Law Technology Resources
ABA Legal Technology Resource Center
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.
ABA Law Technology Today Blog
News about the latest developments in legal technology from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.
Findlaw Legal Technology
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.”
iPhone J.D.: Lawyers using iPhones and iPads
News and opinion related to using iPhones and iPads in law practice. Provided by Jeff Richardson, an attorney in New Orleans, LA.
The Mac Lawyer – Using Macs in Law Firms
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.
Started as a discussion forum (mostly focused on law schools) for law-related technology. This group now has a Twitter feed called Teknoids Collective.
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.
Includes free access to the Opencase Video Solution, which is automated video capture software. From the Opencast website – The Opencast Project thrives off of community engagement, sharing and contributions. It’s a community of institutions, individuals, and corporate organizations interested in open media for learning. Opencast was created to solve the need identified with academic institutions to run an affordable, flexible and enterprise-ready video management systems, and has grown into a robust community of innovators worldwide.
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
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 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.