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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Playing with the Data: What Legal Scholars Should Learn About Machine Learning
David Lehr and Paul Ohm, University of California, Davis
Legal scholars have begun to focus intently on machine learning — the name for a large family of techniques used for sophisticated...

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How to Become Better at Conversations
Steven G. Mehta, Mediation Matters
There are many ways to start a conversation and keep it going. Ask open-ended questions, not questions that can be answered with a yes or no. Asking how or why should get a more extended response than a when. Depending on how you word a what question you may get a longer answer. Ask purposeful questions. What are their goals? What do they want to accomplish? What drives them to do what they do? What did they do in the past and if it’s something different than what they do now, why the change? ...

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Upcoming Changes To Texas Family Code
Margaret Ryznare, Family Law Prof Blog
From Texas Lawyer (Law.com): Now is the time for family lawyers and their clients to begin preparing for several revisions...

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Ninth Circuit Addresses Circuit Split Regarding Arbitral Discovery
Imre Szalai, Outsourcing Justice
The Ninth Circuit recently discussed a circuit split in the context of subpoena powers and discovery under the FAA in the case of CVS Health Corporation v. Vividus, LLC, No. 16-16187 (9th Cir. Dec. 21, 2017) (click here for a copy of the decision). Section 7 of the FAA generally grants arbitrators the authority to subpoena witnesses for a hearing, including the bringing of relevant documents to the hearing, and if a witness refuses to honor the subpoena, a district court has authority to enforce...

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