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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, […]

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 […]

Lawyers in solo and small firms face many challenges, chief among them being acquiring new business, according to the soon-to-be-published 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms survey conducted by Thomson Reuters. Recently in my column at Above the Law, I gave an overview of the survey, which polled more than 300 law firms ranging […]

Global legal services provider Integreon yesterday announced its acquisition of the cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory, a company founded in 2012 by former Gibson Dunn litigator Alma Asay. Asay is joining Integreon as chief innovation officer, legal solutions, and all of her Allegory team is moving to Integreon. Alma Asay With the acquisition, Asay and […]

A bit delayed in posting this, but voting opened Monday to pick your favorite legal technology startup. Fifteen companies will be selected to participate in the ABA Techshow Startup Alley. They’ll get to go to ABA Techshow, where they’ll exhibit their products in a special portion of the exhibition hall and also participate in an […]

The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and the Maine State Bar Association are holding their annual ethics program tomorrow in Augusta on the topic, The Ethical Minefield of Modern Technology and Social Media. I’ll be presenting the morning keynote, “Understanding the Duty of Technology Competence,” and also participating on the panel, “Ethical Perils […]

In a recent post at Above the Law, I observed that two companies, Clio and Rocket Matter, literally invented the now-booming field of cloud-based law practice management. Not only that, but in popularizing cloud-based practice management, they helped pave the way for lawyers’ much broader use of the cloud. I also noted the friendly debate between […]

Hard to believe, but Sunday will be the 15th birthday of this blog. I launched it on Nov. 19, 2002. Here was my first post. Who’d a thunk I’d still be doing this 15 years later. This is a good occasion to thank all of the readers who follow this blog, at least a couple […]

A new virtual legal assistant, LARA, uses artificial intelligence and millions of data points to help consumers find legal help and get answers to legal questions. Developed by, a company that builds attorney referral networks for legal organizations, the purpose of LARA is to use data to help clients find trusted legal help. With […]