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Lex Connect Curated Reading List December 29, 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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Legal Careers - Harvard CLP

There is widespread consensus that the legal profession stands at an important inflection point. Traditional models of professional organization, practice, and education are under increasing pressure to adapt to important changes in the environments in which lawyers work. At the same time, these same forces make the profession’s commitment to its traditional ideals of equality and the rule of law more relevant and important than ever.

Manage Third Party Risk exposure in an Interconnected World - GRC 20/20

 In this interconnected world; governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) are no longer defined by traditional organization boundaries that no longer exist. The organization must holistically look at the web of relationships that form the organization and nest in deep supply chains and subcontractor relationships. Third party risk is the organizations risk. Their issues are your issues. Their compliance and ethics problems are your problems.

The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2015

What have been 2015’s most important developments in legal technology? For the past two years, I’ve posted my picks of the top developments in legal tech (2014, 2013). With another year under our belts, it’s time to look back at 2015.

What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in past years, the numbers are not meant to be rankings — all of these are important in their own ways. I also refer you back to my prior years’ posts, as much of what I said in them remains true today.

 

Preparing for the Future of Knowledge Management

The good news is that we live in an exciting time for knowledge management innovation. Many of the core technologies that will make this next generation of knowledge management possible are becoming available through leading collaboration and KM platforms.


Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others are working on social graph efforts, where the relationships between document artifacts and business processes are joined by and expanded upon by the relationships of readers, authors, team members, administrators, and anyone else who may interact with any single node, amplifying the relationships between nodes exponentially.

 

2016 Predictions - Part II  Thoughtful Managementorth 

In this Part II of the 2016 predictions, we continue our crystal-ball gazing into the near future! In this part we have predictions from:


Bob Denney
Joshua Lenon
Frank Fowlie
Euan Sinclair
Russell Alexander
Nate Russell
Michael McCubbin
Rob Walls
Roger Smith
Kevin O’Keefe

 

..and we will have further predictions in Part III!

 

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2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market

 

 

The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor are pleased to present this 2016 Report setting out our views of the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2015 and key issues likely to influence the market in 2016 and beyond.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lex Connect Curated Reading List January 15, 2016

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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Legal Careers - Harvard CLP

There is widespread consensus that the legal profession stands at an important inflection point. Traditional models of professional organization, practice, and education are under increasing pressure to adapt to important changes in the environments in which lawyers work. At the same time, these same forces make the profession’s commitment to its traditional ideals of equality and the rule of law more relevant and important than ever.

Manage Third Party Risk exposure in an Interconnected World - GRC 20/20

 In this interconnected world; governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) are no longer defined by traditional organization boundaries that no longer exist. The organization must holistically look at the web of relationships that form the organization and nest in deep supply chains and subcontractor relationships. Third party risk is the organizations risk. Their issues are your issues. Their compliance and ethics problems are your problems.

The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2015

What have been 2015’s most important developments in legal technology? For the past two years, I’ve posted my picks of the top developments in legal tech (2014, 2013). With another year under our belts, it’s time to look back at 2015.

What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in past years, the numbers are not meant to be rankings — all of these are important in their own ways. I also refer you back to my prior years’ posts, as much of what I said in them remains true today.

 

Preparing for the Future of Knowledge Management

The good news is that we live in an exciting time for knowledge management innovation. Many of the core technologies that will make this next generation of knowledge management possible are becoming available through leading collaboration and KM platforms.


Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others are working on social graph efforts, where the relationships between document artifacts and business processes are joined by and expanded upon by the relationships of readers, authors, team members, administrators, and anyone else who may interact with any single node, amplifying the relationships between nodes exponentially.

 

2016 Predictions - Part II  Thoughtful Managementorth 

In this Part II of the 2016 predictions, we continue our crystal-ball gazing into the near future! In this part we have predictions from:


Bob Denney
Joshua Lenon
Frank Fowlie
Euan Sinclair
Russell Alexander
Nate Russell
Michael McCubbin
Rob Walls
Roger Smith
Kevin O’Keefe

 

..and we will have further predictions in Part III!

 

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2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market

 

 

The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor are pleased to present this 2016 Report setting out our views of the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2015 and key issues likely to influence the market in 2016 and beyond.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lex Connect Curated Reading List December 9, 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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Top 10 things you need to know about e-discovery

In January 2011, I wrote “Taming e-discovery anxiety.” In the five years since, I have written 29 articles to de-mystify e-discovery and provide a language and common framework to improve general understanding of the basic process and mechanics of e-discovery. Generally, the source of my inspiration was questions from readers and others.

 

How to be a legal marvel: 8 super skills for the modern lawyer

 We’ve collected eight critical skills in this report, skills that will help set you apart as the superior lawyer of tomorrow. We encourage you to acquire these skills at your earliest opportunity, and we offer some tips regarding how you can do just that. Master these proficiencies today, and you’ll be ready for anything that the new legal market can throw your way tomorrow.

Legal Innovation

Global corporate law firms have had so many wake up calls in the years since the recent recession wrought its havoc that senior partners must be feeling starved of sleep.


 

 

Reinvigorating Corporate Board Governance to Embed a Culture of Ethics and Compliance

Old institutions do not change quickly and there is an inherent resistance to change when it comes to a corporate boardroom.

The old dynamic may be ripe for change. This is where Compliance 2.0, and the rise of the compliance profession can play a critical role. In some respects, the seeds for change are being planted right now – enter the Chief Compliance Officer..

 

Moving from Cost Center to Collaborator: The Evolving Role of In- House Legal Teams

The view of in-house legal departments, from the perspective of the rest of the corporation and top management, has evolved over the past several decades from risk spotter to strategic partner, but still has some way to go, according to a panel of legal department leaders..

 

 

 

 

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Findings from the 8th Annual Law Department Operations Survey

 

 

For the past eight years, the Law Department Operations Survey has tracked the challenges and wins of the industry. But as the profession matures, it’s no longer enough to complain about outside counsel and other service providers who refuse to innovate and drive change — law departments are failing to innovate in game-changing ways, and that is making us our own worst enemy. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lex Connect Curated Reading List November 15, 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.

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Law firm bosses envisions Watson-type computers replacing lawyers

Shakespeare interpretations aside, it seems that artificial intelligence is on its way to, well, killing off lawyers. That's according to a recent survey (PDF) of law firm leaders who say that within 10 years, new attorneys and paralegals could be replaced by an IBM Watson-like computer. The study, which included responses from high-ranking lawyers at 320 firms with at least 50 lawyers on staff, found that 35 percent of the top brass at responding law firms envision replacing first-year associates with some type of AI in the coming decade. Less than 25 percent of respondents gave the same answer in a similar survey in 2011. 

In-house counsel reveals global trends

 This year’s ACC Global Census Report highlights complying with privacy, cyber-security and corruption laws as the biggest challenges for in-house lawyers, while also noting a significant rise in female respondents.

GCS know how lazy you are - Here's how they figured you out

Resting in the center of the panopticon of the legal world are the big-ticket clients who pore over every bill and second-guess every charge. There was a time when Biglaw could easily convince its clients to pony up nearly any expense for the privilege of even the limited attention of its partners, but budget pressure and technological advances have transformed in-house counsel into eagle-eyed enforcers. Ever wonder why work is shifting from Biglaw to lower-cost alternatives?
Well, because your clients have figured out how lazy you are.

 

Blue chip clients: cutting-edge tech will reshape law in five years as more jobs taken by intelligent machines

In-house lawyers have been notoriously slow to embrace the tech-backed delivery of legal services, but Legal Business research drawing on responses from more than 600 global clients shows many believe technology will transform the way they work.

 

 

 

 

 

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2015 GRC Innovation Awards: Technical Innovations

 

 

The fourth annual GRC Innovation Awards recognize GRC solutions that are revolutionizing the Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) market. Thirty-three awards are given this year  out of 119 applicants across fifteen GRC solution categories. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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