Law and Legal

Reviewing 35 AI Applications for Law

Emerj (via Joe Hodnicki) – AI in Law and Legal Practice – A Comprehensive View of 35 Current Applications. “Artificial intelligence (AI) companies continue to find ways of developing technology that will manage laborious tasks in different industries for better speed and accuracy. In the legal profession, AI has already found its way into supporting lawyers and clients alike. The growing interest in applying AI in law is said to be slowly transforming the profession and closing in on the work of paralegals, legal researchers, and litigators.
In this article, we’ll discuss the different ways in which AI is currently applied in the legal profession and how technology providers are trying to streamline work processes. We break down AI’s current legal applications into the following categories of applications:

  • Helping lawyers perform due diligence and research
  • Providing additional insights and “shortcuts” through analytics
  • Automating creative processes (including some writing) in legal work

Because of the breadth of our research (and hence the length of this article), we encourage readers to feel free to skip ahead to the applications areas of greatest interest for them. We’ll conclude this article with some thoughts on AI’s promise and limitations across the legal industry…”

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Impeachment 101: How could Congress remove President Trump from office?

LA Times – “A growing number of House Democrats are eager to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump as his White House rebuffs cooperation with multiple congressional investigations into his finances, his businesses and his administration. The dozens of impeachment supporters are still vastly outnumbered by Democrats who view the tactic as politically toxic and liable to backfire in 2020. Speaker Nancy Pelosi argues there is not enough bipartisan support or overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing, even though she says Trump is engaging in a “coverup.”

Impeachment — which Trump called a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word” on Thursday [May 30, 2019] — will hang in the air next week when lawmakers return to Washington to consider whether to hold members of his administration in contempt of Congress. Here’s how the impeachment process would work…”

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Blockchain explained

A Reuters visual guide – “A blockchain is a database  that is shared across a network of computers. Once a record has been added to the chain it is very difficult to change. To ensure all the copies of the database are the same, the network  makes constant checks. Blockchains have been used to underpin cyber-currencies like bitcoin, but many other possible uses are emerging…”

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