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In case you think the market for practice management software isn’t already crowded enough, you will soon have another choice. In May, Citrix will launch ShareFile Legal, a practice management platform that will be tightly integrated with the company’s…
In case you think the market for practice management software isn't already crowded enough, you will soon have another choice. In May, Citrix will launch ShareFile Legal, a practice management ...
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Casetext is on a journey. And it just took another big step along the path. The journey is to develop a free legal research platform that is as robust and useful as a paid site. The big step is a new case-reading page that adds features that make it…
Casetext is on a journey. And it just took another big step along the path. The journey is to develop a free legal research platform that is as robust and useful as a paid site. The big step is a ...
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Two years ago, in a post here titled, A Time of Unprecedented Innovation in Legal Technology, I noted that Angel List, a site that lists startups of all kinds, included 412 companies identified as legal startups. Today, the number of legal…
Two years ago, in a post here titled, A Time of Unprecedented Innovation in Legal Technology, I noted that Angel List, a site that lists startups of all kinds, included 412 companies identified ...
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Twenty years ago, I published an article, Cyberspace Becomes Forum for Resolving Disputes, about the promise and potential of online dispute resolution (ODR). Someone active in the field recently told me that mine was the first published article about…
[caption id="attachment_12347" align="aligncenter" width="749"] The Dutch ODR platform Rechtwijzer has garnered broad acclaim.[/caption] Twenty years ago, I published an article, Cyberspace ...
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LawToolBox is an online, rule-based deadline calculator that I reviewed in some depth in 2013. Ever since 2013, it has integrated with Microsoft Outlook through an Office 365 app. But the integration was one way, meaning that all calculations and changes…
LawToolBox is an online, rule-based deadline calculator that I reviewed in some depth in 2013. Ever since 2013, it has integrated with Microsoft Outlook through an Office 365 app. But the ...
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Is prepaid legal insurance an answer to bridging the gap in access to justice? The insurance company ARAG believes it is. A longtime provider of legal insurance through employer-sponsored benefit plans, it is today introducing a direct-to-consumer plan,…
Is prepaid legal insurance an answer to bridging the gap in access to justice? The insurance company ARAG believes it is. A longtime provider of legal insurance through employer-sponsored benefit ...
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Subscribers to Thomson Reuters Westlaw and hard-copy reporter volumes got a surprise last night: An email informing them that TR had erroneously omitted small portions of text from some 600 cases published since November 2014. “As part of our commitment…
[caption id="attachment_12379" align="aligncenter" width="798"] An example of where text was missing.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12380" align="aligncenter" width="795"] What it should have ...
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The Boston-based company Anaqua, which provides a cloud-based IP management and workflow platform, today announced its acquisition of two sibling IP technology products, AcclaimIP, a patent analytics application, and Free Patents Online, a free patent…
The Boston-based company Anaqua, which provides a cloud-based IP management and workflow platform, today announced its acquisition of two sibling IP technology products, AcclaimIP, a patent ...
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There is tremendous variability within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in terms of how each of the individual 8,000+ patent examiners treats an application and the inconsistency of allowance rates within similar art units. Similar art units can…
There is tremendous variability within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in terms of how each of the individual 8,000+ patent examiners treats an application and the inconsistency of ...
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After reporting yesterday on Avvo’s launch of Avvo Legal Forms, I had an opportunity to speak today with the company’s CEO, Mark Britton, who is in Las Vegas, where he is attending Avvo’s annual Lawyernomics conference. After my post yesterday, Ken Adams…
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Crossing into a territory already occupied by companies such as LegalZoom and RocketLawyer, Avvo announced today the launch of Avvo Legal Forms. But Avvo’s new offering has one big difference from those other companies — all of its forms are free. Today’s…
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For many trial lawyers, the iPad has become an essential accoutrement. It is used in discovery, depositions, research, jury selection, trial presentations and even settlement negotiations. For a couple of years now, I’ve surveyed some of the best iPad…
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Lawyer and media consultant
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  • Law Office of Robert Ambrogi
    Lawyer and media consultant, present
  • American Lawyer Media
  • Lawyers Weekly Publications
  • Dolan Media
  • Jaffe Associates
  • V.I. Public Employees Relations Board
  • Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission
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Rockport, MA
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St. Thomas, VI - Jamaica Plain, MA - Agawam, MA
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Lawyer, writer and media consultant
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Bob is a lawyer and media professional who has been writing and speaking about lawyers and the Internet for more than 15 years. He is author of two books, The Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web, now in its second edition, and The Internet Guide for Massachusetts Lawyers. Since 1993, his syndicated column about the Internet has appeared in legal periodicals throughout the U.S., and Law Technology News has published his award-winning Web Watch column since 1999. He founded the first Internet newsletter for lawyers, legal.online, in 1994.

In his law practice, Bob focuses on media and technology law and arbitration and mediation. He serves as executive and legislative director of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association. Bob also provides editorial, media and Web consulting to law firms and law-related companies through his consulting firm, Ambrogi Strategic Media.

Formerly, he was with American Lawyer Media (now Incisive Media) in New York, where he was editor-in-chief of the National Law Journal and editorial director of ALM's Litigation Services Division, responsible for the division's Web sites and other print and electronic publications. Earlier, as director of the ALM News Service, he founded a daily newswire reporting legal news and cases from all 50 U.S. states.

Before joining ALM, Bob was with Boston-based Lawyers Weekly Publications, where he was founding editor of the national newspaper Lawyers USA and editor-in-chief of the company's flagship newspaper, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is an elected trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and a member of the Supreme Judicial Court's Judiciary/Media Committee.
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  • Boston College Law School
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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