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  • Kit Aims To Streamline Court Filing, Ease Access To Justice

    Stanford Law School's Filing Fairness Project announced this week the launch of its Filing Fairness Toolkit, an interactive guide for use by state courts to standardize court filing systems and open the door for legal technologies to more easily embed themselves across jurisdictions.

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    GCs Identify Regulatory Issues As Top Risk In 2024

    Chief legal officers view regulatory compliance and data as their top risks heading into 2024, but most say they are better prepared for these risks than for generative artificial intelligence, according to the results of a new survey released Wednesday.

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    GCs, CLOs Expect To Give More Work To Law Firms In 2024

    Top corporate lawyers are spending more on outside counsel, and many think they will increase that amount further in 2024 because of their various legal needs, from new matters to regulatory headwinds to employee activism, according to a report released Wednesday.

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    Legal Tech Co. Opus 2 Names 2nd CEO In 3 Years

    Law firm software and services company Opus 2 welcomed a new CEO on Tuesday, adding an executive with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software and services organizations.

  • GWU Establishes IP, Privacy & Tech Law Center

    George Washington University Law School is launching an intellectual property and privacy and technology law center, focused on preparing future lawyers for careers in those industries through new courses and other opportunities, according to a Monday announcement.

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    Fla. Bar Passes On Atty Investments In Non-Atty-Owned Firms

    The Florida Bar's board of governors has scrapped a proposed advisory opinion that would have allowed Sunshine State attorneys to passively invest in out-of-state law firms using alternative business structures under certain conditions, dropping the tentative decision after receiving negative feedback from past bar presidents.

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    EY Closing Legal Services Business Riverview Law

    EY is shuttering EY Riverview Law, an alternative legal services business it acquired more than five years ago, the Big Four accounting firm confirmed to Law360 on Tuesday.

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    Ga. Radio Host Says OpenAI Must Face Defamation Suit

    A radio host has called on a Georgia state court to reject OpenAI's latest bid to erase his defamation suit, wherein he accuses the artificial intelligence developer of producing a fake complaint that wrongly names the host as a defendant.

  • Orrick Hit With Another Suit Over Data Leak

    Law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has been hit with another proposed class action lawsuit connected to the data breach the firm experienced in March, where the personal identifying information of almost half a million people was exposed.

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    Law Services Provider LegalShield Adds 2 Senior Leaders

    Law services provider LegalShield said Monday that it was adding an experienced software engineer as its chief technology officer and an attorney as vice president of lawyer services, a year after its current chief executive officer joined the company.

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    Legal Tech Company's Australian Units Enter Liquidation

    The questionable future of the legal technology company Immediation became more clear Friday when the company's three Australian entities were placed in liquidation.

  • French Legal Tech Co. Doctrine Adds Employment Tool In Deal

    Legal intelligence platform Forseti SAS, which does business as Doctrine, expanded its reach in employment law by acquiring fellow France-based legal tech company Jobexit on Monday.

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    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • 4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • Everest Discovery Appoints Director Of Operations

    Philadelphia-based litigation support and e-discovery provider Everest Discovery LLC announced Wednesday the appointment of a director of operations to oversee the production and project management of its e-discovery services.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Valid8, Nexl Score Funding

    Two legal technology companies, one involved in forensic accounting and the other in relationship management, secured new funding rounds this week.

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    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    November ended amid another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their reach and showered associates with bonuses and higher pay. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Orrick Data Breach Suits Targeted For Consolidation In Calif.

    The plaintiffs in two class actions against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP regarding a data breach the firm had in March filed a motion in federal court on Thursday to combine the suits.

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    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • Firms Less Confident About Collaborative Data Preservation

    As requests for data from workplace collaborative platforms grow, organizations are running into more challenges to preserve the content in these systems, according to the results of a new survey published Thursday.

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    Software Flaws Exposed Sealed Court Docs, Researcher Says

    Soon after cybersecurity researcher Jason Parker began probing a court records website this year, they discovered they could easily access a sealed order granting children new names to protect them from an abusive parent, they said. Next, Parker was able to view an "extremely detailed" mental health evaluation from a doctor in a criminal case.

  • 273 Ventures Adds Seyfarth Consultant To Advisory Board

    Technology developer 273 Ventures, which has been working on an operating system aimed at connecting data from different sources within legal organizations, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Rob Saccone to its recently launched strategic advisory board.

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    Robins Kaplan Can't Reduce Sanction Over Dropbox Access

    A New York state judge refused to renegotiate Robins Kaplan LLP's $156,000 sanctions order over the law firm's access to an opposing party's Dropbox account in a litigation funding dispute, but agreed to stay the ruling pending appeal.

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    ChatGPT Turns One Year Old. Here's What's Next In Legal

    The legal industry received a big jolt a year ago when, on Nov. 30, the large language model chatbot ChatGPT made its debut, bringing with it transformative potential and tremendous concern. Since then, law firms of all sizes have embraced ChatGPT, and some are even building their own versions.

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