Recently I announced that I would be joining LexBlog as publisher and editor-in-chief. I started Jan. 1 and I am proud to unveil our first publication — Legalweek Monitor, a first-of-its-kind publication devoted to publishing gavel-to-gavel coverage of ALM’s Legalweek conference, which begins Jan. 29 in New York City. Legalweek is actually multiple conferences, including the well-known tech […]

A new podcast from the State Bar of Michigan, On Balance, covers a wide range of practice-management and wellness issues, all with a focus on how lawyers can effectively balance their personal and professional lives. Produced in conjunction with the Legal Talk Network, the series is designed to help lawyers find greater balance in their […]

Now online is the TECHSHOW issue of Law Practice magazine, the publication of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. I was co-editor of this issue, along with Mary E. Vandenack. Among the articles featured in this issue: Practical Magic: Law’s Hands-on AI Revolution, by James A. Sherer and Ed Walters. Continue reading →

A Dutch software company that specializes in smart contracts using blockchain technology is preparing to launch an app that uses blockchain to log explicit consent before sexual contact. The company, LegalThings One, is introducing its app, called LegalFling, in anticipation of Sweden’s proposed legislation that would change rape laws to require the explicit consent of […]

Regular readers of this blog may remember that I have written a number of posts about Derek Bluford, a one-time rising star on the legal tech start-up scene whose star fell after I reported in 2016 of his settlement of a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two […]

The global legal publisher vLex, LLC and its Canadian partner Compass/vLex Canada are announcing today that they will support the Feb. 23-25 Global Legal Hackathon by offering up to 100 participants the use of Iceberg, an artificial intelligence platform for massive content projects that vLex initially developed to facilitate its own publishing of legal materials and then began […]

Nicole Bradick, a veteran legal technology innovator and entrepreneur, today announced the launch of her new firm, Theory and Principle, focusing on legal technology design and development. She will serve as its chief executive officer. Nicole Bradick A former lawyer, Bradick was most recently partner and chief strategy officer with legal development firm CuroLegal, where […]

I was honored last week to deliver the keynote at the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology Conference. The title of my talk was, “The Justice Gap: Why the Justice System Has Failed to Keep Pace with Technology and What to Do About It.” The LSC folks have posted video of the talk to their […]

Every legal researcher has come across the phrase in a judicial opinion, “It is well settled that …,” or, “It is axiomatic that …” In 2014, I wrote about a prototype legal research website that mined opinions for instances of these phrases and made them searchable as a way of helping researchers find statements of […]

As I blogged a little while ago, legal directory site Avvo has been acquired by Internet Brands, a company that is one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets and that already owns a variety of legal websites, including Nolo,, Martindale-Hubbell, Total Attorneys, and others. Mark Britton I just got […]

Legal directory site Avvo has been acquired by Internet Brands, it was announced this morning. Internet Brands already owns legal sites Nolo, Martindale-Hubbell, Ngage  and Total Attorneys. [See also my follow-up interview with CEO Mark Britton.] I am at a conference and will follow up with more details when I can, but for now, here is […]