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Will tech make lawyers obsolete?

Tech taking over is always good sci-fi, from The Terminator to Black Mirror.
In Black Mirror, season 4, episode 3 (“Crocodile”), one of the characters settles insurance claims by reading the memories of people to reconstruct accident cases, Voila! No disputes about facts. Therefore, no need for lawyers in that world.< ... (full story)

Ah, redaction-- where is thy sting? How to actually redact a PDF

Paul Manafort and his lawyers are pretty LOL when it comes to technology. But on the other hand, they do put legal technology in the headlines here and there so thanks for that. Our boy has even attracted the attention of the ABA Journal, from whom this information cometh.
Previously on The Adventures of Manafort LOL, our boy was ... (full story)

Solo and small firm tech survey part 2: Security

The ABA released its 2018 annual legal tech survey. This is part 2 of the small (2-9)/solo section, which is where most of you reside.
Cloud security. Even though a majority of those surveyed now use some cloud computing in their practices, smartly, two-thirds of them are actually aware that putting confidential on the cloud may ... (full story)

2018 solo and small firm tech survey part 1

The ABA’s annual legal technology survey is out. This is the second overview of this important overview of the current state of legal tech, concentrating on small firms and appearing in two parts.
This section of the survey is on the actual use of technology by solos (like I was for many years) and firms of two to nine lawy ... (full story)

‘Juice jacking’—something else to worry about

No, just because you’re not in the office, your data isn’t safe.
We have talked forever about the dangers of public use of those devices—from hijacked Wi-Fi hotspots to “war driving” to leaving your device in an Uber (used to be “in a cab” but progress) or a Starbucks.
But there’ ... (full story)