Friday, December 30, 2016

The Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016

There are arrests, fights, bad reputations—”When they showed up, it was like it started raining washing machines. Things got broke.”—and fierce scraps of beauty pulled from anywhere Dawn can find them. Trampoline is a wonder. You can catch a couple of chapters on the publisher’s website.
Colts grew horses, beards turned grey,
Deacon and deaconess dropped away,
Children and grandchildren–where were they?
But there stood the stout old one-hoss-shay
As fresh as on Lisbon earthquake-day!

Every year, we publish a collection of facts about the important events, issues and trends we documented in our wide-ranging research over the past 12 months. In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe. Here are 16 of our most striking findings

Robert Ambrogi, The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016 <span class=" style="color: #1f1f1f; font-family: "droid sans","arial","helvetica"; font-size: 16px; line-height: 30px;" />Via LawSites: “What were 2016’s most important developments in legal technology? Every year since 2013, I’ve posted my picks of the year’s top developments in legal tech (2015,20142013). As another year wraps up, it’s time to look back at 2016. What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in past years, the numbers are not meant to be rankings — each of these is important in its own way. I also refer you back to my prior years’ posts, as much of what I said in them remains true today…”

How it went to pieces, all at once,–
All at once, and nothing first,–
Just as bubbles do when they first.

Via – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017 – This report and guide by internet guruMarcus P. Zillman provides researchers with a comprehensive and wide ranging bibliography of “deep web” data, information, documents, code, papers, applications and cutting edge tools. They may be used individually, in groups and in combination, as key drivers to build approaches and queries to harness knowledge and information services that create strategic, actionable results for your clients, users and customers, across all communities of best practice

Year-end reviews allow investors to examine which investments did well and which were better left out of the portfolio. They also provide a summary of trends, and perhaps hint at future ones. With an increasingly interdependent global economy, Americans’ investing portfolios are also increasingly tied to global developments. This year, the stock market continued to recover

Digital solutions to sorting and theft. From the LA Times

"Killer's psychiatrist can be sued by victim's family, Washington Supreme Court says; Spokane case raises questions about the extent to which a doctor is responsible for his patient's subsequent actions": Gene Johnson of The Associated Press has this report on a 6-to-3 ruling that the Supreme Court of Washington State issued on Thursday