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“A Long Day’s Journey into Legal Realism”

HowAppealing

“A Long Day’s Journey into Legal Realism”: Eric Segall has this post at “Dorf on Law.” The post “A Long Day’s Journey into Legal Realism” appeared first on How Appealing.

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No More Reality TV? Kim Kardashian Says She’s ‘Just Going To Be An Attorney’

Above The Law

She says she'd be 'just as happy' with a life in the law, instead of a life in front of the cameras. The post No More Reality TV? Kim Kardashian Says She’s ‘Just Going To Be An Attorney’ appeared first on Above the Law.

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Lawyers Getting Money From Their Clients Is One Thing, But Vice Versa?

Above The Law

Talk about suing a man out of house and home! The post Lawyers Getting Money From Their Clients Is One Thing, But Vice Versa? appeared first on Above the Law.

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It’s the Law Now –Cybersecurity Information in Premarket Submissions

FDA Law Blog

By Philip Won & Jeffrey K. Shapiro — Does your firm manufacture a “cyber device”? A recent amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) added a new section about cybersecurity for “cyber devices.” If a device uses software that connects to the internet, it is most likely a cyber device and subject to new section 524B of the FD&C Act, “Ensuring Cybersecurity of Devices.

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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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Law 4 Small Business Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers for 2023

L4SB

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and.

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New York Senate passes bill to prevent tropical deforestation

JURIST

The New York State Senate Tuesday passed the Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act , a bill aimed at protecting tropical rainforests and human rights in other countries through state government relations with contractors. The bill will require state contractors who work with commodities derived from rainforests to certify that their products are not contributing to deforestation or degradation.

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Harvey AI Raises $21M In A Series A Round Led By Sequoia

LawSites

The generative AI legal tech startup Harvey has raised $21 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital. When I first wrote about Harvey in November , the previously stealth startup had just emerged with news that it had raised $5 million in funding led by the startup fund of OpenAI, the company that is the developer of the GPT AI technology.

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Saul Kassin Probes Dangerous Practices in ‘Duped: Why Innocent People Confess—and Why We Believe Their Confessions’ (Book Review)

The Crime Report

Do innocent people really confess to horrific crimes they did not commit? Yes, they do. A masterful recent book from John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Saul Kassin, “ Duped: Why Innocent People Confess—and Why We Believe Their Confessions ,” proves it beyond any doubt. And Dr. Kassin’s book goes further than that. It shows how mobilizing scientific research about interrogations can reduce errors.

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Disney Litigators Take Their Turn Beating The Hell Out Of Ron DeSantis With New Federal Lawsuit

Above The Law

Disney wishes Ron DeSantis 'A Magical Day' in federal lawsuit. The post Disney Litigators Take Their Turn Beating The Hell Out Of Ron DeSantis With New Federal Lawsuit 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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HRW: Iran’s security forces committing serious violations against children

JURIST

Human Rights Watch Tuesday reported that Iran’s security forces repressing widespread protests have been using a series of unlawful measures against children within the country, which include killings, torture, sexual assaults and disappearances. Iranian authorities have detained, questioned, and prosecuted children in violation of international legal protections and judges have prohibited the hiring of lawyers by the children’s families to defend them.

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Justices appear likely to side with homeowner in foreclosure dispute

SCOTUSBlog

Share Geraldine Tyler, a 94-year-old grandmother, lost her Minneapolis condo when she failed to pay the property taxes for several years. Tyler does not dispute that Hennepin County could foreclose on the $40,000 property and sell it to obtain the $15,000 in taxes and costs that she owed it. But she argued that the county violated the Constitution when it kept the $25,000 left over after the property was sold.

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Importance of Due Diligence for Patent Practitioners and the US/China Economic War

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch 37 C.F.R. § 11.18(b) imposes crucial responsibilities on patent applicants, attorneys, and agents. Documents submitted to the USPTO implicitly certify that: Statements made are true or are are believed to be true (based upon information and belief) and do not include any attempt to conceal a material fact; and That a reasonable inquiry was conducted to confirm that: (i) statements have no improper purposes, (ii) legal contentions are supported by existing law or valid arguments

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Attorney AI Assistants: GPT-Driven Tools And Browser Extensions To Streamline Your Work

Above The Law

By embracing these technologies, you'll be better positioned to keep up with the rapidly evolving legal technology landscape. The post Attorney AI Assistants: GPT-Driven Tools And Browser Extensions To Streamline Your Work 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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G7 agriculture ministers agree to help Ukraine restore food systems amid war

JURIST

The Group of 7 (G7) Agriculture Ministers Sunday agreed to assist Ukraine as it rebuilds its agriculture system and condemned Russia’s “war of aggression” on Ukraine. The ministers stated: We stand ready to support the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine, including by sharing our experience, knowledge and expertise regarding demining of agricultural land, and by reconstruction of agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation, warehouses and food processing facilities destro

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Court to hear dispute over confiscated condo title and sale

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court will hear its final oral argument of the term on Wednesday, in the case of a 94-year-old Minnesota grandmother. Geraldine Tyler does not dispute that the county government could seize her condominium after she failed to pay her property taxes for several years. But what the county can’t do, she contends, is turn a profit on the foreclosure by pocketing the entire proceeds of the sale, rather than just the money that she owed the county – in her case, a $25,000 difference.

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Guidance on Patenting Inventions with AI Contributions

Patently O

The following are my remarks given on April 25, 2023 to the USPTO as part of their AI listening session: by Dennis Crouch Members of the USPTO, and fellow participants of this AI Listening Session, thank you for inviting me here today and for taking time to consider these important issues. I want to also thank the prior speakers who have done a great job laying out many of the issues.

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Biglaw Head Bought Neil Gorsuch’s Property In 2017. Yes, We Are Just Learning About It Now.

Above The Law

This is not how judicial ethics is supposed to work. The post Biglaw Head Bought Neil Gorsuch’s Property In 2017. Yes, We Are Just Learning About It Now. appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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New Zealand citizens residing in Australia granted faster pathway to citizenship

JURIST

The Australian Federal Government Saturday announced the liberalisation of Australia’s immigration laws, which will grant New Zealanders residing in Australia a direct pathway to attaining citizenship. As of 2023, there are approximately over 559,980 New Zealand citizens living in Australia. Under the new reforms, “all Special Category Visa holders will be able to apply directly for citizenship without becoming permanent residents first, as long as they meet a four-year residence and

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Chemerinsky: Expect momentous decisions from the Supreme Court as term ends

ABA Journal

Unless there is an emergency matter to be heard, the U.S. Supreme Court completed oral arguments for the October 2022 term April 26.

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As Courts Decline to Review Louisiana Solitary Confinement Laws, I remember My Time in A Louisiana Penitentiary

The Crime Report

I spent more than 40 years in the Louisiana penal system—from December 1965 to April 2006. Eight of my first eleven months of initial jail confinement were spent in a solid concrete cell with a full steel door. It was a freezing tomb in the damp winter and a sweltering oven in the humid summer. I was transferred from the “parish jail” to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in November 1966.

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Healthcare Leaders Must Come Together to Mitigate ChatGPT Risks, Experts Urge

Above The Law

The healthcare sector has been notoriously slow to adopt new technologies in the past, but Chat-GPT has already begun to enter the field. Technology experts at the HIMSS conference in Chicago said that while the AI model is certainly exciting, the healthcare sector must establish an accountability framework for it’s going to address the risks of new technologies like ChatGPT moving forward.

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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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Colorado governor signs gun bills into law, overhauling state gun regulations

JURIST

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Friday signed four gun control bills into law, resulting in a rigid tightening of gun legislation in the state. The bills are aimed at preventing gun violence by raising the minimum age to purchase firearms, imposing a three-day waiting period on firearm purchases, expanding the state’s red flag law, and removing the protections afforded to gun manufacturers and sellers against lawsuits.

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BigLaw CEO bought property partly owned by Gorsuch, who didn’t disclose the buyer

ABA Journal

Greenberg Traurig CEO Brian Duffy contracted to buy a property partly owned by Justice Neil Gorsuch nine days after the former appeals judge's confirmation to…

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How to Recenter the Role of Prosecutors Around Accountability and Fairness

The Crime Report

As a District Attorney serving a fourth term, I have closely watched the overly simplistic narrative of “reform” vs. “tough on crime” prosecutors intensify over the past couple of years. I’m not sure what is driving this division, but I do know that reform and public safety are not mutually exclusive. As prosecutors we can make changes that can strengthen, and not sacrifice, public safety by earning the trust of those we serve.

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The Bipartisan Effort To Get Chief Justice John Roberts To Do The Right Thing

Above The Law

An enforceable code of ethics may not be just a pipe dream. The post The Bipartisan Effort To Get Chief Justice John Roberts To Do The Right Thing appeared first on Above the Law.

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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.