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September 27, 2017, 4:09 pm, 1780181

At the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans on Monday, I sat down with Clio cofounder and CEO Jack Newton to discuss the announcements he made during his opening keynote. We talk about Clio’s ground-up reengineering and redesign of its practice management platform, Clio’s new goals and directions as it ...


September 26, 2017, 12:39 pm, 1779551

Bloomberg Law today rolled out to its subscribers new tool, Points of Law, that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help legal researchers quickly find language critical to a court’s reasoning and to support their legal arguments. As a researcher scrolls through a court opinion, Points of Law highlights ...


September 26, 2017, 9:28 am, 1779478

Two years ago, I wrote a post titled, In Litigation and Legal Research, Judge Analytics is the New Black, in which I discussed three products — Lex Machina, Ravel Law and ALM Judicial Perspectives — that were extracting data from court dockets and applying analytics to reveal insights about judges, ...


September 25, 2017, 11:28 am, 1779148

Nine years after it launched as the first commercial, cloud-based practice management platform, Clio has been teasing the legal community with promises of major news, symbolized by the hashtag #newclio. Earlier this month, I was given a preview of the news during a media day visit to Clio’s headquarters in ...


September 21, 2017, 9:09 am, 1777931

Here’s another show to add to your podcast-listening list — a new podcast by Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Trump fired last March, called Stay Tuned With Preet. In the weekly podcast, Bharara plans to speak with prominent judges, justice ...


September 20, 2017, 12:39 pm, 1777582

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 ...


September 20, 2017, 9:08 am, 1777493

The deadline calculator application LawToolBox is in the running for a 2017 Office App People’s Choice Award — notable because, of the nine apps in contention, it is the only one designed for legal professionals. The People’s Choice Award is given to the Microsoft Office 365 add-in or app that ...


September 19, 2017, 9:08 am, 1777072

Last March, I participated in a day-long design sprint held with the goal of developing an app to assist hate-crime victims. Now, that app has been released. The design event was held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was sponsored by Suffolk and the ABA Center for Innovation, along ...


September 18, 2017, 2:09 pm, 1776788

I am extremely honored to report that I have been selected to receive the Yankee Quill Award, presented by the Academy of New England Journalists “to honor extraordinary newspaper men and women for their lifetime of achievement and distinction in New England journalism.” The award will be presented at a ...


September 18, 2017, 9:28 am, 1776645

Accepting credit card payments is becoming increasingly common among solo and small-firm lawyers. Contributing to this trend are credit card processing companies that specialize in handling payments for lawyers and therefore in understanding the ethical and bar requirements for processing payments. The most prominent of these companies is LawPay, which ...