Podcasts

How to not become a white collar criminal – Podcast: November 2011

Thursday 27th Oct 2011

How many emails have you written and responded to today? What about this week? This month? This year? The answer is probably more than you can count. In many cases, face-to-face interactions are declining while digital communications such as email, instant messaging and text messaging are on the rise. While these more virtual interactions do ...

Money laundering and corruption risks for U.S. companies in Latin America – Podcast: October 2011

Thursday 6th Oct 2011

With the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak still frequenting global news headlines, the spotlight for anti-money laundering and anti-corruption issues has largely stayed on the Middle East. But there’s another part of the world, a little closer to home, where U.S. companies still need to exercise caution and that’s Latin America. This region ...

Back to school special – Podcast: September 2011

Thursday 8th Sep 2011

We’ve got a great “back to school” episode this month – featuring two segments about employment opportunities for law school graduates. In our “On the Blawgs” segment we feature a post from the Above the Law blog about a promising new idea that may result in real-world experience for the newly graduated law school student. In our ...

Podcast: Facebook content, a legal resource or private property?

Wednesday 10th Aug 2011

Social media seems to be just about everywhere, and used by just about everyone. But with a lack of legal boundaries surrounding social media, it becomes difficult to determine what is fair game for law enforcement and what is private property. A recent trend where US law enforcement agencies have searched Facebook accounts without the ...

Podcast: August 2011

Monday 8th Aug 2011

We’ve got a great episode this month! Our interview segment features Owen Nee, the first person to open a Western law firm in China. Owen describes the legal landscape in China and how it compares to that in the US. He also tells us about his career, which is made up of many “firsts.” In ...

Expressing freedom of speech or breaking the law? Podcast: August 2011

Thursday 21st Jul 2011

Do laws need to change to keep up with technology? That is one question that many corporate general counselors may be asking as they try to decide whether to take an anonymous online critic to court. Recently we’ve seen many companies fail in their attempts to prosecute vocal online critics and make sites like Google ...

Getting into the jury box of the Casey Anthony trial – Podcast: July 2011

Friday 15th Jul 2011

You can hardly turn on the television or open a newspaper without seeing something about the Casey Anthony trial. The question of what happened to 2-year-old Caylee Anthony during the summer of 2008 has plagued the minds of millions of Americans. Many were glued to television sets and Twitter feeds to keep up with the ...

New CLE series on disaster preparedness and response

Tuesday 12th Jul 2011

In response to the global catastrophic events of the past decade – including the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear meltdown and cyber-terrorism – The American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), in partnership with Thomson Reuters, announced the launch of a year-long (2011-2012) ...

Class-action sex-discrimination case, practices abroad and acquiring new technology – Podcast 2: July 2011

Thursday 30th Jun 2011

We have a very lively episode this month – the highlight being an interview with Dana Kravetz, an employment law expert, looking at the recent Supreme Court decision on what is being called the biggest class-action sex-discrimination case in over 50 years. Dana adds to this discussion with his prediction of the implications this case ...

Microsoft, technology & IP law – Podcast

Monday 13th Jun 2011

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling against Microsoft, granting Toronto-based i4i $290 million, brings up several questions. What impact will this decision have on intellectual property law in general? As innovation and technology continue to advance will we see more IP lawsuits in the future? For answers to these questions and to learn more about how this ...

ProLaw white paper available on law firm performance metrics with ProLaw XII – podcast

Wednesday 8th Jun 2011

When a law firm asks,  “How are we doing?”, it can be difficult to know which performance metrics really matter. ProLaw has put together a free white paper that looks at different metrics for measuring law firm performance.  It breaks out seven different management categories that are either in common use or have been proposed by various ...

PMI shows improving law firm market – podcast

Tuesday 7th Jun 2011

The Hildebrandt Baker Robbins Peer Monitor Index rose again in the first quarter, a result of improving demand for legal services and law firm profitability.  The PMI rose 5 points to a reading of 60, its second consecutive quarterly increase. While law firms are slowly ramping up their hiring in response to improving demand, weak rate growth ...

Social media and political unrest, financial rewards for whistleblowers and prank calling 911 – Podcast: June 2011

Friday 3rd Jun 2011

We have an especially dynamic episode this month – the highlight being an interview on how social media plays a role in political unrest around the world. We speak with Peter Apps, political risk correspondent for Reuters, about the use of social media in the uprising in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East. ...