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20 Law Practice Empowerment Tips

Attorney at Work

Nuts-and-bolts reminders for running a successful law practice from Peggy Gruenke and Alan Klevan. The post 20 Law Practice Empowerment Tips appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Beyond COVID: The modern role of virtual court proceedings 

OneLegal

The virtual court is now a common fixture in the legal field. Learn about trends, challenges, and future possibilities. The post Beyond COVID: The modern role of virtual court proceedings appeared first on One Legal.

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Boxing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360

Boxing has influenced my legal work by enabling me to confidently hone the skills I've learned from the sport, like the ability to remain calm under pressure, evaluate an opponent's weaknesses and recognize when to seize an important opportunity, says Kirsten Soto at Clyde & Co.

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Recent Reports of Law Schools’ AI Adoption Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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This recent Reuters story caught my attention: “More than half of law schools now offer classes on AI,” it said, citing a new survey conducted by the American Bar Association. Another story said the survey shows that “AI is rapidly making its way into law schools.

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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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Custom ChatGPTs: Navigating Legal and Ethical Compliance for Public-Facing AI Tools

My Shingle

Abstract This article explores the legal and ethical considerations lawyers must address when creating custom versions of ChatGPT for public use. It discusses the potential applications of these tools, such as educating clients on legal matters or providing preliminary advice to landlords. The article outlines key ethical requirements, including AI disclosure, supervision, attorney-client relationship, confidentiality,… The post Custom ChatGPTs: Navigating Legal and Ethical Compliance for

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Cyberinsurance Bedevils Law Firms

Above The Law

While most lawyers now recognize the need for a cyberinsurance policy, they frequently find themselves balancing the risk of a breach against the cost of the policy. The post Cyberinsurance Bedevils Law Firms appeared first on Above the Law.

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Tens of thousands protest far right party convention in Germany

JURIST

Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday in Essen , Germany against an ongoing convention by the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD). The protest was reported to be generally calm and violence-free, although several arrests were made and police said two officers were hospitalized after clashing with protestors. The A25 highway was also temporarily blocked.

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PowerPoint has Its Problems. It’s Worthy Anyway.

LLRX

Jerry Lawson discusses how antipathy toward slide shows is understandable but misdirected. A slide show is a tool, an instrument like a hammer, airbrush or violin. Lawson advocates the position that good slide shows can help presenters better educate, persuade, and even inspire.

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After Chevron: Various Paths For Labor And Employment Law

Law 360

Labor and employment law leans heavily on federal agency guidance, so the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to toss out Chevron deference will ripple through this area, with future workplace policies possibly taking shape through strategic litigation, informal guidance, state-level regulation and more, says Alexander MacDonald at Littler.

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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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Eviction Simplified: How Lda Pro Legal Empowers Landlords With Flawless Eviction Notices California

LDA PRO

Evicting a tenant can be a frustrating and time-consuming ordeal for landlords. Facing uncooperative tenants, complex legalities, and the risk of missteps can be daunting. This is where LDA Pro Legal steps in, offering a suite of benefits that empower landlords to navigate the eviction notices california process with confidence. Continue to read this blog till the end to explore these benefits in more detail Here Listed Below Are The Detailed Steps On How LDA Pro Legal Empowers Landlords With Fl

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Afghanistan dispatch: salaries of women professors and government employees reduced to discourage them from working

JURIST

This dispatch was filed by a JURIST legal correspondent in Afghanistan. For privacy and security reasons we cannot disclose her name. Reflecting the systematic misogyny now going on in Afghanistan, a government decree was recently published aimed at reducing the salaries of women professors and other government employees to 5000 AFG, or ~70$, without considering their expert knowledge and abilities.

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Announcement of opinions for Monday, July 1

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Monday, July 1, 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. The post Announcement of opinions for Monday, July 1 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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Justice Alito’s Views On Social Media And The First Amendment Seem To Shift Depending On Who He Wants To Win

Above The Law

From the which-way-the-wind-blows dept. The post Justice Alito’s Views On Social Media And The First Amendment Seem To Shift Depending On Who He Wants To Win 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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Lawyer freed pending appeal of Jan. 6 conviction because of Supreme Court decision

ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation's 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Ethiopia must be held accountable for war crimes against medical workers and patients: Human Rights Watch

JURIST

Ethiopian security forces have committed war crimes through their attacks on healthcare providers in Ethiopia’s Amahara Conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The report entitled “If the Soldier Dies, It’s on You: Attacks on Medical Care in Ethiopia’s Amhara Conflict” details the conditions endured by medical workers, patients and health facilities in the conflict-stricken Amhara region.

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Court sends social media moderation cases back to lower courts

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday sent a pair of challenges to laws in Texas and Florida that would regulate how large social media companies control content posted on their sites back to the lower courts for another look. In a decision by Justice Elena Kagan, the court explained that both lower courts had focused too narrowly on how the laws applied to the challengers themselves, large social media companies including Facebook and YouTube, even though the cases challenged the constitutionality

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We Are One Step Closer To Living In Sam Alito’s America

Above The Law

The impact of Dobbs continues. The post We Are One Step Closer To Living In Sam Alito’s America 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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Lawyer’s conduct must be ‘seriously’ annoying to warrant restraining order, appeals court says

ABA Journal

Updated: A lawyer who accused another attorney of yelling and glaring at her, ranting “in an unintelligible manner” and serving her with bogus documents is…

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UK court holds authorities’ refusal to probe alleged Uyghur forced labour cotton imports unlawful

JURIST

The UK Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the UK National Crime Agency’s (NCA) refusal to investigate the importation of Uyghur forced labour cotton from China was unlawful. The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) have secured a historic victory, which marks the first successful case globally to disrupt supply chains complicit in the ongoing genocide of Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in East Turkestan/Xinjiang, China.

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High Court Flexes Muscle To Limit Administrative State

Law 360

The U.S. Supreme Court's dismantling of a 40-year-old judicial deference doctrine, coupled with rulings stripping federal agencies of certain enforcement powers and exposing them to additional litigation, has established the October 2023 term as likely the most consequential in administrative law history.

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Actually, Amy Coney Barrett’s Dissent In The January 6th Case Is Fire

Above The Law

It's all about the text, people. The post Actually, Amy Coney Barrett’s Dissent In The January 6th Case Is Fire 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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These law firms topped rankings for minority, female and LGBTQ lawyers

ABA Journal

Larger law firms are making slight gains in employment of minority and female lawyers, according to rankings released last week by the American Lawyer.

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ICJ permits seven states to intervene in The Gambia’s alleged genocide case against Myanmar

JURIST

The ICJ unanimously decided to allow seven states to intervene in the ongoing genocide case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar on Wednesday. The countries granted permission to participate in the proceedings are Maldives, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The court found their declarations of intervention admissible under Article 63 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice.

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Real Estate Recap: Post-Chevron, Lawyer Leaps, Q&A Recap

Law 360

Catch up on this past week's key developments by state from Law360 Real Estate Authority — including policy areas to watch in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's paradigm-shifting Chevron ruling, recent real estate lawyer moves and some insightful conversations with real estate lawyers you may have missed.

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Sullivan & Cromwell Partner’s 4,000 Hours In FTX Case Drawing Attention

Above The Law

That's a lot of billable hours -- even for a Biglaw partner. The post Sullivan & Cromwell Partner’s 4,000 Hours In FTX Case Drawing Attention 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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Fourteen new relists for the end-of-term mop-up conference

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. Every summer, before the justices leave town for the Supreme Court’s recess, they have one last impromptu conference to consider – and usually dispose of – all the cases relisted after their last scheduled conference (which this year happened on June 20).

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Argentina prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Rohingya genocide suspects

JURIST

The Argentine Prosecutor investigating the genocide against the Rohingya formally petitioned the Argentinian Court on to issue twenty-five arrest warrants for genocide and crimes against humanity under Article 294 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Argentina. The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UL (BROUL) brought the case forward under the principle of universal jurisdiction, and announced that they had been informed of the petition on Friday.

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5 Moments That Shaped The Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Decision

Law 360

When the high court limited the scope of a federal obstruction statute used to charge hundreds of rioters who stormed the Capitol, the justices did not vote along ideological lines. In a year marked by 6-3 splits, what accounts for the departure? Here are some moments from oral arguments that may have swayed the justices.

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