Another Irene Lesson: Cour...

Irene has come and gone. If you weren’t lucky enough to maintain power through the storm but had court appearances scheduled for Monday morning, in addition to wondering how much of the items in the refrigerator would go bad, one question may have weighed heavily on your mind, “are the courts open on Monday?”   For me, this meant I spent a large percent of my iPhone’s battery charge...

Breaking News: LegalZoom M...

With a massive trial approaching whose outcome could have more far reaching effects than the $5,000,000 demand, the parties in the Janson et al v. LegalZoom.com, Inc. class action suit have reached a settlement.  During a telephone conference held on August 12, 2011, the parties informed district court Judge Nanette K. Laughrey that they have reached an agreement.  The plaintiffs will have until...

LegalZoom Preps for IPO &#...

While I haven’t been able to put my finger on whether the concept is genius, predatory, or just the unauthorized practice of law, there’s no denying that LegalZoom is at the very least, attracting investors.  According to TechCrunch, LegalZoom recently raised $66 million in investments from Kleiner Perkins and Institutional Venture Partners bumping its total funding to $100 million and confirming...

CT February 2011 Bar Exam ...

The results of the Connecticut February 2011 bar exam were released this morning, and a list of those passing can be found on the Bar Examining Committee’s page.  Congrats to you...

CT e-filing: Family Law At...

If you thought our Judicial Branch was done with its e-filing advancements, think again.  Family Law practitioners and pro ses . . . you’re up next. According to David Iaccarino and DJ Peak of CT’s Judicial Branch, there’s even more e-filing advancements coming soon. Before we begin seeing any additional changes on the user end of things, the Judicial Branch has a mainframe overhaul in the works,...

LawCrossing.com: Cleaner I...

Without a doubt, more and more legal job seekers are finding their listings online, and more and more legal job listings sites are popping up everywhere. One company, Lawcrossing.com, came busting onto the scene in 2002 as one of the few job sites which actually charged a subscription fee to job seekers, and also proclaimed itself as the largest consolidator of legal jobs.  Over the years LawCrossing.com...

Random Tech Tip of the Wee...

Here’s a tip that’s worthy of the “that was easy” button. If you were looking for the last known address for an individual in Connecticut prior to 2009, the process was fairly simple: hand your documents over to a marshal and he/she would place a call to the DMV’s office and voila, the marshal was provided with the last known address to effectuate legal service. Then, in late 2009, the...

The CT Code of Evidence fo...

Finally, after much hard work we’ve finally released our first App!  Introducing The Connecticut Code of Evidence for the iPhone.  The app has a great user interface and search feature designed to get you in and out as quickly as possible.  With the browse feature, you can quickly scan through sections and articles. The app is now available in iTunes. Let us know what you like and what new features...

Google Adwords: Keep your ...

Remember Stratton Faxon v. Google, Inc.?  That was the case where a local Fairfield county law firm took on Google for allowing Silver, Golub & Teitell (another local law firm) to use Stratton Faxon’s name as a keyword in its Google Adwords marketing campaign.  The Result? Every time a user conducted a search for “Stratton Faxon,” the other law firm’s ad would run ABOVE the organic...

NY Bar Prep on the Ipad

BarMax, the makers of the complete bar exam prep course for the iPhone/iPad recently announced the expansion of their bar exam prep line with the release of BarMax NY for the iPad.  The app is available at the Apple App Store for $999 which includes 2 months of lectures, Calendar and Task List, Email support, Skeletal outlines for note taking, 1,371 practice MBE questions, 135 practice NY essay...

WWW’ing Settlements

We’re not surprised that there’s an app for everything—from being able to turn on the lights at your house from any remote location, to an app that transforms your cellphone into a measuring lever.  But when we talk about automating the role of Attorneys in litigation, people either get excited, or deadly skeptical. One such technique gaining favor with lawyers is the process known as Automated...

Random Tech Tip of the Wee...

The Wayback Machine is by far one of the most useful tools available on the web. Attorneys who practice corporate litigation, family law, and personal injury swear by it, and its usefulness may even surprise you. The Wayback Machine is a digital library created by the non-profit group The Internet Archive which allows users to see archived versions of websites as far back as 1996. To use this free...

“Transcript costs are too ...

Are you a member of the “Transcript Costs Are Too Damn High” party?  Well you may not be alone.  According to a recent study released by an advisory committee to the Connecticut Judicial Branch, the high costs of obtaining transcripts of court proceedings in Connecticut can be a barrier to justice.  The study recommends the use of digital technology to record court proceedings so the public can...

CT Practice Book 2011 now ...

The Connecticut Practice Book 2011 is now available online, and we wouldn’t be a technology blog if we didn’t offer a link to a .pdf version for download to your favorite ereader or...

Google Apps for Business: ...

Starting a new firm?  Looking to cut overhead? You may want to take a closer look at the company whose name has become synonymous with internet based search.  With their suite of integrated web based office applications, “Google Apps for Business”  is positioning themselves to take over the world IT management of your small business.  Here’s how they plan on replacing a few law office...

CT Attorney Disciplinary H...

For years the CT Department of Health has provided the public with online access to Health Care Professional’s License Status. Effective January 1, 2011 Connecticut’s health care providers aren’t the only ones who will have their dirty laundry aired on a searchable centralized public database.  In early January the CT Judicial Branch announced the launch of an online system where visitors can check...

Parking Scofflaws Rejoice ...

I know, we’re all responsible drivers here in CT, and never get traffic tickets. . . . but on the rare occasions when the enforcement officers get it wrong, it’s good to know we can now quickly and easily pay these tickets online.   All you’ll need is your complaint number, and a credit card. Again, here is another sign that we are entering a new electronic era here in the Constitution...

Apple Boasts Ten Billion D...

WOAH! A few days after announcing its “10 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion” , Apple reports that its iStore has reached ten billion downloads.  And what did the lucky 10 billionth downloader get? A $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Not bad. Some of the most popular apps that helped Apple reach that milestone included: Facebook (over 100 million downloads), Pandora Radio, and Tap Tap...

Don’t Run, Technology Will...

Can technology and the law mix?  Depending on who you ask, cutting edge technology and the law just don’t seem to go hand in hand.  Perry Mason didn’t have a Blackberry, and Matlock wrote everything he needed to know in his diary secured by his firewall jacket. As true as that may be, times are changing, and if you’re still conducting your practice the way Mason or Matlock did, then you’re...