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Much of the current justice system is built on processes and techniques that make it harder than it has to be to comply with orders and even show up to court dates. The no shows are hit with sanctions and weighty consequences from impossible to pay fines to jail time. Collateral consequences from an arrest […]…
The last decade has seen enormous advances in legal technology. The tech covers just about every aspect of supporting and delivering legal services, with the laggards in the judiciary quickly coming up to speed during the pandemic. Until now, legal tech largely focused on automation, data management, productivity and case management. What’s missing? Client experience. […]…
Another week, another conference on another platform. This one had a couple things going for it: It was short and it was fun. User-friendly design expert and A2J Hero Nicole Bradick and her team at Theory and Principle held what I hope will be the first of many Justice Tech & Design Cross-Community Gatherings. Bradick […]…
This year, I’ve had the opportunity to sample and attend numerous virtual conferences, webinars, classes, and events. Without a doubt, Clio Cloud 2020 was the best. Not to say there weren’t glitches, like no sound on the core platform on the first day for several minutes, while Clio’s energetic emcee continued despite dozens of attendees […]…
On my first visit to the Supreme Court, I was doing the normal touristy things. While gawking at the majesty of it all and marveling at the spiral staircases, I caught a glimpse of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she walked through a hall just past where us tourists were roped off from the off-limits […]…
As a reporter and editor for general and legal media for more than 20 years, I take my professional responsibilities and the privilege that comes with being able to publish to an audience seriously. Part of that is regular evaluation of ethical approaches to reporting news and publishing stories, sometimes revealing the most intimate and […]…
Utah’s new regulatory sandbox is off to a strong start with Rocket Lawyer as the first large legal services provider to reveal it’s going to take part in the program. Bloomberg Law reported on the announcement and noted that four other smaller legal services providers have signed on to handle consumer bankruptcy and family law matters. In its announcement, Rocket Lawyer noted that it is uniquely poised to work in Utah given its offices in…
Just a few weeks ago Utah took the plunge to strategically test new legal services delivery models to open access to courts and justice in the state. I’d wondered who would be next. I didn’t have to wait long. Arizona, another pioneer in exploring A2J solutions, skipped the sandbox approach, and jumped ahead to become the first state to allow nonlawyer ownership of law firms. Whether this move by Arizona will actually lead to…
I have a love/hate relationship with best-of lists. Many are superficial. Many have suspect or opaque methodology. Others are pay-to-play. Yet there are those that have real value to readers and to those featured on the lists. I’ve created and developed many best-of lists over the years, including the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels and the now-retired Blawg 100 franchise. See the full Fastcase 50 list and previous lists here. The Blawg 100 was a…
I have a love/hate relationship with best-of lists. Many are superficial. Many have suspect or opaque methodology. Others are pay-to-play. Yet there are those that have real value to readers and to those featured on the lists. I’ve created and developed many best-of lists over the years, including the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels and the now-retired Blawg 100 franchise. See the full Fastcase 50 list and previous lists here. The Blawg 100 was a…