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Could hybrid work and generational shifts finally kill email?

For years, tech and business experts have predicted the death of email. “My sense is that the younger generation of lawyers use email less as a communication vehicle, and [they] have grown up in a world where their communication is done through social media apps,” says Jason St. John, managing partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.

Georgetown Law launches fellowship program to improve public access to courts through technology

The Georgetown University Law Center plans to embed technology experts in state, local and tribal courts in September 2023 through a fellowship program intended to help improve court processes and public access to justice.

For 2023, which tech tools might help your firm flourish?

The end of the year is a great time to review your law firm’s achievements and challenges, so you can determine needs moving forward.

For mobile data collections, product business manager is ‘looking forward to the needle moving forward’

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Monica Harris, a product business manager for Cellebrite, a digital intelligence software company that provides tools to collect, review, analyze and manage digital data for law enforcement agencies, enterprises and providers of services.

It’s a long road ahead for driverless cars, says Fastcase executive

There hasn’t been much progress when it comes to driverless cars. Most major car manufacturers have sunk hundreds of billions into developing and testing driverless cars; yet the finish line seems to be nowhere in sight. So what happened?

Mighty Big Fight: Tech company that services PI lawyers sets up law firm to compete with them

Since 2018, Mighty has provided personal injury lien management software to attorney financiers and medical providers. In 2020, it began offering the same tech to lawyers and law firms.

‘Reply all’ in electronic communications can imply consent, new ABA ethics opinion says

Lawyers who copy their clients on emails and other forms of electronic communications when messaging a lawyer representing someone in the same matter have given implied consent to receiving a “reply all” response back from the recipient counsel, absent special circumstances, according to a new ethics opinion from the ABA.

Law school participation for online and in-person classes compared by gender in new report

Women who take most of their classes online are more likely to participate than those who have the bulk of their courses in person, according to a new report from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement.

Weekly Briefs: Cardozo Law will fight junk science with $15M; sheriff convicted for restraint-chair misuse

Cardozo Law will use $15M gift to fight junk science convictions

Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law plans to use a $15 million donation to create a justice clinic that…

Alex Jones case shows inadvertent disclosure of electronically stored information is a real risk

Lawyers often have to deal with an incredible amount of material and documents, spanning many rooms and filling countless boxes. What lawyers once did by hand, such as identifying privileged materials that should not be disclosed to the other side, can now be done with the help of sophisticated technology. But mistakes can and do happen.

Rocket Lawyer announces partnership with Golden State Warriors

Legal tech company Rocket Lawyer said Thursday it has become an official legal services partner with NBA team the Golden State Warriors.

Take one thing off your plate with virtual receptionists

If you’re like most lawyers, one of your top business goals is to grow your law firm. Law firm expansion means a more profitable law practice and the ability to change the world for the better. Of course, it’s often easier said than done. Growing a law practice takes time, and that’s something most lawyers don’t have a lot of.

How lawyers can unlock the potential of the metaverse

The metaverse is all the rage these days. Users can enter a virtual world where they can interact with people from all parts of the physical world, play games, engage in commerce and do a lot of other things. Some law firms have also seen the potential.

Legal industry boom comes with workplace challenges, says Clio’s 2022 Legal Trends Report

Despite economic turbulence, pandemic-era disruptions and rising inflation, the legal industry has thrived, with increased demand for legal services. But that growth comes with challenges as the profession reckons with the “Great Resignation” and shifts in workplace culture. Those were some of the takeaways from Clio’s seventh annual Legal Trends Report.

Former Jones Day partner is fined by UK judge for telling client to delete secure messaging app

A London judge has fined a former Jones Day partner about $28,000 after finding him in contempt of court for telling a client’s business to delete a secure messaging app.

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