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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

Legal Services Innovation Index

“This study is part of a pilot project to create an index of legal-service delivery innovation. Phase 1, version 1.0 consists of a Catalog of Law Firm Innovations and a Law Firm Innovation Index, which is based on searches of law firm websites for indicia of innovation. This index is not intended to be a… Continue Reading

ABA commission to develop roadmap to rethink legal education

News release: “New American Bar President Hilarie Bass will focus on redesigning legal education as one of her key priorities, and has created a commission of top legal educators and innovators to provide forward-thinking recommendations. The 10-member Commission on the Future of Legal Education will explore several of the most critical issues in legal education,… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm

Via LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm – Nicole Black’s article addresses how solo and small law firms can effectively implement business process improvements using applications for critical tasks including time-tracking, billing, and invoicing. Continue Reading