In January, Fastcase acquired Docket Alarm, a company that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case-prediction analytics. (See my coverage here.) In its first update since the acquisition, Fastcase is today announcing that Docket Alarm has now expanded its coverage of state dockets to 11 states, is now integrating with […]

As I continue my effort to keep a tally of the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence. I’ve just learned, belatedly, of another. On Sept. 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Missouri adopted the amendment.  It amends Rule 4-1.1 of Missouri’s Rules of Professional Conduct by revising Comment 6, Maintaining Competence, to be in accord with ABA […]

Panther Software, Miami-based developer of the cloud-based law practice management platform PracticePanther, is announcing today that it has taken an investment from Alpine SG, a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. The parties are not disclosing the amount of the investment, but PracticePanther CEO David Bitton described it as “large.” […]

In the wake of yet another mass shooting — this time the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 were killed and many others injured — we again look at gun laws and what can be done to curb such tragedies in the future. Our guests for this […]

Last November, global legal services provider Integreon announced its acquisition of the cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory, a company founded in 2012 by former Gibson Dunn litigator Alma Asay. As I reported at the time, Asay and Integreon CEO Bob Rowe told me that one of their goals was to develop a true end-to-end solution for litigators and in-house […]

Winners have been announced for Round One of the Global Legal Hackathon. They will now go on to Round Two, which takes place on March 11. The final round and announcement of global winners takes place April 21 in New York. Organizers of the event also released final numbers on participation: Participating cities = 40. […]

ALM today announced a new executive to lead its global events, three weeks after the departure of the former leader, who left his position just five days after the end of the annual Legalweek/Legaltech conference in New York. Mark Fried Named today as ALM’s chief financial officer and president of events is Mark Fried, who […]

The legal profession’s move to the cloud has been a slow transition, in large part due to fears about control and security. In no sector has this been more true than among the world’s largest law firms. It is therefore notable that Hogan Lovells, which The National Law Journal ranked in 2017 as the world’s […]

The cloud-based practice management platform Clio this week introduced an Outlook 365 add-in that makes it easier to associate emails in Outlook with matters in Clio. The add-in enables four functions: File emails with one click. Save emails, including attachments, from Outlook to a matter in Clio. Continue reading →

I wrote yesterday about the launch of Attorney IO, a new brief-analysis product in the vein of CARA from Casetext, Clerk from Judicata, and EVA from ROSS Intelligence. Turns out there is yet another. India-based legal tech startup Casemine launched the brief-analysis product CaseIQ 1.5 years ago for India law, and recently debuted a variant for U.S. law. It plans also […]