​​​BONG! archive 2019

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An informal and occasional selection of recent international eDisclosure / eDiscovery / legal IT / data protection / information governance / interesting news / articles collated since 2011 by Jonathan Maas (
LinkedIn profile) of The Maas Consulting Group in London.  Anyone can email Jonathan@MaasConsultingGroup.com to subscribe / unsubscribe.  Simply pick and click from below.


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Inside eDiscovery & Beyond: Navigating legal digital disruption (BDO) https://maas-bong.io/2V8JPB3
"In this evolving digital risk landscape, the fifth annual Inside eDiscovery & Beyond survey by BDO examines the opinions and insights of 100 senior in-house counsel about changes in their approaches to eDiscovery, information governance, compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity."

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Getting real about LegalTech (Prism: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2V8OMKi
"If we are lucky, we will see legal tech hype diminish.  In its place, let’s hope we all focus more on (1) well-defined problems to solve and (2) making sure our data is complete, clean and easily accessible.  Data-informed decisions will drive efficiencies and effectiveness.  Fancy legal tech on its own will not."

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Florida appeals court upholds ruling that non-party had no duty to preserve evidence (CloudNine: Doug Austin) https://maas-bong.io/2V9mTS3
A self-explanatory affirmation of common sense.

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How corporate counsel can benefit from growth and consolidation of managed legal services (Corporate Counsel: Bob Rowe) https://maas-bong.io/2V4V7q0
"If there was any doubt before that legal managed services was the fastest-rising giant in the legal market, that uncertainty was recently erased by EY’s early April announcement of its plan to purchase Pangea3, an alternative legal service provider."

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29 cases of shocking and strange spoliation (Logikcull: Eleanor Brock) https://maas-bong.io/2V8KbHV
"In the world of eDiscovery, spoliation is serious business.  For destroying evidence intentionally (or in some cases, negligently) litigants and attorneys can face stiff sanctions, ranging from monetary fees to default judgment to jail time.  But, like a ridiculous lawsuit, alleged spoliation can also be incredibly fun to read about - and produce some pretty outrageous (and strangely insightful) opinions."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the full name of their son: Harrison Louis Edward Donald Windsor (Kensington Palace) https://maas-bong.io/2VaSqDk
"Harrison" because he is; "Louis" after the late Earl Mountbatten and Lewes, the county town of East Sussex; "Edward" after Edward VIII and Ed Sheeran); "Donald" because US President Trump made a bigly personal contribution to the charity Help for Heroes, and in fond memory of the Special Relationship that once existed between the US and the UK.

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Your Legal-Tech priorities! (TGO Consulting: Jaap Bosman) https://maas-bong.io/2VenkuI
"While it is impossible to list and describe every single one of these 2000 [legal tech] products, we have made the graph below that divides the market into 10 main categories that can again be divided into 24 sub-sections.  I expect the graph to further speak for itself."

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How out of touch are English judges? (Litigation Futures: Paul Marshall) https://maas-bong.io/2VbRfn4
"The frequently observed mismatch [between intelligence and common sense] no doubt goes some way to explaining a widespread public perception that lawyers, and judges in particular, are out of touch with the lot of ordinary people and fail to understand how they think."

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Electronic storage in a nutshell (Ball in your court: Craig Ball) https://maas-bong.io/2VagYMP
"I’ve just finished the eDiscovery Workbook for the 2019 Georgetown eDiscovery Training Academy.  The readings and exercises in the Workbook plot the path that evidence follows from the familiar information items called ‘documents' that lawyers use in court back to the featureless stream of binary electrical impulses common to all information stored electronically."

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What’s the future of blockchain in the legal industry?  Eight experts share their insights (Disruptor Daily: Sam Mire) https://maas-bong.io/2V93Bwc
"There’s no time-frame on innovation.  Some believe that blockchain technology will be everywhere in the legal industry within five years.  Some think we’ll wait a decade or more to see its impact."

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eDiscovery in South Africa - Herbert Smith Freehills follow the sun (LinkedIn: Terry Harrison) https://maas-bong.io/2ZYBNOM
All of HSF's 11 technology support hubs around the world "use the same technology; have the same training in processes and solutions; and recruit with the same ideals, so that they can and do truly work 24 hours a day matter by matter."

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Getting beyond the tech in legal tech (Forbes: Mark Cohen) https://maas-bong.io/300Tv4d
"The tech craze has spawned a widespread legal industry misconception that it’s just a matter of time until the silver bullet tech tool ‘disrupts' legal delivery.  Spoiler alert: technology alone will not disrupt legal services."

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Hg acquires Litera Microsystems (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/301ng4Z
"Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue."

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Legal form design (Damian Curran) https://maas-bong.io/301bHKW
"Form designers stepping into the legal sphere should be aware of some of the law’s idiosyncrasies.  In this post I set out three such peculiarities of legal forms: (1) form content is dictated by rules; (2) there are more than two parties involved in most forms; and (3) the law is serious business."

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The art, science and unicorns of data analytics (Medium: Rob Saccone) https://maas-bong.io/30bfVzY
"Business intelligence is not analytics.  I often hear these terms used interchangeably along with “dashboards”, “Tableau”, “infographics” and “that report with the chart”.  This is beyond semantics: data analytics is different to business intelligence, competitive intelligence or artificial intelligence."

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Blockchain Consortia: A legal roadmap to a dynamically changing regulatory landscape in the US and the EU (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/3045pdx
Boring, perhaps, but we need to know about this stuff: "Many have predicted that blockchain technology will disrupt traditional commerce across the globe.  From global financial and supply chain systems to national healthcare and insurance industries and on to selling renewable energy from one’s roof to their neighbours, this new technology creates a digital, reliable source of truth."

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Legal innovation needs to learn some new tricks (Medium: Wilson Fletcher) https://maas-bong.io/301jGYq
"The legal sector talks a good game when it comes to innovation, but it’s struggling to move beyond incremental improvements and the innovations being delivered aren’t perceived that way with clients.  Is it a case of too much law, not enough perspective?"

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Stop trying so hard to be different (LinkedIn: Joel Barolsky) https://maas-bong.io/3021zlq
"Conventional strategic thinking suggests there are two sources of sustainable competitive advantage: (1) having the lowest cost; or (2) differentiating from competitors on things that matter most to customers.  The former strategy allows firms to win by having greater price-setting discretion.  The latter allows firms to extract a price-premium for added benefits.  When it comes to the legal market, this theory starts to get a bit wobbly."

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It is time to extend the duty of tech competence to judges (Above the Law: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/302rIQT
"The rationale for requiring tech competence of lawyers is that technology permeates every aspect of law practice.  A lawyer cannot effectively practice law these days without using technology, and a lawyer cannot effectively represent clients without understanding the technologies the clients use.  The same holds true for judges.  Just as technology permeates law practice, it permeates the work of judges."

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We've never added jobs so fast, or been more fearful about AI.  Why?  (LinkedIn: George Anders) https://maas-bong.io/2ZYR5Da
"If a galactic battle between humans and AI-powered machines is taking shape, we're doing just fine so far.  As I've written before, even routine jobs require a lot of human finesse."

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eDiscovery tech training in 12 modules (Legaltech News: Jared Coseglia) https://maas-bong.io/2UX1iwn
"Jared Coseglia breaks down a broad eDiscovery technology professional certificate that has hit the market from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law."

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Sedley J's Laws of Documents (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2UXAa06
I think this will resonate deeply with all of us.  Every single one of us.  There can be no exceptions.  None.  Whatsoever.

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Defensibility of AI in litigation (Alvarez & Marsal: Phil Beckett) https://maas-bong.io/2UTDIk0
"I think this will be a key battleground of future regulatory action and disputes: understanding how and why decisions were made, being able to unpick them and ensure that they are compliant with the law and regulations."

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The demystification of blockchain is the most important thing right now (The Irish Times: Mimi Murray) https://maas-bong.io/2UVgKJ7
"Blockchain technology can be used across multiple fields and sectors but it is only in demystifying the technology that organisations and users will begin to discover its true potential."

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BYOD challenges (JD Supra: Epiq) https://maas-bong.io/2UUFOjG
"If you are like most, you probably have 4-5 different chat applications on your phone to talk to friends and family members.  Dad only likes to text via SMS, brother Peter only uses Facebook Messenger, Aunty Bridgette can only seem to navigate WhatsApp and your college roommates have a group chat on WeChat."

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The 25 most absurd job titles in tech (CB Insights) https://maas-bong.io/2V09vjc
"In the early 2000s, start-ups began trying to differentiate themselves and attract recruits by revamping their job titles.”  Enjoy.

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How mass surveillance works in Xinjiang, China (Human Rights Watch) https://maas-bong.io/2UXiOQX
"Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region."

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Legal tech moves the bottom line (Evolve the Law: Dean Sonderegger) https://maas-bong.io/2UXbd4V
"The use of accessible and impactful technologies to achieve better outcomes and offer higher value is not only increasing, but also delivering measurable impact and profitability."

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Data Protection Commissioner opens investigations into 17 tech multinationals (The Irish Times: Suzanne Lynch) https://maas-bong.io/2UWJKAu
Eight involve Facebook, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said.  The other investigations concern WhatsApp, Google, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

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Found: A 99-million-year-old millipede, perfectly preserved in amber (Atlas Obscura: Sabrina Imbler) https://maas-bong.io/2USCIws
"When scientists recently unearthed its fossilised body, they realised the arthropod was a newly described species of millipede with such a strange morphology that it revises what scientists previously understood about when and how millipedes evolved.”  Juraassic Park, anyone?

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The 2018 Litigation and Practice Support Technology Survey results (ILTA) https://maas-bong.io/2UVIaPh
"It's clear that the role of the eDiscovery professional is changing, as evidenced by the articles in this white paper which shed light on the additional knowledge and skills required to remain current."

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90 percent of law firms managed social media evidence collections in 2018 (X1 Discovery) https://maas-bong.io/2UQTWuc
ILTA's "very informative and comprehensive law firm eDiscovery practice survey [see above] received responses from 181 different law firms - small, medium and large - on a variety of subjects, including eDiscovery practice trends and software tool usage.  It reveals three key takeaways regarding social media and website discovery."

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Will Google’s "Document Understanding AI" move the market? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UR576d
"Some stories hit the headlines like a tornado, others seep into public consciousness over several weeks.  The news about Google now offering extraction and analysis of unstructured data from contracts is of the latter variety.  But will it make an impact, will it shake up the legal AI market?"

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Active learning workflows 101 (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2UUemT3
"The most fundamental purpose of TAR is to categorise documents as relevant or not relevant.  There are many different flavours of TAR, but overall the technology has two main categories: sample-based learning and active learning ... This article will walk through the active learning workflow and how it can be leveraged for your next case."

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AI tools “too biased” for sentencing decisions (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2UWmhPE
"Many contributors to a report by the independent US-based Partnership on AI (PAI) - which has over 80 members, including AI, machine learning research and ethics specialists - accepted that only individualised judicial hearings should inform decisions on detention to achieve just outcomes."

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Not all legal analytics tools are created equal (LawSites: Josh Becker) https://maas-bong.io/2UXUw9H
"Machine learning and natural language processing are powerful technologies, but they still need assistance from human beings with practice-specific experience and a deep understanding of the nuances of specialised legal language in order to make sense of the data and be practical for demanding legal use cases."

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I’m going down to Lucky Town (Above the Law: Brad Blickstein) https://maas-bong.io/2UWjXZ8
"The CLOC [Corporate Legal Operations Consortium] 2019 Vegas Institute is coming up in a few weeks, so I thought I would take a few minutes to share my 'CLOC Wishlist' for this year’s event."

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Video: The Matrix on a budget (Studio 188) https://maas-bong.io/2UTTw6q
Imagine the bottom half represents your client's expectations and the top half reflects what you can deliver within that same client's budget (with thanks to Tash Whitaker).

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Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UQYUHm
"Clifford Chance's long-term litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a Senior Director - Legal Services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients."

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UnitedLex Luthor (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UTPYkC
"Meet the alternative legal service provider [UnitedLex] bent on taking over the world."

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The 2019 Buyer’s Guide to UK eDisclosure Systems is available now (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UNwA8F
"The latest edition features 101 suppliers and 76 products, including 10 new suppliers - although this is balanced out by the 10 vendors who have left/been acquired, as well as three name changes."  Of course, it includes this BONG as a valuable resource (my adjective).

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Tech competence that solo and small firm lawyers really need: Resources here (LexBlog) https://maas-bong.io/2UVVgvD
"Many lawyers interpret the duty of tech competence as requiring lawyers to learn how to use Word correctly or to understand the risks associated with sending sensitive documents by unencrypted email .... Here are four emerging topics that are infiltrating nearly ever practice area and that all lawyers ignore at their peril."

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Would you let the police search your phone? (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2UV2sIs
"We are much more likely to give consent than we think."

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Morae Global Corporation acquires Phoenix Business Solutions (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UStb8v
"The combined entity brings together Phoenix’s document management expertise and Morae’s strength in advisory, managed services and discovery capabilities."

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Internet evidence is the next big thing in eDiscovery (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UV6917
"While not all online information is relevant to litigation, much of it could be if lawyers can find it, understand its meaning through context and capture it.  Forward-thinking attorneys have already started looking to the internet for evidence."

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Will "free samples" get more firms on board with automation? (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UNzABX
"With the legal sector notoriously hesitant about investing in new tech, providers are betting that lowering the bar to entry could be the key to wider adoption."

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Ephemeral messaging, FCPA and the DoJ: Three things lawyers and compliance officers need to know (Inventus) https://maas-bong.io/2UOiHqV
"Companies are no longer expected to prohibit employees from using ephemeral messaging but, instead, are required by the DoJ to implement appropriate guidance and controls over these types of platforms and communications."

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Lightyear Capital announces investment in Lighthouse (Lighthouse) https://maas-bong.io/2UQ5Nsh
"Founded in 1995, Lighthouse provides end-to-end software and services to help compliance and legal teams manage enterprise data and the eDiscovery process."

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Automating trust with new technologies (strategy+business) https://maas-bong.io/2UTgIRY
"Emerging and established technologies can now be combined to provide companies with ways to automate trust in physical, digital and human assets.  It’s a premise centred on blockchain, which is then integrated with one or more other essential technologies, such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence."

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Exterro expands global presence with European team (GlobeNewswire) https://maas-bong.io/2UTSE1o
"Exterro Inc. has announced the formation of a new UK-based European team and the appointment of James Thompson, Regional Director, leading the team in London."

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Finding the evidence hidden in slack data (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UMth1G
"Logikcull’s new case study on Slack discovery details how litigators are able to turn Slack data into an opportunity and uncover evidence essential to their cases."

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Legal cyber spend continues to grow.  So where's the money heading? (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UT6cdr
"A new survey found that 76 percent of legal enterprises plan to increase cybersecurity spending over the next year.  Where that money will be going could vary from place to place."

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From Uber to Lawber.  How digital transformation may change the legal industry (Oz Benamram - White & Case) https://maas-bong.io/2UQBHoL
"As the legal ecosystem grows more complex with alternative providers, law companies, sophisticated tech and growing legal departments within client organisations, now is a good time to consider potential scenarios of how the industry might look in years to come."

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The General Counsel’s guide to digital transformation (Lawyers Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2USf0AF
"The top 10 traps that consistently cause General Counsel to fail when adopting Legal Technology."

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Legal Tech Trends Report: Digital transformation of the legal sector (ayfie) https://maas-bong.io/2UP071P
"Two weeks ago, we published ayfie's first Legal Tech Trends Report.  The report was based on a survey of legal tech experts worldwide, that included CIOs, CEOs, lawyers, legal tech professionals and journalists.  This blog post series will take a deeper dive into the different topics discussed in the report."

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How can CIOs drive business innovation? (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2UR2wZY
"Innovation is typically situational, so CIOs need to be authentic, reciprocal partners across the business to take advantage of opportunities."

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Looking back on the O’Reilly artificial intelligence conference (O'Reilly) https://maas-bong.io/2ULSoSh
"'Machine learning and deep learning are being put to work now.'  They're no longer experimental; they're being put to use in key business applications.  The only real question is: what we're going to get out of it?  Will we be able to put it to use effectively?  Will we find appropriate uses for it?"

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US court grants motion to compel production of telephone records from individual plaintiff (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2UPqAfu
“They are not subject to a privilege claim just because plaintiff’s counsel’s telephone number may appear in the records, and privacy issues are minimal to non-existent (since the at-issue records do not contain the substance of communications)."

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Former Reed Smith manager on creating platforms lawyers will actually use (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2URVpjQ
"I think putting the technologies first is the mistake people make.  I think successful legal tech is trying to understand workflow and the problems that those lawyers are dealing with and really trying to work on how technology fits within that people process."

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eDiscovery evolution (Canadian Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2USmbsB
"Tools to analyse digital data have become more sophisticated and cheaper, allowing even small firms to reap the benefits."

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How eDiscovery requirements are changing: Five questions with Relativity CTO Keith Carlson (KMWorld) https://maas-bong.io/2UJB7sV
"Earlier this year Relativity, a Chicago-based provider of legal software, announced plans to hire 300 people.  As part of the expansion, the company named Keith Carlson as its new CTO.  Carlson recently shared his views on the value of unstructured data, changing requirements for data privacy and how the eDiscovery space is evolving."

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Enhanced email etiquette - This indispensable tool can be pleasant and efficient (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UOtukX
"Adhering to this guidance will make for better email behaviour, where only those who ought to be receiving an email do so and the gist of the emails they receive is clear on its face."


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Ransomware: The key lesson Maersk learned from battling the NotPetya attack (ZDNet) https://maas-bong.io/2UMJfc
"Protection is important - but it's equally as important to ensure your recovery process is strong, says head of cybersecurity compliance at the shipping giant."

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What are the eDiscovery issues related to the Internet of Things? (Lineal) https://maas-bong.io/2UPfI1o
"An Englishman’s home may still be his castle, but thanks to Fitbits, Nest thermostats, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple's Siri, modern living involves letting Big Tech across the drawbridge."

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A bitter turf war is raging on the Brexit Wikipedia page (Wired) https://maas-bong.io/2UIVhTP
"Wikipedia editors are battling to tell the story of Brexit as it happens.  And on such a hotly-debated page, every edit is controversial and suspicions run wild"

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Chips with everything (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2UPaxhQ
O’Melveny: "We offer a womb-to-tomb practice, advising on every step of the development process from company formation to IPOs.  The startup ecosystem is the core of our practice.  To represent the big companies of tomorrow, we need to be working with today’s startups."

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Think you’re discreet online? Think again (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2UNtJMX
"Thanks to 'data inference' technology, companies know more about you than you disclose."

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Text messages must be preserved (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2USjAPm
“When it is time to issue a litigation hold notice, you must include an instruction to preserve text messages as well as the devices from which they are sent/received."

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Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence (McKinsey) https://maas-bong.io/2UR6Qbn
"With great power comes great responsibility.  Organisations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics by embracing three principles."

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FTI Consulting and the increasing cross-over between information governance, privacy and security (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2UQtIry
"In the beginning was eDiscovery and, alongside it, the barely-regarded business of records management.  eDiscovery brought obvious risk - of losing a case or, in the US, of being sanctioned for non-compliance with a court rule.  Records management appeared to bring neither risk nor profit and its problems, so it was thought, could be solved by buying another server."

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Mueller? Mueller? More eDiscovery lessons from Bill and Bob (Craig Ball) https://maas-bong.io/2IYxsVA
Want more expert thought on this debacle?  Craig brings his considerable authority (and guns) to bear on the technical fiasco that is the Mueller Report and its "dumbed-down data”.  (And no, I don’t know who Bill and Bob are either.)

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Will the BigTech empire capture LegalTech? The Exari example (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2ITJ5x6
Exari, a document automation platform and contract lifecycle management system, has been acquired by business spend management company, Coupa Software.  Importantly, Coupa works across all sectors.  The key thing for Coupa was not the legal bit, instead it was the connectivity between its data analysis strategy and Exari’s focus on contracts.  And that, says Richard Tromans, has some interesting implications for the potential future consolidation of the LegalTech market.

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UTB v Sheffield United - interpreting PD51U in a way that makes it work (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2IUEuuS
"It came as a surprise to many that the disclosure pilot in the new PD51U took effect on 1 January 2019 in relation to all relevant applications thereafter, whatever the date of issue."

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Investments in eDiscovery & data management ramp up (BDO) https://maas-bong.io/2IOKe9n
Corporate counsel survey: "Because good eDiscovery and information governance can create a virtuous cycle - with insights from eDiscovery helping improve the efficacy of information governance policies and practices, and information governance helping make eDiscovery more effective, efficient and inexpensive - many legal departments are investing in both areas.”  Makes great sense: I have long said that IG is the umbrella over all.

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Intelligently reinventing AI: Using human intelligence to leverage the artificial kind (Vince Neicho) https://maas-bong.io/2W24Mit
Vince provides a whisper of sense in the cacophony of hype: "Actual intelligence provides you with the ability to determine which new technologies will materially contribute to your firm’s innovation versus which will not, despite the hype and urge to jump on the proverbial bandwagon."

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Innovation and legal technology - better together? (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2IYMfQ6
"While there is a great deal of focus on how technology can be used to fundamentally reconfigure processes and drive internal efficiency, live client work goes on, and differentiation at an innovation and legal technology level is proving increasingly important to winning tenders."

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CIOs remain dangerously cautious on AI experiments and investments (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2ISv6Yw
"Recent surveys suggest CIOs are slow to invest in artificial intelligence, but lagging in too many cultural, data and technology prerequisites may put many of their businesses at risk."

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Is business booming? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey results (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2IUgF6n
The tireless Rob Robinson strikes again: "The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem."

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The benefits of reviewing emails using an eDiscovery platform vs Outlook (Litigation Edge) https://maas-bong.io/2IUoJnE
"The volume of evidence to be reviewed in litigation has grown exponentially, and the bulk of this increase comes from email.  Getting through this volume of emails will require a few people working very long hours to identify the relevant evidence.  The alternative would be reviewing emails using an eDiscovery platform."

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Cloud computing for solicitors: Does it really save you money? (LawWare) https://maas-bong.io/2IRO8yg
"Cloud computing for solicitors’ practices is a much talked about subject at the moment...So, is legal cloud computing a win-win?  Can it save you money and improve client service?  Let’s take a look at both sides of the coin."


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What you can tell without even reading the Mueller Report: 13 ideas for investigating documents (Martin Nikel) https://maas-bong.io/2Pjdsyp
Following the recent Manafort redaction fiasco it looks like Martin decided to see what he could tell about this latest report from a technical perspective.  We both agree that this is simple eDiscovery 101 but Martin gives us a beautiful example of how eDiscovery tools and skills have a place way beyond eDiscovery (something I have been saying for ages).  It turns out the Mueller Report is an absolute Frankenstein of a document.  And check out tomorrow's webinar from CloudNine (below) about discovery not being just for litigation.

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Get the searchable version of the Mueller Report here (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2ILx9h0
Still curious?  The nice people at Logikcull have made the unsearchable, 153Mb of 448 heavily-redacted pages completely searchable online.  Knock yourself out hunting down over a hundred Trump tweets...

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California Federal Court rejects GDPR as a means to block discovery (Morgan Lewis) https://maas-bong.io/2IMWI10
"US courts have long held that foreign data protection regulations cannot be used as a shield against discovery in US litigation.  This instalment of The eData Guide to GDPR examines a recent case from the Northern District of California that makes no exception for the GDPR, ruling that the regulation does not outweigh the United States’ interests in the requested production, and that the GDPR does not provide a total ban on data transfers but instead requires that such transfers be protected.”

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Evaluating web archiving technology providers: Four questions compliance teams need to consider (Hanzo) https://maas-bong.io/2IP8k3O
Hanzo “do" web archiving but, in their words, with this helpful article "we’ll show you, and tell you, what you should look out for.  Whether or not you choose to work with us is ultimately your decision, but our goal is to give you the information you need to evaluate the archiving technology vendor landscape so you can make the right choice for your organisation."

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Objectifying the subjective: Evaluating eDiscovery vendor viability (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2IRAYRV
In a similar vein, the indefatigable Rob Robinson has updated his article that describes one approach to "evaluating the selection of eDiscovery vendors that may help decision-makers by providing an objective framework useful for the competitive comparison and contrasting of subjective evaluation elements."

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Analysis: Legal futurists wanted - the new, alt-legal jobs (Bloomberg) https://maas-bong.io/2IOYDCl
"For generations of lawyers, the standard, desired career trajectory was: attend the best law school you can, and then work for the best law firm you can before either becoming a partner or going in-house.  Like many other paradigms of the legal profession, consider this model disrupted."

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ABA Formal Opinion 483: What are a lawyer’s obligations after a data breach or cyberattack? (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2IPZCSQ
"Your firm’s computer network has been hacked and client data either exposed or likely exposed.  What’s a law firm to do?  The legal and regulatory reporting obligations are numerous, complex and are ignored at the firm’s peril, but ABA Formal Ethics Opinion No. 483 reminds lawyers that there are also independent ethical obligations triggered when a cyber-attack compromises confidential client information or incapacitates a law firm’s computers or network."

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The 2019 LawWithoutWalls winners in full (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2IR4RBJ
"LawWithoutWalls was launched in 2010 by University of Miami professor of law Michele DeStefano.  Participating individuals are put into mixed teams which, over a period of 16 weeks, come up with a well-researched business plan to solve specific legal issues."

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Reducing ESI preservation obligations with proportionality and metrics (Philip Favro) https://maas-bong.io/2ISkjh8
"If a preserving party wishes to invoke proportionality to decrease its ESI preservation obligations, it must develop actionable information (i.e. metrics) to help quantify the preservation burden at issue.  Detailed metrics should reflect the resources a party will invest to preserve the requested information."

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Cloud security and eDiscovery: Separating myth, fact, and marketing fluff (Inventus) https://maas-bong.io/2IMtM9D
"Cloud computing - or data storage in the cloud - is often touted as a cure-all for the woes of mounting ESI costs.  Whether considering cloud computing for the home with storage backup services like Google Photos or iCloud, or considering cloud computing for a business process like eDiscovery, the same considerations apply: How do you know your data is really secure?"

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Why does production have to be such a big production? (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2PgbX3Q
Tom O'Connor on discovery challenges and what to do with them, in this case on redaction (yes, Manafort does get a mention).

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Sedona Conference cautions against siloed approach to information governance (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2PjJXML
"In an update to its 2014 information governance guide, the Sedona Conference advises organisations to be unified in how to govern information to better protect themselves against risks and runaway costs."

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Man, 29, in relationship with robot reveals they plan on getting married (Mirror) https://maas-bong.io/2PfLtQ1
The rise of artificial intelligence: Meet Joey (and no, it's not 01 April).

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Fish in a barrel - evidence on social media sends claimant to prison (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2PgE2rF
"Last week saw yet another case where evidence on social media contradicted a claim made by a party to litigation.  You have to wonder when people will catch on to the public nature of such posts and their implications when they conflict with other evidence."

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Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/2PgxSYI
"Facebook asked new users to supply the password for their email account, and took a copy of their contacts."

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[Video] How Facebook broke democracy (TED Talks) https://maas-bong.io/2PdHHGI
"Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union.  Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters - and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election."

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Big Four told to keep lawyers and accountants apart (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2PfnmB7
The "Competition and Market Authority stops short of banning accountancy giants from legal sector altogether".

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What is design thinking?  The secret to digital success (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2PhO4sw
"Design thinking is becoming a key pillar in digital transformations, with more enterprises tapping the design philosophy to deliver user-friendly products and services."

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"Productisation"​ will drive growth opportunities for innovative professional services firms (Simon Drane) https://maas-bong.io/2PgugGd
"I believe the next decade will see a shift within professional services firms, where they will transition from a model which is predominantly geared around their processes to one that is geared around customer outcomes.  They will complete their evolution from a bill-by-the-hour-service-based model to something closer to a product subscription model."

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Ready or not, here I come: The impact of automation and legaltech on lawyers and law firms (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2PeGPlp
"A large proportion of legal tasks won’t need to be performed by experts in law.  Instead, they will need professionals who will need to be fluent in technology and data management, able to define and integrate automated systems to perform legal tasks."

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Disclosure pilot applies even if order made before January 2019 (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2VOuc2K
"The disclosure pilot applies to all Business and Property Courts proceedings, including cases where a disclosure order was made before 1 January 2019, the Chancellor of the High Court has ruled.  Sir Geoffrey Vos said the newly published White Book was wrong on this point."

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Despite lower costs, eDiscovery reluctance remains among small law (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2VOZWov
"Cloud-based solutions are making it easier for small firms to fold eDiscovery into their practices, but some old fears could be holding them back from exploring those possibilities."

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Footprints in the data (US Army) https://maas-bong.io/2VPuSVQ
"Step inside the least understood of the warfighting domains, cyber, where digital detectives analyse data to solve crime, and similar tools and techniques are used to defend against cyberattacks."

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Consilio survey: Increasing corporate investment in detecting bad behaviour (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2VMyRm3
"Discovery remains important, of course, but it has become increasingly important also to identify behaviour which is likely to lead to litigation or regulatory intervention, is likely to generate poor publicity or is in some way contrary to the policies and ethos of an organisation."

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Papua New Guinea has better court tech than us, says Lord Chief Justice (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2VJu3xK
"Speaking at an event to celebrate the launch of electronic working and filing in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, Lord Burnett of Maldon was quick to put the UK’s IT advancements into sharp perspective."

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Technology-assisted review at a glance (Farrell Fritz) https://maas-bong.io/2VP0hHN
"Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure calls upon courts and litigants to 'secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding’.  And so, it comes as no surprise that technology-assisted review (“TAR”) is being widely embraced by the legal profession."

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What’s in the bag?  Advice on what to take to court: Handkerchiefs, pens and … Tunnock's (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2VJuDeU
"As part of the series where contributions are invited from Twitter [barrister Gordon Exall] asked what advice on what advocates should take to court with them.  What essentials should be in the bag?  Not all the contributions should be taken too seriously, but there are plenty of words of wisdom here."

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ILTA announces the next era of ILTACON: Evolves INSIGHT as ILTACON Europe (ILTA) https://maas-bong.io/2VLY8wF
"The International Legal Technology Association will expand the ILTACON legal technology conference to feature two global destinations annually.  In 2019 the 43rd annual ILTACON conference will be held in Orlando, Florida US Aug 18-22 and the ILTACON Europe conference will grow into a two-day event Nov 13-14, 2019, in London."

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We care about machines, but will they care about us? (LexBlog) https://maas-bong.io/2VVQD64
"The rapid pace of change has caused leading scholars to argue that some, if not a large majority, of humans face a fate worse than redundancy: complete irrelevance."

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Like winter, AI and analytics are here … Are you ready? (Lighthouse) https://maas-bong.io/2VMecOZ
"As the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones approaches with the telltale sign of fans eagerly tweeting #WinterIsHere, AI and analytics also continue to encroach on our lives with the relentlessness of an army of meme photoWhite Walkers."

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Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance (Litigation Support Tip of the Night) https://maas-bong.io/2KD3Yiy
"This month the Sedona Conference published its commentary on Information Governance.   This is an update of the first edition published in 2014.  Here's a quick outline of the contents."

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Law firms may want to hire legal ops-trained law grads (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2KEeNBe
"Law schools are looking for ways to bring legal operations training into the classroom, potentially creating a new path for lawyers in Big Law and an opportunity for firms to provide what clients really want."

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In-house counsel plan on switching firms over technology use (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2KGsGyP
"A report by professional services firm BDO USA indicated that in-house counsel are making it a priority to leverage technology and are considering changing outside counsel in the coming months."

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Beyond the echo chamber (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2KG76dN
“Legal tech too often focuses on answers before questions … products and pitches that sound cool and could make a lot of money, but that solve unarticulated problems or else unprioritised ones."

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Who are the “unprofessional" players in today’s market? (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2KGEn8s
"No one in the legal profession should ignore or decline to consider better practices, operational models and solutions as demonstrated by the Big Four and the growing community of terrific law company service providers: We should be openly embracing conversations and practices that allow us to learn from them, adopt their best practices, partner with them and use their services to improve the results we can deliver to clients."

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The 2019 EDRM TAR Guidelines: Recognising the evolving role of the subject matter expert (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2KO9y1A
"While the Guidelines maintain the role of the SME in ensuring reviewer accuracy and assisting in training the model, they also acknowledge the emergence of new technologies which can reduce the burden on the SME."

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Terminal outrage: Results of the 2018-19 Dewey B Strategic “Hits and Misses Survey” (LexBlog) https://maas-bong.io/2KEwVea
"The major takeaway from the survey is that consumers of legal information regard 2018 as a miss.  The problem wasn’t so much the products - although products play an important role in triggering the discontent.  The major problem is the behaviour of legal publishers."

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[Podcast]: What do GCs really want?  Here’s what they say (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2KDdt1l
"Former in-house leaders at some of the most prominent companies in the world speak candidly about the communication, legal acumen and business savvy that law firms need to provide to their clients."

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Lessons for success from a former BigLaw associate (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2KFOp9X
"Internalise these lessons early in your career and you'll be set for life.”  It would appear I have been unwittingly following most of these during my own career.

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Can artificial intelligence solve BigLaw's $60B question? (LegalTech News) https://maas-bong.io/2KB6qGh
"Lawyers-turned-techies Joe Tiano, Alison Grounds and Ed Walters share how law firms and their clients are responding to fast-developing AI applications - raising the question of lawyers' ethical duty to use them."

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eDiscovery and beyond: Facing change in the age of AI (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2IkZk6d
"The volume of electronic information that has been creating risks in eDiscovery for more than a decade is ripe for renewed attention in the era of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.  Experts share their experience and insight on the evolving acceptance and use of AI and advanced analytics tools for eDiscovery - and beyond."

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Introducing TensorFlow Privacy: Learning with differential privacy for training data (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2Inb5sF
The move to “differential privacy” - machine-learning where the your data is analysed on your device ... and nobody actually gets your data.  Is this a GDPR/data privacy solution, day-dream or nightmare?

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Why EY’s purchase of Pangea3 should be a wake-up call for law firms (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2InWbme
Bob Ambrogi in the US enthusiastically warns that “the legal services landscape is changing.  Fast.  Maybe faster than you think.  And it does not bode well for law firms.” Dum dum dummm...

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Has EY Law bitten off more than it can chew in Pangea3? Quite possibly (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2Il7WK8
A slightly more measured take on EY's latest shopping spree, from Caroline Hill in the UK.

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Sink or swim: Law firms need to leverage, understand tech to survive (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2InPCjt
"Lawyers aren’t known to be the most tech-savvy, but they should improve their understanding and use of technology to differentiate and improve their practice, unless they want a race to the bottom in pricing to compete.  A Wolters Kluwer legal & regulatory-conducted survey, 'The Future Ready Lawyer', found out of 700 US and EU in-house and private practice lawyers, only 34% said their organisation is very prepared to keep pace with changes in the legal market."

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Cloud computing demystified: How it works and why it matters (Litigation Edge) https://maas-bong.io/2Itwell
Some useful clarification about something fundamental that's perhaps more talked about, more quietly, than artificial intelligence.

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AI technology: When to build, when to buy (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2InFw1S
"Deciding whether to buy off-the-shelf AI or build your own AI-based business solutions is a complex equation based on available talent, business needs, desired outcomes, lock-in comfort and a rapidly evolving market."

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Ethics before algorithms (Canadian Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Ind6oO
Kate Simpson of Bennett Jones LLP believes that "today’s AI and innovation development efforts are still in their teenage years, and trying to simplify the more complex human interactions and behaviours down into a bunch of mathematical equations with this early-generation technology is going to be messy and flawed."

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An American appeals court reverses jury decision based on failure of court to issue spoliation sanction (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2Il99B7
Doug Austin reports on a ruling that the trial court abused its discretion in refusing the charge of an adverse inference sanction against the defendant for failing to preserve several hours of video, vacated the judgment issued by the jury within the trial court for the defendant and remanded the case for a new trial.

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Legal operations (The Centre for Legal Leadership) https://maas-bong.io/2Imyzyg
"We shine our spotlight on legal operations as a growing function within an in-house legal department.  We examine what it’s for, why it exists and how it can contribute to a successful legal function."

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Taking advantage of advanced analytics: Beyond first level document review (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2ImvWwy
"Your team has completed the first level and quality control reviews.  Your documents have been produced, your privilege log is out the door and you have just received the incoming document production from the opposing party.  Now you have a universe of documents with the potential to be used as deposition exhibits, in expert reports and as trial exhibits.  How do you find the most important documents that either support or damage your position?"

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What’s a lawyer’s duty when a data breach occurs within the law firm? (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2IkuhHA
Doug Austin looks at the requirements of ABA Formal Opinion 483 on the topic, which was issued in October 2018.  Good stuff to know, huh?

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Scaling up LPM: The current state of legal project management (Clocktimizer) https://maas-bong.io/2IjZzyr
"Keeping track of all ... the wins, the losses, whether something is over or under budget is impossible without good project management.  However, LPM’s are often held back by an inability to scale what they do."  Part One of  a four-part series exploring how this can be tackled.

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The EY law strategy: What now and where next? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Ih24Bu
"Following last week’s news that EY had acquired the 1,000-strong legal managed services (LMS) arm of Thomson Reuters, there remains one big question: what is EY’s strategy?  Richard Tromans spoke to EY’s Global Law Leader, Cornelius Grossmann, to find out."

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25 facts about AI and law you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2IgawRA
"In law, AI is still all the talk.  Most of it is slightly or utterly incorrect.  Discoveries in recent years have little impact on the automation of legal work and the legal industry. Legal reasoning is different from other fields - technology should reflect this."

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Challenges in implementing AI include staffing and knowing what to use it for (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2IjffSt
"Over the last year legal departments have rushed to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, but that implementation has become challenging as the amount of data, how will it be used and who will operate it comes in to question."

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A deceptively simple way to find more happiness at work (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2IiSBK1
"You don’t need to change everything about your job to see major benefits.  A few changes here and there can be all you need."

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Law firms versus corporations: What counts as work (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2IhnSNg
"Maybe firms should value certain things for which the firm is not paid.  But firms don't.  And corporations do."

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Seek and destroy (file shares) (Active Navigation) https://maas-bong.io/2IevsbC
John Cofrancesco doesn't like file shares: "'Seek and destroy' is a military term (or a Metallica song, depending on your preference) which has a direct correlation to how I feel about file shares.  In my experience, Federal Agencies are data-rich and information-poor.  Agencies, such as the NSA, store vast quantities of data without determining what data holds value and what is outdated or stale.  Distinguishing data types is easier said than done."

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The technologies and trends with the most hype 2000 - 2018 (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2IduRqB
With thanks to Nir Golan of Attenti for this visual trot back through tech time.

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Conversely, Briefing Magazine's current LegalTech ALT-Hype-Cycle unicorn (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2IdeDOh
I especially like the far left column… (Thank you Rupert Collins-White)

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How Africa’s courtrooms are embracing legal technology (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Ibl3NO
"Digital justice systems are not only aiding improvements in the rule of law, but also assisting countries in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, which is to provide access to justice for all and ‘build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels’."

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US court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel production of ESI (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2Idovrj
This motion related to "34 search terms proposed by the plaintiff during meet-and-confer with the defendant, based on the extrapolation from a single search term that the plaintiff’s production request would require 170 hours of attorney and paralegal time and would produce little, if any, relevant information."

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Blockchain trial “has potential to transform property market” (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2Il6CHh
At last, a practical application of the tech everyone's talking about but few understand!  I recently moderated a panel on blockchain where I encouraged my patient colleagues to explain the potential use of blockchain in conveyancing and probate, two commonplace areas where trust and speed are crucial.

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Taking new steps into the smart home (EY) https://maas-bong.io/2IfnLlC
"EY’s annual survey of 2,500 UK households explores consumer attitudes towards connectivity and content within the home.  In this second deep-dive report we explore the strengthening customer demand for the smart home."

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What American judges want: Guidance from the University of Florida eDiscovery conference (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2Ify34V
David Horrigan: "In addition to ... cooperation, proportionality and sanctions the judges stressed the importance of everyday issues such as privilege logs - and they weren’t sure those 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure had made things more cooperative in eDiscovery."

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Lawyers and cloud computing: It’s not so complicated anymore (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2IfpCqk
Niki Black: "If you’ve been thinking about using cloud computing software in your law firm - or are already doing so - rest assured, you’re not alone.  In 2019, the benefits of cloud-based software far outweigh any perceived risks, so if you haven’t already taken advantage of cloud computing tools (and you probably already have even if you don’t know it), what are you waiting for?  No better time than the present!"

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The truth about AI and due diligence (The FCPA Blog) https://maas-bong.io/2IeziS4
"There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possible uses of artificial intelligence in anti-bribery compliance.  Most commentators recognise that AI (and its more unassuming cousin, machine learning) won’t do away with current practices altogether.  But while the significance of these technologies is recognised, their practical implementation often receives only cursory attention."

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And it’s official: EY to buy Legal Managed Services from Thomson Reuters (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2WJMVfV
As many of us know, disruption to the legal profession was never just about technology, as this move by EY demonstrates: "This new enhanced offering will make EY one of the leading professional services organisations for global legal advisory services and legal operations services, including legal function advisory, managed services and technology."

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The next top model: Law firm edition (Law21) https://maas-bong.io/2WIWtrJ
"The characteristics of law firms are well-known: Lawyer-owned and -operated, expensive, elite, inefficient, lawyer-centric, risk-averse, kind of pretentious and a little out of touch.  Defining your new legal business by distancing yourself from these attributes is a pretty good way to get clients’ attention in a shifting market."  Bang.

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Great British TV map (Tim Ritz) https://maas-bong.io/2WKVhUy
For fans of TV from the UK and Ireland who want to know where their favourite scripted series take place, and where they are actually filmed.

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Epiq expands Canadian eDiscovery solutions with acquisition of H&A eDiscovery (Epiq) https://maas-bong.io/2WFTPCQ
“H&A brings additional eDiscovery expertise to our Canadian business and, together, we have an unmatched bench of resources that are experts in eDiscovery.”

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HighQ and BPP Law School partner to deliver legal tech experience to students (HighQ) https://maas-bong.io/2WICzgn
"The partnership with HighQ allows students to explore new ways to use technology to serve clients and deliver legal services with value and efficiency in mind.  With experience using leading technology, BPP students will have the skills to embrace innovation for the entire span of their legal careers."

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[Video] How innovative are law firms behind the scenes? (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2WM8g8q
"Tech-savvy law firms, keen to stay ahead of the competition, are racing to provide 'ground-breaking, innovative and efficient solutions to client service delivery' - or so their marketing teams tell us…"

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New Civil Procedural Rules: Open hearings & copying in opponent on communications with court (Breaking Law) https://maas-bong.io/2WOf85v
"Accessible legal tips, know-how and news for anyone with a complaint or legal issue from Stephen Gold, ex-judge and author of Breaking Law, the book."

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New video hearings pilot will test “more robust software” (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2WMo1fU
The second pilot of fully-video hearings will take place in the tax tribunal beginning “in early spring” and end in the autumn, after a small pilot took place in the first half of last year.  I have a feeling about how successful this will be...

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Nine firms shortlisted for top honours at this year's Legal Week Innovation Awards (Legal Week) https://maas-bong.io/2WNbEAi
"The awards are a celebration of the evolving and increasingly important legal technology market, commending contributions made by both lawyers and non-fee-earning staff to the development of their businesses through innovation."

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The rules they are a-changing: New rules on bundles from 6 April 2019 (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2WJR3wm
No-one likes to file documents incorrectly so note, in particular, the presumption that, unless the court directs, pages in bundles should now be double-sided.  I presume one document shouldn't run into the next, otherwise how would we deal with inserts???

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Raising the bar: Innovation in legal (D/sruption)  https://maas-bong.io/2WHBqWq
The legal sector may be somewhat slow to adapt, but law firms cannot afford to fall behind.  Digital technology has created new markets which businesses need lawyers to help negotiate.  Clients are demanding faster and more technology-focussed solutions, and new generations of legal employees themselves have vastly different expectations to those who came before.  Alex Smith and co from Reed Smith share good stuff.

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Global law firm BCLP launches Innovation Champions project (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2OGKZlM
The firm has celebrated its first anniversary since its transatlantic merger by launching an Innovation Champions programme that will encourage lawyers and support staff to help drive change at the firm.

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Welcome to your future, slaves (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2WLfhXj
Yup, it's here.  Slightly earlier than I expected...

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AI: The snake oil of the 21st century (Information Age) https://maas-bong.io/2WLWI5p
"Howard Williams, from UK-based software house Parker Software, explores the state of AI snake oil in businesses.  How much of artificial intelligence as we know it is pure quackery?"

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Latham & Watkins releases "The Book of Jargon - Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology" (Latham & Watkins) https://maas-bong.io/2WO1rnb
“A comprehensive digital glossary of nearly 300 terms developed for the business, academic and legal communities.  The easy-to-use reference tool demystifies the often complex legal and regulatory terminology, acronyms and slang of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry."

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US case law: Private data stored in mobile devices may lead to production concerns (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2WHJS80
In this case "the court reminded attorneys that appropriately accounting for the proportionality concerns of Rule 26(b)(1) includes scoping production requests in a way that reduces the potential for the production of irrelevant private data."

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As uncertainty looms over Brexit, UK law firms consider their options (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2WKYyUa
I know, it's Brexit but this is an interesting and calm report from the ABA's legal affairs writer on what law firms in the UK are thinking and doing.

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Tips for paralegals and litigation support professionals (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2WK72uE
For the hardcore eD techies: Litigation support professional Sean O'Shea lists a series of Top Tips to make life a bit simpler at the dataface.

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Tech-savvy firms more profitable now, more prepared for the future, finds survey of US and EU legal professionals (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2WKbgSK
“The legal technology boom has been underway for a few years but, for the first time, we are seeing a clear competitive advantage for firms that are adopting innovative solutions earlier than others.”

BONG!

Exterro/EDRM judges survey 2019 series: Part 1, failure to comply with federal rules (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2I8cgfp
The first in a series of posts in which George Socha of BDO (and EDRM fame) evaluates "the results of Exterro and EDRM’s 2019 survey of Federal district court and magistrate judges.  With information from over 250 judges, the survey data offers a rich trove to mine."

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Artificial intelligence is here (Freshfields) https://maas-bong.io/2I7rMrW
Freshfields' mini-site is an absolute goldmine of useful information: "AI is revolutionising everything from industrial production to cancer diagnosis.  But as well as tremendous upsides it also carries risks.  The articles below tackle different aspects of the AI debate, from explaining what ‘AI technology’ really does to examining how it is testing legal frameworks around product liability, intellectual property and even human rights.  Our AI hub aims to demystify this rapidly developing technology and explore how it intersects with regulation and the law."

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The lawyer's ethical duties after a data breach (Ride the Lightning) https://maas-bong.io/2I5rDW1
Exploring "a lawyer's duties following a data breach, explaining the requirements of ABA Formal Opinion 483, issued in October 2018 and going beyond it to explore practical responses to a breach."

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Scalable learning v. scalable efficiency in the automation age (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2I62muY
The right way to treat employees in the automation age is not by deploying scalable efficiency, but by offering scalable learning.  The first requirement: enlightened leaders.

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A data commons for law (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2I2wYxs
"How might we harness available data from legal aid organisations, courts, legal technology companies and others to enable research and development that promotes access to justice?"  The timing of this is good as I have recently been in discussions about creating a modern and representative data set for eD product demos and tests: Enron is so boring and too old hat.

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The case for joining up legal and accounting services (Financial Director) https://maas-bong.io/2I6Rltk
"The Big Four accounting firms have now all been granted ABS status, meaning that they can offer reserved legal activities.  This year, each of the Big Four has been coming out with bold statements about their intention to grab a big share of the legal market, eyeing up the very lucrative opportunities that this market offers.  It will be interesting to see how this develops."

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Meet QIARK - an AI system that triages ideas and delivers insight (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2I9e6wH
A system which "could have some interesting use cases in the law, especially around delivering better insights into innovation and KM.  And, it could even be of use to management teams seeking to decide the strategic direction of a legal business - or any business for that matter.  It could also perhaps help with making actual legal decisions."

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Blockchain: Top 4 challenges CIOs face (TechRepublic) https://maas-bong.io/2I7ABly
"By 2023, blockchain technologies are poised to support the global movement of $2 trillion worth of goods and services annually, according to Gartner research.  But many companies are still struggling to figure out how they can successfully use the distributed ledger technology."

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Data protection laws take centre stage for global GCs (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2I3ojL6
"In the wake of the GDPR, data protection laws around the world have begun to shift.  Companies that don't comply with non-European Union data laws could face fines and a loss of trust in other nations."

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How Walmart is pioneering a fundamentally new approach to discovery (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2I9kzaX
Although obviously a case study of a Logikcull success story, Casey Sullivan's tale of Walmart's journey is nevertheless of interest.

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Has Spring sprung? Take the Spring 2019 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2OCdvow
Initiated by Rob Robinson in January 2016, the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.

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BigLaw’s model “stifles" its ability to innovate (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2OAImC1
L'Oréal general counsel Anna Lozynski explains why - from the perspective of those in-house, the buyer's side - innovation must be prioritised by the big end of town.

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Law firms' future isn't about rainmaking, it's about change-making (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2OFWU35
Change-makers are lawyers with a relentless focus on growth who also recognise that long-term success requires more than revenue generation alone.  With the head of a rainmaker and the heart of an innovator, change-makers are quickly becoming a driving force in helping partners buy into new ways of thinking.

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World Backup Day: Practical advice regarding backup data in relation to eDiscovery (Consilio) https://maas-bong.io/2OBVaYJ
Every year on 31 March, in order to avoid looking like an April fool and losing your data on the following day, the world is encouraged to back up its data on “World Backup Day”.  I wonder if we’ll ever see World Restore Day...

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New tech to “halve" transcript costs (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2OFqqpz
A social enterprise set up by a legal aid barrister is aiming to slash the cost of court transcripts by harnessing voice recognition software.  Sophie Walker, of One Pump Court, says that technology can help make the workings of the justice system understandable to a far wider audience.

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In Code we trust?  Trustlessness and smart contracts (Society for Computers and Law) https://maas-bong.io/2OE1SgE
This article looks at “trustlessness" which may have given rise to a common misperception of smart contracts reducing or even eliminating the need for trust.

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IEEE Launches Ethically Aligned Design, delivering a vision for prioritising human well-being with autonomous and intelligent systems (IEEE) https://maas-bong.io/2OC9Bfn
Intended to provide guidance for standards, regulation or legislation for the design, manufacture and use of autonomous and intelligent systems, as well as serve as a key reference for the work of policymakers, technologists and educators.

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Can we stop AI outsmarting humanity? (The Guardian) https://maas-bong.io/2OEgexN
The spectre of super-intelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, technologists say - so how can we ensure AI remains friendly to its makers?

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Translation, participation and education are the keys to successful eDiscovery collaboration (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2OBPyO4
Collaboration in eDiscovery has its own special challenges.  First, communication between lawyers and technologists often requires translation.  Second, participation is a prerequisite - but not a given.  Third, continuing education and professional development improves collaboration.

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The rising tech tide: Australia's legal tech scene is making waves (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2OCM8dX
Australia's legal technology ecosystem is in some places still being developed.  But in its focus on data and fostering innovation, it's already proving to be a force on the global stage.

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De-duplication: What is it and why should I use it? (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2U6BwtO
A useful explanation of one of the common eD processes applied to reduce the volume of documents in play before expensive legal review begins.

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The man trying to make sense of Brexit is tired and would like to stop now (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2U2WkTa
By day Jon Worth works as a communications consultant for European politicians.  By rest-of-his-day he makes Brexit flowcharts - 27 versions since January, to be exact.

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Sorry, we tried to deliver your Brexit (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2U4rf1h
This made my Friday afternoon (something had to).

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Litigation trends and opportunities in 2019 (Bloomberg BNA) https://maas-bong.io/2U5IiQo
Register to download your copy to learn how law firms and in-house counsel are leveraging AI to free up staff time for higher-level tasks, ethical questions around the boom in litigation finance, implications of data protection laws and how the keen use of technology is propelling increased interactions between litigators and the Big Four.

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Do court bans on electronic devices impede access to justice? (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2U3p9i9
Across the US, courts of all types have banned cellphones in courtrooms.  Some inform litigants of the ban before they show up, others don’t.  Some offer lockers for storage, others don’t.  Courts have cited different reasons for the bans, ranging from preventing disruption in the courtroom to protecting witnesses who could be photographed and potentially threatened for appearing.

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Courtroom technologies (infolaw) https://maas-bong.io/2U3pMs1
Although HM Courts & Tribunal Service has big plans for online justice beyond the physical courtroom, it is worth first considering the various technologies currently being used by the courts.

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Legal design explained: Part 1 - what is legal design? (Society for Computers and Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UarTuo
Legal Design Engineer, Charlotte Baker, explains what we mean by the increasingly popular term "legal design", the principles and tools involved, and explores various real-life examples of legal design in practice.  In this first part of a four-part series of short articles, she defines what this new term means.

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Lawyers’ skills will be needed whatever the future (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2U4yXbJ
"Lawyers in the future will likely be more public-spirited and less focused on personal enrichment, but demand for legal skills will persist whatever the political context, according to one of the world’s premier futurologists (Jordan Furlong)."

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Yee Haw!  Texas lawyers required to be competent in technology under revised Rule 1.01 (Catalyst) https://maas-bong.io/2U7nU1B
"All of this comes as lawyers grapple with thorny ethical issues concerning the use of cloud technology, storing privileged documents with outside vendors and relying on key document review tasks on smart but non-human computer algorithms.”

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A New Zealand LawFest retrospective (Jay Pierce) https://maas-bong.io/2FzxAYq
As with Terry Harrison in South Africa, Andrew King is stretching every sinew in his body to bring eD to the Antipodes.  His annual LawFest conference is briefly reported on here.

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The Business and Property Court has just published a helpful note to clarify whether the UK's Disclosure Pilot Scheme applies to Part 8 Claims (Ed Crosse) https://maas-bong.io/2HVtw7L
It's great to see that the pilot disclosure rules are living and breathing and not just lying stagnant for the next two years.  It would be even better to hear of strong judicial project management.

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UK Government to implement Jackson’s fixed recoverable costs blueprint (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2FF2IpI
Another piece of relevance to litigators in this jurisdiction, as is obvious from the title.

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Paul Hastings launches AI practice as clients face uncertain risks (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2FDtzT3
The practice was formed in response to popular demand from clients, many of whom are just beginning to dip a toe into the artificial intelligence waters and want to make sure there are no sharks lurking nearby.

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Legal AI market to grow 36% per year, says market research report (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2FA1Rqd
Data from New York-based Zion Market Research said that: "The rising funding for AI and its growing adoption in legal firms are major factors driving the global market growth in the upcoming years."

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The AI roles some companies forget to fill (Harvard Business Review) https://maas-bong.io/2FwBIsg
"AI talent goes far beyond machine learning Ph.D’s.  Equally important and less understood are the set of talent issues emerging around AI product development and engineering.  Most firms have not filled these roles, and their AI projects are suffering as a result."

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How Slaughter and May is making use of AI across the firm (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Fy7hlB
Product development?  Tick.  Consistency?  Tick.  Analysis?  Tick.

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Executive presence - how to connect with and become part of the C-Suite (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2FyU8Zp
"Your title as general counsel gets you in the room.  To be truly impactful, however, you need the other C-level executives to see you not as a narrow subject matter expert to be consulted only on legal matters, but rather as a peer and adviser who also brings specialised knowledge."

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10 practical tips from federal judges for eDiscovery lawyers (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2Ft3HJa
More from Tim Rollins on the findings of Exterro's 2019 federal judges survey...

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How eDiscovery has, hasn't and probably should change (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2Ft4XMo
Interesting, but disappointingly the only suggestion for what should change is increasing legal competence in eD.

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Mission update 2019: Security in RelativityOne (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2OueKpD
"We know that our mission is your mission, too, as you work to keep your data - and your clients’ data - safe.  To ensure we continue in our transparency we have come to be known for in this joint effort, here’s a quick look at a few of our current priorities and what we have planned for 2019."

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Oh, crap! Even MORE stuff to worry about: Malevolent machine learning can derail AI (thank you, Enron data set!) (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2OAP8aZ
There's been a lot of good talk about the use of eD tools and people outside the eD bubble, and of the anachronism and inappropriateness of the Enron Data Set (my capitals).  Here we see that very data set being used in what is "known as 'adversarial machine learning', some methods that involve experimentally feeding input into an algorithm to reveal the information it has been
trained on, while others involve distorting the input in a way that causes the system to 'misbehave'."

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The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13 as part of sweeping changes to regulation around online copyright (Wired) https://maas-bong.io/2OvrCvY
Critics argued that Articles 13, and related legislation passed today by MEPs, risked infringing on freedom of speech.  They are worried we will see a lot more cases of legitimate creative content being blocked once websites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are forced to stop copyrighted content from being uploaded to their platforms.

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Bad for business?  Firms diverge over entering legal tech market (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Ov8Btp
For some, law firm-backed technology can face resistance in the market and stunt a firm’s openness to new tools.  For others, knowing the inner workings of a firm is the key to legal innovation.  So what’s the deal?

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Text analytics company ayfie adds lawyer to management as it expands legal market push (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Ova9DJ
Sensible players in the legal tech market add empathy to their teams.  Well done ayfie.  How can you help a market if you have no knowledge of how it functions?

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Perusing the news: Lawyers share their favourite apps (Attorney at Work) https://maas-bong.io/2OsNRCr
Lawyers and other professionals who work in information-intensive environments know that knowledge is power.  But how to keep up with the constant deluge of legal news without drowning in information?

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Machine learning and AI are not the same: Here's the difference (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2OqvVIE
Some clarity to help the crawl of understanding from Nicole Martin, host of the Talk Digital to Me podcast.

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Negotiating lessons: Moses' screwing up of the exodus deal (Trade Explained) https://maas-bong.io/2OufR8N
A quite brilliant piece in which Dmitry Grozoubinski, a former Australian trade negotiator to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, exquisitely likens UK politicians' Brexit negotiations to the "Moses Model" of leading your people to “freedom"!

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The best tools for legal teams (Juro) https://maas-bong.io/2OwQLq8
Need to jump-start the legal department at your company?  Juro has curated the top legal tech tools they think you need to scale legal fast.

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Data Subject Access Requests: Using eDiscovery tools to ensure compliance and save costs (Lineal) https://maas-bong.io/2WoMlEa
You have to register to download this (which I have not done), but this paper appears to echo a drum I like to beat loudly: using eD tools and people for non-eD purposes, outside of the eD bubble.

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Magnetic north continues its march to the east (Ordnance Survey) https://maas-bong.io/2Wihyci
Not for everyone, this story, but I spent a great deal of time backpacking as a youth and I find it fascinating that something so dependable for so long is now changing.  Why?  Is it ultimately for good, or for bad?  We are not told.

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eDisclosure data processing: Providing cost clarity (CYFOR) https://maas-bong.io/2WmxdqV
The context and the importance of this piece by David Cavanagh are both obvious from the title.

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If robots do everything, then what will we do?  Will people marry robots in future? (Channel NewsAsia) https://maas-bong.io/2WqSzDD
Fascinating: "When China's top artificial intelligence guru Lee Kai-Fu talks about how AI is reshaping the world, people listen.  And he predicts big changes in a short time ... Humans will get to do things that we’re passionate about, things we’re good at, and have more time to do the things we love, spend time with the people we love and even time to think about what makes us human."

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A new age of warfare: How internet mercenaries do battle for authoritarian governments (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2WoW3q6
Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market.  Smaller countries are seizing on the tools - sometimes for darker purposes.

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Why venture capitalists and private equity see increasing possibilities in legal tech (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Wojm3u
Investors are seeing opportunities in legal tech as lawyers have little choice but to address ongoing pain points that can only be solved through the application of tech solutions.

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The technology and characteristics of the US army's RFID system (AsiaRFID) https://maas-bong.io/2WmjpwB
A fascinating insight into the military use of radio frequency identification systems.  I recall in the 1990s Xerox briefly explored the possibility of adding RFID technology to documents / books to track their location and conduct appropriate actions (such as automatically checking in / out at libraries).  The application of this tech in eD/privacy is still not too far a stretch.

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Artificial inflation? Mike Lynch accused of deliberate fraud in high court (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2WrKDC9
British technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch committed a “deliberate fraud over a sustained period of time” to inflate the value of his company, Autonomy, by billions of dollars ahead of its sale, the High Court of Justice in England has heard.  This saga has been running for nearly as long as the (fairy) tale of technology in the courts...

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Machine learning-enabled judgment: Baker McKenzie on the law firm of the future (Legal Executive Institute) https://maas-bong.io/2WmAsP7
Beyond all the market hype and disruption (both real and feared), there are big, fundamental questions needing answers.  And these questions are not just around what technologies like machine learning are doing or will do to the practice of law, but what the legal industry and law firms of the future should look like.

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eDiscovery mergers, acquisitions, and investments in Q1 2019 (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2WoFWZL
Rob Robinson strikes again!  Here he notes that this quarter has been the most active since he started recording M/A&I movement in this area in late 2001

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An interview with Jae Um (Colin S. Levy) https://maas-bong.io/2WlYkCr
For those who don't know her (I have never had the privilege of meeting her), Jae "is a strategy executive, insights analyst & business designer for fast-changing legal markets, with 10+ years of industry experience.  She leverages a highly diverse skillset to generate powerful actionable insights.  Jae recently joined Baker McKenzie as Director of Pricing Strategy"

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You can call me AI: Artificial intelligence as a witness (Martin Nikel) https://maas-bong.io/2WgGG30
With his always-interesting take on life, Martin has settled on five areas of ethical concern that are raised by artificial intelligence (and, on his way, he swipes the hype)

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Map of fundamental technologies in legal services (Remaking Law Firms) https://maas-bong.io/2Wpcvqx
This map, by Michelle Mahoney, Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons, provides a helicopter view of the "big four" technologies - AI, blockchain, enterprise systems (i.e. databases) and pre-programmed code - and their many applications in legal services, e.g. document automation, expertise automation, legal research, matter management, all aspects of practice and client management, due diligence and eDiscovery

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The partner’s continuing lament (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2WhJc96
In Biglaw you'll do good work, be in demand, and stay busy - until you age.  By the time you’re older than the average person bringing in business, you’re no longer in demand.  Doing good work is no longer enough.  Unless you generate business, you’ll no longer be able to stay busy.  Cheerful stuff!

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Relativity debuts RelativityOne mobile app for review on the go (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Wgm6zU
I should have seen it coming: The app, currently only for Apple mobile devices, allows RelativityOne users to access their workspaces and case documents, tag relevant documents, and sync their work with their larger review team from mobile devices.  I guess the next development will be an Android version...

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We invited professional hackers to attack us: Here's what happened (CNET) https://maas-bong.io/2Wtz9hF
Even when you anticipate a cyberattack, email phishing remains one of the most effective methods used by hackers to access private accounts

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Innovation Part 1: What it is and what it isn’t (RainMaking Oasis) https://maas-bong.io/2WoK101
With so much buzz about the need for innovation in the legal profession, it can be overwhelming and also very misleading.  Many misconstrue that innovation in law firms is all about technology.  It isn’t.  Some of the most fundamental innovation that is occurring has to do with how work is done, why, by whom and for whom

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How to write a CV to appeal to robot recruiters (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2WgoYwG
Did you know that recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing each CV they receive (if they read it at all)?  And those are just the CVs that actually make it to a human for review.  First, CVs must pass the filtering algorithms of an applicant tracking system

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Don't ask for everything in eDiscovery... (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2WklJUR
In this US case, litigants are reminded that an appropriately tailored production request doesn’t ask for “all” of anything.  When making such requests, be sure to ask for specific data.  If you do ask for “all” of something, make sure you have case precedents or a clearly defined reason for doing so.  Compare and contrast to
https://maas-bong.io/2GYU2MY, where a judge recently allowed an application made under more appropriate circumstances

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The mindful data transfer - bringing balance to cross-border discovery and EU data protection obligations (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2Fk3zMi
This thought-provoking article from Ryan Costello looks at the friction between legal holds and the right to be forgotten and anxiety about the scope of collections amid data minimisation requirements.  The considerable financial and operational penalties for failure to comply with the GDPR have created an environment of trepidation about how, and where, to best process, host and review EU data in connection with US-based eDiscovery

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GDPR v CCPA: Privacy counsel weigh in on compliance challenges (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2FfTr6Y
Californian and European privacy laws are bringing change - and stress - to in-house compliance teams.  Yesterday privacy counsel discussed the differences between GDPR and CCPA, and how lawyers can approach each

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Law's emerging elite: Enterprise Legal Service providers, Part 1 (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2FrClTM
There were once many "elite" law firms.  The herd has been thinned dramatically - the “why" helps to explain the emergence of Enterprise Legal Service (ELS) providers.  A handful of them are reshaping law's traditional models and capabilities with big impact

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[Video] LegalTech 2019: a chat with Nick Robinson of Microsoft about “in place” eDiscovery analytics (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2FwP5J9
What makes Microsoft particularly well served is this major trend in eDiscovery: in-place analytics.  It is the new shift to keeping your information and content in the systems where it is utilised, and performing your analytics there rather than exporting it

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eDiscovery training lagging in most legal departments (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2FjzIDC
Even large organisations in highly regulated and litigation-heavy industries say they didn’t have formal eDiscovery training, according to a survey by Exterro and Duke Law's EDRM (and I'm just a phone call away: contact details below)

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Deloitte Legal holds AI challenge to understand legislation (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2FkKN7y
Deloitte Legal and The Next Web have co-hosted a workshop in London this week to answer the question: "How can we make computers understand written laws?"

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How in-house counsel can utilise eDiscovery platforms for regulatory requests (Zylab) https://maas-bong.io/2FoCDe5
Jeffrey Wolff observes that a key challenge to managing regulatory requests is finding, retrieving and sorting through the mountains of data now created by even modest businesses in order to extract and present information demanded by regulators.  I am noting the welcome trend of lawyers and eD professionals discovering that eD tools and people have many uses outside the eD bubble

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The week in tech: Our future robots will need super-smart safety checks (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2FfWyvG
If software was at fault in the deadly crashes of the two Boeing 737s, it raises questions about how technology that’s critical to safety is regulated.  The Boeing software was designed to perform a simple task: nudge the airplane’s nose down based on sensor readings if a stall was anticipated.  As harder tasks are handed to software, the stakes rise

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Noah Waisberg interview: What next for Kira Systems? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Fq1IFt
Richard Tromans recently caught up with the co-founder and CEO of leading legal AI company Kira Systems to find out where the company is now and where it’s heading

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Artificial intelligence and the delivery of unbundled legal services (ROSS Intelligence) https://maas-bong.io/2FmMRff
AI will speed the development and adoption of unbundled services for both corporate and under-represented clients.  At the corporate level, artificial intelligence will be brought to bear on project- and success-based billing.  The shift from hourly billing will allow in-house counsel to segment legal assignments according to the price and expertise of outside counsel

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eDiscovery's new challenge: Not ignoring Internet of Things data (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Fpc4Wa
This is the new Wild West of my world: eDiscovery practitioners are challenged by the quantity and variety of Internet of Things device data.  But that doesn't mean they can ignore it (I intend to write an article on this subject next month)

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10 graveside traditions at famous tombs (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2FmevZz
Things you didn't know you needed to know #87

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GlenLegal19 speaker presentations (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2FisJLi
Many leading lights from the world of legaltech shared insights, hopes and fears at this recent excellent two day conference at Gleneagles

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How AI will rewire us (The Atlantic) https://maas-bong.io/2FuvI3p
For better and for worse, robots will alter humans’ capacity for altruism, love, and friendship.  As AI insinuates itself more fully into our lives, we may yet require a new social contract - one with machines rather than with other humans

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Lady Hale says judges don’t use social media for fear of trolls (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2FhSifj
Now we know...  However, "Judges in other jurisdictions do use social media to promote public understanding of their work"

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Number of law firms using Live Chat has risen 38% in six months (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2FdCZEg
In the light of which, it's interesting to see that UK law firms are increasingly embracing chat as a way to communicate with clients outside standard office hours

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EU hits Google with antitrust fine of $1.69 Billion over ad practices (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2FhqKqj
The European Commission's antitrust regulators issued a third fine against Google on Wednesday, this time over its ad practices. Google now faces more than $9 million in EU antitrust fines.  Surely that must hurt, Just a little bit?  No?

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Why Generation Z will revolutionise the law firm of the future (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2FpkexM
Lawyers and innovation experts give BPP University students a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that await

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TAR 2.0: Using contextual diversity to find out what you don’t know (and a bit about Zipf’s Law) (Catalyst) https://maas-bong.io/2Fmqt5r
In 2014, Grossman and Cormack issued their landmark study comparing different TAR protocols.  It showed that random selection was the least efficient way to find relevant documents, including those you didn’t know about originally. Catalyst’s research, and that of several others, consistently told the same tale

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The end of sanctions? New report details dramatic decline in US spoliation penalties (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2Flmu9l
This would indicate to me that most instances of spoliation were due to incompetence/ignorance rather than deliberate acts

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What is EDRM? (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2W4TvgJ
Every now and then it's good to remember that not everyone is steeped in your world's buzzwords and acronyms

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Too much information? (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2Wb4khv
Much is written about the data-driven law firm, but what does that actually mean in practice? Joanna Goodman explores how law firms are really using data to support and grow their business

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The Ministry of Justice has been accused of sitting on evidence that undermines its drive to close courts (BuzzFeed) https://maas-bong.io/2W7LuHP
The MoJ left data out of a published report that showed people had a more positive experience of the justice system if they had physically been in court, a finding which senior lawyers and campaigners say undermines its push to take more cases online and out of courtrooms

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Interview: Maz Jamnejad, head of innovation, Linklaters Italy (Juro) https://maas-bong.io/2W9rAfx
Because it's not all about the UK and the US...

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Explaining Elevate’s recent acquisitions (Legal Evolution) https://maas-bong.io/2W749Uc
Elevate’s slew of recent acquisitions belie a long-game strategy. Elevate founder, Liam Brown, explains in detail

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Call for legal AI to have “ethical black box” to explain decisions (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2W9b7Ip
Artificial intelligence (AI) should be developed in conjunction with a wide range of non-technical specialists, while an ‘ethical black box’ showing how a system made particular decisions may also be needed, according to an academic

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The business case for expanding document management from in-house legal to other departments (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2W7WNQA
Many corporate legal departments today deploy document and email management systems (DMS). Documents are the lifeblood of lawyers and they produce a plentiful supply of them. It is critical that they have a very effective document management system to assist their department to be more efficient, increase productivity and mitigate risk

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10 factors to consider before procuring legal AI (The Law Society) https://maas-bong.io/2W1eIs2
Rafie Faruq of Genie AI pours a little cold water on the AI Hype Wagon: what extra benefit does machine learning provide, that wouldn't be possible either with humans, or with traditional artificial intelligence (a rules-based approach)?  Faruq argues that staying true to this question will enable law firms to sift through the hype

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Something's stirring up business development in the legal industry (Microsoft) https://maas-bong.io/2W9I7A7
Microsoft says (and we all listen) there's a new way of winning business in professional services: it's more scalable, more systematic, and entirely measurable. And it's helping the most innovative law firms run circles around their competitors

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Wisconsin Appellate Court: Judge's undisclosed Facebook friendship with litigant is objectively biased (Ride the Lightning) https://maas-bong.io/2W7ldtm
I think this headline speaks for itself

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Drunks, DNA and data transfer risk in eDiscovery (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2u7kMDh
A beguiling title for the irrepressible Rob Robinson's piece on the disparate tech in play in discovery and the risks inherent in transferring data between them

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LawTech - Is it worth the risk? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2u54xqm
EY argues that legal tech is in its "infancy, relatively speaking, so, like everything in life, LawTech doesn’t come without risk.  In fact, it carries serious business risks"

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The Enron data set is no longer a representative test data set (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2VZviZa
I've been saying this for years!  In terms of interesting (not representative) data for demos I favour Wikipedia; last century it was the Tobacco Archives

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Facebook under criminal investigation over data sharing with tech firms (The Guardian) https://maas-bong.io/2VTjiIO
Federal prosecutors are examining Facebook's data-sharing deals with other major technology companies, a New York grand jury having subpoenaed records from “at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices”

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10 common photography mistakes every beginner should avoid (Digital Photography School) https://maas-bong.io/2VZVyms
Anyone who has photography as a hobby would benefit from skimming this useful article

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2019 US legal salary guide for attorneys and legal professionals (Special Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2VWVALD
Because we all like to know: Check out legal salaries and data insights for lawyers, counsel, paralegals and a full spectrum of firm and in-house legal positions in both your local market and the whole of America

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AI and voice-enabled applications will change how we work in 2019 (451 Research) https://maas-bong.io/2VTVUe6
A practical take on how these interfaces are changing the way we work: "The vendors and use cases covered in this report are good examples of the impact that voice-enabled applications can have in the workplace"

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If you can tie your shoes, you can "do" in-house eDiscovery (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2VY6fWr
Casey Sullivan observes that, while discovery challenges still exist, the risks that dominated eDiscovery a decade ago have been significantly reduced

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11 of the most interesting things I've heard as a lawyer on #BLTF2019 (Bram Vandromme) https://maas-bong.io/2W1h7Tv
A Belgian lawyer and futurist's perspective of Tuesday's British Legal Technology Forum in London

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How the stock market really works (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2VU0ZTI
Too true...

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Threading, duplicates & near-duplicates, ECA fundamentals series Part 4 (XDD)
https://maas-bong.io/2VVUcJg
A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about effective early case assessment in the context of electronic discovery

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Do you have FOMO? You should - if you’re not finding and collecting dynamic web evidence (Hanzo) https://maas-bong.io/2VVQgIv
Fear of missing out?  This article explains why collecting evidence from the web should include dynamic and contextual data

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[Video] Two billion dollars and counting - a SOLID West talk (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2VYTM4V
Knox Capital Operating Partner Mike Bryant presents a short, eight-minute TED-style talk on investments and investing in the legal tech market during the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption

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BLTF: The post-hype AI hype, plus iManage RAVN is legal's Spotify (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2VQSMzE
Fast typing Richard Tromans reports on yesterday's British Legal Technology Forum, one of the largest legal tech events in Europe

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How US courts treat technology assisted review in discovery (New York Law Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2VZXpHT
This article provides an overview of case law and trends that may inform practitioners how Commercial Division courts will apply Rule 11-e(f), which took effect on Oct. 1, and codifies the Commercial Division’s support of the use of technology assisted review (TAR) during discovery

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Scientists "reverse time" with quantum computer in breakthrough study (Independent) https://maas-bong.io/2VVaSAH
Scientists have reversed the direction of time with a quantum computer.  The breakthrough study seems to contradict basic laws of physics and could alter our understanding of the processes governing the universe

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What do your devices know about you? (Cybint Solutions) https://maas-bong.io/2VZ8WqR
An infographic showing that, no matter how careful you think you are, your on- (and off-) line footprint is BIG

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IT teams, regulatory requests and eDiscovery - a perfect ménage à trois (Zylab) https://maas-bong.io/2VZgmKS
Few situations can cause as much stress to IT departments as a regulatory request for information.  With little warning, teams are required to trawl through copious amounts of data, in an attempt to extract relevant material.  The solution? eDiscovery tools and people

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Five advantages of having an ESI protocol for your matter (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2VY2lwC
Kelly Twigger argues (rightly) that the exercise of thinking through everything that will be needed for your case in discovery is invaluable

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"Legal Tech Store" opens in France - an application marketplace (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2W0owTd
Today sees the launch of a new French legal tech marketplace called the Legal Tech Store, which provides ‘customers’ with a range of applications, from contract management to data analysis to privacy tools

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The MoD on the disclosure naughty step again: Indemnity costs where disclosure conduct falls outside the norm (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2u6jbNW

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Smart Time infographic: A 50 year history of tech in legal (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2u486NA

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Compelled-password decision is "death knell" for Fifth Amendment, US state justice argues (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2uc5H3D

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Why Legal Operations matters and how to optimise its impact (Mixner Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2u3quGo

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The middle way - an integrated approach to legal technology (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2u3jOrH

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Small firms, small bars and tech training (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2u2NFR2

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To maintain regulatory compliance you need to capture context (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2u0YXFs

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What happens in an Internet minute (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2u3w37S

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Metrics? What metrics? KPIs that legal ops professionals need to track (Part II) (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2u11ob4

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Purple rain of sanctions falls on the record company in the “Prince Case” for their intentional destruction of text messages (e-Discovery Team) https://maas-bong.io/2u2slv5

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Automating eDiscovery: A strategic framework (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2VQcOdG

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KPMG: Top five innovation hubs: SV, NY, Beijing, London and Tokyo (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2VQtXnn

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VIDEO: from LegalTech 2019 - a chat with Paul Mankoo, CEO Inventus (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2VQxPVr

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Legal spend: Have law departments got it right? (Commitment Matters) https://maas-bong.io/2VKvA66

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Seven challenges of contract management - contract management 101 (Precisely) https://maas-bong.io/2VS3o15

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According to Consilio, strong majority of companies are increasing investment in detecting “bad behaviours” (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2VKbFnY

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eDiscovery sanctions issued in Jimi Hendrix weed case (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2VRCLJE

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An email marketing company left 809 million records exposed online (Ars Technica) https://maas-bong.io/2VQdYpy

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When litigation support manager Dave Hasman was asked what a typical day at Bricker & Eckler was like, he laughed (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2VTS6tv

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What Google knows about you (Axios) https://maas-bong.io/2VKyPdM

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"The Robots Are Coming"​ or "Litigation Hold Script for O365"​ (Jonathan McKee)  https://maas-bong.io/2VJVQgX

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The three surprising secrets that drive innovation in the digital era (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2VKfZU3

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The reality of collaboration (Law21) https://maas-bong.io/2VMeDrQ

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The price of collaboration (Law21) https://maas-bong.io/2VEYdSi

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LexisNexis General Counsel talks legal tech, sticking to a budget and the rise of in-house counsel (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2VKTYEC

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Blockchain and AI: What happens when the technologies merge? (Appinventiv) https://maas-bong.io/2VJOU3p

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Norton Rose launches consultancy for "AI, blockchain and crypto" (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2VMorlE

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"Legal services" are whatever buyers need to solve business challenges (Legal Business World) https://maas-bong.io/2VLmMgd

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In an era of rapid technological change in the legal market, do relationships still matter? (Legal Executive Institute) https://maas-bong.io/2VLnWZ7

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Disclosure - What information about search methodology must be shared? (Taylor Wessing) https://maas-bong.io/2HkV8Tm

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Why legaltech makes sense for private equity (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2Hi1jYp

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Lord Chief Justice sets up advisory group on artificial intelligence (UK Judiciary) https://maas-bong.io/2HkoAZD

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Actively learning? Predictive coding technologies and protocols survey - Spring 2019 results (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2HjSJsb

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50 centuries of civilisations, empires, dynasties and world population by continent (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2HjZQAT

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Ministry of Defence hit with indemnity costs for disclosure failure (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2HkH6B6

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Take the risk out of redaction (Zylab) https://maas-bong.io/2HpBN3k

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How much privilege review is required under a clawback agreement? (Percipient) https://maas-bong.io/2HiPl0M

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Does AI ethics have a bad name? (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2Hk1SRx

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“Own the eDiscovery process”: Microsoft unveils compliance center (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2HjVslh

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Disclosure difficulties in UK criminal cases - especially mobile phone evidence (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2H9Ioiv

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Integration challenges lead to digital deceleration, thanks to more projects on smaller budgets (Computer Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2H9Nc7C

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Still topical: Technology competence - what the ethical duty means for you and your firm (Intelligent Editing) https://maas-bong.io/2HftZl1

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Using landmine detectors, meteorite hunt turns up 36 space rocks in Antarctica (Smithsonian) https://maas-bong.io/2H8PRyf

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Relativity bags CTO from Amazon Web Services, will add 300 staff (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Hab36R

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How courts can increase access to justice by adopting better technology (American Bar Association) https://maas-bong.io/2H8yX2M

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Why Facebook still seems to spy on you (Wall Street Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2H6lPuS

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Are law firms ready for Generation Z? They'd better be (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2HancZQ

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Data doesn’t make decisions (3 Geeks and a Law Blog) https://maas-bong.io/2HbxKrh

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Resist urge to skip design thinking stages (CustomerThink) https://maas-bong.io/2H8KT4A

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Well hello, Project X!  Thomson Reuters announce their comprehensive "Panoramic" legal workflow solution (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2H6aWct

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AdvanceLaw, a collective of 250 general counsel, to transform the legal profession by providing access to client decision-makers (AdvanceLaw) https://maas-bong.io/2Eg82Pt

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Legal tech in law firms - a conversation with legal technologist Dera Nevin (Baker McKenzie) https://maas-bong.io/2H3UzND

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Some law schools offer tech programs to help students find jobs, but does it work? (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2H5EIhN

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Machine learning in contracts - Behind the hype: what's real and what's possible? (Juro) https://maas-bong.io/2H6i60G

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The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit “send" (Motherboard) https://maas-bong.io/2H5HqUr

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Slaughter and May launches its own legal tech programme (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2H6iFYm

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R v E and the great [criminal] disclosure debate (Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2H5Zcqs

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How legal departments are using and benefitting from legal tech (LexisNexis) https://maas-bong.io/2H62Hx2

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Nothing artificial about it: How law firms (really) use AI in practice (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2H5MW9F

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The web as a data source: What we can learn from In Re Ex Parte Application of Levi Strauss & Co (Hanzo) https://maas-bong.io/2H3rJwS

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Shining a light on what the "dark web" really means for firms (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2GZnT89

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The next recession could cost 10,000 lawyers their jobs (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2H3YaLC

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Is blockchain as secure as people think? Maybe not (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2H37oI7

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Baker McKenzie’s Jae Um and Casey Flaherty on BigLaw innovation (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2H1ZJtD

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Is digital transformation really happening in law firms? (Neota Logic) https://maas-bong.io/2H4mRYC

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Why innovation dies in law firms (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2H3GcZR

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Parallels between the informed patient and the informed client (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2H43xe0

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Nine biggest hurdles to AI adoption (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2H9rWyT

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Five steps you can take to earn an eDiscovery sanction (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2H3XtlJ

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Planning for later in eDiscovery (Mike McBride) https://maas-bong.io/2H0kwh3

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Five key takeaways from the Alternative In House Legal Summit 2019 (Neota Logic) https://maas-bong.io/2H2q5vI

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Digitisation of the courts - bad news for advocates? (LexisNexis) https://maas-bong.io/2GYNGNC

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A detailed map of medieval trade routes in Europe, Asia, and Africa (Kottke) https://maas-bong.io/2H6wwNY

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What's next for ILTA? Full time CEO Joy Heath Rush dishes on future plans (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2H0E4Ca

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This is how lawyers of the future should be thinking about tech (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2H6yBJM

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District of South Carolina: Forensic protocol granted where mobile devices returned in three hours (Litigation Support Tip of the Night) https://maas-bong.io/2GYU2MY

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Are lawyers ready to be managed by metrics? (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2H0U8Uo

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What does the Big 4's legal tech push mean for law firms? (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2GY71i2

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Clients need legal services but not necessarily lawyers (Legal Mosaic) https://maas-bong.io/2H2jdOA

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Judge rejects bid to exit shorter trial scheme and compares scheme to new disclosure pilot (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2GUJ3nK

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Selling innovation & experimentation to a CFO (Strategyzer) https://maas-bong.io/2GTl1JX

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The NHS’s 10 principles for AI and data, a new benchmark for lawyers? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2GXBVqP

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Top 15 best global brands ranking for the last 19 years (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2GVqGz3

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Lawyers’ eDiscovery competence improving, US judges in survey say (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2GUG4eW

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Britain's top 10 "crap towns" revealed - does your area make the list? (The Mirror) https://maas-bong.io/2GUC2Dq

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Are robots coming for lawyers? Not until they can translate legalese (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2GZfhy3

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Eight things a good lawyer does that a computer algorithm can’t (Legal Executive Institute) https://maas-bong.io/2GY14BN

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The RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2019 results are in (RollOnFriday) https://maas-bong.io/2GWtVq6

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One law school advancing discovery technology education, one student at a time (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2GXLB4r

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Five key takeaways from The Sedona Conference’s Social Media eDiscovery Primer (X1) https://maas-bong.io/2SgbXAL

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Revealed: The best law firms for work/life balance - 2019 edition (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2Sh8ySb

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EDRM: The eDiscovery energy wheelhouse (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2Xhcmqa

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Data in, insights out: Why AI needs superior data to be successful (Corporate Compliance Insights) https://maas-bong.io/2SgcMtl

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Law firms still a "great target" as US firm falls victim to alleged Chinese hack (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Sjq88e

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Organisations shift from transformation to digital optimisation (Tech Wire Asia) https://maas-bong.io/2SgJWZJ

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How do you teach AI the value of trust? (EY) https://maas-bong.io/2SgSDn1

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The curious case of lawyers - by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) president Xavier Costa (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2SimKdE

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Chinese schoolgirl shamed for using robot to write homework.  Now everybody wants one (South China Morning Post) https://maas-bong.io/2Sd9Rle

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Three ways in-house lawyers are using eDiscovery software to reduce legal spend (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2SeyXA1

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Take the Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Spring 2019 Survey (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2XdTNUa

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Why hype technology is killing innovation (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2X8rC97

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No bad faith means no sanctions for failing to preserve video of altercation (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2X9M9tH

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“Seismic shift”: Emily Foges on Luminance’s new partnership with EY Law (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2XdWTYi

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Global eDiscovery market 2019: Research in-depth analysis, manufacturers, and forecast to 2024 (Honest Version) https://maas-bong.io/2XcX06n

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ILTA names Joy Heath Rush as CEO [Yay!] (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2X8FD6y

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At Inspire Legal, collaboration and education stand out as pressing problems of the legal profession (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2XdeCyM

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The "no nonsense" guide to artificial intelligence (CENTURY Tech) https://maas-bong.io/2XcoiK1

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VIDEO: On the road to the Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G … plugged in?  Or unplugged?  Nokia provides perspective (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2Xa8K9A

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Top 18 legal technology developments of 2018 (State Bar of Wisconsin) https://maas-bong.io/2X6DAzQ

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The only way is ethics when it comes to eDiscovery (Lineal) https://maas-bong.io/2Xc6xuf

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The cold, hard, truth behind “the cold hard truth behind eDiscovery deadlines” (Martin Nikel) https://maas-bong.io/2X6PObT

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Ten years in, and still passionate about eDiscovery (Hanzo) https://maas-bong.io/2XdV6lJ

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Lawtech Adoption research report (The Law Society) https://maas-bong.io/2XbLnMI

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Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared (The Verge) https://maas-bong.io/2X4YdfM

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For ALT (Association of Legal Technologists), its second conference was a reckoning (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2Xc60sf

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Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked (Technology Review) https://maas-bong.io/2X9vCpG

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Growing concern for endangered lawyers (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2XbJtMo

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eDiscovery in South Africa - using eDiscovery technology is too expensive for SA??  (Terry Harrison) https://maas-bong.io/2XcMX19

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Robot mediator settles first ever court case (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2X9wHxK

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Interview: Retired US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of DLA Piper on cross-border discovery and technology-assisted review (Chris Dale)
https://maas-bong.io/2S88BzC

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NY Appeals Court extends discoverability of social media photos to “tagged” photos (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2S9ju4w

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Artificial intelligence to tackle insurance fraud and assess flood damage (UK Government) https://maas-bong.io/2S1UBaI

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Innovation – over-used conference topic or something valid to strive for? (Jason Plant) https://maas-bong.io/2S6dARF

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Updated: Linklaters Nakhoda launches deal platform ISDA Create - and what that really means (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2X4izpD

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EDRM publishes TAR guidelines (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2Xa52gf

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The full list: Which law firms + tech companies won Innovate UK funding? (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2XbqwZZ

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Appeal judges “penalising law firms for being efficient” (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2X9PY27

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Legal technology through a different lens (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2Xcg5pl

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Federal judges feel they’re still too involved in your discovery process (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2X9xSxi

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The Discovery Iceberg (Jonathan Maas) https://maas-bong.io/2S4RleS

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Profile: Paula Fearon, head of project services at McCann FitzGerald, has seen her role evolve with the technology (The Irish Times) https://maas-bong.io/2S8rgeY

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When litigation becomes a “verbal brawl”: disclosure must be proportionate (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2UWjW7S

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A lawyer’s obligation to be technologically competent – Part 4 (Farrell Fritz) https://maas-bong.io/2V2OJQD

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Q&A: Getting ready for the emoji law revolution (Yahoo! Finance) https://maas-bong.io/2UR4Al4

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Becoming the killer whale: Changing mindsets key to law firm innovation (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UVlHSP

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Big data: Law firms play “Moneyball" (Financial Times) https://maas-bong.io/2S0GMtf

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The British-Irish dialect quiz (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2S8sI0U

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UK LawTech initiatives WTF (Legal Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2S8tpr2

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Will lawyers ever embrace technology in eDiscovery? (Mixner Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2S1yCAF

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Litigators must tread carefully on shifting sands (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2UTRHXp

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AI-based object detection and tracking takes a next step (Radio+Television Business Report) https://maas-bong.io/2UUn4kw

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Too much money to care about efficiency? A New York conversation (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UYkdqZ

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Legaltech19 product innovation competition winners (Legal Technology Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UUo08w

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Turn and face the strange (Martin Nikel) https://maas-bong.io/2UULE4P

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Project Johnny 5: A case study on evaluating AI abstraction tools (Quislex) https://maas-bong.io/2DuTU4k

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Four top trends warmed up this year’s Legaltech 2019 (Lighthouse) https://maas-bong.io/2UUtf8n

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Some corporates show widening use of legal AI review technology (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UPMcJc

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Evisort announces $4.5 million in seed funding (Legal Technology Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UXkiLy

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To text, or not to text, clients: An ethical question for a technological time (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UWsStU

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US judges' eDiscovery sanctions due to bad faith, poor communication: Report (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2GERL9u

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Law in the time of Twitter: Do chatty lawyers help or hinder their careers? (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2GFdsWU

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UK company sets a record for world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine (Digital Trends) https://maas-bong.io/2GISo25

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2018 Chief Legal Officer survey: Corporate counsel focus on improving in-house efficiency (Epiq) https://maas-bong.io/2GEDY2F

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Five things that eDiscovery professionals have to consider in a mobile and global world (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2GCn8Sd

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On Inspire and echo chambers (D Casey Flaherty) https://maas-bong.io/2GCmTXj

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Privacy panels, video venues and more at my 13th Legaltech (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2GzSTLL

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Let’s not confuse Project Management with project management - The likelihood of confusion in legal services delivery tools (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2GBvl9a

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Not using active learning? You're falling behind (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2GG7Dsf

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Bracing for the Big One: The impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act on eDiscovery (New York Law Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2GzVYeN

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Zero to sixty in eDiscovery: The value of on- and off-the-job training (Hanzo) https://maas-bong.io/2UUEDRI

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Meet Evisort, the new ai platform set to rock the $60 billion doc review market (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UMe8xA

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Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery (The Register) https://maas-bong.io/2URcCKI

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UK National Paralegal Awards - finalists announced (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2URkITC

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Are the "legal elite" in an echo chamber? (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2UYzacH

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GlenLegal19 - the agenda and speakers (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UMI6Se

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Ethical AI: Europe leads the way (Penningtons Manches) https://maas-bong.io/2UUKXIW

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Slaughter and May and others invest $10 million in legal tech provider Luminance (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UPFEKB

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We asked Waterloo & City line passengers to rate their fellow commuters (Londonist) https://maas-bong.io/2UUEVbf

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Will AI put lawyers out of business? (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2UMgY5I

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Discovery for a modern age: eDiscovery, metadata, and cost savings (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2UHPOgi

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Which jurisdiction?  Choosing where to litigate - A jurisdictional overview of the world’s court systems (and discovery requirements, if any) (White & Case) https://maas-bong.io/2UPyI09

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Striking a critical balance: Document-related processes for both productivity and data protection (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UMFgfR

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US law and the Big Four: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? (TechLaw Crossroads) https://maas-bong.io/2UHDrRo

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AI, cloud and security - top priorities for enterprise legal departments (Information Age) https://maas-bong.io/2UNDRpC

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Seven US-focussed websites to boost your legal technology competence (Record Retrieval Solutions) https://maas-bong.io/2UPpMYI

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AI and a new way of looking at contract pre-screening (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2UPKK9P

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AI legal transcription provider Verbit raises $23 million (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UNDkUE

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Behind Elevate Service’s buying binge: Liam Brown’s meticulous strategy (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2USjlnP

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New York appellate court allows “data mining” of social media accounts for relevant information (X1) https://maas-bong.io/2UUpikb

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Did eDiscovery undermine the Mueller investigation? (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2ULopu8

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Since GDPR enactment: 59,000 data breaches reported, 91 fines imposed (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2UKFO67

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Google’s GDPR fine reinforces need for intentional data governance (Information Management) https://maas-bong.io/2UFK0nw

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GDPR-compliant companies experience shorter sales delays (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2UMD7Rk

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KPMG's legal services division revenue rose by 30%+ in 2018 in record-setting performance, stoking concerns among traditional law firms (Bloomberg Law) https://maas-bong.io/2UKKHvW

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Microsoft helps develop an AI-powered bridge to legal aid (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UMep3E

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Luminance completes funding round at $100m valuation (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2UOdX58

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This is how AI bias really happens - and why it’s so hard to fix (MIT Technology Review) https://maas-bong.io/2UMD0VU

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Special report: How technology is disrupting the legal sector - to its benefit (Irish Times) https://maas-bong.io/2UH2zrm

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This zoo will name a cockroach after your ex, then feed it to a meerkat on Valentine's Day (CBS News) https://maas-bong.io/2UJeFQX

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NEW: UK eDisclosure Exchange Protocol (ILTA) https://maas-bong.io/2HXH1p1

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The reason why legal tech remains the domain of the legal elite: It’s all about the money (MyShingle) https://maas-bong.io/2HTO6qQ

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Citizens’ rights for Brits in the EU if there’s no Brexit deal (Politico) https://maas-bong.io/2HSX9Io

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Lessons from Legalweek: It’s not about legal tech (Thomson Reuters) https://maas-bong.io/2HWvndZ

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How Silicon Valley puts the “con" in consent (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2UJkzBK

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Data minimisation is the “New Black” (Dean Gonsowski) https://maas-bong.io/2UISFFJ

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A primer on facial recognition technology (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2UHouid

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AI goes to court: A conversation with Lex Machina and Dorsey & Whitney - Part 2 (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2ULPVYl

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Mobile devices become important resource as texts and chats replace emails (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2UMcqMW

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Deloitte, Relativity partnership produces a Freedom of Information Act workflow tool (Mixner Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2UGuIPq

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eDiscovery document review: “COVER" your ethical duties (The Legal Intelligencer) https://maas-bong.io/2HQ8qcs

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California-based legal services business Wilson Sonsini creates legal tech subsidiary, SixFifty (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2HSONAG

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The pay / hours trade-off at London law firms and related existential issues (Legal Evolution) https://maas-bong.io/2HQ8ede

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Legal tech for the legal elite: Observations of two conferences (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2HSLNnU

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Understanding electronic discovery: Not just for Biglaw (Attorney at Work) https://maas-bong.io/2HUHgBn

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The bigger big data gets, the bigger the risk it poses (The Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2HQkXN7

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ALSP use by corporations and law firms: A $10 billion market (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2I1jxzA

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The eDiscovery landscape in 2019 (Lineal) https://maas-bong.io/2HS7J2n

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The legal world meets the scientific method at Inspire.Legal, NYC (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2I2WRi2

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The state of legal technology (Canadian Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2I2Xyb8

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Enabling remote eDiscovery?  A snapshot of DaaS (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2HRDxUX

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Big Four giant PwC announces blockchain auditing service (CCN) https://maas-bong.io/2HRDsk7

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Should we stop chasing blockchain? (Jason Plant) https://maas-bong.io/2HP6kte

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eDiscovery is dead!  Long live eDiscovery! (Martin Nikel) https://maas-bong.io/2HQwOeb

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The use of technology to reduce the cost and scope of eDiscovery (The Legal Intelligencer) https://maas-bong.io/2HQPL0g

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LegalTech 2019 – a New Zealand perspective (E-Discovery Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2HP3Mva

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How has document review changed since Michelle Obama's day? (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2HNOQxz

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Illinois court says biometric fingerprint is violation of privacy, even without injury (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2HQKUMw

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GCs are offering work on a silver platter—and law firms aren't taking it (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2HQjO8m

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Are people the weak link in technology-assisted review? (The Legal Intelligencer) https://maas-bong.io/2HYUwVI

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OpenText buys Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc. (OpenText) https://maas-bong.io/2HLTSL3

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Pulling off the impossible: New Yorker-style cartoons about lawyers that are actually funny (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2HLihAm

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“Change" is a mantra for law firms, but will they tune in? (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2HHUGjW

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Risk-aversion and cost top these in-house lawyers’ requirements for eDiscovery (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2HJcriN

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92% of large businesses gearing up for big data and AI (TechHQ) https://maas-bong.io/2HJvZU9

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ayfie to provide groundbreaking artificial intelligence workflows for the Relativity ecosystem (AiThority) https://maas-bong.io/2HNg3jU

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Machine learning disrupting the law industry [“legal profession”?] (Algorithm-X Lab) https://maas-bong.io/2HKHquY

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Managed review, eDiscovery, and artificial intelligence (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2HMBilT

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Collaboration is crucial to cross-border investigations in a GDPR world (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2HL22TW

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Lessons learned for 2019: Spotlighting the top eDiscovery cases from 2018 (Driven) https://maas-bong.io/2HH5Cy7

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Live video from Legalweek 2019: Judge Andrew Peck and Craig Ball blow the roof off the joint (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2GcwLqv

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Hard-hitting campaign says justice in England in escalating crisis (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2GbbkpP

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Satisfied attorneys are the overlooked key to revenue growth (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Gaxs3s

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Legal tech companies at Legalweek have yet to master marketing as a conversation (LexBlog) https://maas-bong.io/2G9yAVf

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Listen > Learn > Lead: A guide to improving court services through user-centric design (University of Denver) https://maas-bong.io/2GeKCNa

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Google+ will start shutting down on 04 February (TechRadar) https://maas-bong.io/2Gd3096

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US courts issue conflicting work product doctrine opinions: Part II (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2GdjuOh

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The 21 biggest takeaways from BTI’s Annual Market Outlook and Client Service Review (BTI Consulting Group) https://maas-bong.io/2Gb3jkE

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Disclosure rules “could encourage” partnership litigation (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2Gb48de

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Five ways leading CIOs are deploying AI in 2019 (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2GdlRk9

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Streamlining the eDiscovery process (In-House Tech) https://maas-bong.io/2Gcx0C4

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Three ways government attorneys wished you handled investigations (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Gc47pE

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Why legal tech will not replace lawyers (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2G8DHVD

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LexisNexis launches global foundation to advance the rule of law (High Performance Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2G8E0zL

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How to innovate without technology (Legal Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2GbSdM8

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Large law firms “increasingly losing out to Big 4” (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2GabJc3

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50 old British dialect words we should bring back (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2G7pLeB

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Should clients do more to force law firms to innovate? (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2G8HFgU

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12 resolutions for the legal industry, from legal experts (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2G7BFVP

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FTI Consulting expands eDiscovery managed services offering to the Relativity platform (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2GbeLwz

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Some final steps and key takeaways: processing fundamentals series Part 5 (Xact) https://maas-bong.io/2G8wKUz

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Ipro announces product name changes (Ipro) https://maas-bong.io/2G7wK77

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CloudNine announces technology enhancements and rebranding on four discovery software products (Business Wire) https://maas-bong.io/2G5Knns

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Law's odd couple: Will new law hires transform traditional law firms? (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2G6kEeA

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112 additions to the Catalogue of Law Firm Innovations, v.1.02 - legal services innovation index (Legaltech Lever) https://maas-bong.io/2G7pJDp

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13 questions you need to ask to close the information governance gap (Information Management) https://maas-bong.io/2G5vth0

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Australia launches ALTACon legal tech conference (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2G8Bs4C

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OpenText’s Adam Kuhn talks about the growing relationships between law, IT and AI (In-House Tech) https://maas-bong.io/2G6bUVK

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Alternative Legal Service Providers Report 2019: ALSP market experiencing rapid growth & expanded use (Thomson Reuters) https://maas-bong.io/2G8ZjRR

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Inside Legalweek 2019: State of the legal industry (InsideLegal) https://maas-bong.io/2G5OW0S

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Summary and analysis: Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery challenge survey (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2G5tWY8

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A+ team being assembled at Baker McKenzie (Legal Evolution) https://maas-bong.io/2G783aX

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Legal AI – its definition and its value to the legal world (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2G5va5S

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How artificial intelligence can change legal departments: A Q&A with IBM Watson's Brian Kuhn (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2G5C1My

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713% growth: Legal tech set an investment record in 2018 (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2G4t2Lv

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Legalweek preview: How technology is transforming legal practice (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2G5KJu7

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Lawtech is a puzzle to junior lawyers, JLD survey shows (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2G3AZRk

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Law school has failed the profession (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2G2kbdr

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The state of artificial intelligence in China (Nanalyze) https://maas-bong.io/2G9xrNv

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Relativity brings reduced data fees, unlimited analytics, and a more flexible licensing model to RelativityOne customers (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2G6QPKI

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Legal technology company DISCO raises $83 million, bringing total investment to $135 million (DISCO) https://maas-bong.io/2FZv0Na

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Inside Legalweek 2019: Legaltech agenda word cloud - nine years and counting (InsideLegal) https://maas-bong.io/2FXgLZs

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What's in store for technology and the law in 2019 for Africa? (LexTrado) https://maas-bong.io/2FZqYEw

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Canadian tech solutions looking to shake up the legal world in 2019 (BetaKit) https://maas-bong.io/2G01J5d

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The Information Commissioner's Office myth-busting blog about what a "no deal" Brexit will mean for UK companies transferring personal data to and from the EEA (ICO) https://maas-bong.io/2FZvgf3

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The Remainer’s guide to getting behind Brexit (The Daily Mash) https://maas-bong.io/2FZduIW

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Liberating in-house legal services through automation (The In-House Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2Dz6W2k

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The £1 billion IT project that has caused chaos in the criminal courts (The Spectator) https://maas-bong.io/2FWc0iN

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Compliance partners with X1 and Brainspace for real-time, pre-collection analysis of unstructured data across thousands of custodians (Compliance) https://maas-bong.io/2G1iCfF

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How will legal providers be affected by the next recession? (Legal Business World) https://maas-bong.io/2FXtgEm

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Ask the marketer: Preparing for Legalweek New York (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2RftU24

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Innovation labs don’t work (Slingshot) https://maas-bong.io/2RcgOTc

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The state of law firm innovation 2018 (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2RbAGpi

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Reed Smith’s tech subsidiary GravityStack hits maturity milestone (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2RaKgsD

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How, why, and when AI and machine learning will transform organisations (451 Research) https://maas-bong.io/2N8WRj1

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alt.legal: We keep waiting on the world to change (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2Rbsllz

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Could the GDPR "Right to Access" make personal data more vulnerable? (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2Rbls3u

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This simple bit of maths about the size of pizza has amazed people (Indy100) https://maas-bong.io/2RfoqEw

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Change happens in two ways - gradually and then suddenly (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2RbVIEb

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Revealed: The law firms with the best social life - 2019 edition (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2RaQ8Cb

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“The ones to watch”: a video chat with Chris Dale (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2R9eDPY

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Casey Flaherty joins Baker McKenzie as director of legal project management (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2R87kZ1

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The battle for (non-legal) talent in the legal market (Prism Legal) https://maas-bong.io/2R9dS9A

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The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) London - getting to grips with data and better contracting (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2R8NNaM

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Intransigent expert’s approach leads to “significant part of claimant’s case being struck out”: a case for every expert and litigator to read - now (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io

/2RcJCuQ

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Scientists say our magnetic field is weakening: What will happen to us if the magnetic poles flip? (IFL Science) https://maas-bong.io/2R6Cv6Y

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Law courts in chaos as IT meltdown disrupts thousands of cases (The Guardian) https://maas-bong.io/2R8IYOB

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Research to probe ethical issues raised by legal technology (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2R8JZWV

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Electronic bundles, witnesses and the trial process - a warning from the courts: sort this out or the court will go back to paper bundles (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2R5W2nX

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Is data culling inversely proportional to eDiscovery costs? (Deloitte) https://maas-bong.io/2R4l3QB

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22 eDiscovery predictions for 2019 (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2R7El7u

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On the road to Legalweek New York 2019: A clever use of virtual reality to test race bias in the law (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2R2OrGJ

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Google is fined $57 million under Europe’s data privacy law (The New York Times) https://maas-bong.io/2R2PqXr

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Legal’s 2019 tech challenge: Getting everyone on the same page (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2R1gmqJ

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The Legal Geek startup map (Legal Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2R8sGWa

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Transforming law firm culture to ensure information security (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2R7Lfts

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Robots are people too…maybe (The Regulatory Review) https://maas-bong.io/2R1qFLr

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Wholesale failures bode ill for online revolution (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2R4kVR1

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A day in the life of an eDiscovery professional: Linda Luperchio, CEDS (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2R6jW2N

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Here’s a story where picking the right font was never more important (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2R5BHiL

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Event: New EU Rules on e-Evidence - The proposed European Production and Preservation Orders (Academy of European Law) https://maas-bong.io/2R5THtk (£)

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Blind justice no more: Law firms embrace AI and other emerging tech (Crain's Cleveland Business) https://maas-bong.io/2R2Wx2f

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After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned (Clayton Christensen) https://maas-bong.io/2R4dnxQ

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Bricklayers and architects: How do we become lawyers who can see, understand and solve the biggest picture issues? (Legal Evolution) https://maas-bong.io/2R5krKm

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Elevate acquires Yerra Solutions (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2R3vrYI

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Russia opens civil cases against Facebook and Twitter (Reuters) https://maas-bong.io/2QYKXoR

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Web’s most asked questions: eDiscovery (@GlobalDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2R5rEKq

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A country’s ambitious plan to teach anyone the basics of AI (Technology Review) https://maas-bong.io/2R5shng

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Herbert Smith Freehills boosts "follow-the-sun" eDiscovery capabilities (Lawyers Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2R7xlry

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Sprinting to respond to Data Subject Access Requests (The Legal Revolutionary) https://maas-bong.io/2R3vHqz

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Is the future of eDiscovery really in the cloud? (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2QURhO1

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Artificial intelligence thinks your face is full of data.  Could it actually unmask you? (Popular Science) https://maas-bong.io/2QXxjCg

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New breed of law firm execs drive innovation to the next level (Big Law Business) https://maas-bong.io/2QWbgMj

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Linklaters begins moving associates into permanent tech roles (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2QYdhYm

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Structural violation of “Right to Access” and GDPR complaints against Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and Apple filed (noyb) https://maas-bong.io/2W0INIS

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How artificial intelligence can help us make judges less biased (The Verge) https://maas-bong.io/2QYpgFt

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A leaked report says moving justice online could lead to innocent people pleading guilty (BuzzFeed) https://maas-bong.io/2QX1eL5

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Legal Technology Definition Quadrant chart 1.0 (Dennis Kennedy) https://maas-bong.io/2QUCV0h

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Largest collection ever of breached data found (The Guardian) https://maas-bong.io/2QUQHzP

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Junior lawyers are going extinct and nobody knows what to do about it (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2R027T0

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HaystackID acquires eDiscovery managed services provider eTera (HaystackID) https://maas-bong.io/2QS4Yxb

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Sapere Aude: Aim for excellence, not innovation (Legal Executive Institute) https://maas-bong.io/2QUNwIt

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How legal teams can make the most out of AI solutions (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2QXhpb8

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Mobile to the mainstream, all in one place (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2QZ8juE

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Why machine learning needs semantics not just statistics (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2QZ9gTK

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What top law firms in the UK are doing to prepare for Brexit (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2QRPKbC

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Inside Legalweek 2019: Q&A with Mark Fried, ALM events president (Inside Legal) https://maas-bong.io/2QVBwq6

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Junior lawyers "endangered species" due to automation, law professor John Flood claims (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2QSOQvq

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IBM to kill off Watson Workspace from end of February (The Register) https://maas-bong.io/2QW1wSn

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Killer is convicted in part due to an IoT device, this time a Garmin GPS watch (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/2QQmWQN

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Update: Driven acquires eDiscovery provider Omnivere, eyeing ongoing growth (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2QUJnEq

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“Hey Siri, when will voice assistants improve?” (IoT For All) https://maas-bong.io/2QTcMyH

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World's first robot hotel massacres half of its robot staff (The Register) https://maas-bong.io/2QTp4av

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Curiosity is the foundation for innovation (Evolve the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2QUGH9Q

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LawTech initiatives WTF (Legal Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2QUXY2R

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The benefits of the LexisNexis LegalTech accelerator (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2QSaVKw

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ONE Discovery unveils contract-free eDiscovery software solution (Business Wire) https://maas-bong.io/2QWyGkU

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New technologies are throwing out the book on law procedures, and Aussie legaltech startups are helping them do it (Smart Company) https://maas-bong.io/2QRHfxl

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#MeToo and IP issues among top litigation trends in 2019: Crowell report (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2QSGHXH

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What does it say when a legal Blockchain eBook is promoted by FAKE views? (The Time Blawg) https://maas-bong.io/2QVbun7

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Are eDiscovery and cybersecurity two sides of the same coin? (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2QQi9P6

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How to unlock a firm’s data potential (Law Technology Today) https://maas-bong.io/2QQhNs2

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Greasing the gears of legal commerce - automatic, systematic, hydromatic innovation (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2QQErAv

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Driven, Inc. acquires Omnivere (PR Newswire) https://maas-bong.io/2QPJot2

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Key activities and common tools: Processing fundamentals series Part 2 (Xact) https://maas-bong.io/2QMUfUQ

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Legal analytics, the next frontier: How the data-driven lawyer is becoming reality (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2QQJgJS

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By public demand: More on the botched Manafort redaction (ride the lightning) https://maas-bong.io/2QOrvuY

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US judge rules police can’t force you to unlock your iPhone with biometrics (Mixner Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2QMY4cE

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Lessons from Michael Cohen v United States: Criminal defendants should not be at the mercy of technology for privilege review (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2QN9HQM

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Video interview: A chat with Ron Friedmann (Project Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2QPXZox

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When faced with high-stakes government investigations, lawyers have a road map (think GIRM, not EDRM) (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2QPl5f0

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Two tribes go to war: Legal tech proponents are dividing into opposing camps.  One says the industry should stay within its comfort zone, the other can’t wait to jump on the innovation bandwagon (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2QMMez8

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US state officially starts using blockchain for marriage certificates (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2QQMOfu

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What does it say when a legal blockchain eBook has 1.7m views? (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2QQVdj2

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Law firm duped out of €97,000 in cyber scam (Irish Independent) https://maas-bong.io/2QNT9rI

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Legally creative: Why being a lawyer requires abstract thought (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2QPAEDD

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Is 2019 the year the legal AI predictions come true? (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2QLQjnh

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Here are all of the solar and lunar eclipses you can see in 2019 (Time) https://maas-bong.io/2QN77dp

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Atrium: "Using tech to amplify the talent of lawyers, to help the clients" (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2QN6Mrg

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How to fight push-back when accessing big data (Lawyers Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2QIjRlL

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A Chill in the Air: eDiscovery business confidence survey results - Winter 2019 (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2Cb2vIM

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The best UK law firms for quality of work - 2019 edition (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2ChLgWe

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Singapore to launch automated litigation work platform for prosecutors, set to embrace AI (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2CeO1b1

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No need to go to Greenwich to see the Meridian Line in London (Londonist) https://maas-bong.io/2CdUkeP

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The coming of the age of AI in the law: Man must still be master of the machine (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2Cg3ebH

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Does artificial intelligence need a general counsel? The unintended consequences of AI (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2ChqW7x

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AI litigation analytics: A fad or the future? (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2CicVqj

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Are your cases won and lost on eDiscovery cooperation? (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2CfX2Rf

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eDiscovery market : The booming market showing strong position in future, key insights and forecast to 2025 (World News Today) https://maas-bong.io/2ChKhpn

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Friday quiz: Do you know which inventions ended up killing their inventors? (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2Cjpn9o

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Paul Manafort’s lawyers learn that obvious thing you learned as a summer associate, but why does this keep happening? (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2Cdzjkp

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"Right to be forgotten" by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion (The Guardian) https://maas-bong.io/2CfDMTV

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Legal AI litigation company LegalMation partners with Ogletree Deakins, plus interview with Patrick DiDomenico, CKO (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2CnvGsz

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2018 US eDiscovery case law year in review, Part 4 (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2CgCTu3

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Legal tech provider Onit secures $200M private equity investment (Legal Technology Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2CbTAqE

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Epiq has a new CEO with eyes set on overseas growth (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Cdu5p3

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A "non-lawyer"" writes: PR: fee-earner or fee-drainer? (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2CcuQ1x

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Moore's Law is dead says Nvidia's CEO (CNET) https://maas-bong.io/2Ce82yw

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International Online Courts Forum: what we learned (Transparency Project) https://maas-bong.io/2Cf5rEn

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Corporate legal eagles start to embrace artificial intelligence (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2Cfwy1Y

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Legal holds: You gotta know when to hold ‘em... (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2RgmbW9

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Study pours cold water on AI driving algorithms (Datanami) https://maas-bong.io/2RhjiUZ

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Machine learning leads mathematicians to unsolvable problem (Nature) https://maas-bong.io/2RezaI1

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Rule of robots vs rule of law: Is legal technology endangering our ability to implement the rule of law? (LexisNexis Australia) https://maas-bong.io/2Rgo45b

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Sorry, your data can still be identified even if it’s anonymised (Fast Company) https://maas-bong.io/2RiKAKP

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Disclosure and documents demystified (CDR News) https://maas-bong.io/2Rn4apq

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Short-term approach to AI tech buying will give way to strategic and rational adoption in 2019 (Legal Support Network) https://maas-bong.io/2RjUmMw

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Young lawyers “fearful of innovation resistance” (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2RjPhUu

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2018 eDiscovery case law year in review, Part 3 (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2ReJPlQ

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Judge penalises lawyers for not using artificial intelligence (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2RiFcXV

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The year ahead: 2019 eDiscovery predictions (QDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2Cax5SO


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The Legal Business view of the legal profession for you to cut out and keep (Legal Business) https://maas-bong.io/2C6C8nC


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A not-so-rosy take on US BigLaw 2018 performance (Remaking Law Firms) https://maas-bong.io/2C8L77K


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AI proves its value in improving customer experiences (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2CiBaor


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RoboLawyers make legal services cheap and cheerful (Nesta) https://maas-bong.io/2Cc38SK


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In the AI-enabled practice of the future, where does technical legal expertise fit? (Centre for Legal Innovation) https://maas-bong.io/2C4IvHU


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Law doesn’t keep up with technology (The Cloud Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2C6A5jk


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What are smart contracts?  Answering the big questions (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2CaNBCo


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The 20 most important legal technology developments of 2018 (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2C6l4Oz


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eDiscovery requests are up among US law firms (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2CiGtEn

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2018 eDiscovery US case law year in review, Part 1 (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2C6alnf

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Chief lawyer for telecom surveillance company talks data collection, privacy concerns (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2C3pSnH

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Millennials in Big Law: resistance is futile (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2C3zBum

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FCPA lawyer predicts GCs, CCOs have targets on their backs in 2019 (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2C8cOgG

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The RFP process is broken. here's how it might get fixed (The American Lawyer)  https://maas-bong.io/2C3AlQa

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The Legal Geek Conference: Wednesday 16th October 2019 (Legal Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2C4lIMq

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Stop “doing more with less” in 2019 (NetApp) https://maas-bong.io/2C9Lj6r

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On legal teams and eDiscovery processing (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2C7GFGb

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Legal tech has gone from something that no one cared about to one of the industry's most important sectors - and the conversation continues to mature (Evolve the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2C3CBqC

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Something for the new you this New Year: 17 inspirational quotes for people who really don’t want to be inspired (22 Words) https://maas-bong.io/2C2hh4G



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