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  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another busy week for attorneys as former President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued and BigLaw firms expanded their practices, headcounts and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: LEAP Legal, Clio

    A pair of legal software companies expanded their leadership teams this week.

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    Duke Law School Launches AI Ethics Network

    Duke University School of Law announced on Wednesday a new professional network called Responsible AI In Legal Services that will focus on the ethical application of artificial intelligence in the legal industry.

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    Legal Tech Cos. Ontra, Merlin Name First-Ever Revenue Chiefs

    Legal software companies Ontra and Merlin Search Technologies announced earlier this week the appointments of their first-ever chief revenue officers, following similar announcements from other legal tech companies.

  • AI Tool Updated To Help Immigration Attys With Legal Tasks

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association and software platform released an updated version of an artificial intelligence legal research tool that now has an expanded library and a document upload feature.

  • Software Co. Seeks To Escape NC Digital Court System Suit

    A Texas-based software-maker whose technology is accused in a proposed class action of leading to unlawful arrests and detentions in North Carolina county courts has urged a federal judge to toss it from the case.

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    Burr & Forman Discloses October Data Breach

    Burr & Forman LLP has disclosed a data security incident that impacted some personal identifiable information of its clients related to hospital and healthcare service.

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    3 Factors Firms Must Consider Before Building Gen AI Apps

    Many legal tech companies have released generative artificial intelligence tools, but some law firms have decided the best way to leverage this technology is by creating their own tools. Law firm leaders and consultants spoke with Law360 Pulse about what firms should consider before building their own applications.

  • Spend Management Co. Vertice Raises $25M In Series B

    London-based spend management company Vertice announced a $25 million Series B on Wednesday and intends on expanding by hiring for 150 new positions globally and investing further in its software.

  • Legal Tech Co. Onit Taps E2open CEO As New Chief

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of the legal and compliance provider Onit Inc. is stepping down and will be replaced by the former CEO of the supply chain software company E2open Inc., Onit announced Tuesday.

  • Robins Kaplan Wants To Undo Sanction Over Dropbox Access

    Litigation funding firm KrunchCash and its counsel Robins Kaplan LLP want a New York state appellate court to undo a $156,000 sanction levied over the law firm's access to an opposing litigation party's Dropbox account, arguing the monetary sanction was unwarranted.

  • BCLP Wants Mondelez Data Breach Suit Tossed

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP urged an Illinois federal judge on Monday to nix a putative class action accusing the firm of failing to safeguard the personal information of employees at its client Mondelez International Inc. following a data breach at the law firm.

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    Soaring Salaries, Outdated Billing Hurt 2023 Law Firm Profits 

    Although demand did not drop as much as feared during 2023, profits have fallen despite revenue increases, according to an industry report unveiled Tuesday.

  • LinkSquares Adds Generative AI Functionality To Products

    Boston-based LinkSquares Inc. announced Tuesday that it will begin integrating generative artificial intelligence processes in its products as part of its 2024 strategy, starting with its redlining and shared workspace software offerings.

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    Webber Wentzel Expands, Rebrands Legal Tech Division

    Through a combination of advanced technology and modern operations, the Africa-based law firm Webber Wentzel expanded its NewLaw and legal tech division and rebranded the unit as Webber Wentzel Fusion on Tuesday.

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    Nestle Health Sciences CFO Joins Axiom's Executive Team

    Alternative legal services provider Axiom said Tuesday it has added the chief financial officer of Nestle Health Sciences to its executive leadership team, the latest in a string of recent C-suite appointments.

  • Atlanta Risk Management Cos. Riskonnect, Ventiv Combine

    Atlanta-based risk management company Riskonnect announced this week the acquisition of technology provider Ventiv Technology, adding expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning to the company.

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    OpenAI Must Face Defamation Suit From Ga. Radio Host

    A Georgia state judge has given the green light to a defamation suit brought by a conservative talk radio host claiming OpenAI's ChatGPT product published false legal information about him, rejecting the company's bid to toss the case.

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    Researchers Find Legal Errors 'Pervasive' In Top AI Models

    Large language models regularly give incorrect responses when asked legal questions, making it crucial for this technology to be supervised when used in law practice, according to a recently published study by researchers at Stanford University's RegLab and Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms appointed new leaders and expanded their practices. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Mitratech, Relativity

    A legal technology company started the new year off strong with a pair of acquisitions in early January.

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    UnitedLex Hires Breakwater Legal Data Head As Client Lead

    Kansas-based data and professional services company UnitedLex said Thursday it has hired a former legal consultant and founder as its chief client officer, continuing to bolster its leadership ranks since last year.

  • Ex-Atty For Fugees Artist Grilled On Alleged Trial Missteps

    Newly hired lawyers for former Fugees member Prakazrel "Pras" Michel sought Thursday to portray their client's previous attorney as disorganized and ill-prepared to defend the rapper in D.C. federal court against charges of engaging in a vast foreign influence scheme.

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    Harbor Global Hires Ogletree COO As President

    Legal services provider Harbor Global LLC announced Thursday that it has hired Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's chief operating officer as its new president.

  • Insiders Continue To Cause Most UK Firm Data Breaches

    The United Kingdom legal sector continues to fall victim to data breaches through internal means, with over half of the known reported break-ins recently caused by individuals within an organization who possesses authorized access to sensitive information, according to data compiled by content management and productivity platform NetDocuments Software Inc.

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