January 2012

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More on the attorney-client-software sandwich problem

January 29, 2012

By Jason Wilson Hat tip to Rob Richards over at Legal Informatics Blog for directing me to Christine Kirchberger’s post “Law as an app,” which was inspired in part by my Slaw column “I am now an app™“ and continues a line of thinking about the intersection of software and law. The ideal law app, therefore, [...]

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Is anything about legal research pleasurable?

January 25, 2012

By Jason Wilson In a recent article for UX Magazine, Nathan Hendricks explores how brands can make better connections with people through desire. Unearthing desire isn’t always easy. Freud wouldn’t have had much of a career if it were. Some desires are simply difficult to talk about in polite company (sex, power, vengeance, status). Others are [...]

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So, we’re finally going to release an electronic re[ading][search] platform.

January 24, 2012

By Jason Wilson It seems like forever, but I’m pleased to be able to finally say that we (Jones McClure Publishing) will be releasing an electronic search and reading platform for our Texas content later this year (and a completely revamped website to boot). You can sign up (email address only) here to be notified [...]

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I spy with my little eye … your secrets!

January 24, 2012

By Jason Wilson Continuing the trend of security lapses in law firms and corporate board rooms around the country, Threat Level reported on a NYT piece titled “Cameras May Open Up the Board Room To Hackers.” Despite the fact that the most expensive systems offer encryption, password protection and the ability to lock down the [...]

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Why the fuck are we still citing to page numbers in cases?

January 21, 2012

By Jason Wilson <rant> When was the last time you pulled a bound volume off the shelf so you could make sure a legal proposition was cited on the proper page? If your answer is “I don’t remember,” then congratulations, you’re right. And yet, here we are, in 2012, still citing to page numbers. I [...]

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Programmatic guidance: insurance coverage opinions

January 19, 2012

By Jason Wilson Someone wrote a post last week making me look at meetandconfer.com, which is another site dedicated to programmatic guidance for a niche area of Federal practice. I don’t have an opinion about the service, but it made me think about the rapid growth of survey-style programs designed to help lawyers along a [...]

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EHRs: A new frontier for litigation?

January 9, 2012

By Jason Wilson I was at a doctor’s office a couple of weeks ago and watched the nurses move in and out of rooms carrying laptops from room to room. It was, in my parlance, completely fucking ludicrous watching these people move around with 7.5 pound Dell laptops with one arm around the office. I [...]

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Associating unthinkable data collections

January 6, 2012

By Jason Wilson From David Worlock, The key trends of 2011 will always be, for me, the landmark strides made towards really incorporating content into the workflow of professionals, and the progress made in associating previously unthinkable data collections (not linked by metadata, structure and/or location) in ways that allowed us draw out fresh analytical [...]

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