Wed.Jun 07, 2023

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Canada dispatch: Indigenous women and girls still suffering disproportionate violence four years after government report

JURIST

Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a rising 3L at the University of Ottawa. Last Saturday, June 3, marked four years since the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“National Inquiry”) was released in Canada.

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Justices file annual financial disclosures – Thomas and Alito delay

SCOTUSBlog

Share It has been just over two months since ProPublica revealed that Justice Clarence Thomas had not included over two decades’ worth of frequent luxury travel hosted by Harlan Crow, a Dallas billionaire, on the annual financial disclosures that the Supreme Court justices file each year. But court watchers interested in Thomas’ disclosures for 2022 will have to wait.

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Hong Kong government applies for injunction against protest song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’

JURIST

The Hong Kong Department of Justice applied to the High Court on Monday for an injunction to prohibit any activity in relation to the song “Glory to Hong Kong” with unlawful intent. The Hong Kong government asserts that the song contains secessionist lyrics and is an insult to the Chinese national anthem, since “Glory to Hong Kong” is often mistaken for Hong Kong’s national anthem.

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“Justices Thomas and Alito Delay Release of Financial Disclosures; The justices asked for extensions to file annual forms that detail gifts, travel and real estate holdings”

HowAppealing

“Justices Thomas and Alito Delay Release of Financial Disclosures; The justices asked for extensions to file annual forms that detail gifts, travel and real estate holdings”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report. The post “Justices Thomas and Alito Delay Release of Financial Disclosures; The justices asked for extensions to file annual forms that detail gifts, travel and real estate holdings” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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US appeals court rules that Second Amendment protects non-violent offenders from federal firearm bans

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects non-violent offenders from federal firearm bans. The case resulted from Bryan Range’s appeal from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Circuit Judge Thomas M. Hardiman authored the opinion of the court.

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Connecticut governor signs law implementing extensive gun control measures

JURIST

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill (HB) 6667 into law Tuesday which includes a wide variety of comprehensive gun control measures. The new law bans the open carry of firearms in public; strengthens the state’s ban on assault weapons; restricts the bulk purchase of handguns and increases bail, probation, and parole for repeat firearm offenders.

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“Justice Jackson reports flowers from Oprah, designer clothing as Thomas delays filing disclosure”

HowAppealing

“Justice Jackson reports flowers from Oprah, designer clothing as Thomas delays filing disclosure”: Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press have this report. Andrew Chung and John Kruzel of Reuters report that “ US Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas delays filing annual financial disclosure.” Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has reports headlined “ Supreme Court Justices’ 2022 Financial Disclosures Released; Disclosures come amid controversy ove

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Lawyers Who Used ChatGPT To Dummy Up Cases Throw Themselves On The Mercy Of The Court

Above The Law

That show cause hearing tomorrow is going to be WILD. The post Lawyers Who Used ChatGPT To Dummy Up Cases Throw Themselves On The Mercy Of The Court appeared first on Above the Law.

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“2022 Data Breakdown: Gender Diversity.”

HowAppealing

“2022 Data Breakdown: Gender Diversity.” At the “High School SCOTUS” blog, Elise Spenner has a post that begins, “Although we are yet to receive opinions from the Court in almost 30 cases, the oral argument phase of the term has officially concluded. While we wait for opinions, I took some time to analyze the gender diversity among advocates at the Court this year.” The post “2022 Data Breakdown: Gender Diversity.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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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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Court Finds that it would be Inconvenient for Major Multinational Corporation (Microsoft) to Litigate in Texas

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch In the recent case of In re Microsoft , 23-128 (Fed. Cir. 2023) , the Federal Circuit once again granted a writ of mandamus , ordering a patent infringement case to be transferred out of Judge Albright’s courtroom in the Western District of Texas (WDTX). This decision was made under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), which allows for the transfer of cases for the convenience of the parties and in the interest of justice.

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Young Litigants Suing On Behalf Of The Planet Find A New Anchor For Litigation — State Constitutions

Above The Law

Much better odds going for constitutionality than criminal liability for now. The post Young Litigants Suing On Behalf Of The Planet Find A New Anchor For Litigation — State Constitutions appeared first on Above the Law.

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Law Students Are Reluctant To Use ChatGPT, Survey Finds. The Question Is, Why?

LawSites

A recent survey of the legal profession confirms what may already be obvious to many, which is that the use of ChatGPT and other large language models by lawyers continues to grow, even as many remain concerned about the rate at which it is being adopted. Not so obvious, however, is that one group that is least likely to use generative AI is law students.

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Complaint Brings Extra Snark To Underscore Egregious Allegations

Above The Law

Lawyer has a little bit of fun drafting the complaint. The post Complaint Brings Extra Snark To Underscore Egregious Allegations appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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For Law Firm Leaders: 4 Lessons From the Alex Murdaugh Trial and Conviction

Attorney at Work

Tea Hoffmann | Law firm leaders can learn valuable lessons from this very public trial of a once-prominent lawyer. The post For Law Firm Leaders: 4 Lessons From the Alex Murdaugh Trial and Conviction appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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After Billing Endlessly For Years, Associate Turns Down Biglaw Partnership To Focus On Work-Life Balance

Above The Law

'Biglaw partnership is a mirage,' he told Above the Law. The post After Billing Endlessly For Years, Associate Turns Down Biglaw Partnership To Focus On Work-Life Balance appeared first on Above the Law.

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SCOTUS faces ‘a catastrophic loss of institutional legitimacy,’ warns author

ABA Journal

In his new book, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America , Michael Waldman identifies three times that the U.S.

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Davis Polk Junks Prior Commitments, Adopts 4-Day Mandatory Office Policy

Above The Law

Another firm pulls the rug out on hybrid work models. The post Davis Polk Junks Prior Commitments, Adopts 4-Day Mandatory Office Policy appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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DC Judge Blasts Crowell Over Fees Clause In Walgreens Case

Law 360

A D.C. federal judge tore into Crowell & Moring LLP attorneys at a Wednesday hearing, demanding to know why no one alerted her to contractual language that seemingly means Crowell could forfeit its fees if the firm is conflicted out of representing Humana in bitter litigation against Walgreens — an outcome that now appears increasingly likely.

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7 Ways To Stay Out of Trust Account Trouble

ALPS

Trust account problems remain one of the top reasons attorneys are disciplined here in the US. And while there have been and will continue to be attorneys whose trust accounting activities are egregious and occasionally even criminal, such behaviors don’t account for all the problems. Sometimes it’s as simple as this. The subject attorney just wasn’t diligent about instituting or maintaining proper financial practices in the office and things simply got out of hand.

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Firm Tips For Helping New Lawyers Succeed Post-Pandemic

Law 360

Ten steps can help firms significantly enhance the experience of attorneys who started their careers in the coronavirus pandemic era, including facilitating opportunities for cross-firm connection, which can ultimately help build momentum for business development, says Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners.

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Today’s Casino Is Handheld: Will The Law Protect Children From Gambling?

Above The Law

Who knew raising kids could be this expensive? The post Today’s Casino Is Handheld: Will The Law Protect Children From Gambling? 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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Split SEC Passes Swaps Rules Pitched In Wake Of Archegos

Law 360

A split U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to adopt rules proposed in the aftermath of the 2021 Archegos collapse that aim to prevent fraud in security-based swap transactions and uphold the authority of swap dealer chief compliance officers, while the commissioners unanimously adopted a separate rule to remove the remaining references to credit ratings in its rulebook.

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Another BigLaw firm mandates 4 days per week in office but adopts remote ‘bank’

ABA Journal

Davis Polk & Wardwell will require its lawyers and most business professionals to be in the office four days per week—one day more than its…

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Atty's Work Brings Music To Growth-Hungry Investors' Ears

Law 360

Mike Poster, partner-in-charge at Michelman & Robinson LLP, considers himself a corporate attorney, but his work as a leading legal pro in the music acquisition and financing business is far from typical corporate work.

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Barber Ranen Adopts New Name After Firm Was Dragged Through The Mud Thanks To Offensive Email Scandal

Above The Law

That'll do the trick. hopefully. The post Barber Ranen Adopts New Name After Firm Was Dragged Through The Mud Thanks To Offensive Email Scandal appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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Proposal to require Michigan courts to use preferred pronouns has some critics

ABA Journal

The Michigan Supreme Court has received some pushback on its proposal to require state courts to use preferred pronouns when identifying parties or lawyers.

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Morning Docket: 06.07.23

Above The Law

* Department of Justice likely to get involved in PGA/LIV merger. Weird how spending major Biglaw dollars calling one of them a monopoly might backfire when you try to merge with them. [ Law360 ] * After inviting thorough mocking of their legal acumen, Harlan Crow's lawyers at Gibson Dunn back away from original "let's just do contempt" offer and suggest a meeting with Senate staffers. [ NBC News ] * Speaking of. comparing Clarence Thomas to the "lowliest" federal worker is a stark reminder that

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Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 8

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Thursday, June 8, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 8 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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