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How to manage data privacy risk more effectively

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jerry McIver, the director of cyber services and the data privacy officer for Trustpoint.One, an integrated legal solutions provider serving the Am Law 400 and the Fortune 2000.

Majority of lawyers have no immediate plans to use generative AI, LexisNexis survey finds

Only 10% of lawyers think that generative artificial intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, will have a “transformative impact” on the practice of law, and 60% of lawyers have “no plans to use [the technology] at this time,” according to the results of a LexisNexis survey.

How Casetext utilized the latest GPT technology to create an AI legal assistant

The CEO and co-founder of Casetext talks about its AI legal assistant CoCounsel, as well as the potential of advanced chatbots to change the legal industry.

Techshow planners share productivity hacks for ‘60 in 60’ session

Techshow planners on Friday shared 60 of their favorite apps and gadgets in a quickfire session that included some tried-and-tested products alongside practical tips for workplace productivity.

Which consumers are interested in legal services from nonlawyers and why?

A forthcoming research study from the Duke Center on Law and Technology found that some people want to solve legal issues on their own, but they would like a way to check in with someone to make sure they aren’t missing anything.

Fictional ABA Techshow hearing tackles hot-button issue on amending rules of professional conduct

Should states relax rules of professional conduct to address the access-to-justice crisis and make legal services more affordable? On Friday, a panel of experts took on that question during a fictional hearing at the second and final keynote at this year’s ABA Techshow at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

How can lawyers use AI to improve their practice?

As cool as it is that artificial intelligence can generate text, that’s not what will matter most to the practice of law in the coming months and years, said Pablo Arredondo, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Casetext, a legal technology company that aims to improve access to legal research.

Pro tips for using Zoom in virtual courtroom proceedings

Three years into a pandemic full of uncertainties, one thing is clear—virtual legal proceedings are here to stay. Now, attorneys are expected to control the nuances of Zoom to create the most impact.

Techshow vendors relish return to exhibition floor amid ChatGPT buzz

ChatGPT was on the minds of vendors and attendees at the ABA Techshow 2023 on Thursday, as hundreds gathered for the ABA’s first fully in-person legal technology event in three years.

What are state tax rules for cryptocurrency exchanges, and what do they mean for lawyers?

Although it’s hard to know where a client paying through blockchain technology is based, lawyers have to find out for tax purposes, says Jamie Szal, a Maine tax attorney.

Check out the best swag from ABA Techshow 2023 (photo gallery)

Legal professionals from around the world descended on the Hyatt Regency Chicago for the ABA Techshow 2023, and they were greeted by a packed exhibit hall featuring a record number of vendors.

How can lawyers meet their ethical obligation to be competent in technology?

If 40 states have implemented an ethical duty of competence in technology, why aren’t lawyers completely technologically competent? That’s a question posed to the audience at the ABA Techshow on Thursday.

Techshow keynote panel tackles ChatGPT and startup challenges

ABA Techshow 2023 kicked off Thursday with an opening keynote panel that featured four legal tech experts weighing in on topics as wide-ranging as the billable hour, the challenges of launching a startup, and ChatGPT. “ChatGPT is not going to replace us,” said one panelist. “It’s going to make us look like superheroes.”

Universal Migrator snags first prize at ABA Techshow 2023’s Startup Alley competition

Universal Migrator won first prize at the seventh annual Startup Alley pitch competition at the ABA Techshow 2023 on Wednesday evening after facing off against 14 other finalists.

Does ChatGPT produce fishy briefs?

Lawyers are abuzz about the possible uses of ChatGPT. Could the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot write a persuasive legal brief worthy of judicial consideration? The ABA Journal decided to put the technology to the test just for kicks.

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