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Legalweek New York 2018: What’s hot and what’s not

Caroline Hill, Editor in chief of Legal IT Insider provides a roundup of the best tech at Legalweek New York 2018 in the areas of:

Document management
Document comparison
Records management/information governance
eDiscovery
AI

Read more here.

By |February 5th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Legalweek New York 2018: What’s hot and what’s not

13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures

 

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Sarah Laskow writes for Atlas Obscura about 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures.
“We love libraries like these, and we wanted to know more about the secrets they hold. So we contacted 13 of the world’s wondrously specific libraries and asked: What’s the oldest item in […]

By |January 31st, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures

2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech

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Robert Ambrogi writes on his Law Sites blog about 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech.
“This was a year in which so many of the companies and organizations making news had women founders or executives. There was Bahar Ansari, co-founder of Case.one, who is disrupting practice management with her pay-by-the-case pricing; […]

By |January 29th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech

One More Time: Law Firm Libraries Are Not About the Space

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Greg Lambert writes for 3 Geeks and a Law Blog about One More Time: Law Firm Libraries Are Not About the Space.
“The modern law librarian has taken advantage of the paradigm shift and has reinvented themselves away from maintaining and updating a physical collection toward developing and training the members of the […]

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Key trends shaping technology in 2017

Monica Anderson at Pew Research Center posts to the FactTank about Key trends shaping technology in 2017.
“In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality. Here are some key findings from our research on these and […]

By |January 17th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Key trends shaping technology in 2017

The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

Benjamin P. Hardy at HuffPost writes an intriguing article about The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True
“Libraries are way more than books, they are vibrant community centers with programs and activities full of life, discovery, and excitement. Today’s libraries are places people are engaging and learning about new technology from 3D […]

By |January 10th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

7 Times the Library Stole the Show in Hollywood

An interesting round up of libraries featured in films and television:
“It’s sadly all too rare these days for the library to feel like they’re centre stage. Even in the media, it can often feel like Hollywood films portray the very worst of library stereotypes. Female, a certain age, glasses, that same fashion sense…it’s bound […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 7 Times the Library Stole the Show in Hollywood

The Slow Pace of Technological Adoption in the Courts: Q&A with John Rabiej, Director of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies

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Tad Simons, Blogger at the Legal Executive Institute interviews the Director of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies about technology adoption in the courts.
“John Rabiej J.D., the Director of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, has been studying the impact of technology on the judiciary for many years, and […]

By |December 18th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Slow Pace of Technological Adoption in the Courts: Q&A with John Rabiej, Director of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies

Suffolk Law Launches ‘Legal Innovation & Technology’ Program for Legal Professionals

The school’s new certificate program will offer coursework on concepts like Design Thinking and Process Improvement for a wide range of legal professionals:
“Suffolk University Law School this week announced the launch of an online certificate program in “Legal Innovation & Technology” designed to help legal professionals think more broadly about potential applications of technology […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Suffolk Law Launches ‘Legal Innovation & Technology’ Program for Legal Professionals

A Legal Research Perspective: Artificial Intelligence Hype Leads to Authentic Conversations in Law Firms

 

Scott D. Bailey, Global Director of Research Services at Squire Patton Boggs LLP writes about AI for On Firmer Ground:
“Everywhere we look we see the AI robots. The cover of the New Yorker recently depicted an android giving a handout to a jobless human on the street; the new film Blade Runner 2049 revives […]

By |December 6th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on A Legal Research Perspective: Artificial Intelligence Hype Leads to Authentic Conversations in Law Firms