Lex Connect Curated Reading List May 15, 2015

Lex Connect Curated Reading List



 With so much content available on-line, it is easy to miss the really good stuff. 

 Fear not, we have curated the best Legal Operations & Legal Technology blog and articles.
 Enjoy your 30 minutes power reading.



Corporate Lawyers Can Be More Than Naysayers-in-Chief

In-house counsel can get a bad rap, but with a little creativity, they can enable their companies to do right by workers and the environment.

2015 General Counsel Excellence Report

The role of the corporate general counsel continues to evolve to include new, important areas of focus and responsibilities. While maintaining a firm handle on the traditional functions of the legal department, a just-released survey of general counsel at 127 corporations reveals that their role is increasingly concerned with regulation and compliance, as well as data privacy and related cybersecurity issues.

Building a world class ethics and compliance program

Good Practice Guidance have have called for organizations to develop effective compliance risk mitigation programs and internal safeguards to protect against internal and external threats of corruption and fraud.

In-house: on your mettle

Too many business people believe legal departments are superfluous, reports Jonathan Rayner. The Law Society’s in-house conference heard how GCs can best prove them wrong.

BlackBerry Legal Counsel Talks eDiscovery

Sheila Pierce, director and legal counsel at BlackBerry, recently spoke about eDiscovery: Corporate clients don’t like storing irrelevant data because it costs them money, and on the other hand, outside counsel lean toward preserving more data because they have to appear in court and deal with the opposing side.



Why Legal Directors are Bringing E-Discovery In House

The responsibilities of any corporate law department leader tasked with overseeing e-discovery, whether he or she carries the title of legal director or something similar, revolve around two core business objectives: controlling costs and mitigating risk. ‚ÄčOf course, in-house counsel often serve in an advisory role, assessing business transactions, steering company policy, overseeing litigation issues and managing relationships with outside firms. But as litigation costs have ballooned in recent years, legal directors have been compelled to turn their attention towards a more pressing area of cost and risk: e-discovery.



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