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MyCase acquires immigration legal tech software Docketwise

MyCase, a practice management software company, announced Monday that it had acquired the immigration software Docketwise and integrated the platform into its cloud-based software.

Technical problems during remote trial violated parent’s due process rights, top state court says

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a new trial for a mother whose faulty cellphone service caused her to miss much of remote proceeding to terminate her parental rights.

MyCase rolls out new cloud-based drive for backing up and syncing files

Legal technology company MyCase announced Monday that it will roll out a new cloud-based drive, so law firms and lawyers can back up and sync files across devices while on its platform.

Remote court transcription technology enables virtual court appearances

In 2022, unpredictability has become the norm. Pandemic levels ebb and flow with the appearance of each new COVID-19 variant, ensuring we never know quite what to expect in the days and weeks to come. This continued uncertainty means that settling into the “new normal” remains an elusive concept.

The return of the Master’s Conference and honing your skills in a post-pandemic legal market

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with members of the board of directors for the Master's Conference, including Rick Clark, its co-founder and senior director of sales enablement and strategy with CloudNine; Monica Harris, product business manager of enterprise solutions at Cellebrite; and Marla Mohr, manager of client relations at the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.

TurnSignl app seeks to provide real-time legal assistance and de-escalation of tension during traffic stops

A legal tech CEO talks about how TurnSignl works; the benefits of using the app for users, lawyers and police officers; and his plans for the future.

Law firm’s managing partner had a ‘fixation’ with employee surveillance, wiretap suit says

The managing partner of a Chicago law firm apparently monitored his employees with video cameras and a telephone system that allowed recording of phone calls, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Chicago.

Legal tech company creates tools to help Ukrainians apply for immigration relief

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s March 3 announcement that those who fled Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion could apply for temporary protected status caught the attention of the team at legal technology company SixFifty.

Conduct depositions remotely with these virtual technologies

Two years have passed since the onset of the pandemic, and no matter how you look at it, things will never be quite the same. COVID-19 changed everything. In many cases, the only way for lawyers to continue to practice law and maintain business operations during the pandemic has been to take advantage of remote working technologies.

Modern legal operations are at the intersection of law, business and technology

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Marla Crawford, the general counsel at Cimplifi, an integrated legal services provider that aligns e-discovery and contract analytics for corporate legal departments and law firms.

JusticeText wins pitch competition at SXSW

JusticeText, a technology platform that assists public defenders with processing video and audio evidence, recently won a pitch competition at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The creators of JusticeText were featured as 2022 Legal Rebels by the ABA Journal in February.

Top state court grants reprieve to lawyer who flubbed electronic filing in 2020 after his secretary quit

A Rhode Island lawyer who mistakenly thought he was successful in electronically filing a slip-and-fall lawsuit was granted a reprieve last week when the state’s top court reinstated the complaint.

Techshow ‘60 in 60’ session features a variety of content-creation tech tips

For lawyers wanting to record video and audio messages–or even podcasts–the speakers in the “60 in 60” session at Techshow offered plenty of suggestions.

Even with AI certification initiatives, lawyers need more schooling on tech

As law firms and attorneys rely on artificial intelligence to analyze data, handle client queries and check and review documents and contracts, they have to educate themselves about the tech’s liability risks.

Techshow keynote speaker urges attendees to become allies for criminal justice reform

Kemba Smith Pradia was sentenced to 24.5 years in federal prison nearly three decades ago for conspiracy to participate in her boyfriend’s drug activities. However, a cover story in Emerge magazine helped her become a poster child for sentencing reform.

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