NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE

As always, there’s new technology that’s becoming commonplace even though we hadn’t really noticed it yet. Let’s start with network-attached storage – “NAS.”Our appetite for storage space is voracious. Businesses and law firms...

ACROBAT & PDF CLONES

Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional is highly polished software for creating PDFs from scanned documents or onscreen files, and it adds the ability to use PDFs for other purposes, from e-mail archives to Bates-numbered document storage and production. Here’s my first...

PCLAW UPDATE

LexisNexis has updated some of its software for law firm accounting, but the upgrades only make it harder to figure out the LexisNexis product line.PCLaw had been a stand-alone law firm accounting program for many years when LexisNexis acquired it in 2005. Over the...

MORE COPYRIGHT CRAZINESS

The world of copyright protection is a mess, and each day brings new craziness. A Federal District Court judge granted a ruling for summary judgment against a family that had run Kazaa on a computer with copyrighted material in a shared folder – with no evidence...

THE QUEST FOR FREE ONLINE COURT RULINGS

Another attempt is being made to bypass West and Lexis-Nexis and make court rulings available online for free – and it’s coming from Sebastopol.Carl Malamud is an Internet activist whose offices are in the Sebastopol complex owned by publisher Tim...

AMICUS V SUPPORT ENDING

Law office alert: According to this blog, Gavel & Gown will be ending technical support for Amicus Attorney version V on June 1, 2007.That creates a business-critical problem for law offices using Amicus – the simple reality is that database-driven programs...