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Answering 7 Key Questions About Change Healthcare’s Cyberattack

Above the Law - Technology

The aftermath the cyberattack on Change Healthcare remains messy, with patients across the country still struggling to obtain their prescriptions. The federal government has even stepped in to help address the fallout of the attack, urging payers to quickly alleviate the digital bottlenecks that providers and pharmacies are facing.

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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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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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California Class Action Alert: First of Its Kind Geolocation Lawsuit by Drivers Against License Plate Data Misuse

Trellis.Law Blog

In 2021, California resident Guillermo Mata sued Digital Recognition Network (“DRN”), a Texas-based, privately owned, automatic license plate recognition and data analytics software provider. The complaint alleges DRN violated California’s Automated License Plate Recognition (“ALPR”) statute. The Statute regulates the… Continue reading → The post California Class Action Alert: First of Its Kind Geolocation Lawsuit by Drivers Against License Plate Data Misuse first appeared on Trellis

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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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Back To Basics: 6 Tech Tips Every Small Firm Needs To Hear [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

You, too, can stop ignoring your finances. Here’s how. The post Back To Basics: 6 Tech Tips Every Small Firm Needs To Hear appeared first on Above the Law.

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

Trellis.Law Blog

Approximately 41,000 civil lawsuits are filed daily in the U.S., and 97% circulate at the circuit and county level. This represents a goldmine of information about the litigation process. Here’s how to harness the power of those big numbers. Read Our Article… Continue reading → The post ⚡Primer on Using State Court Trial Data for Business and Competitive Intelligence first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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

Above the Law - Technology

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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Passion Will Drive LexBlog’s New Blog Product, Stoddard

Kevin O'Keefe

The passion behind a blog development and publishing company like LexBlog is its key to success. And with it, passion will drive LexBlog’s new blog product, Stoddard. When I started LexBlog out of my garage, I didn’t know how to do web development, design or web hosting. What I did have was an uncanny belief that I could help lawyers grow their business – with a blog and personal couching by me.

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Event Tomorrow Marks the End of Commercial Restrictions on the Caselaw Access Project that Digitized All U.S. Case Law

LawSites

Back in 2018, something remarkable happened. T he Caselaw Access Project , part of Harvard Law School’s Library Innovation Lab , completed its three-year project to digitize all U.S. case law — some 6.4 million cases dating all the way back to 1658, a span of 360 years. It was a massive project that scanned 38.6 million pages from 39,796 law books and converted it all into machine-readable text files, creating a collection that included 6.4 million published cases (and which has continued to

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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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Musk v. Altman: Tech Giants Clash in AI Legal Showdown

Trellis.Law Blog

On Feb. 29, Elon Musk sued OpenAI CEO Sam Altman for breach of contract in San Francisco County, alleging the start-up company deserted its core mission of developing AI for the “benefit of humanity” and was instead focused on profit.… Continue reading → The post Musk v. Altman: Tech Giants Clash in AI Legal Showdown first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Peoria Police Put Out Recruiting Poster Telling Recruits To Come Play ‘Call Of Duty’ In Real Life

Above the Law - Technology

From the pew pew pew dept. The post Peoria Police Put Out Recruiting Poster Telling Recruits To Come Play ‘Call Of Duty’ In Real Life appeared first on Above the Law.

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Large Law Firms Accelerate AI Publishing: A Boon for Society

Kevin O'Keefe

Large law firms have accelerated their AI publishing, something that I see as a boon for society. I am personally working on a project to aggregate law firm AI legal insight and commentary so that the information may be easily found, searched and subscribed to. Right now, valuable insight and information on AI – though there is a ton of it – is difficult to find, and that’s being generous.

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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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Mastering Social Media Legal Hurdles – Trellis March LinkedIn Newsletter

Trellis.Law Blog

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its generative version (GAI) weave themselves into the social media landscape, deeply embedding themselves into the fabric of our daily lives, the intersection of legal issues and technology becomes increasingly complex. This month’s Trellis LinkedIn… Continue reading → The post Mastering Social Media Legal Hurdles – Trellis March LinkedIn Newsletter first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Are Small Firms Going Big On Legal Tech?

Above the Law - Technology

Please take a minute to share your thoughts and help us benchmark your business. The post Are Small Firms Going Big On Legal Tech? appeared first on Above the Law.

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Make Your Legal Blog Stand Out: Embrace the ‘Purple Cow’ with a Niche Focus

Kevin O'Keefe

In the crowded world of legal blogging, how do you stand out? Seth Godin’s “ Purple Cow ” philosophy suggests that being remarkable is key. You’re either a “Purple Cow” or you’re not. You’re either remarkable or invisible For legal professionals, this means not just sharing information and insight on your blog but doing so in a unique and specialized manner – in a niche.

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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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Leadership, Growth, and Profitability in a Post-Pandemic Era: New Report Focuses on How Modern Law Firms Are Navigating Digital Transformation

LawSites

By Ari Kaplan, Ari Kaplan Advisors [Sponsored Post] In collaboration with Affinity Consulting , iManage , and SurePoint Technologies , I was fortunate to interview 18 chief operating officers, 10 executive directors, one chief executive officer, and one chief administrative officer at law firms, with a median of 140 professionals and 73 lawyers, between February 21, 2023, and March 15, 2023, to better understand the most promising areas for growth, best practices for change management, and h

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The Complete Picture On AI Regulation, With Global Insights From MLex® [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

As regulators world-wide grapple with the impact of AI on all sectors, MLex correspondents bring subscribers specialist news and predictive insights from North America, Europe, the UK, and Asia-Pacific. The post The Complete Picture On AI Regulation, With Global Insights From MLex® appeared first on Above the Law.

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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

Relativity

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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AI Contract Drafting Startup Henchman Unveils Microsoft Copilot Integration, Calling It First of Its Kind

LawSites

Henchman , a legal tech startup that provides legal teams with quick access to their previously written contract clauses and definitions directly within Microsoft Word, today released what it says is a first-of-its-kind integration with Microsoft Copilot through which Copilot users will be able to surface clauses and precedents from their document management systems that had been processed by Henchman. “This pioneering collaboration empowers legal professionals to harness the power of coll

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Document Automation For Law Firms: The Definitive Guide [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Legal document automation is no longer only for the exclusive few. The post Document Automation For Law Firms: The Definitive Guide appeared first on Above the Law.

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The SAD Scheme as an Institutional Failure

Eric Goldman

[These are my rough-draft talk notes from a recent workshop of trademark law professors.] The SAD Scheme involves a trademark owner suing dozens/hundreds of defendants using a sealed complaint, getting an ex parte TRO, and then having the online marketplaces freeze the defendants’ accounts and money. The TRO acts like a supernotice compared to the traditional takedown notice: it targets sellers, not individual items; and it implicates their cash from all of their sales, not just the allege

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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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Stuck In A Long-Term Contract with A Practice Management Vendor? Clio Offers to Buy You Out

LawSites

Two years ago, Clio , the law practice management company, made an offer that some law firms might have found difficult to refuse. It offered to buy them out of up to six months of their contracts with competing practice management platforms if they switched to Clio’s platform. Now Clio is reviving that offer, which it calls its Break Free Program , targeting what it describes as outdated systems and “the shackles of long-term contracts.” “From now until April 30, 2024, law f

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Unearthing The Gold: The Art And Science Of Discovering Use Cases In Legal Tech

Above the Law - Technology

It isn't merely about adopting new tools; it's about uncovering the precise ways these tools can transform the legal profession for the better. The post Unearthing The Gold: The Art And Science Of Discovering Use Cases In Legal Tech appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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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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Case Study: ProVantage Helps Law Firm in Texas & Arkansas

Martindale-Avvo

Nearly every person in search of legal services turns to the internet, and most potential clients can find attorneys via our newest service, ProVantage. Carefully created based on feedback from attorneys, consumer insights, and leveraging our vast expertise in the legal space, ProVantage simply helps lawyers increase their online visibility four-fold.

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

Above the Law - Technology

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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What Is a Medical Expert Witness?

Clio

Having a medical expert witness can be a crucial asset when legal cases involve complex medical issues. But what exactly is a medical expert witness, and what role do they play in the legal system? A medical expert witness is a highly qualified and experienced professional who provides expert opinions and testimony in legal cases that involve medical matters.

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Print-on-Demand Services Face More Legal Woes–Canvasfish v. Pixels

Eric Goldman

In the ongoing legal battles over print-on-demand services, RedBubble and (more recently) Printify have sometimes achieved favorable results by disaggregating all of the functions and acting solely as a marketing agent for the disaggregated vendors. These defense-favorable outcomes may work in the short term; but they leave open the potential liability of the contracting vendors (which may drive them out of the industry, leaving the marketing agent with no one to outsource to) and as well as the

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Justia Webinars: Converting Leads to Clients: Navigating the Critical Moments in Legal Consultations

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

The next step after marketing your law practice online and capturing a potential lead is the consultation, but that may just be the hardest part. If you struggle with securing a client after a consultation, there may be some missed opportunities and practices to consider to better your chances. A consultation is more than just a simple ABC of legal facts about a potential case and your services, it is your chance to show why your law firm is the best choice.