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Remembering Jim Keane, a Legal Technology Pioneer

By Neil J. Squillante | Monday, June 13, 2005

On June 10, 2005, legal technology pioneer Jim Keane passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Jim was among the first TechnoLawyer members and remained so until his untimely passing. Over the years, he contributed 19 outstanding Posts to TechnoLawyer. Jim was an uber legal technology expert. Among his many accomplishments, he started up JusticeLink, which eventually merged with LawPlus and became LexisNexis CourtLink. Jim's good friend Tom O'Connor, also a TechnoLawyer member and legal technology guru, had the following to say about his friend:

"Jim Keane, a true pioneer in legal technology and LPM stalwart, as well as a great friend of mine, passed away earlier today after a prolonged bout with cancer. We passed many an evening, as Irishmen do, telling each other great lies about our business exploits and greater truths about our love of friends and family. My mom passed away last fall and I'll miss Jim in my life not a touch less than I do her. I suspect anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him will miss his presence just as much. He was an excellent attorney,  outstanding  technologist, and an even better person."

Wherever Jim is now, I'm sure he's talking to a group of lawyers about the importance of e-filing and online dockets. We will not forget him, and we extend our condolences to his family.

Update: Via comes news that Jim Keane's family has set up an online guest book that you can sign.

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