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ABA lists 2016’s top blawgs

The ABA tracks about 4,000 legal blogs, or “blawgs,” and puts out a list of the best of them every year.
Here are a few of those. I can’t provide links, so you’ll have to google them.
First, an interesting note. Only two of these are actually posted within a law firm’s website. The rest are indepe ... (full story)

2016 legal tech developments retrospective

Legal tech guru Robert Ambrogi has jotted down his thoughts on the most important developments in the field last year, and I am passing some of them along.
Ambrogi is also the source of the most bizarre legal tech story of 2017 so far. It seems as if robots are creating fake people who post his columns word-for-word.
Whatever ... (full story)

Some top new products from 2016

All of the legal tech newsletters are weighing in on the best products of the past year. Here are a few that the folks at Technolawyer thought were the cat’s meow:
Contract Tools (https://papersoftware.com/contract-tools.html) is a MS Word add-on for drafting, analyzing and proofreading written agreements. It tracks the con ... (full story)

Chinese nationals charged with hacking M&A info from law firms

About, oh, 20 years ago, my first feature article on legal technology contained a warning about hackers infiltrating a law firm to download information on pending mergers and acquisitions. My thoughts centered around a scene from the film Wall Street, where Charlie Sheen’s character broke into an office to steal that kind of i ... (full story)

New grievance phishing scam attacks lawyers

If you receive an email that looks like a bar grievance complaint filing, do not open it. It is probably a phishing expedition.
This particular phishing email is spreading throughout at least 10 states, including Ohio, Florida, New York and Texas. The email tells an attorney that a grievance has been filed and gives a link to cli ... (full story)