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  • Monday, February 26, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Effective legal writing involves connecting compelling arguments with cited support from relevant legal authorities. A clear understanding of these authorities’ hierarchy amplifies the persuasive strength of your assertions. Mastering tools like the Table of Authorities (TOA) in Microsoft Word can improve your productivity. Combining legal writing skills with technological assistance elevates the quality of your work, ensures adherence to court timelines, and helps you concentrate on your argumentation.

    The TOA does more than list the citations in a legal brief: it improves your arguments’ credibility. It helps legal writers check they’re using a well-rounded mix of sources without over-dependence on certain types—particularly non-binding secondary sources. Remember, citations are not mere formalities; they are fundamental elements that infuse credibility into your legal writing, bolstering its persuasive power. Thus, effective legal writing combines articulate argumentation, authoritative citation, and proficient use of tools like the TOA.

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  • Monday, February 19, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Best practices for high-stakes licensure examinations include periodic review of exam content and design. Consistent with that standard, the Testing Task Force undertook a three-year, comprehensive, empirical study to ensure that the bar examination continues to assess the minimum competencies required of newly licensed lawyers in an evolving legal profession, and to determine how those competencies should be assessed.

    This overview sets out the Task Force’s recommendations for the next generation of the bar examination, which were approved by NCBE’s Board of Trustees in January 2021. A tremendous amount of work will be required to implement the recommendations and transition to administration of the new examination. At the end of this overview, we list some of the steps involved in implementation, a process that is anticipated to take up to four to five years.

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  • Monday, February 05, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

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    Our profession is not an easy one. From day one, perfection is impressed upon us as the bar. As young lawyers, we are taught to be careful, precise and thorough. As we continue to practice, add efficient. No one talks about what to do if you make a mistake. This is especially foolish because it is inevitable that, as young lawyers, we will make mistakes.

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  • Friday, February 02, 2024 12:58 PM | Anonymous

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    HeinOnline has released this article on the NSLT's Legal Research Certificate

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

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    The study from German researchers found “the majority of high-ranking product reviews in the result pages of commercial search engines use affiliate marketing, and significant amounts are outright search engine optimization (SEO) product review spam.” The study evaluated 7,392 product review queries on Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo, using product searches because they are “particularly vulnerable to affiliate marketing” and spam. The combination of affiliate marketing, SEO, and review spam muddies the waters, limiting a user’s ability to find useful and unbiased information on a product they consider purchasing.

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  • Monday, January 22, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    The legal industry, with its intricate issues, fluctuating laws and regulations, and evolving client demands, has traditionally thrived on predictability and expertise. As globalization and digital transformation ever-increasingly intertwine, however, the complexities faced by modern law firms have grown exponentially.

    Today’s legal clients not only seek proficient legal counsel — they also demand transparency, efficiency, and palpable value in every interaction. In this environment, the practice of law is no longer just about arguing cases or drafting contracts. It’s about navigating a labyrinth of tasks, timelines, and resources, all while ensuring top-notch service delivery that satisfies clients.

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  • Monday, January 15, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Legal Support

    The last few years have seen rapid advancements in technological solutions across industries in response to the global pandemic and increasingly remote-friendly work culture. The legal industry is no different, as many technologies such as AI, remote depositions, and digital reporting now factor into routine litigation in 2023.

    In the 2023 Litigation Support Trend Survey, U.S. Legal Support asked lawyers and legal professionals what technology trends they observed in 2023, and how they expect their use of technology to change in 2024.

    Now, the results are in—check out the findings below.

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  • Monday, January 08, 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    In-house legal departments have long been resistant to and risk-averse about automation, but the effects of the pandemic forced many to shift gears in 2020 and pursue — or at least actively consider — more extensive automation of certain legal activities, especially those around major corporate transactions. The challenge now is deciding which technologies to embrace to drive real business outcomes.

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  • Monday, December 11, 2023 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Emails, matters, contacts and calendars are essential components to your life as a legal professional. So, how do you manage these critical elements on a daily basis to supercharge your time and productivity?

    Many legal professionals are looking for a way to get a matter-centric view in their daily work, and the reality is that it is hard to do without the right tools. A dedicated software solution is essential, serving as a centralized hub for storing your emails, matters, contacts, calendars and other matter-related data. This empowers you to effortlessly monitor updates and engage in real-time collaboration with your team members.

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  • Monday, December 04, 2023 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Many law firms have created client development teams in the hopes that this team might be the best tool available to drive revenues and offer a more client-centric approach. However, as client demands continue to grow, your ability to understand the expectations of the client development team and find a way to measure their success is critical to future growth.

    I moderated this panel at Legalweek 2023 alongside Jardanian Josephs, Global Director of Legal Operations at Reed Smith, and Justin Hectus, CIO at KP Labs and Kessal, Young & Logan. Read below for our key insights into defining success in client development for your own team — using lessons learned from the software world.

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