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Oklahoma House passes controversial immigration bill criminalizing ‘impermissible occupation’

JURIST

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 4156 on Thursday by a vote of 77-20, which proposes the creation of the criminal act of impermissible occupation, targeting individuals who willfully enter and remain in Oklahoma without legal authorization to be in the United States. Under the provisions of HB 4156, impermissible occupation is defined as the act of a noncitizen entering and remaining in Oklahoma without legal authorization.

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Clone Wars: AI Video Generators Can Streamline Your Marketing Process

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Deep fake videos that are made without the subject ’ s permission are unquestionably evil. But, what if you could deep fake yourself, for good ? Well, if you are currently doing (or, if you want to be doing) video marketing, deep fakes may be the best thing going. How many times have you said to yourself, in seeking more time: ‘I wish I could clone myself ’.

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Arrear View Mirror: How to Collect More Money in Your Law Firm

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms usually collect money in arrears, ie – we’ve done the work, now kindly pay us. Most often, that payment is collected via a standard invoicing process. A bill is sent to the client; then, the firm waits to get paid. And waits. And waits. That’s because the way that attorneys have always managed the process has placed the control of the situation exclusively in the hands of their clients.

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Court declines to intervene in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter organizer

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana police officer against a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who organized a protest at which the police officer was seriously injured. The court’s denial of review in Mckesson v. Doe was part of a list of orders issued from the justices’ private conference last week.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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Launching Today: A Gen AI, No-Code Virtual Assistant Builder for Law Firm KM and Innovation Teams

LawSites

Debuting today is a new product, KLapper, that is a DIY legal virtual assistant builder, powered by generative AI, and designed specifically for law firm knowledge management and innovation teams. Developed by KLoBot Inc.

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Amnesty International urges immediate investigation into war crimes in Merawi, Ethiopia

JURIST

Amnesty International asserted Friday that African and global human rights bodies must urgently investigate alleged war crimes committed by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the town of Merawi, Amhara region, on January 29, 2024. This incident, purportedly involving the killings of civilians through murder and extrajudicial executions, stands as one of the deadliest for civilians during the conflict between the ENDF and Fano militia since the outbreak of hostilities in Amhara in Au

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Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement

Above The Law

Two CVS stores in Rhode Island have filed petitions to join the Pharmacy Guild, which is building a national pharmacy union. The locations are close to CVS Health’s headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The post Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement appeared first on MedCity News.

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ClaimScore, Startup Using AI To Target Fraud In Class Action Claims, Raises $3.15M In Oversubscribed Round

LawSites

ClaimScore, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help detect fraudulent claims in class action lawsuits, has closed a $3.15 million seed funding round led by ROC Venture Group, a private investment firm based in Naples, Fla.

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Study: Women Lose Ground in C-Suite for First Time in Two Decades

Intelligize Blog

In what researchers say could represent an “alarming turning point,” the number of women holding executive corporate leadership roles is now declining, according to a study published in March by S&P Global Market Intelligence. After nearly 20 years of steady progress, the study found women lost seats across C-suite positions last year for the first time since 2005.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Azerbaijan asks ICJ to drop racial discrimination case started by Armenia

JURIST

Azerbaijan asked the judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday to throw out the “racial discrimination” case started by Armenia in September 2021, where the latter accused Azerbaijan of discrimination and ethnic cleansing of Armenian people in violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

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Duly Noted: AI Notetaking Apps Are Everywhere

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

If you hate taking notes for meetings – and, really, who doesn’t : it’s the w ors t – there are lots of AI-based notetaking apps proliferating across the webconferencing world. If you haven’t tried them yet, now would be a good time, to test out the options. If you use Zoom , Microsoft Teams or Google Meet – each of the products have built-in notetaking features.

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Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin!

Above The Law

Clarence Thomas made like a massive financial gift on his annual disclosure forms and just didn't show up. The post Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin! appeared first on Above the Law.

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Off The Bench: NCAA Rules, Trans Athlete Win, NBA Pro's Ban

Law 360

In this week's Off The Bench, the NCAA formally lifted restrictions on athletes transferring schools and how they can receive name, image and likeness money, West Virginia's transgender sports ban is dealt a blow by the Fourth Circuit, and betting costs an NBA player his career.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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2 BigLaw firms in merger talks that could produce 1,600-lawyer firm with top 50 revenue

ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation's 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Human rights organization petitions ICC to investigate alleged genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh

JURIST

The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ), a human rights organization based in Armenia, published a report Thursday purporting that acts of genocide have been committed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 2021. The region is located within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of Armenian forces since 1994 and is home to the breakaway state of Artsakh.

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False Patent Marking as False Advertising: Overcoming Dastar

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by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit is set to consider the use of terms like “patented,” “proprietary,” and “exclusive” in commercial advertising can be actionable under § 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act when their use is not entirely accurate. The key issue on appeal is whether the district court erred in granting summary judgment for Crocs on Double Diamond Distribution and U.S.A.

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Quinn Emanuel Proposes Using Time Travel To Avoid Sanctions Motion

Above The Law

'Can we just go back and pretend we didn't commit the unauthorized practice of law?' The post Quinn Emanuel Proposes Using Time Travel To Avoid Sanctions Motion appeared first on Above the Law.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Quinn Emanuel Fights Sanctions Bid Over Musk Deposition

Law 360

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP protested a move by a man suing Elon Musk for defamation to sanction partner Alex Spiro for his conduct during a deposition of Musk, telling a Texas state court Spiro was simply speaking up to protect Musk's interests and that the plaintiff was taking part in "school-yard antics.

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Netflix’s ‘The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker’ smashes the circumstantial evidence argument

ABA Journal

If you remember the early days of memeworthy viral videos, you may remember Kai, a free-spirited hitchhiker who saved a woman on the streets from…

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16 year old charged with terrorism over Australia church stabbing that sparked riot

JURIST

A 16-year-old was charged with terrorism on Thursday over a stabbing that took place on Monday at a church in Sydney, Australia. The boy, who was known to the police entered the Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley during a live-streamed event and attacked the bishop and several worshipers. According to police, religious extremism was a possible motive behind the attack.

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Preparing for trials: What paralegals and attorneys need to know

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The weeks leading up to a trial can be stressful. Here is our extensive guide for ensuring that your team has the very best shot at success: The post Preparing for trials: What paralegals and attorneys need to know appeared first on One Legal.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Rails Against Supreme Court’s Over Use Of Shadow Docket

Above The Law

The Court should use some restraint with its shadow docket power. The post Ketanji Brown Jackson Rails Against Supreme Court’s Over Use Of Shadow Docket appeared first on Above the Law.

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Zurich Insurance Hit With $80M Verdict Over 3 Terminations

Law 360

Three former Zurich American Insurance Co. employees were awarded over $80 million by a Sacramento, California, jury that found they were wrongfully terminated for taking unofficial time off that the plaintiffs said was approved by their supervisor.

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Send in the paralegals

ABA Journal

And what about the paralegals? Who are they? What can they do? The word “para” is a Greek word meaning “beside,” or “alongside.

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Germany arrests two German-Russian citizens suspected of preparing sabotage attacks

JURIST

German federal prosecutors announced on Thursday the arrest of two German-Russian nationals suspected of spying and planning sabotage attacks on US military targets in an attempt to undermine military support for Ukraine. Reacting to this, German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock summoned the Russian ambassador to the Foreign Ministry for explanation.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.