Did technology rock the legal world in 2011, or was it a sleepy little year for legal tech?  What were the tech highlights and lowlights for 2011?  In this episode, we pay homage to one of our favorite shows, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, and offer up a wide-ranging, fast-paced and highly-opinionated review of what transpired in legal technology during the past year.

Link to the episode:  Pardon the Legal Tech Interruption

Segment 1:  Headlines and Oddsmakers

Segment 2:  Word Up

  • Lawyers should think of new software development like predictive coding and IBM’s Watson as ______
    • Tom:  Salvation
    • Dennis:  Friends
  • A recent survey reporting that 94% of the AmLaw 200 law firms plan to use blogs in their social media marketing initiatives is ______
    • Tom:  Interesting
    • Dennis: Hallucinatory
  • The day of doing most of your legal work on a smartphone is ____
    • Tom:  Distant
    • Dennis: Here
  • Keeping up with all of the developments in legal technology has never been more ______
    • Tom:  Exhilarating
    • Dennis:  Daunting

Segment 3:  The Big Finish

  • Dennis:  7-inch tablet may be the big thing in 2012.
  • Tom:  Biggest Tech Lesson – social media playing a part in the overthrow of governments around the world
  • Dennis:  Trend to Watch – mobile technology/smartphones
  • Tom:  Best iPad app for lawyers – TrialPad
  • Dennis:  Best Blawg of 2011 – Adam Smith, Esq.
  • Tom:  Biggest Legal Tech Development – big acquisitions in e-discovery and legal technology

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