Bob Ambrogi

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.

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Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve. After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider that became the blueprint for a new generation of innovative legal services providers. Now, Cohen puts his experience to work as a legal business consultant, providing services and training to law firms, legal departments and…
E-discovery company Relativity is today announcing new pricing and licensing options for its cloud-based RelativityOne product, reducing data fees by up to 50 percent, introducing a more flexible billing model for all RelativityOne customers, and creating a special licensing option for e-discovery service providers at a lower wholesale rate. Today’s announcement encompasses five changes to RelativityOne’s pricing and licensing. At a media briefing last week, Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at Relativity, outlined the…
When Thomson Reuters unveiled its next-generation Westlaw Edge last July, it was the first time its legal research platform featured integrated litigation analytics, providing detailed docket analytics covering judges, courts, attorneys. and law firms, for both federal and state courts. It was significant news, not only because analytics are fast becoming must-have tools for litigators, but also because Westlaw’s biggest competitor, LexisNexis, was making significant strides in developing its own analytics, driven by…
If you are reading this blog, then I don’t have to tell you: Little has more dramatically changed the practice of law than technology. For better or for worse, the technological advances of the past decade have irrevocably changed the legal industry and forever transformed the way we practice law. This is one in a series of posts previewing the upcoming Legalweek/Legaltech conference, Jan. 28-31 in New York. From e-discovery to cybersecurity, technology is integral…
Every year, the folks at the legal marketing and public relations firm InsideLegal analyze the agenda of the Legalweek/Legaltech conference and create a wordcloud revealing the show’s major and not-so-major themes. With the conference kicking off next Tuesday, they’ve done it again, and this year’s wordcloud reveals that the two dominant themes are … (drum roll please) … “legal” and “technology.” That might sound anticlimactic for a conference about law and technology. But it is…
[Editor’s note: In a guest post here in August, e-discovery consultants Tom O’Connor, director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, and Don Swanson, president of Five Star Legal, launched the Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge, a survey to determine whether Office 365’s e-discovery capabilities are up to the task of handling an e-discovery matter on a limited budget. In a November post, they presented the raw results. Today, they…
Well maybe not everything, but I recently sat down with Seth Price for a wide-ranging conversation about digital marketing for law firms. Seth comes at this from the perspective of a lawyer who learned to market his own firm and then decided to apply that learning to other firms. Seth is a founder and managing partner of the law firm Price Benowitz, a personal injury and criminal defense firm with offices in Washington, D.C.,…
It seemed like it would be tough to top 2018, which was a banner year for investments in legal technology, with the total hitting $1 billion. But then, two weeks ago, came  news of a $200 million strategic investment in Houston-based Onit, and now comes news of another major investment in a legal technology company_ $83 million in DISCO, an e-discovery company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Today’s announcement brings the total amount raised…
On Tuesday next week, the combined Legalweek/Legaltech kicks off in New York, one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to legal technology and the business of law. But on Monday night, a pre-conference program will consider, “How To Build A Better Tech Show.” Sponsored by Above the Law and Evolve the Law, five panelists — me among them — will discuss how attendees and vendors can make the most of legal trade shows, how…
Casepoint, one of the first companies to offer a cloud-based, end-to-end e-discovery platform when it launched in 2008, said today that it will unveil a “transformative upgrade” to that software, based on its new Casepoint Platform, a technology designed to allow law firms and legal departments to integrate a variety of enterprise applications, data and workflows within one platform. The Tysons, Va., company will be demonstrating the enhanced e-discovery software and the new platform…