1335 ABA Journal Contracts articles.
California bar entered $3.8M contract with ExamSoft without justifying value, auditor report says
When the State Bar of California selected ExamSoft as the software provider for its October 2020 remote bar exam, the test was administered appropriately, but the bar did not follow a procurement policy for outside vendors, according to a state auditor report.
May 4, 2021 2:43 PM CDT
Lawyer wrongly cited golden rule, court says in overturning $1.1M verdict in suit against Fetty Wap label
A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.
Apr 27, 2021 3:06 PM CDT
Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? ‘AI for Lawyers’ says it’s possible
As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to review a contract?
Apr 7, 2021 9:17 AM CDT
Apr 6, 2021 11:02 AM CDT
Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says
Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…
Apr 1, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
Hiring decisions based on first-year grades miss ‘exceptional students,’ according to new paper
Selective opportunities for law students, including law review membership, judicial clerkships and large law firm association positions, are largely based on first-year grades. And the tradition leaves out many "exceptional students," according to a March 22 working paper that studied classes between 1979 and 2019 at an unnamed top 20 law school.
Mar 24, 2021 11:07 AM CDT
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Federal judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of Texas has blocked President Joe Biden’s moratorium on many deportations. Tipton ruled Tuesday in a Texas lawsuit…
Jan 26, 2021 4:38 PM CST
Official with AG group resigns after ‘stop the steal’ robocall
Adam Piper, the executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, has resigned after the group’s fundraising arm urged supporters…
Jan 13, 2021 4:40 PM CST
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Dec 1, 2020 1:30 AM CST
2020 in review: Legal software for working remotely
2020 was my third year writing this legal technology column for the ABA Journal. When I put pen to paper—so to speak—to write my first column of the year back in January, I had no inkling of the upheaval and disruption that would soon befall our country and the world.
Nov 23, 2020 10:50 AM CST
Building for Good was launched in October 2019 by members of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. Their mission is to offer construction lawyers more pro bono opportunities and relieve the financial burden on organizations that need construction law services.
Nov 23, 2020 8:50 AM CST
Oct 29, 2020 12:14 PM CDT
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