December, 2022

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A New Year Unfolds With Artificial Intelligence: Five Legal Tech Predictions for 2023

Attorney at Work

Nicole Clark maps out a few of the most important innovations to expect in the coming year. The post A New Year Unfolds With Artificial Intelligence: Five Legal Tech Predictions for 2023 appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Five Documentaries That Helped Bring Justice To A Case

The Crime Report

By now, we are well aware of how often and how severely our justice and legal system can fail those it claims to protect. Whether it’s a wrongful conviction, no conviction at all, misconduct by authority figures or failure to protect vulnerable victims, injustice comes in many forms. . We often feel devastated, disgusted, and even helpless. But with these following five documentaries, we can remind ourselves that achieving justice also comes in many forms. .

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How I Rebranded My Law Firm

Attorney at Work

Nothing But the Ruth! | Rebranding is worth the investment to make your firm fit with who you are and what you offer. The post How I Rebranded My Law Firm appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Ohio Supreme Court says insurance policy does not cover ransomware attack on software

JURIST

The Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously overruled a judgment of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals and moved that there must be “direct” physical loss or physical damage in the company’s computer software for insurance policy coverage. In the three-year court proceedings between the greater Dayton medical billing software maker EMOI and its insurance service provider Lansing, Michigan-based Owners Insurance Company, the latter asserted that the insurance contract una

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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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Texas AG Paxton Wants to Build A Registry Of Trans People, But He Won’t Say Why

Above The Law

But we can't have a registry of gun owners, because. CONSTITUTION! The post Texas AG Paxton Wants to Build A Registry Of Trans People, But He Won’t Say Why appeared first on Above the Law.

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Reverend who accused Alito of 2014 leak in Hobby Lobby speaks before House Judiciary Committee

SCOTUSBlog

Share Efforts to bolster Supreme Court ethics standards gained little ground in a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, as Democrats and Republicans butted heads over familiar talking points. In what will likely be the committee’s last hearing before the House majority changes hands, Democrats called former anti-abortion lobbyist Rev. Robert Schenck, along with ethics and legal experts, to testify in support of strengthening ethics standards at the court.

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Drones Are Being Used To Deliver Contraband In Prisons

The Crime Report

Prisoners are using drones to cut out any middleman like a corrupt prison staff member and are now delivering contraband straight from the outside themselves reports Walter Pavlo for Forbes. In May 2022, Bryant Leray Henderson flew a drone from the parking lot of O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, Texas and strapped four 10-inch by 11-inch packages on to the undercarriage of a DJI Inspire 2 Model T650A drone of a drone with Methamphetamine, cellular telephones, MP3 players and pressed THC.

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Collateral Estoppel Beats Precedent Every Time

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by Dennis Crouch. I like to think of collateral estoppel alongside binding precedent. Both involve a set of (at least) two separate cases, and the question is always whether some conclusion drawn in the earlier action forecloses relitigation of same (or similar) issue in the latter action. Precedent is broader because it applies across-the-board regardless of the parties involved.

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UN reports over 30,000 displaced by recent violence in South Sudan

JURIST

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Thursday reported that over 30,000 people in South Sudan have been displaced following violent conflicts throughout the country. The OCHA statement highlights South Sudan’s struggle with political stability, food insecurity, and natural disasters such as flooding. The statement estimates over 9.4 million people in South Sudan will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2023, an increase of over 2.2 million people re

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Brett Kavanaugh Hangs Out With Matt Gaetz In Most Obvious Turn Of Events Ever

Above The Law

'One degree of Brett Kavanaugh' is less a fun parlor game than a horrifying reminder of a crumbling nation. The post Brett Kavanaugh Hangs Out With Matt Gaetz In Most Obvious Turn Of Events Ever appeared first on Above the Law.

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Bryan Garner’s 2022 legal writing tips

ABA Journal

This year, Bryan Garner gave us a new game for word lovers, a hypothesis on hyphens and four principles of legal writing that he learned…

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The new hot bench: With Jackson leading the way, the justices are speaking more during oral arguments

SCOTUSBlog

Share In the first three months of the 2022-23 term, the Supreme Court’s newest member, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, was by far the most active participant in oral arguments, according to an analysis of the written transcripts for the 27 cases the court has heard so far. Jackson has spoken, on average, nearly 1,350 words per argument. The court’s next most-talkative members — Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil Gorsuch, in that order — each have spoken, on average, between 800 and

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Illinois Will Be The First State to Eliminate Cash Bail After New Illinois Law Takes Effect In 2023

The Crime Report

On January 1, a laundry list of laws impacting the Illinois criminal justice system will go into effect, including one eliminating the state’s cash bail system, making it the first in the nation to completely get rid of cash bail. The broad 700-page criminal justice reform bill , originally passed in January of 2021 called SAFE-T Act (Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity – Today), addresses a large range of issues statewide including prison policy, policing, and pretrial court proc

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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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A look back at significant decisions in climate litigation in 2022

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By Maria Antonia Tigre. Photo by Matt Palmer on Unsplash. As noted at the end of last year, 2021 was significant for climate litigation, with several decisions worldwide providing a fresh look at stakeholder responsibility for climate change. 2022 was no different, with courts further delineating the procedural dimensions of climate cases and expanding on the responsibilities of stakeholders for climate mitigation and adaption.

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EU members and agencies accused of ‘atrocious crimes’ against Libyan refugees

JURIST

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Wednesday filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the “atrocious crimes” of detaining and intercepting Libyan refugees and returning refugees to Libya. Some of the accused include high-ranking officials of EU Member States such as Italy and Malta and other EU agencies.

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When Federal Judges Said Free PACER Would Cost $2B, They Were Completely Full Of Crap

Above The Law

Color me absolutely not shocked in the least. The post When Federal Judges Said Free PACER Would Cost $2B, They Were Completely Full Of Crap appeared first on Above the Law.

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Smart Wallets and Measuring Credibility of the Prior Art

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch. “Smart wallets” are growing in popularity. I have one branded FIDELO with a carbon-fiber case that claims to block scammers trying to read the chip on my credit card. I think of these generally as “smart wallets” but I learned today that the company Storus has a registered trademark for that term. What should I call them now?

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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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Meet 12 ABA members who inspired us in 2022

ABA Journal

In this year’s Members Who Inspire series, the ABA Journal featured 12 extraordinary ABA members who go to great lengths to embolden their clients,…

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NYU Finance Director Charged With $3 Mil Embezzlement

The Crime Report

A former finance director at the NYU Metro Center has been indicted for allegedly embezzling over $3 million dollars in state education grants intended to support minority and women-owned businesses, Jake Offenhartz reports for the Gothamist. Cindy Tappe has been accused of using fraudulent invoices to direct taxpayer money to her own shell companies.

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What FDA’s Newest Gene Therapy Approval Tells Us About Durability: How Long is Long Enough?

FDA Law Blog

By Mark A. Tobolowsky & James E. Valentine — On November 22, 2022, FDA approved CSL Behring’s BLA for Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), an AAV-based gene therapy for the treatment of adults with Hemophilia B who currently use Factor IX prophylaxis therapy, have current or historical life-threatening hemorrhage, or have repeated, serious spontaneous bleeding episodes.

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UN human rights chief: Myanmar junta has issued over 130 death sentences in private proceedings

JURIST

High commissioner of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk Friday condemned military courts in Myanmar for handing out over 130 death sentences in court proceedings not accessible to the public. Seven college students were sentenced to death on November 30, and the UN is working to confirm four additional death sentences against youth activists on December 1.

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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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Rating Jonathan Turley’s Wildest, Thirstiest, Most Embarrassing Bids For Attention In 2022

Above The Law

2022: A Year In Disingenuity. The post Rating Jonathan Turley’s Wildest, Thirstiest, Most Embarrassing Bids For Attention In 2022 appeared first on Above the Law.

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Collateral Estoppel between IPRs

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by Dennis Crouch. Google v. Hammond Development , — F.4th — ( Fed. Cir. 2022 ). We have an important IPR collateral estoppel decision from the Federal Circuit. The basic outcome here is that issues litigated and decided in one IPR will be seen as fixed and finally decided as between the parties in future IPRs. For family member patents, the courts will ask if the first case answered the same patentability questions at issue as the second case.

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Removing Succession Planning Obstacles

Attorney at Work

Roy Ginsburg | If you want your best clients to stay when your baby boomer lawyers leave, succession planning is the most effective insurance policy. The post Removing Succession Planning Obstacles appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Policing Pregnancy: Wisconsin’s ‘Fetal Protection’ Law Forces Women Into Treatment or Jail

The Crime Report

Tamara Loertscher arrived at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Aug. 1, 2014 despondent. The 29-year-old had suffered depression all her life, but in recent months, her mental health grew especially desperate. She struggled to eat and get out of bed, thinking of harming herself. Severe hypothyroidism fueled her anguish. Untreated, it causes debilitating depression and fatigue.

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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.