Why we [LexisNexis] Acquired Ravel Law

Jeff Pfeifer, LegalITInsider
To be successful in today’s competitive legal environment, lawyers need to make faster, more informed...
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Financial Times: Artificial Intelligence Closes In On The Work Of Junior Lawyers

Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog
“The 2020s will be the decade of disruption,” says Professor Richard Susskind, co-author of The Future...
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Law Schools and Law Students Both Benefit from Hands-on Experiential Learning Programs

Christy Burke, LegalTech Lever
Don Philbin, a top-ranked mediator in Texas as well as adjunct faculty member and double alumnus at Pepperdine...
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@United and @AmericanAir Prove #Apology Theory

Donald R. Philbin, Jr., ADRtoolbox.com and Picture it Settled
Researchers have recently studied the impact of apologies in averting and resolving disputes. But not even...
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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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Ninth Circuit Limits the FAA in a Case with Potentially Far-Reaching Implications
Imre Szalai, Outsourcing Justice
“Sign this contact, which contains an arbitration clause, and pay up, or you’re going to jail!”  Consumers in California faced this situation, which was addressed by the Ninth Circuit this week in a case called Breazeale v. Victim Services, Inc., No. 15-16549 (9th Cir. Dec. 27, 2017) (click here for a copy of the opinion). I was involved as an amicus in this case. The defendants were basically collections agencies working together with local district attorneys to help administer a deferred...

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Nonverbal Communication Can Speak Louder Than Words
Steven G. Mehta, Mediation Matters
There are many issues to be aware of when it comes to nonverbal communication. They are things you should focus on when you speak and be mindful of when the other side is telling their side of the story, according to an article in Lifehack. Hand movements: Rubbing one’s face or head can be interpreted as a sign of anxiety and putting your hands over your mouth or eyes may be an indication you’re hiding something or lying. Nail biting or fidgeting with hair is a sign of possible nervousness...

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SCOTUS Declines to Review $455 Million International Arbitration Award in Biotech Patent Dispute
Beth Graham, Disputing
The United States Supreme Court has declined to consider whether an international arbitration tribunal’s award in a breach...

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Article on Creditors' Claims Against Trustees and Trust Funds
Gerry W. Beyer, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog
Aleksi Ollikainen recently posted an Article entitled, Creditors' Claims Against Trustees and Trust Funds, Wills, Trusts,...

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