As Federal Courts Urge Caution On Docket Services, Vendors Respond


Companies that provide services for accessing federal court dockets were caught off guard last week when a number of federal courts began sending notices to attorneys urging them to exercise caution when using such services. Some vendors said that the caution did not apply to them, while others said they were taking steps to address…

2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech


As 2017 comes to a close, I took time to think back over the major trends and developments in legal technology over the past 12 months. I figured I write about such notable trends as artificial intelligence, bots and blockchain. But as I was thinking about the year, something else stood out – the prominence…

Fastcase Announces Its 2017 ‘Fastcase 50’ Honorees


Every year since 2011, the legal research company Fastcase has honored the “Fastcase 50,” a selection of individuals it considers to be the “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This week, it announced its 2017 honorees, and they include a diverse array of lawyers, technologists, law librarians, policymakers,…

Webinar Feb. 17: Mining Gold from Government Data


This Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST, I will be moderating a webinar, “Mining Gold from Government Data.” We’ll be looking at how new technologies are making new types of government data – including key information about government regulations, judges, litigants and attorneys – available.

Our panelists include two companies whose tools…

The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2015


What have been 2015’s most important developments in legal technology? For the past two years, I’ve posted my picks of the top developments in legal tech (2014, 2013). With another year under our belts, it’s time to look back at 2015.

What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology…