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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
Continue Reading Practical Applications of Neural Nets in the Practice of Law

Today Thomson Reuters is announcing the release of a new platform Westlaw Precision which promises to dramatically cut research time and improve the quality of research results. Westlaw Precision will be sold as an upgrade to Westlaw Edge. Westlaw Precision is tackling the gnarly and perennial problem of language ambiguity by doubling down on taxonomy. At launch, Westlaw Precision covers
Continue Reading Westlaw Precision Launches With Promise to Cut Lawyer Research Time in Half

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory  is launching its AI enhanced workflow tool for GCs in the US. Legisway  is already  well established in the European  In House Counsel market. The product offers contract lifecycle management and customizable modules for a wide range of workflows. Legisway is an all-in-one SaaS solution that powers enterprise legal management for corporate legal departments.
Continue Reading Wolters Kluwer Launches AI-Powered Version of Legisway  in the United States for In House Market

 Law360Pulse has released their first post-pandemic “Summer Associate Survey.” As in the past, the questions focused on compensation and hiring, social activities, training and mentorship, and whether law firms adequately prepared them for expected tasks.
2019 was the last year when summer associate programs got a full on site emersion experience complete with mentoring, and the mandatory fun events –
Continue Reading Law360Pulse Releases 2022 Summer Associate Survey

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)  has published a new legal research resource for information professionals—law librarians, legal information professionals, and public librarians.
The new resource, Online Legal Information Resources (OLIR)  provides links to primary resources  for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the U.S. Federal Government, and Canada.
The resource was developed by the
Continue Reading The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publishes Guide to US Primary Law Online

 Courtroom Insight today announced a collaboration with LexisNexis® Legal & Professional.  LN will enable customers who have both Courtroom Insight and LexisNexis to automatically access select Lexis Context Analytics and Lexis+ information about expert witnesses and judges. The new data will appear with  within the Courtroom Insight Knowledge Management platform profiles of judges and experts. This integration also allows
Continue Reading Lexis API for Courtroom Insight Adds LexisNexis Context Analytics to Judge and Expert Profiles

For the past few decades, the traditional law library has been transformed by the digitization of statutes, regulations, and commentary. Law Librarians and KM professionals have become the curators of an ever-expanding universe of commercial, dynamic data sources including company profiles, competitor profiles, experience data, insights into judges, experts, and arbitrators, deal data, dockets, and news. These data elements, when aligned
Continue Reading How To Evaluate and Get Started with Data APIs

Move over algorithms and analytics… API was the hot buzzword at this year’s AALL Meeting and Conference in Denver.  It seemed that every vendor had an API to pitch. I attended a “Standing Room Only” program, The Law Library’s Role in Data Integration, APIs and Attorney Workflow Initiatives, which provided a goldmine of practical tips, experience and wisdom. The program
Continue Reading If Data is the New Gold, then Law Libraries are a Goldmine: Panning for Gold with APIs – Part 1 Getting Started

I know it’s the lazy days of summer – but you can still take a few minutes to share your expertise with your colleagues.
After a pandemic induced hiatus I have posted a new  “Start/Stop Survey” where you can share your wisdom on the products and projects you have started and shttp://link.topped since March 2020. Tell your colleagues
Continue Reading Share Your Wisdom With Your Colleagues – What’s Hot and What’s Not Survey Extended Through August 19th

My apologies I just learned that the link that was posted yesterday did not work. Here is the correct link.
After a pandemic induced hiatus I have posted a new  “Start/Stop Survey” where you can share your wisdom on the products and projects you have started and shttp://link.topped since March 2020. Tell your colleagues “what’s hot and what’s
Continue Reading Corrected Link – Share your Wisdom with Your Colleagues: “What’s Hot and What’s Not” Survey Closes Friday

After a pandemic induced hiatus I have posted a new  “Start/Stop Survey” where you can share your wisdom on the products and projects you have started and stopped since March 2020. Tell your colleagues “what’s hot and what’s not! The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Over the past week I have gotten numerous emails
Continue Reading Share Your Wisdom with Your Colleagues: “What’s Hot and What’s Not” Survey Closes Friday

Bloomberg has posted a short but fascinating documentary Steven Davis and Rise and Fall of Dewey LeBoeuf. Ten years after the spectacular collapse of the ALM 100 law firm, former Chairman Steve Davis  broke his silence. No other former partners agreed to be interviewed for the documentary. Commentary by David Lat, Founder of Above the Law; Vivien Chen, legal analyst
Continue Reading Ten Years On – Bloomberg Releases Documentary on the Collapse of Dewey LeBoeuf

After a short break, the Start/Stop survey is back! This survey is intended to  gather feedback on both products and projectswhich you started or stopped since the  start of the pandemic,(March 2020) through the present. 
Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey at this link.
The Dewey B Strategic blog has partnered with HBR Consulting to bring
Continue Reading The 2022 “Start Stop” Survey is Here! Please Respond by Friday August 12th

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. showcased a portfolio of new and recently enhanced solutions for legal professionals at the 2022 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference, in Denver last week. New tools include a Dashboard for VitalLaw Law & Regs, Sharepoint integration, Securities Enforcement Analyzer and an Arbitrator and Awards Analyzer.
“The demand for legal
Continue Reading Wolters Kluwer Releases Sharepoint Integration, New Dashboard and Previews Analyzers At AALL

Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company,  released  a new legal analytics tool “State Motion Metrics”. State Motion Metrics provides insights which can be used to develop a motion strategy or identify the best arguments in state motion practice. State Motion Metrics is available for four Delaware state courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery. Motion metrics are also available for
Continue Reading Lex Machina Launches State Motion Metrics -Webcast Demo on July 28th