Joshua Browder, an 18-year-old programmer in the UK, had a problem – he had too many parking tickets and not enough money to pay them or pay a lawyer to fight them. With some research, he realized the process for fighting the tickets was formulaic. His solution: build an AI-based program to prepare an appeal letter based on the facts of each case called, DoNotPay.
If you use an iPhone for both work and personal, like many lawyers do, your ears might have perked up at the announcement of the new iPhone X, launched on September 12. The marketing department at Apple quickly labelled it: “the future of the smart phone.”
On the weekend of June 2nd, Neesons hosted a Legal Hackathon that brought together several hundred programmers, software designers, lawyers, and other interested parties. A dozen teams formed on Friday night and the coding began!
Teams were provided with several possible challenges including improving automated transcription, using AI to streamline document review, creating a system to pro-actively monitor file status, and a wildcard – anything they could think of that would improve the legal industry.
For three days last month, the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack spread across the globe with chilling speed. From Friday May 12th to Monday May 15th, it infected over 230,000 computers worldwide. The attack worked by locking files on the computers and displaying a ”ransom note” requesting a sizeable payment in Bitcoin crypto-currency to unlock them.
On May 26th 2017, lawyers and professionals from over 100 firms gathered in person and online for the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association’s (OTLA) Long Term Disability Conference.
The conference is an opportunity for members of OTLA to network, learn from industry innovators, and receive credit for professional development.