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US Joins Austria, Bahrain, Canada, & Portugal To Co-Lead Global Push For Safer Military AI

Above the Law - Technology

Two US officials exclusively tell Breaking Defense the details of new international 'working groups' that are the next step in Washington's campaign for ethical and safety standards for military AI and automation - without prohibiting their use entirely. The post US Joins Austria, Bahrain, Canada, & Portugal To Co-Lead Global Push For Safer Military AI appeared first on Above the Law.

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Chief Justice Roberts Offers a Positive Perspective on AI in the Legal Field

Kevin O'Keefe

Who would have anticipated that Chief Justice John Roberts’ 2023 Year-End Report would affirm the advantages of AI on our legal system? Highlighting issues to date, Roberts emphasizes the importance of cautiously integrating AI into legal practices, ensuring it promotes justice while respecting fundamental human qualities and ethical norms. At the same time, Roberts expresses optimism about AI in the law.

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GenAI Is Not Stupid, But It Is Ignorant

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

For the entire history of human civilization, the ability to put words together intelligently, whether spoken or written, has indicated an underlying level of understanding and a general level of intelligence of the speaker or writer. The development of Generative AI may be a major milestone in the creation of artificial intelligence, but it also represents the decoupling of language from intelligence.

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Not Again! Two More Cases, Just this Week, of Hallucinated Citations in Court Filings Leading to Sanctions

LawSites

For all the discussion of how generative AI will impact the legal profession, maybe one answer is that it will weed out the lazy and incompetent lawyers. By now, in the wake of several cases in which lawyers have found themselves in hot water by citing hallucinated cases generated by ChatGPT, most notoriously Mata v. Avianca , and in the wake of all the publicity those cases have received, you would think most lawyers would have gotten the message not to rely on ChatGPT for legal research, at le

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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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The Cyber Resilience Act is One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Inside Privacy

Yesterday, the European Parliament approved the Cyber Resilience Act (“CRA”), which sets out cybersecurity requirements for “products with digital elements” (“PDEs”) placed on the EU market. The term PDE is defined broadly to include both hardware and software products, such as antivirus software, VPNs, smart home devices, connected toys, and wearables.

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Is it Real or Is It Fake? The Emerging Challenges of Authenticating Digital Evidence in Courtrooms

TechLaw Crossroads

Back in the 1970s, there was a television commercial featuring jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald with a wine glass, a recording studio, and a recordable audio cassette made by a company called Memorex. The pitch was that the audio recording of Ella’s voice could break the wine glass, just like her live voice. The tagline was, “Is it live or Memorex?” Courts and the Deep Fake Problem Courts may soon be facing a similar question when it comes to audio evidence, photos, videos, and various other forms of

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Catching Up with Jack Newton

Colin S. Levy

How have you and how has Clio adapted to accommodate the dynamics of the legal world? Frankly, Clio is driving a lot of that change, not reacting to it. When we launched in 2008, we were the first cloud-based practice management system to market. And so our approach to guiding our customers along through change across the wider legal industry has been highly iterative in the sense that there are distinctive chapters in the history of Clio that mark both Clio and the legal industry’s evolving r

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Ethical Options for Responding to Negative Online Attorney Reviews

Attorney at Work

If a reviewer is not a current or former client and has never consulted with me, may I respond to a bad review by stating that I have never represented the individual? The post Ethical Options for Responding to Negative Online Attorney Reviews appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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What Should Be on Your AI Wishlist for eDiscovery: Insights from Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo

Hanzo Blog

In the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it's crucial for enterprises to adopt technologies that integrate seamlessly into mission-critical workflows. Understanding the practicalities of this integration, especially in the legal domain, is key. To delve deeper into this topic, I had the opportunity to speak with Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo.

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How to Set Lawyer Goals for Success in 2024

Clio

With the rise of generative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions early last year, it’s become clear that l aw firms are operating in a rapidly changing world. The past year has launched a storm of conversations about the role of AI in every workplace, including law firms, as well as a flurry of new tools and excitement. With that in mind, how can your law firm succeed in 2024?

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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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‘Useful’ Or ‘Dangerous’: Pentagon ‘Maturity Model’ For Generative AI Coming In June

Above the Law - Technology

With AI hype outrunning reality, DoD AI chief Craig Martell told lawmakers his office is ‘building what we're calling a maturity model’ to assess what generative AI really can and cannot do. The post ‘Useful’ Or ‘Dangerous’: Pentagon ‘Maturity Model’ For Generative AI Coming In June appeared first on Above the Law.

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Sharing of Information Across Blogs Published by Access to Justice and Legal Services Groups Could Bring Alignment to Their Work

Kevin O'Keefe

Great article by Robert Ambrogi, a few days ago. If you care about access to justice and access to the law, take a minute to read it. A big issue in access to justice and access to the law, per Bob, is that the groups working hard on these issues are not working in alignment, and probably don’t know what each are working on. Two travesties persist in tainting access by all to the U.S. legal system.

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The Orange Rag Newsletter is Here!

Legal IT Insiders

So, Clifford Chance has set the cat among the pigeons with its announcement that it is rolling out Copilot and Viva Suite to its 7,000+ employees. After a number of law […] The post The Orange Rag Newsletter is Here! appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Guest Post: Building Better Civil Justice Systems Isn’t Just About The Funding

LawSites

Editor’s note: The following guest post is a response to my recent post, The Justice Gap in Legal Tech: A Tale of Two Conferences and the Implications for A2J. It is written by Mark Chandler , former chief legal officer at Cisco Systems from 2001- 2021 and now a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School and a fellow at the Stanford’s Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession , where he helps lead the Filing Fairness Project , and Jess Lu , a third year law student at Stanford and a civi

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EU Parliament Adopts AI Act

Inside Privacy

Earlier this week, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) cast their votes in favor of the much-anticipated AI Act. With 523 votes in favor, 46 votes against, and 49 abstentions, the vote is a culmination of an effort that began in April 2021, when the EU Commission first published its proposal for the Act. Here’s what lies ahead: Language finalization : Before the Act can officially become law, it will undergo a review by lawyer-linguists (referred to as the corrigendum procedure).

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ABA TechShow: The Power (and Pain) of Ideas

TechLaw Crossroads

“If you want to show up and be seen in your life, you’re going to get your ass kicked.” Brene Brown I recently finished a book by Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn entitled Id eaflow: The Only Business Metric that Matters. The book talks a lot about ideas and their power. The authors go to great lengths to explore ways to nurture ideas, how to work in teams to enhance ideas, and how to turn ideas into reality.

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2024 Link Guide to Generative AI Resources

LLRX

Marcus P. Zillman's guide is a selective listing of open Generative AI resources that includes current awareness reports, guides, research tools, resources and applications from the open metaverse and Chat GPT. These references include AI best practices to facilitate implementing AI technology in specific sectors and within critical areas that involve engaging subject matter. expertise to deliver internal and external client and customer services.

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Can a law firm be considered a startup?

Martindale-Avvo

A small law firm can be a challenging entrepreneurial endeavor. There is constant competition for clients and it can take effort to get your name out. Is a law firm considered a startup as it’s getting off the ground? While a law firm might not fit the traditional image of a startup, a new legal business does have those same elements of a new business getting off the ground.

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Walking in Your Client’s Shoes

Attorney at Work

Sally Schmidt | The service you provide is every bit as important as the services you provide. The post Walking in Your Client’s Shoes appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Legal Tech Predictions for 2024: Embracing a New Era of Innovation

Hanzo Blog

As we step into 2024, the legal industry continues to be reshaped by technological advancements. This year promises to bring new developments that could revolutionize how legal professionals work and interact with clients.

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How Much Do Partners Make at Law Firms?

Clio

For many lawyers, becoming a partner is considered the apex of their legal career—an achievement that promises everything from professional prestige to decision-making authority. While it also comes with significant financial rewards, many people wonder: Just how much do partners make at law firms? The answer, as it turns out, isn’t so simple. From the many factors influencing compensation to the art of negotiation, a multitude of aspects determine law firm partner salaries.

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Legal Tech Startup Ai.law Can Now Draft the Complaint for Your Lawsuit

Above the Law - Technology

Ai.law , a legal technology startup that uses artificial intelligence to generate litigation documents, has added a new module that will draft the complaint to initiate a lawsuit. While Ai.law already had modules for litigation tasks such as answering a lawsuit, responding to discovery, and pulling summaries from medical records, this new module allows a user to input relevant information about a case and generate a complete complaint.

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Blogging Can Transform Your Legal Career: ChatGPT Explains Why

Kevin O'Keefe

Researching the value of legal blogging for some work I am doing, I went to ChatGPT for ideas on the value of legal blogging. Twenty years in, I know a bit about the subject, but with a lot of things these days, I went to GPT for ideas and asked, ”What is the value of blogging, or as I would call it, networking through the net so as to build a strong name and relationships in a niche for a lawyer?

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LexisNexis Survey Reveals Seismic Impact of Generative AI on Law Firms and Corporate Legal Standards

Legal IT Professionals

LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today released results from a survey of senior leadership at top U.S. law firms and legal professionals at Fortune 1000 companies. The survey was conducted to better understand the business impact of generative AI technology on the legal industry and how it is redefining itself.

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Access to Justice Requires Access to Law. So Why Aren’t the Advocates of Each More Closely Aligned?

LawSites

Two travesties persist in tainting access by all to the U.S. legal system. One is the gaping lack of access to justice. The Legal Services Corporation estimates that 92% of the civil legal problems of the roughly 50 million low-income Americans receive no or insufficient legal help. Reasonable minds can quibble over that number – some say it is exaggerated – but no one doubts or disputes that the legal system falls dramatically short of serving those who need it, not just for those with low inco

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Interview: Microsoft, Peppermint Technology, and why you need to pay attention to SharePoint Embedded

Legal IT Insiders

Legal IT Insider spoke with Microsoft’s director of product marketing, Chris McNulty; Microsoft’s principal product manager, Reid Carlberg; and Peppermint Technology’s chief technology officer Mike Walker to understand more about […] The post Interview: Microsoft, Peppermint Technology, and why you need to pay attention to SharePoint Embedded appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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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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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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Ask Attorney Jennifer B.: I’m new to family law. Can you explain prenups?

Martindale-Avvo

To many, February is the month to celebrate love. And when there is love, there are thoughts of marriage. And when divorce lawyers think about marriage, they often think about prenuptial agreements. For those unfamiliar with a prenuptial agreement (known as a prenup), it is an agreement between marrying parties that serves to protect each party in the event of divorce or death.

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Freemasonry Might Be the Cure for Gen Z Men’s Desperate Loneliness

Attorney at Work

Bull Garlington | If you’re in your twenties or early thirties, there’s a good chance you are isolated as hell. The post Freemasonry Might Be the Cure for Gen Z Men’s Desperate Loneliness 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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TCDI's Key to Supporting Military Spouses in the Legal Profession

Relativity

Read about TCDI's Military Spouse Managed Review program, the people involved, and how it can inspire you to find ways to support military families in your own organization.

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Federal Court Suspends Florida Attorney Over Filing Fabricated Cases Hallucinated by AI

Above the Law - Technology

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about two more cases of AI-hallucinated citations in court filings leading to sanctions , and now comes the case of a Florida lawyer suspended from practice after filing cases that were “completely fabricated.” On March 8, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida suspended attorney Thomas Grant Neusom from practicing in that court for one year, after which he will be eligible to apply for reinstatement.

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Are Electronic Signatures Legal?

Clio

Electronic signatures (or e-signatures) have become nearly ubiquitous in everyday life and business—from confirming your agreement to terms and conditions on a website, to using e-signature tools to sign a work contract. But are electronic signatures legally binding? Can—and should—you use e-signatures instead of traditional handwritten signatures on documents in your legal practice?

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AI in 2024: Should We Still Be “Moving Fast and Breaking Things”?

Legal IT Professionals

Where are things headed with AI in the coming year? What trends should legal IT professionals be aware of if they hope to obtain the best results with this technology? From whether it’s wise to continue dabbling with in-house AI experiments, to determining if “move fast and break things” is the best approach for something as complex as artificial intelligence, there’s much for legal IT professionals to pay attention to and be aware of in this ever-evolving environment.

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