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Will the Bestlaw plugin expose user data WestlawNext keeps hidden?

December 18, 2014

I stumbled upon Bestlaw the other day, which apparently is a browser plugin that allows you do manipulate WestlawNext data in the following ways: Copy a perfect Bluebook citation with one click Clean, readable view Automatically-generated table of contents Highlight hard-to-see page numbers Quick link to jump to footnotes One-click copying for citations, titles, and full [...]

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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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What does the “D” word actually mean?

March 24, 2014

And here all along, I thought “d********n” stood for displacement through technology and apps, alternative pricing, and whatever couldn’t be bespoke. But all along it was simply alternative business models and nonlawyers getting a seat at the table, which was merely echoed by His Holiness as well, or is it Moses? I’ve committed myself this week to asking [...]

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My ABA TechShow Schedule

March 16, 2014

For anyone that cares, here’s what I plan on attending at ABA’s 2014 TECHSHOW simply because I find these sessions more interesting to me than the others. If you are going to be there, then please make sure you get on one of the Twitter lists floating about. And remember to visit the ABA booth [...]

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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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Off the Page & Beyond the Book: a AALL 2013 panel you do not want to miss. *UPDATED*

June 30, 2013

*UPDATE* Due to a conflict, Eyal Iffergan will be unable to participate in this panel. However, the always brilliant Jean O’Grady of DLA Piper will be stepping into Eyal’s shoes to give us an insider’s insights into the future of eBooks. On Monday, July 15th at 2:30 p.m. in Rooms 602-604 of the Washington State [...]

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The most terrifying thing on the Internet today.

June 26, 2013

Today was a wacky fucking day. It first started in the pre-dawn hours with our very own Sen. Wendy Davis and the hours-long filibuster on the ridiculous Texas anti-abortion bill (story here), continued with SCOTUS’ much anticipated opinion in Windsor striking down DOMA (recap here), while Wimbledon injury-madness and upsets ensued (story here), only to be [...]

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Technology will not make old content, poor writing, or awful structure better or more useful.

June 24, 2013

In the very near future, legal publishers’ front lists are going to explode with new digital titles for your consumption. They will grow by the dozens in every product category, enough to make your head spin, and they will never know the feel of paper. Each title will be increasingly granular, like an ALR annotation [...]

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