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How hosting a national pandemic summit aided the Nebraska courts system with its COVID-19 response

When the novel coronavirus began sweeping across the U.S. earlier this year, Nebraska’s judicial system was better prepared to rapidly adjust its operations than some of its counterparts in other states.


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Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

The online estate-planning platform Trust & Will saw at least a 100% increase in business in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cody Barbo, the company’s CEO and co-founder.


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President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

Asked to reflect on his nine-year tenure as president of the Legal Services Corp., Jim Sandman says he is proud of many things that he and his team accomplished.


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How 2 Texas lawyers are marketing their practice through song

Thanks to social media and the internet, it’s never been easier—or more affordable—for lawyers to advertise. On the other hand, having so many avenues available to lawyers makes it more difficult for anyone to stand out from the crowd.


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Nothing is off-limits for this California bar task force


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Thanks to Legal Hackers, hackathons are an important tool for making law more accessible


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


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Measures for Justice brings about reform by traveling the country to record criminal justice data


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Reinventing the staid field of legal academic writing

Legal academic publishing isn't synonymous with innovation. The mere mention of it can, for some, bring up repressed memories of the most banal and stuffy aspects of law school. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to change that.


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Finding your niche: How one lawyer built a practice by defending a notorious accused hacker

Leaving BigLaw to start his own firm in 2011, Tor Ekeland quickly learned that his legal education was insufficient for the task at hand.


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Diversity in the legal tech community has been slow but steady

The year 2017 was hailed as the "Year of Women in Legal Tech" based on a few high-profile acquisitions and hires.


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Expunging records with new technology


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Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry


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Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri joined forces and took on Chapter 7 bankruptcy

When growing up, Rohan Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts never had reason to think much about Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Both came from well-off families and graduated from Ivy League universities.


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Gina Clayton-Johnson helps women who know what it’s like to have a family member locked up

When Catalina Palacios got an email nominating her to join Essie Justice Group, she didn’t know why.


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Keith Lee couldn't find a place online where lawyers could communicate freely—so he created it

With the rise of Twitter and hashtags like #lawtwitter, more lawyers around the world are connected and engaged in public discussions about the law.


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The founders of SimpleCitizen resolve to streamline the immigration process

Thanks to love—and subpar customer service—immigration is getting simpler.


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Dorna Moini’s software helps legal aid groups and law firms automate users’ form-filling

When Dorna Moini was an associate at Sidley Austin from 2015 to 2017, she welcomed the opportunity to do pro bono work. But the repetitive nature of the job—filling out applications for domestic violence restraining orders—seemed like a waste when her firm was charging hundreds of dollars an hour for her time.


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A seminal 1990s event sparked Colin Starger’s devotion to aiding criminal defendants, inmates

Not many people can point to one defining moment that alters the course of their life. Colin Starger can—it was the brutal beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police in 1991.


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With Kimball Dean Parker’s tools, people are better able to access the justice system

Kimball Dean Parker’s first legal technology business was not a moneymaker. But it planted a seed.


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