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Landing An Interview Without Exact Experience

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Landing An Interview Without Exact Experience

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How lawyers can embrace their inner ‘chicken’

ABA Journal

"Chicken?" Why not? I would like to talk about a subject many of us in the legal profession are afraid to discuss: fear.

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Most Law Firms Use Just Five or Fewer Unique Software Products, Smokeball Study Says

LawSites

The majority of law firms use just five or fewer unique software products, according to a legal industry study published today by the law practice management company Smokeball. The study, How Technology is Changing the Legal Industry in 2023 , which surveyed law firms of 50 or fewer employees, finds that 77% of those firms use five or fewer unique software products.

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Three Important Bookkeeping Reports

LawTechnologyToday

When you are trying to get a better handle on the financial side of running your law firm, the financial reports will be your greatest asset. So the thing you need to understand is what financial reports are going to be the most critical for you to start with. In this video, we take 3 minutes to walk through 3 financial reports that every law firm should most likely start with.

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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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ChatGPT and the Practice of Law

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In this new era of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, we’re starting to see its impact. AI-powered tools that are transforming numerous professions, including the legal industry. One such.

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How to Manage People… and Lawyers

InHouseBlog

If you don’t know how to manage people you very well might be a lawyer or an aspiring one. Not only do law schools not adequately prepare lawyers to practice law – they also don’t help future lawyers learn how to manage people. And these skills are often not taught on the job as young associates are usually on the receiving end of work that rolls downhill into their inboxes.

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11 Tips for Choosing the Right Law Firm Domain Name: Key Insights

Attorney at Work

Annette Choti | The right domain name can boost your online presence, attract clients, and improve SEO. The post 11 Tips for Choosing the Right Law Firm Domain Name: Key Insights appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Roundup Of Legal Tech News from CLOC Institute: with News From Agiloft, Casepoint, ContractPodAI, Evisort, LinkSquares, LiquidText, Ontra, PERSUIT

LawSites

The CLOC Global Institute , the conference of legal operations professionals now underway now in Las Vegas, has become a leading venue for legal technology companies to announce product news — particularly when that news relates to products that serve corporate legal departments and legal ops. This year has brought a slew of announcements of new products, enhanced products, and even new companies.

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Papua New Guinea PM potentially linked to Australia businessman facing corruption investigation

JURIST

Papua New Guinea police launched an investigation into the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape after an international investigation on Wednesday exposed his potential links to Don Matheson, an Australian Businessman being investigated for corruption. The inquiry into Matheson centers around a joint report from Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that he made multiple payments to officials at the PNG Ports, the sta

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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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Supreme Court rules Twitter not liable for ISIS content

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Share The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the family of a 2017 ISIS attack victim who sought to hold tech companies liable for allowing ISIS to use their platforms in its terrorism efforts. The lawsuit seeking to hold Twitter, Facebook, and Google liable for aiding and abetting international terrorism cannot go forward, a unanimous court found.

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Disney Lawyers Seem Honestly Shocked That Ron DeSantis Legal Team Is So Bad At This

Above The Law

This is basic civil procedure. How is this guy so bad at it? The post Disney Lawyers Seem Honestly Shocked That Ron DeSantis Legal Team Is So Bad At This appeared first on Above the Law.

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Law school introduces hologram witnesses in mock trial

ABA Journal

The William & Mary Law School in Virginia has spent the past four months experimenting with hologram witnesses—and recently brought them before judges in the…

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US Supreme Court rules IRS does not need to notify delinquent taxpayers of summons to collect outstanding taxes

JURIST

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not need to provide notice to delinquent taxpayers of summons made against them to collect outstanding federal taxes. This does not apply to summons to determine whether a taxpayer owes an outstanding amount, only summons to collect. The case, Polselli v. Internal Revenue Service , concerned a delinquent taxpayer, Remo Polselli, who underpaid his federal taxes and had an outstanding balance of over $2 million.

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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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Court rejects request to temporarily block Illinois assault-weapon bans

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Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request to block state and local laws barring the sale of assault-style weapons in Illinois while a group of challenges to those laws continues in the lower courts. There were no dissents publicly recorded from the unsigned order , nor did the justices provide any explanation for their decision. The order came in one of the first gun rights cases to reach the justices in the wake of last year’s decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Associatio

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Kindergartner Lawyers Up, Files Affidavit Over Missing Reading Homework

Above The Law

Tell me your mom is a lawyer without telling me your mom is a lawyer. The post Kindergartner Lawyers Up, Files Affidavit Over Missing Reading Homework appeared first on Above the Law.

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Did 1 contract clause cause Proskauer client’s $636M loss? Judge refuses to toss malpractice suit

ABA Journal

A Massachusetts judge has refused to toss a $636 million malpractice lawsuit contending that a botched contract drafted by Proskauer Rose caused its client’s loss…

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Afghanistan humanitarian crisis fuelled by climate change and economy, finds UN report

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) released a report Monday regarding Afghanistan’s humanitarian needs in 2023. The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) highlighted that among the economic crisis and discrimination against women and girls in Afghanistan, climate change has also contributed to the humanitarian needs of the country.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Shaping the Future of Patent Law: The Amgen v. Sanofi Decision and Bite-Sized Monopolies

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by Dennis Crouch “The more one claims, the more one must enable.” In a unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Gorsuch, the Supreme Court has affirmed the Federal Circuit’s decision invalidating Amgen’s functionally claimed genus of monoclonal antibodies. The Court held that Amgen’s patent claims were invalid due to a lack of enablement, as they failed to provide adequate guidance for making and using the claimed antibodies.

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Biglaw Lawyers Must Return To The Office To Justify Management’s Reckless Office Space Leases

Above The Law

'It's imperative that everyone come back to the office and enjoy my view.' The post Biglaw Lawyers Must Return To The Office To Justify Management’s Reckless Office Space Leases appeared first on Above the Law.

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‘The Shadow Docket’ shines light on an increasingly uncommunicative Supreme Court

ABA Journal

In The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic , University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck…

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Afghanistan dispatch: human rights continue to deteriorate under Taliban rule

JURIST

Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reports on how the human rights situation in the country continues to deteriorate. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding our Correspondent’s name. The text has only been lightly edited to respect the author’s voice.

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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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Justices rule against Andy Warhol estate in copyright dispute

SCOTUSBlog

Share Thursday’s decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith provides a major statement in the role that copyright law plays in fostering artistic creativity, as the court upheld the claim of a famed celebrity photographer, Lynn Goldsmith, that the Andy Warhol estate infringed her copyright in a photograph of the musician Prince when it licensed an image Warhol derived from that photograph to serve as a cover on a Condé Nast issue published shortly after Prince’s death.

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Sexism Continues To Thrive In Biglaw, With Women Facing Undue Bias

Above The Law

Will things ever change? Not while women ‘face a much tougher path to advance and succeed.’ The post Sexism Continues To Thrive In Biglaw, With Women Facing Undue Bias appeared first on Above the Law.

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Make Rain by Forming Good Habits

Attorney at Work

Sally Schmidt | A checklist of successful rainmaking habits, even if you don’t consider yourself a natural rainmaker. The post Make Rain by Forming Good Habits appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Iran executes 3 men on charges of ‘enmity against god’

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Iran executed three men accused of carrying out a terrorist attack during last year’s nationwide protests surrounding the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. According to Mizan, a state-run news agency for Iran’s judiciary, Iranian officials executed Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaghoubi based upon their conviction on charges of moharebeh , or enmity against god.

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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.