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A Delaware federal court has mostly denied bids from Thomson Reuters and ROSS Intelligence for pretrial wins in a suit claiming ROSS ripped off the Westlaw research platform, saying it's not the judge's place at this point to "tidy ... factual messes."
A Georgia federal judge on Friday gave OpenAI LLC "one last chance" to show that a talk radio show host's defamation suit over ChatGPT's "hallucinations" about him should play out in federal court, saying the artificial intelligence company's latest attempts to do so were insufficient.
Legal practice management platform Actionstep expanded its footprint in North America on Monday by acquiring Toronto-based legal accounting software company Soluno from the professional services software company AffiniPay.
The Legal Services Corporation announced this week it will award more than $5 million in grants to 17 legal organizations around the U.S. in an effort to expand and improve pro bono legal services across the country.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has launched a 31-member committee on artificial intelligence, it announced Friday, bringing together legal and other experts to study the possible effects of AI on court operations and the legal field.
E-discovery and managed review company KLDiscovery Inc. said Friday that it has acquired the business of Cenza Technologies Private Ltd., an India-based alternative legal services provider that allows KLDiscovery a foothold in the region.
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What combination of attributes adds up to a firm that stands above the rest? On Tuesday, we will publish the first of our Leaderboard rankings, providing analysis and insights into what it means to be a successful law firm.
Matter management and legal operations software company LawVu announced Thursday it has received a NZ$15 million (about $8.9 million) investment from New Zealand venture capital fund Movac, with the new capital going toward its continued expansion into international markets.
E-discovery provider CS Disco Inc. painted a misleadingly sunny financial outlook in its public disclosures to investors while knowingly losing some of its biggest customers, according to a securities class action filed in New York federal court.
Large law firms have had a big appetite this spring and summer for cybersecurity and privacy experts, and one way they've met the demand for that talent is by hiring attorneys from in-house legal departments.
Defendants and victims have different ideas about the pros and cons of virtual court proceedings than do lawyers and judges, which is why those impacted by the justice system should have a more central role in deciding if and when video is used in criminal court, according to a new report.
Two subsidiaries of Google were dropped earlier this week from a proposed class action in California federal court alleging that the tech giant used private and copyrighted information from hundreds of millions of Americans to train its generative artificial intelligence chatbot Bard.
LinkSquares Inc. formally welcomed Steve McKenzie as its chief customer officer on Tuesday to enhance the legal technology company's customer experience.
It's been 20 years since Massachusetts U.S. District Judge William Young penned an open letter to his colleagues on the federal bench warning the American jury trial was "withering away," and that this signaled judges had "lost focus on our prime mission." But in a recent interview with Law360, he seemed optimistic about the future.
International legal technology consulting company Pinnacle said Tuesday it has hired the former head of finance systems from London-headquartered law firm Ashurst LLP to be a principal consultant for the Asia-Pacific region.
Hill Farrer & Burrill LLP failed to stop a preventable cyberattack carried out by hackers in the spring of 2022 that exposed sensitive information of thousands of individuals and waited over a year to notify them of the breach, according to a proposed class action filed in California state court.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has launched an artificial intelligence team to help companies deal with the legal and regulatory challenges that come from escalating AI usage in nearly every industry.
Deepfakes — fabricated audio and visual recordings created with generative artificial intelligence tools — will continue to surface in courts and lengthen e-discovery, increase litigation costs and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, according to legal scholars and judges.
Taylor Wessing LLP said Tuesday that it has launched a new incentive scheme that uses distributed ledger technology to reward lawyers who are making an outstanding contribution to the organization's culture and goals as a responsible business.
Legal technology startup Darrow, which has a legal violation detection platform for plaintiff lawyers, raised a $35 million Series B funding round on Tuesday.
A proposed class in California federal court has dropped its suit accusing OpenAI of violating the copyrights and privacy of hundreds of millions of internet users to create ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence products.
A longtime DLA Piper electronic discovery attorney has joined Covington & Burling LLP's Los Angeles office after nearly two decades at her previous firm.
International immigration law firm Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP said Monday that it has added a chief transformation officer in the U.S. and a managing director of commercial strategies in the U.K.
Contract software company LegalSifter announced on Monday its acquisition of Akorda, a lifecycle management company, which will expand its technology's capabilities to include drafting features and analytics.
To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Corporate legal departments looking to implement new technology can avoid hiccups by taking steps to define the underlying business problem and to identify opportunities for process improvements before leaping to the automation stage, say Nadine Ezzie at Ezzie + Co., Kenneth Jones at Xerdict Group and Kathy Zhu at Streamline AI.
A recent data leak at Proskauer via a cloud data storage platform demonstrates key reasons why law firms must pay attention to data safeguarding, including the increasing frequency of cloud-based data breaches and the consequences of breaking client confidentiality, says Robert Kraczek at One Identity.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.
Tools like ChatGPT can help students studying for the bar exam achieve their two main goals — mastering law concepts and topics, and then successfully applying them to the various question formats on the test — but there are still limitations to this technology, including incorrect answers, says Joseph Wilson at Studicata.
Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.
OpinionAttorneys Should Have An Ethical Duty To Advance DEI
National and state bar associations are encouraging attorneys to apply diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the legal profession and beyond, and these associations should take it one step further by formally recognizing ethical duties for attorneys to promote DEI, which could better the legal profession and society, says Elena Mitchell at Moore & Van Allen.
Corporate counsel often turn to third-party vendors to manage spending challenges, and navigating this selection process can be difficult for both counsel and the vendor, but there are several ways corporate legal departments can make the entire process easier and beneficial for all parties involved, says David Cochran at QuisLex.
Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.
The growing demand for analytical data within law firms and corporate law departments — from live case status updates to diversity reports — highlights the need for improvements in legal profession reporting, with increasingly granular industry-standard codes to describe legal tasks being key, says Kenneth Jones at Xerdict.