Category: Emerging Technologies

Blockchain – Varietals and Weeds

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to present at the WESTPAC annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, on separating the reality from the hype when it came to blockchain technology.  Blockchain is somewhat ubiquitous in the news, and I

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A Lawyer’s Duty to Understand Social Media

[Debbie the editor adds: John wrote this ages ago – my fault for the delay.] At attorney disbarred for waging an online harassment campaign against the judges in two of her cases. A court attorney fired and publicly admonished for

Legal Analytics – Researcher Beware?

If you have been following legal information news lately, you have probably heard quite a bit about legal analytics – the so-called “MoneyBall” for lawyers.  Litigation outcomes are located, summarized, categorized, and sometimes visualized. Although analytic services are certainly not

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Blockchain for Law Libraries

There’s been a lot of talk about blockchain recently.  It’s the technology that runs Bitcoin.  It can be used to create smart contracts.  It’s going to be the future of security on the web.  But what is this brave new

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