Lex Connect Curated Reading List March 15, 2014

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.


9 Must Read Reactions to The ELM Trends Report

What set the first-ever Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report apart wasn’t just the conclusions, but the data set that produced those conclusions. While that much is clear in the data, it’s still important to listen to what the industry says, anecdotally or otherwise. To that end, here’s a roundup of reactions to the report across news and blog sources.


A Risky Business

I had an interesting conversation this week with an in-house lawyer about risk; legal risk. The in-house lawyer was considering how to analyse the legal risks that she should raise with the corporate risk officer. Fortunately, having done a lot of work on legal risk, I was able to point to the definition that I used. I set out five categories of legal risk.




How Social Intranets Can Support Legal Knowledge Management

I was asked to share some of my thoughts on how social software fits into the KM mix —  still a new topic for those who have not yet adopted a social intranet in their organization.




Launch of the Information Governance Initiative

The most interesting topic of discussion at LegalTech 2014 was not some new technology nor the proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but the launch of the Information Governance Initiative





EDRM Updates Privacy & Security Risk Reduction Model

As they announced last week, EDRM announced the reintroduction and refinement of its Privacy & Security Risk Reduction Model (PSRRM). Initially introduced last September by EDRM’s  the model provides a process for reducing the volume of private, protected and risky data by  Electronic Discovery Reference Model.



Multi-matter repositories can cut corporate legal costs   

For corporations multi-matter repositories provide the means. With a multi-matter repository, the same document can be used in multiple matters .




 Culture, integrity and profitability: results of an important new study

Companies in the US and increasingly elsewhere face significant punishment and other costs for various forms of transgressions  -meaning reducing risks of harmful conduct (for instance, by increasing the likelihood that employees will report suspected violations to an appropriate company resource). 


The Global Corporation’s Next Agent Of Change

As challenges have become increasingly global in scale, the demands on the general counsel have only grown.

Huron Law Department Trends 2014

We asked several of Huron Legal’s managing directors and senior directors about law department management trends for 2014
Following are some of the challenges and solutions law departments will be looking at in 2014.



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