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Chatbots and Legal AI: Your Competitors and Partners

Chatbots and Legal AI: Your Competitors and Partners

Chatbots on websites are proliferating rapidly. As the artificial intelligence (AI) behind modern chatbots matures, the virtual agents become viable for an increasing number of use cases. They allow routine work to be automated even when that work involves interacting with customers. They support existing customers, recruit new ones, and even create valuable products. Chatbots…

How to compete with Alternative Legal Service Providers

How Law Firms Can Compete with Alternative Legal Service Providers

Can the growth of ALSPs benefit both consumers and law firms? Technology has enhanced how humans communicate, and the internet in particular is creating new forms of competition for traditional law firms and attorneys. In recent years, the advent of alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) has created an entirely new level of competition for law…

What Lawyers Can Learn from the CFTC Starter Guide for Smart Contracts

What Lawyers Can Learn From the CFTC Starter Guide for Smart Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on November 27 released a public guide to explain the uses, risks and benefits of smart contracts. The guide aims to provide practical information for in-house lawyers and others interested in learning more about successfully implementing the technology. The 32-page document, called “A CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts,”…

Small Law Firms Are Worried About Cloud Security, Says Report

Small Law Firms Worried About Cloud Security, Says Report

 

Lawyers and small law firms are somewhat hesitant to adopt cloud-based services, according to a recent report released by the American Bar Association (ABA). Confidentiality and security are their top two concerns when it comes to using the technology. The ABA’s Legal Technology Survey Report examined the technology usage and habits of solo lawyers and…

Wearable Tech is Transforming Personal Injury Lawsuits

Wearable Tech is Transforming Personal Injury Lawsuits

Discovery and privacy issues complicate cases. Wearable technology is poised to become the next big thing in personal computing technology. The devices record and report massive amounts of personal data, including photos and video. As more Americans adopt the growing technology, wearable technology is becoming an important tool in litigating personal injury lawsuits. Despite George…

Video Advertising in the Legal Field

The Future of Video Advertising in the Legal Field

Lawyers have been advertising on TV for decades, with varying degrees of success and decorum. In the early days, it was controversial and litigation ensued as to whether it was legal, that is, until most state bar associations approved it along with restrictions. It was also extremely expensive to run television ads, with most campaigns…

Let’s Untie the Knot

Let’s Untie the Knot – the Latest Trend in Online Lawyering

Most people do not get married thinking they are going to get divorced. However, sometimes things happen and a divorce looms on the horizon. Retaining an attorney for the divorce can be quite costly. In fact, the average cost of just one family attorney can run to $17,250. If both parties hire attorneys, then the…

Say Hello To Your Robot Lawyer

Law Firms, Say Hello to Your Robot Lawyer

The new robot lawyer will be better than the human one with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The use of AI, although still in its infancy, is changing the legal profession profoundly. What is AI? Artificial intelligence is the term used when computers and machines are able to perform tasks that are characteristic of human…

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