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  • Deals Software Co. Noetica AI Raises $6M Seed Fund Round

    Noetica AI, a corporate deals software startup co-founded by a former BigLaw associate, announced Tuesday that it has closed a $6 million seed funding round led by venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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    Award-Winning Cimplifi GC Champions Women In Law

    For the past 35 years, Marla Crawford has been a pioneer on complex e-discovery cases as well a champion for women in the law.

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    3 Law Firm Practice Areas That Gained Popularity In 2023

    As new and emerging legal concerns plagued clients, large law firms sprang into action in 2023, launching new practice groups to accommodate the increased need.

  • Another AI Snafu? Cohen Judge Questions Nonexistent Cases

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday ordered one of Michael Cohen's attorneys to provide copies of three apparently fictional cases cited in a recent motion, in an incident appearing to echo other instances in which attorneys have been tripped up by the tendency of artificial intelligence to "hallucinate" legal citations.

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    Most Legal Ops Professionals Believe Gen AI Will Save Money

    The majority of legal operations professionals believe that generative artificial intelligence — systems that produce written and visual content — will lead to cost savings, according to a report released Tuesday by law department consultancy Blickstein Group in collaboration with consulting giant Deloitte.

  • Elite Technology Adds 3 To Leadership Ranks

    Elite Technology, which provides financial and practice management solutions to law firms, bolstered its leadership ranks Tuesday, announcing the appointment of a chief customer officer, a chief human resources officer and a head of information security.

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    How To Navigate Originations As An Associate

    While a sizable portion of attorneys say their firms offer compensation to associates for bringing in new business, relatively few associates actually reap such rewards, according to a new survey.

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    Could Pay Transparency Boost Associate Satisfaction?

    Law firms that try to keep their pay structure secret might only be fostering discontent among their associates, according to mounting evidence, including a new survey.

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    A Deep Dive Into Law360 Pulse's Survey Of Law Firm Pay

    Compensation at law firms across the U.S. can vary widely even with a competitive market for talent, with firm size, partnership status and gender all contributing to differences in pay, according to a new report out Tuesday.

  • Judges Told To Watch Out For Risks Of AI In Cases

    The judiciary urged judges to watch out for signs that artificial intelligence had been used to draft legal arguments — especially from litigants in person who might not realize popular chatbots can hallucinate case law, in its first guidance on using the technology in the courtroom.

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    Ga. Radio Host Fights For Fees In OpenAI Row

    A Georgia radio host who alleges that OpenAI defamed him by producing fake legal information about him asked the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to overturn a federal judge's decision not to dock the artificial intelligence company attorney fees for attempting to remove a suit to federal court when it knew it did not want to disclose information that would have established jurisdiction.

  • Legal Tech Startup Clara Makes First Acquisition

    Dubai-based legal technology startup Clara said Monday that it acquired BOTH Corporate Services Ltd., a regulatory and compliance services provider in Abu Dhabi, marking the company's first acquisition.

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    'AI Bias,' 'Hallucination' Among Top New Legal Terms Of 2023

    Terms related to artificial intelligence — such as "AI bias," "generative AI" and "hallucination" — are some of the top legal words and phrases that emerged in 2023, according to Burton's Legal Thesaurus, which on Monday released a list of new expressions it will add to its lexicon of law.

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    Gibson Dunn Names European Attorney As AI Co-Chair

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced Monday that London- and Paris-based partner Robert Spano was named co-chair of the firm's artificial intelligence group, working alongside the three California attorneys already serving in the role.

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    United Lex Hires Ex-Forrest Solutions SVP

    Kansas-based data and professional services company UnitedLex announced Thursday that a former senior vice president at outsourcing and staffing provider Forrest Solutions would manage the eastern region of its litigation and investigations division.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another busy week as firms merged and BigLaw continued to lavish associates with raises and bonuses before the end of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    How In-House Attys Can Guard Against AI Risks

    The use of artificial intelligence in the law is here to stay, so the most important thing in-house lawyers can do is learn how to use it responsibly and keep up to date with the changing technology and the "onslaught" of new laws and court cases, according to a panel of experts.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Settlement Intelligence, Lexitas

    Another artificial intelligence-based platform for legal professionals received funding this week.

  • Litigation Support Co. Array Acquires Denver-Based LSi

    Texas-based litigation support firm Array has acquired Denver-based litigation solutions company LSi, its third acquisition in the past six months.

  • AI Tools Doing The Work Of Early-Career Attys, Pros Say

    Law professors and practicing attorneys speaking at the Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute on Thursday agreed artificial intelligence is becoming an increasingly important tool in the industry and quickly replacing work typically done by early-career attorneys, while cautioning that law firms must disclose their use of the technology to clients and courts.

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    Polsinelli PC Promotes IT Director To Chief Information Officer

    National firm Polsinelli PC has promoted its director of information technology infrastructure and transformation to be its new chief information officer, replacing an administrator who left earlier this year to become chief technology officer at K&L Gates LLP.

  • French Tech Co. Leeway Becomes Tomorro, Closes Series A

    Paris-based contract management startup Leeway has announced on Thursday a rebrand to Tomorro, as well as the raising of €11 million (around $11.9 million) in a Series A funding round.

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    Legal Generative AI Developing Despite Some 'Bad Lawyering'

    Despite some gaffes from lawyers in the past year and challenges ahead, a group of experts talked Thursday about the potential positive uses of generative artificial intelligence in litigation.

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    Legal Tech Co. HaystackID Hires Ex-WH Cybersecurity Officer

    Washington, D.C.-based e-discovery service HaystackID has announced the addition of a former deputy chief information security officer at the White House under former President Donald Trump.

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    How In-House Depts. Can Save On Outside Counsel Costs

    In-house legal departments can reduce how much they spend on outside legal work by having smaller BigLaw firms or regional and boutique firms do their low-risk, run-of-the-mill work, according to a report released Thursday by e-billing and matter management software provider Brightflag.

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