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This Is How Eisenhower Boxes Effortlessly Organize Your Life

Attorney at Work

I know the Eisenhower box is fast, but could it be faster? Two new ways to use this brilliant hack. The post This Is How Eisenhower Boxes Effortlessly Organize Your Life appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Paralegals: should you follow your lawyer to a new firm?

OneLegal

Here's a question for paralegals: when your lawyer changes firms, should you follow them? Here's how to weigh whether you should go or stay. The post Paralegals: should you follow your lawyer to a new firm? appeared first on One Legal.

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More Law Firms Should Schedule Happy Hours For Attorneys And Staff

Above The Law

If law firms are inclined to host law firm happy hours, a few things should be kept in mind to ensure success. The post More Law Firms Should Schedule Happy Hours For Attorneys And Staff appeared first on Above the Law.

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How to Avoid the Legal Fee Suit Counterclaim

ALPS

You finish a client matter. You feel good about the quality of your work, and you are pleased that you got such a good result for your client. Then, as sometimes happens, you are forced to come to grips with the reality that this client has stopped making payments on a rather significant outstanding balance. It should go without saying that you deserve to be paid, so what are your options?

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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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Automate Recruitment Emails with Process Street & AI

The Process Street

Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to change how we work, whether we like it or not. While some are afraid of the ways AI and automation are changing the fabric of work life, we at Process Street are excited by it. We see it as a way to improve our product and make our employees happier. That’s why we’ve begun to use OpenAI within Zapier to create AI-generated automation to make workflows faster and easier than ever before.

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What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2023

Attorney at Work

Last week in Chicago, we scoped out the ABA TECHSHOW exposition hall. Here are a few highlights. The post What’s New in Legal Technology? ABA TECHSHOW 2023 appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Illinois state judge declares state assault rifle ban unconstitutional

JURIST

Associate Judge Rodney S. Forbes Friday ruled that the Illinois statewide ban on the sale and manufacturing of assault rifles is unconstitutional under the Illinois Constitution. The case is in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Macon County. In Rodney’s two-page final judgment, the court ruled that the ban’s exceptions to the prohibitions of assault rifles and large capacity ammunition feeding devices violate the equal protection clause of article I, section 2 of the Il

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File Tax Returns – Even if Not Required to do so

Diane Drain

PEOPLE MAY WANT TO FILE A TAX RETURN – EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DO SO Posting from the IRS IRS Tax Tip 2023-27, March 2, 2023 Some people choose not to file a tax return because they aren’t legally required to file, but they could be missing out on refundable tax credits or an income tax refund. This could apply to someone if they: Have had federal income tax withheld from their pay.

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So This Happened … And For Once I Had No Words

LawSites

As the person who plans and emcees the Startup Alley pitch competition at ABA TECHSHOW, I was pretty sure that I knew how the 90 minutes would unfold when the event kicked off TECHSHOW in Chicago last week. But in the final moments, after the pitches were done and just as I had invited the audience to cast their votes for the winning startup, I was thrown for a loop.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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U.S. News Lashes Out At Law Schools That Don’t Want To Play Their Silly Little Rankings Game Anymore

Above The Law

U.S. News tries to stem the tide of law schools fleeing the ranking. The post U.S. News Lashes Out At Law Schools That Don’t Want To Play Their Silly Little Rankings Game Anymore appeared first on Above the Law.

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US Senate intelligence chairman to introduce bill allowing TikTok ban

JURIST

Chairman of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Mark Warner (D-VA) Sunday announced plans to introduce a bipartisan bill that would allow foreign technologies entering America to be banned. Warner’s announcement has generated attention since it explicitly mentions that the popular app TikTok could be subject to the ban. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Warner stated he has been working on the bill with Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) and that TikTok, in particular, i

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Laundry Lists of Components are Insufficient Written Description for a Particular Combination

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch The pending Supreme Court case of Amgen v. Sanofi focuses on a broadly claimed genus and asks whether the disclosure is sufficiently detailed. The Federal Circuit’s recent UMN v. Gilead is the flip-side. Regents of the U. of Minnesota v. Gilead Scis., Inc. , 2021-2168, — F.4th — (Fed. Cir. Mar. 6, 2023). UNM’s original disclosure is extremely broad with “laundry lists” of components that might be included in various combinations; while th

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Here Are the Winners Of ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

LawSites

ABA TECHSHOW kicked off in Chicago last week with its traditional opening event, the Startup Alley pitch competition, in which 15 legal tech startups present three-minute pitches in pursuit of top honors. The winners of the competition (which I organize and emcee) are selected by popular vote of those in attendance in the audience, which votes registered via an app.

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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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The Elite Law Schools Whose Graduates Contribute The Most To Climate Change

Above The Law

If there's a ranking that a law school doesn't want to come out on top in, it's this one. The post The Elite Law Schools Whose Graduates Contribute The Most To Climate Change appeared first on Above the Law.

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Florida college students, civil rights groups protest restrictive education bill

JURIST

College students across Florida staged walkouts this week in protest of Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposal to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs and associated “belief systems” on college campuses. House Bill 999 targets diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and the study of critical race theory at public Florida universities.

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Securities Class Action Settlements Hit 15-Year High in 2022

Intelligize Blog

Securities class action lawyers appear to have had a banner year in 2022, according to a new report. Data from economic and financial consulting firm Cornerstone Research indicates that settlements in securities class action cases hit a 15-year high, up more than 20% from 2021. At the same time, settling hit defendants harder in their […] The post Securities Class Action Settlements Hit 15-Year High in 2022 appeared first on Intelligize.

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This Was Not Your Grandparents’ ABA TECHSHOW

LawSites

At ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago last week, it struck me that it is conceivable that an attendee could be the third generation within a family to have been to a TECHSHOW. After all, the conference was first held nearly four decades ago, way back in in 1987. That means that, in a multi-generational family of lawyers, an attendee this year could well have had a parent and grandparent attend in some prior year.

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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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Lawmakers Are Cracking Down on Companies Using Health Data for Advertising

Above The Law

Three senators recently introduced legislation that would ban the use of health data for advertising and marketing purposes. The proposed legislation comes amid media reports claiming that data brokers are selling social media companies patients’ location data, as well as reports that hospitals and digital health startups are collecting patients’ online data and sharing it with tech giants such as Facebook and Google.

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Citing ‘health care crisis,’ Texas women file lawsuit challenging state’s abortion ban

JURIST

Five Texas women and two Texas-based doctors Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion ban for failing to provide adequate medical exceptions. In the complaint, the plaintiffs’ alleged, “As a direct result of Texas’s abortion bans, Texas is in the midst of a health care crisis.” The landmark lawsuit follows the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn a federal right to abortion in Dobbs v.

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Justices take up case on federal admiralty law, seek government’s views on two pending petitions

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday morning added a maritime law case to its docket for the 2023-24 term and invited the federal government to submit briefs expressing its views in two more cases. Both announcements came on an otherwise quiet order list released from the justices’ conference on Friday, March 3. The justices granted review in Great Lakes Insurance SE v.

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Zuva Launches Free AI-Powered Contracts Review Tool

LawSites

Zuva , the company that spun off from Kira Systems after Kira was acquired by Litera in 2021, is offering a completely free version of its AI-powered contract review technology, which can be used by anyone just by uploading contracts to Zuva’s website. “Contracts AI is typically pretty expensive,” Noah Waisberg , Zuva’s CEO and cofounder and the original cofounder of Kira, told me. “We’ve had people pay us literally millions of dollars to use a different versi

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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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Slim Senate Majority Tilts At Windmills Over Biden ESG Rule

Above The Law

There is no meaningful constituency for taking down so-called ‘woke’ investing. The post Slim Senate Majority Tilts At Windmills Over Biden ESG Rule appeared first on Above the Law.

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Chinese FM trumpets importance of Rule of Law but remains silent on Uyghur forced labor

JURIST

Guided by the Rule of Law and good governance, Beijing will usher the world into a new era of stability and shared values, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said Tuesday in press comments , during which he blasted Western morals while remaining silent on China’s own human rights record. “Global governance should be promoted in accordance with the law and the principles of international law enshrined in the UN Charter; equity and justice must be upheld while hegemonism and selfish interests must

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QMSR Harmonization Curiously Missing from Spring 2023 Regulatory Agenda

FDA Law Blog

By Véronique Li, Senior Medical Device Regulation Expert — A year ago, we blogged about a proposed rule that would replace the Quality System Regulation (QSR) at 21 C.F.R. Part 820 with a newly named Quality Management System Regulation (QMSR) (see here ). The proposed rule was published on February 23, 2022 and was first heralded by FDA in 2018 and introduced in the Spring 2018 regulatory agenda.

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Belarus Opposition Leader Sentenced To Prison As Political Prisoner Count Hits Almost 1500

The Crime Report

U.S. and U.K officials have continued calls for Belarusian political prisoners to be released as more sentences for opposition leaders, members of the media, activists and labor rights demonstrators have been announced by one of Russia’s closest allies. Now, a former challenger for the country’s presidency has been sentenced to 15 years for leading opposition rallies in what the courts have described as a “conspiracy to seize power.

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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.