Invoicing Communication logs Details of a matter List of matters Nine years after it launched as the first commercial, cloud-based practice management platform, Clio has been teasing the legal community with promises of major news, symbolized by the hashtag #newclio. Earlier this month, I was given a preview of the news during a media day […]

Last March, I participated in a day-long design sprint held with the goal of developing a web application to assist hate-crime victims. Now, that app has been released. The design event was held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was sponsored by Suffolk and the ABA Center for Innovation, along with CuroLegal and Stanford […]

Here’s another show to add to your podcast-listening list — a new podcast by Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Trump fired last March, called Stay Tuned With Preet. In the weekly podcast, Bharara plans to speak with prominent judges, justice department officials, reporters and politicians […]

Two years ago this week, I reported on the launch of Evolve Law, a for-profit membership organization aimed at driving technology innovation and adoption in the legal industry. Cofounders Jules Miller and Mary Juetten told me at the time that they hoped to attract innovative, early-stage companies as members and encourage collaboration among them to […]

The deadline calculator application LawToolBox is in the running for a 2017 Office App People’s Choice Award — notable because, of the nine apps in contention, it is the only one designed for legal professionals. The People’s Choice Award is given to the Microsoft Office 365 add-in or app that receives the most votes. Deadline […]

I am extremely honored to report that I have been selected to receive the Yankee Quill Award, presented by the Academy of New England Journalists “to honor extraordinary newspaper men and women for their lifetime of achievement and distinction in New England journalism.” The award will be presented at a dinner on Oct. 12, 2017, […]

[Clarification: Although this post described LexCharge as having “spun off” from Rocket Matter, I did not mean to suggest that the company was formed within Rocket Matter and then sold off in some way. Rocket Matter’s CEO Larry Port and LexCharge’s CEO Jeff Shavitz together conceived of the company and it has been a fully […]

Last April, reports surfaced that Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Justin Kan was looking to raise — and then in June did raise — $10 million for an initial round of funding for a startup that would “revolutionize legal services.” The name of the startup was known, Atrium LTS, but little else, except that it would […]

A new document review tool, LegalSifter, reviews incoming drafts of legal contracts and then, within a minute or two, offers advice on negotiating the contract’s terms and conditions. While the tool will be marketed directly to corporations and businesses that negotiate their own contracts, the company is also heavily targeting law firms that want to […]

Clio cofounders Rian Gauvreau and Jack Newton at their Vancouver office Friday. Last Friday, I spent the day at the headquarters of the practice-management company Clio, just outside Vancouver, B.C. The purpose of my visit was for an advance briefing of news the company will announce at its Clio Cloud Conference later this month. While I cannot […]