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This Is How Am Law 100 Law Firms Are Using Generative AI

Above The Law

Some Biglaw firms want to stay far away from generative AI, but others are using it to their advantage. The post This Is How Am Law 100 Law Firms Are Using Generative AI appeared first on Above the Law.

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5 Reasons Associates Shouldn't Take A Job Just For Money

Law 360

As a number of BigLaw firms increase salary scales for early-career attorneys, law students and lateral associates considering new job offers should weigh several key factors that may matter more than financial compensation, say Albert Tawil at Lateral Hub and Ruvin Levavi at Power Forward.

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Law Students And Medical Students Do Not Mix

Above The Law

Medical students, like law students, are in their own world, and it can be difficult for them to relate. The post Law Students And Medical Students Do Not Mix appeared first on Above the Law.

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Great Law Firm Cybersecurity Without Breaking The Bank

Above The Law

Where should you invest your hard-earned dollars? Here are a few suggestions for the best cybersecurity bang for your buck. The post Great Law Firm Cybersecurity Without Breaking The Bank 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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Three foreign residents sue Japan for police racial profiling practice

JURIST

Three foreign-born Japanese residents have filed a statement of claim against the Japanese national and local governments for the alleged police practice of racial profiling. Each of the applicants sought damages of 3.3 million Japanese Yen. The three applicants are Pakistani, African-American and Pacific Lander respectively, who also are either Japanese citizens or permanent residents.

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The Key to Having It All as a Full-Time Lawyer Mom

Attorney at Work

Susan Cohodes | As a member of the generation of female attorneys who wrestled with whether we could “have it all,” I now wonder if anyone paid the price for my trying. The post The Key to Having It All as a Full-Time Lawyer Mom appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Ex-Chair Of 1 Global Gets 5 Years For $250M Ponzi Scheme

Law 360

The former chair of 1 Global Capital LLC was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in orchestrating a more than $250 million Ponzi scheme that attracted investors by falsely hyping the profitability of his business.

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How Are Healthcare AI Developers Responding to WHO’s New Guidance on LLMs?

Above The Law

This month, the World Health Organization released new guidelines on the ethics and governance of LLMs in healthcare. Reactions from the leaders of healthcare AI companies have been mainly positive. However, one leader pointed out that fear or the risks associated with LLMs shouldn’t hinder innovation, and another noted that the guidance may have failed to mention a major topic.

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Australia imposes further sanctions on Myanmar military regime

JURIST

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong announced Thursday that the government was imposing additional sanctions on five entities with direct links to the Myanmar military. Targets of the sanctions include the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank and the Myanmar Investment and Commercial Bank, two major banks that support the regime’s activities.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Unlocking Property Transfers With LDA PRO Legal’s Quitclaim Deeds Service

LDA PRO

Quitclaim Deeds: In the intricate realm of real estate transactions, the Quitclaim deeds emerges as a powerful legal instrument for transferring property rights. LDA Pro Legal, a pioneer in legal document assistance, offers comprehensive services to navigate the complexities of Quitclaim deeds. This guide explores the nuances of Quitclaim deeds, the role of LDA Pro Legal, and the broader context of Deed Preparation Services, Warranty Deeds in California, Gift Deeds in California, and the indispe

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Accusation that naked ‘idiot’ lawyer injured Phish fan while rushing stage leads to legal discipline for writer

ABA Journal

A Colorado lawyer’s “demeaning and unprofessional language” and threats of disclosure in a demand letter seeking $50,000 for her client’s injuries at a Phish concert…

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How AI Can Help You Find More Time To Think

Above The Law

An efficiency expert shares the tools he's using in his own practice on the Non-Eventcast podcast. The post How AI Can Help You Find More Time To Think appeared first on Above the Law.

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131 escape Malaysia immigration detention center leading to one casualty

JURIST

Ruslin Jusoh, Director-General of Malaysia’s Immigration Department, announced Thursday that 131 primarily Rohingya men from Myanmar escaped from the Bidor Immigration Detention Center in Perak, Malaysia, with one being killed. Perak police provided details of the incident, revealing that the fatal event occurred during a riot within the detention center when an escapee attempted to cross a highway and was struck by a passing vehicle.

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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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TermScout Launches Screens, First-of-its-Kind Marketplace for Lawyers to Build and Sell Contract Review AIs

LawSites

TermScout , an AI contract review company, has launched a first-of-its-kind AI marketplace where lawyers and other contracting experts can build and sell their own contract review AIs, developed based on their unique expertise. The marketplace, called Screens , provides lawyers with an opportunity turn their expertise from a service into a product, while at the same time enabling those reviewing contracts to get a contract review AI tailored to their specific use case by someone who is an expert

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Ninth Circuit Pulls Back Rogers Test in Light of Jack Daniels Decision

The IP Law Blog

The holding in the Supreme Court case, Jack Daniels Properties v VIP Products , the case of the infringing Bad Spaniels dog toy, limits the applicability of the Rogers test. A recent case in the Ninth Circuit, Punchbowl Inc v. AJ Press , addressed the interplay between the decision in Jack Daniels and the Rogers test. The Rogers test comes from the 1989 Second Circuit case Rogers v.

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Cigna MA Sale to HCSC Could Still Clear Way for Humana Acquisition, Expert Says

Above The Law

Despite Cigna and Humana ditching their pursuits to combine in December, one industry expert believes there’s still a chance after Cigna announced its plan to sell its Medicare Advantage business to Health Care Service Corp.

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Ethiopia ambassador to Somalia issues apology following news of possible expulsion and increased tensions over Somaliland

JURIST

Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia, Muktar Mohamed Ware, issued an apology on Sunday following reports of his possible dismissal over remarks he made regarding the country in an interview with Ethiopian local media. Ware reportedly said that Somalia is a nation “created by colonialists” and that “Somaliland is an independent country which has both de facto and juridical authority to sign international agreements.” He apologised on X (formerly Twitter) to the government and r

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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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ILTA Announces A New Two-Day Conference In April, ILTA EVOLVE, Focused on Gen AI and Cybersecurity

LawSites

The International Legal Technology Association, whose ILTACON conference in the United States and ILTACON Europe in London are must-attend events for many in the legal technology industry, announced yesterday that it is adding a new annual conference to its roster, called ILTA EVOLVE. It appears that ILTA EVOLVE is the successor to a previous ILTA conference, the LegalSEC Summit, which will no longer be held under that name.

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Government counters call to halt consideration of race in U.S. Military Academy admissions

SCOTUSBlog

Share The U.S. Military Academy on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a dispute over the use of race in the school’s admissions policy. Telling the justices that a group of students opposed to the consideration of race in college admissions was seeking to block “policies that military leaders have long deemed essential to ensuring the effectiveness of the Nation’s military,” the academy asked the court to turn down the group’s request for an order that would temporarily bar the schoo

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Goodwin Is Cutting Even More Associate Jobs Under The Guise Of ‘Performance Reviews’

Above The Law

There's a reason why we referred to this firm as the 'poster child' for recent layoffs. The post Goodwin Is Cutting Even More Associate Jobs Under The Guise Of ‘Performance Reviews’ appeared first on Above the Law.

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ICJ mostly rejects Ukraine claims of Russia discrimination, terrorism financing

JURIST

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) found Wednesday that Russia failed to investigate Ukrainian claims that Russians were financing terrorism in Ukraine, in violation of Russia’s obligations under Article 9 of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (ICSFT). The ruling’s press release states that the ICJ otherwise rejected requests by Ukraine for a plethora of provisional measures.

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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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Practice Management Company Clio Says It Will Heighten Its Focus On Mid-Sized Law Firms

LawSites

The legal technology company Clio, which started 16 years ago as a law practice management platform tailored to solos and small firms, said this week that it will now heighten its focus and investment on technology for mid-sized law firms of more than 20 employees. “In an era where technological advancement defines business success, mid-sized law firms face unique challenges in the legal market,” said Jack Newton, Clio’s founder and CEO.

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Justices turn away West Point admissions challenge

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Friday afternoon, the justices declined to temporarily block the U.S. Military Academy from considering race in its admissions process. In an unsigned order, the justices turned down a request from the same group that spearheaded challenges to the use of affirmative action in admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, and which now argues that West Point’s use of race violates the Constitution.

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Boeing Defense Business Narrows Losses As Company Battles MAX Crisis

Above The Law

The aerospace giant chose to forego overall financial guidance for 2024 as it struggles with safety concerns in its commercial business. The post Boeing Defense Business Narrows Losses As Company Battles MAX Crisis appeared first on Above the Law.

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UK announces new sanctions targeting Myanmar military entities

JURIST

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) announced Thursday further sanctions on Myanmar over ongoing human rights violations. This round of sanctions targeted military-linked entities “involved in the repression of the civilian population and serious human rights violations” in the Southeast Asian country. The British government previously imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and 33 entities in Myanmar.

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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.