And the Oscar for best performance in a legal technology commercial goes to … Calista Flockhart.

Famous for her starring role as a lawyer in the legal comedy-drama TV series Ally McBeal, Flockhart has a new law-related role — as the comedic celebrity spokesperson for the legal practice management software company Smokeball.

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Even so, most judges say they have had to take affirmative action, such as issue a warning or require additional conferences, to get lawyers to