2023

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ChatGPT Is a Lot More Valuable to Lawyers Now

Attorney at Work

Hot Off the Presses: Meta AI Chatbot Trained with User Posts and ChatGPT Is Not Limited to September 2021 Data. The post ChatGPT Is a Lot More Valuable to Lawyers Now appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Harnessing ChatGPT: A Primer for Lawyers

Attorney at Work

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "How can I show my firm that using generative AI shouldn’t be intimidating and can be done within ethical guidelines?" The post Harnessing ChatGPT: A Primer for Lawyers appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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A Literal Generative AI Discussion: How AI Could Reshape Law

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

For the Fourth of July week, we thought we’d do something fun and probably a little weird. Greg spoke with an AI guest named Justis for this episode. Justis, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4, was able to have a natural conversation with Greg and provide insightful perspectives on the use of generative AI in the legal industry, specifically in law firms. In the first part of their discussion, Justis gave an overview of the legal industry’s interest in and uncertainty around adopting generative AI.

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Elon Musk’s ‘Thermonuclear Lawsuit’ Is Here And It’s… Positively Tepid.

Above the Law - Technology

After promising a bombshell of a lawsuit against Media Matters, Elon Musk delivers a dud. The post Elon Musk’s ‘Thermonuclear Lawsuit’ Is Here And It’s… Positively Tepid. appeared first on Above the Law.

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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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GPT Takes the Bar Exam Again; This Time It Scores Among Top 10% of Test Takers

LawSites

Remember earlier this year when two legal scholars and scientists had GPT 3.5 take the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam and it failed to pass? Well, the second time’s a charm, as GPT has now passed not only the multiple-choice portion, but also the essay portion, and scored around the top 10% of test takers. Only this time, it was the just-released GPT-4 taking the exam, the latest AI model from OpenAI that the company says “exhibits human-level performance on various professi

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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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Authors sue OpenAI for copyright infringement

TechnoLlama

Two authors have filed a lawsuit against OpenAI for claims related to the development, use, and training of ChatGPT, these being direct copyright infringement, vicarious infringement, copyright management information removal, unfair competition, negligence, and unjust enrichment (complaint here).

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Four Scenarios for the Future of Legal Education

Dennis Kennedy

#blogfirst I’m starting to publish regular blog posts from my generative AI experiments in what I now refer to as my “AI Lab.” In this post, I offer for your consideration the output generated by ChatGPT after a series of prompts I tried. I’m now calling what I’m doing “promptcrafting,” because, hey, why not? “Prompt engineering” no longer seems like an accurate term to me.

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OpenAI Introduces Voice and Image Functionalities on ChatGPT: What’s it Mean to You?

Kevin O'Keefe

OpenAI announced , yesterday, new functionalities for its ChatGPT platform, expanding the interface to include voice and image capabilities. Aimed at enhancing user interaction, these features will be rolled out to Plus and Enterprise users over the coming weeks. Users may now engage in back-and-forth voice conversations with ChatGPT, via a feature powered by OpenAI’s new text-to-speech model.

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Quick Debrief on the Gonzalez v. Google Oral Arguments

Eric Goldman

I’m going to crank this blog post out before I get swamped with press requests. My takeaways: I did not hear 5 votes in favor of the plaintiffs’ position. Indeed, the justices didn’t really engage with the plaintiffs’ core arguments much after their initial dismantling, which I take as a sign of their lack of persuasiveness. For that reason, I have a little optimism that Google will win the votes– much more so than yesterday.

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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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Predictive Policing Software Terrible At Predicting Crimes

LLRX

Crime predictions generated for the police department in Plainfield, New Jersey, rarely lined up with reported crimes, an analysis by The Markup has found, adding new context to the debate over the efficacy of crime prediction software. Geolitica, known as PredPol until a 2021 rebrand, produces software that ingests data from crime incident reports and produces daily predictions on where and when crimes are most likely to occur.

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China Proposes Draft Measures to Regulate Generative AI

Inside Privacy

On April 11, 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“ CAC ”) released draft Administrative Measures for Generative Artificial Intelligence Services (《生成式人工智能服务管理办法(征求意见稿)》) (“ draft Measures ”) (official Chinese version available here ) for public consultation. The deadline for submitting comments is May 10, 2023. The draft Measures would regulate generative Artificial Intelligence (“ AI ”) services that are “provided to the public in mainland China.

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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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In First for A U.S. Appeals Court, 5th U.S. Circuit Court Considers Rule Requiring Lawyers to Certify they Did Not Rely on AI to Create Filings

Above the Law - Technology

In what it appears would be a first for a federal circuit court, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering adoption of a rule change that would require lawyers and unrepresented litigants to provide a certification regarding their use of artificial intelligence in preparing court filings. Lawyers and other filers would be required to certify either that they had not used AI in drafting the document or that, if they did, “a human” had reviewed the document for accuracy.

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Addleshaw Goddard selects CoCounsel, Spellbook, Microsoft Copilot and its own AGPT platform after gen AI trials

Legal IT Insiders

Having conducted trials or proof of concepts with five generative AI vendors in the drafting, review, legal review and productivity space – as we first revealed in June this year … Addleshaw Goddard selects CoCounsel, Spellbook, Microsoft Copilot and its own AGPT platform after gen AI trials Read More » The post Addleshaw Goddard selects CoCounsel, Spellbook, Microsoft Copilot and its own AGPT platform after gen AI trials appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Women of Legal Tech:

Law Technology Today

The Legal Technology Resource Center ’s Women of Legal Tech initiative is intended to encourage diversity and celebrate women in legal technology. This initiative launched in 2015 with a list of innovators and leaders in legal technology and with this year’s additions, that list now includes 141 talented and influential women leaders. Danielle Hall has served as the Executive Director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program since December 2019.

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Major Thomson Reuters News: Westlaw Gets Generative AI Research Plus Integration with Casetext CoCounsel; Gen AI Coming Soon to Practical Law

LawSites

Thomson Reuters today delivered on its promise to integrate generative AI within its flagship legal research platform, introducing AI Assisted Research in Westlaw Precision, available immediately to all U.S. Precision customers at no extra cost. It also previewed its coming integration of Casetext CoCounsel as an AI legal assistant across multiple TR products, including Westlaw Precision, Practical Law, Document Intelligence, and HighQ.

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Victory for Yuga Labs in NFT dispute

TechnoLlama

Yuga Labs, the makers of the popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club, has won a major legal victory on their ongoing litigation against artist Ryder Ripps. The claimants filed a motion for summary judgement, and the District Judge has granted some of their requests, while denying others.

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5 Ways to Cultivate Compassion

Attorney at Work

Jamie Spannhake | Developing a sense of compassion — or at least neutrality — can make relationships better. It can also improve outcomes. The post 5 Ways to Cultivate Compassion appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Study Finds Blog Posts Occupy Significant Position at Top of Google Search Rankings

Kevin O'Keefe

Danny Goodwin of Search Engine Land reports on a recent study by BrightEdge, an enterprise SEO platform, finding blog posts occupy a significant position in Google Search rankings. Specifically, blogs appear 23% of the time in the top 5 search positions, making them the most common content type to do so. The data is indicative of the continued importance of blog content, even in an age when other media, including video content is surging in popularity.

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A Thumbs-Up Emoji Costs a Canadian Seller $82,000–South West Terminal v. Achter Land

Eric Goldman

[A special post for my Canadian friends as a belated celebration of Canada Day. ] This case involves a Canadian transaction for flax. The court summarizes: Mr. Mickleborough had a contract drafted for Achter to sell SWT 86 metric tonnes of flax to SWT at a price of $17.00 per bushel (which amounts to $669.26 per tonne) with a delivery period listed as “Nov”.

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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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Iowa Passes Comprehensive Privacy Statute

Inside Privacy

On March 15th, the Iowa legislature passed S.F. 262 (the “ICDPA”), making it the sixth U.S. state to pass a comprehensive state privacy statute. The Iowa statute most closely resembles the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”), though it also shares some similarities with the approaches adopted in Virginia, Colorado, and Connecticut. The statute will next go to the governor’s desk for signature.

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[Clio Con Clips Mini-Series] Erika Harold: Civility and Inclusion in Law | Episode 5

Legally Speaking

Welcome to another special Clio Con episode! In today’s episode, we explore the fascinating intersection of law, advocacy, and technology through the lens of Clio Con. Clio Con is not just another legal conference; it’s a dynamic, forward-thinking event that brings together legal professionals from all walks of life to discuss cutting-edge developments in the industry.

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Push To Strip Fox’s Broadcast License Over Election Lies Gains New Momentum

Above the Law - Technology

From the 'hey at least we're trying something' department. The post Push To Strip Fox’s Broadcast License Over Election Lies Gains New Momentum appeared first on Above the Law.

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American Bar Assocation served with class action stemming from data breach 

Legal IT Insiders

The American Bar Association has been served with a class action lawsuit alleging that it failed to secure and safeguard its members personal data, following a breach of its network … American Bar Assocation served with class action stemming from data breach Read More » The post American Bar Assocation served with class action stemming from data breach appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Would You Join a Webinar on How I’m Currently Using ChatGPT?

Dennis Kennedy

Would you help me out with a LinkedIn poll I’m currently running? I’ve been told by several people (yes, more than one) that I should share what I’ve been doing with ChatGPT for personal productivity, planning, and innovation, and give some practical tips on those approaches. I’ve been doing a ton of experiments and have found some great uses. These people have noted the potential benefits of my insights on my own practical use of this AI tool to boost personal productivity, streamline planning

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So This Happened … And For Once I Had No Words

LawSites

As the person who plans and emcees the Startup Alley pitch competition at ABA TECHSHOW, I was pretty sure that I knew how the 90 minutes would unfold when the event kicked off TECHSHOW in Chicago last week. But in the final moments, after the pitches were done and just as I had invited the audience to cast their votes for the winning startup, I was thrown for a loop.

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It’s time to leave Twitter

TechnoLlama

At the start of the year, I wrote a blog post, committing me to remain on Twitter. This decision stemmed from an exodus of users following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform, where, within weeks, dozens vanished from my timeline, compelling me to justify my sustained presence.

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Make AI Your Intern, Not Your Replacement as a Lawyer

Attorney at Work

Nothing But the Ruth | Does the 'bogus cases' ChatGPT incident reveal a bigger problem? The post Make AI Your Intern, Not Your Replacement as a Lawyer appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Celebrating 20 Years of my blog, “Real Lawyers Have Blogs:” Some Perspective

Kevin O'Keefe

Twenty years ago, on November 22, 2003, I embarked into the world of blogging. With a simple picture of Perry Mason saying “Hmm… I should have a blog,” “Real Lawyers Have Blogs” was born. Post-LexisNexis, armed with lessons from my first company, Prairielaw.com, and driven by a passion to help lawyers harness the internet for building a name and building a business , I stumbled upon blogging.

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Call for Participation: WIPIP, Santa Clara, Feb. 2-3, 2024

Eric Goldman

The High Tech Law Institute invites you to participate in the 21st annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), which will be held February 2-3, 2024, at Santa Clara University School of Law, in Santa Clara, California. This is an in-person event, not virtual or hybrid. If you aren’t already familiar with WIPIP, the colloquium provides IP scholars with a forum to present their academic works-in-progress and receive early feedback from their peers.

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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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Connecticut Legislature Passes Amendments to the Connecticut Data Privacy Act

Inside Privacy

The Connecticut legislature passed Connecticut SB 3 on June 2, 2023. If enacted by the governor, the bill would amend the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”) to include a number of provisions related to health and minors’ data. Additional detail on the CTDPA can be found in our previous blog post here. The health-related provisions would take effect on July 1, 2023.

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The American Legal Technology Awards Return

Lawyerist

The American Legal Technology Awards return to Nashville, Tennessee on October 8 to honor those spearheading advances in the legal field. After receiving 190 submissions in ten categories, the 28 judges have chosen 30 finalists to celebrate at this year’s conference. Expanded Categories Allow More Space for Industry Accolades This year, the founders of The American Legal Technology Awards, Cat Moon, Patrick Palace, and Tom Martin, made three improvements to give the legal community the mer