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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The Proficiency of Experts
Brandon L. Garrett and Gregory Mitchell, SSRN
Expert evidence plays a crucial role in civil and criminal litigation. Changes in the rules concerning expert admissibility,...

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New Collaborative Law Book
John Lande, Indisputably
As you may know, collaborative practiceinvolves a “participation agreement” by parties to negotiate without engaging in contested litigation.  The parties agree to provide all relevant information and practitioners try to use interest-based negotiation.  If any party decides to litigate the matter, all the lawyers must withdraw from the case and are disqualified from representing the parties in litigation.  The vast majority of collaborative cases are in family law matters.  In 2009, the Uniform...

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Contracting Out of Public Law
William J. Moon, SSRN
In contract law, standard interpretive doctrine instructs courts to give effect to the intentions of the parties. Efficiency...

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Second Circuit Vacates Order Denying Arbitration of Former Department Store Employee’s ADA Claims
Beth Graham, Disputing
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has vacated a district court’s order stating a former department store employee cannot be compelled to arbitrate his Americans with Disabilities Act claims against the store.  In Weiss v. Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., No. 17-2219 (2d Cir., July 12, 2018), a man with a learning disability, Weiss, was hired by Macy’s in 1997.  In 2003, Macy’s instituted an employee dispute resolution process that required all disputes...

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