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Gen-Z Lawyers Could Not Care Less About Working In Biglaw

Above The Law

A new generation with a new attitude about Biglaw. The post Gen-Z Lawyers Could Not Care Less About Working In Biglaw appeared first on Above the Law.

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Five Top Tech Solutions to Streamline your Legal Practice

LawTechnologyToday

Running an efficient and caring legal practice takes time, effort and a lot of energy–particularly with a small team. With only so many hands on deck, you can spread yourself too thin. But adopting the latest technology frees you from administrative tasks, allowing you to grow your practice and develop client relationships. To get started, here are some suggestions to help optimize your legal practice. 1) HotDocs – Docs that rock Paperwork can eat into your day and take you away from working on

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There’s A New Top-Level Domain for Lawyers: ‘.esq’

LawSites

Google has announced the release of eight new top-level domains that include one specifically designed for lawyers and law firms, “ esq,” based on the abbreviation of esquire that lawyers use to show they are admitted to practice. Google says the new domain for lawyers is “perfect for showing off your credentials.” It even pointed to two lawyers who already use the domain, Erika.esq , the webiste of attorney and personal finance advisor Erika Kullberg, and Ugo.esq., the w

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Top 10 Legal Podcasts

Attorney at Work

Results from our survey on the top legal podcasts are in — here are the shows that made the top 10. The post Top 10 Legal Podcasts appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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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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Preparing For Legal Scrutiny Of Data Retention Policies

Law 360

Two recent cases involving Google and Meta should serve as a call to action for companies to ensure their data retention policies are updated and properly implemented to the degree of being able to withstand judicial scrutiny, especially as more data is generated by emerging technologies, say Jack Kallus and Labeed Choudhry at Kaufman Dolowich.

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One police officer opens a car door, and another looks inside. Did they search without a warrant?

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. A police officer who opens a car door and looks inside, without permission, probable cause, or a search warrant, violates the Fourth Amendment’s ban on “unreasonable searches.” This week, we highlight cert petitions that ask the court to consider, among other things, whether two officers likewise commit a search when one op

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Judicial Disability and the “Great Dissenter”

Patently O

Guest Post by Paul R. Gugliuzza , Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law The judicial disability proceedings instituted against Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman have now spilled into litigation. As Dennis reported yesterday , Judge Newman filed a complaint in D.C. federal district court seeking, among other things, to enjoin and terminate the proceedings.

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The LSAT Will Probably Take The L Soon. What Now?

Above The Law

Shout out to all the splitters who had good grades, bombed the LSAT, and still did well in law school! The post The LSAT Will Probably Take The L Soon. What Now? appeared first on Above the Law.

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Attorney Fees Denied Due to Lack of Support in Cannabis Litigation Record

The IP Law Blog

In 2018, United Cannabis Corporation (“UCANN”) sued Pure Hemp Collective (“Pure Hemp”) for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,730,911 (the “‘911 patent”), entitled “Cannabis Extracts and Methods of Preparing and Using the Same. The ‘911 patent relates to “extraction of pharmaceutically active components … more particularly … botanical drug substance (B.D.S.) comprising cannabinoids obtained by extraction from cannabis.

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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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This thing called AI: Will it help you or will it harm you?

The Estrin Report

By Chere B. Estrin This is the first of a two-part series. Next, we chat with Tara Eberhart, Paralegal Manager of an AmLaw firm who can straighten us out as to whether the paralegal position is about to be wiped out. I sat down with Dr. Don Billings , a long-time colleague, who knows just about anything one needs to know about legal technology and beyond.

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South Carolina man sues police after being ‘shot at 50 times’ during wellness check

JURIST

South Carolina man Trevor Mullinax filed a complaint against York County, South Carolina, and the York County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday claiming he was shot at “around 50 times” during a wellness check in 2021. The complaint states relatives called in a wellness check on Mullinax as he contemplated suicide. Mullinax had a shotgun in the car with him.

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Clarence Thomas Skated On Ethics Complaints In 2012… Meaning He Definitely Already Knew The Rules

Above The Law

You can really only use 'I didn't know' as an excuse one time. The post Clarence Thomas Skated On Ethics Complaints In 2012… Meaning He Definitely Already Knew The Rules appeared first on Above the Law.

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Court upholds California animal-welfare law

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a major ruling that upheld a controversial California animal-welfare law. In a deeply splintered vote that did not break down on traditional ideological lines, the justices rejected an argument by pork producers that the law, known as Proposition 12, violates the Constitution by regulating the pork industry outside California.

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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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A Model for Criminal Justice Reform: How New York City Lowered its Jail Population and Crime Rates

The Crime Report

The Congressional Judiciary Committee last month held a four-hour hearing, “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan” to understand better why New York City’s crime rates were “out of control” and what was wrong with its criminal justice system. Putting aside how the hearing spent some time specifically on any possible role Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg played in New York City’s crime rates, the hearing itself was not a bad idea.

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US Supreme Court allows transgender migrant to challenge deportation order over risk of anti-LGBT persecution

JURIST

The US Supreme Court unanimously held Thursday that a transgender migrant may appeal a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision that denied her relief from deportation. The court reversed the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that it did not have jurisdiction over Estrella Santos-Zacaria’s request for judicial review.

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How Have We Not Yet Hit The Bottom Of The Clarence Thomas Scandal?

Above The Law

When you list all of the revelations of the past month, it's impressive. The post How Have We Not Yet Hit The Bottom Of The Clarence Thomas Scandal? appeared first on Above the Law.

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An API for the Human Mind

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch The pace of technological advancement never ceases to amaze me, and it seems like even science fiction is struggling to keep up with reality. In recent months, we’ve witnessed some truly remarkable breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), and this latest development is right up there. Researchers have used GPT-style machine learning architecture to decode human thoughts by analyzing their functional MRI (fMRI) brain scans.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Judge sanctions lawyer for ‘obnoxious’ and ‘appalling’ deposition conduct

ABA Journal

A personal injury lawyer will be sanctioned for his deposition conduct after calling the opposing counsel “corporate shills” who “live in an alternate reality," a…

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Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

JURIST

Russia announced on Wednesday it withdrew from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe in a declaration that was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The purpose of the treaty was to limit the number of weapons and military equipment that signatory countries could hold, as well as provide provisions for the destruction of any surplus supplies of weaponry in a nation’s arsenal.

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Harlan Crow Decides To Play Hardball Over Record Of Gifts To Clarence Thomas

Above The Law

The Senate Finance Chair would really like to know the full extent of the gifts Harlan Crown gave to his favorite Supreme Court justice. The post Harlan Crow Decides To Play Hardball Over Record Of Gifts To Clarence Thomas appeared first on Above the Law.

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Breaking: LexisNexis Announces Preview Launch of Lexis Connect, AI-Powered Matter Management within Microsoft Teams

LawSites

LexisNexis today announced the preview launch of Lexis Connect, a legal intake and matter management product that works within Microsoft Teams and uses conversational AI assistants to help deliver answers more quickly. The product is being developed in partnership with Microsoft, and Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CETA) department has signed on as the first preview customer to test and help further develop the product.

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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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Pregnant criminal defense lawyer on bed rest loses trial-delay bid in top state court

ABA Journal

The Ohio Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a bid by a pregnant lawyer on bed rest to stay a trial scheduled to begin the next…

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Iran executes 2 men for blasphemy

JURIST

Iran Monday executed two men in Arak Central Prison in Iran, following multiple convictions confirmed by the Supreme Court of Iran. According to the human rights organisation Iran Human Rights , these hangings are the most recent of 42 executions carried out in Iran in the last ten days. Mizan, a state-linked news source for Iran’s judiciary, announced the executions of Yousuf Mehrdad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare on Monday morning.

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Top 10 Am Law Firm Announces 3 Mandatory In-Office Days Per Week

Above The Law

Another top law firm is now requiring three set days of office attendance each week. The post Top 10 Am Law Firm Announces 3 Mandatory In-Office Days Per Week appeared first on Above the Law.

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Convert ‘Resting B h Face’ to ‘Neutral Alert’

Attorney at Work

While it is entertaining to explore the links that come up when you Google “RBF,” there is a serious lesson in this for lawyers. The post Convert ‘Resting B h Face’ to ‘Neutral Alert’ appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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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.