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New Client Onboarding: 5 Tips to Win Over New Clients

Attorney at Work

Three tips to improve your law firm call-answer process, because the phone remains the tool of choice for people searching for a lawyer. The post New Client Onboarding: 5 Tips to Win Over New Clients appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Measure What Matters: 5 Tips for Developing and Understanding In-House Legal Metrics

The Relativity Blog

At Relativity Fest 2023, a star-studded panel of in-house experts shared with attendees their insights on the metrics corporate legal teams are using, and how to use those metrics to drive better outcomes.

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Lawyers Tell Clients They Understand, But Do They Really?

Above The Law

Supporting people during challenging times is an art, and it goes beyond having mere legal expertise. The post Lawyers Tell Clients They Understand, But Do They Really? appeared first on Above the Law.

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Canada Supreme Court rules IP address privacy warrants constitutional protection

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 5-4 on Friday that Canada’s Constitution protects Canadians’ internet protocol (IP) addresses from unreasonable search. The police are required to obtain prior judicial authorization before obtaining an IP address for criminal investigations, provided by Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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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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Another Major Change Coming To The LSAT This August

Above The Law

No, it's not the end of the logic games -- there's another major change coming. The post Another Major Change Coming To The LSAT This August appeared first on Above the Law.

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Biglaw Firms Continue To Close Down Their Offices In China

Above The Law

U.S.-based firms are leaving China left and right. The post Biglaw Firms Continue To Close Down Their Offices In China appeared first on Above the Law.

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Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional, Ala. Judge Says

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An Alabama federal judge has found that the Corporate Transparency Act is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to proponents of the anti-money laundering law, who anticipate the ruling will be appealed to the Eleventh Circuit.

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Downsizing Is The Way Of The Future For This Biglaw Firm

Above The Law

Behold the impact of work-from-home policies. The post Downsizing Is The Way Of The Future For This Biglaw Firm appeared first on Above the Law.

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Hey Paralegals – The Paralegal Society is Officially Back to Blogging!

The Paralegal Society

Hey, Paralegals -- Is this thing on??? Alas, I am back from the long-lost intersection of “Where in the Heck Did Jamie Go?” and “Why isn’t she blogging for us anymore?

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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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South Carolina governor signs bill legalizing permitless concealed carry of firearms

JURIST

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday permitting concealed and open carry for firearms throughout the state. The so-called “constitutional carry” bill allows individuals who are 18 and above and legally able to own a firearm to carry that firearm either openly or concealed. The bill does not require any registration or training for a permit to do so.

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Hotshot, the Legal Learning Platform, Releases First Five in Planned Series of AI Training Videos for Lawyers

LawSites

Hotshot , a learning platform for legal professionals, today released the first five courses in a planned series designed to teach lawyers and other legal professionals about artificial intelligence and its impact on law practice. The overall set of AI videos is designed to teach lawyers about the technology, its use cases for law practice, its risks and ethical considerations, its impact on different practice areas, and more.

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Joe Biden Stares Down Supreme Court As He Quotes Dobbs Back At Them

Above The Law

Supreme Court on the receiving end of Biden's sick burn. The post Joe Biden Stares Down Supreme Court As He Quotes <em>Dobbs</em> Back At Them appeared first on Above the Law.

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Announcement of opinions for Monday, March 4

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Monday, March 4, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Monday, March 4 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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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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Italy detains Germany rescue vessel over sea dispute with Libya coast guards

JURIST

Italy detained a German non-governmental rescue vessel Humanity 1 for 20 days, after the Libyan Coast Guard intervened in the rescue operation with armed forces. SOS Humanity , the German search and rescue organisation, contended that the Italian authorities detained the ship based on false accusations and demanded the ship be released immediately. The captain of Humanity 1 stated that the Italian authorities detained the ship by invoking the Piantedosi Decree.

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Embrace Constraints to Build Your Legal Practice

Attorney at Work

Jay Harrington | Constraints can inhibit your success or be a catalyst for high performance. The post Embrace Constraints to Build Your Legal Practice appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Biglaw Associate Reportedly Loses Job Over Legal Tantrum Related To Kittens

Above The Law

The associate in question allegedly had a hissy fit over some 'flea-ridden kittens.' The post Biglaw Associate Reportedly Loses Job Over Legal Tantrum Related To Kittens appeared first on Above the Law.

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New Report Synthesizes the Data to Identify Key Legal Tech Trends and Action Items for Solos and Small Firms

LawSites

For solo and small law firms, the current state of legal technology offers both promises and pitfalls. Technology such as generative AI poses traps for the unwary, but for those who understand and embrace technology, there are opportunities to run more profitable and efficient practices, provide better customer experiences, and improve work-life balance.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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ICC issues arrest warrants against two Russian military commanders

JURIST

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued arrest warrants against two high-ranking Russian military commanders, finding there were “reasonable grounds” to believe they committed war crimes amid Moscow’s ongoing war on Ukraine. According to a Court announcement, Sergei Kobylash, a Lieutenant General in the Russian Armed Forces, and Viktor Sokolov, a Navy Admiral, are accused of having ordered attacks on civilian objects and of having caused excessive incidental civilian harm, in vi

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Primer on Using State Court Trial Data for Business and Competitive Intelligence

Attorney at Work

Law firms’ ability to leverage state trial court data brings their business and competitive intelligence capabilities to a new level. The post Primer on Using State Court Trial Data for Business and Competitive Intelligence appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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AstraZeneca Loses Lawsuit Challenging Drug Price Negotiation by Medicare

Above The Law

A federal judge disagreed with AstraZeneca’s claims that the Inflation Reduction Act causes harm by disincentivizing innovation and violates its constitutional rights to due process. Blockbuster AstraZeneca drug Farxiga is one of 10 medications selected for the Medicare drug price negotiation program created by the law.

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Lawyer mistakenly filed ‘verbatim copy’ of opponent’s brief, leading to loss for Romantics band member

ABA Journal

A trial court did not abuse its discretion when it required a member of the rock band the Romantics to pay triple damages after his new attorney filed a “verbatim copy” of the opponent’s brief by mistake, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.

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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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Alabama governor signs bill aimed at protecting IVF following state supreme court ruling that embryos are children

JURIST

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law Wednesday night shielding in vitro fertilization (IVF) providers from legal liability, moments after it was passed by the legislature. This law comes after weeks of debate following the February 16 Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos are considered children under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act.

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Justices set aside university free speech challenge

SCOTUSBlog

Share Amid the debate over free speech on university campuses, the justices on Monday set aside a decision by a federal appeals court in a case involving whether so-called “bias-response team policies” – procedures created by universities to solicit, track, and investigate reports of bias – chill students’ speech. The order in Speech First v. Sands was part of a list of orders from the court’s private conference last week.

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World’s Wealthiest Law Firm Conducts Layoffs Due To Market Conditions

Above The Law

The size of the firm's capital markets team was reportedly 'too big.' The post World’s Wealthiest Law Firm Conducts Layoffs Due To Market Conditions appeared first on Above the Law.

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Shelby County Tort Case Statistics and Outcomes – July 1, 2017- June 30, 2023

Day on Torts

The following graphs demonstrate the resolution of personal injury, wrongful death, and other tort cases in Shelby County, Tennessee during the last six fiscal years ending June 30, 2023. BirdDog Law shares this information for every county in Tennessee. Click on BirdDog’s County Pages , go to the county of choice, and click on Court Statistics.

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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.