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Law Student’s Gen AI Product, Lexplug, Makes Briefing Cases A Breeze

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It was a bathroom break that inspired Bradley Neal , a 3L at The George Washington University Law School , to develop a product that uses generative AI to help law students better understand and brief cases. Returning to class after a visit to the bathroom, he had lost the thread of the case the professor was discussing. He had not actually read the case, only a summary, and when she asked a question about it, it involved something the summary had not covered. “I’m sitting there thin

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UN rights expert urges UK government to halt extradition of Julian Assange

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Alice Jill Edwards, urged the UK government Tuesday to stop the impending extradition of Julian Assange to the US. She urged the government to carefully consider Assange’s appeal and cited significant concerns that his extradition could put him at risk of treatment amounting to torture. The Special Rapporteur called for the British government to reconsider the extradition order and make sure it complies with the absolute prohibition against sending individ

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Lawyers Often Have Little Understanding Of Legal History

Above The Law

Such a gap could make it more difficult for these attorneys to learn from the lessons of the past. The post Lawyers Often Have Little Understanding Of Legal History appeared first on Above the Law.

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Zimbabwe government agrees to abolish death penalty 19 years after last execution

JURIST

Zimbabwe’s cabinet agreed on proposed legislation Tuesday which will abolish capital punishment, 19 years after the last state execution took place. The decision came following months of debate in parliament, and the country will instead impose life imprisonment sentences for aggravated murders. The Zimbabwean cabinet passed a private member’s bill which was introduced at the end of last year to officially abolish the death penalty.

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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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Why Are Hospitals Fighting Site-Neutral Payments So Fervently?

Above The Law

Establishing site-neutral payments for outpatient services is a hot issue in Capitol Hill right now. Advocates say that such policy would lower healthcare costs, saving both patients and taxpayers money. Opponents say that it would put hospitals’ financial security at risk and jeopardize access to care.

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Tenth Circuit Finds Doctor's Testimony About Whether Hip Stems Were Competing Products Was Admissible Lay Opinion Testimony

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Federal Rule of Evidence 701 provides that If a witness is not testifying as an expert, testimony in the form of an opinion is limited to one that is: (a) rationally based on the witness’s perception; (b) helpful to clearly.

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Colombia and National Liberation Army extend bilateral ceasefire for six months

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The Colombian government and the rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) Tuesday agreed to extend their landmark truce for 180 days. The truce, called the Bilateral, National and Temporary Ceasefire, was previously extended by one week on January 30 2024, while each side continued ongoing peace talks. In addition to the extension, the peace process is being financed by multiple donors.

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“U.S. Solicitor General Acknowledges ‘Real Shift in Supreme Court Practice’; ‘Sometimes it’s quiet and we haven’t had an emergency case in a while; sometimes I feel like we have three or four going at once,’ Elizabeth Prelogar said”

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“U.S. Solicitor General Acknowledges ‘Real Shift in Supreme Court Practice’; ‘Sometimes it’s quiet and we haven’t had an emergency case in a while; sometimes I feel like we have three or four going at once,’ Elizabeth Prelogar said”: Jimmy Hoover of The National Law Journal has this report. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has posted on YouTube at this link the video of the interview, which begins with the Solicitor General answering how to pro

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South Korea court acquits Samsung chairman of stock manipulation and fraud charges

JURIST

The Seoul Central District Court on Monday acquitted Samsung Executive Chairman Jay Y. Lee of stock manipulation and accounting fraud charges , according to local media outlet The Korea Herald. This eliminated the possibility of him being imprisoned. The decision focused on Lee’s involvement in a controversial merger of Samsung affiliates C&T and Cheil Industries in 2015.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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“Key study in FDA abortion pill case at the Supreme Court was retracted in ‘partisan assault’ authors say; Sage Publishing has retracted a study that found significant uptick in abortion pill-related emergency room visits”

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“Key study in FDA abortion pill case at the Supreme Court was retracted in ‘partisan assault’ authors say; Sage Publishing has retracted a study that found significant uptick in abortion pill-related emergency room visits”: Brianna Herlihy of Fox News has this report. The post “Key study in FDA abortion pill case at the Supreme Court was retracted in ‘partisan assault’ authors say; Sage Publishing has retracted a study that found significant uptick in ab

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UN rights body expresses concern over violence against political parties ahead of Pakistan elections

JURIST

The United Nations voiced concern Tuesday over ‘harassment’ and acts of violence against members of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party ahead of Pakistan’s elections on Thursday. UN Human Rights Commissioner Volker Turk urged authorities to use these elections as an opportunity to “recommit to the democratic process.” UN rights spokesperson Liz Throssell, speaking in a Geneva press briefing, stated , “We deplore all acts of violence against political part

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“Justice Jackson has weighed in on more legal questions of Jan. 6 rioting than any other Supreme Court member”

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“Justice Jackson has weighed in on more legal questions of Jan. 6 rioting than any other Supreme Court member”: Devan Cole and Katelyn Polantz of CNN have this report. The post “Justice Jackson has weighed in on more legal questions of Jan. 6 rioting than any other Supreme Court member” appeared first on How Appealing.

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US House of Representatives votes not to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security

JURIST

The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday not to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for allegedly failing to comply with US law and breaching public trust in his handling of immigration enforcement on the US-Mexico border. The vote, 214 for and 216 against, split largely along party lines, with the majority of Republican representatives voting for Mayorkas’ impeachment and the majority of Democrats voting against.

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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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“New Alaska Supreme Court chief justice highlights improvements in first annual address”

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“New Alaska Supreme Court chief justice highlights improvements in first annual address”: Eric Stone of Alaska Public Media has this report. The post “New Alaska Supreme Court chief justice highlights improvements in first annual address” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Thailand mulls prosecuting former premier under royal insult law

JURIST

Thailand’s attorney general’s office announced that it is still considering prosecuting former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra over an alleged insult to the monarchy, an official said on Tuesday. This comes just as Shinawatra is considered for release under parole. The announcement relates to a 2015 interview he gave while in South Korea.

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“Healey nominates former romantic partner, Gabrielle Wolohojian, to Supreme Judicial Court”

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“Healey nominates former romantic partner, Gabrielle Wolohojian, to Supreme Judicial Court”: Matt Stout of The Boston Globe has this report. Chris Van Buskirk of The Boston Herald reports that “ Healey nominates ex-romantic partner Gabrielle Wolohojian to serve on Supreme Judicial Court.” And John L. Micek of The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts has reports headlined “ With new pick, Mass.

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UK/Northern Ireland dispatch: return of Stormont government after two-year hiatus comes at a critical time

JURIST

Shannon McKeown-Gilmore is a BCL candidate at the University of Oxford and a JURIST Assistant Editor. She grew up in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill made history last weekend after she was appointed Northern Ireland’s first-ever nationalist first minister. The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) Emma Little-Pengelly has been nominated as the deputy first minister.

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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.

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“‘Judged by history’: Trump’s 14th Amendment fight at Supreme Court poses an enormous test for John Roberts.”

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“‘Judged by history’: Trump’s 14th Amendment fight at Supreme Court poses an enormous test for John Roberts.” John Fritze of CNN has this report. The post “‘Judged by history’: Trump’s 14th Amendment fight at Supreme Court poses an enormous test for John Roberts.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Sweden drops investigation into Nord Stream rupture due to lack of jurisdiction

JURIST

Swedenish prosecutors annnounced Wednesday that the country dropped its investigation into the 2022 explosions on Nord Stream pipelines. The prosecutors concluded that they did not have jurisdiction over the pipeline. According to the official decision , sabotage against the Nord Stream pipeline was not a crime “against the security of the kingdom.” The prosecutor’s office said they gave their findings to Germany, who is still conducting their own investigation.

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“You Are Allowed to Have an Opinion About What the Constitution Means; The Supreme Court’s obsession with ‘history and tradition’ gives so-called experts influence they have not earned and do not deserve”

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“You Are Allowed to Have an Opinion About What the Constitution Means; The Supreme Court’s obsession with ‘history and tradition’ gives so-called experts influence they have not earned and do not deserve”: Jay Willis has this post at Balls and Strikes. The post “You Are Allowed to Have an Opinion About What the Constitution Means; The Supreme Court’s obsession with ‘history and tradition’ gives so-called experts influence they have not earned and do not

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Madison Square Garden Hires New GC, But Lawyer Ban Policy Will Still Be In ‘Full Effect’ Under Her Leadership

Above The Law

Will MSG's new GC be able to kick the company's 'lawyer ban' policy to the curb? The post Madison Square Garden Hires New GC, But Lawyer Ban Policy Will Still Be In ‘Full Effect’ Under Her Leadership appeared first on Above the Law.

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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“Fifth Circuit Publicly Reveals Holds in Cases It May Rehear; New Fifth Circuit policy shows pauses on decisions going into effect; Undisclosed judges can issue holds while court considers rehearing cases”

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“Fifth Circuit Publicly Reveals Holds in Cases It May Rehear; New Fifth Circuit policy shows pauses on decisions going into effect; Undisclosed judges can issue holds while court considers rehearing cases”: Jacqueline Thomsen of Bloomberg Law has this report. The post “Fifth Circuit Publicly Reveals Holds in Cases It May Rehear; New Fifth Circuit policy shows pauses on decisions going into effect; Undisclosed judges can issue holds while court considers rehearing cases” a

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Building a Valuable Law Firm: A Road Map to a $5 Million Business

Attorney at Work

Sasha Berson | Your law firm should be a valuable asset that someone, someday, will buy and pay you handsomely for. Now, how do you get there? The post Building a Valuable Law Firm: A Road Map to a $5 Million Business appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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“Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to hear ‘ghost gun’ appeal”

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“Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to hear ‘ghost gun’ appeal”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report. You can view the petition for writ of certiorari at this link. The post “Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to hear ‘ghost gun’ appeal” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Man Ventures Into Luxury Skincare Marketplace, Discovers $53 Sunscreen

Above The Law

It rubs the lotion on its skin -- at a price marked by higher-than-average inflation. The post Man Ventures Into Luxury Skincare Marketplace, Discovers $53 Sunscreen appeared first on Above the Law.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.