Law Office Technology/Management Section

Issues relating to law practice management and computer technology are the focus of this section, which also informs its members on the latest in technology and practice management. It annually hosts the Law Tech CLE and exposition.

Immediate Past Chair
Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
213 E Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301

ABA, Rocket Lawyer Test Partnership in 3 States

The ABA and Rocket Lawyer announced today that they have begun testing a joint venture that connects ABA-member lawyers in Illinois, Pennsylvania and California with small business-related legal questions posted on Rocket Lawyer’s cloud-based platform. The new service, called ABA Law Connect, will allow a small business owner or representative to ask a question and one follow-up question of an ABA-member lawyer for a nominal charge. Additional legal advice would be available through a traditional lawyer-client relationship.

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Fastcase Acquires Rival Loislaw

Legal research company Fastcase has acquired the competing service Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer, Bob Ambrogi reports in his LawSites blog. Ambrogi writes that the transaction will move Loislaw’s subscribers over to Fastcase, where they will maintain access to Wolters Kluwer’s library of some 125 treatises in areas of law such as bankruptcy, business, employment, insurance, intellectual property, real estate and others. Neither Fastcase nor Wolters Kluwer disclosed the purchase price. Wolters Kluwer, an information services company based in the Netherlands, had purchased Loislaw in 2000 for $95 million.

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