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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Litigation services company Lexitas continued its acquisition spree on Tuesday, announcing the purchase of litigation support provider Evolution Process Service.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several legal technology companies added new executives or board members this week.
An experienced criminal law attorney and litigation support services provider has joined legal public relations firm Baretz & Brunelle LLC in New York.
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.
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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.
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 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.
Companies must focus on several preliminary tasks when integrating artificial intelligence into their contract life cycle management systems to reap the benefits of data-driven insights and seamless processes, says Charmel Rhyne at Onit.
Summer associates are expected to establish a favorable reputation and develop genuine relationships in a few short weeks, but several time management, attitude and communication principles can help them make the most of their time and secure an offer for a full-time position, says Joseph Marciano, who was a 2022 summer associate at Reed Smith.
Gibson Dunn's Debra Yang shares the bumps in her journey to becoming the first female Asian American U.S. attorney, a state judge and a senior partner in BigLaw, and how other women can face their self-doubts and blaze their own trails to success amid systemic obstacles.
Law firms that are considering creating an in-house alternative legal service provider should focus not on recapturing revenue otherwise lost to outside vendors, but instead consider how a captive ALSP will better fulfill the needs of their clients and partners, say Beatrice Seravello and Brad Blickstein at Baretz & Brunelle.
Law firms implementing artificial intelligence tools to help lawyers find answers to administrative questions should remember that poor data integration practices can be costly and time-consuming, and must consider four steps to lay the groundwork, says Bim Dave at Helm360.
Best practices for adopting new legal technology include considering the details of the organization's needs, assembling an implementation team, integrating the new tool into the workflow and making it as easy as possible for the user, says Kate Orr at Orrick.
To attract future lawyers from diverse backgrounds, firms must think beyond recruiting efforts, because law students are looking for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that invest in employee professional development and engage with students year-round, says Lauren Jackson at Howard University School of Law.
As clients increasingly tell law firms to integrate new legal technologies, firms should consider service delivery advancements that directly address the practice of law and can truly distinguish them — both from a technology and talent perspective, say members of Axiom Consulting.
Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.
As virtual reality continues to develop, litigators should consider how it will affect various aspects of law practice — from marketing and training to the courtroom itself — as well as the potential need for legal reforms to ensure metaverse-generated data is preserved and available for discovery, says Ron Carey at Esquire Deposition Solutions.
SeriesThe Future Of Legal Ops: Time To Get Serious About Data
Most corporate legal departments collect surface-level data around their operations, such as costs and time to resolution, but legal leaders should explore more in-depth data gathering to assess how effective an attorney was, how efficiently legal work was performed, and more, says Andy Krebs at Intel.
While many lawyers still believe that a manual, document-by-document review is the best approach to privilege logging, certain artificial intelligence tools can bolster the traditional review process and make this aspect of electronic document review more efficient, more accurate and less costly, say Laura Riff and Michelle Six at Kirkland.
Law firms considering machine learning and natural language processing to aid in contract reviews should keep several best practices in mind when procuring and deploying this nascent technology, starting with identifying their organization's needs and key requirements, says Ned Gannon at eBrevia.
Law firms need to shift their focus from solving the needs of their lawyers with siloed solutions to implementing collaboration technology, thereby enabling more seamless workflows and team experiences amid widespread embrace of hybrid and remote work models, says Kate Jasaitis at HBR Consulting.
Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.