Technology

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Make it stop. Make all the words stop.

March 12, 2014

Holy hell. All this in a matter of two weeks? The Practice of Law Does Not Need to Be Disrupted, The Lawyerist (Mar. 11, 2014) Gartner Legal IT Scenario, 2010 – Smart Machines and LPO Radically Disrupt Legal Profession, Computational Legal Studies (Mar. 2, 2014) Adapt to Law’s Digital Disruption or Die by Snooze, Leadership [...]

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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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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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Apps That Make Me Happy

January 17, 2013

On Wednesday, I attended Thomson Reuters’ day-long series of product and strategy presentations, which have been discussed nicely by Bob Ambrogi, Monica Bay, and Jean O’Grady. Rest assured, I’ll have my own shill-free posts next week on what I saw, heard, and didn’t hear. But for the time being, I wanted to pick up on something [...]

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Content is no longer king: the slow death (maybe) of Matthew Bender

January 17, 2013

With the news today that Thomson Reuters is evolving away from “content is king,” it perhaps comes as no surprise that LexisNexis will take the next 18 months or so to shutter the Matthew Bender corporate offices in Albany, NY. It’s estimated that 220 jobs will be eliminated by the facilities closure. Marc Osborn, a [...]

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Citators & Compliance Algorithms: Some questions for the future. **UPDATED**

January 13, 2013

I read with some interest last week Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch’s paper Are all Citator Services Created Equal? A Comparison of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg (link to pdf). Their reasons for testing the services interested me because it dovetailed with some thoughts on citators I’ve been screwing around with. Here’s how [...]

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[Un]expected legal technology trends for 2013

January 2, 2013

Monica Bay has posted LTN’s poll of numerous legal technology geeks on the question of “What do you predict will be the most unexptected legal technology development or trend in 2013, and why?”  (Spoiler alert: predictive coding.) One of my favorite responses was given by fellow Texan, Craig Ball: [T]he most unexpected legal technology trend in 2013 [...]

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Outside, looking in: my observations about ABA Tech Show 2012

April 9, 2012

You cannot swing a digital cat without hitting an ABA Tech Show 2012 blog review or takeaway.  I particularly enjoyed the vendor posts that relished in the idea that they were pioneers in the cloud space, as if being a “pioneer” was a bellwether for future success. Whatever, here are the major points being made by [...]

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