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Cybersecurity test bed opens at The University of Akron

Local industry and institutions will get some much-needed help in the cybersecurity area with the opening of The University of Akron’s cybersecurity “test bed,” which will be located in a 2,000-square foot facility in the Polsky Building downtown.
The new lab will train the local cybersecurity workforce on how ... (full story)

ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Part 2

When I first started this column a couple of decades ago, there was not really any such thing as a “legal technology startup.” In fact, that whole concept is just a few years old.
It is now a thing, and several top-flight legal tech startups will be on display in “Startup Alley” at the ABA TECHSHOW in Chi ... (full story)

ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Part 1

So what’s new in legal technology? Lots. Particularly in the application of AI to the legal process, something that was almost unheard of even 3-4 years ago.
The ABA’s TECHSHOW is returning to Chicago in February, and, for the fourth time, is featuring a handful of legal technology startups in an area of the show cle ... (full story)

ABA considers tech training in 2019 survey

This will be my third and last column on the 2019 ABA technology survey report of how lawyers use technology (or not).
In 2012 (eight years ago, if you’re counting), the ABA adopted Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which stated that a lawyer should “keep abreast of…the benefits ... (full story)

OBLIC starts fifth year of cyber insurance coverage

The Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company is entering into its fifth year of offering cybersecurity (cyber breach) insurance to Ohio lawyers, and the effort to add that protection to the company’s basic legal malpractice coverage was well worth it, said President and CEO Steve Couch.
“We have had four solid years&rdq ... (full story)