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Brett Burney was in Chicago when we recorded this week’s episode of the In The News podcast, and shortly after we finished recording, he got to see all of the shiny new toys from Apple at the beautiful Apple Store on Michigan Avenue.  We talked about those devices during this week’s episode.  First, we talked about the iPhone 14 Pro
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After a four-year hiatus, the National Legal Mentoring Conference (NLMC) returns in a virtual format in October. The conference is one of the only in the U.S. that teaches professional development (PD) leaders how to implement programs that support lawyers in the development of their careers and professional identity through mentoring, sponsorship, competency models, and other skill-building platforms.
The skills
Continue Reading Where is Professional Development Headed in Law? Find Out at This Virtual Conference

Think about all of Web3 in one inbox. You can now send email directly between wallets. A fascinating business looking to leverage decentralized ownership and use of email via a blockchain in a secure and protected fashion. Learn more about how this works, why you would want to use it, and how the Mailchain focuses on great people to build
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Earlier this month, EY, the mega accounting firm and one of the Big 4 accounting firms, announced plans to spin off into two separate businesses. One business would be devoted exclusively to providing audits to EY clients. The other business would be devoted to providing a variety of consulting services to EY’s business clients. The consulting business will likely be
Continue Reading The Big 4: A Growing Risk to Law Firms?

One of the most exciting panels at the 2022 ILTA Conference (What is Natural Language Processing and How can I Use It?) showcased dramatic breakthroughs in neural net technology to natural language processing (NLP). Pablo Arredondo, Co-Founder / Chief Innovation Officer, Casetext provided an intensely passionate tutorial on the history of AI through the centuries. The launch of commercial research systems
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The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Executive Director Erika Harold will speak on civility in politics at the 2022 Renewing Illinois Summit, which is hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The Summit will be held on Thursday, September 29, and Friday, September 30, at SIU Carbondale. The
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As more legal professionals find themselves with CLM tools that don’t quite match the pain points they were hoping to solve, some experts suggest that it could lead to more thoughtful and intentional implementations of CLM tools compared to the rush driven by the pandemic.
Continue Reading As Legal Points to CLM Tools' Shortcomings, Could They Face Their Reckoning?

No matter how large a corporation is, the allotted budgets for e-discovery within most legal departments are still too slim to do all the expanse of tasks internally, making a “mishmash” of outside counsel and service providers necessary to the workflow.
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From : Blog Entry >> Rabiya’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Rabiya Hirji, Solution Advisory Director, Risk Products, Intapp. When I started my career in law firm risk management over 25 years ago, the conflicts assistant/analyst/administrator was expected to fulfill a wide range of responsibilities including all aspects of matter opening, procuring details to respond to
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Have you wondered about one of the most up and coming blockchain ecosystems in the world? Well, here is your opportunity to understand NEAR, one of the strongest contenders in the market.

We discuss decentralization, security, and scalability, along with regulation and diversity and inclusion. Meet Marieke Flament of NEAR and hear about the direction of the organization.
Continue Reading Tech Snippets Today at NEARCON – NEAR -Marieke Flament CEO, with Joseph Raczynski