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So Instagram has a drug problem. But where are the lawyer ads?

September 27, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was reading an article discussing Instagram’s drug trade, specifically, the thousands of photo and video posts selling everything from marijuana and prescription pills to ecstasy and other narcotics. If you’re curious, just do a hashtag search — try “#xanax,” for example. You’ll be greeted by a list of hashtags spanning [...]

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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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Dear Laid-off Law Partner, Come teach computers with us!

January 13, 2013

Well, tip of the hat to Rob Richards over at Legal Informatics for pointing me to a gem of a piece by Noah Waisberg (Diligence Engine) titled: Legal Automation: Career Alternative for Laid-off Law Firm Partners?  We have a career suggestion for laid-off partners who are highly skilled at legal work and less skilled at client [...]

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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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Typography for Lawyers: Kindle Edition

August 30, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’m pleased to announce that we have released Matthew Butterick’s Typography for Lawyers for the Kindle.  You can pick up your copy for the insanely ridiculous price of $9.99. Butterick has done an amazing job reworking the beautifully designed print edition for the Kindle, which has some pretty significant design limitations. But [...]

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The Silence of the Lawbrarians

June 17, 2011

By Jason Wilson My latest post, “PUNY LAWYERS. PUNY LIBRARIANS. HULK SMASH! A Brief Comment on Fighting Words and Legal Publishers, is up on Slaw, so go check it out and get all indignent about it. (If you do that last part, make sure you leave a comment about how steamed you are.) [Image (CC) [...]

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