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The Definitive Guide To Choosing A Gen AI Legal Research Solution [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

The future of legal research is AI. Choose a platform that supports you on this journey, with the experience to guide you every step of the way. The post The Definitive Guide To Choosing A Gen AI Legal Research Solution appeared first on Above the Law.

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China: A Court Recognizes Copyright Protection for Images Generated by Generative AI Tools

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Milagros Tallarico, Semi Sr. Associate at Alfaro Abogados Intellectual Property has become increasingly relevant in recent years, especially with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its capabilities to create various types of works. In this regard, it is important to analyze how this reality is already impacting certain rights, such as image rights and copyright.

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Clio Sets Legal Tech Funding Record with $900M Raise at $3B Valuation; LawNext Has Exclusive Podcast Interview with Founder Jack Newton

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The law practice management company Clio today announced a record-setting raise of $900 million, at a valuation of a whopping $3 billion, in an oversubscribed Series F investment round that the company says will accelerate its ability to continue to build and develop its multi-product platform and expand its market both to larger firms and […]

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Will Your Paralyzing Fear of Zoom Ruin Your Life?

Attorney at Work

Fear of Zoom can leave you frozen like your Wi-Fi dropped out. But you can conquer Zoom anxiety with these five tips. The post Will Your Paralyzing Fear of Zoom Ruin Your Life? 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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Clio Earns $3 Billion Valuation In Largest Funding Raise Of Its Kind

Above the Law - Technology

In a sign of the continued strength of the legal technology market, Clio hauls in $900 million from investors. The post Clio Earns $3 Billion Valuation In Largest Funding Raise Of Its Kind appeared first on Above the Law.

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Four Parts of your Legal Profile to Prioritize [Infographic]

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Your profile on our directories is key to attracting new clients. In a 2023 survey of roughly 1,850 visitors to our legal sites, people weighed in on which information factors into their decision to hire. Whether you’ve recently claimed your profile or would simply like to improve it, this guide is designed to help you make sure you’re surfacing the right information to potential clients.

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Long COVID puzzle pieces are falling into place – the picture is unsettling

LLRX

Long COVID is a term that describes the constellation of long-term health effects caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These range from persistent respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, to debilitating fatigue or brain fog that limits people’s ability to work, and conditions such as heart failure and diabetes, which are known to last a lifetime.

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Navigating The Complexity: CobbleStone Contract Insight Delivers Centralized And AI-Backed Contract Management [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Drafting contracts has been simplified in CobbleStone through the power of several native AI tools. CobbleStone Contract Insight leverages VISDOM, its powerful AI engine backed by machine learning (ML) that streamlines data insertion, extraction, evaluation, and risk identification. The post Navigating The Complexity: CobbleStone Contract Insight Delivers Centralized And AI-Backed Contract Management appeared first on Above the Law.

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Announcing the Seventh Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law Casebook by Tushnet & Goldman

Eric Goldman

Prof. Rebecca Tushnet and I are pleased to announce the seventh edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * DRM-free PDF file. Price: $12 * Kindle. Price: $9.99 * Print-on-demand paperback from Amazon. Price: $30 + shipping and tax. Paperback buyers can get a free PDF file by emailing me a copy of their receipt showing which edition they bought.

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Exclusive LawNext Interview: CEO Jack Newton on Clio’s Record-Setting $900M Raise

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As the law practice management company Clio today announced a record $900 million funding round, the largest ever for a cloud legal technology company, at a whopping $3 billion valuation, Clio’s founder and CEO Jack Newton joins LawNext for an exclusive podcast interview.

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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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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 20, 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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‘Deus Ex Machina’: The Intersection Of AI And Legal Ethics [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Learn to color inside the lines in this special edition of the Non-Eventcast. The post ‘Deus Ex Machina’: The Intersection Of AI And Legal Ethics appeared first on Above the Law.

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How Attorneys Can Hire a Mediator

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As a lawyer, you’ve probably received some training in a diverse range of options for conflict resolution. Going to court is one option, but alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is promoted as a cheaper and less stressful alternative. Your clients might have heard of mediation but don’t know whether it’s appropriate in their case, or even how to get started.

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Clio announces US $900M investment at US $3B valuation to transform the legal experience for all

Legally Speaking

Congratulations to Our Sponsor, Clio, on announcing their Series F funding value, that values Clio at $3 billion USD. Clios is now the most valuable cloud-based legal tech company in the world.

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Massive IT outage spotlights major vulnerabilities in the global information ecosystem

LLRX

Professor Richard Forno highlights the fragility of our enterprise IT systems against the backdrop of the global information technology outage on July 19, 2024 that paralyzed organizations ranging from airlines to hospitals and the delivery of uniforms for the Olympic Games, representing a growing concern for cybersecurity professionals, businesses and governments.

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Live At The Non-Event: The Legal Ops Special Report! [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

We’re pleased to share the latest in the technology that supports legal operations. The post Live At The Non-Event: The Legal Ops Special Report! appeared first on Above the Law.

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Internal Accounting Controls Claim Rejected in SolarWinds Case

Debevoise Data Blog

On July 18, 2024, in the landmark SEC v. SolarWinds Corp. case, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer dismissed the majority of the claims brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) against SolarWinds Corporation (“SolarWinds”), including the SEC’s previously untested claim that alleged deficiencies in SolarWinds’ cybersecurity controls amounted to violations of the internal accounting controls requirements of Section 13(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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The New Review: Mapping the Evolution of TAR, Generative AI, and the Attorney's Role in e-Discovery

Relativity

Document review has changed. Attorneys must confront dense forests of data to uncover what matters quickly, and doing so without a little help from AI has become exceedingly difficult.

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How to Get a Discount on Your Car Insurance

LLRX

As part of the reporting process for The Markup’s investigation into inequitable insurance pricing, they dug through more than 52,000 pages of documents that insurance companies filed with government regulators detailing their pricing algorithms. Aaron Sankin reports on the many different ways you can save some money on your car insurance, including built-in discounts that you could be taking advantage of.

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Clio’s Series F Funding: How it Benefits You

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We know—from working with our many tens of thousands of customers who rely on Clio everyday—that running a law firm has never been easy, especially without access to the right software. We started Clio with a vision to make running a law firm much easier, more lucrative for legal professionals, and more convenient for clients. It’s a vision that still holds true today, and I’m excited to share the next step in that journey with you.

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Section 230 Preempts Two More Harassment Lawsuits

Eric Goldman

Recapping a couple of doomed-from-inception lawsuits. Benedict v. Google LLC , 2024 WL 3427161 (D. Ariz. July 16, 2024) Lance Benedict is a musician. Someone attacked him on the heavy metal website “All That Shreds” (apparently gone now), posting allegedly doctored images and defamatory statements. Those items got indexed in Google and appeared in Benedict’s vanity searches.

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Suing Over Artificial Intelligence

Brett Trout

Brett Trout The New York Times (NYT) has sued Defendants Microsoft and various OpenAI companies for allegedly using its copyrighted material to train their Copilot and ChatGPT products respectfully. The lawsuit includes claims of copyright infringement (direct, vicarious, and contributory), removal of copyright management information, unfair competition by misappropriation, and trademark dilution.

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Two-year-old Harvey raises $100m Series C and achieves unicorn status

Legal IT Insiders

Gen AI startup Harvey has announced a $100m Series C led by GV (Google Ventures) with participation from OpenAI, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Elad Gil, and SV Angel. The two […] The post Two-year-old Harvey raises $100m Series C and achieves unicorn status appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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The problem with academic publishing

TechnoLlama

My social media timeline has started filling up with angry reactions to the news that several academic publishers have been licensing academic works to AI companies for training purposes without having consulted the authors of those works.

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NY Family and Civil Courts to Add 28 Judges Under Bill Signed Into Law–law.com

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Brian Lee Litigation Reporter Addressing a crisis concerning thousands of backlogged cases, New York is adding 28 new positions for appointed and elected family and civil court judges. The New York State Bar Association lobbied for the bill, issuing a memo of support to Gov. Kathy Hochul, and the association published a report where it made this recommendation.

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Setting Expectations With Multigenerational Teams and Clients

Attorney at Work

By clearly communicating expectations, you reduce ambiguity, enhance accountability, promote engagement and improve collaboration The post Setting Expectations With Multigenerational Teams and Clients appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Harvey Secures $100M Series C Funding Led by GV to Scale AI-Powered Platform

Legal IT Professionals

Harvey, the leading AI-powered platform for professional services, today announced the successful completion of its $100 million Series C funding round. The round was led by GV (Google Ventures) with participation from OpenAI, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Elad Gil, and SV Angel. This latest investment brings Harvey’s valuation to $1.5 billion, enabling the company to continue its rapid expansion and innovation across various business functions and global markets.

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The 25 Largest Legal Tech Investments of All Time

LawSites

In reporting yesterday on the record-setting $900 million investment in law practice management company Clio, I included a list of the 10 largest previous investments in legal tech. It did not take long for me to learn that the list was incomplete. So I set about trying to come up with a more accurate list.

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US court jails Marine for performing Nazi salute during 2021 Capitol attack–Jurist.org

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Bekim Bruka | JURIST Staff, US The US District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former Marine Tyler Dykes on Friday to nearly five years in prison for assaulting police officers during the January 6 Capitol attack. On top of the imprisonment, Dykes received another 36 months of supervised release and a $22,000 fine. Prosecutors from the federal government recommended a prison term of five years and three months for Dykes, emphasizing his role in instigating significant violence ins

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Clio raises $900m in Series F investment

Legal IT Insiders

Cloud practice management system provider Clio today (23 July) announced it has raised US $900 million, based on a US $3 billion valuation, in a Series F investment round led […] The post Clio raises $900m in Series F investment appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Aderant Appoints Tech Innovator Michael McKay as VP of Software Engineering

Legal IT Professionals

Aderant , a global legal business management software provider, continues to charge forward in attracting talent from the mainstream tech sector with the appointment of Michael “Mike” McKay as Vice President of Software Engineering. McKay was an Executive Director at NCR and holds several patents from his 25-year IBM tenure before joining NCR.

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When scientific citations go rogue: Uncovering ‘sneaked references’

LLRX

Reading and writing articles published in academic journals and presented at conferences is a central part of being a researcher. When researchers write a scholarly article, they must cite the work of peers to provide context, detail sources of inspiration and explain differences in approaches and results. A positive citation by other researchers is a key measure of visibility for a researcher’s own work.

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How It Works: A Demo of Henchman, Generative AI-Driven Contract Drafting and Negotiation within Word

LawSites

You have been hearing about it in the news, now see how it works. Last month, Henchman, a generative AI-driven platform that promises to deliver “the fastest contract drafting experience ever made,” announced that it was to be acquired by LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Just this week, LexisNexis said it had closed the deal.

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Top 9 Must-Follow Legal Blogs for In-House Professionals

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Staying updated with the latest trends, news, and insights in the legal industry is crucial for in-house professionals. To help you know about all the updated information, we have curated a list of the top 10 must-follow legal blogs. These blogs provide valuable content ranging from legal tech advancements to in-house legal management strategies. Let’s dive in!

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LexisNexis Completes Acquisition of Henchman

Legal IT Professionals

LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Henchman, a legal tech company that enriches data from Document Management Systems (DMS) for faster document drafting. Belgium-based Henchman has 170+ legal and corporate customers globally including top U.S. and European law firms and companies.