Robert Ambrogi, Above the Law

Robert Ambrogi

Above the Law

Rockport, MA, United States

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As Atrium Lays Off Legal Staff, Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Reports indicate it is letting go most of the lawyers and staff who provide direct services to clients and shutting down that part of its operation. → Read More

5 Legal Technologies You Thought Were Dead But Aren’t

The 2019 Legal Technology Survey Report raises the specter of the law office of the past. → Read More

Voting Is Open: Pick The Finalists For Startup Alley At ABA TECHSHOW

Here are the contenders, listed in alphabetical order. Read their pitches, check out their websites, then vote. → Read More

Clio’s Latest Legal Trends Report Reveals A Troubling Truth About Lawyers

Most firms have a long way to go towards improving the client experience by becoming more responsive. → Read More

Free Platform Connects Lawyers With Nonprofits For Pro Bono Help

Since its launch in July 2017, We The Action has grown to more than 8,000 lawyers nationwide and more than 200 nonprofits. → Read More

With IP Accelerator, Amazon Edges Into The Legal Services Arena

It is not hard to imagine a time when Amazon offers curated networks of lawyers providing services at pre-negotiated rates. → Read More

Startup Alley At ABA TECHSHOW: Entries Are Now Open

Fifteen startups will be selected to receive space in a special portion of TECHSHOW’s exhibition hall and to participate in an opening night pitch competition, judged by TECHSHOW attendees, to pick the most innovative startup idea. → Read More

Contracts Platform Parley Pro Names New CEO – And She’s An ATL Columnist

Olga V. Mack’s goal as CEO is to drive a shift in thinking about contracts and the role of technology in transforming the legal industry. → Read More

At $1.2 Billion, It’s Already A Record Year For Legal Tech Investment

Will this investment trend continue? At this point, there is no turning back. → Read More

New ABA Report: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Legal Profession But Didn’t Know Where To Ask

The report provides insights on lawyer demographics, earnings, diversity, pro bono service, legal education, use of technology, well-being, and discipline. → Read More

In Toronto, A Legal Robot Reveals Its Innards

ROSS Intelligence is making a smart move in opening its product for anyone to try. → Read More

For Legal Research, Brief Analysis Is The New Vogue

Just in the last 10 days, two major legal research companies have launched brief-analysis tools. → Read More

Can A State Copyright The Law? SCOTUS Will Decide

What makes the case difficult is that the publication at issue falls in a grey area between two well-established lines of precedent. → Read More

California Task Force To Vote This Week On Sweeping Changes To Legal Services Delivery

The most cutting-edge aspect of the proposals is to allow entities to deliver legal services even when no lawyer is in the mix. → Read More

Ethics Opinion Misses The Mark On Tech Competence

The technology that affects the practice of law is not just the technology used by lawyers. It is also the technology used by clients. → Read More

It Is Time To Extend The Duty Of Tech Competence To Judges

Let those who set the conduct rules for judges issue a wake-up call. → Read More

New Report Underscores The Evolving Role Of Law Librarians

These days, law librarians are often considered their organizations’ technology gatekeepers. → Read More

Why EY’s Purchase Of Pangea3 Should Be A Wake-Up Call For Law Firms

What the Big Four already do better than most law firms is combine people, process, and technology to deliver legal services both effectively and at greater value. → Read More

New Judicial Analytics Platform Launches With $2M Funding

In a column here last December, I wrote about the growing market of legal technology tools devoted to litigation analytics, describing it as tech that can turn the tables in litigation. Making its formal launch today is a new entrant to that market, Trellis Research, a judicial analytics platform that claims to have the most-comprehensive database of California court records and that is… → Read More

On NetDocuments Roadmap: Embedding Governance Policies within Documents

The Achilles’ Heel for law firm and corporate data-governance policies is the end user. No matter the policies and procedures an enterprise adopts to protect its data, it takes just one careless employee to cause a breach. Recognizing this, the cloud-based email and document management company NetDocuments is developing an approach to protecting documents that does an end run around the end… → Read More