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What They Saw at the ABA TechShow 2010 - 40 of the Best Commentaries and Resources

The ABA TechShow 2010 was held at the Hilton Chicago on March 25-27. Hosted by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, the TechShow attracted an international audience of more than 1,500 legal professionals with three days of seminars, exhibits, and hands-on sessions. To view the...

Google & YouTube Not Liable For Copyright Infringement

Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google and YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor" protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) where YouTube would remove allegedly infringing...

President's "Internet Kill Switch" - Good Idea?

Without much public fanfare recently a Senate Committee unanimously approved the bill dubbed " Internet Kill Switch ," which among other things would allow the President to take over civilian networks in case of an emergency. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously...

Should Lawyers Check Their Blackberries Hourly?

In our fast-paced world, it seems like such availability is expected. Certainly, a partner at a BigLaw firm apparently thinks associates should, sorta. You can read about it on ABA Journal's Law News Now and Above the Law . In a nutshell, a partner asked an associate to send a fax to a client before...

Google to Post the Dead Sea Scrolls - Copyright Infringement Claims Unlikely

Google will not be accused of copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation about Google's Books Library Project where Google is scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation continues, settlement looms on the horizon but the date...

10 Billion Served--with Apps

Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it's no surprise at Apple's announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps comes on the heels of Steve Jobs' announcement of his departure for medical leave, once again...

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Announcing LexisNexis® Firm Manager, an Innovative New Online Legal Practice Management Application for Solos and Small Firms

LexisNexis today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM , an innovative new online legal practice management application for solo practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more than 150 attorneys, the Firm Manager application is designed to...

A Computer Trained to “Think” like an Associate

Could a computer put the jobs of future associates in Jeopardy? The answer to that, in Jeopardy style, comes in the form of a question, "Who is Watson?" It may ultimately mean legal research performed in seconds rather than hours. This week, it meant a huge game show victory by a computer over...

A Computer Trained to “Think” like an Associate

Could a computer put the jobs of future associates in Jeopardy? The answer to that, in Jeopardy style, comes in the form of a question, "Who is Watson?" It may ultimately mean legal research performed in seconds rather than hours. This week, it meant a huge game show victory by a computer...

So You Have an iPad....

If you are a current iPad or iPad2 owner you have probably tinkered around with it a lot. In fact, you have probably already mastered Angry Birds, totally customized your Pandora station, and your iBook shelf runneth over. Are you now considering using it for work and productivity purposes? What are...

iPad Tips for Attorneys and Law Students

If you are a current iPad or iPad2 owner you have probably tinkered around with it a lot. In fact, you have probably already mastered Angry Birds, totally customized your Pandora station, and your iBook shelf runneth over. Are you now considering using it for work and productivity purposes? What are...

Color App Gives New Meaning to Going Public

Location Based apps such as Gowalla or Foursquare provides users with a social experience that not only shows where they are at the moment and what they are doing, but also who they are with or near. But at least one new app is taking things a few steps further by locating users and sharing information...

SaaS: A Cloud-y Option for Attorneys

There's a lot of talk about "the cloud" right now, especially in the wake of last week's announcement of the iCloud. The cloud, better known as Software as a Service (SaaS) is, in a nutshell, software and storage capabilities accessed via the internet, with data stored at sites owned...

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Software as a Service

Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), from LegalTech. Moderator Tom Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal blawgers, Carolyn Elefant , and Robert Ambrogi , and Andy Adkins , founder of Legal Technology Institute . What every lawyer...

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Tech Picks Up Where Recession Left Off — Costing Legal Jobs

The term "BigLaw," used to describe the top global law firms, has become part of our profession's language. And until very recently, these behemoths appeared to be unstoppable both in terms of their growth and the wealth that they generated for their partners. But the Great Recession...

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom. Virtually every law firm started out with a small...

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom. Virtually every law firm started out...

Favorite Legal Apps

Here are a few of my favorite legal apps for handheld devices and tablets: 1. LinkedIn I am a big advocate of lawyers using LinkedIn as a networking and resume building tool. The LinkedIn app makes it easy to access your profile from anywhere, as well as keep up with the great dialogue that goes...