April, 2024

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Following Departure of its Founder, E-Discovery Company DISCO Names New CEO

Above the Law - Technology

The e-discovery company CS Disco today announced that its board of directors has named Eric Friedrichsen as president and chief executive officer, filling the slot vacated when the company’s cofounder Kiwi Camara stepped down as CEO last September in the wake of allegations that he had groped a female employee. Since Camara’s departure, Scott Hill , who had been a member of DISCO’s board since 2021, had served as interim CEO while the board searched for a permanent successor.

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You Be the Judge: Sentencing, Community Outrage, and Calls for Dismissal

Trellis.Law Blog

Today’s focus is on Marion County Superior Court Judge Mark D. Stoner. This week, calls for his immediate resignation have grown louder following his sentencing decision involving the convicted killer of a beloved, Indiana police officer. You be the judge… Continue reading → The post You Be the Judge: Sentencing, Community Outrage, and Calls for Dismissal first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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The Trust Equation: The Most Important Formula for Developing New Business

Attorney at Work

Jay Harrington | Clients are buying based on a promise you’ll deliver in a high-stakes matter, which is why trust is so vital. The post The Trust Equation: The Most Important Formula for Developing New Business appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Justia Legal Resources: Estate Planning Legal Center

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

It’s often not easy to think about matters such as making a will, trust, or advance directive. However, anyone of any age may benefit from drafting these documents to ensure that their wishes are honored should adversity strike. Most people, and especially those with complex assets or distinctive family dynamics, will benefit from consulting an attorney about their plans.

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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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Powered By An Added 18M Cases, Lex Machina’s New ‘Litigation Footprint’ Visually Maps Parties’ Litigation Historys

LawSites

A new tool from the litigation analytics company Lex Machina , which is owned by LexisNexis, allows attorneys to view visual maps of a party’s litigation history in order to help illuminate the party’s relationships and litigation trends that might not otherwise be obvious but that could be a factor in crafting a litigation strategy or pitching new business.

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Artificial Lawyer is Back – From April 10

Artificial Lawyer

Hi everyone, I have an announcement to make. As promised, I am returning from my sabbatical and Artificial Lawyer will be back to regular publishing from Wednesday, April 10.

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You Be the Judge: Battle Over Duty to Protect Migrant Children at the Boarder

Trellis.Law Blog

Last week, U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee ruled that DHS border agents have legal custody over migrant children at California-Mexico border open-air sites before asylum processing. This case highlights children’s entitlement to rights, including safe conditions, under government custody.… Continue reading → The post You Be the Judge: Battle Over Duty to Protect Migrant Children at the Boarder first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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How to Scrub Metadata from Legal Documents: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Attorney at Work

Danielle DavisRoe | There are plenty of ways to scrub metadata from files before sharing them. Here's how to do it in Word and Acrobat. The post How to Scrub Metadata from Legal Documents: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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SAVE THE DATE: Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 8, 2025

Eric Goldman

After a multi-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference is returning! ( Some background about the series ). The conference provides a venue for authors of Internet Law papers (broadly conceived) to workshop their drafts and get pre-publication feedback from peers. We are also putting together a game night that should feature a very rare gaming experience you won’t want to miss.

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The LawNext Podcast Surpasses 250 Episodes of Chronicling the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Who Are Driving What’s Next In Law

LawSites

I realized today that my LawNext podcast recently hit a milestone — its 25oth episode. In fact, with the latest episode posted this week, we are up to 254 episodes. All 254 are shown in the image above or on this live-with-links episode gallery. When I started LawNext in 2018, I was no stranger to podcasting. Since 2005, I had cohosted Lawyer 2 Lawyer, along with Newport Beach, Calif., lawyer J.

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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 Hasn’t Replaced Lawyers (Yet) – Webinar

Artificial Lawyer

(Vendor Live Webinar) – ChatGPT launched 15 months ago and its ability to pass the bar exam propelled it into nearly every conversation in the legal industry.

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Supreme Court To Nick Sandmann: ‘Lol, No’ To Hearing His Omnibus Defamation Lawsuit Against News Orgs

Above the Law - Technology

Remember Nick Sandmann? He was the dude who became something of a Rorschach Test for how much your political beliefs (in any direction) influence your views of a short video, when EVERYONE HAD OPINIONS on his MAGA-hat wearing encounter with a Native American demonstrator, Nathan Phillips. Also, everyone magically became experts in reading body language and facial expressions. […] The post Supreme Court To Nick Sandmann: ‘Lol, No’ To Hearing His Omnibus Defamation Lawsuit Against News Orgs

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Content Creation Cautionary Tales: Examining the Wittek v. Dobrik Complaint

Trellis.Law Blog

On June 25, 2020, in Provo, Utah, The Vlog Squad, a group of multi-talented, YouTube creators, set out on another content creation adventure. That day, however, ended with one member in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Today, on Trellis Documents… Continue reading → The post Content Creation Cautionary Tales: Examining the Wittek v.

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Attorney Newsletters: Six Lawyers Tell How They Built the Best Newsletters in Their Niche

Attorney at Work

The Planetary Lawyer Project’s Matthew Karmel talks with Alex Su, Amee Vanderpool, Chris Harvey, Jonah Perlin and Albert Tawil about building a successful attorney newsletter in your niche. The business community knows the value and staying power of newsletters: Recent studies show the return on investment for email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent. […] The post Attorney Newsletters: Six Lawyers Tell How They Built the Best Newsletters in Their Niche appeared first on Articles, Tips and

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Recap: Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute

Xakia

I can’t stop thinking about our recent experience at the IPMI Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute. In late February, Nolan O’Connor and I headed to the beautiful Ritz Carlton Resort in Orlando to engage with a powerhouse group of hospital and healthcare lawyers and, we thought, educate them on the benefits of modern legal matter management.

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The end of the online mob and the end of shared reality

TechnoLlama

I have to admit that I have always been a realist, yet, when it comes to technology, I tend to side with the enthusiastic optimists.

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Joe Cohen + Charles Russell’s Plan to Sell Its Own Software

Artificial Lawyer

Last year Joe Cohen hit the headlines for his work at global law firm Dentons in building FleetAI, one of the first major legal sector projects founded upon OpenAI’s LLMs.

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4 Lessons We Learned From The Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Above the Law - Technology

Healthcare industry leaders think there is much to learn from the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and they hope the sector can apply these lessons to prevent a hack like this from ever happening again. Overall, the chaotic aftermath of the attack underscores the dire need for a more unified approach to cybersecurity within the healthcare sector. The post 4 Lessons We Learned From The Change Healthcare Cyberattack appeared first on MedCity News.

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You Be the Judge: The Involuntary Manslaughter Sentence that Rocked the Internet

Trellis.Law Blog

One of the judge biographies receiving an incredible amount of attention on Trellis is that of the Honorable Judge David R. Worley. The Ventura County Superior Court judge took the internet by storm earlier this year when he sentenced a… Continue reading → The post You Be the Judge: The Involuntary Manslaughter Sentence that Rocked the Internet first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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What Is My Law Firm Worth?

Attorney at Work

Brooke Lively | Here are the two most important factors that determine your firm's value — if you want to sell. The post What Is My Law Firm Worth? appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Breaking the mould: Shilpa Bhandarkar’s “wonderful and circuitous” journey to making partner at Linklaters

Legal IT Insiders

Shilpa Bhandarkar, who made partner in Linklaters’ most recent round of promotions, has had an extraordinary career to date, including nine different roles in the magic circle firm itself. Currently […] The post Breaking the mould: Shilpa Bhandarkar’s “wonderful and circuitous” journey to making partner at Linklaters appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Justia Webinars: The Attack on DEI – Safeguarding Corporate DEI Initiatives Post-Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI): three terms that have now become paramount to maintaining a modern and effective practice. In light of this, the road to the initiatives that protect these tenets has been long and hard, with a history of opposition and legal decisions that impact these measures. As we navigate the aftermath of legal developments such as the Supreme Court’s recent Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) decision, it can be vital to learn not only the history of affirmative act

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‘Are We There Yet?’ – GenAI’s Impact So Far

Artificial Lawyer

As we approach the landmark Legal Innovators California conference, Artificial Lawyer caught up with one of our keynote speakers, Zach Abramowitz of advisory firm Killer.

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How To Select A Responsible AI Business Partner [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Law firms should partner with responsible tech companies that consider real-world implications and avoid bias, according to experts. When evaluating legal AI partners, consider these key indicators of professional responsibility. The post How To Select A Responsible AI Business Partner appeared first on Above the Law.

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You Be the Judge: Spotlighting the Texas Judiciary on YouTube

Trellis.Law Blog

As of today, she has approximately 23,800 subscribers on YouTube. According to her bio on Trellis, the Hon. Stephanie R. Boyd is a judge for the 187th District Court in Bexar County, Texas. She was elected to the bench in… Continue reading → The post You Be the Judge: Spotlighting the Texas Judiciary on YouTube first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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What the Heck Is a SIEM and Why Do Law Firms Need Them? Here’s Your Primer

Attorney at Work

Why are SIEMs for law firms is important? In the simplest terms, it's a security solution that detects threats before your firm is impacted. The post What the Heck Is a SIEM and Why Do Law Firms Need Them? Here’s Your Primer appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 6, 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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Section 230 Preempts Clean Air Act Lawsuit Over “Defeat Device” Apps—U.S. v. EZ Lynk

Eric Goldman

This case involves “ defeat devices.” When installed on a car, they suppress or bypass emission controls designed to protect the environment. It’s terrible that anyone uses defeat devices because we urgently must do more, not less, to prevent climate change. Section 203 of the Clean Air Act bans the manufacture or sales of defeat devices. (Yes, I struggled throughout this post keeping 203 separate from 230).

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GenAI Has Split the Legal Information Atom – Now What?

Artificial Lawyer

Generative AI has ‘split the legal information atom’ and unleashed an incredibly productive force. We now have the power in our hands to truly reshape.

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The Intersection Of Human Creativity And AI: A Legal Renaissance

Above the Law - Technology

AI's foray into the creative domain, producing works that rival human creations, has sparked a debate on the future of creativity itself. The post The Intersection Of Human Creativity And AI: A Legal Renaissance appeared first on Above the Law.

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Law Firms Level Up: Maximizing Profits with Trellis’ Federal Court Data APIs

Trellis.Law Blog

Imagine you’re a chef in a large, bustling kitchen. You need ingredients constantly to cook your dishes, but instead of running to the pantry yourself every few minutes, you have a dedicated assistant. This assistant knows exactly where every spice,… Continue reading → The post Law Firms Level Up: Maximizing Profits with Trellis’ Federal Court Data APIs first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Charles Russell Speechlys expands innovation offering with creation of new Advanced Client Solutions team

Legal IT Professionals

Charles Russell Speechlys today announces the creation of a new ‘Advanced Client Solutions’ team, made up of a total of ten newly created full-time job roles (all UK-based). The Firm begins hiring into the new department today and there will be 18 full-time roles by the end of 2024.

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Deepfakes are still new, but 2024 could be the year they have an impact on elections

LLRX

Professor Eileen Culloty explains how deepfake audio technology is at a level of sophistication that makes detection difficult. Deepfake videos still struggle with certain human features, such as the representation of hands, but the technology is still young, and the 2024 election is in the direct path of its use.

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Roblox Must Defend Illegal Gambling Claims–Colvin v. Roblox

Eric Goldman

[A reminder that I don’t do April Fools’ pranks.] The court summarizes the allegations: Roblox has a virtual currency designed for use on its platform called “Robux.” Users can buy Robux and exchange them on the platform for in-game experiences. Developers create in-game experiences, and when they make Robux selling those experiences on the platform, Roblox will let them cash out.

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GenAI IP Tool NLPatent Bags $1.5m Seed Cash + Product Walk Through

Artificial Lawyer

NLPatent has developed a GenAI-driven patent search and analysis tool (see AL TV Product Walk Through below) and gained $1.5m in Seed funding, with Steve.

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