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

Premonition
Here’s the good news: robot lawyers are not taking over, despite emerging applications for artificial...
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Patent Similarity Data and Innovation Metrics
Ryan Whalen, Alina Lungeanu, Leslie DeChurch & Noshir Contractor, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
We introduce and describe the Patent Similarity Dataset, comprising vector space model‐based similarity scores for U.S. utility patents. The dataset provides approximately 640 million pre‐calculated similarity scores, as well as the code and computed vectors required to calculate further pairwise similarities. In addition to the raw data, we introduce measures that leverage patent similarity to provide insight into innovation and intellectual property law issues of interest to both scholars...

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Making Good Decisions: A Toolkit
Knowledge@Wharton
Former professional poker player and best-selling author Annie Duke knows a lot about how to make good decisions under tough circumstances. In her new book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, Duke provides a toolkit for readers who want to make smart decisions in any situation. Wharton operations, information and decisions professor Katy Milkman recently spoke with Duke about her inspiration for the book, its lessons, and the most important takeaway.

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It's Not Your Imagination: Divorce Rates Are Surging
Margaret Ryznar, Family Law Prof Blog
From Psychology Today: The pandemic has not been easy on couples. It hits from all sides: from economic concerns to new working arrangements, from sick family members to managing children's stress and virtual schooling, from being at home more than ever to recommended social distancing from friends and family. The pandemic's burden is made all the heavier because of its uncertainty—we don't know when the pandemic will end.According to Legal Templates, divorce agreement sales saw a staggering 34...

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Trial Court Case Filing Trends – Harris County
Don Philbin
After a COVID-19 drop in April new civil case filings, the trend in Harris County has been back toward the average. Family filings did not decrease during COVID. District and County court clerks report data to the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) based on cover sheet categorizations. CourtStatPack.com presents OCA data in easily customizable graphs to quickly spot trends. Here are some highlights: By default, CourtStatPack.com presents annual trends statewide....

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