AI Legal Issues: The Pitfalls of Adopting AI (and How Lawyers Can Overcome Them)
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by Kate Rattray
1d ago
There’s no denying that artificial intelligence (AI) is having a tremendous impact on the legal industry. With over one in five lawyers already using AI in their practices according to the Legal Trends Report, it’s safe to say that AI is here to stay. However, the enthusiastic adoption of AI in the legal industry has not come without potential AI legal issues. We’ve all heard the stories about lawyers citing fake, AI-generated cases in briefs and the consequences arising from their oversight.  More recently, there’s been concern over the consequences facing law firms who signed onto ..read more
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How a Paperless Law Practice Can Make You More Efficient
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by Derek Bolen
6d ago
In an era where businesses are paying more attention to their environmental impact, the ideal of a paperless practice remains on the minds of law firms. And whether your focus is on saving time and running your law firm more efficiently, or saving the planet, there are a number of features included with your Clio subscription that can help you embrace a paper-free lifestyle. Digital Bill Sharing and Payments: Paper-Free Billing The law firm billing process can often involve extensive paperwork (and time), from generating invoices, to mailing them to clients, to requiring clients to mail you pa ..read more
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What Is a Motion to Suppress?
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by Brandon Lee
1w ago
Various tools and strategies are employed to ensure a fair trial in the complex world of legal proceedings. One such tool is the motion to suppress, which plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of the accused.  Understanding the purpose, grounds, and process of filing a motion to suppress is essential for both attorneys and defendants. Here, we’ll look at the significance of a motion to suppress in legal proceedings, explaining its purpose, grounds for filing, and the process involved. Understanding the purpose of a motion to suppress A motion to suppress is a legal document filed ..read more
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Rules of Evidence Cheat Sheet
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by Mike Robinson
1w ago
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the evidence will show that…” Many a trial attorney has opened a trial by addressing the jury with words to this effect. But what exactly will the evidence show? The answer to that question depends not just on the facts of the case, but on the exact evidence that is likely to be admitted at trial. This means a trial attorney must understand the rules of evidence. Evidence rules in legal proceedings will determine which evidence is admissible or inadmissible. Since the lawyer can only make arguments based on the evidence the judge or jury has seen and consider ..read more
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What Does a Court Clerk Do?
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by Lauren Erdelyi
2w ago
Also, Court clerks are indispensable members of the judicial system. Often considered the gatekeepers of justice, they handle an array of tasks—from scheduling trials to preparing legal documents and swearing in witnesses. While much of their work occurs behind the scenes, their impact is anything but insignificant. So, what exactly does it mean to be a court clerk? What type of legal settings do they work in? And what sort of education is needed to step into this role? These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore in this blog. Whether you’re a prospective student considering this caree ..read more
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Confidential Email Disclaimers: Everything You Need to Know
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by Brandon Lee
2w ago
Today, email has become the primary means of communication for businesses and individuals alike. The convenience of email, however, brings the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands or being misused. This is where confidential email disclaimers come in to play a crucial role in the security of both client and firm data. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance of email disclaimers, potential legal implications, the elements of an effective disclaimer, best practices for writing one, and how to implement it–and provide you with template examples to help yo ..read more
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Law Firm Economics: The Complete Guide
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by Brandon Lee
3w ago
Understanding the intricacies of law firm economics is crucial for a firm’s long-term success and profitability. By gaining a deeper understanding of law firm finances and what it takes to sustainably grow a legal practice, law firms can make informed decisions and navigate the challenges of the legal industry with confidence. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of law firm economics, including revenue streams, costs, profitability metrics, and strategies for improvement. The basics of law firm economics Like any other for-profit business, a law firm relies on ..read more
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Legal Content Writing: 10 Tips for Winning Prospects
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by Heidi Turner
1M ago
With so many lawyers, and so many prospective clients looking for lawyers online, you must do what you can to market your firm in the digital age. These days, clients tend to make decisions based on who they know, like, and trust. One way to build relationships with prospects is by publishing legal content. In this blog, we’ll go over what legal content writing is, why it’s important, and our top tips for high-quality law firm content writing that engages your clients and sets you apart as an authority in your field. Understanding legal content writing What is legal content writing Legal cont ..read more
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How to File a Motion to Dismiss
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by Mike Robinson
1M ago
For any lawyer defending a client in a lawsuit, they require the ability to utilize a powerful tool in their arsenal–the motion to dismiss. By seeking to dismiss a case early in the litigation, you can potentially prevail without the trouble of full-blown discovery and a trial. To effectively utilize this litigation tool, you must understand when a motion to dismiss is appropriate, how to prepare the motion, and all the other factors that go into maximizing your chances of success. In this blog, we explore all these facets of motions to dismiss. Motions to Dismiss: The Fundamentals We should f ..read more
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How to Redact Information in a PDF
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by Megan Bennett
1M ago
With clients becoming more comfortable with signing digital documents, there are new considerations and concerns around safeguarding sensitive information. PDFs, being a popular format for document sharing, often contain confidential data that requires careful handling. If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I redact information in a PDF?”, keep reading. In this blog post, we’ll delve into different ways to redact information in PDFs, alternatives to Adobe Acrobat, and important considerations to keep in mind when redacting a PDF. What does redacting information mean? Making redactions to informati ..read more
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