Top Legal Trends of 2022 & 2023

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Clio Manage

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Clio Manage is a cloud-based legal case management software that helps attorneys manage their cases from start to finish. The software allows for the creation of custom workflows, the tracking of deadlines and billable hours, and the storage of client information. Clio was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau in 2008. …  Read more

ADHD Disability

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ADHD Disability is a neurological disorder estimated to affect 5% of children and 2.5% of adults in the US and is characterized by problems with focus, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD is considered a disability medically and legally and is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). …  Read more

MyCase

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MyCase is a cloud-based law practice management SaaS platform built for modern law firms and attorneys. The platform's features include document automation, billing, payments, client management, and case management. MyCase was started by Matt Spiegel, Alex Dikowski, and Chris Schulte in 2010. …  Read more

False Marketing

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False marketing is the use of deceptive or misleading marketing practices to promote a product or service. This can include making false claims about the product or service, hiding information about the product or service, or using scare tactics to get people to buy the product or service. …  Read more

Connected Person

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The term connected person is a concept in direct taxes legislation that refers primarily to a spouse, civil partner, or relative. Its definition and scope is becoming complicated as societal norms evolve. …  Read more

Removal For Cause

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Removal for cause is the term used for the act of removing someone from a position or organization for a specific reason, most often misconduct or unacceptable behavior. The phrase is often used in the context of employment law. …  Read more

ABLE Account

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An ABLE Account is a tax-advantaged account that is designed for people with disabilities. The account allows for easier tracking of expenses and income, as well as simplified tax filing. The account is meant to help people with disabilities live more independently. …  Read more

Registered Agent

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A registered agent is an individual or company that is appointed to receive legal service of process on behalf of a business. The agent is responsible for forwarding any legal documents to the business and for representing the business in any legal proceedings. …  Read more

False Light

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A false light is an intentional misrepresentation of the truth. It can be used to mislead others for personal gain or to damage the reputation of another person or organization. …  Read more

Snap Allotment

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A SNAP allotment is an allotment of food that is given to people on SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The allotment is determined by the size and composition of the household, with the goal of providing a nutritionally balanced diet. …  Read more

Lash License

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A lash license is a license that is required in order to apply false eyelashes. The license is typically issued by a state or local government and is designed to ensure that only qualified professionals are able to apply false eyelashes. …  Read more

Trend Highlight – The increasingly complex intersection between law and AI

It's illegal to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night and use it for commercial purposes: the lighting arrangement itself is intellectual property. This illustrates some of the surprising complexities involved in licensing and creating media, and it’s a source of demand for clever licensing hacks for stock photos.

 

The growth of free stock photo sites like Unsplash means there’s more supply of free images, where users aren’t as explicitly purchasing the rights as they did before. This means there’s more room for legal issues and using photos of models, in particular, can lead to surprisingly complicated legal situations, since every state has different laws around model release forms. One novel solution to this problem, pioneered by a company called Generated Photos, is to avoid using human models at all and to generate realistic photos using artificial intelligence.

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