You’ve got enough on your plate. Too much, really.
Yet, you still occasionally hear the rumblings of a legal technology revolution in progress.
Somewhere, out there, the wide world of legal technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. New apps and platforms are becoming available all the time in many legal areas such as ediscovery, time and billing, firm and case management, legal research, contract analysis, and the list goes on and on.
But then the phone rings. Or a deadline screams for attention. And any intention you had of exploring the new scenery in the legal tech world vanishes.
Oh yes, we get it. (Saving you time is our thing, after all.) That’s why we pulled together this list of sites serving up the latest dishes on the advancements in the legal tech world. Bookmark this page. The next time you hear that distant bell ringing for your attention, save yourself a Google search. Visit any of these sites and stay up to date on the latest in legal technology.
Billing itself as the “premier association for technologists in legal,” ILTA cover the gamut across all types of technology. They host a variety of live and virtual events including the renowned annual ILTACON.
ILTA Is a paid membership organization with many networking and educational opportunities. Nevertheless, the site offers many free resources through its blog, recordings, and presentations.
The ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center “provides legal technology resources to ABA members through various outlets including a technology blog, publications, monthly webinars, and its extensive website.” You may even be able to double down and collect CLE credits while you learn!
Got a thing for YouTube videos? LegaltechLive does, too. Co-founded in 2015 by Ivan Raiklin and Nick Rishwain, LegalTechLIVE is a “live video show highlighting and promoting the advancements and innovators in law and technology.” Because the episodes are typically interviews with legal technology vendors and innovators, it’s a good place to get insights into a particular software or platform.
From Legal Geek’s website:
The Legal Geek family organizes the Legal Geek Conference every year, runs meet-ups and smaller events dedicated to hot topics in legal tech, and travels the world looking for the coolest start-ups. We also provide resources to help startups grow and thrive and we map the ecosystem through our epic startup map.
Yes, the site is aimed at helping legal tech startups. But it provides an interesting perspective when you hear about the industry from their side.
Legal Mosaic is the consultancy of lawyer Mark A. Cohen, a name you encounter often in the legal tech world. His gig is to “provide strategic advice to corporate legal departments, law firms, legal service providers, networks, associations, entrepreneurs, and law schools.”
These days, that means staying on the up and up with legal technology. With posts like Recommendations for Corporate Legal Buyers and Providers in the Digital Age and Legal Innovation is the Rage But There’s Plenty of Resistance, you’ll find plenty here to satisfy.
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One of the legal tech industry’s most respected thinkers, attorney Bob Ambrogi provides news, podcasts, and original insights on recent developments in legal technology. Through his award-winning blog, Ambrogi offers an insider’s view of how the latest innovations affect various industry sectors. Ambrogi also keeps lists: one of legal technology start-ups and another of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence into their models of professional standards.
Law.com publishes The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and several other well-known, respected names. Legaltech News is a “rich selection of articles curated from across ALM’s national and regional publications, featuring leading voices in the legal field.” Subscribers to the site can access stories from across ALM’s national and regional publications, with the opportunity to view news by practice area.
By the way, don’t forget to connect with these sites on social media or subscribe to their updates. That way, you’re alerted to the newest information whenever it’s available. And, if these sites aren’t enough or you’re looking for a quick fix, search hashtags like #legaltechnology #legaltech #lawtech in Twitter or LinkedIn. You’ll find plenty to keep you in the know, all while shortening the time it takes to find it.