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Staffer did not impersonate judge in online hearing, court employees say

Court employees deny that a Dallas County, Texas, judge authorized her court coordinator to impersonate her during an online hearing in August.

Federal appeals courts go remote amid COVID-19 surge

Several federal appeals courts are starting the new year with changes in their operations amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 infections.

Top 10 news stories from 2021

Every year, we like to take a look back at the news events and stories that most resonated with our online readers. This year, the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol takes the top two slots, along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' citation style, Judge Judy's career, COVID-19 vaccine litigation and law school rankings.

Top 5 legal technology news stories of 2021

In many ways, 2021 felt like the year that would never end. The pandemic dragged on, and new variants popped up like whack-a-moles. The resulting instability resulted in an increased reliance on remote working software, as lawyers put into place technology that provided the flexibility that their firms needed to transition to a dispersed workforce should the need arise.

Why this personal injury firm set up shop in the metaverse

Dating back to his time watching The Jetsons as a child, New Jersey lawyer Richard Grungo Jr. has been fascinated by depictions of the role that new technologies may play in the way that we live our future lives. In more recent years, his imagination has been captured by the possibilities offered by virtual reality.

How an e-discovery platform has evolved to meet the new challenges facing clients

AJ Shankar, the founder and CEO of e-discovery platform Everlaw, likes to say his company’s technology is designed to help clients find needles in a haystack.

5 things lawyers should know about artificial intelligence

AI has been the subject of academic research since the ’50s, but it’s still in its infancy across much of the broader economy. Before advising clients on AI issues, lawyers should have some basic tech knowledge to answer questions about legal compliance.

New database tracks gender-based violence sentencing decisions in the Pacific

“The training not only showed us information about the trends in sentencing decisions, but it definitely got us thinking about a lot of things,” said Loukinikini Vili, a lawyer and the director of human rights at Samoa’s Office of the Ombudsman/National Human Rights Institution.

As outer space becomes more accessible, space lawyers will be in greater demand

Billionaires are building their own rockets to go to space. Regular people are mingling with astronauts on spacecraft. Companies are trying to monetize space, while the government established a new branch of the armed services in December 2019, the U.S. Space Force, to defend it. We’ve entered a new space age, and there are stellar opportunities for space lawyers to explore.

Year-end review: Legal software for business resiliency

2022 is right around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to conduct a technology audit to prepare your firm for success in the year ahead.

How law firms can gain a competitive advantage with financial intelligence

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Rob Stote of BigHand, Michael Grupp of Bryter and Tom Obermaier of SurePoint Technologies about the recent report that the three companies commissioned to identify key trends among law firm financial leaders.

Class action over PACER fees nears resolution with ‘agreement in principle’ to settle the case

The U.S. government and class action representatives have reached “an agreement in principle” to settle a lawsuit contending that PACER fees are excessive.

Are remote learning and burnout to blame for declining bar pass rates?

Bar exam pass rates dropped in July 2021, and some fear another decrease for 2022 graduates nationally because most candidates will have experienced at least half their legal education during the pandemic. Related problems mentioned by academics include getting used to online learning, isolation, anxiety and exhaustion.

Doctor accused of showing his gun during Zoom court faces contempt hearing

A Chicago doctor has been ordered to show cause why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for allegedly showing his gun during a video bankruptcy hearing on Zoom.

Can your law firm afford not to redesign its website?

Modernizing your website isn’t superfluous to your business plan—it’s a key part of its success, according to this legal sector-focused brand strategist and multidisciplinary designer.

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