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On Tap! Client companies administer technology audits

By JohnnyZ on July 01, 2013//Leave a comment

How does a giraffe take a drink?    We wonder about those things while reading up on the latest legal tech news. Then it hit: our job is to teach people how to drink in the news about legal tech, resources, and how to use them.  Heck, if you don’t know about the newest craft…

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On Tap! Straaaaange cases…deep secrets

By JohnnyZ on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

One of the big ethical questions for many people, lawyers included, is:  “How could you possibly defend someone that you KNOW is guilty?”   In 1973, Robert Garrow murdered a young man and admitted it to his lawyers – going on to say that he also had abducted, raped and murdered others, in other incidents,…

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On Tap! FutureSHOCK Access to the Law : TODAY!

By JohnnyZ on June 20, 2013//Leave a comment

This meeting is set for today.  If you missed out on RSVPing, don’t worry — I will “report out” what happens! – JohnnyZ *************************** In Part I of my post on FutureShock Legal Aid, I recounted how The Amazing Richard Zorza gives us a peek into Prof. Maurits Barendrecht‘s presentation 5 Observations about the future…

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On Tap! FutureShock Legal Help – a new paradigm for maximizing delivery [Part I]

By JohnnyZ on June 18, 2013//Leave a comment

The Amazing Richard Zorza gives us the following peek into a presentation by international legal aid scholar Prof. Maurits Barendrecht of HiiL/Tilburg University whose presentation 5 Observations about the future of legal aid  is recounted at the Zorza blog Access to Justice : Observation 1: Right now, traditional services eat up most of the budgets…

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The Rule of Law Game…who wants to play?

By JohnnyZ on June 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Peter Schwartz says: [PS] If you pair “LexisNexis” and “Westlaw” with “rule of law” in a Google search, you’ll see that the LexisNexis search returns four times more results than the Westlaw search (192,000 and 48,000 – Just using the term “Lexis” in a pairing with “rule of law” returns 272,000 results).   [Me] Point…

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Straaaaange cases: does a flag make a state?

By JohnnyZ on June 14, 2013//Leave a comment

In honor of Flag Day, today’s straaaaange case is about the fascinating Principality of Sealand, a former World War II sea fort a few miles off the coast of Suffolk, England. For almost 50 years, the sea fort has been occupied by the family and friends of Paddy Roy Bates, who claim that it is…

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New Bar Exam Category…Access to Justice!

By JohnnyZ on June 13, 2013//Leave a comment

The amazing Richard Zorza gives us this: The Massachusetts Commission has proposed to the state Board of Bar Examiners that access to justice issues be added to the bar exam.  Memo can be found here. As the Memo puts it, after detailing the access crisis and the fact that more lawyers will, for labor market…

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On Tap! Straaaaaaange cases

By JohnnyZ on June 07, 2013//Leave a comment

It’s Friday, and time for another edition of Straaaaange cases: In the case: Timothy Dumouchel, a couch potato from Wisconsin, tried to sue a cable TV company in 2004. His argument was that it was the TV company’s fault that his wife was fat. He also claimed that they had turned his children into “lazy…

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On tap! Facial Recognition Technology at a Computer Screen Near You!

By JohnnyZ on May 30, 2013//Leave a comment

There is new software that can pinpoint the identity of a suspect in an instant.  And we have it here in San Diego. The new system has just been tested in San Diego, where suspected criminals’ photos were run through a database of more than 1,000,000 county booking shots, yielding 250 positive matches within seconds….

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On tap! Print me out a new prosthesis!

By JohnnyZ on May 23, 2013//Leave a comment

New technology exists that allows you to print out a new prosthetic limb! It’s called 3-D printing — the next big thing in manufacturing, and the next big thing in intellectual property disputes.     The new technology makes it possible to create an item by simply downloading a design file and printing it out…

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