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    Approach The Bench: Judge Villaseñor On Midtrial Jury Talks

    Colorado state Judge Juan Villaseñor had been on the bench for only about a year when an attorney in a medical malpractice trial he was presiding over asked him to restrict when the jury could discuss the case.

  • Lawyer Wellness Group Slams 5th Circ. Decision

    The Institute for Well-Being in Law on Monday slammed a recent Fifth Circuit decision that found Louisiana State Bar Association social media posts about student debt relief, gay rights and other issues violated the First Amendment rights of attorneys in the state, calling the ruling "shocking and disturbing."

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    'Robot Lawyer' Class Action Dismissed By Ill. Court

    An Illinois federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action against DoNotPay Inc., the self-described "world's first robot lawyer," determining that an Illinois law firm failed to prove any real injury with its claims that the tech company offers unlicensed legal services.

  • CMU Awards 2 Tech Professorships With K&L Gates Funds

    A pair of Carnegie Mellon University faculty members were awarded professorships focused on the ethics of artificial intelligence that were funded by the law firm K&L Gates LLP, marking the second time these professorships have been awarded since their creation in 2018, the university announced last week.

  • CLOC Adds 10 Members To Education Council

    The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium announced in an email Monday that it has added 10 members to its Education Advisory Council, including legal operation directors from KPMG US, Nestle USA and Hearst.

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    What To Do When Clients Don't Pay Their Legal Bills On Time

    Two recent reports on U.S. law firm financial results highlighted a growing problem facing firms: difficulty in expediently collecting payments on work that has already been performed.

  • Trump Can't Nix Jan. 6 Mentions In Election Interference Case

    The D.C. federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's criminal election-interference case won't strike from the indictment allegations of his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building, ruling on Friday that the former president had not shown the allegations are prejudicial.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Factor, Opus 2

    Several legal technology companies added new executives or board members this week.

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    Legal PR Firm Baretz & Brunelle Adds Experienced Atty In NY

    An experienced criminal law attorney and litigation support services provider has joined legal public relations firm Baretz & Brunelle LLC in New York.

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    Calif. Bar Adopts AI Guidelines Tackling Confidentiality, Billing

    The California bar has approved guidance for attorneys using generative software — systems that produce images and text — addressing confidentiality, competence, nonlawyer supervision and billing, as other states consider passing similar guidelines.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms revealed rebrands, promoted partners and landed laterals. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Major Lindsey Launches Online Freelance Atty Hiring Platform

    Legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa has officially launched its online legal freelance hiring platform, Hire an Esquire, after acquiring the Philadelphia-based, technology-driven legal staffing company in January.

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    Ex-White House Counsel Says AI Rules Are A Long Way Off

    Legislative guardrails surrounding artificial intelligence are still a long time coming, former White House counsel Dana Remus said in a moderated conversation on Thursday in which she discussed how public transparency surrounding AI will be key but might not be so helpful when it comes to legislation in other areas.

  • Legal Services Corporation Awards $5.1M In Tech Grants

    Legal aid organizations in 21 states have received $5.1 million in grants to make technology improvements, the Legal Services Corporation, an independent nonprofit established by Congress to distribute grants to organizations providing civil legal services to low-income people, said Thursday.

  • Stavvy Acquires Loan Document Engine SigniaDocuments

    Stavvy, a venture-backed fintech company serving real estate professionals, announced Wednesday that it had acquired the loan document engine SigniaDocuments.

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    AI Chatbot Outperforms Humans On Legal Ethics Exam

    The latest version of generative artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT passed a test modeled on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam with a grade surpassing the average for human law students, according to a study published Thursday.

  • Tradespace Gets $4.2M To Construct AI-Powered IP Tool

    The startup behind an intellectual property platform will tap into artificial intelligence after securing a $4.2 million seed funding round on Wednesday.

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    E-Discovery Co. HaystackID Hires Exec For Advisory Services

    E-discovery services firm HaystackID has hired an executive vice president of advisory services from the legal services company Innovative Driven to expand its information governance, forensics and technology consulting offerings.

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    Professor Wins Grant To Develop AI Tool Kit For Legal Writing

    A law professor at the University of Louisville has won a teaching grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors to create a free tool kit that law professors can use for incorporating generative artificial intelligence into legal writing courses, the university has announced.

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    Muslim Bar Groups Say Law Firms Have Stoked Islamophobia

    The National Association of Muslim Lawyers, the American Muslim Bar Association and regional Muslim bar groups have blasted law firms for being "one-sided" in regard to the war in Israel and Gaza, accusing firms of adding to the environment of Islamophobia and anti-Arab sentiment and saying some legal professionals are "afraid to reveal their heritage."

  • Dye & Durham Kicks Off Plan To Increase Capital

    Toronto-headquartered legal practice management software provider Dye & Durham Ltd. is reviewing its "noncore assets" to accelerate a previously announced plan to reduce its leverage ratio.

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    Fla. Bar Committee Proposes Generative AI Ethics Guidelines

    A Florida Bar ethics committee earlier this week issued proposed guidelines for how attorneys can ethically use generative artificial intelligence — systems that produce written and visual content — in their legal work.

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    ABA Shines Spotlight On 3 Champions Of LGBT Causes

    The American Bar Association is honoring three longtime advocates for LGBT rights in the legal community in February with its annual Stonewall Award.

  • Calif. Judicial Body To Weigh Greater Remote Access To Court

    During its meeting Friday, California's Judicial Council will receive a report recommending courts continue to use remote technology to conduct case proceedings on a permanent basis while also conducting jury hardship questions and jury selection online.  

  • Feds Say Broadcasting Trump Trial Would Create A 'Spectacle'

    Federal prosecutors on Monday urged a D.C. federal judge to reject Donald Trump's request to televise his upcoming election interference trial, arguing that the former president merely wants to create a "carnival atmosphere" and a "spectacle" that could lead to witness intimidation.

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