Murdered woman’s Fitbit data inconsistent with husband’s story, police say–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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Police who charged a Connecticut man with the murder of his wife are citing electronic evidence, including data from her Fitbit fitness tracker.

Richard Dabate, 40, told police he was unable to stop a masked intruder from shooting and killing his wife after she returned home from an exercise class more than two years ago. But his timeline of events didn’t match Fitbit and computer records, the Hartford Courant reports.

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Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores – CNET

by Alfred Ng

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Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school. 

The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called “Today at Apple.” The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.

The sessions will kick off worldwide in May at all 495 Apple’s stores.

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Lawyers: Here’s How To Untether From Your Smartphone | Above the Law

By NICOLE BLACK

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While it may seem counterintuitive, my Watch has limited the constant influx of information and thus reduced my reliance on my iPhone. It’s become an integral part of my life and if I inadvertently leave the house without it, I almost always turn my car around and head back to get it. It also provides innumerable conveniences that make it worth its weight in gold on a daily basis.

Here’s why I rely on my Watch so much. These features make my Watch indispensable.

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Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers’ Clerkship | Law.com

Caricature of William Ballantine. Caption reads “He resisted the temptation to cross-examine a Prince of the blood”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BY GABRIELLE ORUM HERNÁNDEZ

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It’s not often that you’d consider the old school, white-wigged English barristers and chatbot technology in the same sentence, but Stephen Ward, a career barristers’ clerk and founder of clerk-oriented technology company Clerksroom, took his interest in developing technology and turned it back on his own job.

Billy Bot is a chatbot that can interface with members of the public about some of the same preliminary legal questions that barristers’ clerks often handle. “This really is a natural development from building case management systems and online payment portals. We’re looking at new ways to automate old-fashioned practices,” he said.

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5 Practical Tips For A Paperless Family Law Office | Family Lawyer Magazine

Following these steps can help you save time and money by making the switch to paperless.

By Richard Hugo-Hamman

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How can you bring your family law firm into the 21st century and go paperless? Here are five practical tips to help you make the transition.

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Coffee Shop Lawyers, Public Wi-Fi Is Not Your Friend – Technologist

By William Vogeler, Esq. on April 14, 2017 6:00 AM

Lawyers, equipped with mobile devices to draft legal documents and email them, are meeting with clients at coffee shops across the country. This phenomenon is nothing new, at this point. But we’re repeating the story because attorneys are still using public Wi-Fi networks, despite the potential legal and ethical liabilities. 

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Richard Susskind, “Upgrading Justice” – YouTube

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