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Could automated transcription tools replace human court reporters?

For the longest time, one of the staples of any courtroom has been the stenographer. Typing on a small machine that produced a seemingly random series of letters onto a small strip of paper about the same size as what cash registers use to produce receipts, being a court reporter required extensive training and superhuman attention span. One missed sentence or one inaccurate transcription and the entire trial record could be compromised.


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Fall in love with legal technology at this year's ABA Techshow

It’s that time of year again. The ABA’s annual technological showcase—the ABA Techshow 2024—starts Feb. 14 and runs through the weekend in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


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Rewiring Entry: How AI could blur the borders of immigration law


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Age of e-Discovery: Generative AI could revolutionize e-discovery—but buyer beware


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e-Sign on the Dotted Line: When it comes to using generative AI and contracts, the devil is in the details


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Head of the Class: Law schools consider post-ChatGPT coursework


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Always on: Will generative AI alleviate burnout or make lawyers more miserable?


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Helping Hand: Generative AI already is making an impact on legal research and writing


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Bridging the Gap: Lawyers trying to increase access to justice see promise in generative AI


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Locked in: Criminal justice startups tap into generative AI's early promise


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Want to clear a criminal record? This lawyer has an app for that

The impact for people clearing their criminal records can be life-changing, leading to long-term employment and financial security. And research shows that it also helps prevent recidivism. But the path to expungement is not always easy, requiring people with criminal records to navigate an unfamiliar, costly and drawn-out process. That’s where lawyer Noella Sudbury comes in.


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What were the top legal tech stories of 2023?

As 2023 draws to a close, the Legal Rebels Podcast looks at the top stories in legal technology for the year.


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How this lawyer uses TikTok to skewer law firm culture

In the past decade, influencer culture has exploded. However, content creation is not just about Gen Zers and millennials promoting new brands, hot products and lifestyle choices.


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How generative AI is already changing contract review

A lot has been made about how generative artificial intelligence has already changed many aspects of the legal industry. Heck, we’ve already done a few shows on this very topic.


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What is the future of remote working in the law firm world?

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home and communicating and collaborating via real-time communication tools has become the norm for many law firms and offices.


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Changing the culture at law firms to promote wellness and mental well-being

For decades, lawyers who worked in BigLaw could expect some version of the following: Work long hours, including nights and weekends, with minimal free time, giving up almost all semblances of a social life. The reward: money and a potential partnership. And if you didn’t like it, there was the door. And if you were having mental health or wellness issues, then suck it up and deal with it.


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How GPT and other large language models could change e-discovery

Large language models such as ChatGPT are all the rage these days. A lot of commentators, legal professionals, lawyers and media outlets, including this podcast, have spent a lot of time examining this game-changing technology.


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What could AI regulation in the US look like?

“The regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the United States has been a topic of growing concern and discussion in recent years. As AI technology continues to advance and become more integrated into various aspects of society, policymakers and lawmakers have recognized the need for a regulatory framework to address its potential risks and ensure responsible development and deployment.


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Pre/Dicta takes a radically different approach to predictive analytics than others

There are plenty of judicial analytics and litigation prediction tools on the market. They may have differences in execution and focus, but the general rule of thumb is that they look at a judge’s past rulings and opinions to predict how that judge might rule on a similar motion or case in the future.


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What the Silicon Valley Bank failure means for our financial institutions

Many of us still get a chill running down our spines when we hear about bank failures and bailouts. After all, it was less than 15 years ago when we went through one of the worst economic disasters in history, and institutions such as Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers Inc., American International Group Inc. and others became famous for the wrong reasons. The Great Recession took years to recover from, and some of its effects can still be felt to this day.


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