Happy Friday, and Happy Top 10 Day! This week’s edition features Tim Lowles’ examination of a key moment in the ALCS, Barclay Nicholson’s look at an important upcoming ballot measure for Coloradan voters, and Mark Arnold’s informative post on the constitutional requirements for the distribution of alcohol. Our Editor-in-Chief, Bob Ambrogi, also highlights a great new access to justice game created by Stanford and Suffolk law schools. Will the American League Baseball finals be decided
Unlike recent point releases, WordPress 5.0 represents a major shift both in the underlying technology and user experience. Some other releases stand out in my mind – 3.4 brought the theme customizer which is now the foundation for all the theme work done at LexBlog, 3.8 changed the look and feel of the WordPress administrative area, and 4.4 introduced a REST API into core – but this update dwarfs those and most others.  For…
Welcome back to another beautiful Friday, and another beautiful Top 10 in Law Blogs! This week features a fascinating consideration of the legal ramifications of “beers for a cause” from Daniel Croxall, David Regan’s thoughtful meditation on World Mental Health Day, and Jeff Simon on the potential impacts of a shift in venture investment towards the Midwest. Here’s to a wonderful Fall weekend! General Release Bars Family from Recovering Art from the Holocaust – By…
This is a question that is plaguing me at the moment as I force myself to relearn calculus for Analysis of Algorithms at Oregon State University. In moments like this, where the concepts are abstract and I need to learn even more abstract concepts so I can understand the first class of abstract ideas, motivation is key. Why does this matter? I’ve been working in the industry for over five years and never needed this…
Today, our Director of Product, Jared Sulzdorf, announced in our Slack channel that the Gutenberg editor plugin was installed on our Donuts blog so I thought I would take this opportunity to try out the new editor and write something! I’m not the type of person that’s afraid of trying new things or taking a risk, especially if I think the risk is worth the reward. For example, one of my favorite hobbies is…
If you were new to the legal industry, what would you expect a legal technology conference to be like? Probably drab, long, with lots of attendees in dark suits roaming the hotel corridors. That’s definitely what I thought when I joined LexBlog in July and heard I would be traveling to conferences with my team. From what I’ve heard, there are lots of legal conferences like this, and from what I heard prior to last…
I’ve been writing WordPress themes and plugins for about a decade and recently I’ve been putting more effort into curating a personal “boilerplate” folder for new themes and plugins. In reading through it, I can see what concepts and components have become habitual for me, regardless of the subject matter of the project. Some `Constant` Companions I declare the following constants: The purpose of this block is to introduce some basic data about our project,…
The longer LexBlog has maintained a product discipline, the more disciplined I’ve tried to become in evaluating new ideas and business. This often puts me in the place of saying “No”, which, contrary to some popular beliefs, is not a word that I personally enjoy saying. I find it unlikely that anyone enjoys telling someone else that their idea is not worthy of working on immediately (or ever), but it’s a necessary part of running…
Talking with Ishan Girdhar, CEO of Privva, a vendor risk management company, at ILTACON 2018.  Kevin O’Keefe: Who am I talking with? Ishan Girdhar: Hi, my name is Ishan Girdhar, and I’m the founder and CEO of Privva. Kevin O’Keefe: What does Privva do? Ishan Girdhar: Privva really helps manage the security assessment process throughout the entire value chain in the legal industry. So, clients are asking law firms a lot of security…
Speaking with Michael Chasin, the CEO of Lexicata, on his journey from Uber driver to legal tech CEO, at ILTACON 2018.  Kevin O’Keefe: I am with Michael Chasin, and you’re the founder of what? Michael Chasin: Lexicata. Kevin O’Keefe: And what is Lexicata? Michael Chasin: So Lexicata is essentially a CRM and client intake software built for small to medium-sized law firms. Kevin O’Keefe: And how’d you get that idea? Michael Chasin: So…