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Victor Li

Victor Li

Host of ABA Journal: Legal Rebels

Victor Li is the legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. Previously he was a reporter for Law Technology News, the American Lawyer magazine, and Litigation Daily (NYC). A former prosecutor in the Bronx, Victor earned a J.D. from Tulane, an M.S. from Columbia University School of Journalism, and a B.A. in history from Amherst.

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May 22, 2024

Will generative AI (finally) spell the end of the billable hour?

With the advent of generative artificial intelligence tools that can perform tasks in minutes but might take lawyers or legal professionals hours, could we finally see the end of the billable hour?

April 17, 2024

The future of DEI programs in the legal industry

The legal professional lacks diversity. In other news, the sun is hot, law school is expensive and junk food is bad for you.

March 13, 2024

Could automated transcription tools replace human court reporters?

Transcription technology has existed for a while now, but its accuracy has never been that high. Now, artificial intelligence could make automated transcription even more accurate. As the tech becomes better and...

February 7, 2024

Fall in love with legal technology at this year’s ABA Techshow

It’s that time of year again. The ABA’s annual technological showcase—the ABA Techshow 2024—starts Feb. 14 and runs through the weekend in Chicago.

December 13, 2023

What were the top legal tech stories of 2023?

As 2023 draws to a close, the Legal Rebels Podcast looks at the top stories in legal technology for the year.

October 18, 2023

How generative AI is already changing contract review

The potential is there for lawyers to save tons of time when it comes to contract drafting, review and analysis. And as the technology continues to improve, who knows what it might...

September 13, 2023

What is the future of remote working in the law firm world?

Is it only a matter of time before we’re back to being physically present in the office at least five times per week? Or will the virtual or hybrid arrangements that have...

August 16, 2023

Changing the culture at law firms to promote wellness and mental well-being

Whether it was the idea that stress was just part of the job or that taking time out for your wellness was a sign of weakness, the legal industry has not always...

July 19, 2023

How GPT and other large language models could change e-discovery

Large language models such as ChatGPT are all the rage these days. But this isn’t the first time that a promising piece of legal technology upended the legal industry.

June 14, 2023

What could AI regulation in the US look like?

In the United States, there has been very little movement toward establishing a regulatory framework at the federal level for artificial intelligence. Why is that?

May 17, 2023

Pre/Dicta takes a radically different approach to predictive analytics than others

In addition to looking at rulings and jurisprudence, Pre/Dicta also examines a judge’s political affiliation, net worth, area of residence, career and other personal and demographic data.

April 12, 2023

What the Silicon Valley Bank failure means for our financial institutions

A partner at the Am Law 100 law firm Ballard Spahr talks to the ABA Journal about the Silicon Valley Bank failure and what it means for the larger financial sector.

March 22, 2023

How Casetext utilized the latest GPT technology to create an AI legal assistant

The CEO and co-founder of Casetext talks about its AI legal assistant CoCounsel, as well as the potential of advanced chatbots to change the legal industry.

February 15, 2023

What to expect from ABA Techshow 2023

The ABA Techshow offers something for everyone. It’s also a way for people to exchange ideas.

January 18, 2023

Should lawyers embrace or fear ChatGPT?

Released Nov. 30, ChatGPT, a chatbot created by OpenAI, has made waves in a short amount of time for how responsive, sophisticated and realistic it is.

November 9, 2022

It’s a long road ahead for driverless cars, says Fastcase executive

Four years ago, Damien Riehl, like many others, was quite bullish about the future of autonomous vehicles.

October 19, 2022

How lawyers can unlock the potential of the metaverse

A partner at a personal injury firm discusses the potential of the metaverse for lawyers and law firms.

September 14, 2022

Legal Chatbots: What can and can’t they do?

Chatbots have emerged as a tool with the enormous potential to help bridge the access-to-justice gap. But could they also have an enormous potential for harm?

August 17, 2022

Why this BigLaw Firm Adopted a Permanent Work-from-Anywhere Policy for its Lawyers and Staff

As things are opening up again and people are getting back to how they lived before the COVID-19 pandemic, will that spell the end of the remote-work era?

July 20, 2022

How technology can improve immigration policy and practice

An immigration lawyer talks about law and policy, as well as the potential of technology to streamline and improve the immigration process.

June 15, 2022

Taking on unauthorized practice of law regulations to expand access to justice

A professor talks about New York-based company Upsolve’s lawsuit regarding UPL rules and access-to-justice issues in general.

May 18, 2022

EmotionTrac analyzes facial expressions in real time to help lawyers pick juries, market themselves

A legal tech CEO talks to the ABA Journal’s Victor Li about how EmotionTrac works and how lawyers can use it for their benefit.

April 13, 2022

TurnSignl app seeks to provide real-time legal assistance and de-escalation of tension during traffic stops

A legal tech CEO talks about how TurnSignl works; the benefits of using the app for users, lawyers and police officers; and his plans for the future.

March 18, 2020

President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

Jim Sandman talks about his accomplishments as President of the Legal Services Corp.

February 12, 2020

How 2 Texas lawyers are marketing their practice through song

Will Hutson and Chris Harris talk about how they marketed their practice through singing about legal subjects on YouTube.

October 5, 2018

Clio Cloud 2018: Law and Code

Jason Morris talks about his views on the future of law and coding and how new tools can be made to suit the way lawyers think.

October 4, 2018

Clio Cloud 2018: What’s New with Clio

Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau talk about how Clio has improved over the last 6 years, the software’s new products, and the future Clio experience for all lawyers.

August 6, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: State Attorneys General and Federalism in the Obama/Trump Eras

Dan Rodriguez, Ellen Rosenblum, William Hurd, and Misha Tseytlin talk about the actions and prerogatives of the state attorneys general in the current political climate.

May 16, 2018

From paper to digital documents, Judge Andrew Peck traveled (and set) the discovery trail

In this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Peck discusses his career and the technological changes he experienced with the ABA Journal’s Victor Li.

March 16, 2018

Cyber Insurance: Necessary, Expensive, and Confusing as Heck

Judy Selby and Sharon Nelson discuss cyber risk management and why it’s necessary for a law firm.

November 8, 2017

Robert Ambrogi’s blog points lawyers to tech’s opportunities

Bob Ambrogi recounts his unorthodox path towards legal journalism, as well as where he sees the legal industry heading.

August 16, 2017

From C-Suite-Type Post to Legal Service Founder, Mills Has Always Been a Leader.

Neota Logic co-founder Michael Mills talks about helping law firms and lawyers design their own tools.

July 24, 2017

How the radical movements of the 1960s changed the law and challenged the status quo

Attorney and activist Paul Harris talks about his work stretching back to the 1960s, including defending high-profile clients like Huey Newton.

May 10, 2017

Lisa Solomon found the time was right for her career in online legal research

Hear about legal research from someone who loves it in this legal podcast.

March 8, 2017

CodeX co-founder caught the entrepreneurial bug at Stanford

Legal Rebels Trailblazer Roland Vogl, CodeX co-founder, talks about his love of the entrepreneurial ethos of Stanford Law's home base of Silicon Valley.

November 9, 2016

E-discovery expert Craig Ball: Tech is no harder to learn than driving

In this episode of Legal Rebels from the ABA Journal, Craig Ball encourages lawyers from all pasts to learn to use technology in their practice.

November 4, 2016

#LoveYourLawyerDay (Part 2)

This Love Your Lawyer Day we interview its founder Nader Anise from the American Lawyers Public Image Association.

September 23, 2016

Clio Cloud 2016: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

How artificial intelligence can be used in law and how law firms can capitalize on this emergent technology.

September 22, 2016

Clio Cloud 2016: Changing Law for Thinking Machines

Victor Li chats with Fastcase CEO Ed Walters about the “robot revolution” and how the law might have to change to handle machines.

September 20, 2016

Clio Cloud 2016: What Lawyers Can Learn From Accountants

David Leary talks about the impact that embracing technology, adopting the cloud, and business innovations can have on legal industry earnings.

September 14, 2016

Dewey B Strategic’s Jean O’Grady leads lawyers through the tech maze

Jean O'Grady discusses being at the forefront of pushing the legal industry toward embracing technology as a means of enhancing the practice of law.

May 17, 2016

Rocket Lawyer’s Charley Moore sees lawyer collaboration as the future

Charley Moore talks about Rocket Lawyer, his online, do-it-yourself legal services provider that helps individuals and small businesses access legal forms.

April 19, 2016

John Suh sees LegalZoom’s job as fixing a ‘failed’ legal system

“We didn’t start out to be disruptive,” says John Suh, LegalZoom’s chief executive officer. “We were set up to fix a problem. The legal system was broken and too many people were...

March 28, 2016

How artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers practice law

Artificial intelligence has long been a tool for lawyers to perform their tasks more efficiently. However, the technology has advanced to the point where computers can now perform many of the tasks...

May 19, 2015

ABA National Summit: ‘Programs to Bridge the Gap’

In this series of Legal Talk Network interviews, producer Laurence Colletti and ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Victor Li interview Professor Andrew Perlman, Shantelle Argyle, Dwight Smith, Judge Laurie White, Terri Mascherin,...

May 19, 2015

ABA National Summit: ‘Focus on the Client’

In this series of Legal Talk Network interviews, producer Laurence Colletti and ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Victor Li interview Judge Lora Livingston from the 261st Civil District Court in Travis County,...

May 14, 2015

President William Hubbard at the 2015 ABA National Summit

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti and ABA Journal legal affairs writer Victor Li interview American Bar Association President William Hubbard at the 2015 ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services....

April 30, 2015

ABA TECHSHOW 2015: The Best Apps for Your iOS, Android, and Windows Devices

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti, The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway, and ABA Journal legal affairs writer Victor Li interview three presenters from the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Jeff Richardson recommends some...