The legal technology is a small and close-knit community and it was sad to hear about the death on Friday of Jim Keane, who lost a battle with lung cancer. Jim was instrumental in a number of initiatives, including Legal XML, and recently had been focusing on the subject of e-lawyering.
I saw Jim at LegalTech in New York in January and got a brief chance to visit with him. He was looking good after a series of treatments. I enjoyed getting the chance to chat with him. He, not surprisingly, urged me to get involved with the ABA’s e-lawyering task force that he helped found and seemed full of energy and ideas. It was sad to hear the news.
He’ll be missed by the legal tech community.
Contributions may be made in his honor to the American Lung Association of Maryland, 14435 Cherry Lane Ct., Suite 310, Laurel MD. 20707.
There is also an online guest book that you can “sign” at
The ABA Law Practice Management Section has placed a memorial to Jim on the front page of its website, something I’m sure Jim would have appreciated and something that honors his service to LPM and his legacy and friendships in the Section.