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🧵The latest Threat Landscape Update from @RelativityHQ’s Calder7 security team focuses on Evil Corp and its new Macaw Locker #ransomware that is being used to evade U.S. sanctions which previously prevented victims from paying ransoms. (1/7) #CyberSecurity #Legaltech
Background: Evil Corp, also known as Indrik Spider, Gold Drake, and Dridex gang, is an international cybercrime network that has stolen over $100 million USD in over 40 countries through a variety of attacks on banking institutions (2/7)
The group also dabbles in #ransomare, including their notorious #BitPaymer operation which utilized Dridex malware to attack compromised networks and subsequently led to sanctions from the US Treasury in 2019: home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel… (3/7)
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"Pôle Emploi Bonjour !"
Quand tu tombes malgré toi sur des bugs informatiques nationaux... Et que l'algorithme @poleemploi_IDF n'a pas prévu ton cas de figure sur la rupture conventionnelle dans la #FonctionPublique 🤯 ! 1/n
Je suis tombé au téléphone sur un agent "juriste" du "service des fraudes" qui m'indique que la loi sur la transformation de la #FonctionPublique et les décrets afférents sur la rupture conventionnelle ne s'appliquent pas à un organisme PRIVÉ comme @pole_emploi ! 2/n
On va juste remettre les choses dans l'ordre :
- la Loi "s'applique" à tout ceux qui sont concernés dans le texte. C'est valable aussi pour la déclinaison décret !
- @pole_emploi c'est un ETABLISSEMENT PUBLIC A CARACTERE ADMINISTRATIF
3/n
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Thread on the LOOMIS CASE and the use of #ArtificialIntelligence in Justice.
COMPAS is an algorithm used in the criminal courts of the State of Wisconsin (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions) to assess the risk of recidivism when sentencing.👇
This #algorithm was challenged in State v. Loomis.
Mr. Loomis admitted the charges and the Court, in imposing sentence, took into account the likelihood of recidivism as determined by COMPAS.
Mr. Loomis appealed the conviction on the grounds that his right to a #fairtrial👇
namely to be sentenced on the basis of accurate information, to receive an individualised sentence and not on the basis of general assessments, had been violated.
The appeal was dismissed at first instance on the grounds that the Court "used the COMPAS risk assessment to 👇
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Hilo sobre el CASO LOOMIS y el uso de la #InteligenciaArtificial para impartir justicia.
COMPAS es un algoritmo usado en los tribunales penales del Estado de Wisconsin (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions) para estimar el grado de peligrosidad👇
y riesgo de reincidencia para determinar la duración de la pena y las medidas preventivas.
Dicho #algoritmo fue recurrido ante los Tribunales en el caso el Estado contra Loomis.
El Sr. Loomis reconoció los hechos y el Tribunal, a la hora de imponer la condena tuvo en cuenta la👇
probabilidad de reincidencia que arrojó COMPAS.
El Sr. Loomis recurrió la condena alegando que se había vulnerado su derecho a un juicio justo, en concreto a ser condenado en base a información precisa, a recibir una sentencia individualizada y no basada en evaluaciones 👇
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What is a #DAO and what are the predictions that will impact lawyers (aka opportunities and growth!) - a thread. #legal #lawyers #law #crypto #blockchain #legaltech Complete research briefing at practice.ventures/doa
DAO - decentralized autonomous organization. This is a new type of company type (e.g. LLC), in which there is no leading member of the organization that has a majority rule and no human-based active decision making.
DAOs - operate through a series of smart contracts with extremely limited human interaction. This means the business can run without a traditional business structure.
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Breaking story and @legalitinsider @chillmedia has got the exclusive: @clearlakecap sells its shares in @netdocuments to PE behemoth @warburgpincus at a deal rumored to value ND at $1.4B legaltechnology.com/exclusive-warb…
I've not hidden my affinity for ND. I've spoken at their conference in Park City and London and think they are the clear market leader in legal Document Management Systems.
When they launched over 20 years ago the ☁️ wasn't a thing, especially for #lawfirms. But as the industry has moved to cloud first the growth📈 was🚀level, growing at ~40% YOY
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1/ When I first made the jump from law to #legaltech, I was told that my legal experience didn't matter. "You have no sales experience, so you'll need to start from the bottom," they said. That pissed me off.
2/ I was a 33 year old graduate of Northwestern Law, with a federal clerkship and Biglaw experience under my belt. And what did this tiny startup want me to do? Make cold calls!? Fine, I thought. I'm gonna become the best damn cold caller in legal tech.
3/ So I put my head down and called like a madman. Made sure I was always number one on the leaderboard. I became a true student of the game. Read every sales book I could. Talked to as many of our existing customers as possible, too. I absolutely crushed it that year.
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Recap of the first-ever @UAlbertaLaw access to justice technology competition!

Please RT and share with your #LegalTech friends!

First, an introduction to the competitors:
1/
Group 1 created a @docassemble interview that streamlined the criminal client intake process at @slsedmonton by, in some cases, weeks(!). A paper-based process happening at two physically disparate offices, between 3 different people (client, caseworker, and dayleader)... 2/
is now all handled inside a single @docassemble interview that generates an intake form identical to the ones currently used. The need was made obvious by covid, but the resulting tool is better than the pre-covid system. And the students involved and @slsedmonton are 3/
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One way the election litigation could do good: a national moment of silence in which all 330 million of us UNCHECK THE SPELL-CHECK BOX THAT SAYS IGNORE WORDS IN UPPERCASE washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/…
Other inspirational reminders, in the @Atul_Gawande Checklist Manifesto style: Match the right corporate-naming-rights-for-cash venue to the right city.
Double-check court names.
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Where might one go to find a rad #lawstudent for a paid internship? Opp to work in b2c #legaltech as we actively scale @hellodivorce. Tasks inc content creation (breaking down law + process into bite sized pieces), user flow testing + feedback etc. Where should I start looking?
Ask and you shall receive! Thank you for all this amazing feedback.
I’m beyond excited about the level of interest we’ve received and the quality of “candidates”. Thanks to everyone!
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In a bid to provide growth opportunities for aspiring young lawyers and also as one of the key drivers of Technology Law in Nigeria, Omaplex Law Firm is launching a Virtual Internship Space for law undergraduates and other professions; to fill the gap of 'No Work Experience',
Skills Mismatch and to prepare them for the workplace.
As the future of work is evolving, so the need to stay relevant is paramount.

Find out more details below: omaplex.com.ng/omaplex-law-fi…

O. M. Atoyebi, SAN
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Interesting development for #lawyers everywhere. The National Conference of Bar Examiners is giving states the option to offer a #FallBarExam in lieu of the regular July Bar Exam. NCBE says they will make the decision on whether to cancel the July Bar Exam no later than 5/52020.
Potential effects of postponing the exam: (1) fewer newly-registered attorneys this Fall; (2) law firms employing recent grads as law clerks, paralegals, etc. for longer periods; and (3) more recent graduates opting for legal careers not requiring bar admission (e.g., policy).
We might even see a spike in #LegalTech startups as #techy recent grads from law schools looking for jobs not requiring the bar exam during this period.
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Lawyer and #legaltech friends in #Alberta. There isn't a lot of good news right now, with #coronavirus or anything else. But there may be an opportunity to do something, and I'd like your help.

Courts are busy places. Social distancing is often not a possibility.
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Staying away from court will be a part of good social distancing practice. But staying away from court when you have a date on which you are obliged to appear can exacerbate your existing problems, especially for self-represented litigants.

2/n
If a self-represented litigant has a court date that they would prefer to adjourn because they are ill, or because they have young children, or live or work with elderly people, or whyever, the Court would likely be sympathetic.

Judges don't want to get sick, either.

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I got interested in #legaltech after reading "Tomorrow's Lawyers" by @richardsusskind. In it, Susskind predicts what will happen to the legal industry over the next 20 years, but I wanted to know what people were working on *now*. Everyone I met said “Go to @wearelegalgeek”...
So I went to @wearelegalgeek! I attended all 3 days, and these are some thoughts on Day 1 from an outsider's perspective :). Also, I'm wrong frequently, so please feel free to call me out when you think I said something stupid :) (go easy on the company list I was movin fast)
Day 1 seemed to run like a normal conference (the few I've been to), with speakers, demos and corporate booths happening everywhere. Instead of listening to the awesome lineup of speakers ... I decided to talk to every company I possibly could lol:
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@NorthwesternLaw presents "EY Law Point of View: The Legal Market of the Future" with Dr. Cornelius Grossmann, @EY_Law's Global Law Leader.
Dr. Grossmann says "EY is not a law firm" but it is seeking to provide legal- related services.
"If you do work in the third tier, you're in trouble. Why? Because there's a new fourth tier" in which ALSPs (aka #lawcompanies) are starting to provide more affordable services.
Dr. Grossmann says the #biglaw firms in Tier 1 are fighting each other at the top of the market.
"The first tier is fantastic for education. It's not necessarily a fantastic life that you have there."
You can make as much if not more money in the 4th tier, he adds.

@NLawBizTech
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5 game-changing features of our *new* Divorce Navigator launching this month. (& why everyone divorcing in CA should consider using this app) #legaltech #applaunch #divorce #divnav
1. Easily prepare the 20+ mandatory CA divorce forms by completing our guided interview.
We use #ArtificialIntelligence and conditional logic to ask only the questions that pertain to you and populate (only) the forms relevant to your divorce.
2. Cost. $99/ month until you finish all 4 steps (3 if you are "consciously uncoupling" aka. amicable divorce).
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They should all be on Twitter and LinkedIn and connecting to the many who are active in that space. They can then exchange questions and ideas, plus read the many articles, etc., they will see referenced. That process will help them get educated and make many contacts. 1/n
They also should read books by @richardsusskind @MEKowalski @jordan_law21 (many others, but this will get them started). If they can, they should attend #legaltech conferences, esp the ABA Techshow. The students I had who had the most success ... 2/n
were the ones who connected into the network through social media and then worked with the network to find jobs. 3/n
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@christianllang Great question. Very open-ended, requires white space thinking. 🤔

Also very design thinking-y ✨ how might we capture, in a system of record, legal events oriented around value delivered?

⚠️ Impromptu mini ⛈️⚠️

(but first the source post)
@christianllang 1/ first assertion: traditional time-and-billing systems largely fail to meet the challenge, bc they are more akin to accounting records than records of legal events. here is a great post on the distinction (billing 💸 event vs legal ⚖️ event) biglawkm.com/2016/03/15/the…
@christianllang 2/ above post also IDs problems w the notion that "the atomic unit" of legal svcs is THE MATTER. sounds good in theory but in reality doesn't work so well. can attest to this personally after reviewing $8m+ pro forma in 12m & recoding/reorganizing time+matters for billing 😩😱🤬
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.@mchartung in Wien über Probleme der Juristenausbildung: „Lawyers learn much about law, but nothing about lawyering.“
„Wir können nicht Zukunft - wir können nicht sagen, was morgen sein wird. Wir denken immer nur Heute+.“ @mchartung @bucerius_law
„Kanzleistrategien sind oft wie Maginot-Linie - wir verteidigen uns gegen die Gefahren der Vergangenheit.“ @mchartung @bucerius_law
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A brief thread on a new feature we've rolled out at @vizlegal that we're particularly proud of! Apologies to any non legal types (but techies might like it too!).
One complaint we've heard over and over again from Irish legal practitioners is trouble with court rules. "Messy", "difficult", "might be out of date" and some more choice words have been used to describe them..
So Irish court rules are bit like the CPRs in England & Wales. They're the legal basis/rules for how practitioners interact with the courts. In Ireland they are based on Statutory Instruments that stretch back to at least 1986.
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