March, 2024

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US Joins Austria, Bahrain, Canada, & Portugal To Co-Lead Global Push For Safer Military AI

Above the Law - Technology

Two US officials exclusively tell Breaking Defense the details of new international 'working groups' that are the next step in Washington's campaign for ethical and safety standards for military AI and automation - without prohibiting their use entirely. The post US Joins Austria, Bahrain, Canada, & Portugal To Co-Lead Global Push For Safer Military AI appeared first on Above the Law.

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Sharing of Information Across Blogs Published by Access to Justice and Legal Services Groups Could Bring Alignment to Their Work

Kevin O'Keefe

Great article by Robert Ambrogi, a few days ago. If you care about access to justice and access to the law, take a minute to read it. A big issue in access to justice and access to the law, per Bob, is that the groups working hard on these issues are not working in alignment, and probably don’t know what each are working on. Two travesties persist in tainting access by all to the U.S. legal system.

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LegalWeek 2024 Special Part Five – Dan Lear from LegalTrack

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

In this episode of “The Geek in Review,” co-hosts Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer engage with Dan Lear , VP of Partnerships at InfoTrack, capturing insights from the latest LegalWeek 2024 conference. Lear shares his observations on the evolving landscape of legal technology, noting the increased diversity of technologies present at the conference compared to previous years.

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You Be the Judge: Spotlighting Heated Judicial Elections in California

Trellis.Law Blog

Her name is trending on Google and on Trellis. The Honorable Judge Lynn Olson, Office No. 12, now facing an electoral challenge from a lawyer whom she held in contempt last year for disruptive behavior, according to the Los Angeles… Continue reading → The post You Be the Judge: Spotlighting Heated Judicial Elections in California first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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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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The Cyber Resilience Act is One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Inside Privacy

Yesterday, the European Parliament approved the Cyber Resilience Act (“CRA”), which sets out cybersecurity requirements for “products with digital elements” (“PDEs”) placed on the EU market. The term PDE is defined broadly to include both hardware and software products, such as antivirus software, VPNs, smart home devices, connected toys, and wearables.

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Catching Up with Jack Newton

Colin S. Levy

How have you and how has Clio adapted to accommodate the dynamics of the legal world? Frankly, Clio is driving a lot of that change, not reacting to it. When we launched in 2008, we were the first cloud-based practice management system to market. And so our approach to guiding our customers along through change across the wider legal industry has been highly iterative in the sense that there are distinctive chapters in the history of Clio that mark both Clio and the legal industry’s evolving r

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The Top Ten AmLaw 100 Law Firms Have Published Close to One Thousand Pieces of Content on AI

Kevin O'Keefe

On a quick review it appears the top ten AmLaw 100 law firms have published close to one thousand pieces on Artificial Intelligence. I was not trying to exclude other law firms, large or small, I was looking to get an idea of the amount of publishing on AI being done by law firms. A few notes from my search. I searched under the term, Artificial Intelligence, versus AI.

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March 2024 Google Core Algorithm Update: FAQs for Lawyers

Attorney at Work

David Arato | The March 2024 Google Algorithm Update is particularly important for website owners in “Your Money or Your Life” industries like law. The post March 2024 Google Core Algorithm Update: FAQs for Lawyers appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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How Much Do Partners Make at Law Firms?

Clio

For many lawyers, becoming a partner is considered the apex of their legal career—an achievement that promises everything from professional prestige to decision-making authority. While it also comes with significant financial rewards, many people wonder: Just how much do partners make at law firms? The answer, as it turns out, isn’t so simple. From the many factors influencing compensation to the art of negotiation, a multitude of aspects determine law firm partner salaries.

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2024 Link Guide to Generative AI Resources

LLRX

Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a selective listing of open Generative AI resources that includes current awareness reports, guides, research tools, resources and applications from the open metaverse and Chat GPT. These references include AI best practices to facilitate implementing AI technology in specific sectors and within critical areas that involve engaging subject matter. expertise to deliver internal and external client and customer services.

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Stay On Top of Newly Filed State & Federal Litigation: Curated Just for You!

With Daily Filings Report by Trellis you will receive an email and csv file daily with all new cases filed in the jurisdictions you're tracking. Each new case will include all case metadata like judge, parties, counsel, practice area, and even direct links to the full docket and complaint. Trellis Daily Filings Reports provide direct access to newly filed state and federal litigation curated just for you.

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Can a law firm be considered a startup?

Martindale-Avvo

A small law firm can be a challenging entrepreneurial endeavor. There is constant competition for clients and it can take effort to get your name out. Is a law firm considered a startup as it’s getting off the ground? While a law firm might not fit the traditional image of a startup, a new legal business does have those same elements of a new business getting off the ground.

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Legal Tech Startup Ai.law Can Now Draft the Complaint for Your Lawsuit

Above the Law - Technology

Ai.law , a legal technology startup that uses artificial intelligence to generate litigation documents, has added a new module that will draft the complaint to initiate a lawsuit. While Ai.law already had modules for litigation tasks such as answering a lawsuit, responding to discovery, and pulling summaries from medical records, this new module allows a user to input relevant information about a case and generate a complete complaint.

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Motivating Reluctant Lawyers to Contribute to a Group Blog

Kevin O'Keefe

How can you motivate some of the more hesitant lawyers in your firm to contribute to a group blog they’ve committed to? This morning, I was asked for ideas to encourage participation in a new group blog, especially from those who might be reluctant to publish. Have you faced a similar challenge? What strategies have worked for you? I was part of a blog strategy discussion with a 150-lawyer firm where the blog is set to feature multiple authors.

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4 Easy Steps to Being a Small-Talk Superstar

Attorney at Work

Bull Garlington | I’m going to give you two methods for mastering small talk. One for when you start, one for when they start. Ready? Let’s do this. The post 4 Easy Steps to Being a Small-Talk Superstar appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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On LawNext: InfoTrack’s Mission to Revolutionize Litigation Services Such as E-filing and Process Serving, with CEO Ed Watts

LawSites

InfoTrack may be one of the fastest growing yet least known legal technology companies in the United States. You may know it more through its brands, including ServeNow for finding process servers, One Legal for California court filing, LawToolBox for court calendaring, and the Legal Talk Network group of legal podcasts. On the latest LawNext podcast, our guest Ed Watts , CEO of InfoTrack in the U.S., says the company is on a mission to innovate and even revolutionize litigation services and th

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Interview: Microsoft, Peppermint Technology, and why you need to pay attention to SharePoint Embedded

Legal IT Insiders

Legal IT Insider spoke with Microsoft’s director of product marketing, Chris McNulty; Microsoft’s principal product manager, Reid Carlberg; and Peppermint Technology’s chief technology officer Mike Walker to understand more about […] The post Interview: Microsoft, Peppermint Technology, and why you need to pay attention to SharePoint Embedded appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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How Many Leads Does It Take to Get a Client?

Martindale-Avvo

Every lawyer understands that generating leads is critical to the success of their practice. But those leads won’t do you much good if you can’t convert them into paying clients. Not every lead will be someone who is ready to sign on with your firm. So, how many leads does it take to get a new client? Here is some insight that may help. What is Considered a Lead?

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Federal Court Suspends Florida Attorney Over Filing Fabricated Cases Hallucinated by AI

Above the Law - Technology

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about two more cases of AI-hallucinated citations in court filings leading to sanctions , and now comes the case of a Florida lawyer suspended from practice after filing cases that were “completely fabricated.” On March 8, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida suspended attorney Thomas Grant Neusom from practicing in that court for one year, after which he will be eligible to apply for reinstatement.

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Beyond the Request: Transforming LinkedIn Invitations into Meaningful Engagement and Opportunities

Kevin O'Keefe

I spent a couple hours on LinkedIn this morning going through those people who have requested that I connect with them, their company or a group. I felt guilty in having about 350 requests and not responding. I was behaving a bit like one of my former law partners who shared, “All of these clients of mine calling and leaving a message to return the call can’t expect me to have the time to return their calls.

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An Antidote to Ungrateful Clients: Rediscovering the Satisfaction and Joy of Helping Others

Attorney at Work

Susan Cohodes | Thanks to Henry, I am once again able to feel the sense of satisfaction I experienced when I first started helping clients. The post An Antidote to Ungrateful Clients: Rediscovering the Satisfaction and Joy of Helping Others appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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On LawNext: The New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirement and How Legal Tech Can Help Companies Comply

LawSites

The arrival of 2024 brought a new reporting requirement for more than 32 million smaller companies in the United States. The new requirement, which came about as part of the federal Corporate Transparency Act of 2021, means that many companies will now have to report information about their beneficial owners — the individuals who ultimately control the company.

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Gen AI in Law: A Lawyer Reality Check

TechLaw Crossroads

We best be careful, or we will find ourselves in a closet talking to ourselves too much. Once upon a time, I had a good client who was fond of saying, “We best be careful, or we will find ourselves in a closet talking to ourselves too much.” Meaning, of course, that you get into trouble if you don’t get diverse viewpoints from people who perhaps see the problem and the world differently than you.

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5 Pricing Strategies for Law Firms to Convert Prospects to Clients

Martindale-Avvo

Many law firms spend tremendous amounts of money to attract prospective clients but fail to seal enough deals to remain profitable. Getting people to send messages or call is one thing. But converting those prospects into paying clients can be an entirely different battle. You can do everything right in terms of having an attractive brand and message, but it only takes one thing to send a potential customer elsewhere.

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In Los Angeles, Bet Tzedek’s New Online Legal Clinic Helps Pro Se People with Conservatorships

Above the Law - Technology

In Los Angeles, the legal services organization Bet Tzedek has long run regular in-person legal clinics designed to help self-represented individuals better understand and navigate the sometimes complex process of conservatorship, by which a court appoints a person to manage the personal and financial affairs of someone who cannot make decisions for themself because of an illness or disability.

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Have You Ever Had an AI Chatbot Say “I’m Not Sure”

Kevin O'Keefe

From a Seth Godin blog post , a couple days ago, If you ask an AI a question and it’s not confident in the answer, it should say, “I’m not sure.” That could be followed up with, “do you want me to guess” or “if you could give me more context…” Maybe not that phrase but I have had AI tell me it needed more context, it couldn’t answer that question and that it would not comment on a New York Times and OpenAI question as they were in litigation.

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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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Buffalo’s Mass-Murder Leads to a Wrong Section 230 Decision–Jones v. Mean

Eric Goldman

You may recall the 2022 Buffalo mass-shooting , which was committed by a murderer responding to the “ Great Replacement Theory.” (And yet, many people in the public eye keep referencing and evangelizing the theory despite its direct and repeated role in killing people). The victims sued social media companies for allegedly radicalizing the shooter by exposing him to third-party content.

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Are Electronic Signatures Legal?

Clio

Electronic signatures (or e-signatures) have become nearly ubiquitous in everyday life and business—from confirming your agreement to terms and conditions on a website, to using e-signature tools to sign a work contract. But are electronic signatures legally binding? Can—and should—you use e-signatures instead of traditional handwritten signatures on documents in your legal practice?

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Legal Marketing in 2024: What to Focus On

Martindale-Avvo

As we wrap up the first quarter of 2024, the major trends of marketing a law firm have become increasingly evident. Here’s what will help your own practice gain traction, and what you can focus on for the rest of the year: Content Marketing and Thought Leadership: Law firms have been investing in content marketing to establish themselves as thought leaders in their respective areas of expertise.

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Dueling Legal Tech Lawsuits: Turns Out Exec Who Sued Former Company in NY Had Herself Been Sued By them A Week Earlier in Dallas

Above the Law - Technology

Yesterday, I reported here on a lawsuit filed March 20 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by a legal tech executive who alleges her former company owes her over $1 million in stock and that her former boss sexually harassed her. As it turns out, just a week before she filed her lawsuit, her former company had sued her in federal court in Texas, seeking a declaratory judgment that it had terminated her for cause, and that, as a result, her stock option was also terminated.

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Blogging to Success: How Rafal Chmielewski Became the Godfather of the Polish Legal Blogosphere

Kevin O'Keefe

Wow! There’s another “Godfather of the Legal Blogosphere.” Rafał Chmielewski shares in a post on LinkedIn that during an appearance on the Ben Prawniniczenia podcast, Szymon Kwiatkowski called Chmielewski “the godfather of the Polish legal blogosphere.” To which Chmielewski responded, not boasting, but sharing that his blogging did enable him to achieve his dream of going out on his own to start something different.

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Top AI Tools for Lawyer Marketers

Attorney at Work

If you’re a lawyer or marketing professional charged with marketing your law firm check out these top AI tools for lawyers. The post Top AI Tools for Lawyer Marketers appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Print-on-Demand Service Defeats Fish Illustrator’s Copyright Claim–Tomelleri v. Sunfrog

Eric Goldman

Tomelleri (who has appeared on this blog before ) illustrates fishes (see court exhibit on the right). He sued a print-on-demand service (Sunfrog) over alleged IP violations of his illustrations. If that rings a bell, it’s because just yesterday I blogged on a DIFFERENT fish painter, DeYoung, who also brought an IP lawsuit against a print-on-demand service (Pixels).

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New Training for Lay Legal Advocates in Arizona Aims to Expand Access to Justice Statewide

LawSites

Training kicked off last month in Arizona for a new class of legal advocates who will work at community-based organizations throughout the state to provide free limited-scope legal help to clients in domestic violence and housing matters. The training program, a partnership between the Arizona Supreme Court and Innovation for Justice (i4J), a program jointly housed at the James E.

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When Less is More: The Curious Case of Quiet Luxury

Berkley Technology Law Journal

By Devangini Rai LL.M. 2024 In an industry ruled by trends, the nature of quiet luxury brands radically challenges how we view usage of trademarks in fashion. The term “quiet luxury,” which rose to prominence in the fashion industry in 2023, refers to the trend of logo-less branding. Some examples of quiet luxury brands include Loro Piana, The Row, Tom Ford, Max Mara, and Zegna.