The latest edition of Charles Christian’s American Legal Technology Insider has been released, bringing its usual colour to the bare recitals one gets in press releases.
Although Charles Christian and I may appear to have a fair amount in common – both English, both lawyers who write about legal technology, both willing to be acerbic where that seems justified (“edgy” is the word somebody used of me this week, whereas Charles seems to favour “grumpy and opinionated” as his own label) – we are in fact different people with different subject areas. I say this because a press release this week credited me with being the editor of the American Legal Technology Insider and the Orange Rag blog.
We each got our respective rebuttals in within seconds. Charles was concerned either that he had inadvertently agreed to sell his stable (in which case he wanted a cheque by return) or that he had unwittingly committed himself to making a speech about the minutiae of the Practice Direction to Part 31 CPR; I was equally concerned that I might find myself expected to discuss practice management systems, accounts systems or digital dictation.