Legal Tech

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    How Attorneys Are Celebrating Pride Month In 2024

    This June, LGBTQ+ attorneys around the country at law firms big and small shared with Law360 how they — and their firms — are celebrating Pride Month.

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    Education Platform CeriFi Hires EProductivity Software CFO

    Legal and financial education provider CeriFi has announced the hiring of a chief financial officer with executive experience at startups eProductivity Software and Everstream Solutions.

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    CS Disco CEO On Company's Future After Challenges

    Eric Friedrichsen recently joined legal tech company CS Disco Inc. after it underwent a series of challenges including layoffs and the sudden departure of its former top executive. Friedrichsen spoke with Law360 Pulse about his plans for the company.

  • Docusign Replaces Sales President And CTO

    Digital contract platform Docusign announced Tuesday the hiring of two executives to replace its outgoing president of worldwide field operations and chief technology officer.

  • As Law Firms Raise Fees, GCs Keep More Work In-House

    Buffeted by higher law firm fees, general counsel are continuing a three-year trend of moving more legal work in-house, according to a new legal department survey.

  • Mobile Forensics Co. ModeOne Adds UK-Based Data Center

    Mobile forensics company ModeOne announced on Wednesday an expansion of its services in the United Kingdom through the launch of a new London-based data center.

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    Legal Writing Tool Clearbrief Gets $4M Investment

    Clearbrief, maker of a Microsoft Word add-in that helps attorneys with legal writing, raised an additional $4 million on Wednesday.

  • Regulatory Compliance Tool Norm Ai Raises $27M Series A

    Norm Ai, a startup with an artificial intelligence-powered regulatory compliance platform developed by legal engineers, secured a $27 million Series A funding round on Tuesday.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Nazarian Touts Mentorship

    Judge Douglas Nazarian of the Appellate Court of Maryland has given a lot of thought to clerkships since he took the bench more than 11 years ago.

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    A Look At Husch Blackwell's $5M Bet On AI Technology

    Since artificial intelligence developer OpenAI debuted ChatGPT, several legal tech companies and law firms have launched their own tools leveraging generative AI. Here is a look at how Husch Blackwell LLP is using the technology.

  • Ashurst Latest Law Firm To Partner With AI Co. Harvey

    London-headquartered international law firm Ashurst plans to provide all its 4,000 attorneys and staff with access to the legal artificial intelligence platform Harvey, the firm said Tuesday, making it one of the latest firms to partner with the company.

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    More Law Schools Boosting AI In Curricula

    Law schools are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence into their curricula, including dedicated AI courses and opportunities for students to use AI tools, signaling a trend that the technology is becoming essential for future lawyers, according to results from an American Bar Association survey released Monday.

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    Ex-Luminance CEO Joins The Barrister Group As COO

    The Barrister Group, which serves clients in England and Wales, announced on Monday the appointment of a chief operating officer with experience leading legal artificial intelligence co-pilot Luminance Technologies Ltd.

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    Ex-Steptoe CFO's Consultancy Targets Project Management

    Former Steptoe LLP Chief Financial Officer Jacob Morvay announced Monday that he has launched a consulting group to optimize project management in professional service firms, focusing on the law and accounting sectors.

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    The Most Surprising Aspect For GCs So Far In 2024? AI

    This month, Law360 Pulse asked general counsel what has surprised them so far in 2024. Artificial intelligence was front of mind for many attorneys heading into the year, with the technology's rapid growth and expanding influence forming a common thread among the responses.

  • Legal Ops Co. Ruli Emerges From Stealth Mode With $2.2M

    A new legal operations platform unveiled on Monday what it touts as the ultimate artificial intelligence tool for in-house legal teams and announced a $2.2 million pre-seed round.

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    Biz Leaders, Attys Worry AI Regs Are Insufficient, Create Risk

    Most corporate executives and top lawyers are concerned that current regulations on generative artificial intelligence are inadequate and leave them exposed to risk, according to a new report by Berkeley Research Group LLC.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Axiom, KPMG UK

    A global alternative legal service provider welcoming a new executive tops this roundup of legal technology news.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry marked the end of spring with another busy week for courts, law firms and attorneys. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    Law Students 'Level The Playing Field' By Creating AI Tools

    With the arrival of generative artificial intelligence in the legal profession, a few law students have taken it upon themselves to use this new technology to create tools that help fellow law students with legal studies.

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    UnitedLex Continues Culture Shift With New Chief HR Officer

    Kansas-based data and professional services company UnitedLex announced on Tuesday the hiring of a new chief people officer, as the company refocuses on employee retention and its culture following reports of high turnover in recent years.

  • In-House AI Startup Wordsmith Raises $5M Seed Round

    Wordsmith, which developed an artificial intelligence workplace for in-house lawyers, secured a $5 million seed investment on Thursday.

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    Agiloft CEO Talks About KKR Deal And The Future Of CLM

    In May, the investment firm KKR acquired a majority stake in Seattle-based Agiloft. After nearly four years as CEO of the legal technology company, Eric Laughlin says he is focused on its next stage of growth following the investment.

  • Linklaters Adds Microsoft Copilot To Suite Of AI Tools

    Linklaters LLP said Wednesday that it has added Microsoft 365's Copilot program to its suite of artificial intelligence tools and that it will be made available to its global staff of 6,000 employees over the summer.

  • Legal Tech Talent Network To Recruit For Contract Roles

    Consulting firm Legal Tech Talent Network announced Tuesday the launch of a new staffing division for short- and long-term contract positions across the legal industry.

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Expert Analysis

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    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.

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    Attorneys Should Have An Ethical Duty To Advance DEI Author Photo

    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.

  • 10 Steps To Improve Legal Vendor Management Author Photo

    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.

  • DoNotPay Cases Underscore Hurdles For AI-Fueled Legal Help Author Photo

    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.

  • Strategies To Improve Reporting In The Legal Industry Author Photo

    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.

  • Accessible Legal Tech Begins With Empathy In Design Author Photo

    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.

  • 6 Tips For Document Review Projects Using Alt Legal Services Author Photo

    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.

  • ChatGPT Is A Cool Trick, But AI Won't Replace Lawyers Author Photo

    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.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Valuable In IP And Continued Learning Author Photo

    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.

  • 10 Principles For Effective Partner Reward Systems Author Photo

    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.

  • How Law Firm Leaders Can Optimize Their Tech Investments Author Photo

    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.

  • Law Firm Threat Awareness Is Key To Cyberattack Prevention Author Photo

    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.

  • What Web3 Means For Lawyers' Ethical Duties Author Photo

    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.

  • NY's Cybersecurity CLE Rule Is A Sign Of Changing Times Author Photo

    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.

  • 4 Steps For Integrating AI Into Contract Management Author Photo

    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.

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