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Thomson Reuters has notified customers of its Firm Central practice management product of a security vulnerability in its optional desktop software. Because of an “obscure security vulnerability” in its desktop software for PCs, the notice says, customers should uninstall the software. This applies to anyone who has the software installed, even if they are no longer Firm Central users. Current customers can then install an updated version of the software with security improvements that address…
Getting anything done requires a certain amount of organization.  One of the simplest tools you can use to get stuff done is a checklist.  It allows you to both record what you need to do and also mark that it has been completed. While the checklist is great, it has a big flaw.  It stresses immediate completion.  You check a box or put a line through a task and it is complete.  Time to move…
Northwestern Law Professor and widely respected author and speaker on legal tech and innovation, Dan Linna, told the UK’s Law Gazette that the lack of community leadership is stopping a true legal tech community from being formed. I responded on Twitter that while the Internet drives countless communities in other verticals and causes, we’re lacking a strong legal tech community and leadership because the people brining us legal tech are absent from the discussion…
The roster of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers is at 36, but now Michigan is on track to possibly make it 37. Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court posted a notice that it is considering adopting the duty and requesting public comment. The proposal would amend a paragraph of the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct to read as follows: Maintaining Competence. To maintain the…
For my column this week at Above the Law, I do some ruminating on the evolving role of law librarians, particularly with regard to legal technology. The news hook for my column was a just-published study from the American Association of Law Libraries, the inaugural AALL State of the Profession report, an in-depth look at what information professionals do and how they do it. But I’d already been thinking about librarians’ changing roles and…
Silicon Valley-backed Atrium is a different kind of law firm — a dual entity that is part law practice and part legal technology company. The goal is to provide corporate clients with a more efficient and transparent alternative to traditional large firms, with Atrium’s lawyers focusing exclusively on practicing law, while a second entity, Atrium LTS, handles all operations for the firm, even including marketing, and develops and operates software to streamline the firm’s workflows.…
A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation: Albany Law program will prepare students for high-tech careers. Three upstate New York educational institutions — Albany Law School, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and the Research Foundation for SUNY — said this week they are partnering to provide a unique, experiential learning program that will both prepare students for high-tech careers and promote the development of marketable technologies in the region. Next…
The Internet Archive is a remarkable resource for preserving our internet heritage. One way to utilize their large archive of audio is to use their advanced search feature to convert any search into a podcast. Why would you want to do this?  Generate a podcast that looks for music based on keywords Turn lecture topics into a podcast Make an existing audio collection into a podcast Revive a dead podcast that no longer has a…
Thanks to the generosity of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, I have 10 free admission tickets to give away for the final round gala of the Global Legal Hackathon. If purchased, a ticket would cost $75. The semi-formal gala is Saturday, May 4, at White & Case in midtown New York City, with a demo hall and cocktail hour beginning at 5 p.m. and the program starting at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will get…
With the report due out today of the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III into Russian election interference, there is one podcast I will be watching for its next episode to come out. Called Talking Feds, the weekly podcast is a roundtable discussion among well-known former federal prosecutors who discuss and analyze high-profile criminal cases in the news — most often the juggernaut that is the Mueller probe. The show is hosted…