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May 27, 2016, 3:44 pm, 1640511

Yesterday I published a post about Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of QuickLegal, and his recent agreement to have a judgment of $559,330 entered against him to settle a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two clients. Bluford had not returned my call ...


May 27, 2016, 9:43 am, 1640375

The phrase “the rule of law” has never rung right to me. It sounds onerous and oppressive. Yet its meaning is exactly the opposite. It represents the principle that no one should be above the law — not governments, not corporations, not the rich, not anyone — and that the ...


May 26, 2016, 11:43 am, 1640106

The plaintiffs hired California Legal Pros after seeing this webpage. Bluford is second from left in the front row. In two weeks at Legaltech West Coast, Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of the California-based startup QuickLegal, will be featured during a lightning round on legal innovation. One topic not likely ...


May 26, 2016, 7:43 am, 1640027

In 1996, Jerry Goldman, then a professor at Northwestern University, assembled a few dozen recordings of Supreme Court arguments and made them available through a website originally called The Oyez Project. Today Oyez, as it is now known, has grown to become the authoritative source for all of the Supreme ...


May 25, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1639821

Are lawyers relying on a false premise to be lured into buying the new .law, .lawyer and .attorney domains? That is the conclusion reached in a blog post published today by Conrad Saam, principal of Mockingbird Marketing. Some domain resellers are heavily marketing the new domains, the latest of which, .law, ...


May 23, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1639053

A firm can choose to enable UTBMS code sets and set which codes to allow or restrict. The cloud practice management platform CosmoLex today rolled out a set of upgrades designed to extend its suitability to larger law firms. The upgrades include the incorporation of LEDES 1998B billing codes and ...


May 23, 2016, 9:43 am, 1638969

Capturing and preserving web and social media pages as evidence is an increasingly common need for legal professionals. But doing it in a way that is forensically defensible and that preserves the chain of custody is a challenge. Enter Page Vault, a company whose software accurately captures and archives web pages ...


May 20, 2016, 5:43 pm, 1638537

As regular readers know by now, I recently started building a list of legal startups, in an attempt to develop a more-accurate list of these startups than was then available. Today, another such effort — and a much more sophisticated one than mine — is being unveiled at the CodeX ...


May 20, 2016, 11:43 am, 1638432

There was a flurry of activity this week in the copyright lawsuit by the state of Georgia against Public.Resource.Org over publication of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Both the plaintiff, the state of Georgia’s Code Revision Commission, and Public.Resource.Org filed motions for summary judgment. And Matthew Bender & Company, ...


May 19, 2016, 11:43 am, 1638048

A few weeks ago, I began compiling a list of legal startups. Almost every day now, I receive suggestions of other startups to add to the list. From the initial 408 companies I listed on April 28, the list is now up to 540. As I was adding the latest ...