Friday Top Nine for September 1, 2017

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Sep 1, 2017 6:19:06 PM

Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.

  1. As Hurricane Shuts Down Houston, Law Schools and Firms Respond

    "Students and faculty at the school — and Houston’s legal community at large — have bonded in response to the overwhelming humanitarian need created by the storm.  Law firm partners have opened their houses to clients and associates according to Gibson Dunn staff. Firms that are fiercely competitive in the court room have banded together to determine how to effectively provide legal services explained a partner at Holland & Knight. And members of the legal community — from law students to big law partners — have donated time, energy and resources to helping to house, clothe and feed people displaced by the storm." (via

  2. Cambridge Law Students Prepare to Launch Cryptocurrency

    "An ICO (initial coin offering) minimises risk for each individual investor and allows our currency to increase in value extremely quickly, making investments more likely.(via

  3. Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Legal Technology

    "A bigger question is whether AI will actually replace lawyers as seems to be implicated above (a scary thought if you are new to the profession vs. an old-timer like me). And if so, are there ethical or moral dilemmas that should be considered regarding AI and the legal industry?(via

  4. A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

    "The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space. (via

  5. Define The Term “Innovative”

    "Some skills in life can be taught and some just come naturally. This month our roundtable panelists discuss what it means to be innovative." (via

  6. Mentors are a Must

    "Navigating new territory is often confusing and stressful, especially when you’re doing it alone. But in the law, entering the profession doesn’t have to be so daunting for students and new junior associates with a mentor — someone who is more experienced in the field, who can share advice and wisdom with a protégé."  (via

  7. Rock 'n Roll e-Discovery: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Text Message Dispute

    "Just as Tom Brady discovered in Deflategate, the Lynyrd Skynyrd defendants learned that if you have a reasonable anticipation of litigation, and your responsive text messages get wiped when you get a new phone, bad things will happen to you."  (via

  8. In Legal, Blockchain Is The New Black

    "The more you invest yourself in what blockchain is and the possibilities it enables, you see that the world will be different because of it, and we believe the legal world will be different because of it."  (via

  9. 10 Professional Bags for Bike-Commuting Lawyers

    "Riding a bike to work is great. There are obvious health benefits, you can (sometimes) blow right past traffic, and you can save a considerable amount (particularly if you’re able to commute so much that you do not need to own a car). However, there is always the challenge of what bag to carry."  (via

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