A special networking event on the opening night of ABA Techshow in Chicago will focus on “getting women a seat at the table.” Sponsored by Above the Law and Evolve Law, it is called the 10/20/30 Networking Event, reflecting the troubling fact that women make up only 10% of corporate board members, 20% of law firm […] The post ABA Techshow Networking Event Focuses On ‘Getting Women A Seat At The Table’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. View Full Post
Disagreement over recent changes to a program designed to provide public access to federal court documents has developed into a feud of sorts between two advocates for free and open access to government information – and implicated in it is a cast of characters that includes the man who created the original version of Facebook, […] The post Invective and Intrigue Within the Free Law Movement Over RECAP Changes appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. View Full Post
The release of a four-page memo created by Republican staffers and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes alleging abuse of surveillance authority by the Justice Department and FBI has unleashed a firestorm of controversy. The Nunes memo alleges that the FBI may have relied on “politically motivated or questionable sources” to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […] The post On Lawyer 2 Lawyer: FISA and the Nunes Memo appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. View Full Post
In recent years, so-called venture studios have become increasingly popular vehicles for launching startups. The idea is to not only provide venture funding to a startup, but to actually play a role in creating and launching new businesses. Now, CuroLegal, a company that designs and develops technology for the legal industry, has launched CuroStudio, a […] The post New CuroStudio Aims to Develop Tech to Address Access to Justice appeared first on Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites. View Full Post
Two weeks after announcing her departure as assistant general counsel at Microsoft, Lucy Bassli has joined LawGeex, the artificial-intelligence contract review company, as chief legal strategist. “LawGeex exemplifies what I hope to see more of in the legal tech space — an honest approach to sales, product development, and service delivery,” Bassli explained in a […] The post Lucy Bassli, Former Microsoft Assistant GC, Joins AI Company LawGeex appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. View Full Post
In 2008, a scandal rocked New York’s process-serving industry. An investigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs of the high default rate in consumer credit cases found that disreputable process-serving companies were never actually serving process, but instead effectively tossing the papers in the sewer and filing false affidavits of service. View Full Post
The Global Legal Hackathon, which takes place Feb. 23-25 in more than 40 cities around the world, has put out a call for legal technology companies to participate. The hackathon is inviting all legal technology companies, no matter how large or small, to participate by providing their technology, developer tools, training, and documentation to hackathon teams and participants, […] The post Global Legal Hackathon Issues Call for Legal Tech Companies to Participate appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. View Full Post