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Future of Work Aug 04, 2023

What's New In Legal? June 2023 Round Up

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As the legal world buzz with activity, let's review some stories that drew our attention this month. 

 

AI Developments

  • AI and the courts: Will machine decision-making ever replace judges? [Scottish Legal News]
  • More than half of in-house lawyers back ChatGPT's use for legal work, study shows [Global Legal Post]
  • Risk concerns hold back adoption of AI by professional services [Personnel Today]
  • Generative AI – an intellectual property minefield [Tech UK]
  • Artificial Intelligence and International Criminal Law [EJIL:Talk!]

 

Tech Legislation

  • Sunak to pitch UK as 'geographical home' of AI regulation at tech conference [Independent UK]
  • EU moves one step closer towards 'historic' AI rules [AFP]
  • Law Commission Reveals Recommendations for Reform of UK Digital Asset Laws [The Fintech Times]
  • EU Warns Tech Companies to Comply with Digital Services Act [Digit News]

 

ESG

  • Pride Month And Beyond: The Journey Towards Diversity And Inclusion In Law Firms [Mondaq]
  • My Pride Story: The importance of visibility and authenticity in the legal profession [The Lawyer]
  • Linklaters, Allen & Overy among firms collaborating in major new social mobility initiative [Global Legal Post]
  • LexSolutions launches Law Firm Maturity Index to create cultural benchmark for the legal sector [Legal IT Insider]
  • UK law firms launch net-zero charter [Edie]

 

Data&Cybersecurity

  • ILTA and Conversant Group release first cybersecurity benchmarking survey of the legal industry [Legal IT Insider]
  • The UK Cyber Threat Report – "If you only read one cyber report this year, read this one" [Legal IT Insider]

 

Industry Changes

  • What HR needs to learn from big tech's brutal layoffs [Raconter]
  • Reed Smith lays off staff and lawyers as Big Law job cuts continue [Global Legal Post]
  • The legal aid sector is collapsing and millions more may soon be without access to justice – new data [The Conversation]
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