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LegalTech By The Numbers: In-House Lawyers Share Wants, Needs And Pain Points

Above the Law: “Since Xakia launched the Legal Operations Health Check, in-house counsel on five continents have completed the online assessment. Two months later, their responses provide a quantitative look at the real state of legal operations in departments of all sizes. When it comes to technology, there are clear desires and stressors – and a mixed approach to planning for and evaluating resources…The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and it works on your desktop or your mobile device. It includes 100 quick questions spread over 10 primary categories, from budgeting to technology. After completing the survey, respondents receive:

  • An overall health score, as well as scores for each category;
  • Benchmarks for departments of similar size;
  • Benchmarks for departments in the same industry; and
  • Recommended priorities and resources…”

GAO – Focusing on “Just Facts” with new tweets

WASHINGTON, DC (August 13, 2018) – “The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues nearly one thousand reports, testimonies and legal decisions each year, all based on non-partisan, fact-based work. And while the headlines quickly fade in today’s fast-paced news cycle, there are still hundreds of thousands of facts buried in GAO’s body of work. So… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Legal Citation and law review article on Citation Literacy

Via Mary Whisner on the GallagherFYI-Writing mailing list: Jennifer Allison, Thoughts on Legal Citation, Et Seq. (Aug. 6, 2018), http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2018/08/thoughts-on-legal-citation/ Alexa Z. Chew, Citation Literacy, 70 Ark. L. Rev. 869 (2018), http://scholarship.law.unc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=working_papers Continue Reading

Researcher study – U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks

Reuters: “Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections…A team of four independent researchers led by former National Institutes for Standards and Technology security expert Joshua… Continue Reading

Agencies Could Better Leverage Review Processes and Public Outreach to Improve Burden Estimates

Paperwork Reduction Act: Agencies Could Better Leverage Review Processes and Public Outreach to Improve Burden Estimates, GAO-18-381: Published: Jul 11, 2018. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 2018. Each year, nearly every adult and business provides some form of information to a federal agency, whether via tax forms or benefits applications. Agencies estimate the time and resources… Continue Reading

An update to the Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028

CBO – An Update to the Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028 – “In CBO’s updated projections, real gross domestic product (GDP) grows by 3.1 percent in 2018 and 2.4 percent in 2019. In both years, growth in actual GDP outpaces growth in potential (that is, maximum sustainable) GDP, creating excess demand in the economy and… Continue Reading

AP exclusive report “Google Tracks Your Movements, Like it or Not”

“Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing… Continue Reading

Library of Congress releases 2018-2019 edition of the Recommended Formats Statement

“The Library of Congress is proud to announce the release of the 2018-2019 edition of the Recommended Formats Statement.  Please read all about it here: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2018/08/ensuring-the-long-term-accessibility-of-creative-content/.” Continue Reading

Axios – The insane Trump news cycle of 2018 in one chart

“Here’s how busy the Trump news cycle has been in just the first half of 2018, as seen in Google News Lab’s data on the googling trends of the public. It shows when and how much people searched about 30 of the biggest news events…This doesn’t even account for all of the policy changes, media… Continue Reading

Who owns the space under cities? The attempt to map the earth beneath us

The Guardian: “…In London, a city with 150 years of trenching, digging and boring to its name, the chaos is reaching new depths. According to Newcastle University’s Global Urban Research Unit, more than 4,600 basements have been granted planning permission in the last decade – in just seven of London’s 32 boroughs. The space under… Continue Reading

ADL Unveils First of-its-Kind Interactive Map Pinpointing Extremism and Hate Across U.S.

“ADL H.E.A.T. Map is the first-of-its-kind interactive and customizable map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents around the nation. ADL experts in its Center on Extremism developed this unique visualization with data points extracted from information sources including news and media reports, government documents (including police reports), victim reports, extremist-related sources, Center on Extremism investigations and… Continue Reading