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LegalTech 2013: Old habits die hard, but die they do

It’s February again. And if you’re a regular reader of mine, you know what that means: it’s once again time for my annual article on LegalTech. If you’re not familiar with this conference, which was held in Manhattan last week, ...

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Legal Loop: Lexis’ new tool is innovative, but for whom?

UPDATE: A LexisNexis representative has advised me that there was some confusion regarding the information I originally received regarding pricing and that MedMal Navigator is indeed available as a stand-alone product. In that case, as I discussed below, offering it ...

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Legal Loop: 2012: The year of the mobile lawyer?

Like it or not, we are now living in a mobile world, made possible in large part due to rapid advances in mobile and cloud technologies. The effect of these tools on the legal profession is becoming increasingly apparent, especially ...

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Legal Loop: Legal technology predictions for 2013

Each year, I take a stab at predicting the legal profession’s reaction and implementation of 21st century technologies. And this year is no different. I’m not always correct, but I often have a good sense of the pulse of the ...

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Legal Loop: Legal ethics and retention of electronic data

Fax machines are just one of the once familiar technologies that many businesses are now abandoning in favor of scanning, mailing or sharing digital documents via online platforms. Not surprisingly, the more conservative legal and financial industries are two of ...

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Legal Loop: 2012 technology trends for large law firms

Earlier this month, the American Lawyer released its annual technology survey results. The Am Law Tech Survey 2012 compiled the responses of 83 Am Law 200 CIOs and technology chiefs regarding their law firms’ use of technology over the past ...

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Legal Loop: Facebook, juries and mistrials, oh my!

Earlier this month, local criminal defense attorney and prolific author, Gary Muldoon, brought to my attention a very interesting Supreme Court of Kentucky decision that was issued in September, Sluss v. Commonwealth, 2012 WL 4243650. This case addressed allegations of ...

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