Practice Technology

2224 ABA Journal Practice Technology articles.

An LSC grant program is trying to increase access to justice through tech

The Technology Initiative Grant Program awards regional LSC offices money for creating technology plans that help low-income people with their legal needs.

We must not squander the future of legal services
What you need to know about virtual and chatbot assistants for lawyers

Many lawyers are reluctant to delegate, preferring to handle everything themselves. The problem with this approach is that it leaves them overburdened, overworked and overstressed. That’s where virtual legal assistants and AI-based chatbots come in. To get you started, Nicole Black of MyCase breaks down some of the more popular options available.

CEO discusses the disrupting, displacing and deconstructing of legal services
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Varun Mehta, the new CEO of Factor, formerly Axiom Managed Solutions, an organization focused on performing complex legal work at scale.
Automated transcription startup lands $31M investment; CEO calls it ‘an important milestone’
Verbit, an artificial intelligence-powered transcription platform with customers in the legal industry, announced Wednesday that it had closed a $31 million Series B funding round.
Company that promised to revolutionize legal services confirms layoffs of most of its legal staff
Atrium, a company that launched in 2017 with the promise of transforming the delivery of legal services, has laid off most of its legal staff in a restructuring.
‘Fundamental shift’ is transforming the delivery of legal services, new report concludes

“Revolutionary changes are afoot” in the market for legal services, according to a new report.

Clients are actively managing their relationships with outside counsel, nonlaw competitors are gaining ground, and…

Online courts, the future of justice and being bold in 2020

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Richard Susskind, who has worked on technology for lawyers since 1981. He is the author of a newly released book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice.

A year-end roundup of law office technology

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already drawing to a close. One way to ensure that the coming year is a successful one is to invest in law office technology that will streamline your law practice, reduce inefficiencies and increase profitability. Nicole Black of MyCase spent the past year writing about legal technology, so there’s no need to start from scratch.

Top 7 legal tech stories from the Journal in 2019
Between facial recognition, Facebook and state privacy laws, it was a busy year for law and technology. The ABA Journal takes a look back at 2019's biggest legal tech stories.
A lawyer’s personal take on making New Year’s resolutions that stick

We’re nearing the beginning of a new year. That means resolution time. During the 40-plus years of his litigation practice, Marcel Strigberger made his share of resolutions on how to optimize his practice habits and routines, winning some and losing some.

Career confessions of an atypical law school graduate

“I’m excited at what lies ahead. My circuitous professional path since law school reflects a profession in flux. … At the same time, there has never been a more exciting moment to create a new path,” writes law professor Jason Tashea.

Law firms are ‘poised to grow’ as they report more success in lateral hiring
Law firms have an eye on expansion as revenues continue to grow.
To improve oversight of facial recognition, expand open-file discovery

In September 2015, two undercover officers in Jacksonville, Florida, bought $50 worth of crack cocaine from a man who called himself “Midnight.”

During the sale, one of the officers took…

Lawyers have a bevy of advanced and AI-enhanced legal research tools at their fingertips

For many lawyers, legal research is an inescapable—and sometimes tedious part—of practicing law. Fortunately, legal research has changed significantly over the years and is now more intuitive and affordable than ever before.

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Web First
What you need to know about virtual and chatbot assistants for lawyers
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Afternoon Briefs: California bar seeks proposals on nonlawyer practitioners; online 'sneak-in' contracts abound
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Your Voice
Why you should insist on diversity in your law practice
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Podcasts
Getting real: What happens when clients go on reality TV
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