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Virtual Collaboration Tools For Lawyers [Sponsored]

Learn the new standard for law firm connectivity, highlighting Client Intake, Internal Communications, Obtaining Client Signatures + Countersignatures, and 2-Way Text Messaging tools designed specifically for law firms. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Communications, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, MyCase


Legaltech Week 2021.02.05 – Legalweek Post-Mortem, Plus the Panelists’ Top Stories

This week saw the first virtual version of Legalweek, typically one of the largest legal tech and legal industry conferences. How well did the physical conference translate to the virtual world? Our panelists share their thoughts. (Listen to audio above or scroll down for video.) Stories this week (and the time when we discuss them) include: 4:07 – Legal Week(year). 15:20 – Collaboration between legal tech companies and law firms. 24:00 – Judicial ethics and Reality TV. 30:40 – Troutman’s hi...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, ABA Journal, Victor Li, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Troutman, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins, Legalweek Post Mortem


ICYMI: Legaltech Week 1.29.21 – New This Week: Panelists’ Rants and Raves

We introduce a new segment this week: panelists’ rants and raves, a lightning round of what made us mad or glad this week. Other stories we discuss include: a look-ahead to virtual Legalweek, an ABA ethics opinion on responding to negative online criticism, ROSS’s litigation gambit calling Thomson Reuters a monopoly, whether virtual firms are here to stay, and ODR comes to Manhattan small claims court. Listen to the audio above or watch the video below. Our panelists this week are: Nicole Bla...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Ross, ABA Journal, Victor Li, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, ODR, Stephen Embry


New CEO Named for Practice Management Company MyCase

A new CEO was named today for the practice management company MyCase, following its $193 million acquisition last September by private equity firm Apax Partners. Taking over as CEO effective immediately is Jim McGinnis, who most recently was EVP/GM of Wolters Kluwer’s Tax and Accounting North America Professional Segment, where he helped build CCH Axcess as a leading SaaS solution in the accounting profession. Jim McGinnis Earlier, McGinnis was vice president at Intuit, where he led marketin...
Tags: Law, North America, Intuit, Wolters Kluwer, Apax, Jim, Procter Gamble, McGinnis, Appfolio, MyCase, Jim McGinnis, CCH Axcess, Practice Management Company, Apax Partners Taking, Jim McGinnis Earlier McGinnis, Activision PepsiCo


20 For 2020: The Legal Tech Trends that Defined the Year

Whoa, what the f*&% just happened? This was a year few of us will ever forget. It brought untold hardships for many and unfamiliar challenges for all of us. To those who suffered losses of loved ones or illness, to those who lost their jobs or their homes, to any and all who suffered scars this year, I offer my heartfelt condolences. But in the world of legal technology and innovation, the phrase I heard often repeated this year was “silver lining.” It was a silver lining in the form of an accel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Wisconsin


ICYMI: Legaltech Journalists Pick the Top Stories of 2020

In a special year-end episode of Legaltech Week yesterday, our regular panel of legaltech journalists shared their picks for the top stories of the year in legal technology and innovation. What were they? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out. Listen to the podcast above or watch the video below. The panelists for this week’s show were: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase; Stephen Embry, publisher,  ; Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT ...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Victor Li, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Stephen Embry, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins


A Case Management Platform For The Pandemic Era [Sponsored]

MyCase adds a trio of new features to meet the legal industry’s changing demands. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Sponsored Content, MyCase, Law Practice Management


These 3 game-changing tools for law firms are the silver linings of 2020

Pandemic life has certainly been something to get used to, especially for attorneys. Managing documents, getting signatures, and communicating with clients and colleagues were already challenges without the added difficulty of working from home. Even without a pandemic changing how firms work, lawyers need tools that can adapt to changing circumstances in order to run a successful law practice. This is where MyCase has your back. Details MyCase is a user-friendly, cloud-based law practi...
Tags: Law, Sponsored Posts, MyCase, Product Spotlights


Covid-19 Survey: Lawyers Continue to Work Remotely and in the Cloud

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Covid-19 Survey: Lawyers Continue to Work Remotely and in the Cloud It’s hard to believe that the pandemic has been with us for nearly 6 months  – and will likely be around for months - or even years - to come. As a result of COVID-19 and its effects, some firms are busier than ever, while others are finding that business has slowed down. This newfound reality that we all find ourselves in makes i...
Tags: New York, Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, MyCase


Breaking: Practice Management Platform MyCase Sold to Private Equity Group

The practice management platform MyCase has been sold to a private equity firm, it was announced this morning. The previous owner of MyCase, AppFolio, a California-based provider of cloud-based business technology, said it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell 100% of the equity interest in MyCase, a wholly owned subsidiary. It was sold to funds advised by Apax Partners, a private equity firm, for approximately $193 million in cash. Founded in 2010, MyCase is a leading cloud-based lega...
Tags: Law, California, Kim, Apax, Bob Ambrogi, Private Equity Group, Appfolio, Apax Partners, Apax Funds, MyCase, Kim Coalson, Coalson, Umang Kajaria


How Law Firms are Responding to COVID-19

With no definitive end in sight to the global health crisis, it has become increasingly difficult to track the far-reaching implications of the pandemic. To better understand the changes happening in the legal industry, MyCase recently launched a nationwide survey exploring the state of law offices, current workload, and predictions for the future. The results […] The post How Law Firms are Responding to COVID-19 appeared first on Lawyerist.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Posts, MyCase


Breaking: Practice Management Platform MyCase Sold to Private Equity Group

The practice management platform MyCase has been sold to a private equity firm, it was announced this morning. The previous owner of MyCase, AppFolio, a California-based provider of cloud-based business technology, said it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell 100% of the equity interest in MyCase, a wholly owned subsidiary. It was sold to funds advised by Apax Partners, a private equity firm, for approximately $193 million in cash. Founded in 2010, MyCase is a leading cloud-based lega...
Tags: Law, California, Kim, Apax, Private Equity Group, Appfolio, Apax Partners, Apax Funds, MyCase, Kim Coalson, Coalson, Umang Kajaria


ICYMI: Legaltech Week Journalists’ Roundtable for 7.24.20 – Pitfalls of Zoom Courts, New Legal News Service, and More

 If you missed our weekly Legaltech Week panel of journalists yesterday as we tackled another week of legal news, fear not. We have recordings — either the audio podcast above or the full video below. Among the top stories we discuss this week: fun with mute buttons, civil rights edition; the privacy and due process dangers of Zoom courts; excessive attorneys’ fees in a data breach case; and a new legal news service from Thomson Reuters. This week’s panelists are: Nicole Black, legal techno...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, ABA Journal, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Legaltech Week Journalists, Victoria Hudgins


ICYMI: Recording of Friday’s Legaltech Week Media Roundtable

On Friday, our Legaltech Week panel of journalists convened for another look back at the week’s top stories in legal technology and innovation. If you missed it, you can listen to the podcast version above or watch the full video below. Among the stories we discuss edthis week were a Law.com series on the machines influencing criminal justice decisions, ROSS’s response to Thomson Reuters’ lawsuit, an EU court quashes the Privacy Shield, a bail hearing illegally recorded, and the California ba...
Tags: Law, California, Eu, Thomson Reuters, Ross, ABA Journal, Victor Li, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins


Protect from Future Disruption with Smart Business Decisions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in some parts of the country, you’re no doubt facing uncertainty regarding how and when to reopen your law firm. You’re also likely wondering about the future of your law firm and its book of business. One way to abate those concerns is to prioritize preparing your firm for whatever may come. Future Proof Your Firm Prior to COVID-19, you may have thought that this type of disaster was unlikely to happen to your law firm. But now that we’re ...
Tags: Law, Buffalo, Sponsored Posts, Buffalo New York, MyCase, Main Place Tower


Legaltech Week 6.19.20: Clio CEO Jack Newton Joins the Panel to Discuss New Research on the Pandemic and the Profession

The Legaltech Week panel of journalists is joined this week by Jack Newton, cofounder and CEO of Clio, to discuss new research findings on COVID-19’s impact on the legal industry. With findings based on both anonymized customer data and surveys of lawyers and consumers, the research suggests business may be picking up for law firms, but there are still reasons for concern. Newton discusses the findings and takes questions from the panel and audience. Also, our panelists discuss their top stor...
Tags: Law, Newton, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Jack Newton, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins, Panel to Discuss New Research


Legaltech Week, 6.12.20: Does UPL Promote Racial Injustice? Plus the Week’s Top News

The Legaltech Week panel of journalists is joined this week by Rohan Pavuluri , cofounder and CEO of bankruptcy platform Upsolve , to discuss his recent article arguing that rules prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law — rules that he says give lawyers a monopoly on providing legal services — effectively work to promote racial inequality.  Also, we’re joined by a new panelist this week: Victoria Hudgins , reporter for Legaltech News , for our usual roundtable on the w...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Joe Patrice, Upsolve, Caroline Hill, Rohan Pavuluri, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins


Legaltech Week 6.5.20: Guest Bryan Parker Joins the Panel for A Conversation on Diversity

At the close of a week in which issues of racism and racial injustice have consumed the nation and the world, we abandon our usual news round-up for an in-depth conversation about diversity in law. Joining us to share his insights and perceptions is Bryan Parker, cofounder and CEO of Legal Innovators, a startup dedicated to changing the hiring, pricing and diversity of junior legal talent. Parker joins this week’s line-up of panelists: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech ev...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Parker, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Bryan Parker, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week


Legaltech Week 5.29.20: In Which ‘Cash Cab’ Makes the Legaltech News Roundup

Our weekly Legaltech Week journalist roundtable, rounding up the top legaltech news, kicks off this time with news that one of our panelists was a contestant on Cash Cab. And if you don’t know what that is, then you’ll have to listen to the episode. Joining host Bob Ambrogi this week are Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase; Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider; Molly McDonough, media consultant, former publisher and editor-in-chief of the ABA J...
Tags: Texas, Law, Oracle, ABA Journal, Trump, Bob Ambrogi, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Legaltech News Roundup, Legaltech News Among


Watch or Listen to the Legaltech Week Journalist Roundtable for 5.22.20

The Legaltech Week journalist roundtable is back, with a week-in-review discussion by leading legaltech journalists from the U.S. and U.K. who discuss and dissect the week’s top stories. Joining me this week as panelists are Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase; Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider; Molly McDonough, media consultant, former publisher and editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal; and Joe Patrice, editor, Above the Law. Among the storie...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, ABA Journal, Zoom, U K, Nicole Black, MyCase, Joe Patrice, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Legaltech Week Journalist Roundtable


87% Of Law Offices Working Remotely, Survey Finds, As They Struggle To Maintain Financial Stability

A nationwide pulse survey finds that the coronavirus crisis has forced 87 percent of law offices to work entirely or partially remotely, as they struggle to maintain financial stability and keep up billable hours. The survey was conducted by the practice management company MyCase, which published some of the results on its blog earlier this week and will be publishing the rest of the data within the next week, so watch there for more information. The company gave me preview access to the full re...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, MyCase


How law firms are adapting to remote work

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How law firms are adapting to remote work Lawyers across the country have been sheltering in place for weeks now, and for many, there is no immediate end in sight. The move to remote work was a sudden one, with governors instituting social distancing requirements seemingly overnight. Notably, many firms were unprepared for this change, and as a result business continuity proved to be a pressing ...
Tags: New York, Voip, Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Mobile Computing, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, MyCase


Attorney’s Guide to Healthy Law Firm Billing [Sponsored]

Healthy billing practices can help your firm capture and collect on more of your billable time.
Tags: Law, Legal Technology, Small Law, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, MyCase, MyCase Payments


MyCase Adds E-Signatures, Online Intake, Lead Analytics, Dashboards for Cases and Leads, and More

It has been a year since I last checked in with MyCase, the cloud practice management platform. Over that time, the company has continued to add new features and improve existing ones. Here are some of the most-notable enhancements made in recent months. E-Signatures for PDF Documents In August, MyCase added e-signatures for PDF retainer agreements, simplifying the process of signing up new clients. Since then, it has extended the e-signature capability to any PDF. Documents can be sent for s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bob Ambrogi, MyCase, Lead Analytics MyCase


How to Manage Quality Leads with MyCase

Acquiring, tracking, and managing quality leads is an important, but challenging aspect of your practice and intake process. Most of the time, law firms focus on lead generation, but it’s important not to overlook the process of how those leads become clients. To do that, you’ll need a system that helps you manage leads and […] The post appeared first on Lawyerist.com.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Posts, MyCase, Product Spotlights


Essential Tech Checklist To Increase Your Firm’s Productivity In 2019 [Sponsored]

What do you need for a more efficient, tech-competent law firm in 2019? Get your checklist for the “8 Essential Technologies to Increase Your Firm’s Productivity” here.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Tech, Sponsored Content, MyCase


A Big Thanks to the First Sponsor of My LawNext Podcast

Excuse this commercial interruption, but I wanted to acknowledge and extend a huge thank you to MyCase, the practice management company, for becoming the first sponsor of my recently launched podcast LawNext. Starting LawNext was somewhat of an experiment for me. As I explained in a recent post, I had been podcasting for 13 years as cohost of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network. But I wanted to try something different — to be more hands on, to be more nimble, and to own what I was doing. And...
Tags: Law, Practice Management, Bob Ambrogi, MyCase, LawNext


A Big Thanks to the First Sponsor of My LawNext Podcast

Excuse this commercial interruption, but I wanted to acknowledge and extend a huge thank you to MyCase, the practice management company, for becoming the first sponsor of my recently launched podcast LawNext. Starting LawNext was somewhat of an experiment for me. As I explained in a recent post, I had been podcasting for 13 years as cohost of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network. But I wanted to try something different — to be more hands on, to be more nimble, and to own what I was doing. And...
Tags: Law, Practice Management, MyCase, LawNext


MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

I last wrote about MyCase in April, after I was given a briefing at ABA Techshow on updates and enhancements to the cloud-based practice management platform. Since then, MyCase has continued to add new features and capabilities. In a recent call to brief me on these changes, Nicole Black, legal technology evangelist at MyCase, and Matt Walton, director of marketing, said that the company’s product development roadmap continues to be heavily influenced by customer feedback. Many of these most-rec...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Practice Management, Black, Bob Ambrogi, Nicole Black, MyCase, Legal Practice Management Software, Matt Walton, Dropbox Integration MyCase


MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

I last wrote about MyCase in April, after I was given a briefing at ABA Techshow on updates and enhancements to the cloud-based practice management platform. Since then, MyCase has continued to add new features and capabilities. In a recent call to brief me on these changes, Nicole Black, legal technology evangelist at MyCase, and Matt Walton, director of marketing, said that the company’s product development roadmap continues to be heavily influenced by customer feedback. Many of these most-rec...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Practice Management, Black, Nicole Black, MyCase, Legal Practice Management Software, Matt Walton, Dropbox Integration MyCase