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Arrear View Mirror: How to Collect More Money in Your Law Firm

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms usually collect money in arrears, ie – we’ve done the work, now kindly pay us. Most often, that payment is collected via a standard invoicing process. A bill is sent to the client; then, the firm waits to get paid. And waits. And waits. That’s because the way that attorneys have always managed the process has placed the control of the situation exclusively in the hands of their clients.

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Amnesty International urges immediate investigation into war crimes in Merawi, Ethiopia

JURIST

Amnesty International asserted Friday that African and global human rights bodies must urgently investigate alleged war crimes committed by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the town of Merawi, Amhara region, on January 29, 2024. This incident, purportedly involving the killings of civilians through murder and extrajudicial executions, stands as one of the deadliest for civilians during the conflict between the ENDF and Fano militia since the outbreak of hostilities in Amhara in Au

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Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin!

Above The Law

Clarence Thomas made like a massive financial gift on his annual disclosure forms and just didn't show up. The post Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin! appeared first on Above the Law.

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Two Launches Today from vLex: A Gen AI Document Analyzer for Litigation and Transactions, and A Co-Development Lab to Help Customers Adapt AI

LawSites

The global legal research company vLex today announced the launch of Vincent AI Document Analyze, a new tool in its suite of generative AI features that enables legal professionals to analyze litigation and transactional documents and surface legal and factual information that they can use in preparing a response.

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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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Whitewater Kayaking Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360

Whether it's seeing clients and their issues from a new perspective, or staying nimble in a moment of intense challenge, the lessons learned from whitewater kayaking transcend the rapids of a river and prepare attorneys for the courtroom and beyond, says Matthew Kent at Alston & Bird.

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3 Steps For Completing An ESG Gap Assessment

Above The Law

In-house legal teams are increasingly finding themselves in the crosshairs of ESG challenges, opportunities, and risks. The post 3 Steps For Completing An ESG Gap Assessment appeared first on Above the Law.

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False Patent Marking as False Advertising: Overcoming Dastar

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by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit is set to consider the use of terms like “patented,” “proprietary,” and “exclusive” in commercial advertising can be actionable under § 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act when their use is not entirely accurate. The key issue on appeal is whether the district court erred in granting summary judgment for Crocs on Double Diamond Distribution and U.S.A.

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Oklahoma House passes controversial immigration bill criminalizing ‘impermissible occupation’

JURIST

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 4156 on Thursday by a vote of 77-20, which proposes the creation of the criminal act of impermissible occupation, targeting individuals who willfully enter and remain in Oklahoma without legal authorization to be in the United States. Under the provisions of HB 4156, impermissible occupation is defined as the act of a noncitizen entering and remaining in Oklahoma without legal authorization.

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Clone Wars: AI Video Generators Can Streamline Your Marketing Process

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Deep fake videos that are made without the subject ’ s permission are unquestionably evil. But, what if you could deep fake yourself, for good ? Well, if you are currently doing (or, if you want to be doing) video marketing, deep fakes may be the best thing going. How many times have you said to yourself, in seeking more time: ‘I wish I could clone myself ’.

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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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Court declines to intervene in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter organizer

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana police officer against a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who organized a protest at which the police officer was seriously injured. The court’s denial of review in Mckesson v. Doe was part of a list of orders issued from the justices’ private conference last week.

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Send In Those Submissions For Above The Law’s 15th Annual Law Revue Video Contest!

Above The Law

Send us your submission by FRIDAY, APRIL 26, at 5:00 P.M. (Eastern time). The post Send In Those Submissions For Above The Law’s 15th Annual Law Revue Video Contest! appeared first on Above the Law.

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Azerbaijan asks ICJ to drop racial discrimination case started by Armenia

JURIST

Azerbaijan asked the judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday to throw out the “racial discrimination” case started by Armenia in September 2021, where the latter accused Azerbaijan of discrimination and ethnic cleansing of Armenian people in violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

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Duly Noted: AI Notetaking Apps Are Everywhere

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

If you hate taking notes for meetings – and, really, who doesn’t : it’s the w ors t – there are lots of AI-based notetaking apps proliferating across the webconferencing world. If you haven’t tried them yet, now would be a good time, to test out the options. If you use Zoom , Microsoft Teams or Google Meet – each of the products have built-in notetaking features.

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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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Study: Women Lose Ground in C-Suite for First Time in Two Decades

Intelligize Blog

In what researchers say could represent an “alarming turning point,” the number of women holding executive corporate leadership roles is now declining, according to a study published in March by S&P Global Market Intelligence. After nearly 20 years of steady progress, the study found women lost seats across C-suite positions last year for the first time since 2005.

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Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement

Above The Law

Two CVS stores in Rhode Island have filed petitions to join the Pharmacy Guild, which is building a national pharmacy union. The locations are close to CVS Health’s headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The post Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement appeared first on MedCity News.

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India security forces kill at least 29 left-wing extremists in Chhattisgarh

JURIST

The Indian security forces killed at least 29 left-wing extremists called Naxals, or Maoists, in the Indian Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected state of Chhattisgarh’s sensitive region Bastar this week. The Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala are all considered LWE affected, albeit to varying degrees.

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Launching Today: A Gen AI, No-Code Virtual Assistant Builder for Law Firm KM and Innovation Teams

LawSites

Debuting today is a new product, KLapper, that is a DIY legal virtual assistant builder, powered by generative AI, and designed specifically for law firm knowledge management and innovation teams. Developed by KLoBot Inc.

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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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Chemerinsky: Will SCOTUS consider it cruel and unusual punishment to prosecute homeless people for sleeping in public?

ABA Journal

Can a city make it a crime for unhoused people to sleep in public if there are no other places for them to go? On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this issue in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, a case of enormous interest to the many cities that are struggling with burgeoning populations of unhoused people.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Rails Against Supreme Court’s Over Use Of Shadow Docket

Above The Law

The Court should use some restraint with its shadow docket power. The post Ketanji Brown Jackson Rails Against Supreme Court’s Over Use Of Shadow Docket appeared first on Above the Law.

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US judge refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden gun charges

JURIST

Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika on Friday refused to grant Hunter Biden’s motion to dismiss the federal gun charges he is currently facing. This means the case against Hunter Biden, who is US President Joe Biden’s son, will continue. Hunter Biden’s original motion to dismiss the charges alleged that the appointment of Special Counsel David Weiss, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in 2023, was unlawful under Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations , which state that

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Guest Post: My Thoughts One Week After Selling My Legaltech Company to Bloomberg

LawSites

Four years. No institutional capital. An incredible co-founder. Tenacious execution. Lucky timing. And a belief that what we were doing was important. Simply put, it was as rollercoaster.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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‘I don’t play well’ judge who threatened to track down, jail misbehaving litigant gets tossed from case

ABA Journal

An Ohio judge who bragged about his history as a boxer and his intimidating presence on the childhood playground has been kicked off a case for his threat to track down and jail a litigant if he violates a court order.

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Judge James Ho Delivers Tour De Force In Disingenuous Bullsh*t

Above The Law

Judge Ho Tries To Explain Why Forum Shopping Is Bad For Patents And Good For Forced Birth, Fails. The post Judge James Ho Delivers Tour De Force In Disingenuous Bullsh*t appeared first on Above the Law.

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16 year old charged with terrorism over Australia church stabbing that sparked riot

JURIST

A 16-year-old was charged with terrorism on Thursday over a stabbing that took place on Monday at a church in Sydney, Australia. The boy, who was known to the police entered the Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley during a live-streamed event and attacked the bishop and several worshipers. According to police, religious extremism was a possible motive behind the attack.

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ClaimScore, Startup Using AI To Target Fraud In Class Action Claims, Raises $3.15M In Oversubscribed Round

LawSites

ClaimScore, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help detect fraudulent claims in class action lawsuits, has closed a $3.15 million seed funding round led by ROC Venture Group, a private investment firm based in Naples, Fla.

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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.