Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest
The Appetizer: Sponsors
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The Main Course: 5 Things You Should Know this Week
Life as a Non: Zena Applebaum on professional identity in the legal field as a "non-lawyer."
Improving Legal Ed to Embrace Relevant Competences: a report from the 2018 Legal Executive Forum on what ails legal ed (and how to fix it) (preview: embrace more tech/innovation).
A Theory of Operational Excellence: Ken Grady on the need for the legal profession to clean up the mess it's created.
What's the world's largest provider of legal services? It's Deloitte, an accounting firm. This, and other interesting updates on mergers and deals chronicled in an update by Mark Cohen.
Chinese courts adopt AI: the services include voice and graphic/evidence recognition, a smart filing system, and an intelligent trial and management system. The vendor, iFlyTek, claims to have reduced court hearing times by 30% (the court/AI piece is the second article in the linked page).
The Magic of Cardboard: a NY Times piece on using everyday materials to promote creativity. Equally as applicable to adults as for kids (Sidenote 1: I keep a number of stackable fidgets in my office, have a colleague with Legos, and recently visited an office with magnetic tiles to play with. Perhaps it's a trend? Sidenote 2: Click the Caine's Arcade link within the article. Terrific story.)
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