Reciprocity and the Future of the Florida Bar

Reciprocity and the Future of the Florida Bar

In July 2015, the newly elected President of the Florida Bar, Ramon Abadin created a firestorm of controversy with a proposal to allow attorneys from other states to practice law in Florida without the requirement of passing the State’s Bar Exam. Reaction to Abadin’s proposal was swift – and ferocious – from the state’s more… Read more »

Lawyers, Ethics and Cloud Services

Lawyers, Ethics and Cloud Services

A lawyer is legally obligated to maintaining the confidentiality of his client’s information. Today, more and more lawyers are using the Internet in their day-to-day functioning. They may use cloud services to save data. And as this practice grows, so does the risk of making the client’s confidential information vulnerable to vested interests. For the… Read more »

Technology Tips For Lawyers From ABA Techshow

These days, the 21st century law firm has more options than ever. Technology such as cloud computing and online research platforms, have changed the practice of law. The days of being chained to your desktop computer, with all-important information located only on premises, are long gone. Instead of relying on costly premise-based software, innovative solo… Read more »

A very big day for LegalTech

A very big day for LegalTech

There were two great-big announcements today in the world of LegalTech. In case you missed it, here’s the news: 1. UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneys at a fraction of the cost of a big law firm. [Full Article Here] 2. Just two weeks… Read more »

LegalTech Interview: Docket Alarm

LegalTech Interview: Docket Alarm

This week we had the opportunity to interview Docket Alarm founder and CEO, Michael Sander. Docket Alarm recently received Legaltech News’ 2015 Innovations Award for Best Legal Research Product, so we figured it was about time we took a look under the hood. LI: In your own words, what does your product do and what problem… Read more »

Ease Your Workload by Appointing Technology as Your Second Chair in Class-Action Lawsuits

Although hundreds of class-action lawsuits are filed annually, this field of litigation remains a mystery to most practitioners. Moreover, the time, energy, and financial resources required for class-action litigation pose a major barrier for attorneys and law firms that might otherwise be interested in this practice. Growing your practice is the goal, but so is… Read more »

A Chart Summarizing the New York Bar Exam Changes

What’s new with the New York Bar Exam in 2016? Big changes are coming to the New York Bar Exam beginning in July 2016. As you may know, the NY Bar has decided to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) to replace the current NY Exam format. What’s Changing? To help you prepare for the… Read more »

4 Things General Counsel Need to Know

4 Things General Counsel Need to Know

General Counsel continue to face new challenges. Fears of cyberattacks and data privacy breaches continue to escalate; Dodd-Frank amendments continue to leave an expansive wake. As the environment in which General Counsel operate continues to shift and evolve, here are four things they should look out for in the coming months: 1. The Dark Cloud… Read more »