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A 162-year-old legal publishing company is changing its name to reflect its evolution from print publications to digital products and services. Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publisher of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a mainstay in the Illinois legal community, is now rebranding as Law Bulletin Media. “We are changing our name to remain forward-thinking,” […]

Some items I’ve been meaning to blog about: LexPredict open-sources its contract analytics platform. LexPredict, the technology consulting and development company founded by CEO Michael Bommarito and Daniel M. Katz, professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, has announced that it will open source the development of ContraxSuite, its platform for contract and document analytics. Starting […]

In a post here yesterday, I offered my thoughts on the just-completed annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. During the conference, Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog and blogger at Real Lawyers Have Blogs, interviewed me on Facebook Live. He called it an interview, but it really more of a conversation, sharing our […]

The exhibit hall at AALL. People often ask me which are the best legal technology conferences to attend. As I pointed out in a column last year at Above the Law, three conferences form a triumvirate of national legal tech conferences that draw the most attention and biggest headcounts: ILTACON, which is just around the […]

Two years ago, Joshua Browder launched his DoNotPay chatbot as “the world’s first robot lawyer” to help people fight parking tickets. He reported a high rate of success, winning 160,000 out of 250,000 cases. He later expanded it to provide free legal aid to the homeless, then expanded it again to help refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. and Canada, […]

A new service launching today allows individuals and businesses to get answers to legal questions via email within 24 hours for a flat fee as low as $20. Called Micro, the service is being introduced by the company LawTrades, which already has a platform that connects businesses and startups with lawyers to handle their projects […]

The home page of M&A Clause Analytics At the annual convention next week of the American Association of Law Libraries, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory will unveil two new features of its Transactional Law Suite for Securities. One, M&A Clause Analytics, uses analytics to help streamline the process of drafting documents for mergers and acquisitions. […]

Every year since 2011, the legal research company Fastcase has honored the “Fastcase 50,” a selection of individuals it considers to be the “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This week, it announced its 2017 honorees, and they include a diverse array of lawyers, technologists, law librarians, policymakers, bar association […]

The new employment module includes analytics showing case resolutions. When LexisNexis acquired the legal analytics platform Lex Machina in November 2015, the plan was to use LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand Lex Machina’s analytics beyond its original area of intellectual property. Since then, it has been adding practice areas at […]

The business of helping lawyers find expert witnesses for litigation is one that has not changed much in a very long time. Is there an opportunity here for disruption? One company that thinks so is Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s largest company providing expert consultants to investors and business professionals. Over the last five years, […]

Now in its 10th year, the ABA Journal’s annual Blawg 100 has become a much-anticipated event highlighting the best legal blogs. But this year, the ABA Journal is expanding its scope to also include the best of lawyers’ websites, podcasts and social media, and renaming it the Web 100. Now, the ABA Journal has put […]