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Afternoon Briefs: GCs are overloaded with coronavirus webinars; former judge dies at 88

General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites

Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…

Federal judge trims law firm’s suit that claims a rival firm hijacked website traffic
A federal judge in Chicago has trimmed some claims from an Illinois law firm’s suit that alleges that a rival hijacked its website traffic and copied some of its website content.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawsuits challenge shutdown orders; judge ordered to stop hearings

Suits challenging shutdown orders fail in two states

Lawsuits challenging shutdown orders in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have so far been unsuccessful.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sunday denied a…

7 types of tech tools to help lawyers set up virtual offices
President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

Asked to reflect on his nine-year tenure as president of the Legal Services Corp., Jim Sandman says he is proud of many things that he and his team accomplished. In this new Legal Rebels Podcast episode, he speaks with the ABA Journal’s Victor Li.

Amazon’s IP Accelerator helps bring in business for large and small firms

As an Amazon Prime member, Miami-based intellectual property lawyer Michael Chesal gets groceries and other goods from the world’s largest online marketplace. And thanks to Amazon’s new IP Accelerator program, Chesal also gets clients.

Video teleconference program for immigrant children ‘is contrary to the American pursuit of justice,’ ABA says
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez joined leaders from Kids in Need of Defense on Wednesday in condemning a new pilot program at the Houston Immigration Court that requires all cases involving unaccompanied immigrant children to be heard via video teleconference.
Letter from 50 in-house counsels seeks change in expert testimony standards
Top legal officers from 50 major corporations sent a letter Monday requesting more rigorous scrutiny of expert testimony by the federal court system.
Legal services company shuts down systems after ransomware attack
E-discovery and managed services company Epiq Global announced on Monday that it was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend.
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…

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.”
Improving communication—with tech and otherwise—can help you keep employees
Almost 70% of employees who are properly onboarded stay at their jobs for at least three years, according to a study cited by Dina Eisenberg during Thursday’s ABA Techshow panel, “Keying into People: Solving Onboarding and Turnover with Intention and Tech.”
Don’t trust, verify: Data must be assessed and analyzed before it’s used
To paraphrase the famous quotation from economics professor and Nobel laureate Ronald Coase: “Torture the data long enough, and it will confess to anything.”
Law school tech classes may not bring job opportunities, but they do help teach practice skills
Chicago-Kent College of Law students can learn about legal analytics. Students at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta have the opportunity to work in startup groups with MBA students, as well as graduate-level students from the Georgia Institute of Technology. And at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, students taking a class about representing people who experienced domestic violence hear stories from “virtual victim” avatars to learn about the listening process.
Online and ‘intelligent’ dispute resolution benefits are touted at ABA Techshow

With online dispute resolution and “intelligent” dispute resolution, people can reach an agreement without stressful and expensive court proceedings, said Shannon Salter and Jonathan Verk at a Thursday morning panel at the ABA Techshow 2020 in Chicago.

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