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December 9, 2016, 9:43 am, 1701227

A group of law students at the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed what they call the world’s most advanced legal chatbot. Lawbot helps victims of crime by providing a preliminary assessment of their situation and then helping them understand what actions are available for them to pursue. ...


December 8, 2016, 11:43 am, 1700945

An iOS app launched earlier this year in the UK aims to be the Tinder of legal hiring, and it has been quickly building momentum, with more than 4,000 job-seeking lawyers and 100 legal employers signed up including a number of leading UK and international law firms. Called Route1, the ...


December 8, 2016, 9:43 am, 1700900

View and correct OCR results. Nuance Communications yesterday released a new version 6 of its PDF Converter for Mac, software for Apple users to view, convert, edit, combine and sign industry-standard PDF files. Among other things, the software enables users to assemble PDF documents from various sources, convert PDFs into editable ...


December 7, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1700659

Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed, dressed only in her underwear, when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And the relationship only went downhill from there. Cai, who’d recently been in a ...


December 5, 2016, 11:43 am, 1699842

The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an entire court, including all its cases and judges. (For more on Ravel Law’s Judge ...


December 1, 2016, 9:43 am, 1698905

When New York City lawyer Sachin Gadh started his law practice, he wanted to be there for his clients when they needed him. In fact, he wanted to put himself right on their mobile phones. So he developed an app to do just that. He calls it Gadh. Gadh is ...


November 30, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1698679

In October, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. From the initial round of entries we received, we narrowed the contenders down to 20 and, on Nov. 14, we posted their pitches and opened the voting to you to ...


November 30, 2016, 11:43 am, 1698588

The company whose directories rank lawyers and law firms internationally is now launching its own social network, where membership will be by invitation only and restricted to lawyers ranked in its directories and their clients. Chambers and Partners will formally launch its ChambersConnect in early 2017, but selected lawyers and ...


November 29, 2016, 9:43 am, 1698177

For the past 16 years, the Legal Services Corporation has run a special grant program devoted to leveraging technology to more effectively meet the civil legal needs of low-income individuals. Over that time, these so-called Technology Initiative Grants have awarded $53.2 million to more than 640 projects. Now, the LSC ...


November 28, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1697909

If you’ve been considering a trip to Cuba, the death of Fidel Castro should provide a spur. At this point, it is far from clear whether President-elect Trump will continue the thaw initiated by President Obama. That means the ability of U.S. citizens to travel there could be in question. ...