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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 […]

Canadian lawyers can enable settings specific to their province. Because Canadian lawyers are subject to strict and unique accounting, taxation and reporting requirements, cloud-based practice management systems designed for U.S. lawyers often are not good fits for them. For this reason, the majority of Canadian firms that have practice management software use on-premises systems, with […]

Company details page in the Corpman software. Jeroen Plink is a name familiar to many in the legal information and technology fields. The CEO of Practical Law US until its acquisition by Thomson Reuters, he now works as an advisor to and sits on the boards of a number of law-related companies, including Casetext, Kira  MeWe, […]

ROSS founders Pargles Dall’Oglio, Andrew Arruda and Jimoh Ovbiagele. The artificial-intelligence-driven legal research service ROSS Intelligence today announced an $8.7 million Series A funding round, adding to its earlier $4.3 million seed round. The two-year-old company will use the funding to accelerate its growth, expand its product lines, increase its capacity, and attract world-class talent […]

When Courtroom Insight launched in 2010, its focus was on being a kind-of Yelp for rating and reviewing expert witnesses and arbitrators. The idea, as I explained at the time, was for lawyers to provide reviews of experts and others, offering “honest feedback, including constructive criticism when warranted.” In the years since, Courtroom Insight has […]

Steven R. Adams is a lawyer who built a successful Ohio criminal defense practice but who felt that the legal conferences he’s attended weren’t teaching solo and small firm lawyers the skills they need to start and grow their practices. So he took matters into his own hands and decided to put on his own […]

Needless to say, the legal research market has long been dominated by Westlaw and LexisNexis. Even as any number of other legal research platforms have come along, what has continued to distinguish the big two are their libraries of secondary legal materials. While it is relatively easy for a smaller legal research company to provide […]

Current and planned use of AI Corporate counsel generally consider themselves to be open to using new technologies in their legal departments, except when it comes to artificial intelligence technology. When it comes to AI, corporate counsel are largely uninterested or uninformed. These are among the findings of a just-published survey conducted by Thomson Reuters, […]

Here is a great opportunity for innovative legal technology startups to gain exposure. For the second year, ABA TECHSHOW is hosting a special Startup Alley in its exhibition hall and an opening night startup pitch competition judged by conference attendees. And we’ve just kicked off the competition to win one of the 15 Startup Alley […]

The UK company Elexirr (which rebranded in July from LawBot) has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging lawyers to a competition to determine whether its bot can better predict case outcomes than can they. They are calling it the Elexirr Lawyer Challenge and they describe it as the first event in history to directly pit machines […]

A brief before and after using Cloud Linking. The legal research company Fastcase is introducing a new feature today, Cloud Linking, that automatically converts case citations in legal documents into hyperlinks to the full-text cases. Cloud Linking is notable because the links it creates are public and free — anyone can follow them regardless of […]