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Could you be replaced by a robot lawyer?

Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried out by lawyers.

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First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

The Modern Law Library

Founder of The Slants talks about the band’s free-speech fight

Legal Rebels Podcast

What’s your brand? Max Miller has some thoughts

It's good to be seen as a "thought leader," but don't call yourself that in marketing materials, says lawyer, professor and small business owner Max Miller.

The Modern Law Library

How the Great Recession changed American law firms

There's no denying that law firms have gone through significant changes in the last decade. These changes continue to create unprecedented challenges for modern law firms today. So, what's next?

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Want to go to law school? This teen has some tips

The Modern Law Library

How to become a federal criminal: It’s easier than you may think

Legal Rebels Podcast

Avvo founder unwinds as he thinks about the next step

The Modern Law Library

A curmudgeon’s tips for making it in BigLaw

For new law graduates and associates going into the world of BigLaw, the stakes have never been higher—and neither have the expectations.

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Amped Up: ADHD med abuse in the legal profession

The Modern Law Library

Public speaking skills every lawyer should master

For every lawyer who thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another who has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.

Asked and Answered

How can Americans get the civic literacy they need for a functioning democracy?

Legal Rebels Podcast

David Van Zandt has made a career out of touching third rails in higher education

When David Van Zandt became dean of what is now Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law in 1995, he faced a steep learning curve. Up until then, he had never managed an organization of more than a few people.

The Modern Law Library

The strange tale of the ‘Voodoo reverend’ and Harper Lee’s lost true-crime book

Asked and Answered

What will be the hot careers for the Class of 2019?

Practice areas like cannabis law, M&A and real estate law are currently hot, but the good times never last forever, says legal recruiting consultant Valerie Fontaine of SeltzerFontaine.

The Modern Law Library

Why tech tools can have promise and peril for policing

Like everyone else, police are inundated with new gadgets and technologies promised to make their jobs easier. But do they? In his new book, Thin Blue Lie, investigative journalist Matt Stroud digs deeps into the background of various police technologies' promises and perils.

Legal Rebels Podcast

Nonprofit law pioneer applauds ‘low bono’ growth

Before they were buzzwords, Luz Herrera was a pioneer in the world of "low bono" practice, nonprofit law firms and legal incubators. All three innovations have blossomed and spread across the country since then.

The Modern Law Library

How introverts can make networking work for them

Asked and Answered

Your client’s gone viral—now what?

Drawing attention to a client's plight can be a great outcome for an attorney wanting justice in a case. But what do you do when your client is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons?

The Modern Law Library

Did an ax murderer go free? ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden’ examines the evidence

Legal Rebels Podcast

Not content with retirement, Jeff Carr continues the fight against billable hours

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