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Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.

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Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.

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By Ritz077 - Apr 15 2015
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Cool podcast, it's a break from my regular podcasts....Matt is my favorite!!!

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11 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
4
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1

Interesting

By Ritz077 - Apr 15 2015
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Cool podcast, it's a break from my regular podcasts....Matt is my favorite!!!

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Legal Current

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Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.

Rank #1: What California's new GDPR-like Data Privacy Law Means for Businesses

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Just as businesses around the world are still trying to come to grips with complying with GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation – the sweeping new data privacy regulations that recently took effect in the European Union, California has passed legislation that will lead to similar regulations taking effect in 2020 that will impact any company conducting business with customers in California.

Tyler Newby of Fenwick and West discusses what the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 means for California residents – and the companies that do business with them.

Jul 26 2018

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Rank #2: Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders

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Law firms are under pressure from many quarters these days – from clients to demonstrate greater value and cost efficiency, from competitors such as legal process outsourcing, as well as from other law firms.

Trevor Faure, head of Smarter Law Solutions and former head of global legal services at EY, says lawyers need to take into consideration everything from emotional intelligence to artificial intelligence as they transform their firms as both legal practices and business entities.

Faure’s new book, Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders, can drive greater law firm performance.

Faure will be speaking on a global Smarter Law tour of New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, London, Paris & Singapore during April-June 2019. Events include dedicated workshops and annual events of ACC and National Bar Association. Full details at smarterlawsolutions.com/news  

Apr 08 2019

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Rank #3: Brexit, Cuba & Trademarks

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Brexit and Cuba may be oceans apart, but they share one common issue: a potential disruption of trademarks in both markets. Jeffrey Greene, a trademark partner with Fenwick & West discusses what issues need to be aware of if they are doing business or plan on doing business there.

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #4: IBM Watson Legal: Transforming the Business of Law with Cognitive Computing: ILTACON 2017 Keynote

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Brian Kuhn, founder of IBM Watson Legal, addressed key misconceptions around artificial intelligence and cognitive computing in Tuesday’s keynote at ITLACON 2017. 

Kuhn talked with David Curle, Thomson Reuters director of market intelligence,  and shared insights from business-of-law use case workshops IBM conducted with corporate legal departments and law firms over the last two years. He discussed patterns of customer interest and success related to the application of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing to the legal domain, and what everyone needs to know about what AI can — and can’t — do.

Aug 15 2017

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Rank #5: Geoffrey the Giraffe, Supreme Court & Online Sales Taxes

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case this term that could have provided some clarity to the bewildering array on jurisdictions and taxes involved with online sales.

Will the move lead to action by the states or Congress, or the potential for even greater confusion?

Matthew Hunsaker of Baker Botts discusses.

Jan 24 2017

18mins

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Rank #6: Why Knowledge Management Matters - KM with Kim, episode 1

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Knowledge management can be a powerful way for firms to increase their efficiency.   In our first "KM with Kim," we discuss how knowledge management improves productivity, with Kim Stein, national manager of knowledge management at Thomson Reuters.

In upcoming episodes, we'll discuss how firms can get the most out of their knowledge management systems, and what lies ahead in KM.  

Aug 26 2016

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Rank #7: Lawyers Without Borders

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Lawyers Without Borders is a not-for-profit whose mission is to promote rule of law around the world by leveraging and promoting pro bono service to meet the needs of the underserved, build capacity in justice sectors and support transitions and development aimed at protecting human rights, all with a neutral orientation.

Christina Storm, founder and executive director, spoke recently with Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president of government affairs at Thomson Reuters.

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #8: The Power of Listening to Customers - World Bicycle Relief - Vantage EMEA Keynote

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A bicycle is fun, but how can it help global poverty, economic development and health care?

The day two keynote at Vantage EMEA in London for Elite had little to do with legal technology and practice management.  Or did it?

It had everything to do with the importance of listening to customers, of applying sound business principles, and how sometimes the simplest solutions can be the most impactful.

F.K. Day is founder of SRAM Corporation, one of the world's largest bicycle component suppliers, including to Tour de France teams.

He is also co-founder and president of World Bicycle Relief and explains how business principles are helping some of the world's most pressing needs.

Sep 28 2016

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Rank #9: David Lat - Above the Law founder

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Karl Florida, managing director of the small law firm business of Thomson Reuters, talks with David Lat, founder of the Above the Law blog about his experience as a pre-eminent blogger on the legal industry

Jul 13 2017

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Rank #10: Special Podcast Series: Prof. Arthur Miller on Federal Practice & Procedure Today – Episode 1: Building the Wright & Miller Treatise

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure, one of the most respected and enduring legal treatises. The treatise has been cited in federal court an astounding 90,000 times, according to Westlaw estimates, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court every year since 1973.

Thomson Reuters presents a special podcast series throughout 2019 to mark the occasion. Professor Arthur Miller, founding author of the treatise, will sit down with leading legal scholars and thought leaders to explore the issues and challenges facing attorneys practicing before the federal judiciary.

In this first episode, we start off the series with a conversation between Prof. Miller and Jean Maess, vice president of editorial operations at Thomson Reuters, about how the duo of Professors Wright & Miller developed Federal Practice & Procedure.

Apr 29 2019

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Rank #11: Are You Making Mistakes With Your Employee Performance Reviews

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Employee Performance Reviews run the gamut from helpful to the subject of Dilbert-esque scron and ridicule.  Leigh Goodard, co-chair of the employment law practice at McDonald Carano, warns that fail to make sure their performance reviews are conducted properly, employers may be exposed to potential legal problems. 

Sep 04 2018

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Rank #12: A Day in the Life of a KM Attorney - Morgan Lewis

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Silvia A. LeBlanc of Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia discusses how the firm uses knowledge management and practice innovation, to collaborate with team members across Morgan Lewis’s global network and ensure they take full advantage of resources. She maps legal processes, creates productivity tools, and conducts training sessions that promote a culture of quality and consistency across matters.

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #13: Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

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Free wi-fi is widely available and tempting to use, especially when traveling.  Hotels, airports, coffee shops, even NYC subway stations provide it. 

But the dangers of public wi-fi are many-fold.  Not only are they hunting grounds for hackers, but a new report from security firm FireEye claims a Russian hacker group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear, used hotel Wi-Fi networks to spy on high-value guests.

While use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can safeguard against unsafe wi-fi networks, recent bans of VPNs by Russia and China further complicate matters. 

Bob Braun with Jeffer Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, says when using any public wi-fi, you are inherently at risk.

Oct 09 2017

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Rank #14: How Do Small & Solo Law Firms View Success? The State of the US Small Law Firms Study

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Managing a successful solo or small law practice means overcoming many challenges. These days, running a small practice requires many skills in addition to being a good lawyer: one often also needs to be a project manager, technologist, marketer and small business expert.

The State of the US Small Law Firms Study surveyed more than 300 solo and small law firm leaders to find out how they define success, their challenges and what the most successful firms are doing to develop and execute winning strategies.

In this podcast, we discuss the survey findings and what it reveals about the world of today’s solo and small law firm with Karl Florida, managing director, small law firms, Thomson Reuters; and Bob Ambrogi, practicing solo attorney, ABA Journal columnist and creator of the LawSites blog.

Here are some of Bob’s previous discussions of the Small Law Firms study

http://abovethelaw.com/2016/07/this-week-in-legal-tech-exclusive-results-of-a-new-small-firm-survey/

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/07/exclusive-survey-results-small-firms-greatest-challenges-theyre-address.html

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/08/exclusive-survey-results-small-firms-measure-success.html

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/08/exclusive-survey-results-small-firms-implementing-new-technology.html

http://abovethelaw.com/2016/09/this-week-in-legal-tech-survey-sheds-light-on-how-solos-differ/

Jan 05 2017

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Rank #15: Pragmatic Social Media for Solo & Small Law Firms

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This year, more than half of Americans will use Facebook.  More than 360 million people are members of LinkedIn.  If you're not using social media to help promote your practice, you may be missing on an important channel for reaching prospective clients. 

A new white paper from FindLaw, "From Novelty to Necessity: Pragmatic Social Media for Law Firms". discusses the real impact that social media can have on an attorney's brand.  A recent FindLaw survey found that consumers are likely to hire an attorney who has an active presence on social media.

Sean Sands, a digital marketing experts, discusses how social media can benefit solo and small law firms.

Sep 14 2016

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Rank #16: ILTACON 2016: AI, Smart Contracts, Blockchains & More

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What are some of the disruptive technologies facing the legal industry?  Ron Friedman of Fireman & Co. led a session on “When Will Blockchains and Smart Contracts Be Important in Legal?”  He and Eric Laughlin, managing director, Legal Managed Services, Thomson Reuters, sat down to discuss,

Aug 30 2016

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Rank #17: Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession

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NAMWOLF CEO Joel Stern discusses how unconscious bias impacts diversity and inclusion in the legal profession

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #18: VANTAGE and Legal Geek Conferences on Latest Legal Technologies

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Two legal software conferences were recently held on opposite coasts – in San Diego the 25th edition of the Elite VANTAGE Worldwide User Conference highlighted new software integrations, and in New York the Legal Geek conference showcased new applications of technology. At both conferences, Thomson Reuters shared their latest innovations and also enjoyed listening to customers describe what is needed from software in order to reach the next level of efficiency and productivity.

Brian Peccarelli, Thomson Reuters COO of customer markets and head of its Legal Professionals segment, Elizabet Hardy, Elite vice president, product management, and Irish McIntyre, lead of legal technology innovation discuss what they’re working on and trends they’re seeing in the industry.

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #19: The Estate Strikes Back - Deceased Stars, Star Wars & Posthumous Rights

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On Jan. 26, 1997, many homes across America were tuned-in to Super Bowl XXXI. While much of the game itself may be a blur, most people who watched that night likely remember one image from that night: Hollywood legend Fred Astaire, who had died nearly a decade before, dancing with an electric broom in a vacuum commercial. While many people were fixated on how the ad was created, some – including members of Astaire’s family – took issue with bringing the legendary performer “back from the dead.”

Now 20 years later, a new film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, puts a new spin on the debate in part because, unlike the brief appearance of Astaire in the vacuum ad, the new Star Wars film demonstrates that actors, can quite literally, return to the screen forever.

But what are legal ramifications to these posthumous performances, and how are today’s actors prepping for this future?

Join us for the latest Legal Current podcast, where we are joined by Brad Cohen, partner with Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell in Los Angeles, where we break this down.

And be warned… there will be spoilers.

Feb 09 2017

19mins

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Rank #20: Where in Knowledge Management Headed? KM with Kim, episode 3

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Where is Knowledge Management headed?  How will AI and Big Data impact Knowledge Management?  In this edition of "KM with Kim," Kim Stein, national KM manager for Thomson Reuters explores the future of Knowledge Management.

Sep 01 2016

9mins

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