June, 2023

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The Top Biglaw Firms In New York City (2024)

Above The Law

Are you in a New York state of mind? This is where the Biglaw money is. The post The Top Biglaw Firms In New York City (2024) appeared first on Above the Law.

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What Law Firms Need To Know About Building A Modern and Secure Data Infrastructure

LawSites

Law firms are awash in data. Yet relatively few firms know how to responsibly protect and leverage that data — let alone have the data infrastructure needed to achieve that. Fortunately, there are practical frameworks law firms can implement to manage their data, make the most of their internal applications, take advantage of third-party data sources, and address the critical challenges involved in building a modern data infrastructure, says Jeff Cox , director of content at legal data and analy

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Make AI Your Intern, Not Your Replacement as a Lawyer

Attorney at Work

Nothing But the Ruth | Does the 'bogus cases' ChatGPT incident reveal a bigger problem? The post Make AI Your Intern, Not Your Replacement as a Lawyer appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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BigLaw partner pay has ‘grown unbelievably,’ putting top lawyers ahead of investment bankers

ABA Journal

Fat paychecks taken home by top BigLaw partners are outpacing earnings by investment bankers. The Wall Street Journal has the story.

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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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Lawyer Figures Out ChatGPT Made Up Fake Cases In His Brief On Day Of Hearing

Above The Law

Would've been nice to catch this a little earlier. The post Lawyer Figures Out ChatGPT Made Up Fake Cases In His Brief On Day Of Hearing appeared first on Above the Law.

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‘Maximum Damage’: Law Firm Partners Learn The Hard Way Never To Put Offensive Things In Writing

Above The Law

It's impossible not to look at this law firm train wreck. The post ‘Maximum Damage’: Law Firm Partners Learn The Hard Way Never To Put Offensive Things In Writing appeared first on Above the Law.

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Bring Back the Jury Trial

The Crime Report

Plea bargaining is, in theory, intended to serve as an integral part of our criminal legal system — rewarding those who quickly accept responsibility for their crimes with more lenient sentences, making efficient use of resources, and sparing both victims and defendants the stress of a trial. But it too often ends up in tension with the notion of justice, punishing those who exercise their constitutional right to trial and even, at times, coercing innocent individuals to enter a plea of g

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Not Even Biglaw Partners Want To Return To The Office 3 Days A Week

Above The Law

Seems like these in-office work mandates aren't going so well. The post Not Even Biglaw Partners Want To Return To The Office 3 Days A Week appeared first on Above the Law.

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Former Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa accused of obstructing mass grave investigations

JURIST

Four Sri Lanka activist organizations accused former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday of obstructing police investigations into mass graves discovered in an area where he served as a military officer during a Marxist rebellion in 1989. Activist groups the International Truth and Justice Project, the Center for Human Rights and Development, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka, and Families of the Disappeared said in their report that Rajapaksa tampered with police records, t

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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The Rumors Were True: Thomson Reuters Acquires Casetext for $650M Cash

LawSites

Rumors had been swirling that Thomson Reuters was about to acquire Casetext, and they proved to be true. Just before 9 p.m. Eastern time today, TR said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Casetext for $650 million cash. “The proposed transaction will complement Thomson Reuters existing AI roadmap and builds on its recent initiatives, including a commitment to invest more than $100 million annually on AI capabilities, the development of new generative AI experiences across its p

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Supreme Court rules 5-4 against Navajo Nation in water rights dispute

SCOTUSBlog

Share Under a historic water crisis in the desert southwest, the Navajo Nation asked for a court order requiring the federal government to determine the Nation’s water needs and to devise a plan to meet those needs. In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court held that the United States owes no “affirmative duty” to the Navajo Nation to secure water, reversing a decision by the U.S.

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USPTO Advisory Committees: An Opportunity to Advocate for Beneficial Innovation

Patently O

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced a call for nominations for membership in its esteemed Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). These committees were established under the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act in 1999 with the task of advising the Secretary of Commerce and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property on patent and trademark operations, including agency management, goals, performance, b

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Memories Of An Execution

The Crime Report

Michael Tisius was executed on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. There was international opposition to his execution while he spent 23 years on death row waiting to die. He had no criminal record. He was 19 , not a mentally competent adult when he killed two jailhouse guards as he tried to help his 27-year-old cellmate escape after Tisius had been released for a minor offense.

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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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Supreme Court Subtweets Ron DeSantis That He’s Totally Losing To Disney

Above The Law

Supreme Court reminds federal judges that Disney's right about the Contracts Clause. The post Supreme Court Subtweets Ron DeSantis That He’s Totally Losing To Disney appeared first on Above the Law.

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New York legislature passes bill to establish commission on slavery reparations

JURIST

The New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation Thursday to establish a state commission on reparations for slavery. If Governor Kathy Hochul signs the bill into law, New York will become the second state with such a commission, following the creation of California’s Reparations Task Force in 2020. The legislation will establish a commission of nine members.

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In A First For A State Bar, Florida To Provide All Members With Free Trust Accounting Software To Help Ensure Compliance And Protect The Public

LawSites

In what appears to be a first for a state bar association, The Florida Bar is providing each of its 110,000 members with free access to legal trust accounting software – a move its new president believes will help attorneys better comply with trust accounting requirements and better protect the public from trust violations. The Florida Bar, the official regulatory and disciplinary arm of the Supreme Court of Florida, has entered into a relationship with the legal financial management company Not

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Supreme Court rules against North Carolina Republicans over election law theory

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a major election-law decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that although the Constitution gives state legislatures the power to regulate federal elections, state courts can supervise the legislature’s exercise of that power. By a vote of 6-3, the court rejected the so-called “independent state legislature theory,” holding that the North Carolina Supreme Court did not violate the Constitution when it set aside a congressional map adopted by the state’s legislature.

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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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Judge Newman on Saving Patent Law

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch Washington Post has published a long article titled, “ Colleagues want a 95-year-old judge to retire. She’s suing them instead ,” by Rachel Weiner. Judge Pauline Newman, the oldest active federal judge in the country, has been embroiled in controversy as she resists her colleagues attempts to urge/force her to retire. The article ends with a noteworthy quote from Newman that rings true to her characteristic resilience and dedication: “ I want to spend my last

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Lawyer admits spending over $8.7M in investor money on Vegas gambling, lavish lifestyle

ABA Journal

A California lawyer has agreed to a plea deal to resolve charges that she gambled away and spent more than $8.7 million in investor money that was supposed to fund loans to celebrities, professional athletes and other wealthy people.

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Rudy Giuliani Went By Fake Name ‘Helen’ While Building Fake Claims About Fake Ballots

Above The Law

Rudy used an alias for his election emails. but that's not the real problem. The post Rudy Giuliani Went By Fake Name ‘Helen’ While Building Fake Claims About Fake Ballots appeared first on Above the Law.

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US Supreme Court declines to take up cash bail constitutionality case

JURIST

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the question of whether states can impose schedule-based cash bail on an indigent defendant before allowing their pre-trial release from jail. Bradley Hester originally brought the case Hester v. Gentry in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama with the assistance of the Alabama ACLU, Civil Rights Corps and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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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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Court Imposes Sanctions On Lawyers Who Filed Bogus Cases After Relying On ChatGPT For Legal Research

LawSites

A federal district judge has imposed monetary and other sanctions on the two lawyers who filed a brief laden with bogus cases they found when they relied on ChatGPT for legal research. The judge ordered the lawyers, Peter LoDuca and Steven A. Schwartz, as well as the law firm of Levidow, Levidow & Oberman, to pay a penalty of $5,000. He also ordered them to notify their client of the sanctions, and to notify each judge who was falsely identified as the author of the fake court opinions gener

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Divided court finds generic redactions sufficient to admit confessions of non-testifying codefendants

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Friday decided Samia v. United States , making it easier for the government to introduce confessions in criminal trials involving multiple defendants. In civil and criminal trials involving multiple defendants, evidence is often admissible against one defendant but not another. The most common solution is a jury instruction.

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What is in the Final Rejections: Eligibility

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch Though there have been some improvements, initial office actions regularly require a fair amount clean-up and fine-tuning. This process often includes rectifying typographical errors and clarifying loose claim language. It’s also common for the examiner to misconstrue aspects of the invention. However, by the time the final rejection stage is reached, these issues are usually addressed, and the lines of difference are more clearly drawn.

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‘My Mom, the Lawyer’ explores women’s work and personal lives through the eyes of their children

ABA Journal

As Michelle Browning Coughlin, of counsel at ND Galli Law in Louisville, Kentucky, was raising her two daughters, she wanted her kids to understand what…

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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.