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7 Reasons the World Will Be Sustainable – A Multimedia Feature

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Sustainability is a critical goal, but the question becomes: How do we get there? Thomson Reuters released a multimedia feature entitled, ‘7 Reasons the World Will be Sustainable,’ which examines the conflux of drivers that will enable sustainability globally, including transparency, catastrophe, science & innovation as well as the role of heroes, regulators, investors and ...

IACP 2015 – Community policing and the future of law enforcement

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

After Attorney General Loretta Lynch had to cancel her keynote at IACP this year, her speaking slot became a panel discussion on community policing and engagement featuring: Cornell Brooks, CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Chief Kathleen O’Toole of the Seattle Police Department; Chief Will Johnson, Arlington ...

IACP and Thomson Reuters Honor San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail for Innovative Work in a Murder Case

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail has been recognized with the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation. When detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to a crime scene with the bodies of two adults and two children buried in shallow graves in ...

IACP 2015 – Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

Like the session on “de-escalation”, the session, “Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation,” was delivered to a standing-room-only crowd at IACP. With a show floor packed with law enforcement gadgets, including body-worn cameras, and an increasing number of agencies looking to deploy the technology, it’s clear that law enforcement has many questions about the ...

IACP 2015 — De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety

Monday 26th Oct 2015

It was a standing-room only session on the first morning at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago for, “De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety.” With Black Lives Matter protests in response to the conference, and continued news stories of violent encounters between police and citizens, the conversation of de-escalating law enforcement ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 3

Friday 23rd Oct 2015

Click here for part two of this post. Today our offices are largely fashioned around Industrial Age thinking, obviously with some exceptions. But by the mid 2020s we will all be deep in the digital age and the spaces and places we will require will be very very very different. It is therefore critical to not think ...

EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE: US SAFE HARBOR SCHEME NOT SO SAFE

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

The European Court of Justice declared on Oct. 6 that the EU Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbor scheme is invalid. Large-scale information gathering programs in the U.S. surfaced by Edward Snowden gave rise to the Court’s concerns whether the requirements of EU law are observed when personal data is transferred to “undertakings” in the U.S. The ...

Law Firm Leaders Forum 2015 — Bob Woodward on Leadership: Presidents, CEOs and the Larger Lessons

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

After a busy morning of sessions at Law Firm Leaders Forum, Bob Woodward, associate editor, The Washington Post, delivered the keynote address to the assembled attendees. Woodward began with advice his father, himself a lawyer, gave Woodward in his youth. “The lawyers are the key to everything. Lawyers say profound things, unless you listen closely.” ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 2

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

Click here for part one of this post. What will work look like in 2025? Predicting the future is a risky business, so it’s something we lawyers ought to feel comfortable with – risk. We know all about risk, right? But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other factors create change, ...

The end of the office as we know it, part 1

Friday 2nd Oct 2015

In previous articles for The Global Legal Post I have shared with you my insights about re-invention and why it is imperative for lawyers to embrace the requirement to become SocialHuman in order to future-proof their livelihoods from the ‘rise of the machine’. After all, the time may be approaching when we  witness the end ...

The Road to the Automotive Future

Tuesday 29th Sep 2015

The 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show concluded over the weekend.  The world’s largest auto show was a glittering showcase of automobiles of the future — some of which will be hitting showrooms soon, and some that are so futuristic that they may never see reality. The future of automobiles is facing an increasingly complex legal, regulatory, ...

No Easy Exit for Volkswagen

Thursday 24th Sep 2015

I remember the adverts for vehicles running “clean diesel.” My first reaction was “Whaaat?” My second reaction was, “Seriously?” I guess the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have done a double check on the emissions tests of Volkswagen 2009-2015 models powered by the German car maker’s 2.0-liter diesel engines. On Friday the EPA found “irregularities” ...

Forum Magazine: What 2015 looks like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries

Monday 14th Sep 2015

What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers. In this article in the latest Forum Magazine, we look at what 2015 holds in terms of legal and regulatory developments in some of Asia’s largest economies, as well as how ...