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October 20, 2014, 9:43 am, 1354025

I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was in ...


October 17, 2014, 3:43 pm, 1353137

You may remember reading here about ClearView Social, the social media sharing app designed for lawyers by social media marketing consultant Adrian Dayton. Last May, I wrote a post critical of the idea, but after talking to Dayton and seeing a demonstration, I softened my position. Those posts were about ...


October 17, 2014, 11:44 am, 1353002

Crowdsourced legal research site Casetext officially rolled out its new community pages this week. Designed to provide common ground for lawyers who share interests and practice areas, these pages allow lawyers to contribute analysis, meet others in their fields, and engage in discussions about current legal developments. Also this week, ...


October 16, 2014, 9:43 am, 1352154

Crowdsourcing the law is a concept any number of legal sites have tried over the years, as I’ve written about many times. The idea behind it makes perfect sense. There are lots of very smart legal professionals out there in the world — practitioners, academics, librarians and even law students. ...


October 10, 2014, 3:43 pm, 1349343

Hyperbole gets my hackles up, and none more so than websites or products that claim to be the first of their kind when in fact they are not. Regular readers will know that, in the past, I’ve called sites out for erroneously proclaiming themselves to be first at something. So ...


October 9, 2014, 9:43 am, 1348474

Firm Manager, the LexisNexis online practice-management platform for solo and small-firm attorneys, rolled out several enhancements yesterday, the most notable of which is in-app document editing. This new feature allows a user to open, edit and save documents from within the Firm Manager application.  The feature works with the Microsoft ...


October 8, 2014, 11:43 am, 1347921

Two events coincided to produce this week’s episode of Lawyer2Lawyer. First, the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame — an institution devoted to  honoring the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers — marked the grand opening last month of its permanent home at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Around the same time, legendary ...


October 7, 2014, 1:43 pm, 1347431

Last April, just ahead of its release in the U.S., I received a Sony Digital Paper tablet to test out, courtesy of Worldox, which was selected to be the device’s exclusive distributor to the U.S. market. I posted a short video of it at the time and then wrote a ...


October 6, 2014, 1:43 pm, 1346775

In a recent issue of the email newsletter TechnoLawyer Answers, a lawyer asked about the easiest way to transition from a physical fax machine to a service that delivers faxes by email. Harold Burstyn, a lawyer and computer science professor, recommended the free version of eFax. This surprised me, primarily ...


October 3, 2014, 11:43 am, 1345631

I’m always making notes to myself about items to blog about here but never have time to get to them all. Today, therefore, I offer some brief mentions of items I think are worthy of mention. Lawyers and their hobbies. I just discovered Hsu Untied and I love it. It ...