1. “The World’s First Robot Lawyer” has announced the discontinuance of all “non-consumer legal rights products” effective immediately.

DoNotPay Discontinues Legal Products, CEO Threatened With Jail Time Following GPT-in-Court Proposal.  An interested article on the impact of using AI in an actual court case.  DoNotPay announced plans for having its chatbot, peered by ChatGPT, represent a defendant in a speeding ticket court case in New York.

2. LegalDrive article that shows a 2023 outlook of Legal Spend Tools Usage Increasing with Inhouse Teams

In-house legal departments are increasingly using tech solutions that provide real-time information about outside counsel spending.  Budgets are tight for inhouse legal departments and outside counsel spending is one area where they are likely to seek savings.

3. The Challenges of ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a bigger threat to cybersecurity than most realize.  An interesting piece by Help net Security discussing some reasons for concern regarding the application of AI to cybersecurity.

4.  LegalTech LayOffs

CLM Provider SirionLabs Lays Off 15% of Global Workforce in Pursuit of Profitability and due to the current macroeconomic environment.

5. LegalTech LayOffs (Continued)

Get Used to Rumors: Extent of Legal Tech Layoffs Likely to Remain Hidden

6. More on LegalTech Layoffs

the tough Marco climate continues to cause challenges not only with BigTech but in the LegalTech space.  E-discovery provider CS Disco Inc. is laying off 9% of its workforce. E-discovery giant Relativity ODA LLC laid off about 150 employees, about 10% of its workforce, in December. Reynen Court laid off staff members in November, Contract software company Lawgeex conducted layoffs in September, around the time DocuSign laid off 9% of its employees.

7.  AI & Legal

More on the impact of generative AI on Legal.  How Evolving AI Models Are Impacting Legal.  This is a collection of Law.com articles showing how Generative AI tools are or will impact the Legal industry

In India LegalPay Acquires Minority Stake In NBFC Padmalaya Finserve.
 
The platform lets Dutch counsel tackle case law with the help of its AI search engine.
 
A Nigerial startup is among the start-ups announced to pitch live at the upcoming Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. 
 
Artificial intelligence in South Africa comes with special dilemmas—plus the usual risks in this article by Tech Explore.  

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