Category Archives: Legal Technology

Automate the Boring Stuff

by Erik Adams At my firm we have online learning sessions that happen almost every Wednesday between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Before the training session, I send an email to attorneys in 3 different time zones to remind them … Continue reading

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A Sci-Fi Nerd’s Fear of AI in the Library

by Nicole Downing I’m a big science fiction fan. I like books, movies, and television shows set in a future where people are exploring space, battling aliens, and using advanced technology in every-day life. This means I am very familiar … Continue reading

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A Law Librarian Bitcoin/Blockchain Primer

by Erik Adams As I start to write this column, Google informs me that it takes $13,577.90 to purchase a single Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s astonishing rise in value last year (and significant fall this year) has been in the news a … Continue reading

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The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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CARA: The First Year Associate’s Pocket Calculator

by Erik Adams Anyone who has watched a child learning to do math will have heard the complaint that doing it by hand shouldn’t be necessary in the age of calculators. Or, I suppose, in the age of the Calculator app, … Continue reading

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Is Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and BloombergLaw Feasible?

by Dean Duane Strojny Let’s face it. The cost of the current big three legal research databases is staggering. Over the years, both Lexis and Westlaw tend to have multi-year price increases followed by multi-year price holds. This lulls directors … Continue reading

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Using Cloud-Based Law Practice Management Software in the Classroom

by Maggie Ambrose Usually, I try to stay away from plugging a particular product, but I have to mention that incorporating Clio, a cloud-based law practice management software tool, into the classroom has been well worth the effort. This is … Continue reading

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