Litigation Tool Tips

A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

Litigators know that maintaining an overall theme is the key to a case’s success. But in the fog of litigation, lawyers can lose sight of the big-picture. They become so focused on specific facets of a case that they risk missing the forest for the trees. Technology is partly to blame. The technology tools litigators use are often so specific in their purpose that case work necessarily gets segmented and siloed.

With careful planning and the right tools, however, it is possible to take a more “holistic” approach to litigation and litigation technology. Different technology tools can be used in ways that complement each other so that you can more effectively connect the dots.

In this webinar, three former practicing lawyers will discuss the problems they faced as lawyers, the technology companies they have built to address these problems, and how their different platforms can be used in integrated ways to streamline everything from docket management and delivery to legal research and writing to case and knowledge management.

Note: This is not a CLE program


Robert Ambrogi, J.D., is a lawyer and consultant who has been writing and speaking about the Internet, social media and legal technology for nearly 20 years. Bob is the author of multiple books, including The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web. Bob has written a nationally syndicated column since 1993. Bob has also written the award-winning Web Watch column in Law Technology News since 1999, and founded the first Internet newsletter for lawyers in 1994. Since August 2005, Bob has co-hosted the award-winning podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, the longest-running legal podcast, available through the Legal Talk Network. Bob also writes the blog Media Law.


Alma Asay, J.D., is the Founder and CEO of Allegory ( Allegory is a cloud-based collaborative litigation platform used by many of the most prestigious law firms, corporations, and government agencies in the United States. Before founding Allegory, Alma was a litigator at Vault 10 law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Alma is one of the first and only female BigLaw lawyers to found a legal technology startup. She was recently named to the Fastcase 50 and by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center as one of 50 “Women of Legal Tech.” She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Gavin McGrane, J.D., is the founder and CEO of PacerPro. He is a California litigator with seven years' experience in complex litigation. Gavin founded PacerPro in 2011 to address key challenges in accessing and managing PACER data. Since launching to the public in 2014, PacerPro has been adopted by attorneys at all of the Am Law 100. Enterprise clients include DLA Piper, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Kramer Levin, Latham & Watkins, Morrison Foerster, Orrick, Quinn Emanuel, Reed Smith, and Susman Godfrey.

Jake Heller, J.D., is the founder and CEO of Casetext (, a legal technology service that provides novel information solutions to litigation practices. Jake was president of the Stanford Law Review and a managing editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. He clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin, United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit. Jake then became a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray. He's been programming since he was 9 and worked full-time as a web developer before law school.