Legal Technology

2000 ABA Journal articles on Legal Technology.

Federal judge rules Trump can’t block Twitter users because of political views
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled the First Amendment bars President Donald Trump from blocking people from his Twitter account because of their political views.
Want to improve AI for law? Let’s talk about public data and collaboration
When data scientists want to know if their artificial intelligence software can recognize handwritten digits, they have to test it. For most, this means taking a dataset of black-and-white handwritten symbols and running it through the software.
North Carolina bar to propose mandatory technology CLE credit
The North Carolina State Bar is joining a new but growing trend of state bar associations requiring technology CLEs by proposing that one out of 12 approved CLE hours must include technology training.
San Francisco district attorney to use algorithm to aid marijuana expungements

The San Francisco district attorney’s office announced it will use an algorithm to help determine expungement eligibility for those with some marijuana convictions going back to the mid-1970s.

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Reed Smith expands ‘Innovation Hours’ program
Reed Smith is expanding its Innovation Hours program, which allows fee earners to bill up to 50 hours on select projects.
Mentoring in the legal profession has had to adapt to a changing world
Ari Kaplan speaks with Ida Abbott, the president of Ida Abbott Consulting, which promotes and supports career development and advancement from the beginning of a lawyer's career through retirement.
More than 25 new legal tech AI players have emerged in past year, report says
Artificial intelligence offerings in the legal tech field have increased by nearly two-thirds over the last year.
Improving access to justice via technology
“Access to justice” is an interesting phrase. It suggests a right to justice, one that is generally accepted as a fundamental part of American culture and which is recognized in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. But, in today’s world, access to justice is too often only theoretical.
From paper to digital documents, Judge Andrew Peck traveled (and set) the discovery trail (podcast)
For litigators accustomed to conducting discovery inside large warehouses surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of cardboard file boxes, combing through several forests' worth of paper to find the few relevant documents was like trying to find the needle in the haystack.
New firm looks to embrace blockchain technology ethos
Blockchain technology had captured the imaginations of startups, financial institutions and government agencies. Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Lewis Cohen are taking a gamble that the law is next.
Yes, there’s an email encryption vulnerability; no, you (likely) don’t need to freak out
European security researchers have released a warning regarding a vulnerability in PGP and S/MIME, a form of encryption used in email. While the researchers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation recommend that users of the technology disable it, this likely affects few law firms.
Legal tech has a diversity problem, new report says
New research confirms what many had suspected: women and minority founders are underrepresented in legal technology.
SoLI summit emphasizes breaking down silos, rethinking legal education
Updated: Law schools and lawyers must change the way they operate in a brave new world driven by data, technological change, and process management.
SoLi summit and its facilitators seek to spur innovation in legal profession and education
Creating connections and collaborations between people across the legal world, including academics, practitioners, legal technology experts, and others. Moving the legal profession and legal education into the 21st century and beyond. Those are the goals of an April 30 summit at Vanderbilt Law School called SoLI: The Summit on Law and Innovation.
Mark Britton talks about leaving Avvo and what’s next
In 2005, Mark Britton sat at a kitchen table in Sardinia, Italy.

It had been about two years since he left the online travel company Expedia, where he was an executive, and he was ready to uncork something new. It wasn’t a bottle of cabernet sauvignon or grenache that the Mediterranean island is known for: He was aerating an idea that could change how legal services were delivered in the United States.

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