Law Technology Resources
This site contains a wealth of information on all kinds of technology being used in law practice. Some pages devoted to specific types of technologies are linked below.
News about the latest developments in legal technology from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.
Findlaw's own description says it all: "FindLaw's Legal Technology Center provides a wealth of free resources designed for solo and small law firms on law technology topics such as Electronic Discovery, Law Office Hardware, Legal Practice Software, Mobile, Networking, Data Storage, and Modern Law Practice."
News and opinion related to using iPhones and iPads in law practice. Provided by Jeff Richardson, an attorney in New Orleans, LA.
Legal Technology Center - Findlaw
Provides an abundance of information on technology relevant to law practice.
A good resource for attorneys who are Mac users. In addition to information related to the application of Macs in law offices this site includes general Mac news, as well as information on iPads, iPhones, iPods, and all other things Mac.
Tech Overviews & Charts - ABA Law Technology Resource Center
Links to useful information on software, hardware, litigation technology, and Web technology relevant to law practice.
Includes a newsfeed tracking legal technology news. Has a discussion forum (mostly focused on law schools) with a searchable archive of technology-related questions and answers going back to 1997.
CALI - the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
A podcasting and blogging network designed spedifically for law schools.
A discussion of educational technology in law schools.
Not focused on legal education, but provides a much bigger picture of educational technology being used in many types of universities.
An open source tool for creating course websites. Not specifically a legal education tool, but it has similar functionality to Westlaw's TWEN and Lexis' Webcourses products. More information.
From the Opencast website - The Opencast community is a collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for the management of audiovisual content in academia. The community shares experiences with existing technologies and practices as well as identifying future approaches and requirements. The community seeks broad participation in this important and dynamic domain, to allow community members to share expertise and experience and collaborate in related projects. The Opencast community also supports community-driven projects to solve common issues in management of academic audiovisual content as identified by the community.
A free screen capture tool for video presentations of 15 minutes or less. Purchase the "Pro" version is you're happy with it and want to do longer video presentations.
Allows teachers to link to educational YouTube videos and create their own questions or add supplementary material.
Mobile App Guides for Lawyers & Law Students
Created by Profs. Alex Berrio Matamoros and Jonathan Saxon, CUNY School of Law Library.
Mobile Applications for Law Students and Lawyers - UCLA School of Law Library
This guide includes IOS and Droid apps for legal research and news, law school and bar review study, and productivity.
iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students - U. of Wisconsin Law Library
This guide focuses only on iPad apps, including classroom apps, apps for specific types of lawyers, and some non-legal apps.
Social Media for Lawyers - ABA Law Technology Resource Center
A collection of articles about using social media in law practice generally. Also includes categories for specific social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Much of the information relates to marketing and networking, but the legal and ethical issues of using social media in law practice are also presented.
Social Media Ethics Guidelines - NY State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Just guidelines, not rules that MUST be followed, but they are predicated on the NY Rules of Professional Conduct and ethics opinions interpreting them. Some of those sources are linked in the footnotes of this guide.