Legal Tech

  • Calif.'s Top Judge Launches Task Force To Probe AI Uses

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero has created a new task force to look into how generative artificial intelligence could benefit the court system and its users, while also evaluating its potential risks, the court announced Friday.

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    Microsoft Outlines AI Global Governance Goals

    As Microsoft homes in on policies around artificial intelligence, the company published a report Friday featuring external perspectives and its own views on goals and frameworks for global AI governance.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Nuix, Fynk

    A leading executive leaving a legal technology company tops this roundup of recent industry news.

  • Quinn Emanuel Adopts AI Litigation Analytics Tool Pre/Dicta

    International law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP is adding artificial intelligence litigation analytics platform Pre/Dicta to its repertoire of litigation tools, the firm and company announced this week.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The middle of May marked another action-packed week for the legal industry as former President Donald Trump's hush money trial continued and BigLaw firms expanded their reach in the U.S. and abroad. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    Calif. Bar Halts Plans To Develop New Bar Exam

    The State Bar of California has shelved a plan to develop its own online bar exam, a shift that could save the cash-strapped organization up to $4 million per year, but drew opposition from law school deans concerned about its ambitious rollout timeline.

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    Deepfake Rule Proposals Navigate 'Perfect Evidentiary Storm'

    As federal judiciary officials explore how to handle evidence faked by artificial intelligence, attorneys are divided over the need to change evidence rules, with some worried that current rules are not up to the challenges posed by deepfakes, and others fearful that altering them might do more harm than good.

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    EBrevia Co-Founders On Buying Back Co. And Their AI Plans

    Contract review software company eBrevia Inc. recently launched its first new product since the business was bought back by its co-founders Adam Nguyen and Jake Mundt. Here, the co-founders spoke with Law360 Pulse about why they repurchased eBrevia and their plans for the company.

  • SurePoint Acquires Legal Data Co. Leopard Solutions

    Practice management solutions provider SurePoint Technologies announced on Thursday the acquisition of legal intelligence firm Leopard Solutions.

  • Swedish AI Legal Assistant Leya Secures $10.5M Seed Round

    Leya, an artificial intelligence-powered legal assistant that pulls public legal sources and proprietary data from law firms, raised a $10.5 million seed round on Thursday.

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    Buchalter Starts Fintech And AI Practice With New Seattle Hire

    Buchalter PC announced that it hired the former chief legal officer at mortgage-focused fintech company Sagent as a Seattle-based shareholder and chair of its newly launched fintech and artificial intelligence practice group.

  • Goodwin Expands Partnership With Funds Co. Passthrough

    Goodwin Procter LLP announced this week the launch of Goodwin Embark, an investor onboarding service developed in partnership with software company Passthrough.

  • Faegre Drinker Partners With Analytics Co. For Client Insights

    International law firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is partnering with Chicago-based artificial intelligence predictive analytics platform Orgaimi Inc. to gain more insights from the firm's existing data to better serve clients.

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    Senators Release 'Road Map' For Crafting Federal AI Policy

    A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday laid out a "road map" for artificial intelligence policy that calls for increased AI innovation funding, testing of potential harms posed by AI and consideration of the technology's workforce implications.

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    How Immediation Went From Collapse To Comeback

    Immediation, an Australia-based legal technology company that reached insolvency at the end of 2023, is back in business.

  • Gunster Data Breach Affected 9K Clients' Data, Suit Says

    A former client of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA has filed a proposed class action in Florida federal court, alleging the law firm's weak cybersecurity systems allowed outsiders to access clients' personal and sensitive health information and that the firm waited over a year to inform those affected.

  • Calif. Bar To Weigh New Virtual Bar Exam To Cut Costs

    The State Bar of California's board of trustees is expected to consider replacing the National Conference of Bar Examiners' exam and new licensing test with its own state bar exam that could be taken remotely in order to cut up to $4.2 million in costs annually, according to a memo posted online in advance of this week's board meeting.

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    Legal Insurers See 'All-Time High' In Price Tag Of Claims

    Some of the nation's largest legal insurance companies are reporting an unprecedented rise in "claim severity," according to survey data released Tuesday, with 11 of 13 insurers reporting paying claims in excess of $100 million in the past two years.

  • Legal Ops Co. Aerial Raises $2M Pre-Seed Funding

    Seattle-based legal operations platform Aerial said it has raised $2 million in pre-seed funding to help startups organize corporate data in anticipation of investor showcases.

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    Steno Launches Transcript Analysis Service, Raises $46M

    Legal support services provider Steno Agency Inc. announced Tuesday the securing of $46 million in funding along with the launch of a transcription tool backed by generative artificial intelligence.

  • Tech Biz Helm360 Launches Legal Partner Alliance Program

    Helm360, an American legal IT provider, has launched a program offering law firms a one-stop shop for "essential" products, services and expert knowledge.

  • Jus Mundi Announces AI Arbitration Tool, Training Program

    Jus Mundi, a France-based search engine that helps lawyers involved with international arbitration gather vital data quickly, said Monday it is launching a six-month training program on the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession, which will include guidance using its new arbitration-focused software.

  • Patent Pro, Litigation Atty Launch IP And AI Shop In Nashville

    A boutique law firm that specializes in intellectual property, artificial intelligence and high-stakes litigation has opened in Nashville.

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    Associate Sparks Idea For Small Law Firm's $20K Startup Tool

    Wright Squared PLLC, a Kansas City-based law firm with just three attorneys, developed a tool to help startup founders raising capital understand how potential company growth and stakeholder value evolve.

  • Legal Tech Co. IDocket Settles $5M Claim With IT Co. IncluIT

    Government case management and court record search provider iDocket.com has asked a Texas bankruptcy court to approve a settlement between itself and Florida software company IncluIT concerning a disputed claim of $5.3 million.

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Expert Analysis

  • The Importance Of Client Engagement In Law Firm Innovation Author Photo

    As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

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