Keeping Track: From Post-it Notes to Legal Case Management

From Post-it Notes to Legal Case Management It is difficult to believe that just a few decades ago, small practitioners got by without sophisticated case management systems, relying instead on rudimentary programs that kept track of matters, tracked time and provided some accounting tools. Take a time machine back to the 1990s and visit a […]


Needles and TrialWorks Merger: Frequently Asked Questions

Following our recent announcement about our merger with TrialWorks, we have received many client inquiries and thought it might be helpful to create a Frequently Asked Questions blog to clear up any confusion.  We encourage you to reach out to our team with any further questions or concerns.  We are very excited about the future […]


In-House or Third Party Vendor? What’s Best for Cloud Storage

In-House or Third Party Vendor? What’s Best for Your Cloud Storage Many law firms vigorously debate the pros & cons between maintaining an in-house cloud data storage system or contracting these services out to a third-party vendor. The primary issue, of course, is security. Which system will keep your data safe from cyber-crooks and malicious […]


Needles Announces a Partnership

Ridge Road Capital Partners and its principals, Adam Jiwan and Michael Mager, have today completed the merger of TrialWorks and Needles, two of the most successful and trusted brands in the legal software industry. These two companies have a combined 55 years of operating history and over 2,500 law firm clients. The combination of TrialWorks […]


Employee Mobile Device Use Poses Challenges for E-Discovery

Employees who use their own mobile devices to conduct company business muddy the waters of e-discovery, according to recent articles in Legal Tech News and Law 360. Surveys indicate that as many as 90% of all U.S. employees use personal mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, cellphones, and digital readers when conducting office business. As […]


Believe It or Not: Many Practitioners Don’t Use Case Management Software

Leaping into the 21st Century Recently, a solo practitioner said (with some reluctance) that he’s ready to enter the 21st Century by using legal case management software.  This thriving lawyer uses the Internet, Lexis-Nexus and Westlaw, Outlook, email, and rudimentary time tracking and billing software to handle the nuts and bolts of his practice. He knows […]


Emotions Can Be Analyzed Digitally When Jury Selection Meets Technology

Facial recognition software is making a big splash in the scientific jury selection business, but its effectiveness remains in question.  According to LegalTech News (April 17, 2017), jury selection consultant Jury Lab has begun using emotional facial recognition technology to assist lawyers in the selection of jurors.  Firms such as Jury Lab take psychological clues […]


Preparing your Firm to Defend Itself Against Cyber Attacks

A leading cybersecurity firm estimates that 80 out of the top 100 U.S law firms have been hacked since 2011. In some cases, the hacking has affected millions of confidential documents. Unfortunately, many law firms are unprepared to combat cyberattacks. In fact, according to a 2016 survey conducted by the American Bar Association (ABA), only […]


New FAA Regulations Govern the Burgeoning Practice of Drone Law

Look… Up in the Sky! Impossible to imagine a decade ago, many major law firms staff attorneys – even whole departments –  are devoted to robotics law with the primary on drones. As one can imagine, the practice of drone law is constantly changing. In fact, in the late summer of 2016 the Federal Aviation […]


Tech Trends – Lawyers’ Mindset

Podcast: The Future of Legal Technology Depends on Lawyers’ Mindset “The real possibility for change in the future sits more with the mindset,” says Randi Mayes, the executive director of the International Legal Technology Association. “It’s all about the law firm adopting its client’s worldview and innovating service delivery with those views in mind.” Mayes’ […]


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