Federica Romanelli, The hidden risks of dark data

Law firms produce great amounts of data while carrying out their business. Many information such as legacy file shares, back-up tapes, archives and former employee emails are generally stored but do not hold an immediate business purpose. These “miscellanea data” have been defined as “dark data”, i.e. those information assets organizations collect, process and store […]

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Website to predict cases with 70% accuracy

Law professor Josh Blackman creates fantasy SCOTUS. In his blog the professor affirms “my co-authors Daniel Martin Katz, Michael J. Bommarito II, and I have designed a general approach to predicting the behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States. Using only data available prior to the date of decision, our model correctly identifies 69.7% of the Court’s overall affirm […]


Canadian Bar Association’ s Report “Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada”

This August, the Canadian Bar Association has issued a report titled “Futures: Transforming The Delivery Of Legal Services In Canada.” Starting from the concept that “globalization, technology, and market liberalization” are changing the environment in which lawyers work and that lawyers must be responsive to the changed needs of their clientele, the Canadian Bar Association […]

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Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Some considerations about Bitcoin for lawyers

Bitcoin is a virtual currency (or crypto-currency) having an equivalent value in real currency (but with great fluctuation) not backed by any country’s central bank or government. The origin of the currency are uncertain and related back to late 2008/early 2009. See more at Man said to create bitcoin denies it; Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System; Wikipedia. […]


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