What Solo and Small Firms Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Here’s the good news: robot lawyers are not taking over, despite emerging applications for artificial...
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Seyfarth Shaw Puts 'Software Robots' to Use in Automation Push

Roy Strom, Law.com
Seyfarth Shaw is already well-known in the legal industry as a pioneer of using business process improvement...
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Quantitative Legal Prediction – or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Preparing for the Data Driven Future of the Legal Services Industry

Daniel Martin Katz, SSRN
Do I have a case? What is our likely exposure? How much is this going to cost? What will happen if we leave...
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Why Do We Respond to a Concession with Another Concession? Reciprocity and Compromise

Christian Thuderoz, Negotiation Journal
All negotiation processes involve an exchange of concessions, and compromise is an agreement based on mutual...
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BATNAs in Negotiation: Common Errors and Three Kinds of ‘No’
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The best alternative to a negotiated agreement (“BATNA”) concept in negotiation has proven to be immensely useful. In tandem with its value in practice, BATNA has become a wildly successful acronym (with more than14 million Google results). But the initial characterization of this concept in Getting to Yes (Fisher, Ury, and Patton 1991) as well as many later interpretations can be problematic, limiting, and even misleading in several ways, which this article analyzes and illustrates. First, early...

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An Intelligence in Our Image: The Risks of Bias and Errors in Artificial Intelligence
Osonde A. Osoba and William Welser IV, RAND Corporation
Machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence systems influence many aspects of people's lives: news articles,...

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March 2017 Bankruptcy Filings Down 4.7 Percent
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Bankruptcy filings fell 4.7 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017, compared with the year ending March 31, 2016,...

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Commercial Arbitration and Settlement: Empirical Insights into the Roles Arbitrators Play
Stipanowich, Thomas and Ulrich, Zachary P.
A wide-ranging new Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Survey of experienced arbitrators, conducted with the cooperation of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, reflects the growing professionalization of commercial arbitration, increasing competition for cases, and many other trends in arbitration practice. It also shows that a grower percentage of arbitrated cases are being settled prior to award or to the start of hearings, and offers a strong rationale for greater emphasis on the role of arbitrators...

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