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'Seyfarth Shaw Targeted by Weekend Cyberattack', October 17, 2020, from Law Technology Digest

My thoughts are with the IT crew at Seyfarth Shaw this morning, who I suspect has been working nonstop since Saturday. The firm fell victim to a cyber attack this weekend and it seems that while the phones are working, email and most other systems are not. It appears most of their systems have been encrypted and are now shut down so the attack cannot continue to spread. The firm has stated, "We have found no evidence that any of our client or firm data were accessed or removed." Read more at The National Law Journal: Seyfarth Shaw Targeted by Weekend Cyberattack

'The rise of Microsoft Teams: Opportunities & best practices', October 17, 2020, from Law Technology Digest

James Tuvell and Lisa Stone have done an excellent job with this post on Microsoft Teams. If you are implementing Teams, or frankly, if you've already implemented it, they present some very thoughtful issues to consider. Read more at Legal Executive Institute: The rise of Microsoft Teams: Opportunities & best practices

Solving Problems with Legal AI: Insight and Predictive Tools

Instead of discussing and thinking about Legal AI as one big thing, it's far more helpful to look at it is as a number (at least 100) of discrete “AI-powered legal tools,” each of which has been optimized to serve a different purpose, and which may be grouped in distinct categories corresponding to the distinct purposes that they serve. 


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