Law Librarians Play Central Role In Legal Tech Adoption And Use, AALL ‘State Of The Profession’ Report Shows

Whether they work in law firms or corporate legal, academia or government, law librarians play a central role in testing, recommending and deploying legal technology, according to the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2023 State of the Profession report, an exhaustive 252-page survey of the legal information landscape. This is the third time AALL has … Read more

Minneapolis Agrees to $700k Settlement in Case of Family Detained During Fatal Police Shooting

The city of Minneapolis recently reached a $700,000 settlement with family members who were locked inside police squad cars while their father was fatally shot by officers, the Associated Press and The Guardian report. On December 2019, Chiasher Vue, who was suffering from a mental health crisis, was shot after pointing a rifle at the … Read more

Planet Financial Group unveils commercial servicing division

Planet Financial Group has launched a loan servicing division targeting the commercial lending market. Planet’s new division will deliver a wide range of tools and services, spanning automated payment processing, detailed asset and financial tracking, investor reporting, escrow administration, collateral tracking, delinquency and collection management, imaging and report writing. The commercial servicing division will be … Read more

Top 3 Criminal Charges During the Holidays

The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years are among the happiest times of the year for many people. People have more time off to spend time with their families and loved ones. However, the holiday season may also cause an increase in certain risky behavior that may lead to criminal conduct and criminal charges. … Read more

LexisNexis Enters the Generative AI Fray with Limited Release of New Lexis+ AI, Using GPT and other LLMs

With legal technology companies of all ilks rapidly moving to develop products that incorporate the new generation of generative AI typified by ChatGPT, it was only a matter of time before one of the legal research giants would enter the fray. Today, LexisNexis is announcing the launch of Lexis+ AI, a new product that uses … Read more

New Report Centers the Affect of Age on Parole in Maryland

A recent report by the Justice Policy Institute has documented a sharp decline in parole grants for eligible people over the age of 40, despite research indicating criminal behavior decreases with age, Dylan Segelbaum reports for The Baltimore Banner. Maryland’s parole system for individuals serving life sentences has been facing criticism for excessive denials and … Read more