Breaking: Aderant Acquires American LegalNet


 Aderant, a global provider of business management software for law firms, has acquired docketing technology and rules-based calendaring company American LegalNet (ALN). 

Aderant began notifying customers by email today of the acquisition, and the ALN website now carries the Aderant logo.

ALN offers a cloud-based national docketing and calendaring product,…

Integreon and UpLevel Ops Partner to Offer Corporations ‘Legal Operations Support-as-a-Service’


With the goal of providing full end-to-end legal operations support to corporate clients worldwide, Integreon and UpLevel Ops have formed an alliance to offer what they are calling Legal Operations Support-as-a-Service.

The alliance combines the managed services offerings of alternative legal services provider (ALSP) Integreon with the outsourced strategic advisory services of corporate…

The Top 15 LawNext Podcast Episodes of 2021


In my LawNext podcast, I have the great privilege of engaging in conversations every week with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” That “what’s next” spans a range of topics, from rethinking legal education to innovating legal practice,  from developing new technology to driving greater diversity.

These are among…

My Most-Read Posts of 2021


Twenty twenty-one has been a year of uncertainty for the legal profession, as we have wrestled with the question of returning or not returning. Whether it has been to the office, the courtroom, or legal conferences, we have been unsure whether to go back or not.

Perhaps that explains why my most-read post of the…

Reminder to Legal Tech Startups: Submit Your Entry for a Spot on Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW


A reminder to all technology startups that applications are now open for the sixth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, to be held March 2-5, 2022, both live in Chicago and virtually. 

Fifteen startups will be selected to participate in a live pitch competition that will be the opening event of this