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April 28, 2016, 9:43 am, 1630798

A recent post of mine drew a lot of attention for stating that the number of legal startups had nearly tripled in two years. Relying on the Angel List roster of legal startups, I observed that the number had grown from 412 two years ago to 1,094 as of the date ...


April 27, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1630459

With its “bathroom law,” North Carolina has become ground zero for a debate that is playing out in a number of states involving the transgender community, equal rights and equal access to public accommodations. North Carolina’s controversial law bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on ...


April 27, 2016, 9:43 am, 1630377

Within search results, search terms are color coded at the top of the page and the location bar appears in each search result. A new visualization tool for case law research in Lexis Advance is being announced today by LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Called Search Term Maps, the tool color codes and maps ...


April 26, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1630064

In a post yesterday at the Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog, I discussed concerns about whether the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services is looking at regulating e-discovery companies and other companies that provide products and services to the legal industry. Today, the commission’s vice-chair Andrew Perlman told me ...


April 26, 2016, 9:43 am, 1629971

It’s been a year since Adobe introduced its all-new Acrobat DC version of its popular PDF software, which came packaged and tightly integrated with another new offering, Adobe Document Cloud. (See my review here.) Today, to mark that one-year anniversary, Adobe announced several enhancements to Acrobat DC and Document Cloud. ...


April 25, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1629721

At the Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog today, I have a post examining whether there could be a call for regulation of e-discovery vendors. Some background: This Thursday is the deadline to file comments with the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services on whether states should regulate legal service ...


April 25, 2016, 11:43 am, 1629687

Two Harvard University undergraduates are preparing to launch a website that will rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. The site, called Legalist, will mine and analyze court records in order to match clients with lawyers who win similar cases based on details and location. It will also profile ...


April 22, 2016, 9:43 am, 1629044

A class action lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in Washington, D.C., challenges the fees charged by PACER, the federal courts’ online court records system, as excessive. The lawsuit seeks to obtain relief on behalf of “all individuals and entities who have paid fees for the use of PACER within ...


April 20, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1628385

Here are seven articles I’ve read recently that I recommend as worth a look: Luddite Lawyer’s Guide to Computer Backup Systems. Lawyer Craig Ball, a leading expert in e-discovery and computer forensics, offers this newly updated primer on backup techniques and media. Although written with an eye to discovery, it ...


April 19, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1628056

In a move aimed at enhancing access to justice, the Legal Services Corporation announced today that it is partnering with Microsoft Corporation and Pro Bono Net to develop state legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance. Initially, they will develop one ...