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Lex Connect Curated Reading List June 1, 2015

Lex Connect Curated Reading List

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 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.

 

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Norton Rose Fulbright releases 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

This year’s survey is the 11th overall and the most extensive in its history, polling more than 800 corporate counsel representing companies across 26 countries on disputes-related issues and concerns. Survey respondents – primarily general counsel – indicated that the increasing number of class action lawsuits and a more litigious business environment were the most important issues impacting their companies.

Internal Audit's Work With General Counsel Doesn't Have to Be a Privilege

The IIA recognizes the importance and complexity of the relationship between internal audit and the general counsel's organization in its professional guidance. Practice Advisory 2400-1 from the International Professional Practices Framework(IPPF), encourages internal auditors to consult legal counsel in matters involving legal issues. It notes there are important distinctions and nuances in the legal system that can "protect information and work performed for, or communicated to, an engaged attorney."

MetLife GC: Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Business

Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name— legalese. But Ricardo Anzaldua,Executive Vice President and General Counsel at MetLife, says the language of the corporate world is different, more practical, and firm lawyers are too often illiterate.

Cross-Border eDiscovery: An Introduction to Cultural and Legal Obstacles

As the economy becomes more globalized, obstacles in cross-border discovery continue to increase. Get an introduction to the challenges of cross-border litigation in eDiscovery.

Legal Panels and their Pre-Appointment Process – Laying the Foundation

Successful legal panels are all about building deep and trusted relationships that achieve win-win situations for all parties involved.

 

Value-Based Fees, Use of Legal Operations Function Help Companies Drive Time and Cost Savings

Successful legal panels are all about building deep and trusted relationships that achieve win-win situations for all parties involved.

 

 

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Here it comes: Time for a rebirth of the legal profession

The annual cycle of birth, maturity, decline and rebirth got me thinking about the legal profession and the changes it's cycling through, as well. Because of my work as a bar leader, I can point to a large number of very specific instances that many constituents would point to as indicators of a very mature profession that was increasingly showing signs of decline:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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