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The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • Detain/Release: this simulation, by Keith Porcaro and Jason Tashea, puts users in the position of a judge, making bail decisions on hypothetical defendants. I ran it with students, and can't recommend it highly enough as a class/group exercise. More on the theory behind Detain/Release here.

  • Understanding Tech Adoption in Big Law Webinar (5/3 at 1pm ET): this upcoming, free webinar put on by the Association of Legal Technologists sounds like it'll be time well-spent.

  • How Close are Briefs Written by AI? Not too far, argues Rob Carty, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw.

  • White & Case Piloting Blockchain: along with blockchain provider, Integra Ledger, the firm is developing a proof-of-concept to streamline the time consuming processes involving the exchange of various client questionnaires. This is interesting to me largely because it's a major firm putting chips on the table to build an actual blockchain solution to a problem they encounter.

  • The State of the Legal Information Profession Report: Greg Lambert summarizes the AALL's findings. Working theory: information professionals will be the leaders of legal organizations that succeed in adopting new, better processes and tools for their work.

  • Hand Painted Store Signs of Somalia: I'd definitely buy this in coffee table book form.


About Gabe Teninbaum

Gabe Teninbaum (@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.

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