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    Approach The Bench: Judge Chu On Pioneering Virtual Trials

    In the summer of 2020, Nick Chu, a young justice of the peace in Austin, Texas, made history by presiding over the nation's first virtual criminal jury trial.

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    Why Client Service Is The Most Valued Firm Culture Trait

    When asked about the qualities that inspire positive feelings about their firms' cultures, lawyers pointed to a high priority on client service above all else in a recent survey by legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa and Law360 Pulse.

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    What Lawyers Really Think About Law Firm Culture

    Here are a few things lawyers had to say when asked to describe their firm’s culture and whether their firms were focusing on the most important cultural priorities.

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    Younger Attys Are Looking For More From Law Firm Culture

    Younger attorneys are looking for better policies around attorney well-being and work-life balance, more diversity, and more mentorship and training from their law firms, according to the results of a new survey.

  • Fla. Bar Approves Generative AI Ethics Guidelines

    Lawyers may use generative artificial intelligence, but only to the extent that they can reasonably guarantee compliance with ethical obligations, according to guidelines adopted by the Florida Bar.

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    Former Relativity Content Producer Joins E-Discovery Hub

    E-discovery resource organization EDRM said Monday that Mary Rechtoris, a former producer of brand programs at the legal software company Relativity, had joined the organization as senior director of content and community initiatives.

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    20 Law Firm, Corporate Leaders Exalted As AI Visionaries

    Leaders from DLA Piper, Morrison Foerster LLP, Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. were among those honored by legal technology company Relativity ODA LLC on its annual list of Artificial Intelligence Visionaries on Monday.

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    Microsoft Says Legal Dept. Among Targets Of Email Hack

    Microsoft's in-house lawyers were among employees targeted in a cyberattack from a group linked to Russia's government, the company disclosed Friday, saying that the breach affected a "very small percentage of Microsoft corporate email accounts."

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    Exterro Exec On Being Bridge Between C-Suite And Staff

    E-discovery software provider Exterro Inc. announced earlier this week the hiring of Paul Valentino as its first-ever chief people officer. Here, Valentino spoke with Law360 Pulse about his role and what will be his biggest challenges.

  • Baker Donelson Reinvests In ABA's Free Legal Answers

    Baker Donelson announced on Friday a monetary and resource investment into the American Bar Association's Free Legal Answers clinic, which the law firm helped establish a decade ago.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another busy week for attorneys as former President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued and BigLaw firms expanded their practices, headcounts and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: LEAP Legal, Clio

    A pair of legal software companies expanded their leadership teams this week.

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    Duke Law School Launches AI Ethics Network

    Duke University School of Law announced on Wednesday a new professional network called Responsible AI In Legal Services that will focus on the ethical application of artificial intelligence in the legal industry.

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    Legal Tech Cos. Ontra, Merlin Name First-Ever Revenue Chiefs

    Legal software companies Ontra and Merlin Search Technologies announced earlier this week the appointments of their first-ever chief revenue officers, following similar announcements from other legal tech companies.

  • AI Tool Updated To Help Immigration Attys With Legal Tasks

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association and software platform Visalaw.ai released an updated version of an artificial intelligence legal research tool that now has an expanded library and a document upload feature.

  • Software Co. Seeks To Escape NC Digital Court System Suit

    A Texas-based software-maker whose technology is accused in a proposed class action of leading to unlawful arrests and detentions in North Carolina county courts has urged a federal judge to toss it from the case.

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    Burr & Forman Discloses October Data Breach

    Burr & Forman LLP has disclosed a data security incident that impacted some personal identifiable information of its clients related to hospital and healthcare service.

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    3 Factors Firms Must Consider Before Building Gen AI Apps

    Many legal tech companies have released generative artificial intelligence tools, but some law firms have decided the best way to leverage this technology is by creating their own tools. Law firm leaders and consultants spoke with Law360 Pulse about what firms should consider before building their own applications.

  • Spend Management Co. Vertice Raises $25M In Series B

    London-based spend management company Vertice announced a $25 million Series B on Wednesday and intends on expanding by hiring for 150 new positions globally and investing further in its software.

  • Legal Tech Co. Onit Taps E2open CEO As New Chief

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of the legal and compliance provider Onit Inc. is stepping down and will be replaced by the former CEO of the supply chain software company E2open Inc., Onit announced Tuesday.

  • Robins Kaplan Wants To Undo Sanction Over Dropbox Access

    Litigation funding firm KrunchCash and its counsel Robins Kaplan LLP want a New York state appellate court to undo a $156,000 sanction levied over the law firm's access to an opposing litigation party's Dropbox account, arguing the monetary sanction was unwarranted.

  • BCLP Wants Mondelez Data Breach Suit Tossed

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP urged an Illinois federal judge on Monday to nix a putative class action accusing the firm of failing to safeguard the personal information of employees at its client Mondelez International Inc. following a data breach at the law firm.

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    Soaring Salaries, Outdated Billing Hurt 2023 Law Firm Profits 

    Although demand did not drop as much as feared during 2023, profits have fallen despite revenue increases, according to an industry report unveiled Tuesday.

  • LinkSquares Adds Generative AI Functionality To Products

    Boston-based LinkSquares Inc. announced Tuesday that it will begin integrating generative artificial intelligence processes in its products as part of its 2024 strategy, starting with its redlining and shared workspace software offerings.

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    Webber Wentzel Expands, Rebrands Legal Tech Division

    Through a combination of advanced technology and modern operations, the Africa-based law firm Webber Wentzel expanded its NewLaw and legal tech division and rebranded the unit as Webber Wentzel Fusion on Tuesday.

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