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AALL – Budgets, Staffing for Law Libraries on the Rise

AALL news release: ” Law library information budgets and full-time law library staff are both increasing, according to the AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics study  (purchase req’d) conducted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The study, the 13th conducted by AALL, provides the only comprehensive, comparative salary information designed by and for legal information professionals at law schools, law firm/corporate law offices and government law libraries.“In addition to contextualizing the average income of certain library information roles across multiple U.S. regions, this comprehensive analysis of our industry demonstrates that the value of law library information professionals and services is on the rise,” noted AALL President Greg Lambert. “Contrary to many assumptions tied to the digitization of law libraries, the need for these professionals and legal research resources continues to grow.” The 146-page report revealed the average total information budget for law libraries increased for the first time since 2009, rising by 4.1 percent compared to the AALL Salary Survey findings of 2015. Total government and law firm/corporate law information budgets grew the most, rising 27 percent and 10 percent, respectively…”

International Bar Association – President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services

President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services: “The legal profession is in a period of profound change, the pace of which is intensifying. Change on this scale can be both threatening and challenging, but change can also make way for new opportunities. The IBA Task Force on the Future of Legal Services was… Continue Reading

How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Practice of Law

Alarie, Benjamin and Niblett, Anthony and Yoon, Albert, How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Practice of Law (November 7, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066816 “Artificial intelligence is exerting an influence on all professions and industries. We have autonomous vehicles, instantaneous translation among the world’s leading languages, and search engines that rapidly locate information anywhere on… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Why Big Data Doesn’t Reveal Process Waste

Via LLRX – Why Big Data Doesn’t Reveal Process Waste – Ken Grady describes, documents and illustrates the successful use of a waste-reduced standardized process that will permit a firm to accurately estimate the time it takes to prepare specific work product, such as a draft stock purchase agreement. Continue Reading

Facebook, Google and Twitter Executives Testified on Russian Disinformation

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing entitled: “Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online: Working with Tech to Find Solutions” October 31, 2017. This link includes video of the testimony as well as transcripts of prepared testimony by Facebook, Twitter, Google as well as two subject matter experts. View the… Continue Reading

Harvard Law School Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000 – 2016

Harvard Law School Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000 – 2016 “In this Report, we offer a preliminary assessment of how much progress had been made — and how much work remains to be done — in a part of the American economy President Obama knows well: the legal profession. We do… Continue Reading

Study – America’s Next Commercial Revolution: Influence vs. Affluence

Via Quartz at Work, Marc Bain:”…For its new report, titled “America’s Next Commercial Revolution: Influence vs. Affluence,” A.T. Kearney examined demographic, economic, and technological trends to predict how US buying behavior will change over the next 10 years. (The firm also released a global version based on surveys with more than 7,000 consumers across seven… Continue Reading

Deloitte – The legal department of the future

The legal department of the future – How disruptive trends are creating a new business model for in-house legal – “Over the past 10 years, unprecedented disruptions—including the deregulation of the practice of law and advancements in technology—have been changing the face of the legal sector. Rigid silos are being replaced by more fluid structures.… Continue Reading

Survey – Ready or Not: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Departments

“Lawyers have long been characterized as technology Luddites who are slow to change and wary of innovation. For corporate counsel, though, this stereotype may be fading. According to the results of a new Thomson Reuters report, “Ready or Not: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Departments“, corporate counsel believe they are tech savvy but acknowledge that… Continue Reading

Paper – Lawyers’ Abuse of Technology

Preston, Cheryl B., Lawyers’ Abuse of Technology (August 11, 2017). Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming; BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037079 “The Article is a thorough analysis of how the current scheme for regulating lawyers has failed to adapt to technology and why that failure is disastrous. It discusses (1) why technology,… Continue Reading

How many people completed listening to audiobooks by politicans?

Via FiveThiryEight – Politicians Write Lots Of Books. Here’s How Far Into Them People Read: “…here are two ways to slice this data. First, you can look at the percentage of the book the average listener played (the second column from the right). The average reader made it through three-quarters of “Faith of My Fathers”… Continue Reading