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We all want to do less and earn more. But when that doesn't happen, we need to do more to earn more.

But you don't need to work through the night in order to get work done. There are plenty of tools out there to help increase your productivity, helping you become a more efficient, effective attorney. Here are three.

Artificial intelligence is finally moving into the legal world. Within the past two months, two major firms have partnered with artificial intelligence companies, hoping to hand over a sliver of their legal work to robot lawyers. But despite the emergence of AI-assisted BigLaw firms, lawyers have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, and reasonable skepticism remains. After all, your computer program might win on Jeopardy, but can it pass the bar?

Which is to say, when it comes to AI and the law, the field is still in flux. To give you a quick overview, here are seven of our top recent posts on artificial intelligence, from the freshest section of the FindLaw archives.

The impact of technology on legal practice isn't just felt in eDiscovery, incriminating selfies, or AI junior associates -- it's also playing out in courtrooms. Tech's impact in the courtroom ranges from cutting edge, still hypothetical applications like virtual reality crime scenes, to everyday uses like electronic filing and electronically displayed evidence.

But how are judges, often considered tech-averse, responding to these changes? They love them, according to a recent survey by the New York City Bar Association, but they also don't always use tech to its fullest potential.

BigLaw AI Wars: DLA Piper Strikes Deal With Kira Systems

Artificial intelligence is taking over a job near you, if it hasn't already. BigLaw firm DLA Piper has partnered with Canadian tech firm Kira Systems to launch an AI legal tech tool that will be used for document review during M&A transactions. This automation step has been billed by DLA Piper as a boon for clients and the company.

It's the latest in BigLaw handshakes with AI companies, and it has everyone at the bottom of the totem pole worried.

There's no shortage of legal tech startups. There are entrepreneurs and innovators across the country looking to bring the latest technology to the legal market, from cutting-edge artificial intelligence applications, to basic document management streamlining. There are even social networks just for lawyers.

But what there isn't is mass adoption of new technology. Lawyers and law firms remain particularly slow to embrace new tech, making it harder for startups to gain valuable venture capital funding. Can obstacles to a true legal tech boom be overcome?

Robots can't run a law firm -- at least not yet. But when it comes to your basic tasks like scheduling and time keeping, you can save a lot of money by putting the computers in charge. (Or at least letting them help you out.) A few simple apps can help you streamline many typical tasks, from responding to email to collecting a settlement.

So, if you're looking for some tech to lighten you workload, here are 10 recommendations, from the FindLaw archives.

It costs to be on the cutting edge. When it comes to going digital, going paperless, going hi-tech, you can easily start shelling out thousands of dollars on products and services, some of which may be obsolete in a few years, or even months. But if you shop around, you can stay on top of many tech trends without breaking the bank.

To help you out, here are our best affordable gadget and service reviews, from the FindLaw archives.

As lawyers, we're all writers. But we're not poets here, and legal writing doesn't have to be (and probably shouldn't be) best-seller worthy. It should be better, though: clear, accessible, and sometimes even enjoyable to read. And there's a bevy of automated editing and proofreading software out there that promises to improve your writing with the click of a button.

So do they work? Sort of.

Blockchain technology creates a virtually incorruptible, dispersed database of all transactions in a network. It's the technology that helped make Bitcoin a (relative) success, but it's often hailed as a potentially transformative technology in finance, business, and the law. There are contracts that use the blockchain, for example. There may one day even be entire government databases based on blockchain technology.

But, as James Ching recently pointed out, there could be a downside to all the blockchain hype. It's possible that blockchain evidence may be inadmissible hearsay.

When it comes to law and technology, the future is wide open. Will artificial intelligence transform the practice of law? Will electronic surveillance mean that nothing can be truly confidential? Will you ever be able to find a password that you can remember? Yes. No. Maybe.

The future of the law and technology is an unanswered question. Here are the ones we're asking.