News and information of probable interest to the CodeX community:
• New York State Bar Association and Legal.io have teamed up to launch a lawyer referral platform, reports Robert Ambrogi (Law Sites). NYSBA is the largest voluntary state bar in the U.S., with 72,000 members. Legal.io develops referral networks and marketplace platforms for the legal industry, which are used by organizations and professionals to deliver legal services from intake to outcome. Co-founders Tony Lai and Pieter Gunst are both CodeX Fellows.
The two organizations “have teamed up to launch a state-of-the-art lawyer referral platform that they say will significantly expand access to legal services in that state,” writes Ambrogi. “It will serve New York residents seeking legal help as well as businesses anywhere seeking advice on New York law,” writes Ambrogi.
• James “Jim” McKenna is now Chief Information Officer at Fenwick & West, and is resident in the Mountain View office. He previously was Director of Infrastructure and Administrative Systems at Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco). McKenna moved to Fenwick in August, 2016 as Director of Information Techology.
McKenna served on the Law Technology News board when I was at ALM—and I can confirm that he writes the funniest Christmas Holiday letters than anyone else on the planet. He succeeds Matthew Kesner, who also served on the LTN board and was a tremendous help to me during my tenure.
• Fastcase and LexBlog announce integration: Victor Li reports that LexBlog users now can “use Fastcase’s research and citation with a simple click of a button.” LexBlog announced the integration in Kevin O’Keefe’s blog, Real Lawyers Have Blogs. (ABA Journal). Related: “How LexBlog Quietly Reinvented Itself This Year,” Robert Ambrogi (LawSites).
Monica Bay is a CodeX Fellow and a freelance journalist and analyst. She is a member of the California bar. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @MonicaBay. Disclaimer: I co-host Law Technology Now with Robert Ambrogi.
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