Recent weeks have brought a rash of news stories highlighting major technology blunders by lawyers that have resulted in severe consequences. Among them:

  • A lawyer at a major law firm accidentally copied a Wall Street Journal reporter on an email transmitting privileged client information.
  • The Department of Justice improperly redacted a court filing, exposing the private text to the public.
  • A law firm’s decision to cut corners on its spam filtering caused it to miss the deadline for filing an appeal.

I have more details in my column this week at Above the Law: Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Legal Tech Edition.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.