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Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)


Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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Legal tech in 2015: All about efficiency (access required)


The International Legal Technology Association conference in Las Vegas, or ILTACON, is described on the conference website as “a four-day educational conference that draws on the personal and collective strengths of professionals working in technology within law firms and legal ...

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Wearable tech data may become evidence (access required)

Wearable tech

When I first started writing about the importance of social media to lawyers in the mid-2000s, it was an uphill battle to convince lawyers that social media should matter to them. It wasn’t until social media began cropping up in ...

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Cloud a better option than in-house services (access required)

Cloud computing

Cloud computing offers many benefits for firms that need data storage and information services and functions that would be difficult, and expensive, to provide in-house, technology experts say. It does “lower the barrier to entry for firms on a leaner ...

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