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Can Sentient AI Break the Law?

By Laura Temme, Esq.

We're lawyers who write for a living, so we're probably not the best people to figure out a definitive test for sentience. But just for fun, let's say an AI program really can be conscious. In that case, what happens if an AI commits a crime?

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How to Make Juneteenth More Than an Exercise in Branding

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Juneteenth, the now-federal holiday that has risen to mainstream prominence in the wake of George Floyd's murder, gets a lot of press around this time of year. Companies large and small are happy to promote awareness of the holiday. Many now give employees the day off, and in recent years they've placed an increased focus on diversity and inclusion efforts. Events, celebrations, and social media messages abound on and around June 19th. For law firms looking to increase diversity and inclusion efforts, June 19th is a great opportunity to consider what efforts we will make not just toward celebrating the end of slavery, but actively promoting diversity and inclusion through concrete and helpful actions.

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10 Influential LGBTQ+ Legal Professionals

By Alex Sirek

June is Pride Month, a perfect time to honor both the past and the future voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Legal and civil history has been forged — and continues to be forged by countless groundbreaking LGBTQ+ legal professionals. Their work not only impacts the LGBTQ+ community but the legal system as a whole. While there is no way to create an exhaustive list of every LGBTQ+ legal professional who has left a lasting impact, we will be highlighting some of the voices that have changed our world.

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Surprise: The Highest Earners at Most Law Firms Are White Men

By Laura Temme, Esq.

A survey conducted by the American Bar Association found that although diversity initiatives seem to be working at the associate level in law firms, female and non-white attorneys are still struggling to make it to the top. So what's a firm to do?

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How to Proactively Encourage Attorney Well-Being (Before It's a Problem)

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this, there are numerous articles about promoting lawyer well-being you can find online. That law firms need to prioritize mental health is not new information. By now, it's well-established that the demands of the legal profession can exact a toll on attorneys in the form of anxiety, depression, burnout, and substance use disorder.

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Where to Get Free Online CLE Credits

By Laura Temme, Esq.

If you're like most lawyers, you've waited until the last minute to ensure you have all your credits for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) or Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Or maybe you're the type to plan out a few credits a month (no need to brag), but you want to avoid the price tag that comes with many CLEs. Whether you're looking for the latest developments in family law and estate planning or something a little more niche, keeping up on credits is an integral part of being in the legal profession.

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