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Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change. When TECHSHOW opens Feb. 27 in Chicago, Thomson Reuters will not be among the exhibitors. Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it will not exhibit at TECHSHOW this year. Last year, it spent $137,000 to exhibit at TECHSHOW. Even so,...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Techshow, Alm, Abbott, Burke, Vermeulen, Bob Ambrogi, Christy Burke, Burke Company, Michael Abbott


How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019 I’ve been covering lawyers’ use of social media in my column for the Daily Record since 2008. Back then, most lawyers believed that social media was a passing fad, despite my ardent assertions to the contrary. Some even believed that it was both unethical and unwise for lawyers to use social media. Convincing lawyers that social media was a phenomenon t...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York, Law, Social Media, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Gary Craig, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change. When TECHSHOW opens Feb. 27 in Chicago, Thomson Reuters will not be among the exhibitors. Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it will not exhibit at TECHSHOW this year. Last year, it spent $137,000 to exhibit at TECHSHOW. Even so,...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Techshow, Alm, Abbott, Burke, Vermeulen, Christy Burke, Burke Company, Michael Abbott, CLOC


Morning Docket: 01.14.19

* In this bombshell report, it was revealed that almost immediately after President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, the agency launched a criminal and counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working on Russia's behalf. No collusion? [New York Times] * "They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong." Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says the president's legal team should be allowed to "correct" special counsel Robert Mueller's report before anyone else gets to read it, in...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Deaths, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, Hamilton, Ticketmaster


Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discours...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Social Media, Ethics, Web/Tech, Nopd, Louisiana, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Gill Pratt, National Guard, Jefferson


The Big Four and The Legal Industry: Who Should Be Afraid?

A recent instalment of the podcast series LegalSpeak addresses the question of whether or not recent forays into the legal arena by the accounting industry’s Big Four actually comprise a significant threat to U.S. law firms. Nicholas Bruch, principal analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence, who has been looking into this issue deeply for at least two years, believes that the answer is “Yes” – particularly for large law firms with an international reach. He also believes that many of those firms are no...
Tags: Asia, Big Four, Law Firm Strategy, Law Firm Economics, Aba, ALM Legal Intelligence, Bruch, The Legal Profession, Global Law Firms, Threats from Big Four Accounting, Nicholas Bruch


Court denies motion to clarify obligations when making permitted ex parte contacts

By David Hricik The ABA Model Rules and most state rules divide the world into “persons represented by counsel,” who may not be contacted about a matter, and “unrepresented persons,” who may.  Speaking generally, a lawyer may not communicate about a matter with a person who is “represented by counsel” in that particular matter.  See, e.g., A.B.A. Model Rule 4.2.  This is true even if the represented person wants to talk to the lawyer: only the person’s lawyer may consent. If a person is not “rep...
Tags: Law, Court, Ethics, Aba, Fed, Golden, David Hricik, Hoist Fitness Systems Inc, TuffStuff Fitness International Inc, California Code of Professional Conduct, Zwickler


Warriors and Kings combine for most 3-pointers in NBA history during thriller

If you want to understand how much basketball has changed in the past few decades, look no further than the Golden State Warriors' 127-123 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday and where the NBA was 40 years ago. In the 1979-1980 season, the first year when the NBA adopted the 3-point line of the defunct ABA, seven of the league's 22 teams made fewer than 40 3-pointers during the entire 82-game regular season. In a single game in 2019, the Warriors and Kings combined for 41 triples...
Tags: News, Sacramento Kings, Kings, Nba, Aba, Golden State Warriors, Warriors and Kings


TA completes investment in Behavioral Health Works

TA Associates completed an investment in Behavioral Health Works, a behavioral health services provider focusing on therapy and services for children with autism spectrum disorder. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. TA’s Emily McGinty will join Behavioral Health Works’s board of directors. Press Release TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a strategic growth investment in Behavioral Health Works (“BHW”), a behavioral healt...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, Healthcare, Aba, Ta, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Opus Bank, Deloitte LLP, PE Deals, TA Associates, Moss Adams, TA Associates TA Associates, Boston Menlo Park London Mumbai, BHW, Emily C McGinty, Jennifer M Mulloy


One More State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence (Sort Of)

I’m adding another to my list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, although this state has done it in a somewhat different way. Louisiana has amended its Code of Professionalism for lawyers to add two provisions related to lawyers’ use of social media. The two provisions related to technology provide: “I will use technology, including social media, responsibly. My words and actions, no matter how conveyed, should reflect the professionalism expected of me a...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Louisiana, Aba, Louisiana Supreme Court, Bob Ambrogi, Tech Competence, Louisiana State Bar Association, LSBA


Blockchain? Probably Not.

Most of what you are being told about the future of blockchain in the legal profession is nonsense. Don’t get me wrong. Blockchain is very cool. And I am the furthest thing from a luddite you will find in the legal profession. I’m a part-time LLM student at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Department of Computing Science studying the automation of legal reasoning. I’m an ABA Innovation Fellow for 2018/2019, writing open-source software to automate analogy to prior cases. I am an advo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Law, China, Legal Technology, Aba, Hudson, Blockchain, Manhattan Bridge, Sherwood Park Alberta, Jason Morris, University of Alberta Faculty of Law


Online Loan Marketplaces: Benefits, Challenges, and Enormous Growth

Financial technology (Fintech) and the internet have enabled the creation of online loan marketplaces. Marketplace lending is made possible by technology platforms that use scoring algorithms to determine the borrowers’ ability to repay. Online loan platforms were first created by non-bank owners who act as brokers, collecting a fee to match borrowers with lenders and offer them multiple loan options to compare. They pose a real threat to the profitability of traditional lenders. Julian Skan, A...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sales, United States, Small Business Loans, Fintech, Irs, Aba, Kabbage, Forbes, LendingClub, U S Department of the Treasury, American Bankers Association ABA, Lendio, Julian Skan Accenture, Uncertainties Surrounding Fintech


Deadline Is Tomorrow, 12/28, To Vote For Startups To Attend ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

The deadline is tomorrow, Dec. 28, at 11:45 p.m. Eastern time, to vote for the legal tech startups that will get to participate in Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Your votes will determine the 15 companies that are selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. To read descriptions of the 25 companies in contention, go here. To vote for your favorite,go here. or go directly to Survey Monkey. Here are...
Tags: Startups, Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Techshow, Startup Alley, Bob Ambrogi


Deadline Is Tomorrow, 12/28, To Vote For Startups To Attend ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

The deadline is tomorrow, Dec. 28, at 11:45 p.m. Eastern time, to vote for the legal tech startups that will get to participate in Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Your votes will determine the 15 companies that are selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. To read descriptions of the 25 companies in contention, go here. To vote for your favorite,go here. or go directly to Survey Monkey. Here are...
Tags: Startups, Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Techshow, Startup Alley


Non Sequiturs: 12.23.18

* Nancy Gertner and Laurence Tribe take Alan Dershowitz to task for his unorthodox analysis of the sentencing proceedings of General Michael Flynn. [Boston Globe] * In this elegant essay, Jane Chong uses two notable new books -- To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and the updated edition of Charles Black's classic, Impeachment: A Handbook, with a new preface and additional chapters by by Philip Bobbitt (affiliate links) -- as the jumping-off point f...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Affordable Care Act, Connor, Donald Trump, American Bar Association, Aba, Tort Reform, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurence Tribe, Jonathan Adler, Michael Flynn, Nancy Gertner, Stephen Cooper, Alan Dershowitz


Morning Docket: 12.20.18

* Law school placed on probation and in a refreshing turn of events, the school claims to be working with the ABA instead of hiring Paul Clement to sue. [Atlanta Journal Constitution] * Woman charged with fake witchcraft because 2018 just keeps on giving. [NPR] * Secret Cohen filings? Hm. [CNBC] * Wait, the law is set up to help people like Harvey Weinstein? No kidding. [Gothamist] * Killing Bill O'Reilly's Lawsuit Against Lawyer. [Hollywood Reporter] * Federal judge still respects asylum l...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Law Schools, Courthouse News Service, Aba, Cnbc, Paul Clement, Bill O Reilly, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Morning Docket, John Marshall Law School Atlanta


Wednesday round-up

At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that “[a] specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings,” “conclud[ing] that while the complaints ‘are serious,’ there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices.” Additional coverage comes from Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller, Joan Biskupic at CNN, Samuel Chamberlain at Fox ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Npr, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aba, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, Richard Wolf, Ginsburg, Nina Totenberg, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

Vote now. Help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen companies will be selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. In October, we issued a call for entries. From all the entries we received, a panel of judges whittled the applications down to 25. Now your votes will select the final 15. The 15 startups with the most...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cisco, Chicago, Miami, Pasadena, BYU, Financial Times, Aba


Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

Which of these firms do you want to see at ABA TECHSHOW?
Tags: Technology, Law, Aba, Startup Alley, Robert Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley


Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

Vote now. Help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen companies will be selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. In October, we issued a call for entries. From all the entries we received, a panel of judges whittled the applications down to 25. Now your votes will select the final 15. The 15 startups with the most...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cisco, Chicago, Miami, Pasadena, BYU, Financial Times, Aba


Loving our Neighbors for the Common Good: Subsidiarity, Responsibility, and Change

Loving our Neighbors for the Common Good: Subsidiarity, Responsibility, and Change cali.beyer December 14, 2018 - 3:22pm Start Date Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:00 Introduction Text Living coram Deo—in the sight of God—implies the unique obligation to make the world a better place, especially if you are in a position where you can bring about changes.  However, without an appropriate framework for understan...
Tags: Indonesia, Church, Religion, Cbs, Jesus, Aba, Gordon College, Balkans, Fort Worth Texas, Trey, Kansas City Missouri, Western District, University of Zurich, State Bar of Texas, Apeldoorn The Netherlands, BBC NPR


A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A Joint $120,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a stay-at-home mom whose husband makes $120,000 per year. She spends some of her money this week on a Snickers bar.Occupation: Stay-At-Home MomAge: 36Location: Los Angeles, CAMy Husband's Salary: $120,000 His Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $2,950 (after ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, California, Los Angeles, Jane Austen, Philadelphia, Hulu, Costco, Aba, Coffee Bean, Medi Cal, Souplantation, Keri Danielski


Morning Docket: 12.12.18

* Yale Law School's list of the most memorable quotes of the year is out, and Rudy Giuliani's "truth isn't truth" and Justice Brett Kavanaugh's "I still like beer" coming in first and second place, respectively. Congratulations on all of your success. [Newsweek] * After some dealmaking with Republicans, Senator Kamala Harris will remain on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The problem here is that another GOP seat will be added, but right now, it seems like there's no one out there who wants to t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Government, Senate, Gop, Women's Issues, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Kirkland & Ellis, Newsweek


Two Recent ABA Ethics Opinions: More Law Firms Relying on the Cloud

The ABA released ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 482, Ethical Obligations Related to Disasters, on September 19, 2018. The opinion may be found at https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/aba_formal_opinion_482.authcheckdam.pdf. In the opinion, the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility clarifies the ethical obligations attorneys face when disaster strikes. Lawyers must follow the duty of communication required by Rule 1.4 of the ABA ...
Tags: Law, Legal Technology, Aba


ABA approves Illinois/Chicago acquisition of John Marshall Law School

Details. Assuming tuition is set at more typical levels for public law schools in Illinois, that, together with the University of Illinois brand, will change... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Aba, University Of Illinois, Brian Leiter, Illinois Chicago, John Marshall Law School


Two More States Have Adopted Duty of Tech Competence; Total Now 34

In my continuing quest to track the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, I have learned of two more that should be on the list, bringing the total to 34. The new additions to the list are Alaska and Montana. Both adopted the rule some time ago, but I somehow managed to miss them. Thanks to an alert reader for pointing them out. Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court adopted the duty in an order dated March 20, 2017, with an effective date of Oct. 15, 2017. The revis...
Tags: Law, Montana, Uncategorized, Alaska, Aba, Bob Ambrogi, Montana Supreme Court, Tech Competence, Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court, Montana The Supreme Court of Montana


Two More States Have Adopted Duty of Tech Competence; Total Now 34

In my continuing quest to track the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, I have learned of two more that should be on the list, bringing the total to 34. The new additions to the list are Alaska and Montana. Both adopted the rule some time ago, but I somehow managed to miss them. Thanks to an alert reader for pointing them out. Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court adopted the duty in an order dated March 20, 2017, with an effective date of Oct. 15, 2017. The revis...
Tags: Law, Montana, Uncategorized, Alaska, Aba, Montana Supreme Court, Tech Competence, Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court, Montana The Supreme Court of Montana


Interlinked regulatory loops of ABA catabolism and biosynthesis coordinate fruit growth and ripening in woodland strawberry [Plant Biology]

Fruit growth and ripening are controlled by multiple phytohormones. How these hormones coordinate and interact with each other to control these processes at the molecular level is unclear. We found in the early stages of Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberry) fruit development, auxin increases both widths and lengths of fruits, while...
Tags: Aba


Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. So, for example in 2012, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed this issue in Pierre Domville v. State of Florida, No. ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Law, Court, Social Media, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, State, Florida Supreme Court, Rochester New York, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Florida, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column


Pharos Capital buys ABA of North Texas

Pharos Capital Group LLC said Nov. 28 that it acquired ABA of North Texas. Financial terms weren’t announced. ABA, of Plano Texas, is an outpatient autism services provider. PRESS RELEASE Dallas, TX and Nashville, TN, November 28, 2018 – Pharos Capital Group, LLC (“Pharos”), through its Family Treatment Network platform (“FTN”), has acquired ABA of North Texas (“ABANT”), an outpatient autism services provider based in Plano, TX, the firm announced today. Terms of the transaction were not disclos...
Tags: Texas, Trends, South Dakota, Connecticut, Dallas, Nashville, SEC, Oklahoma, Aba, Susan, Plano, Krejci, McKinney, North Texas, Dallas TX, Plano Texas