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Lex Connect Curated Reading List May 1, 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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GDPR Reality Check Survey is Now Live!

To gauge readiness for GDPR across industries and global regions, Yerra has launched an industry survey to help benchmark where global corporations are in their preparations. The GDPR Reality Check survey is being run in collaboration with the Blickstein Group and will be open for submissions through the end of May 2017.


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Let The Rules Guide You in eDiscovery

Few lawyers and legal professionals are aware of the gold nuggets of guidance on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) contained right in the comments to the amended rules governing discovery.


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Machines Are Organizing Legal's Data, But Not Fast Enough

The advancements of many legal technologies have rested on their ability to better understand the data they ingest and automatically categorize and classify it. Such is the basis for data analytics, but only recently has classification become so accurate and able to be leveraged for so many purposes, spurred by the advancements in artificial intelligence's (AI) machine-learning capabilities.


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All You Need To Know About Treating Data As An Asset

At it's core, the General Data Protection Regulation is about requiring organisations to treat the information they hold as a valuable asset which they are looking after on behalf of consumers. This is going to require companies, and by extension their employees, to think about consumer's data in a different way. 


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Governance & Compliance Update

Included in this issue: BEIS Select Committee publishes report on Corporate Governance; McGregor-Smith Review on race in the workplace; Announcements of regulated information to require further information from October 2017 and more...


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Time To Change Your eDiscovery Mindset

We are living in a world where the lawyer’s job is now to understand where discoverable information may exist, make sure it’s kept when necessary, and to know enough to ask for what you need from the other side. Discovery strategy, now ediscovery strategy, is even more important and complex now that we are dealing with volumes of data and multiple sources to look at for each case.


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AI to ‘make life easier’ for lawyers

Rather than putting lawyers out of work, artificial intelligence is improving their efficiency and automating some of the more tedious aspects of their practice, according to a legal software executive.​


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4 Trends Shaping Our Legal Future

We need to retrain lawyers to be more open-minded not only to a non-traditional career path, but to build a community.


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Artificial Lawyer Spring Review – AI’s Green Shoots

There had also been a sector-wide acceptance (at least among some lawyers) that we had moved beyond the world of talking about AI as something that ‘one day will happen’ to something law firms were adopting and making use of in terms of billable work for clients. In other words, it was all real now.


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Lex Connect Curated Reading List     Web Version
     
 
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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!

For new readers, subscribe here!
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GDPR Reality Check Survey is Now Live!

To gauge readiness for GDPR across industries and global regions, Yerra has launched an industry survey to help benchmark where global corporations are in their preparations. The GDPR Reality Check survey is being run in collaboration with the Blickstein Group and will be open for submissions through the end of May 2017.


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Let The Rules Guide You in eDiscovery

Few lawyers and legal professionals are aware of the gold nuggets of guidance on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) contained right in the comments to the amended rules governing discovery.


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Machines Are Organizing Legal's Data, But Not Fast Enough

The advancements of many legal technologies have rested on their ability to better understand the data they ingest and automatically categorize and classify it. Such is the basis for data analytics, but only recently has classification become so accurate and able to be leveraged for so many purposes, spurred by the advancements in artificial intelligence's (AI) machine-learning capabilities.


yd2

All You Need To Know About Treating Data As An Asset

At it's core, the General Data Protection Regulation is about requiring organisations to treat the information they hold as a valuable asset which they are looking after on behalf of consumers. This is going to require companies, and by extension their employees, to think about consumer's data in a different way. 


yd2

Governance & Compliance Update

Included in this issue: BEIS Select Committee publishes report on Corporate Governance; McGregor-Smith Review on race in the workplace; Announcements of regulated information to require further information from October 2017 and more...


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Time To Change Your eDiscovery Mindset

We are living in a world where the lawyer’s job is now to understand where discoverable information may exist, make sure it’s kept when necessary, and to know enough to ask for what you need from the other side. Discovery strategy, now ediscovery strategy, is even more important and complex now that we are dealing with volumes of data and multiple sources to look at for each case.


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AI to ‘make life easier’ for lawyers

Rather than putting lawyers out of work, artificial intelligence is improving their efficiency and automating some of the more tedious aspects of their practice, according to a legal software executive.​


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4 Trends Shaping Our Legal Future

We need to retrain lawyers to be more open-minded not only to a non-traditional career path, but to build a community.


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Artificial Lawyer Spring Review – AI’s Green Shoots

There had also been a sector-wide acceptance (at least among some lawyers) that we had moved beyond the world of talking about AI as something that ‘one day will happen’ to something law firms were adopting and making use of in terms of billable work for clients. In other words, it was all real now.


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Lex Connect Curated Reading List April 16, 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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Is GDPR Europe's Wall? ACEDS London Session Recap

Recently, Yerra sponsored a panel discussion and networking event with the ACEDS London chapter about the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The session took a look at a hypothetical company that was facing sanctions due to a lack of preparation for GDPR.


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Capturing Legal Innovation in Services

The Law Society’s Future of Legal Services report states that innovation 
in services and delivery will become a differentiating factor going forward.


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THE GC350 Benchmarking Study for the In-House Community

Working closely with the in-house community,we hear how valuable the sharing of best practice and insight is to support you in effective stakeholder management; to demonstrate your and your team’s value to the business; in management of your legal department and procured services and importantly to accelerate your own professional
development.


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Data Portability’s Potential and Promise

Data portability is neither a privacy nor innovation panacea, but if deployed correctly, it may oblige companies and regulators to give a second thought to what information belongs to users.


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Implications of the New Data Protection Law

This week we find out about the challenges facing firms ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation. 


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KM Education: Data Science Takes the Lead

Demand for data scientists stems from a large range of complex business needs, greater volumes of data (especially customer-related data) and organizations’ belief that they should be getting more value from what is stored in their repositories. 


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New Approaches to Pricing and Legal Procurement

In the long wake of the recession, outside counsel face a rising tide of legal procurement requests as corporations continue to seek to reduce spending. 


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Technology and the Law: who, where and how?

It is (relatively!) easy to make law students more technologically capable. How though does the practising profession become more technologically capable? Should the Society follow some state bars in the USA and have mandatory technology CPD each year? Or do we leave it to those at the coal face to define what they need?


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Ask the Right Questions: From RFP to eDiscovery Process Transformation

Law firms and corporations use RFPs to invite promising eDiscovery vendors into a deeper discussion. The scope of RFPs can differ significantly based on an organization’s objectives, whether to reduce overall costs, have more control over their or their clients’ data, bring efficiencies and/or standardization to eDiscovery processes, or even to assess the gap between their needs and an eDiscovery provider’s capabilities. 


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Lex Connect Curated Reading List March 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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People in IP: Béatrix de Russé - Part ll

Most IP people that I know just seem to fall into IP along the way. Well, I am no exception. Having graduated with Masters in English and Law, I accepted my first position as an attorney with Thomson CSF where I was in charge of drafting standard contracts for training foreign students to become qualified professionals in their countries’ factories.


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Balancing act on the right to use, access and protect data

In today’s digital and connected economy, data has become a vital resource that, when combined, could unlock new forms of value, connect previously unseen linkages and provide insights to stimulate growth and innovation in the digital economy.


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Bypassing encryption: ‘Lawful hacking’ is the next frontier of law enforcement technology

The discussion about how law enforcement or government intelligence agencies might rapidly decode information someone else wants to keep secret is – or should be – shifting. One commonly proposed approach, introducing what is called a “backdoor” to the encryption algorithm itself, is now widely recognized as too risky to be worth pursuing any further.


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Legal AI Makes the Need for Human EQ Essential

Many lawyers have elevated IQs, though relatively few seem to possess high EQs, commonly called ‘people skills’. Only the best lawyers have both. Artificial intelligence (AI), a recent entrant in the legal vertical, scores high on IQ, but the jury is still out on whether machines can develop comparable EQ.
 


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Reducing Legal Spend Still Top Concern for Many Litigation Chiefs

Reducing legal spend is the top priority in 2017 for at least two-thirds of corporate litigation chiefs polled in a recent survey. In last year's survey, litigation chiefs also said their top concerns were reducing legal spend while managing litigation strategy, as well as data security and privacy.
 


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Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement

Most large companies today have implemented an information governance program, hired IG personnel, or have plans to do so in the near future. Those that have taken the step of getting programs up and running have typically spent a sizeable portion of resources to do so, and are accountable to garner some ROI from them.


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New Tech-Savvy Legal Team to Cut Through AI 'Hype

“There was a lot of hype about AI but that the hype did not live up to reality”. New group, TechX, will act as an ’incubator of ideas’ and give feedback to tech companies at an early stage as to whether their technology is actually relevant to lawyers. 


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Lex Connect Curated Reading List March 15, 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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In-House Lawyers Want New Tech but Can't Get the Funding

In-house lawyers are eager to take advantage of new technologies like e-billing software and video conferencing that can help save time and money. But getting access to this technology is an uphill battle, according to a recent survey.


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GC shares how to move up the ranks in-house

Speaking ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March 2017), general counsel for Xero Chaman Sidhu shared why a career in-house is a viable option in today’s legal market.


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Surprising Findings On The Latest Class Action Litigation Trends

The 2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey has just been released, and the findings reveal some unexpected trends in class action litigation, based on insights provided by 387 general counsels and chief legal officers at major corporations in more than 25 industries.


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Minimizing Transaction Costs to Drive Value in Outsourcing Relationships

Of course, there are the typical answers about how to drive value in outsourcing—lowering cost, improving process efficiency, and allowing key resources the ability to focus on high value issues instead of repeatable functions. Yet, there is a component of value that commonly is overlooked but that often is the reason that outsourcing relationships fail: transaction costs.
 


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LegalTech 2017 Review

Another Legaltech has come and gone in 2017, and as usual it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye.
 
​Here are some of the interesting insights that were shared with me by conference participants.
 


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Seven Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

The face of cyber security is changing constantly, and 2017 will be no exception. Here are seven cyber predictions and trends that we’ve seen emerging in 2017 and will gain in importance as the year progresses and beyond.


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Preparing for GDPR 12 Steps 

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which we expect to come into force in mid- 2018


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