December, 2023

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The 10 Best AI Training Courses for Lawyers

Legal Tech Blog

AI has become an integral part of today’s developments and even everyday life. However, mastering it is not always as easy as it might seem – especially in the legal field – which is why, after intensive research, we have compiled a list of the 10 best AI training courses and platforms for lawyers, legal professionals and students.

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The Future of Legal Technology

Lawmatics

As the world continues to undergo rapid technological advancements, the legal industry has not been left behind (although some lawyers may wish it was). With emerging new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, many people have started considering what legal software might mean for the legal profession’s future. Most lawyers recognize the productivity and efficiency gains brought about by legal technology.

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In-House Legal Technology: Mind your Ps and Qs

Xakia

Never has an end-of-year review of legal technology been so interesting: what have we accomplished and where are we going? For the industry? For in-house matter management ? For Xakia ?

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Here Are the Standings So Far, As 25 Startups Vie for A Spot In Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW

Above the Law - Technology

With just two weeks left in the voting to pick the 15 startups that will go to Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW in February, here are the standings so far. As a reminder, you get to pick the 15 startups out of 25 semifinalists. The 15 startups selected will face off in a live pitch competition that is the opening night event of TECHSHOW, which is Feb. 14-17, 2024, in Chicago.

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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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Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Tackling Racial Bias in Law with LexisNexis Fellows 2023 (TGIR Ep. 231)

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

In this episode, Greg Lambert speaks with Whitney Triplet , Paul Campbell, and Adonica Black about the LexisNexis African Ancestry Network and LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation Fellowship 2023 cohort. They discuss the goal of the fellowship program and the projects undertaken by the fellows , including technology solutions to alleviate racial bias in jury selection and law clinic support tools to combat systemic racism in the legal system.

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The New York Times and OpenAI/Microsoft Suit Likely to Result in Settlement

Kevin O'Keefe

The New York Times filed suit against OpenAI and Microsoft this morning alleging use of millions of articles from The Times to train advanced chatbots, such as ChatGPT, which the Times argues competes unfairly with its own content. The parties had been in negotiations on an agreement for some time, with The Times threatening to sue, months ago. The Times seeks billions in damages and a call for the destruction of AI models trained with its copyrighted material.

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Navigating Ediscovery and AI in Legal Tech - 2023 Trends

Hanzo Blog

In 2023, the legal landscape has been significantly shaped by two key trends: the rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the advancements in ediscovery. These developments have not only transformed legal processes but also presented new challenges and opportunities for legal professionals. As we delve into this first part of our series, we examine the top blogs that have been at the forefront of these trends.

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Chinese court declares that AI-generated image has copyright

TechnoLlama

The copyright law world has been abuzz last week with news that a court in the People’s Republic of China decided that a work generated with Stable Diffusion had copyright, and therefore the author could sue for copyright infringement.

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The NY Times Lawsuit Against OpenAI Would Open Up The NY Times To All Sorts Of Lawsuits Should It Win

Above the Law - Technology

From the it's-okay-when-we-do-it,-we're-the-new-york-times dept. The post The NY Times Lawsuit Against OpenAI Would Open Up The NY Times To All Sorts Of Lawsuits Should It Win appeared first on Above the Law.

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Business Intelligence Report 2023: Driving engagement and avoiding the pitfalls

Legal IT Insiders

The days of law firm leaders having to use their best educated guesses to make important strategic business decisions are long gone, with business intelligence tools capable of analysing data … Business Intelligence Report 2023: Driving engagement and avoiding the pitfalls Read More » The post Business Intelligence Report 2023: Driving engagement and avoiding the pitfalls appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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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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AI in Legal Blogging Demands the Same Visionary Leadership that Pioneered Legal Blogging’s Inception

Kevin O'Keefe

Thad McIlroy , an electronic publishing analyst at The Future of Publishing, author, and founding partner of Publishing Technology Partners writes in Publisher’s Weekly that integration of AI in publishing is a challenging yet essential step for the industry. Much of what McIlroy says applies to law firms and their legal blogging. AI’s unfamiliarity breeds anxiety, but avoiding technological advancements is not a viable option.

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On LawNext: The Law Students Working to End Racism in the Legal System

LawSites

Each year for the past three years, the LexisNexis African Ancestry Network LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation Fellowship has awarded fellowships to promising law students to participate in research projects related to eliminating racism in the legal system. This year, 15 students received fellowships of $10,000 each to spend nine months working in teams to research one of five “cluster projects” that the fellowship program targeted for the potential to make a meaningful impact.

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Navigating the Future: ACEDS and Hanzo Illuminate Collaboration Data Challenges in the Legal Sector

Hanzo Blog

In the ever-evolving world of legal technology, the annual webinar co-hosted by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and Hanzo has become a beacon of insight and guidance. This year, marking the fourth collaboration between ACEDS and Hanzo, the webinar brought together a panel of seasoned professionals, each offering a unique perspective on the challenges and future of legal industry collaboration data.

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Legal Resolutions and Planning for the New Year

Legal Talk Network

As the New Year approaches, legal professionals find themselves at the crossroads of reflection and anticipation. Planning for the upcoming year is not only a strategic necessity, but also a crucial step toward ensuring success in an ever-evolving legal landscape. In this blog post, we will explore key considerations and actions that law firms and legal professionals should take to pave the way for a successful and prosperous New Year.

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West Monroe’s 3 Healthcare Outlooks for 2024: AI, Cost Pressures, Dealmaking

Above the Law - Technology

There are three key trends for the healthcare industry to follow in 2024, including the rise of AI, increasing cost pressures and M&A activity, according to West Monroe.

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Gifts for Analog Attorneys

Attorney at Work

Buying gifts for the analog-leaning attorney in your life might seem like an impossible task. In a digital-forward gadget universe, finding something cool that doesn't need batteries or a software update is kind of maddening. Get one of these six gifts for your retro-tech friends and they'll say thanks for such a remarkably thoughtful present. Probably with a handwritten card in perfect cursive.

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“Effective Accelerationism” Pushes for Unrestricted Progress in AI

Kevin O'Keefe

While many are looking to put the brakes on AI, a pro-tech movement called “Effective Accelerationism” is pushing for unrestricted progress in AI and other emerging technologies. Kevin Rose of The New York Times reports the group, which originated on social media, opposes regulations and believes the benefits of AI far outweigh the potential harms. EA emerged in response to by the name of a movement by the name “Effective Altruism” which promotes slow going on AI due to its potential risks.

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Guest Post: The Year in Justice Tech: 2023 Report and News Roundup

LawSites

[This guest post is by Maya Markovich , executive director of the Justice Technology Association, an organization formed to support companies in the justice tech sector. She is also executive in residence for justice tech at Village Capital, the largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups.] Justice tech entered mainstream industry consciousness in 2022 as the social impact side of legal tech, and also of adjacent and interconnected verticals like fintech, govt

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Leveraging Generative AI in eDiscovery: The Art and Science of Prompt Engineering

Hanzo Blog

The use of generative AI in eDiscovery is opening new avenues for efficiency and precision. But, as is often the case with powerful tools, the devil is in the details. A significant part of those details? Prompt engineering. Let's take a look.

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CMS becomes the latest law firm to fall victim to LockBit cyber-attack 

Legal IT Insiders

International law firm CMS has become the latest to fall victim to a LockBit cyber-attack, which the firm told Legal IT Insider is isolated to CMS Spain. Reports of the … CMS becomes the latest law firm to fall victim to LockBit cyber-attack Read More » The post CMS becomes the latest law firm to fall victim to LockBit cyber-attack appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Startup Alley Voting Ends Friday, Dec. 29! Here Are the Standings As Of Now

Above the Law - Technology

Voting ends Friday, Dec. 29, to pick the 15 startups that will go to Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW in February. Here are the standings as of this morning. As a reminder, you get to pick the 15 startups out of 25 semifinalists. The 15 startups selected will face off in a live pitch competition that is the opening night event of TECHSHOW, which is Feb. 14-17, 2024, in Chicago.

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The 25 Best Gifts for Lawyers

Clio

When it comes to special occasions, finding the best gifts for lawyers can initially seem like a daunting task. As the end of the year approaches, legal professionals find themselves especially busy. However, that doesn’t mean your gift choices are limited to gift certificates or generic presents. This year, give the lawyer in your life something genuinely useful.

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The Imperative of AI in Legal Education: A Call to Action From Northwestern Law Professor Dan Linna

Kevin O'Keefe

Northwestern Law Professor, Dan Linna makes clear why law students need to be using AI in law school, something freely available to them. Freely available from LexisNexis, only their law schools allow the use of AI. Interesting that @LexisNexis + AI will be available to all 2L, 3L, and LLM students before the spring semester, but to 1Ls only if law schools exercise the option to make it available (in Jan, Feb, Mar, or April, per the Lexis announcement).

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Rocket Lawyer Releases Generative AI Tool, to Help Business Startups, Built in Collaboration with Google Cloud

LawSites

The online legal services provider Rocket Lawyer today released a generative AI feature, Rocket Copilot , built in collaboration with Google Cloud. The company says that Rocket Copilot is an “ intuitive, conversational new customer experience” that “combines powerful generative AI with professional human expertise to give customers a simple and fast way to confidently complete their legal documents and other filings alongside convenient access to legal professionals.”

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So you signed up for Martindale-Nolo’s Pay-Per-Lead. What’s next?

Martindale-Avvo

A firm’s growth relies on turning leads into active clients. Below are 6 steps your firm can take right away to get the most value from your pay-per-lead service: 1. Profile Setup: Ensure that your Martindale-Nolo profile is complete and accurately reflects your legal practice. Include information about your areas of practice, expertise, experience, and any other relevant details.

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Where Did the Open Access Movement Go Wrong?: An Interview with Richard Poynder

LLRX

Noted journalist and scholarly communication observer Richard Poynder explains why he has given up on the open access movement. This email interview was conducted by Rick Anderson.

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Four Months After Launching Its ‘Homegrown’ GenAI Tool, Law Firm Gunderson Dettmer Reports On Results So Far, New Features, And A Surprise on Cost

Above the Law - Technology

In August, the Silicon Valley-based international law firm Gunderson Dettmer became one of the first U.S.-based firms — if not the first — to develop and launch a “homegrown” internal generative AI tool, which it calls ChatGD. As Joe Green , the firm’s chief innovation officer, told me at the time , “Given our position as a firm that focuses exclusively on working with the most innovative companies and investors in the world, we thought it would be really worthwhile for us to

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Top Christmas Movies for Law Students to Recharge and Unwind

MatterSuite

The holiday season is upon us, and for law students knee-deep in case studies and legal jargon, the end-of-year break is a much-needed respite. Balancing the demands of law school can be challenging, making it crucial for students to find effective ways to recharge and unwind. In the spirit of the season, one enjoyable and festive solution is to indulge in the magic of Christmas movies.

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UK Judges Allowed to Use AI Chatbots As Part of Their Job

Kevin O'Keefe

Judges and lawyers in the UK have now been offered guidance to use AI chatbots in legal proceedings, Digit News of Scotland reported yesterday Judges will be allowed to use ChatGPT to help write rulings despite warnings that AI can invent cases that never happened – a lower risk when lawyers are crazy enough to have AI write memorandums and authority from scratch, as opposed where cases are cited and decisions are written from the record.

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How It Works: AutoNDA, A Free Platform to Automate NDAs Under the Open Source oneNDA Standard

LawSites

Today in the LawSites video series How It Works , we get a demonstration of AutoNDA , a free software platform developed by SimpleDocs to automate the creation and management of non-disclosure agreements under the open-source oneNDA standard. AutoNDA is designed for inhouse legal and business teams that need to streamline and centralize the NDA process.

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Three tried-and-true legal marketing tips for solo attorneys

Martindale-Avvo

Starting a law firm requires a lot of work and attention to detail. With such a large focus on making clients happy and handling the minutia of running a business, some important things can fall through the cracks, particularly if you’re starting your firm on your own or with a very small staff. Marketing can often be overlooked, but it’s important to make it a priority if you want your firm to grow your firm.

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High Court rules that Getty v Stability AI case can proceed

TechnoLlama

While most of the attention regarding artificial intelligence and copyright has been centred in the United States, it’s useful to remember that one of the main pieces of litigation is taking place in the courts of England and Wales.

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Elon Says Copyright/AI Lawsuits Don’t Matter Because ‘Digital God’ Will Arrive Before They’re Decided

Above the Law - Technology

From the that's-not-how-any-of-this-works dept The post Elon Says Copyright/AI Lawsuits Don’t Matter Because ‘Digital God’ Will Arrive Before They’re Decided appeared first on Above the Law.

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Consero General Counsel Forum 2023 Wrap-Up

Xakia

We wrapped up the 2023 conference season with the Consero General Counsel Forum at the historic Biltmore Hotel in beautiful Coral Gables.? Whether it was the mild November weather or the rapidly approaching holiday season, the mood was festive and energetic. We enjoyed two days working with a dynamic group of legal leaders eager to connect with their peers and find solutions to thorny problems.

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Have You Tried Collaborative Legal Blogging With AI as Your Co-Writer? Share Your Thoughts With Others

Kevin O'Keefe

Have any of you done collaborative blogging or writing with AI? This is where AI is used as a collaborative tool, where it writes a part of your blog post o article based on your initial input, creating a unique human-AI collaborative piece. Beyond AI for research or idea generation, you are collaborating with AI to create your finished article or blog post.

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