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Clippy User Experience

It seems that we’re finally beyond the “lawyers hate technology” trope. Google the phrase in quotes and you get nothing but articles refuting the claim that lawyers hate tech. That’s good. No one hates technology. Everyone hates crummy technology. Even without law experience, you’ve got some things to look back on that show you this
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User Experience Planning

Ample data shows that good design improves outcomes for both users and software providers. Because technology in legal lags behind other industries, the big push has been to pick vendors who consider not just function, but also user experience. But a recent Harvard Business Review article is a good reminder that the presence of design
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"Litigation Is" on Bing

For several years, discussion about bias in search engine results has been fervent. There seem to be two primary concerns: (1) the way that Google reflects existing societal biases and (2) the way that Google actively reinforces biases. The former is seen when searches for general terms return results overwhelmingly of one gender or race.
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Binary Code

We’ve all seen articles and blog posts suggesting that lawyers should learn to program. Some contend that this knowledge will allow litigators to remain relevant, especially as artificial intelligence’s purview widens. Others say this learning will help lawyers meet their professional conduct responsibility to understand technology. Curious what legal technologists thought, we asked them: Do
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CT Machine

Imagine a busy emergency room, full of scared patients, worried family members, and blaring televisions doing little to soothe them. Each person waits for his turn to shuffle back to an exam room where he can describe his concerns, be diagnosed, and receive treatment. Making this entire process possible are medical professionals with advanced training
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Use of Technology

The term “digital native” has been used for the past fifteen years to describe those raised in a digital, media-saturated world. These “Millennial” or “Generation Y” members are often touted as the first converts to the cult of technology. This buzz appears in the legal press as well. For example, a recent blog for the
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Tales of Proportionality and Predictive Coding

A funny thing happened in 2015: courts regularly applied proportionality analysis to the scope of discovery and discussed predictive coding like it was normal. Here is the shocking thing: both topics are “normal” and should not be considered earth-shattering. A Case of Proportionality One of the many 2015 cases in which proportionality intersected with predictive
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