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Australian Law Firm Demand Still Declining, Says Peer Monitor Report

Wednesday 28th Sep 2016

The Australian legal market suffered its fourth consecutive year of declining demand, according to a new report issued by Peer Monitor and Melbourne Law School, “2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market,” based on financial data drawn from the Australian offices of 21 major law firms. Demand for Australian firms declined an average of 1.9% across firms ...

Elite VANTAGE EMEA Kicks Off

Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

I had the privilege of hosting the opening keynote session at VANTAGE EMEA this week and both Eric Ruud and I devoted a lot of our time to discussing our continued focus and commitment to Customer Advocacy.  We have made many changes to enhance the customer experience over the past year. As I said onstage ...

Future of Legal Technology Discussed at Toronto Forum

Wednesday 21st Sep 2016

More than 200 law firm leaders, technologists and academics discussed the future of technology and the legal profession at the Emerging Legal Technology Forum in Toronto on Wednesday. Experts from leading law firms and corporations such as Air Canada and Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt LLP discussed topics including the current state of technologies available to legal practitioners, and ...

Emerging Legal Technology Forum

Thursday 15th Sep 2016

As technology continues to transform the legal profession, leading technologists, futurists, law firm leaders, legal change consultants and others will meet in Toronto on September 20 to discuss the current state of technologies and the impact they are having in firms. The Emerging Legal Technology Forum will feature panels and discussions from more than two ...

Las Vegas Raiders & Pro Sports in Sin City

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2016

Are you ready for some football…in Las Vegas? The NFL regular season kicks off in Denver with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and Panthers.  But football fans are wondering if the NFL’s newest hot ticket might be in Las Vegas, where the Oakland Raiders have been making overtures to city officials ...

Is Ballot Splitting the Ticket This Year?

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2016

The tumultuous 2016 election could see an unusually high amount of ballot-splitting when voters step into the voting booth. The latest Reuters-Ipsos poll finds that more than ten percent of voters say they plan to vote for a third-party candidate for President.  And many voters may wind up splitting their vote across party lines for ...

Wendy C. Shiba Receives 2016 Liberty Achievement Award

Monday 15th Aug 2016

At one of the largest gatherings for legal professionals, the 2016 American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting in San Francisco, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) presented the annual Liberty Achievement Award to Wendy C. Shiba. Shiba is a retired corporate attorney and business executive whose 30-year career spans time in private practice, ...

Stanford Legal Design Lab Fellowship to Advance Innovation

Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

Thomson Reuters continues to develop unique partnerships around the world to help foster innovation.  The latest is a new fellowship to support the Legal Design Lab at the Stanford Center for the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School. The one-year fellowship will support the Legal Design Lab’s innovative work in exploring concepts for novel approaches ...

Most Influential Figures in Canadian Legal Profession Named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Canadian Lawyer magazine has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession.  The list, which is in its seventh year and is among the publication’s most-read features, honors select Canadians in five categories: Young Influencers, Government/Non-Profit, Changemakers, Criminal/Human Rights, and Corporate/Commercial. This year’s honorees include a justice of ...

2015 – The Golden Age of Naked Creativity

Friday 20th Nov 2015

We have the privilege of living in the most amazing Golden Age. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic engineering have bolted from the R&D labs and been embraced in a multitude of fields, industries and services bringing both promise and peril to society, consumers and workers. Progressing at an exponential rate it is inevitable that AI ...

Donald Sterling & The Inside Story of the Sale of the LA Clippers

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

What really happened in the tumultuous events that led to the sale of the LA Clippers by owner Donald Sterling for $2 billion? Shelly Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O¹Donnell of Greenberg Glusker, reveals the inside story that led to the sale of the Clippers.  Secret meetings with the NBA.  How Shelly Sterling got Donald to initially ...

Public Split on Allowing Felons to Vote, says FindLaw Survey

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

Americans are split on whether convicted felons should be allowed to vote, according to a new survey by FindLaw. Thirty-three percent of Americans feel felons should be allowed to vote, according to the survey. Forty-two percent say felons should not be allowed to vote. And twenty-nine percent are undecided on the issue. The Obama administration ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 4

Wednesday 4th Nov 2015

Click here for part three of this post. Reflecting on the research, experience, opinion and insights from contributors within this article it is fair to say that if you are involved in developing your business of law’s strategy you need to consider where you are deploying your machines and humans and where to place the two prime ...