The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it

Enlarge / Proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software seems to feel threatened by the pending inclusion of a Microsoft-sanctioned exFAT in the Linux 5.7 kernel. (credit: MTV / Geffen / Paramount Pictures)
When software and operating system giant Microsoft announced its support for inclusion of the exFAT filesystem directly into the Linux kernel back in August, it didn’t get a ton of press coverage. But filesystem vendor Paragon Software clearly noticed this month’s merge of the Microsoft-approved, largely Samsung-authored version of exFAT into the VFS for-next repository, which will in turn merge into Linux 5.7—and Paragon doesn’t seem happy about it.
Yesterday, Paragon issued a press release about European gateway-modem vendor Sagemcom adopting its version of exFAT into an upcoming series of Linux-based routers. Unfortunately, it chose to preface the announcement with a stream of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) that wouldn’t have looked out of place on Steve Ballmer’s letterhead in the 1990s.
Breaking


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AbacusLaw Now Integrates with HotDocs for Document Assembly

Lawyers who have the AbacusLaw practice management software can now use their client, calendar and matter information to automatically create documents in the latest version of the HotDocs Advance document-generation software.
AbacusNext, the company that owns both AbacusLaw and HotDocs, said it has launched an integration between the two products that provides users with the ability to automatically assemble error-free documents using the client, calendar and case information already in the AbacusLaw system.
Scott Johnson, AbacusNext CEO, said the integration “is a pivotal moment for the company, as it marks the first integration between two of our flagship products.”
AbacusNext acquired HotDocs in 2017.
Users of AbacusLaw with HotDocs now have the ability to complete entire documents with one click or start with the information already in AbacusLaw and enter more information using an interactive HotDocs interview.
When working within AbacusLaw and viewing a client, calendar or matter, a user will now be able to


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UpCounsel to Shut Down; Was Marketplace for Freelance Lawyers

Lawyer marketplace UpCounsel is shutting down.
The San Francisco based company, which has raised a total of $26 million, including a $12 million Series B in April 2018, notified customers by email this morning that it will shut down permanently on March 4.
The company served corporations by providing freelance lawyers for anything from a one-time consultation to staffing a legal department.
It was cofounded by Mason Blake, an engineer who was its CTO,  and Matt Faustman, its CEO and an attorney who previously represented startups in Silicon Valley.
Following is the email that went out today:
We want to thank you for your continued support since we first started UpCounsel in 2012. It has been a delight to work with each of you along the way, building innovative products to make the legal experience better. Pursuing our mission of creating a remarkable legal experience was made possible because of you. As founders we are


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The Soft-ish Launch Of A Unique Legal Technology News Site

I am thrilled today to announce the official launch of a website whose purpose is to provide broad coverage of legal technology news, reviews and insights, through a range of voices from throughout the United States and around the world.
LegalTech Monitor will aggregate and curate the best writing on legal technology — drawn from bloggers all over the world who are covering this essential field. Our hope is that LegalTech Monitor will bring their posts together in a site that will become a one-stop shop for all things legal tech.
Today is a soft launch of the site, with only a handful of blogs included so far. But now that the site is public, I hope that every blogger who writes about legal technology will add their feed and help us create a unique and valuable resource.
And let me be very clear here: There is no cost to add your site.


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Reports Say Atrium Letting Go Most Of Its Legal Staff; Had Vowed to ‘Revolutionize Legal Services’

With its much-ballyhooed launch in 2017 and its backing by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Twitch founder Justin Kan, Atrium said it would “revolutionize legal services” through its dual-entity model of a law firm and a separate-but-connected entity to provide back-end services and technology.
But now there are signs the revolution is at least partially raising a white flag. The company this week reportedly notified numerous lawyers and others who work in its legal services entity that they will be let go.
The reports suggest that Atrium will no longer directly provide legal services, but rather will focus primarily on its technology development.
One person familiar with the company speculated that Atrium will become a marketplace of special services for seed-stage and Series A-stage technology startups, with the services provided by third parties.
Reportedly, some of the lawyers being let go have been invited to offer their services independently through this marketplace.
I do not know


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Fourth Cohort of Startups Named for LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator

Nine startups — ranging from a case management platform for pro se litigants to an application designed to automate the estate-settlement process — have been selected to participate in the fourth year of the LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator program.
LexisNexis launched the accelerator program in 2017 to give startups a leg-up in the rapidly expanding legal tech industry. Companies selected to participate receive hands-on mentoring and guidance, as well as access to cutting-edge tools and technologies.
The accelerator runs September to December and is co-located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of Lex Machina and the LexisNexis Raleigh Technology Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Each of the nine companies selected this year is driving innovation in a distinct area of law, LexisNexis says. The nine are:
Civvis, a natural language platform that connects consumers with trusted legal solutions.
ClearstoneIP, a company that is modernizing patent clearance management with a purpose-built and collaborative web platform.
Courtroom5, which offers pro se litigants a case


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A “Guest Editorial” (sort of)

If you receive this newsletter, that means you probably care about Free Law in America–or at the very least you’ve benefited enough from it in your personal or professional lives to become acquainted with us in a way that distinguishes you from our other 38 million annual users.  

This term, the United States Supreme Court will hear Georgia vs. Public.Resource.Org.  That link will take you to the case page on our Oyez Project website. 

State’s asserting copyright in their laws has been a problem since the dawn of online legal research–if not longer.  In 2011, Fastcase CEO Ed Walters penned a blog post for our Vox Populii blog he titled, “Tear Down This (Pay)Wall:  The End of Private Copyright in Public Statutes.”  

Since it turns out that posts on geeky blogs, now matter how well-reasoned and impassioned, tend not to bring about major structural changes in our legal system, Ed (now also known


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The Anatomy of a Traffic Spike (Hurricane Edition)

One part of this job that never gets old is seeing traffic pop up in unexpected places: a seldom-accessed section of the US Code, an obscure regulation buried deep in the CFR, or an arcane Supreme Court case that’s somehow made its way into the public consciousness. And we learn a lot about how people interact with the law when current events drive people to our website. Most importantly, these moments make us feel good that we are contributing to the public discourse by making primary source materials easily available to the public, so that debate is informed by what the law actually says and not by what some pundit or Twitter troll claims it says. We watched a textbook example unfold just last week, and we thought it might be fun and informative to share the story with you in a series of images.

It all seems to have started


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Casemaker Unveils Major Redesign of Its Legal Research Platform

The legal research company Casemaker is today introducing a major redesign of its legal research platform called Casemaker4, with a more modern and responsive design, more intuitive navigation and faster search.
The new version is available to all subscribers beginning today. Upon log-in, the platform will continue to default to the prior version, but the subscriber will be able to select to switch to Casemaker4. Any preferences the user has set will also move to the new system.
For now, each time the user logs in, it will default to the old system. Eventually, the default will change to Casemaker4, but with the ability to revert to the old system.
“The new platform is informed by several years of user feedback and an extensive beta testing process,” said Sarah Gorman, Casemaker’s chief operating officer. “The response from the last round of beta was overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely excited to now open


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