“A Short & Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research” (West Academic Publishing, 2020) by Ann Walsh Long

Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions, as well as directly from the publisher (paperback and ebook).

Ann Walsh Long has a message for lawyers:

Over the last five years, legal artificial intelligence tools such

I greatly enjoyed interviewing Carole Levitt as the first installment in our “Mover and Shaker” profile series. The review is available at LLRX.com. Carole’s contributions in the form of many books and innumerable CLE programs have made her a central figure in teaching lawyers how to use the Internet, and she was a great way

Most recent revisions: August 2, 2021. Projected publication date: September 2021.

Here’s a draft article I’m working on for intended for publication at LLRX.com. The issues we dealt with on the ABA’s  eLawyering Task Force concerning the use of technology to better provide legal services to consumers have continuing relevance. I welcome reactions/suggestions from entrepreneurs who are still struggling today with similar issues in the fields of AI and other cutting edge technologies. I’d love to include insights/quotes from those on the current front lines:

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Businesses like Hello Divorce are increasingly gaining traction, as demonstrated in part by a recent $2 million investment from a group including Jack Newton. Many are wondering about the future of such projects. Sometimes you have to know where you’ve been to understand where you are–and where you are going.

The American Bar Association’s now-defunct e-Lawyering Task Force is dead but its long tail of influence is still evident to those familiar with the project. The purpose of the Task Force was to smooth the way for lawyer entrepreneurs to better use the Internet to provide legal services to consumers.  Several factors, including the success of Jack Newton’s book The Client-Centered Law Firm, are drawing new attention to the Task Force’s goals.

Reviewed by Jerry Lawson

Conrad Saam’s Own the Map: Marketing Your Law Firm’s Address (ABA 2020)  is an intriguing new book that will cause many lawyers to think about marketing in new—and better—ways. Many, especially lawyer marketing service vendors, will find Saam’s ideas controversial.

Saam’s primary thesis is that most lawyers should concentrate appealing

Kudos to the Virginia State Bar for their excellent online CLE conference, VSB Techshow 2021.

This series gets better and better every year. This year, organizers Chris Fortier, Sharon Nelson, and John Simek turned Covid 19 lemons into lemonade, taking advantage of increased popularity of online conferencing to bring in many nationally known experts who

Conrad Saam writes in his new book Own the Map; Marketing Your Law Firm’s Address that “[I]n general, social media as a direct-to-consumer marketing channel for the legal industry is ineffectual.” He explains that this is primarily because social media marketing requires building personal relationships with potential clients. Most lawyers lack the time or skill