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  • New York City Bar Association Reports Data Breach
    12/04/2023 - 14:13
    NYC Bar Association Breach: A Wake-up Call for the Legal Industry By Mark Rosch The Breach: A Timeline of Events In December 2022, the Cl0p ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the teh New York City Bar Association. The gang boasted that their breach gave them access to 1.8 terabytes of stolen data about the Association's 27,000 members. Despite the early...

  • Organization Publishes Massive Database of Maryland Public Records
    11/30/2023 - 12:41
    Reclaim the Records ( has released what it is calling "the Maryland Motherlode" -  a "massive trove of data includ[ing] birth, marriage, death, and naturalization records from Maryland."  The collection includes "a large number of records that have never been available online before."  The...

  • Navigating the Ethical Landscape of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice: A First Look at the State Bar of California's New Guidelines
    11/22/2023 - 08:38
    Navigating the Ethical Landscape of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice: A First Look at the State Bar of California's New Guidelines By Mark Rosch As the legal profession grapples with the continually-shifting landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the State Bar of California has taken a first-of-its-kind step forward to help lawyers use the technology in their practices...

  • Does AI have a place in Continuing Legal Education? - An Experiment
    03/30/2023 - 10:21
    As an experiment, we asked Google's Artificial Intelligence engine, Bard, to compose an article to answer the question "Does AI have a place in Continuing Legal Education?". This is what it came up with. Artificial intelligence (AI) has a growing role in continuing legal education (CLE). AI can be used to automate tasks, provide personalized learning experiences, and assess student...

  • ABA TechShow Opens Startup Alley Competition
    12/06/2022 - 19:40
    The Law Practice Division of the American bar Association has opened the application period for the StartUp Alley section of its TECHSHOW and the associated Pitch Competition. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. A five-judge panel will select 25 finalists from the submitted applications.  On Jan. 17, 2023, descriptions of each of the 25...

  • ABA TechShow 2023 Registration Open
    12/02/2022 - 13:12
    By Mark Rosch The Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association has opened registration for its 2023 TECHSHOW Conference and Expo. The event will be held the first week of March, in Chicago, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, 151 E Wacker Dr. For nearly 30 years, the ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO has been where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come...

  • Florida Attorney Uses AI Facial Recognition Software to Exonerate Client
    10/03/2022 - 11:41
    By Mark Rosch A defense attorney in Florida is believed to be the first to use artificial intelligence-based facial recognition software to exonerate a client. The New York Times is reporting that Patrick Bailey of Ft. Meyers, FL succesfully requested access to Clearview AI's facial recognition software in order to identify a witness who could testify whether Bailey's client caused...

  • Resources for Lawyers Working Remotely
    05/20/2021 - 11:54
    Practice management software vendor Clio has posted a handy overview of some of the ways lawyers can work remotely. For lawyers looking for more detailed information, we are offering a free one-hour program detailing hardware, software, and security issues lawyers should be aware of if they are considering a short- or long-term shift to working remotely. Read Clio's blog post....

  • Don't Let Your Clients or Witnesses Do This via Zoom
    05/17/2021 - 16:54
    A Michigan judge chastised a defendant who appeared in court (via Zoom) displaying an anal-sex-related screen name. View the video reording of the judge chastising the defendant in Zoom court. Read Law & Crime's reporting of the incident. Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit Lawyers can avoid embarassing situations like this by learning how to use Zoom more effectively and...

  • Internet Legal Research on a Budget Gets New Edition
    06/16/2020 - 08:00
    New ABA book shows lawyers alternatives to expensive legal research databases Just published by the American Bar Association, "Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers, Second Edition" by Judy Davis and Carole Levitt directs lawyers to useful and reliable databases and explains how to use them effectively. This edition has updated information...

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