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Stanford Will Augment Its Study Finding that AI Legal Research Tools Hallucinate in 17% of Queries, As Some Raise Questions About the Results

Above the Law - Technology

Stanford University will augment the study it released last week of generative AI legal research tools from LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, in which it found that they deliver hallucinated results more often than the companies say, as others have raised questions about the study’s methodology and fairness.

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Is the Goal of Becoming a Solicitor the Exclusive Focus for Paralegals?

Ward Blawg

By Amanda Hamilton, Patron of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) Paralegals play a vital role in law firms, providing essential support to solicitors and barristers. Their responsibilities may include legal research, drafting documents, client communication, and assisting with case preparation. And working as a paralegal is often a useful stepping stone to becoming […] The post Is the Goal of Becoming a Solicitor the Exclusive Focus for Paralegals?

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American Arbitration Association Acquires ODR.com and Mediate.com to Expand Online Dispute Resolution

LawSites

In a move designed to expand its products for online dispute resolution, the American Arbitration Association has acquired ODR.com, a company that builds ODR systems, and its parent company, Resourceful Internet Solutions Inc. (RIS), which also owns Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com and Ombuds.org.

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Hiring a New Person for Your Law Firm (Probably) Won’t Increase Your Revenues

Attorney at Work

Erik Mazzone | It's not that hiring a new person is a bad thing, just that it isn't the path to growth and greatness you imagine. The post Hiring a New Person for Your Law Firm (Probably) Won’t Increase Your Revenues appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and 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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I, For One, Welcome Our New Sexbot Overlords

Above the Law - Technology

If OpenAI is headed into sexbot territory, it needs to market its products appropriately. If it is designing a tool for the masses that will empower them to obtain the information they need when they need it, then it had best rechart its course. The post I, For One, Welcome Our New Sexbot Overlords appeared first on Above the Law.

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Investment Fund KKR Buys CLM Agiloft In Surprise Move

Artificial Lawyer

BREAKING NEWS KKR, a leading global investment firm, has today announced that a fund managed by KKR has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in CLM company Agiloft.

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Achieving Attorney Work-Life Balance: Is It Possible for Today’s Attorney?

Attorney at Work

Is work-life balance possible? Yes. With the right environment, tools and understanding of what it means to have balance. The post Achieving Attorney Work-Life Balance: Is It Possible for Today’s Attorney? appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Breaking: Investment Firm KKR Acquires Majority Ownership of CLM Company Agiloft

Above the Law - Technology

I am running out the door, but this news just broke. Here is the unedited announcement: KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that a fund managed by KKR has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Agiloft (“the Company”), a trusted global leader in data-first contract lifecycle management (“CLM”).

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Artificial Lawyer Launches Legal Tech Directory With Theorem Partnership

Artificial Lawyer

Here’s a big announcement folks! Artificial Lawyer is launching a new legal tech directory in partnership with Theorem. The directory, which is hosted and managed.

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Ransomware in the Digital Age: Multidisciplinary Legal Strategies for Minimizing Cryptocurrency Ransom Payments

LLRX

The year 2023 witnessed an unprecedented escalation in ransomware attacks, affecting users from homeowners to critical infrastructure like healthcare, education, and government. With over 5,200 reported incidents—a 74% increase from the previous year—ransomware has not only intensified in frequency but also sophistication and financial demands, with total payments exceeding $1 billion.

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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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Five Best Fountain Pens Under $40

Attorney at Work

Analog Attorney | For an everyday fountain pen, you want a workhorse. You want a pen you can drop on the floor. Here are classy but affordable choices to suit your various needs. The post Five Best Fountain Pens Under $40 appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Securing The Bounty: Bug Bounties Take Center Stage In Uber CISO’s Criminal Appeal

Above the Law - Technology

Bug bounty programs have been prized as a cybersecurity tool by tech giants and small startups for years, but effective bug bounty programs must have ground rules. The post Securing The Bounty: Bug Bounties Take Center Stage In Uber CISO’s Criminal Appeal appeared first on Above the Law.

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Weightmans and its Product-Focused Approach to Legal Innovation

Artificial Lawyer

For UK-based Weightmans one key way to make legal tech achieve the firm’s goals is to develop productised services. Another has been to create Innovation.

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Dissecting The Processes of Law Firm Strategic Planning

LLRX

We have been informed that 49% of law firm leaders indicate “strategic planning is more important than ever.” Another 20% say it is tremendously important. Law firms have more money at risk than ever before. They have more attorneys in their firms to communicate with. And – they are looking at bigger markets along with a multitude of new ones. Meanwhile, the world is awash in geopolitical risk.

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Justia Webinars: Google Advertising: PPC & LSAs

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

As the competition increases, you may start to wonder what you can do to boost your visibility and stand toe-to-toe with those on top. For all the options out there on how you can advertise your business, how about trying out Google’s very own Google Ads for Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and Local Service Ads (LSA)? Don’t worry about not knowing where to start; we’re here to help!

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American Arbitration Association Sees Future Of Dispute Resolution Online With Acquisition

Above the Law - Technology

The future of dispute resolution is online. The post American Arbitration Association Sees Future Of Dispute Resolution Online With Acquisition appeared first on Above the Law.

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Stanford HAI Tests Westlaw, But The GenAI Results Look Worse!

Artificial Lawyer

OK, this story is getting into unusual territory now. Artificial Lawyer just got an email from the spokespeople for the Stanford University HAI team who.

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Evaluating Generative AI for Legal Research: A Benchmarking Project

LLRX

It is difficult to test Large-Language Models (LLMs) without back-end access to run evaluations. So to test the abilities of these products, librarians can use prompt engineering to figure out how to get desired results (controlling statutes, key cases, drafts of a memo, etc.). Some models are more successful than others at achieving specific results.

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Section 230 Applies to Publication of Court Documents–Medina v. Microsoft

Eric Goldman

In 2014, Medina sued Microsoft. Microsoft’s filings made some unredacted disclosures about Medina that were repeated in an unredacted court opinion, and those documents appeared on several websites that publish court documents. In 2020, Medina got the disclosures from the 2014 case sealed. He then sued the court document repository websites (and other defendants) for defamation, false advertising, and more.

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ONC Chief: New AI Transparency Rule Should Drive Higher Quality Tools & More AI Adoption

Above the Law - Technology

Micky Tripathi, head of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), thinks his office’s recent rule on AI transparency will spur greater adoption of AI tools in healthcare, as well as potentially drive higher quality AI-based products. The post ONC Chief: New AI Transparency Rule Should Drive Higher Quality Tools & More AI Adoption appeared first on MedCity News.

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Juralio Partners With Ex-EY Eric Eck For European Growth

Artificial Lawyer

Juralio, the legal matter mapping and budgeting platform, has formed a partnership with Guirbaden, an advisory outfit created by Eric Eck, who was previously with.

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Understanding Large Data Sets: 6 Strategies for Modern Litigators

Nextpoint

eDiscovery expert Tom O'Connor shares 6 essential strategies for tackling big data in the litigation landscape.

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LLRX May 2024 Issue

LLRX

Articles and Columns for May 2024 Ransomware in the Digital Age: Multidisciplinary Legal Strategies for Minimizing Cryptocurrency Ransom Payments – 2023 witnessed an unprecedented escalation in ransomware attacks, affecting users from homeowners to critical infrastructure like healthcare, education, and government. With over 5,200 reported incidents—a 74% increase from the previous year—ransomware has not only intensified.

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Facial Recognition Still Struggles To Recognize Faces As More People Are Misidentified As Criminals

Above the Law - Technology

From the everything-is-fine-say-tech-purveyors-surrounded-by-flames dept The post Facial Recognition Still Struggles To Recognize Faces As More People Are Misidentified As Criminals appeared first on Above the Law.

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GenAI + Legal Training – With Dr. Megan Ma, CodeX

Artificial Lawyer

Ahead of the Legal Innovators California conference on June 4 and 5, Artificial Lawyer spoke to Dr. Megan Ma, Associate Director at CodeX within Stanford Law.

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Section 230 Doesn’t Apply to “Editorializing” About Third-Party Content–Marvin v. Lanctot

Eric Goldman

This case involves the Warroad High School girls’ hockey team. Warroad, Minnesota is located just a few miles south of the Canadian border, near the Northwest Angle , and hockey appears to be a big thing in town (e.g., the town calls itself Hockeytown USA ). On October 30, 2023, a group of community members circulated a letter that seemingly accused head coach Marvin of player mistreatment and other misdeeds.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 18, 2024

LLRX

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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Podcast: Irwin Mitchell’s head of KM talks us through the selection of gen AI tool Lexis+AI

Legal IT Insiders

Leading UK law firm Irwin Mitchell has selected Lexis+AI to support its lawyers with legal research and drafting. Legal IT Insider’s editor Caroline Hill spoke with Irwin Mitchell partner and […] The post Podcast: Irwin Mitchell’s head of KM talks us through the selection of gen AI tool Lexis+AI appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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The Primary Purpose of Legal Tech Is….?

Artificial Lawyer

What is legal tech actually for? Why do so many talented people work so hard in this sector? Why is so much time and money invested in this endeavour?

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This Is How to Make Friends in Three Easy Steps

Attorney at Work

There's no magic spell for how to make friends, but there is a proven formula that's one part authenticity and two parts patience. The post This Is How to Make Friends in Three Easy Steps appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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AI in Finance and Banking – May 31, 2024

LLRX

This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, NGO/IGO papers, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available, indicate links to alternate free versions.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Another Lawsuit Over Account Termination–Mercola v. YouTube

Eric Goldman

I previously described this case: Joseph Mercola ran a YouTube channel with 300k subscribers and 50M views. YouTube removed the channel for violating its medical misinformation policy (Mercola apparently peddled anti-vax views ). Mercola sued YouTube for the usual things and got the usual outcomes. By the time the case reached the Ninth Circuit, the case had narrowed quite a bit.

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Legal Innovators California – Our Law Firm + ALSP Speakers, June 4 + 5

Artificial Lawyer

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Orrick, Gravity Stack, ClearyX, DWF, the Flatiron Law Group, Mayer Brown, and Gunderson Dettmer are just some of the pioneering.

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The Scarlett Letter: Impersonation, publicity rights, and AI assistants

TechnoLlama

If you’re at all interested on artificial intelligence, and if you’re reading this I suspect that you may be, you will probably already be aware about the dispute between OpenAI and actress Scarlett Johansson.

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Virtual Courtrooms: What to Know About Them

Clio

One of the newest developments in the legal profession is the introduction of the virtual courtroom. While telephone appearances have been common for many years, the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era for court proceedings with remote participants. Now, many courtrooms allow video conferencing and other mechanisms to enable virtual appearances by attorneys.

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