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June 30, 2016, 11:43 am, 1649847

A Massachusetts case from 1884. An update today on the joint project of Harvard Law School and Ravel Law to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, which they say is the most comprehensive and authoritative database of American cases anywhere outside the Library of Congress. Today Ravel posted ...


June 30, 2016, 9:43 am, 1649807

When I shopped recently for a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Air 2, I felt like Goldilocks in search of that one that would fit just right. I wanted a keyboard that would be natural to type on and easy to use and that didn’t cost a lot. The one I finally ...


June 29, 2016, 9:43 am, 1649463

TheFormTool – a product I once described as “smart, simple document assembly – starts shipping its newest product tomorrow and is offering purchase discounts through today. The new product, Doxserá DB, is a database version that can pull data from multiple sources and generate multiple documents for multiple audiences. The ...


June 28, 2016, 9:43 am, 1649128

Thanks to Brexit, there’s been no shortage of news about the European Union of late. What you may not have heard, however, is that an EU regulation is taking effect July 1 that aims to expand the use and reliability of electronic signatures, particularly within the EU. One of the ...


June 27, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1648855

SCOTUSblog has become almost as recognized an institution as the institution it covers. The blog is highly respected and widely followed for its detailed and insightful coverage of the Supreme Court. A big share of the credit for that goes to veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston, who announced in ...


June 27, 2016, 9:43 am, 1648775

Calculate deadlines directly from information in emails. LawToolBox, the online, rules-based deadline calculator that I reviewed in some depth in 2013, today is announcing that its LawToolBox365 — which brings rules-based calendaring and matter-based deadlines directly into Microsoft Outlook — is now available to the legal market as part of a ...


June 24, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1648311

A bit tardy in posting the latest episodes of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, so I have two to tell you about. The first, Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody, looks at the highly publicized California case in which a 6-year-old girl named Lexi was removed from her foster ...


June 24, 2016, 11:43 am, 1648223

Whoops. PerfectIt caught my failure to use closing quotation marks. For several months now, I have been meaning to try out PerfectIt, an add-in for Microsoft Word that finds consistency and proofreading mistakes. PerfectIt includes a style sheet specifically designed for lawyers, called American Legal Style, and yesterday that style ...


June 22, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1647588

In the latest episode of Law Technology Now, the podcast I cohost with Monica Bay, I have a conversation with David Perla, president of Bloomberg BNA’s legal division and of Bloomberg Law, about the company, his career and Bloomberg Law’s new Smart Code, which he says is changing traditional legal ...


June 22, 2016, 9:44 am, 1647495

Using the Advanced Edit mode to edit the text of a PDF document. Two years ago, Nuance Communications – the company perhaps best known for its Dragon speech recognition software – came out with Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a full-featured professional PDF program with all the capabilities lawyers would need. ...