When LexisNexis acquired the legal analytics platform Lex Machina in November 2015, the the plan was to integrate Lex Machina’s analytics into various LexisNexis products and, in particular, its Lexis Advance legal research platform. Last January, it took the first step in that direction when it integrated judge analytics into Lexis Advance, and later in the year it added integration for law firm analytics. […]
In 2014, the long-running and influential legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy did something that surprised many of is followers — it moved to The Washington Post and behind the Post’s paywall. But in making that move, it did so with the understanding that, as founder Eugene Volokh writes today, the paywall would be porous, including free access […]
As an associate at Sidley Austin who often provided pro bono legal help to low-income people, Dorna Moini came to believe that much of legal technology is designed to benefit corporations and higher-income individuals, while not a lot of technology is designed to help those with low and moderate incomes. So earlier this year, she […]
Recently, after reading that Dictionary.com had announced “complicit” as its word of the year for 2017, a friend asked what I considered to be the legal technology word of the year. As I thought back over the year, several words and phrases stood out as candidates came to my mind, but one seemed to me […]
If Alabama Republican Roy Moore wins today’s special election for the U.S. Senate, will Congress have to seat him? The answer to that and many other pressing questions in the news is provided by ABA Legal Fact Check, a website launched last August as one of the initiatives of this year’s ABA president, Hilarie Bass. […]
A troubling advantage that big law has over small is how attorneys use technology to efficiently and securely communicate with clients, according to the 2017 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.
Two years ago, lawyer and blogger Keith Lee started a lawyer-networking group on the messaging application Slack. Called Lawyer Slack, the group expanded to include more than 100 channels dedicated to a variety of legal topics and several hundred members who exchange more than 20,000 messages a week. But as the network grew, Lee became […]
Remember the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed specifically for lawyers? Now there is a mini version designed to be portable — and that has the added advantage of working with Macs, which the LegalBoard does not. I first wrote about the LegalBoard last January, and later followed that post with a hands-on review and a video unboxing. Recently, […]
Most people avoid going to court. That’s why legal suits for accidents, injuries, and even medical malpractice typically don’t make it to trial. About 95 percent of pending lawsuits end in a pre-trial settlement.
ALM is known for surveys and rankings that profile the legal profession such as the Am Law 100, NLJ 500, Global 100 and Diversity Scorecard. What you may not know is that ALM has nearly 150 such surveys, rankings and reports, tracking everything from law firm revenue to lateral moves to workplace diversity to pro […]
ZolaSuite’s website says it is the “All In One Practice Management System” Executive Data Systems, the Florida company that sells the law practice management platform PerfectLaw, has sued another practice management company, Zola Media, which sells the cloud-based system ZolaSuite, alleging that Zola is violating its trademark in the phrase “all-in-one.” In addition, I am […]