663 ABA Journal Business of Law articles.
The technology’s promise to lawyers that they would never have to enter another timeslip has remained unfulfilled. But new time-capture software with artificial intelligence composed of machine learning and natural language processing is rolling out.
Nov 1, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
To borrow an analogy from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., if lawyers are baseball players and judges are umpires, then Greg Smith not only calls balls and strikes, he also throws them and tries to hit them. Smith is a family lawyer in Tennessee. When he’s not practicing law, he’s interpreting it—serving as a judge at three different levels of government.
Nov 1, 2019 2:10 AM CDT
Built to more efficiently resolve the increasing number of online disputes finding their way into the Chinese court system, internet courts also act as an incubator for a judiciary going through rapid change.
Nov 1, 2019 2:00 AM CDT
Looking to capture a slice of the emerging blockchain market, states have enacted new laws and procedures for recognition of signatures, documents and contracts stored on the technology as legal instruments for verification.
Sep 1, 2019 1:40 AM CDT
The firm created the Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy, a lengthy civil mock trial program for associates that includes professional actors as witnesses, partners playing judges and hired jurors.
Sep 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
The People’s Parity Project launched in 2018, when the #MeToo movement began drawing attention to mandatory arbitration employment disputes involving sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
Sep 1, 2019 1:20 AM CDT
Companies including Divorceify, Hello Divorce and Wevorce purport to simplify the divorce process by using tech to automate document production; providing resources for custodial issues, financial planning and housing; and offering counseling and hand-holding.
Jul 1, 2019 1:40 AM CDT
Jul 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
The fledgling virtual firm Vanst Law in San Diego has no office, no break room and no conference room of its own—so the partners get creative about finding ways to stay collegial. “Our firm culture is extremely important to us. We can’t meet at the watercooler, but isolation isn’t a problem,” says founder and CEO Cynthia Morgan-Reed.
Jul 1, 2019 1:25 AM CDT
BigLaw firms and boutique practices have increasingly shown an eagerness to enter into the technology products and services market. Subsidiaries and joint ventures specifically focus on creating and selling a variety of technology-based legal products and services.
Jun 1, 2019 1:00 AM CDT
Coworking is different from renting an office in a commercial building or from another law firm. Rather than signing a lease, a lawyer pays a monthly membership fee. The lowest membership level provides a “virtual office” where an attorney uses the address on letterhead, gets mail and receives limited time each month for working or meeting clients.
Jun 1, 2019 12:55 AM CDT
In Vermont, prioritizing online consumer protection means shining a light on the shadowy world of third-party data brokers. A new state law requires increased standards and transparency of these companies that collect, buy or resell consumer data without having a direct relationship with the consumer.
Jun 1, 2019 12:50 AM CDT
After early bets on Airbnb, Dropbox and Reddit, funder Y Combinator has accepted 19 legal tech organizations, according to an ABA Journal analysis.
May 1, 2019 1:50 AM CDT
As law firms grapple with surging calls for improved diversity in their partnership ranks, corporate clients have joined the chorus and added to the pressure in three ways: the carrot, the stick and moral suasion.
May 1, 2019 1:45 AM CDT
The overall theme of 2019’s iteration of ABA Techshow, which took place from Feb. 27 to March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, was “future-proofing your practice.” In that vein, Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises in Fairfax, Virginia, and Jeff Richardson, partner at Adams and Reese in New Orleans, stressed during their panel session that it was important not to get paralyzed by indecisiveness as a result of the abundance of technological options available in the marketplace.
May 1, 2019 1:40 AM CDT