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4 Ways to Stay Ahead of Email Jam

Paralegal Bootcamp

It’s 2023 and everyone in the legal world is inundated with emails. Much like a congested roadway, your inbox can quickly become backed up with electronic correspondence, also known as, email jam. Microsoft Office is a widely used program among law firms in the United States, and if used to its full potential, Outlook can be an extremely useful tool in your paralegal career.

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Plain English for Lawyers: The Way to a C-Level Executive’s Heart

LLRX

Why is poor legal writing so prevalent? Jerry Lawson identifies three key reasons: fear, time, and lack of skills, and addresses directly a course to solve the lack of skills issue.

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Federal Judge Disappointed Biglaw Attorneys Can’t Display Basic Compassion

Above The Law

The judge is unimpressed with the bad behavior from the Biglaw firm. The post Federal Judge Disappointed Biglaw Attorneys Can’t Display Basic Compassion appeared first on Above the Law.

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Law Needs A Balance Between Humanism And Formalism

Law 360

A recent Law360 guest article rightly questions the pretextual pseudo-originalism that permits ideology to masquerade as judicial philosophy, but the cure would kill the patient because directness, simplicity and humanness are achievable without renouncing form or sacrificing stare decisis, says Vanessa Kubota at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

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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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Navigating The Legal Complexities Of Nascent Technologies

Above The Law

Let’s look at the critical role lawyers play in advising clients on the legal and regulatory issues they will face. The post Navigating The Legal Complexities Of Nascent Technologies appeared first on Above the Law.

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Apple Prevails on “Epic” Antitrust Claim

The IP Law Blog

On April 24, 2023, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. , and affirmed the trial court’s ruling in Apple’s favor as to Epic’s Sherman Act claim for restraint of trade relating to Apple’s distribution of apps in its App Store. (This article does not address the other antitrust and state law claims also at issue in the 91-page opinion.)The legal battle involved “a multi-trillion dollar technology company” (Apple) versus “a multi-billion dollar video game company”

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Two Notable Legal Tech Moves, As Crowell Names Alma Asay Chief Innovation Officer and Relativity Names Laurie Usewicz Chief Partner Officer

LawSites

There were two notable moves in the legal tech world announced today, both to newly created positions, as the law f irm Crowell & Moring announced that it has named Alma Asay as its first chief innovation and value officer, and Relativity said that it has named Laurie Usewicz as its first chief partner officer. Alma Asay Asay, a former litigator who founded the litigation management platform Allegory Law, first joined Crowell & Moring two years ago as senior director of practice innova

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Libya Christians face death sentence over conversion from Islam and proselytization

JURIST

Libyan activists told The Guardian Wednesday that six Libyan Christians are at risk of being executed for converting from Islam and spreading their religious beliefs. After being arrested in March by the Libyan Internal Security Agency (ISA), the six were accused of “making people leave Islam” in violation of the Libyan Penal Code. Article 207 of the code prohibits the advocacy of ideas that would “[change] the fundamental principles of the constitution or the fundamental rules

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The Right Profile: Claiming Directory Profiles Is a Web Presence Win

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

For referral-heavy businesses like law firms, there needs to be a focus on a very narrow version of a web presence. Since most potential referrals will trust but verify the recommendations of their referrers (your referral sources), it’s imperative that when a potential referral Googles you, that they like what they see. What shows up in Google search, when a legal consumer searches your name or your business name, is usually three main things: your website + website pages, your social media pro

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Building A Strong Foundation: Know What Is Needed For A Living Trust

LDA PRO

Estate planning can be daunting, but a living trust is a valuable tool to help you protect your assets and ensure they get distributed according to your wishes. Whether looking to avoid probate, reduce taxes, or provide for your loved ones, a living trust can provide many benefits. That is why we’ll explore what is needed for a living trust , from identifying assets to choosing a trustee and successor trustee to fund the trust and reviewing it regularly.

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Samuel Alito’s Self-Serving Dobbs Leak Theory Is Back In The News

Above The Law

Samuel Alito has a theory about who leaked the Dobbs decision; also, has mirror. The post Samuel Alito’s Self-Serving <em>Dobbs</em> Leak Theory Is Back In The News appeared first on Above the Law.

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Afghanistan women march against possible UN recognition of Taliban government

JURIST

Afghan women Saturday marched in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to urge the UN not to formally recognize the Taliban government at a UN summit scheduled for next week. Approximately two dozen women took to the streets despite the Taliban government’s increasingly strict crackdowns on women. During the march, protesters chanted that they would fight and die for their rights and condemned the UN, stating that the recognition of the Taliban would be a violation of women’s rights.

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Supreme Court will consider major case on power of federal regulatory agencies

SCOTUSBlog

Share Nearly 40 years ago, in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council , the Supreme Court ruled that courts should defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of an ambiguous statute as long as that interpretation is reasonable. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to reconsider its ruling in Chevron. The question comes to the court in a case brought by a group of commercial fishing companies.

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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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Executing Richard Glossip Will Show a Brittle, Unsafe System

The Crime Report

Do we want a safe criminal justice system? That question is so fundamental that even when—or maybe especially when—there is a life in the balance our courts try to duck it. Any system that cares about safety recognizes that error is part of the human condition. A safe system seeks resiliency: the ability to recover from the inevitable slips, violations, and surprises, and so to avoid catastrophe.

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Sonia Sotomayor Ruled On Copyright Cases While Disclosing Book Fees Which Is Sort Of Like Years Of Covering Up Yacht Trips And Private School Tuition

Above The Law

This is not the defense of Clarence Thomas that these folks think it is. The post Sonia Sotomayor Ruled On Copyright Cases While Disclosing Book Fees Which Is Sort Of Like Years Of Covering Up Yacht Trips And Private School Tuition appeared first on Above the Law.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina dispatch: 31 years after gruesome siege, Sarajevo is still a city in sorrow

JURIST

Mykyta Vorobiov is a student at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. He is currently in Zagreb, Croatia, He recently spent a few days in the city of Sarajevo, in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. The infamous Siege of Sarajevo started in April 1992, more than 31 years ago. The city experienced bombardments on a daily basis, and snipers killed civilians who did not have a place to hide.

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The Tragedy on the Financial Horizon is Closer Than You Think

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Credit: Ilmi Granoff In September 2015, then Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a landmark speech on the “ Tragedy of the Horizon.” The concept was simple: climate change creates tremendous risk for financial markets, but these mounting risks are ignored by investors due to the market’s tendency towards myopia. The speech marked a significant turning point in finance: the starting gun in the race to internalize climate-related financial risks.

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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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Justices call for further briefing in major election law case

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon asked lawyers involved in a major election law case to weigh in on whether the court can still hear the case in the wake of a recent ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court, which reversed its earlier decision in the underlying redistricting dispute that sparked the case. In a brief unsigned order, the justices instructed the lawyers involved in the case to file new briefs, addressing the effect of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling, by 2 p

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Telehealth Companies Applaud DEA for Delaying Telemedicine Restrictions of Controlled Substances

Above The Law

The Drug Enforcement Administration received 38,000 comments on its proposed rule that would roll back Covid-19 flexibilities for the prescribing of controlled substances via telemedicine. In response, the DEA chose to temporarily extend the flexibilities, a decision telehealth companies like Bicycle Health and Mindbloom are in support of.

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Mexico failed to take necessary measures to ensure equal access to education, UN committee rules

JURIST

A UN committee found Friday that Mexico failed to ensure inclusive education for a woman with an intellectual disability. Selene Militza García Vara brought a claim before the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the grounds that the Morelense Centre for Art had not appropriately secured inclusive access to tertiary education. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is responsible for monitoring States parties’ compliance with the Convention on the Righ

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How Soon Before AI Kills the Billable Hour?

My Shingle

Earlier this week, stock prices for Chegg, which provides study materials and outlines for high school and college students, plunged by almost 48 percent reports CNBC. The culprit? ChatGPT which has cut into much of Chegg’s business in just five months. Chegg’s recent losses are yet another reminder of just how quickly ChatGPT can… The post How Soon Before AI Kills the Billable Hour?

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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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Law Librarians Play Central Role In Legal Tech Adoption And Use, AALL ‘State Of The Profession’ Report Shows

LawSites

Whether they work in law firms or corporate legal, academia or government, law librarians play a central role in testing, recommending and deploying legal technology, according to the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2023 State of the Profession report, an exhaustive 252-page survey of the legal information landscape. This is the third time AALL has conducted this survey, which is actually three separate surveys of U.S. law librarians based on the type of organization for which they

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Kris Kobach Fires Law Firm That Donated To Democrats… Clumsily Backpedals After Realizing Legal Ramifications Of ‘Retaliation’

Above The Law

Kansas fires the firm for cause. oh wait. not for cause. for spite? Maybe? The post Kris Kobach Fires Law Firm That Donated To Democrats… Clumsily Backpedals After Realizing Legal Ramifications Of ‘Retaliation’ appeared first on Above the Law.

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Europe human rights court orders Russia to pay $143M in damages for 2008 Georgia conflict

JURIST

The European Court of Human Rights Friday ordered Russia to pay approximately 130 million euros ($143 million) in compensation to Georgia, almost 15 years after the war in the South Caucasus. The case concerned allegations by the Georgian government that administrative practices by the Russian Federation amounted to breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), in connection with the armed conflict between Georgia and the Russian Federation in August 2008.

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Justices put Oklahoma man’s execution on hold

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court put the execution of Richard Glossip on hold on Friday afternoon to give the justices time to consider the Oklahoma man’s appeals. Glossip was scheduled to be executed on May 18. The court’s brief unsigned order came four days after Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond filed a highly unusual brief supporting Glossip’s request to stay his execution.

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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.