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Lex Connect Curated Reading List June 30, 2017

     
       
     
 
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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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ELTA Conference Takeaways

“AI in legal is just like sex in school – everyone is excited about it but no one has actually done it.”

This quote from Artem Goldman, co-founder and CEO of Visabot, seems like a good catch-phrase to start our review of the first annual conference of the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA) in Berlin. This is not because sex sells, but because it might be true.


 
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The Evolving Role Of The Global GC

Globalization has dramatically changed the role of the general counsel over the past few decades. At present, the global GC often has a seat at the management table, is seen as a trusted partner to the C-suite and board, and is increasingly responsible for enhancing the business, financial, and risk management strategies of a corporation and the integrity of its operations. 


 
 
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2017 Corporate Counsel Handbook

As part of our continuing effort to provide assistance to those Chief Legal Officers — whether working as General Counsel, Head of Legal, or some other title — we are pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Corporate Counsel Handbook. For this year's Handbook, we invited leading senior in-house attorneys across Central and Eastern Europe to share their advice, instructions, and recommendations with their peers. 


 
 
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International Data Summit: Can Data Be Used For Social Good?

A focal point of the Irish Government’s International Data Summit in Dublin will be how data can be used for social good.

‚ÄčIt will bring together thought leaders from across the sector to discuss the social, technical and ethical issues that arise in the digitised world, especially trust and privacy.


 
 
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IT Priorities 2017 Survey: Compliance Initiatives In Full Throttle

Findings from the TechTarget IT Priorities 2017 survey found that regulations remain top of mind for the majority of compliance professionals. Among the slice of respondents who reported working in compliance and corporate governance, nearly two-thirds reported that their organizations plan to implement compliance initiatives this year.  


 
 
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The Potential Of eDiscovery In Fortifying The Legal Sector 

The onset of eDiscovery has fostered a remarkable transformation, in the legal sector ushering it to new heights.


 
 
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The Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence

There should be no doubt that AI can and will dramatically change the way legal services are delivered. Will it happen overnight? Probably not. But does it have the ability to drastically reduce the number of hours spent (and costs associated with) trawling through hundreds of documents to summarise or review for relevance? Absolutely.


 
 
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Technology Is Overpowering the Very Human Profession of Law

Sometimes it is important just to stand still for a second, look at the nature of what the legal profession is supposed to be and then look at where and how technology has advanced the legal profession—or not advanced it. Clearly, since 1993 or 1994 forward, technology has radically changed the way law is practiced. 


 
 
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Global Risk, Wrapped In Complexity For Many Companies

Enterprise risk used to be viewed conventionally as those risks that were essentially well-established for a company operating in a particular industry.  The approach to corporate governance, as a result, was relatively parochial with the boards overseeing “governance” at a very high level, while management made sure that there were basic functions overseeing well-known risk areas. 


 
 
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Investment in UK lawtech start-ups tops £16m, reveals report by Thomson Reuters and Legal Geek

The report, which tracks and analyses fast-growing start-ups in the legal technology space across the UK, says that while the market is still at an embryonic stage, the value of investment in the sector shows encouraging levels of backing by venture capital firms, angel investors and players in the legal services market.


 
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