Obituaries

Legal tech expert Ross Kodner dies


Ross Kodner, a legal technology expert well known for his CLE presentations, has died of a heart attack.

A 1986 graduate of Marquette University Law School, Kodner founded the legal consulting firm MicroLaw and was an active member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, according to a bio at the MicroLaw website. Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites and Ball in Your Court published tributes.

Says Ball in Your Court: “There are thousands and thousands of lawyers across the nation who have Ross Kodner to thank for understanding some aspect of legal technology, whether it was how to slay the paper dragon or speed one’s use of software or make wise buying decisions. Ross was our oracle and inspiration.”

Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites notes Kodner’s “long-unwavering dedication to WordPerfect” and his “gregarious nature.” Ambrogi also recalls how Kodner teamed with website consultant Dale Tincher to create an online information clearinghouse for lawyers seeking to re-establish their practices after the Sept. 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina.

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