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December 9, 2016, 9:43 am, 1701227

A group of law students at the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed what they call the world’s most advanced legal chatbot. Lawbot helps victims of crime by providing a preliminary assessment of their situation and then helping them understand what actions are available for them to pursue. ...


December 9, 2016, 9:43 am, 1701225

James Altucher, blogger, author, social media, investor, wall street investor, gives his thoughts on things he learned from negotiating.  Lawyers will like to see “seek advice” – but read on to hear more on the power of “NO”, “Infinite Patience” and other lessons learned:

“I was the losing side of most ...


December 9, 2016, 9:43 am, 1701226

I wanted to welcome Inu Manak as a contributor to this blog. Inu was our research assistant at Cato's trade policy center, and she has been my co-author on several journal articles and op-eds. She is now a PhD student in poli sci at Georgetown (studying under Marc Busch), ...


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December 8, 2016, 7:43 pm, 1701092

In the recent election, San Jose voters passed a voter initiative creating the “Opportunity to Work” ordinance.  The purpose of the ordinance, which will become effective on March 13, 2017, is to promote full-time jobs and to prevent San Jose employers from choosing to employ workers on a part-time basis ...


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December 8, 2016, 11:43 am, 1700945

An iOS app launched earlier this year in the UK aims to be the Tinder of legal hiring, and it has been quickly building momentum, with more than 4,000 job-seeking lawyers and 100 legal employers signed up including a number of leading UK and international law firms. Called Route1, the ...


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View and correct OCR results. Nuance Communications yesterday released a new version 6 of its PDF Converter for Mac, software for Apple users to view, convert, edit, combine and sign industry-standard PDF files. Among other things, the software enables users to assemble PDF documents from various sources, convert PDFs into editable ...


December 8, 2016, 9:43 am, 1700899

Like most people, I didn't expect the UK voters to support Brexit. I figured this vote would be like all the other secession votes that come along, with a rejection at the end. But with the vote going the way it did, whatever you think of the idea of Brexit, ...


December 8, 2016, 9:43 am, 1700898

Mark Cohen of Legal Mosaic fame posts at Forbes on how lawyers can repair their tarnished image:

“John Grisham captured a common perception of lawyers in The Client: ‘You advised him not to get a lawyer, giving as one of your reasons the opinion ...


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