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Only a third of lawyers use a case, matter or practice management system — just a slight increase from a decade ago, when a quarter of all lawyers used such a system. Among lawyers who have not adopted a case management system, the most common reason they give is that their “current method works and […]

On this week’s episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the documentary, Out of the Ashes: 9/11. The film documents the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Created just 11 days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it remains the largest public entitlement program ever. We speak with the executive producer, writer and co-director of the documentary, Marilyn […]

For some 15 years, legal marketer Larry Bodine has operated the LawMarketing Portal as a free news and information site about marketing and business development in the legal profession. Over the years, that has added up to hundreds of articles by marketing professionals on a range of topics. Now Bodine is taking the site in a […]

Some lawyers still squirm at the mention of Avvo, the website that purports to rate every lawyer in the U.S. (and now every doctor too). My belief is that ratings are a good thing, in that they help consumers make a better-informed decision. We all check consumer ratings and reviews when we buy other products […]

The online CLE provider has launched a mobile-enhanced website that allows all of its more than 300 video CLE programs to be viewed on most mobile phones and smartphones. While it is not the first to provide audio of CLE through a mobile phone, it is the first to make it easy to view […]

From left: MBF Executive Director Beth Lynch, Attorney General Coakley, Past President Laurence Johnson, President Joseph Vrabel, Vice President Jerry Cohen, Treasurer Robert Ward Jr., and me. I am honored to report that at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation on Jan. 25, I was elected MBF secretary. The MBF is the state’s […]

When snow and ice result in personal injury or property damage, who is legally responsible? The answer will likely depend on the law of the state where the accident occurs. For more than 100 years, Massachusetts applied a rule that a property owner is not liable in tort for failing to remove a natural accumulation […]

The public beta release last week of LexisNexis Firm Manager adds yet another choice for lawyers to use Software as a Service, or SaaS, to manage their law practices. Already offering law practice management in the cloud are such sites as Clio and Rocket Matter. Do SaaS applications make sense for lawyers? Is it ethical […]

George Socha and Tom Gelbmann, two names well known in the e-discovery field for their annual Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey and for their roles in developing the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, have launched Apersee, a website that aims to become the premier system for helping litigation professionals choose e-discovery providers and products. The site features the Selection […]

I wrote here in December about the impending release by LexisNexis of a Web-based practice-management application designed for smaller-firm lawyers called LexisNexis Firm Manager. At the time, it was still in private beta with plans to release it to an invitation-only public beta starting in 2011. That day arrived at Legal Tech New York last week, […]

Following up on my post earlier today, Extreme Makeover, New URL, for ABA Website, there is an article by James Podgers in the ABA Journal that provides more details about the ABA’s current and future plans for the site. The article says that the redesign unveiled today is just the first phase of a longer-term […]