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Lyle Moran

Lyle Moran

Lyle Moran is a legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. The San Diego-based journalist previously reported for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Diego Daily Transcript, Lowell Sun and Associated Press. He earned his journalism degree from Boston University.

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March 23, 2022

With alternative dispute rising in popularity, this platform aims to help mediators and arbitrators

A lawyer realized that there were limited tech options to assist him in the alternative dispute resolution realm, so he and his wife developed a technology platform for mediators and arbitrators.

February 16, 2022

How a social justice innovation lab is developing new types of legal services

“It is a really exciting frontier to be in to be able to look at projects in both the regulatory reform states at once,” says director Stacy Butler.

January 19, 2022

How this contracts platform uses AI to help users manage and analyze key documents

“We treat contracting like a loop, where we feel it is really important that you learn from your executed contracts to make your new agreements better,” says Jake Sussman of Evisort.

December 15, 2021

How an e-discovery platform has evolved to meet the new challenges facing clients

Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar shares how his company has enhanced its e-discovery offerings.

November 17, 2021

How a law prof is training paraprofessionals to represent immigrants in legal proceedings

A law professor discusses the creation and components of the VIISTA program, the diverse backgrounds of students it has attracted so far, and the types of work that the program's initial graduates...

October 13, 2021

Why this BigLaw firm is embracing an ‘augmented automation solution’ for clients

David Wang emphasizes that the firm’s lawyers will still have key roles to play in assisting clients with completing their registration statements ahead of planned initial public offerings.

September 15, 2021

Why an online legal marketplace has added tech companies and other alternative providers

"We are creating a much more connected ecosystem, so that in-house teams can find the right solution in one place," says Basha Rubin, CEO and co-founder at Priori.

August 18, 2021

This online platform aims to help pro se litigants with complex civil cases

Sonja Ebron discusses the build-up to the launch of Courtroom5 in 2017 and breaks down the different ways the platform can assist users.

July 21, 2021

How one bankruptcy software company had a banner year despite filings hitting a low

NextChapter’s success last year came in its first full year after being acquired by legal research company FastCase.

June 16, 2021

A new evidence management tool aims to help public defenders process video and audio

Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.

May 19, 2021

New AI-powered legal writing tool aims to help lawyers craft winning briefs

A former assistant attorney general has created an AI-powered legal writing tool to help other lawyers craft case-winning briefs in an efficient manner.

April 14, 2021

How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

When two women discussed starting their own law firm two years ago, the experienced in-house lawyers agreed that they should take a subscription-pricing approach with clients.

March 17, 2021

Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, firm co-founder says

“You make a lot more money when you come work for us than you do at a traditional firm,” says Kevin Broyles, a co-founder and managing partner of FisherBroyles.

February 10, 2021

Virtual onboarding has provided some unexpected benefits, firm shareholder says

John Van Amsterdam says his law firm has prioritized frequent virtual contacts with new attorneys and staff, generating particularly good feedback from lateral hires.

January 13, 2021

Law firms should not rush lateral hiring, due diligence expert says

Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher, says law firms would be wise not to quicken the hiring process too much.

December 16, 2020

Deloitte is monitoring regulatory reforms but is focused on growing new practice

For now, Don Fancher says Deloitte is focused in the United States on growing the legal business services practice that it launched in July.

November 18, 2020

Constant communication has been key amid COVID-19, law school dean says

L. Song Richardson, the dean at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, discusses with the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran how to making remote learning successful during a pandemic.

October 14, 2020

Firms of the future: COVID-19 prompts more law firms to pursue real estate downsizing

Sherry Cushman, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, talks to the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran about law firms and real estate downsizing during the coronavirus pandemic.

September 16, 2020

This Louisiana judge continues to innovate during the COVID-19 crisis

Judge Scott Schlegel talks about his initial tactics into delivering justice online and delve into how he and his court responded to COVID-19.

August 19, 2020

Bench trial by video? This lawyer says it went better than expected

Kathy Ehrhart discusses the protocols she helped develop for the trial and talk about how the video proceeds went.

July 15, 2020

Legal reform advocates need to more actively engage the public

Paula Littlewood discusses the ongoing lawyer re-regulation efforts across the country and Washington State's pioneering limited license legal technician program.

June 17, 2020

BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

Kimball Dean Parker talks about SixFifty and how this tool can help your law firm during COVID-19.

May 13, 2020

How hosting a national pandemic summit aided Nebraska courts with its COVID-19 response

Michael G. Heavican, the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, talks about the National Pandemic Summit that he hosted in May 2019 for court leaders across the country.

April 15, 2020

Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

Cody Barbo, CEO and co-founder of Trust & Will, talks about why he created the platform and his plans for the future.