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From : Blog Entry>>Krista’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this summary authored by Krista Larson, Director of Employee Well-Being, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The title of “well-being director” seems to be very new. What education/skills go into that role? It looks a little different for all of us. Some legal well-being professionals are more clinical in focus, others come from the coaching world, and yet others are human resources professionals. My background is in Positive Psychology and leadership program design and delivery. [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryWe recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Marlene’s Blog EntryA friend of my directed me to the Houston Art Interview Project , where oral histories of artists who have made significant contributions to Houston art are complied.  I watched Malinda Beeman’s interview and was struck by how she found needs and opportunities in her environment and applied her creativity to address them.  Her move to Marfa, TX (if you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it) showcases her innovative capabilities.  Malinda was an established artist in watercolor, printing and [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Brenda’s Blog EntryWe recently sat down with Brenda Ferraro , the VP of third-party risk at Prevalent , and asked her about the state of vendor security. Brenda is an expert in this space, having built and managed third-party risk management programs at companies such as Aetna, PayPal and Charles Schwab. As well, Brenda is the executive sponsor of the Legal Vendor Network , the legal industry’s preferred third-party risk management platform, which is hosted by Prevalent. What follows is a summary of that conversation, [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Scott’s Blog EntryLaw firms are rising to the challenges laid upon them and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by swiftly managing business continuity and shifting operations to remote working.  Each law firm will be in their own place in responding to the challenges of moving to a remote working environment and will move forward with regards to the same – but one principal is clear:  all of this was unexpected. Even firms with robust disaster planning are challenged by the scope and rapidity of the COVID-19 crisis.  [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryDear  ILTAns !   We recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Matias’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. It is an undisputed fact that a legal department’s goal is to provide legal advice to both business units and management, and shepherd these on all legal matters to achieve their business goals while minimizing risk. Modern legal departments, however, have been increasingly pressed in recent years to provide a higher-quality legal support. Either if they are providing direct legal advice to any [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Joshua’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this co-authored blog from Joshua Johns, Manager of Information Governance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Tamara Tureson, Compliance, Conflicts and Records Manager, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. If asked, our children would share any electronic file with anyone instantly! So why is it SOO hard for me to send something to Bob down the street?”  Unlike our children, we are bound by a whole string of “doing business” process, protocols and legalities that are in place [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryWe recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryWe recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Matias’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy the Spanish verison of the blog below authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. Es un hecho fuera de discusión que el objetivo del departamento o área de legales es asesorar a las unidades de negocios, al management y guiarlos en todos los temas legales que hubiera para lograr sus objetivos de negocios, minimizando los riesgos. Los departamentos de legales modernos, sin embargo, se han visto presionados en tiempos recientes a prestar un servicio de [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Jack’s Blog EntryChallenges in managing a global law department: Law Departments, which function as business units for global organizations (i.e. function globally as well as operationally in more than one country), are wrought with challenges arising from international laws, local laws, support differentials locally versus company wide, and limitations imposed due to geographic/political/social business environments.  Examples of key challenges law departments face: The concept of privacy rules on a [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Holly’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog co-authored by Holly Hanna, KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie and Adam Dedynski, KM – Project Manager, Reed Smith LLP. In recent years, legal knowledge management has evolved and matured, with an increased focus on how to leverage advanced technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bots. However, the basic pillars of KM remain relevant, as has become increasingly apparent during the current coronavirus pandemic. Some key takeaways from this experience [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryIn celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. Jackie Nagtegaal Futurist & Managing Director,  Law for All Cape Town, South Africa Jackie runs Law for All, the leading Alternative Legal Service provider on the continent of Africa, which resolves approximately 100,000 cases annually on a subscription basis. Not only are [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Shannon’s Blog EntryLegal team members who decide to take on trial presentation duties often have embarrassing failures in the courtroom. Why does this happen? Failure rarely comes from unfamiliarity with trial software. Failure typically comes from everything else associated with presenting electronically at trial from basic tech skills like connecting multiple monitors together, not having the right equipment or firm support. If you don’t have the right skillset, equipment or firm support for basic competency [More]