How to Choose the Right Legal Data Vendor: An API Checklist for Law Firms


Law firms’ use of APIs — or application programming interfaces — is proliferating, as they access data from external sources for a range of purposes, from building analytics, to gathering intelligence on their clients and competitors, to developing proprietary AI tools, and more.

But with the proliferating use of APIs comes a proliferation of legal…

20 Legal Tech Executives Write Speaker Pelosi In Favor Of Open Courts Act


Twenty executives of legal technology companies and organizations signed on to a letter delivered this morning to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in favor of legislation that would eliminate the PACER paywall and modernize access to federal court records.

Executives from companies and organizations involved in legal research, docket research and legal information wrote in favor of…

Fastcase Names Its 10th Annual ‘Fastcase 50’ Honorees


Every year since 2011, the legal publisher Fastcase has presented its Fastcase 50 award, which honors 50 individuals who are judged to be the year’s “smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

Today, Fastcase named its honorees for 2020, and the list includes a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, law…

Startup Showdown At ABA Techshow Wednesday Night


If you are attending ABA Techshow this week, be sure not to miss a special opening night event — the first-ever startup pitch contest.

On Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., during the Techshow opening reception in the exhibit hall, 12 legal technology startups will face off in a fast-paced, bracketed “March…