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Legal Loop: Must lawyers use AI in 2019? According to one judge, the answer is “yes”

Many of the lawyers I encounter are intimidated by technology. Rapid technological advancements have left them bewildered, and thus unwilling to even attempt to catch up. For those lawyers, turning a blind eye to technology and practicing law as if ...

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Legal Loop: Louisiana court: online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water-cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but ...

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Legal Loop: Four ways to position your firm for success in 2019

It’s not easy being a lawyer these days. The legal landscape is changing quickly due to increased globalization, competition from non-traditional legal providers, and rapid technological advances. Understanding how these trends impact the practice of law isn’t easy, but it’s ...

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Legal Loop 2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Tech-Savvy Lawyers

Thanksgiving is behind us and, like it or not, we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday shopping season. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got lots of people on your gift-gift-giving list, but choosing the right gift ...

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Legal Loop: Fitbit data used as evidence in a new murder case

Wearable devices are becoming incredibly common. Take a look around — you’ll notice Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other wearable devices on the wrists of many people whom you encounter on a daily basis, including your legal colleagues and co-workers. They’re ...

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Legal Loop: Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums

Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers for lawyers. Because these groups are typically gated ...

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