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    Judges' Financial Disclosures Missing In Big Business Courts

    By mid-November, federal judges’ 2022 financial disclosure forms should have been available on a public database, but only half the reports were up. Many courts that draw commercial litigation, from New Jersey to the Ninth Circuit, still had many judges missing, and a new type of report, meant to provide real-time snapshots of judges’ major windfalls, can take more than a year to be posted, flouting federal law.

  • FieldWare Acquires Workforce Management Software Co.

    Criminal justice software company FieldWare has acquired workforce management software provider Orion Communications, according to an announcement from the company earlier this week.

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    Be Wary Of Legal Tech Cos. Claiming To Be 'First'

    Bragging about being first has become customary in the growing legal technology sector, even if the truth about those proclamations is debatable.

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    Cybersecurity Threats To Fla. Courts, Firms Take Spotlight

    Just as a Florida Bar committee is aiming to raise awareness about online threats, a recent data breach in courts in the northwestern part of the state stands as a stark reminder about the need for judicial systems and law firms in the Sunshine State to remain vigilant about preventing cyberattacks.

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    Thompson Hine Adopts Litera's AI Contract Tool

    Thompson Hine LLP announced an expansion to its partnership with legal technology giant Litera Corp. and its software platform Kira, saying Tuesday that it has adopted generative artificial intelligence features for use by its attorneys during contract drafting and review.

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    5 Judge Recusal Cases To Know In Stock Controversy's Wake

    Since the 2022 enactment of the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, litigants can easily determine whether they think a judge should sit out a case on financial grounds. How this plays out in the courtroom, though, isn't always straightforward.

  • Legal Tech Co. Epiq Expands With Mainspring Acquisition

    Epiq announced its acquisition of the digital transformation specialist firm Mainspring Consulting Group LLC on Tuesday, saying the deal will expand the legal services company's offerings in contract lifecycle management and migration.

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    Patent Tech Co. Solve Intelligence Raises $3M Seed Round

    Solve Intelligence, a company that uses artificial intelligence to whip up patent applications, announced on Tuesday the raising of $3 million in a seed round to fuel its product growth.

  • Belgium AI Co. LegalFly Raises €2M To Expand

    Belgium-based legal services provider LegalFly announced on Tuesday the closing of a €2 million seed fund for the purposes of accelerating product growth and expanding its operations to the U.S.

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    Law Firm Leaders Cautiously Optimistic Heading Into 2024

    Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal industry is preparing for next year.

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    The Litigation Footprints Of Law360 Pulse Leaderboard Firms

    Follow firms' litigation tracks through federal district courts across the country with our interactive map.

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    These Firms Top The 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard

    Presenting the 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard — the 100 firms that are besting their peers on measures of prestige, social responsibility and the reach of their legal practice.

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    The 2023 Practice Footprint Ranking: How Firms Stack Up

    These firms are being singled out for their stellar litigation footprint and transactions work. See who's leading the pack in the categories of variety of cases, range of jurisdictions, closing large merger and acquisition deals, and handling registered offerings.

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    Colo. Atty Suspended For Using 'Sham' ChatGPT Case Law

    A Colorado attorney has been temporarily suspended after he used "sham" case law citations produced by the artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT in a motion and lied to a judge that an intern produced the errors, according to a state disciplinary ruling.

  • 3rd Circ. Revives Hacking Suit Against Brach Eichler In NJ

    The Third Circuit has reinstated a lawsuit against Brach Eichler LLC, finding that a New Jersey federal court was wrong to conclude that a dry-solids handling company waited too long to file the action alleging that the firm and others illegally hacked into the business's computers.

  • Insurer Seeks Quick Win In Real Estate Atty's Hacking Claim

    Arguing that a broad exclusion expressly prevents a payout, the National Liability & Fire Insurance Co. has told a Connecticut state court judge that it should win a feud over whether a professional liability policy protects an attorney allegedly tricked into wiring real estate closing payments to a hacker.

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    Dozens Of Law Firms Likely Hit By Cyberattack

    A "cyber incident" could have affected more than 70 law firms in the U.K., sources estimated on Monday, as an outage from a service provider confirmed to have hit Taylor Rose, O'Neill Patient, and Gateley PLC remained unresolved.

  • Charles Russell Speechlys Adds Ex-Dentons Innovation Head

    London-based law firm Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has hired Dentons' head of innovation to lead its initiatives and strategies around client service and internal operations.

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    5th Circ. Eyes Barring AI Use, Mandating Accuracy Check

    Attorneys before the Fifth Circuit may soon have to inform the federal appeals court that their documents were not written using generative artificial intelligence programs and, if they were, that they were reviewed by humans for accuracy.

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    AI Shows Promise In Speeding Up Legal Tasks Without Harm

    Generative artificial intelligence changes little to the overall quality of legal analysis, yet the speed at which tasks such as contract drafting can be completed increases significantly with AI assistance, a new study from the University of Minnesota Law School found.

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    How Rule Of Law Is Key To Integrating Tech In Court

    Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.

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    Simmons & Simmons Partner On Rise Of The Knowledge Atty

    To efficiently manage its information and resources for supporting both lawyers and clients, the international law firm Simmons & Simmons brought in Katja Ullrich-North as a partner and its first director of knowledge management in October.

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    ABA Wants 'Implausible' Data Breach Class Action Dropped

    The American Bar Association is seeking to torpedo a proposed class action over a March data breach, saying allegations that the organization deceived its members are "fatally deficient and implausible," and the attorneys behind the suit can't show any damages stemmed from the breach.

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    Data Privacy, Security Top AI Concerns For Senior Execs

    Data privacy and security are the top concerns of senior executives in the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to artificial intelligence technology, according to a recent report by contract management software company Icertis Inc.

  • Lexitas Makes Ind. Process Service Co. Its Latest Acquisition

    Litigation services company Lexitas continued its acquisition spree on Tuesday, announcing the purchase of litigation support provider Evolution Process Service.

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