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Teen charged in deadly fire challenges police use of Google searches to find suspects

Lawyers for a Denver teenager charged in an arson fire that killed five people contend that police unconstitutionally used Google’s database of keyword searches to find suspects.

Easy e-filing: Services designed to help attorneys file documents accurately and correctly

Ten years ago, most lawyers hand-filed paper documents with courts; however, that changed over time as online document storage became increasingly common and lawyers began to transition to paperless practices. As a result, even before the pandemic, court e-filing systems were in place in many jurisdictions; some even required it.

New legal tech aims to bolster IP law firms’ copyright infringement claims

A copyright enforcement service has launched a propriety search engine to help intellectual property attorneys gather evidence to protect artists’ and photographers’ visual works.

How to apply business principles and legal tech to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jeroen Plink, the chief operating officer of the Legaltech Hub, a board member at Casetext and the former CEO of Practical Law; and Jeroen Ketting, the founder and CEO of the Lighthouse Group, a provider of management and trade support to Western companies doing business in Russia and Ukraine.

LawPay’s parent company acquires practice management software platform MyCase

Professional services payments company AffiniPay announced Thursday that it had acquired MyCase, a legal practice management software company.

Exhibit A: Top trial presentation tools

I’ve watched clips of Johnny Depp's defamation trial with interest. The proceeding offers a fascinating view into the lives of the rich and famous and also is a prime example of how court will likely be conducted post-pandemic. This trial is notable not only because it is televised, but also because it includes testimony from many in-person witnesses and several others via videoconference. Of those participating remotely, some testified live and the testimony of others was pre-recorded.

How to drive law department transformation through legal operations

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Mike Haven, the head of legal operations at Intel and the president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

MyCase acquires immigration legal tech software Docketwise

MyCase, a practice management software company, announced Monday that it had acquired the immigration software Docketwise and integrated the platform into its cloud-based software.

EmotionTrac analyzes facial expressions in real time to help lawyers pick juries, market themselves

Facial recognition software is becoming a greater part of our everyday lives. But the technology is controversial and not without its critics. Questions about its accuracy—especially relating to recognizing minority faces—remain.

There’s modest improvement in law student perceptions of distance learning, new report finds

Law student satisfaction with online learning increased in the past year, but there are still gaps when compared with in-person classes, including participation, according to a report released Wednesday by Gallup and the AccessLex Institute.

Will Supreme Court adopt high-tech tools to fight security breaches?

The U.S. Supreme Court could take several measures to increase security following the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion to Politico.

Wiretapping’s origins might surprise you

On the cover of author Brian Hochman’s book is a martini cocktail complete with a skewered olive. Hochman shares the real story that inspired the cover in this new podcast episode.

Technical problems during remote trial violated parent’s due process rights, top state court says

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a new trial for a mother whose faulty cellphone service caused her to miss much of remote proceeding to terminate her parental rights.

Attorney who immigrated to the US now provides pro bono help to immigrants

Dahlia French has prioritized pro bono throughout her career. She helps immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status and foreign nationals who need assistance with their taxes. She mentors other immigration attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association. And in the past year, she became one of the most active volunteers on ABA Federal Free Legal Answers.

Appeals court sides with judge who muted man during remote sentencing

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Missouri man’s rights were not violated when a judge muted him twice during his remote sentencing.

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