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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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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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Can a law firm be considered a startup?

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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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You’re Not Hired! The Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

Attorney at Work

Megan Zavieh | Non-engagement letters are exactly what they sound like: the opposite of an engagement letter. The post You’re Not Hired! The Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters) appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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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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‘Useful’ Or ‘Dangerous’: Pentagon ‘Maturity Model’ For Generative AI Coming In June

Above the Law - Technology

With AI hype outrunning reality, DoD AI chief Craig Martell told lawmakers his office is ‘building what we're calling a maturity model’ to assess what generative AI really can and cannot do. The post ‘Useful’ Or ‘Dangerous’: Pentagon ‘Maturity Model’ For Generative AI Coming In June appeared first on Above the Law.

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When a House is Not a Home: Exploring Recent Squatters’ Boom and Building Blunders

Trellis.Law Blog

Within the last several months, social media has been abuzz with a number of high profile, compelling accounts of squatters taking over homes and neighborhoods. Who can forget the saga of the Airbnb case out of California, presided over by… Continue reading → The post When a House is Not a Home: Exploring Recent Squatters’ Boom and Building Blunders first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Get Well at Work: 5 Workplace Wellness Trends

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Jamie Spannhake | Workplace wellness and attorney well-being are not new concepts. But each year we need to refocus to stay on the right path to being healthy. The post Get Well at Work: 5 Workplace Wellness Trends appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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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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Protecting Minors Online: Examining New York’s SAFE for Kids Act

Trellis.Law Blog

In an era where digital consumption is at an all-time high, the protection of minors on online platforms has become a paramount concern. New York’s recent legislative proposal, the “Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act,” introduced by Senator… Continue reading → The post Protecting Minors Online: Examining New York’s SAFE for Kids Act first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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All Citations Should Include Hyperlinks (If Possible)

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Amelia Landenberger explains that as a general principle, citations in scholarly works have two purposes: to prove that the point is supported by evidence, and to allow the reader to find the evidence that the author is citing to. The pain of citations comes from the requirement that these citations be made as brief as possible by painstakingly utilizing a series of standardized abbreviations.

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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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Justia Legal Resources: Divorce Law Center

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

Ending a marriage can cause stress to each spouse. They may feel anxious about how the process will turn out and what their future will look like. This is especially true if the marriage has lasted for a long time, or if a couple has young children or complex assets. Although there is no substitute for advice from an attorney, the Divorce Law Center in the Justia Legal Guides offers a starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about the legal issues involved.

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AI Won’t Replace Lawyers — But It Will Change How They Work

Above the Law - Technology

AI is all around us. Change isn’t always comfortable, but it is inevitable. The post AI Won’t Replace Lawyers — But It Will Change How They Work appeared first on Above the Law.

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Deposition Video Tools: Take Your Transcript Analysis to the Next Level

Nextpoint

Here's how to create compelling video depositions and use them effectively as you build and present your case.

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Court Says Twitter Misused Litigation to Punish Defendants for Their Speech–X v. CCDH

Eric Goldman

Self-proclaimed free-speech absolutist Elon Musk is notoriously thin-skinned when it comes to criticism directed at him. (As the phrase goes, “ he can dish it out, but he can’t take it “). This well-publicized lawsuit is an example of Musk waging lawfare over a critic’s speech. Judge Breyer of the Northern District of California had none of it.

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Forgotten Dystopias: The Godlike AI That Time Forgot

TechnoLlama

If I were to ask you about a film depiction of artificial intelligence, there are quite a few candidates that would pop into one’s head.

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Aligning Business Outcomes: The Keystone Of Legal Tech Success In The Age Of AI

Above the Law - Technology

It's an ongoing process requiring a commitment to clear communication, stakeholder engagement, and a culture of continuous improvement. The post Aligning Business Outcomes: The Keystone Of Legal Tech Success In The Age Of AI appeared first on Above the Law.

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Justia Webinars: How To Effectively Handle Long COVID Disability Insurance Claims

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

Your clients don’t need the added stress of insurance companies arguing the extent to which long COVID symptoms are disabling. But how can you give the claimants a fighting chance with their insurance claims? You can join our upcoming webinar with Edward Dabdoub as he breaks down not only the complexities of filing long COVID disability insurance claims, but also how you can effectively present your case to insurance companies and maximize your client’s chances of securing the insurance benefits

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Getting a Tech LLM: Is It Worth It?

LawSites

As technology continues to transform our economy and culture, businesses need a new breed of lawyers who understand the legal and commercial aspects of technology. There is a specific need for lawyers skilled in bringing new products and new companies to market. Cornell Tech’s Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is the first degree program of its kind in the world.

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New Essay Comparing “Due Process” Approaches in the DMCA and DSA

Eric Goldman

As you know, I am not a fan of the EU’s DSA. Without First Amendment guardrails in the EU, the DSA represents a comprehensive government intrusion into the editorial processes of UGC services–with surely more intrusions to come. This will not end well. One of the DSA’s standout features is that it imposes due process-like obligations on non-governmental actors, as if there is no meaningful distinction between taxpayer-funded public actors and market-supported private actors.

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Navigating The Tech Tightrope In Law: A Blueprint For The AI-Driven Future

Above the Law - Technology

A strategic, purpose-driven approach is essential to navigate legal tech adoption's complexities successfully. The post Navigating The Tech Tightrope In Law: A Blueprint For The AI-Driven Future appeared first on Above the Law.

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4 Tips for Attorneys Struggling to Manage Large Case Dockets

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Meghan Cole | Tips for distilling large amounts of information into comprehensible and accessible reports. The post 4 Tips for Attorneys Struggling to Manage Large Case Dockets appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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How to Use Deposition Transcripts to Build Your Case Story

Nextpoint

The post How to Use Deposition Transcripts to Build Your Case Story appeared first on Nextpoint.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 23, 2024

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Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness.

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The Murthy Arguments Went So Poorly For The States That The FBI Feels Comfortable Talking To Social Media Companies Again

Above the Law - Technology

From the 'reconnecting' department. The post The Murthy Arguments Went So Poorly For The States That The FBI Feels Comfortable Talking To Social Media Companies Again appeared first on Above the Law.

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Legalweek anti-harassment and Operation Safe Spaces task force updates

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ALM this week provided an update on the measures it has put in place since its Legalweek conference in New York, following multiple reports of harassment at external events hosted […] The post Legalweek anti-harassment and Operation Safe Spaces task force updates appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Last Day to Register: CLE Webinar Tomorrow on the State of Legal Tech in Law Practice

LawSites

I am speaking tomorrow on a CLE webinar on the state of legal technology, but the last day to register is today at 3 p.m. ET. In a program presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association, I am joining Damian Turco, MBA president and former chair of the MBA’s Law Practice Management Section, to discuss the state of legal technology in law practice.

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Ask Attorney Jennifer B.: What’s an alternate dispute resolution? Should I recommend it to my clients?

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During the initial stages of the pandemic, many court systems shut down causing delays for those in the midst of divorce. Some courts adapted quicker than others which created a backlog in the system. Moreover, after sheltering at home together many couples came to the unfortunate realization that they no longer wanted to remain together. They understood that life is unpredictable, and it was unwise to wait for things to improve.

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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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You’re Not Busy? Marketing Activities to Get You Through a Work Drought

Attorney at Work

Sally Schmidt | Extra time on your hands? Spend it on marketing and business development activities that will position you for future success. The post You’re Not Busy? Marketing Activities to Get You Through a Work Drought appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Best Law Firm Websites 2024 Winners

Lawyerist

Every year, the Lawyerist team sets out to find examples of the best law firm websites from our vast community. Once again, this year saw submissions from all over the world, spanning countless practice areas. And, once again, the submissions are becoming increasingly difficult to separate in terms of quality. Obviously, the website, as a marketing tool, isn’t just for Personal Injury attorneys anymore.

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Ask Attorney Jennifer B.: What’s an alternate dispute resolution? Should I recommend it to my clients?

Martindale-Avvo

During the initial stages of the pandemic, many court systems shut down causing delays for those in the midst of divorce. Some courts adapted quicker than others which created a backlog in the system. Moreover, after sheltering at home together many couples came to the unfortunate realization that they no longer wanted to remain together. They understood that life is unpredictable, and it was unwise to wait for things to improve.

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Do You Have A Good (Incident) Response? Get Visual [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Organizations face daily data security incidents ranging from simple email errors to complex attacks. This Practical Guidance checklist outlines immediate steps to take when a data breach occurs to respond quickly and mitigate damage. The post Do You Have A Good (Incident) Response? Get Visual appeared first on Above the Law.

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Upgrade Your Image: Your New Publicity Still

Attorney at Work

Teddy Snyder | You need an up-to-date publicity still, also known as a headshot. People want to match a face with a name. The post Upgrade Your Image: Your New Publicity Still appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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On LawNext: The Inside Story of the Caselaw Access Project, with Three of the People Who Made It Happen

LawSites

March 1 marked the culmination of an ambitious and audacious project to digitize and provide free and open access to all official court decisions ever published in the United States. Called the Caselaw Access Project , it came about, starting in 2015, through an unusual partnership between Harvard Law School and a Silicon Valley-based legal research startup called Ravel Law.

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Legal Marketing in 2024: What to Focus On

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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.