Articles Tagged with Above the Law

You may be surprised to learn that there are two separate legal tech world tours — one underway and the other about to take off. For both, the goal is to meet with legal tech innovators on multiple continents. Sounds like fun. But in my column this week at Above the Law, I suggest that […]

What matters most to clients in choosing a lawyer? Most practicing lawyers will have an opinion about that, but even better than an opinion is hard-and-fast data. And that is what is provided in the 2017 Legal Trends Report, compiled by practice management company Clio. As part of its report, released last October, Clio surveyed […]

We’ve been running a competition over at Above the Law to select 15 legal technology startups to participate in the second-annual Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s Techshow conference March 7-10, 2018. With more than 6,000 votes casts, we’ve now announced the winners. See who they are in my ATL column this week. The 15 winning […]

Recently, after reading that had announced “complicit” as its word of the year for 2017, a friend asked what I considered to be the legal technology word of the year. As I thought back over the year, several words and phrases stood out as candidates came to my mind, but one seemed to me […]

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 […]

Two years ago this week, I reported on the launch of Evolve Law, a for-profit membership organization aimed at driving technology innovation and adoption in the legal industry. Cofounders Jules Miller and Mary Juetten told me at the time that they hoped to attract innovative, early-stage companies as members and encourage collaboration among them to […]

Nothing like a second chance. I’d wanted to use the headline of this post for my column this week at Above the Law. But after realizing how overused was “golden age” in reference to podcasting, I went with: This Week In Legal Tech: Lawyers Learn To Love The Podcast. Yet it is a golden age […]


Just one month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a small law firm practice. The conference programming combines panel discussions and breakout sessions on subjects […]


Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016.

I spent last week at ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. It is a huge conference, 100 percent devoted to legal technology. But I do not recommend it for most solo and small-firm lawyers. It is primarily focused on larger law firms and, within those firms, on information technology, knowledge management, and […]