Bob Craig, chief information officer at Baker Hostetler, has a vision of a technology that will transform the business of law. That technology is blockchain. Craig and his firm are part of a group of law firms and technology companies that this week announced the formation of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium. The consortium will […]

Patents filed under ‘Legal services and handling legal documents’ I’ve written any number of times about the rapid growth in recent years in the number of legal technology startups. A new report out today from Thomson Reuters documents a related aspect of that — the rapid rise in the global number of patents relating to […]

Just announced at ILTACON in Las Vegas is the combination of four leading legal document technologies – Litéra, Microsystems, XRef and The Sackett Group – into a single business they believe will better serve their more than 1,000 legal and corporate customers across the full document lifecycle. The new platform is majority backed by K1, […]


We rely on technology integrations for more efficiency in our home lives every day.  Why are we slower to implement integrated technology into our law firms and our business workflows?

At its annual meeting in New York Saturday, the American Bar Association announced the launch of, a website, developed in partnership with the law firm Jones Day, that matches veterans in need of pro bono legal services with attorneys willing to provide such services. For now, the new site is only accepting registrations from […]

The litigation management platform Allegory today announced a new suite of features designed to enable litigation teams to better manage transcripts and leverage deposition testimony. Allegory users can now navigate synced deposition video, customize and export designations, review testimony inline, and automatically link transcripts and exhibits across the case simply by dropping in court reporter […]

Free Law Project has discovered a major vulnerability in the federal courts’ PACER system that could allow third parties to use a registered PACER account to purchase and download content such as docket reports and case filings. The vulnerability possibly could also be used by a malicious website to make unauthorized uploads to the ECF […]

Bloomberg Law today is officially announcing the addition to its research platform of the E-Discovery Practice Center, a curated collection of a range of court opinions, tools, sample forms, news and expert guidance related to both federal and state e-discovery practice. The practice center is available to all Bloomberg Law subscribers at no additional cost. […]

The timing couldn’t be worse. With its annual conference set to start Sunday, the International Legal Technology Association has reshuffled its top management, including replacing long-time executive Peggy Wechsler, who as director of programs and strategic relationships was the primary organizer of the annual conference and other ILTA events since 1998. Peggy Wechsler In addition […]

Axiom, an alternative provider of legal services to large corporations, has seen steady growth since its launch 17 years ago, to where it now has 1,500 lawyers serving half the Fortune 100. Known for innovation in its delivery model, it describes itself as a provider of “tech-enabled” legal services. Now, Axiom is bringing artificial intelligence […]

Aderant, a provider of business management software for law firms, has acquired Handshake Software, a company that sells SharePoint-based software to law firms for portals, knowledge management, enterprise search and mobility. Law firms use Handshake’s products to create intranet and extranet portals built using Microsoft SharePoint. It offers pre-defined integrations for many enterprise-level applications commonly […]