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Using Tech to Expand the Pro Bono Provider Pie

When the phrase “legal tech” comes to mind, it's usually associated with the tools that propel law firm operations, or even automating tasks otherwise performed by lawyers to reduce corporate legal spend. But what if legal tech ultimately shines ...

Susan Kostal - July 19, 2018
TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

In Attorney at Work's A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about ...

Mary Juetten - July 13, 2018
Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using the Heading Styles in a Word document instead of directly formatting all your headings gives you access to a lot of functionality, including the ability to include a fully automated Table of Contents in your document with just a few clicks.

Deborah Savadra - July 10, 2018
Man at Laptop Scrubbing Word Doc with document Inspector

Scrub Your Document With Microsoft Word Document Inspector

You spent a lot of time getting that pleading or contract together, and now you're ready to send it out. The last thing you want to do is inadvertently expose your prior edits or others' comments to prying eyes. If you don't already have a ...

Deborah Savadra - June 5, 2018
blockchain and lawyers

Blockchain 101: What Attorneys Need to Know Now

Blockchain is one of the hottest business buzzwords of the past year. Many associate it with cryptocurrencies, thanks to the explosion of bitcoin and its counterparts. However, blockchain has far broader implications that affect businesses ...

Arup Das - May 21, 2018

Five Ways to Support Diverse Legal Tech Entrepreneurs

In recent years, a frustrating paradox has emerged: Far more legal technology is being built than ever before, yet somehow the justice gap in America keeps widening. A whopping 86 percent of low-income individuals who need legal help in the U.S. ...

Kristen Sonday - May 18, 2018
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Will AI Change the Way We Work for Better or for Worse?

Across industries, we have repeatedly seen that innovative technology does not replace the unique value-add of humans. Still, the uncertainty of change can leave any profession anxious. A recent study found half of the lawyers at London’s ...

Laura van Wyngaarden - May 15, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

Sweeping Change Is Needed to the Model Rules (and It Is Not Scary)

It is time for a major revamp of how we govern our profession from an ethics perspective. Although that sounds dramatic — and possibly terrifying — there is absolutely nothing scary about this idea.

Megan Zavieh - May 10, 2018

Permanently Modifying Word’s Heading Styles

Microsoft’s idea of attractive headings doesn’t suit most legal documents. But you can permanently change your default heading styles so you can start every new document with headings in the right typeface and font color. One of the first things ...

Deborah Savadra - April 24, 2018

Notes from the ABA TECHSHOW 2018 Startup Alley

Year after year, I refer to ABA TECHSHOW as the “relationship” conference. It’s where you spend time with old friends, make new ones, provide and receive mentorship, and come away energized with lots of new ideas to try out with a community of ...

Tim Baran - March 16, 2018