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ABA’s Model Diversity Survey can help with DEI strategies

While most lawyers are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, they still struggle with actions and tangible outcomes in this space, Daniel Winterfeldt said during a Monday afternoon ABA Techshow panel called “Harnessing and Maximizing Technology and Data to Drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.”

Lawyers warned of AI pitfalls, cybersecurity attacks and deepfake threats

If lawyers and their clients make use of artificial intelligence, they should consider the ethical and legal implications and protect against the emerging threat of deepfakes and cybersecurity attacks, legal experts said Monday at ABA Techshow.

Permitting alternative business structures could spur tech innovation, Arizona justice says

Arizona is hopeful that its decision to permit alternative business structures in the law will produce greater technological innovation within the legal industry, said Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer during the ABA Techshow 2021 on Monday.

Working at home when everyone is home could pose confidentiality risks

As lawyers work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, family members as well as virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa might hear confidential client conversations they shouldn’t, according to Pennsylvania lawyer Daniel J. Siegel, who for the past year has done much of his work at the kitchen table.

Freelance for Law wins ABA Techshow 2021’s Startup Alley competition

An online platform that connects law firms with legal professionals who can handle a variety of tasks won the Startup Alley pitch competition at the ABA Techshow 2021 on Monday. The fifth annual event was the kickoff of the first all-virtual Techshow.

Check out our 9 favorite Instagram posts from 2020

It’s been quite a year, to say the least, and it’s hard to believe 2021 is just around the corner.

Over the last year, we’ve featured on our Instagram…

Planners hope all-virtual Techshow 2021 will attract a wider audience

While attendees of ABA Techshow 2021 won’t get to walk through a bustling exhibit hall or dine together at one of Chicago’s many pizzerias or steakhouses, organizers of what will now be an all-virtual gathering because of the coronavirus say they still hope to foster a strong sense of community.

ABA Techshow 2020 adopted a holistic approach to law

‘60 in 60’ Techshow closing session covers travel and work tips, privacy and lots of keyboards

Devices to protect users’ privacy from the prying eyes of facial recognition software and ears of smart home assistants like Alexa. Productivity tips and tricks for work, home or travel. And several different types of keyboards, including one that tastes great with syrup, whipped cream and berries.

How accurate is AI in legal research?

Humans can make mistakes, but so can machines. If we use artificial intelligence for legal work, what sort of quality is needed?

A Friday ABA Techshow panel at the…

Lawyers should weigh risks and ethics in cloud computing

The legal industry has been slow to embrace cloud computing, partly because of ethical concerns, but lawyers can take steps to protect client confidentiality.

Google’s Mary Shen O’Carroll says the legal industry is finally getting faster and more efficient

On Friday at the ABA Techshow 2020, Mary Shen O’Carroll of Google said the legal industry finally seems to be moving closer to where she’s always been. “This is an industry that’s been stuck in time for a long time,” she said.

The judicial system needs to learn how to combat the threat of ‘deepfake’ evidence

"Deepfakes" of politicians and celebrities have become commonplace, and the justice system needs to adapt in the face of fake content that often targets women.

Ethical dilemmas emerge when attorneys keep mental health struggles private

Sidley Austin should have seen the signals that something was not right with 42-year-old partner Gabe MacConaill, who died by suicide in 2018, Sharon Nelson argued during a Friday panel at ABA Techshow called “The Intersection of Ethics and Well-Being.”

Blind recruiting, ranking job candidates could help address extreme lack of diversity in legal profession

Interviewing job candidates over the phone, rather than in person, can help employers avoid prejudices in employment decisions. It’s also useful to rank applicants based on job requirements, rather than…

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