The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helped donors collect teaching supplies through DonorsChoose.org on Tuesday by increasing every individual contribution by up to 50%. Teachers use the crowdfunding platform to gather supplies for their classrooms and projects.
A law that went into effect late last year allows government agencies to accept electronic signatures, but movement in that area has been slow, according to experts. "Part of that is because the 21st Century IDEA Act didn't come with funding," says DocuSign executive Dan Puterbaugh.
CloudNine is upgrading to its cloud-based Review product as well as on-premise tools Explore, LAW and Concordance. It is also working on a new offering, Office 365 Connector, which will load data into Explore after extracting it from Office 365.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has made a major overhaul to CourtLink, its product for searching federal and state dockets. The update streamlines the search process, and subscribers will be able to take advantage with no change in pricing or subscription plans.
A personal injury law firm in Pittsburgh and a former client have settled a lawsuit regarding reviews posted about the firm online. According to a lawyer for the plaintiff, the law firm has agreed "not to seek online reviews from any individuals who do not have genuine business contacts."
Due diligence in acquiring a company always includes an analysis of employees and finances but too often overlooks potential cyberliabilities, writes Shawn Ram of Coalition. He says an evaluation should start with a test of a company's defenses by a friendly hacker.
Protecting clients' data extends to every person at a law firm, not just the IT department, said panelists at the recent American Bar Association annual meeting. "All of us as lawyers [have] the personal obligation to have some clue how to deal with these issues and some level of understanding of ethical obligations," said Adams and Reese partner Lucian Pera.
Stay in the know about Legal Technology with ILTA's new "Bleeding Edge." Tune in to ILTAn Joe Davis as he interviews industry experts about Windows 10, CCPA, and the recent French Justice Reform Act. Catch up on the episodes here.
Jennifer Ingram, a third-grade teacher in a rural school district, writes that she uses a free communications platform, ClassTag, to help bridge the engagement gap with parents and families. In this blog post, she shares how she is using the tool to improve families' access to information and to get students excited to share what they are doing in school.
A new "public charge" rule, scheduled to go into effect in October, authorizes officials to deny green cards to individuals who seek public assistance benefits, including food stamps, public health insurance and public housing. Some advocates say they are concerned the rule change could affect schools if families are reluctant or unable to enroll in these programs.