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Small is the new big. That’s what he said.

April 1, 2014

If there was one takeaway for me from this year’s ABA Techshow it’s this: small law is not something to be ignored, and if anything, small law might even be something to be feared. I saw this playing out in a number of presentations and sessions and idle chatter at cocktail parties and in vendor hall, [...]

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Here is your 2014 ABA TechShow Vendor list

March 23, 2014

Every year I go to TechShow it seems I run into a few young associates who’ve been shuttled off to Chicago to gather information on software and service solutions for their respective firms. You see a lot of them wandering around vendor hall, picking up schwag, listening intently to sales pitches and product demos. I’m [...]

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Past Editions: Why are we leaving you behind?

March 19, 2014

I was recently using the new California Legislative Information (“CLI”) website and it reminded me of a couple of things. First was color, namely when information is conceived and born digitally, we as the creators can actually use color in text, and we should use more of it (when appropriate of course). It’s certainly something that’s [...]

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An Open Letter to Thomson Reuters’ Susan Taylor Martin: Let’s talk print.

March 3, 2014

Ms. Martin, This isn’t something I would normally do, but I’m just compelled to say something, you know? I have to say that after a couple of decades of being in the publishing business, I’ve really admired your company’s catalog of analytical material. But ever since the release of WestlawNext (WLN)—which was a big step [...]

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The Marble & The Sculptor: A book review of sorts.

November 17, 2013

So a couple of weeks before I get a copy of this new book by Keith Lee (of Associate’s Mind), The Marble and the Sculptor, I’m given a pitch by an attorney that’s been practicing for nearly 20 years for this book that tackles cradle-to-grave type stuff, you know from choosing to go to law [...]

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Forget curating. We should be collannotating.

October 24, 2013

Bob Ambrogi’s post yesterday on Casetext adding crowdsourced question and answers similar to that of Mootus reminded me of last-year’s much hyped Law Genius, I think mostly because I see each of these services attempting to do something very similar: exploring new ways (e.g., points, reputation) to get lawyers and law students to freely annotate primary law. After [...]

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Introducing Prcttnr: Bringing legal commentary & practice guides to the masses.

October 14, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, this blog has been pretty quiet lately. That’s primarily because I’ve been busy working with a few IP experts, programmers, legal editors and, of course, “the money” in an attempt to bring to fruition an idea that, quite frankly, couldn’t have come about until recently. We are calling it, at least [...]

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The Annotated Oral Argument: Tucker v. Thomas (#SCOTX)

October 11, 2013

So I’ve been working through some family law legislation this year with the editorial team responsible for updating O’Connor’s Texas Family Law Handbook, and took some interest in a couple of Texas Supreme Court cases involving attorney fees. The first is Tedder v. Gardner Aldrich LLP, ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2013) (No. 11-0767; 5-17-13), which held [...]

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