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AI tools can help litigators pick jurors who might be on their side

A jury is considered the gold standard of U.S. law and a symbol of justice designed to protect the innocent and prosecute the guilty in a fair, impartial trial. And now, artificial intelligence tools are available to help attorneys identify prospective jurors favorable to their cases. But do jury trials remain golden if one side uses AI to select the perfect jury to win?

The CHIPS Act could complicate things for lawyers with clients in China or Taiwan

One potential side effect of the act includes amped-up patent litigation as the shift to manufacturing microchips domestically makes them further subject to U.S. intellectual property law.

Internet Archive’s scanning and lending of books violates copyrights, federal judge rules

A federal judge in Manhattan, New York City, has granted summary judgment to four publishers that sued the nonprofit Internet Archive for scanning copyrighted books and lending them out in digital form.

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.

Latest version of ChatGPT aces bar exam with score nearing 90th percentile

The latest version of the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT has passed the Uniform Bar Examination by “a significant margin,” earning a combined score of 297 that surpasses even the high threshold of 273 set by Arizona.

Health care providers divulge patient information to Facebook, other third parties, lawsuits allege

An increasing number of lawsuits are alleging that tracking tools on health care websites and patient portals allow Facebook and other third parties to obtain confidential medical information.

Smith Gambrell faces 2 suits over late disclosure of hack said to have exposed client information

Two proposed class actions filed against Smith, Gambrell & Russell last week allege that the law firm failed to safeguard clients' private information and waited too long to disclose a hack of its cloud-based database.

DoNotPay doesn’t live up to its billing as a ‘robot lawyer,’ offers ‘substandard’ legal docs, suit claims

A would-be class action lawsuit alleges that the DoNotPay website is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and is harming its customers by providing legal services that are “substandard and poorly done.”

Can ChatGPT help law students learn to write better?

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that can speak and write like humans, can be weak on facts but may already be a better wordsmith than some attorneys, according to David Kemp, an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School.

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.

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