Category: #FearlessLaw

PEARSON GC & CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER BJARNE TELLMANN TALKS #FEARLESSLAW ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

I think the biggest challenge facing the legal profession over the next five years is navigating the disruption and complexity that flows from the “more for less” problem. Corporate legal teams are facing an unprecedented need to contain costs at a time when demand for legal services is increasing.

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Mplace Inc. adds Global eDiscovery Leader Consilio to Client List

Mplace Inc., an innovative online talent marketplace servicing the document review, contract review, and due diligence markets, has just announced the addition of Consilio to its growing list of clients. Launched one year ago, Mplace is growing at a rapid pace. Consilio joins some of the nation’s leading law firms and global eDiscovery providers, as Mplace’s notable clientele.

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Mark Cohen: Your Trusted Legal Adviser May Not Be A Lawyer

Mark Cohen: “Just as outstanding legal practitioners emerge as ‘trusted advisers,’ so too is there an emergent cadre of ‘trusted adviser’ legal service providers that may or may not be lawyers. Translation: legal delivery is not just about lawyers anymore. Mark Cohen is a valued Contributor and Advisory Board member. His article originally appeared on Forbes.

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#CyberSecurity: Recent Attacks Demonstrate The Urgent Need For C-Suite Cybersecurity Expertise

On BULLET POINTS we feature a guest post by HPC Contributor on Cybersecurity, Chuck Brooks. This week the mainstream headlines have been brimming with news of cyber attacks impacting society and industry at every level. The legal industry could not escape the headlines and was dragged onto the front page – not as adviser but instead as victim. One of the largest, highest profile law firms in the world was snared by a broad-based cyber attack with severe consequences for day-to-day operations. Those who have questioned the relevance of cyber in the legal industry must surely now be coming around to the reality that no-one and nothing is exempt from attack. Only the right strategy, technology, awareness and people training may stand between attack and devastating consequences. Chuck knows what he’s talking about. We commend reading his article.

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Interview of Chuck Brooks, Judge of GSN Homeland Security Awards, on Key Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Technology Issues for 2017

Cybersecurity is moving mainstream rapidly. As corporate and government clients address it, the expectation grows that their professional or technical service providers will step up also. This represents an interesting challenge – and opportunity – for the legal industry. In this interview, our expert analyst and contributor Chuck Brooks looks at the road ahead.

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LITIGATION RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT IS THE MORAL TO YOUR LITIGATION STORY?

Courtrooms can be interesting places. Juries are people like the rest of us – and they instinctively seek answers. If you don’t tell the story, the jury will create their own – and you may not like how that turns out. This expert article – presented in conjunction with leading consulting firm BLUEPRINT – speaks to why there are good reasons for trial attorneys to present their cases in story form.  Research has consistently shown that stories are more likely to be comprehended and recalled.  Moreover, when information is not presented in story form, people tend to reorganize the information into stories anyway.  The danger of not providing stories at trial is that jurors will create their own stories to fit the evidence and to fill any gaps which may be inconsistent with a client’s position. Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

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TODAY AND TOMORROW FOR THE 21st CENTURY LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

Today we’re delighted to launch a new, exclusive series written by two leading minds in legal innovation, Lisa Culbert and Jason Moyse of Law Made. They’ll be looking at the road ahead for the modern legal practitioner and other participants in the legal industry. What does it look like? What are the new skills? Will yesterday’s niche career in tech and innovation become tomorrow’s mainstream career? All these questions – and more. We think you won’t want to miss this.

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NANCY MAY: DIVERSITY – RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Nancy May is President and CEO of The BoardBench Companies and one of the smartest folks we know. We love that Nancy is a straight-talker. She calls it. No fuzz on it. In her view: “.. this boardroom diversity “thing” isn’t going away. Diversity and equality in the boardroom is coming. How soon you face it and embrace it is up to you. Resistance is futile. We’re with Nancy. How about you?

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CRITICAL SKILLS FOR NEXT GENERATION LAW FIRM LEADERS

Like no other time in their history, law firms need a provocative strategy that not only responds to client demands in a rapidly changing industry, but anticipates the future. Our Expert Contributor Carol Crawford speaks to the critical skills required of next generation law firm leaders – in the decade of change that lies ahead for all. Read it here.

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