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Lex Connect Curated Reading List November 28, 2016

     
       
     
 
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With the overwhelming volume of content available online, it is easy to
overlook quality articles containing the valuable information you need.

Fear not, we have curated the best legal operations and technology
articles currently available for your convenience.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your 30 minutes of power reading!
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Bsides Zurich Conference 2016

As many of our contacts know, Yerra is always interested in networking events where we can gain knowledge or engage with industry professionals. Our very own Urs Burkhard also successfully runs the IT Forensic Beer in Zurich and is part of the founding committee of the BSides chapter in Zurich. 


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Top 10 Cybersecurity Controls To Consider When Vetting Outside Counsel

Regulatory compliance and eDiscovery now rate among the highest essential IT and business priorities for any organization, regardless of size or industry. What's more, the complexity of managing this task is growing—and it's heaping greater pressure on IT departments.


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Using Technology Service Providers Is No Silver Bullet

When millions of customers can be affected by large-scale data breaches at national retailers and major airlines can be literally ground to a halt when technology fails, the increasing dependency of companies across the economy on technology is apparent to everyone. 


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Head up or head down?

One of my favorite useless platitudes is that leaders have their heads up while managers have their head down – meaning that a true leader will come up with ideas and delegate the execution to people more capable of pulling it off.  While those who have ‘only’ reached the manager level, will still keep their heads down focusing on the work right in front of them instead of thinking the big thoughts.


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Man Vs Machine: Or, Lawyers Vs Legal Technology

Emerging legal technologies and increasingly cost-conscious clients have created a perfect storm for the extinction of the legal profession as we know it, a hypothesis that has been getting considerable media attention. Take BakerHostetler’s decision in May to implement the IBM Watson-inspired ROSS, the application billed as the “Super Intelligent Attorney.” ROSS is an artificial intelligence software package designed to perform the work of legal researchers to support attorneys and is intended to streamline e-discovery efforts and make legal research more efficient. 


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How to Plan a Legal Department Offsite?

A common tool used by businesses to develop strategy, refine plans, set goals, energize the team, enhance teamwork and cooperation is the offsite, i.e., where a group in the business goes “off site” to meet as a team for one or several days in remote location.


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GCs, Find the Right Yin for Your Yang: How to Choose Outside Counsel for Your Company

At some point, a business’s in-house legal department will want to tap the expertise of skilled outside counsel.

The ideal outside legal counsel is a blend of experience, in-depth knowledge, business savvy and responsiveness. So it’s no wonder that when GCs find that mix, they nurture those relationships, rewarding them with steady work.


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Corporate Counsel Says Get Innovative, Get Different

Corporate counsel’s challenges have always been complex. In a dynamic legal landscape, their range of responsibilities has become more diverse. What has remained constant is rigor and vigilance to protect the best interests of their business.


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