The LegalBoard is back, baby!

Every year for the past decade, I have compiled a year-end list of my most-popular posts. Two years ago, by a wide margin, my top-viewed post was about the debut of the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed for lawyers. This year, the LegalBoard again takes the top spot, thanks to a post about its new wireless version.

This was not the first time that variations on the same product took the top spot. In 2010, the first year I started compiling a year-end list, my most-popular post was a first look at the newest version of Westlaw, WestlawNext. Last year, in 2018, my most popular post was a first look at the newest version of Westlaw, Westlaw Edge.

Other popular stories published this year were about an Aderant survey on the business of law and legal technology, Utah’s bold experiment in allowing non-traditional legal services, price wars in legal research, EY’s acquisition of Pangea3, and my “translation” of a Jones Day memo explaining its botched redaction.

Note that I have two lists here. First, I list the 15 most popular posts of 2019, listing only posts first published during 2019. After that, I list the most popular posts of the year, without regard to the year the post was originally published. In both cases, the rankings are based only on 2019 traffic, not all-time traffic.

Neither ranking includes two static pages that are consistently in the top 15, my list of legal tech startups and my tally of the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence.

For somewhat of a time capsule of the past decade in legal technology, see my prior years’ lists of my most-popular posts: 201820172016201520142013201220112010).

Top 15 Posts of 2019 — First Published in 2019

  1. The LegalBoard, the Keyboard Made for Lawyers, Goes Wireless (Nov. 7, 2019).
  2. The Most Effective Tech Tools for Lawyers? New Survey Says they Ain’t What You Think (Aug. 7, 2019).
  3. Utah Supreme Court Votes to Approve Pilot Allowing Non-Traditional Legal Services (Aug. 29, 2019).
  4. Price Wars in Legal Research Mean Deals for Small Firms; I Compare Costs (May 23, 2019).
  5. Major Industry News: EY to Acquire Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, Expanding Its Global Legal Services (April 3, 2019).
  6. Jones Day Uses Lawyerspeak to Try to Explain Away Botched Redaction. I Translate for You (Sept. 26, 2019).
  7. At $1.2 Billion, 2019 Is A Record Year for Legal Tech Investments — And It’s Only September (Sept. 16, 2019).
  8. LawNext Episode 56: Mark Harris, Axiom Founder and Now Knowable CEO (Oct. 29, 2019).
  9. Ransomware Attack Reportedly Hits Practice Management Company, Locking Lawyers Out of their Case Files (Oct. 17, 2019).
  10. Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor (Jan. 17, 2019).
  11. Chatbots are Coming to Lexis Advance, to Help Guide Your Legal Research (Feb. 6, 2019).
  12. Major #Legaltech News As Clio Gets $250M Investment; Adds Avvo Founder Mark Britton to Board (Sept. 4, 2019).
  13. A Different Kind of Lawyer Directory, Made with Millennials In Mind (Nov. 6, 2019).
  14. Now Comes Another Brief Analyzer, this from Bloomberg Law (July 16, 2019).
  15. Alternative Legal Service Company Axiom Prepares for IPO; Spins Off Two Companies (Feb. 19, 2019).

Top 15 Posts of 2019 — First Published in Any Year

  1. The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018 (Dec. 26, 2018).
  2. How to Find if an Attorney Has Been Disciplined (July 7, 2010).
  3. The LegalBoard, the Keyboard Made for Lawyers, Goes Wireless (Nov. 7, 2019).
  4. 27 Additions to My List of Legal Tech Startups (Nov. 28, 2018).
  5. The Most Effective Tech Tools for Lawyers? New Survey Says they Ain’t What You Think (Aug. 7, 2019).
  6. Utah Supreme Court Votes to Approve Pilot Allowing Non-Traditional Legal Services (Aug. 29, 2019).
  7. Price Wars in Legal Research Mean Deals for Small Firms; I Compare Costs (May 23, 2019).
  8. Major Industry News: EY to Acquire Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, Expanding Its Global Legal Services (April 3, 2019).
  9. Jones Day Uses Lawyerspeak to Try to Explain Away Botched Redaction. I Translate for You (Sept. 26, 2019).
  10. Move Over Westlaw – Meet the Next-Generation Westlaw Edge, With Advanced AI and Analytics (July 12, 2018).
  11. As Federal Courts Urge Caution On Docket Services, Vendors Respond (Nov. 19, 2018).
  12. At $1.2 Billion, 2019 Is A Record Year for Legal Tech Investments — And It’s Only September (Sept. 16, 2019).
  13. What Do You Pay for Westlaw or LexisNexis? (July 13, 2011).
  14. LawNext Episode 56: Mark Harris, Axiom Founder and Now Knowable CEO (Oct. 29, 2019).
  15. The Best Commencement Speeches by Lawyers (May 27, 2014).

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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…

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. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.