served between 1369 and 1453. As for the law connection, it includes a “protection database” containing […]
Earlier this month, I published here the letter I received from Steve Newsom, general manager of Lawriter, the company that produces Casemaker, responding to my review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase published in Law Technology News. Because I could not replicate their formatting, I did not publish two attachments to his letter that went into greater […]
Two legal research services are in a head-to-head competition to win the loyalty of America’s lawyers. If you think I’m talking about Westlaw and LexisNexis, think again. This battle is between Casemaker and Fastcase. For my monthly Web Watch column in Law Technology News, I offer a head-to-head review of the two services: Web Watch: […]
My post earlier today, New Tool Jumps to Right Windows Folder, contained a type in the code for the download key. I’ve corrected the post to reflect the correct key, which is: ll908384573. (It should start with the letters “ll” not the numbers “11”.
How much time do you spend every day on e-mail? As you read through your inbox and write and respond to messages, how much of that time are you tracking? My guess is that lawyers lose track of significant chunks of time spent on e-mail. A new plug-in for Outlook aims to capture that lost […]
At the recent LegalTech in New York, I conducted video interviews with “10 tech stars” who were there. The series of videos are now posted here. The video interviews were the brainchild of the folks at the Legal Talk Network, who did all the filming and production and also did their best to keep me […]
Having just participated in an “un-conference” for the Law Practice Management Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, I am sold on the un-conference format. I suppose that different un-conference organizers orchestrate these in different ways, but here is how it worked in N.C. We kicked off in the morning with a featured speaker, Reid […]
The full video of the North Carolina disbarment hearing against former Durham County District Attorney Michael B. Nifong is now online and available in the public domain. The 31.5 hours of video were donated to Public.Resource.Org by Courtroom Connect. The video is available at The Internet Archive. The State Bar of North Carolina sought Nifong’s […]
Another post of mine at Legal Blog Watch today should be of interest to readers of this blog: A preliminary audit conducted by Public.Resource.Org of publicly accessible documents from 32 federal district courts found 1,669 containing Social Security numbers and other personal information.