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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.
Two legal technology companies, one involved in forensic accounting and the other in relationship management, secured new funding rounds this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Criminal justice software company FieldWare has acquired workforce management software provider Orion Communications, according to an announcement from the company earlier this week.
Bragging about being first has become customary in the growing legal technology sector, even if the truth about those proclamations is debatable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal technology has the potential to eliminate barriers for disabled attorneys navigating their careers and for disabled clients seeking access to justice, but to truly level the playing field, accessible technology must be designed with input from and empathy for the often-underrepresented communities it serves, say Lisa Mueller at Casimir Jones and attorney Haley Moss.
Despite strides made in the e-discovery industry, document reviews continue to be one of the most expensive line items for litigation, so law firms working with alternative legal service providers should consider key best practices, including providing clear protocol, having transparent deadlines, and more, says Phoebe Gebre at Integreon.
Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
As law firms turn to legal technology to help expedite case processing and other workflows, leaders must focus on creating a lean set of business tools and keep one eye on the future to plan their technology road map, says Simon Whitburn at Exterro.
Taking the time to learn which cybersecurity attacks could pose the most likely threat to your law firm is the first step to keeping sensitive data safe, protecting valuable client relationships and potentially saving millions of dollars in losses, says Daniel Klein at Cynet.
As law firms embrace Web3 technologies by accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal fees, investing in metaverse departments and more, lawyers should remember their ethical duties to warn clients of the benefits and risks of technology in a murky regulatory environment, says Heidi Frostestad Kuehl at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
New York's recently announced requirement that lawyers complete cybersecurity training as part of their continuing legal education is a reminder that securing client information is more complicated in an increasingly digital world, and that expectations around attorneys' technology competence are changing, says Jason Schwent at Clark Hill.