A Law and Technology Firm

PaperWork App (Mass. Edition)

PaperWork for iOS is the ultimate Massachusetts Family and Probate Court application. It has been designed and developed specifically for Family Law Attorney’s in the Commonwealth.

PaperWork for iOS allows you to fill in, edit, and save every document in Family Court. In addition, we have built in the ability to sign all of these documents and collaborate with colleagues. You can transfer a unfinished form to anyone with PaperWork for iOS. Every document is saved and stored and available at your fingertips to edit or change at a later date.

PaperWork for iOS also syncs in background between all of your iOS devices for free. Fill out a form on your iPad and have access to it on your iPhone on the T. PaperWork also has a built in Reminders app with local notifications, a Massachusetts Child Support Calculator and Alimony Calculator using the most up-to-date formulas.

PaperHealth App (Mass. Edition)

PaperHealth is a simple tool that lets anyone with a smart phone create a legally binding health care proxy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

With PaperHealth anyone can quickly and efficiently assign a Healthcare Proxy or create a 'Living Will' in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The app allows you to fill out, sign, save and share your important documents directly from your iPhone or iPad.

In addition if you are connected to a AirPrint enabled printer you can print your documents directly from the device.

It is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store.

Redactor Mac App

Redactor let's you redact documents by clicking on their words. It's simple, smart and secure.

Features include
• Click to redact.
• Automatically finds names.
• Remove meta-data and hidden content.
• Recognizes scanned documents.
• Recognizes handwriting.
• Redact whole pages.
• Create searchable and non-searchable PDF.
• Built in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for scanned PDFs.


Teaching Lawyers and Developers

Boston and Cambridge Legal Hackers

I founded the Boston and Cambridge Legal Hackers group to be a bridge between lawyers and programmers. Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.

Preparing Law Students for the Changing Landscape

I am an Adjunct Law Professor at Suffolk University Law school, and I have been a guest lecturer in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT most recently in January of 2015.

William Palin has been a solo-practioner in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2013.

In addition to running a private practice, he teaches Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines as an adjunct professor in the Institute on Law Practice Technology at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

William also won the American Bar Associations’ inaugural Access to Justice Hackathon (“Hackcess to Justice”) in August of 2014 with a legal/health care app and took second place in the Access to Social Justice Hackathon. He is an advocate for mobile technology and its ability to help the poor and middle class and speaks on this subject frequently. In 2015 he has spoken at Georgetown Law, Stanford Law, Boston University Law and MIT.

Prior to entering law, William did genetic research at Harvard Medical School, and graduated with a degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.