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Ticket-fighting app was engaged in unauthorized law practice, top state court rules

An app that connected traffic-ticket defendants with lawyers was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 4-3 decision.

Why this BigLaw firm is embracing an ‘augmented automation solution’ for clients

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced last month that it had teamed up with Workiva Inc. to create an application that automates the S-1 form that companies must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when going public.

Top 5 most important judicial analytics metrics

The judge in your case has immense discretion to decide the pace and outcome of your case. Given this truism, what judicial qualities can you measure in advance to best set you and your client up for success?

ABA internship for law students with disabilities spurs young lawyer’s work at IT company

Lawyer Derek Bolka credits an American Bar Association internship for kick-starting his career at Accenture, an information technology services company, where he is now an inaugural fellow of a legal program for lawyers with disabilities.

Manage your firm’s phone system from anywhere with VoIP

As we head into the fall and face continued uncertainty, it makes sense to take steps to build resiliency into your law firm to ensure it can thrive no matter what disruptions we encounter. If you’re behind the curve, the good news is that there are things you can do to prepare your firm for whatever the future may bring and make it possible to operate and profit no matter where your firm’s employees are located.

Weekly Briefs: Texas abortion clinics return to SCOTUS; law prof known for critical race theory work wins award

Texas abortion clinics seek SCOTUS review

Abortion providers in Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to consider whether their lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictive law can go forward.…

Best practices for integrating new tools into a law department’s portfolio

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Oliver Round, managing counsel, product owner for contract lifecycle management and co-head of legal data management and advisory at BNY Mellon.

Why an online legal marketplace has added tech companies and other alternative providers

“We are creating a much more connected ecosystem, so that in-house teams can find the right solution in one place,” says Basha Rubin, CEO and co-founder at Priori, who was also a 2018 ABA Journal Legal Rebel.

Many BigLaw firms are planning for a Sept. 21 office return, but will it happen?

More than 40% of the BigLaw firms that have announced plans to return to their offices are aiming for a Sept. 21 start date, according to a new analysis of data by legal technology company nQ Zebraworks.

There’s room for improvement in legal industry’s automation adoption, new survey reveals

Roughly 75% of lawyers and other legal timekeepers have reported that their law firms don’t equip them with the automation tools that they need to complete their jobs effectively, according to a new survey from Zero, an email management and mobile time capture company.

Waiting to exhale: The ill effects of technology on legal practice

At my law school 50th reunion earlier this year—by Zoom, of course—several of us with careers in large law firms compared notes. We spent the expected amount of time reflecting on how much law practice has changed over the past half century.

Track your firm’s litigation deadlines with rules-based calendaring software

Practicing law in the midst of a worldwide pandemic isn’t easy. For the past year and a half, legal professionals have struggled to adapt to their newfound reality of virtual court appearances, online meetings and remote work.

This online platform aims to help pro se litigants with complex civil cases

Unlike many other technological tools for pro se litigants, its creators say Courtroom5 is particularly well suited to help people with complex civil matters and can be utilized by consumers nationwide.

Top 4 unexpected culture killers for post-COVID-19 hybrid work

While individual schedules will vary, on any given day, firms will have a segment of their team in the office, and another segment dispersed. After more than a full year of working remotely, this will be yet another disruption for law firms to endure.

LegalZoom is pursuing an alternative business structure license in Arizona

Obtaining an alternative business structure license would allow LegalZoom to hire attorneys as employees to provide legal advice directly to customers rather than relying on an independent network of lawyers.

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