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Artificial Intelligence: Application Today And Implications Tomorrow, Sean Semmler, Zeeve Rose 2017 Duke Law

Artificial Intelligence: Application Today And Implications Tomorrow, Sean Semmler, Zeeve Rose

Duke Law & Technology Review

This paper analyzes the applications of artificial intelligence to the legal industry, specifically in the fields of legal research and contract drafting. First, it will look at the implications of artificial intelligence (A.I.) for the current practice of law. Second, it will delve into the future implications of A.I. on law firms and the possible regulatory challenges that come with A.I. The proliferation of A.I. in the legal sphere will give laymen (clients) access to the information and services traditionally provided exclusively by attorneys. With an increase in access to these services will come a change ...


Ethics, Law Firms, And Legal Education, Milton C. Regan Jr. 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Ethics, Law Firms, And Legal Education, Milton C. Regan Jr.

Maine Law Review

A rash of recent corporate scandals has once again put professional ethics in the spotlight. It's hard to pick up the Wall Street Journal each day and not read that authorities have launched a new investigation or that additional indictments are imminent. Stories of financial fraud and outright looting have galvanized the public and shaken the economy. What ethical lessons can we draw from these events? Two explanations seem especially prominent. The first is a story of individuals without an adequate moral compass. Some people's greed and ambition were unchecked by any internal ethical constraints. For such deviants ...


The Lawyer As A Public Citizen, Cruz Reynoso 2017 University of Maine School of Law

The Lawyer As A Public Citizen, Cruz Reynoso

Maine Law Review

The Eleventh Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held on October 17, 2002. Cruz Reynoso, Boochever and Bird Professor of Law at the University of California at Davis, School of Law and retired Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, delivered the lecture. Established in 1992, the lecture honors Judge Frank M. Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, an inspiration, mentor, and friend to the University of Maine School of Law. The Board and Staff of Volume 55 are honored to continue the tradition of publishing ...


Leaving Law Firms With Client Fees: Florida's Path, Donald J. Weidner 2017 Florida State University College of Law

Leaving Law Firms With Client Fees: Florida's Path, Donald J. Weidner

Scholarly Publications

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Lawyer Regulation, Aml, And Fatf's Mutual Evaluations, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles 2017 Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Lawyer Regulation, Aml, And Fatf's Mutual Evaluations, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles

Laurel S. Terry

These presentation slides were used at the December 2017 Fordham Regulation of Legal and Judicial Services Conference andwill be the basis for our forthcoming article in Volume 41 of the Fordham J. of International Law, entitled "The Relevance of FATF's Recommendations and the 4th Round of Mutual Evaluations to the Legal Profession."These slides focus on FATF’s 4th round of “Mutual Evaluations, which currently are underway.  During these mutual evaluations, FATF-affiliated countries examine each other’s compliance with the FATF Recommendations and recommend follow-up action for those countries whose lawyer regulation or implementation is not in compliance.  
 
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Heroism Science Offers A New Framework For Cultivating Civic Virtue Within Clinical Law Programs, Francina Cantatore, Nickolas J. James 2017 Bond University

Heroism Science Offers A New Framework For Cultivating Civic Virtue Within Clinical Law Programs, Francina Cantatore, Nickolas J. James

Australian Journal of Clinical Education

Law schools have an obligation to produce law graduates who are not only knowledgeable and competent but also committed to working towards the public good. Clinical law programs, and in particular pro bono law clinics, have the potential to provoke a positive personal transformation on the part of the law student, leading to the development of civic virtue, but law schools lack a useful framework for conceptualising, facilitating and evaluating this personal transformation. The emergent field of heroism science provides such a framework. In particular the notion of the ‘hero’s journey’ can be drawn upon to address some of ...


Coming To Grips With The Ethical Challenges For Capital Post-Conviction Representation Posed By Martinez V. Ryan, John H. Blume, W. Bradley Wendel 2017 Selected Works

Coming To Grips With The Ethical Challenges For Capital Post-Conviction Representation Posed By Martinez V. Ryan, John H. Blume, W. Bradley Wendel

W. Bradley Wendel

In its groundbreaking decision in Martinez v. Ryan, 556 U.S. 1 (2012), the Supreme Court of the United States held that inadequate assistance of post-conviction counsel could be sufficient “cause” to excuse a procedural default thus allowing a federal court in habeas corpus proceedings to reach the merits of an otherwise barred claim that an inmate was deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel at trial. The upshot of Martinez is that, if state postconviction counsel unreasonably (and prejudicially) fails to raise a viable claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel, then there is ...


In Re Discipline Of Reade, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 87 (Nov. 16, 2017), Ronald Evans 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

In Re Discipline Of Reade, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 87 (Nov. 16, 2017), Ronald Evans

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that, in this instance, an attorney should be suspended for four years after said attorney violated RPC 8.4(b). The Court further held that SRC 102 does not permit the Court to impose financial sanctions on an attorney when the Court is already suspending said attorney.


The Changing Legal Landscape For Clergy, Arthur Gross Schaefer, Dan Van Bogaert 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Changing Legal Landscape For Clergy, Arthur Gross Schaefer, Dan Van Bogaert

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Catholic's Role In The Legal Profession In Republican Government, Joseph C. Cascarelli 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Catholic's Role In The Legal Profession In Republican Government, Joseph C. Cascarelli

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Personal Values Within Our Profession, Gordon L. Gray 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Personal Values Within Our Profession, Gordon L. Gray

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


A Challenge To Lawyers, Robert F. Drinan, S.J. 2017 St. John's University School of Law

A Challenge To Lawyers, Robert F. Drinan, S.J.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Introductory Note: Personal Values And The Character Of The Lawyer, Joseph A. Morris, C.M., Ph.D 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Introductory Note: Personal Values And The Character Of The Lawyer, Joseph A. Morris, C.M., Ph.D

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


How Corporate Governance Is Made: The Case Of The Golden Leash, Sean J. Griffith, Matthew D. Cain Ph.D., Jill E. Fisch, Steven D. Solomon 2017 Fordham University School of Law

How Corporate Governance Is Made: The Case Of The Golden Leash, Sean J. Griffith, Matthew D. Cain Ph.D., Jill E. Fisch, Steven D. Solomon

Steven Davidoff Solomon

This Article presents a case study of a corporate governance innovation — the incentive compensation arrangement for activist-nominated director candidates colloquially known as the “golden leash.” Golden leash compensation arrangements are a potentially valuable tool for activist shareholders in election contests. In response to their use, several issuers adopted bylaw provisions banning incentive compensation arrangements. Investors, in turn, viewed director adoption of golden leash bylaws as problematic and successfully pressured issuers to repeal them. The study demonstrates how corporate governance provisions are developed and deployed, the sequential response of issuers and investors, and the central role played by governance intermediaries — activist ...


Restating International Torts: Problems Of Process And Substance In The Ali's Third Restatement Of Torts, Nancy Moore 2017 Boston Univeristy School of Law

Restating International Torts: Problems Of Process And Substance In The Ali's Third Restatement Of Torts, Nancy Moore

Faculty Scholarship

The American Law Institute’s Third Restatement of Torts was initially conceived as a series of separate projects, each with its own reporters. From 1998 through 2010, the ALI completed and published three different segments: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, and Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm. Initially, the ALI did not intend to restate the intentional torts, believing that the Second Restatement’s treatment of these torts was clear and largely authoritative. It was ultimately persuaded that there were numerous unresolved issues that needed to be addressed. As a result, it authorized a new project on Intentional Torts---a project ...


On Encouraging Lawyers To Serve The Poor, John F. Castellano 2017 St. John's University School of Law

On Encouraging Lawyers To Serve The Poor, John F. Castellano

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Sports And Entertainment Agents And Agent-Attorneys: Discourses And Conventions Concerning Crossing Jurisdictional And Professional Borders, David S. Caudill 2017 Selected Works

Sports And Entertainment Agents And Agent-Attorneys: Discourses And Conventions Concerning Crossing Jurisdictional And Professional Borders, David S. Caudill

David S Caudill

Questions regarding the ethical obligations, pitfalls, and dilemmas facing attorneys who become sports or entertainment agents are not new. However, despite a substantial discourse on the topic, the sense persists that being both a lawyer and an agent is problematic. The applicable laws, including ethical regulations, seem to be clear, but are subject not only to law‟s usual jurisdictional variations and interpretive instability, but also to the mediation of conventions or tacit understandings that pervade the sports and entertainment industries.


Honey, You're No June Cleaver: The Power Of "Dropping Pop" To Persuade, Victoria S. Salzmann 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Honey, You're No June Cleaver: The Power Of "Dropping Pop" To Persuade, Victoria S. Salzmann

Maine Law Review

Imagine a contentious child-custody hearing in which the husband is testifying about his wife's behavior. If he were to state “she is no June Cleaver,” that testimony would have an immediate impact upon those present. Most people would understand that the husband was making a reference to Mrs. Ward Cleaver, the pearl-clad mother figure from the popular 1950s television show Leave It to Beaver. However, the reference does more than simply call to mind 1950s television. It is a vivid popular-culture allusion that immediately taps into the psyche of anyone familiar with the show. It tells the listener that ...


Lawyer Discipline In An Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights From Zhejiang Province, China, Judith A. McMorrow, Benjamin Van Rooij, Sida Liu 2017 Boston College Law School

Lawyer Discipline In An Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights From Zhejiang Province, China, Judith A. Mcmorrow, Benjamin Van Rooij, Sida Liu

Judith A. McMorrow

On paper the state-run lawyer disciplinary system in China serves multiple interests: client protection, maintaining the reputation of the legal profession, upholding the rule of law, and safeguarding the party-state authority. This Article assesses which of these interests dominates in the lawyer disciplinary process by analyzing 122 published lawyer discipline cases from Zhejiang Province from 2007-2015. These records of lawyer discipline evidence an authoritarian political logic of attorney discipline, with punishment most clearly serving to safeguard the Communist Party's rule by keeping lawyers in bounds and tightly tied to their law firms. Subordinate to this are other state interests ...


On Religious Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer 2017 St. John's University School of Law

On Religious Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


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