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May 22, 2015, 3:43 pm, 1479277

It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in Beryl’s Beer Co. in Denver, Colo. ...


May 22, 2015, 1:43 pm, 1479192

Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division. The conference will take place June 4, 9 a.m. to ...


May 11, 2015, 9:43 am, 1471978

If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of electronic filing (NEF). The orders denied Sidley’s ...


May 7, 2015, 1:43 pm, 1469692

A few weeks ago I wrote about the launch by Rocket Matter of client-intake forms for law firm websites. As I’ve looked further into this topic, I’ve realized there are very few options for lawyers who are looking for an online client-intake system. In fact, as far as I’ve been ...


May 6, 2015, 9:43 am, 1468681

I reported here last month that Adobe had officially launched an all-new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC. In the weeks since, I have been able to try it out and I am impressed with what I have seen. Its usability and interface are dramatic improvements over prior versions ...


May 5, 2015, 3:43 pm, 1468096

During its brief four-year lifespan, Clearspire was hailed as the firm that would disrupt the traditional law firm business model. Although the firm closed down a year ago, that hope of disruption remains alive, embodied in an updated version of the technology platform that powered the firm and that is ...


April 24, 2015, 9:43 am, 1461179

Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts of hypotheses, most more or less pointing to the same conclusion, which ...


April 22, 2015, 9:43 am, 1459692

Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your network of connections. But there’s one problem: The tool will no longer function ...


April 21, 2015, 3:43 pm, 1459179

Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five nominated legal sites are: ABA Journal. Jurist Legal News and Research. Cooley ...


April 21, 2015, 9:43 am, 1458946

If you haven’t watched Better Call Saul then, well, you’d better. The Breaking Bad spin-off features the travails of Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, an ethically challenged advocate for whoever will pay his fee. This is a lawyer whose every action seems tailored for a law school ethics exam. But ...