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Lex Connect Curated Reading List February 15, 2015

Lex Connect Curated Reading List

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 With so much content available on-line, it is easy to miss the really good stuff. 

 Fear not, we have curated the best Legal Operations & Legal Technology blog and articles.
 Enjoy your 30 minutes power reading.

 

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DoLessLaw 2014 Recap: Value via Prevention and Doing Less

The Tweets below, organized into a few categories, offer ideas and comments on prevention and doing less law with better process, big data, and new commercial services.At the end of the post, I have a couple of Tweets that provide links to my 2014 ReInvent Law presentation on this topics, and the Tweet stream about it.

Managing a Corporate Law Department in 2015

There is little doubt that in today’s legal industry, holding a position of in-house or corporate counsel is attractive.  Chief Legal Officers have no problem filling the infrequent lawyer openings by selecting from hundreds of applications.

Law firms and procurement : Creating a level playing field

More and more law firms have acquired additional pricing and price negotiation skills or brought in external pricing professionals to participate in the negotiation process.

Fees - Are Clients Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Ask any private-practice lawyer and they will tell you that clients frequently aggravate their costs through their own conduct. The result is costs that are higher than they could or should have been, a disgruntled client and almost inevitably, some sort of write-off or other concession.

The Code and the Contract: Lean in Action

Many law departments are searching for ways to improve their management and processing of contracts. Given the volume of contracts processed by most departments, this isn’t a surprise. Most of the improvements presented to law departments fall into one of two buckets.

Defining a Regulatory Change Management Process

This is part 3 on the topic of regulatory change management.  In the previous posts we explored the pressure organizations are under in context of regulatory change, in this post we look at what elements are needed in an efficient, effective, and agile regulatory change management process.

 

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Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is the application of computer algorithms to perform intellectual tasks. In the distant past the big breakthrough was the creation of machines to do simple mathematics. Today, computers are called to duty on a number of gigantic intellectual tasks.


The intellectual tasks facing society and the legal field are information problems. Since they are information problems, smart, creative humans such as lawyers can solve them with enough data and the ability to analyze it. Some of these modern tasks have surprising depth. Complex technology can have unpredictable risks and powerful technology always has the risk of being misused.

The question this document answers is "what ethics must we be mindful of when creating AI and applying it to the legal field?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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