Podcasts

How Law Firms Are Changing Their Support Staffing

Friday 16th Sep 2022

A lot of attention has been paid lately to lateral hiring and associate compensation, but changes are also taking place in law firm staffing. Thomson Reuters Institute recently completed its annual analysis on law firm staffing ratios. Today, we’ll talk about what the new trends are with Isaac Brooks, senior industry data analyst, and Natalie ...

Everything You Need to Know (Almost) About the Metaverse

Wednesday 6th Jul 2022

Have you set up a storefront on a metaverse platform yet?  Are you feeling FOMO because you missed out on bitcoin and NFTs, and want to make sure you don’t miss out on this latest technology trend?  Cynthia Cole of Baker Botts walks us through what the metaverse is all about. To listen, click on ...

What to Know When Starting an NFT Marketplace

Wednesday 27th Apr 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the hot craze. While the initial coin offering (“ICO”) craze of 2017-2018 fizzled out in the face of government enforcement actions, a resurgence in the global market for bitcoin and the new category of NFTs is fueling a new boom in digital assets as mainstream interest increases. Recently, Christie’s became the ...

Cryptocurrencies – Risks, Opportunities and Rewards

Thursday 7th Apr 2022

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin saw a record $9.3 billion inflow in 2021. Governments and regulatory bodies are racing to keep up with the explosion of cryptocurrencies, marketplaces and exchanges, and other digital assets such as NFTs. Thomson Reuters is hosting a two-day conference discussing risks and rewards for the global crypto community. ...

The Impact of COVID on Sports

Friday 18th Mar 2022

Get your brackets out! For the first time in three years, March Madness, as we’re used to seeing it, is back. NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and the Olympics all navigated their way through the pandemic through a combination of delays, bubbles, cancelled games, and various COVID protocols. Will any of this have lasting effects ...

One Year After the George Floyd Killing – Community Rebuilding & Police Reform

Monday 4th Oct 2021

The events last summer following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police shook the city of Minneapolis to its core.  Days of riots and unrest destroyed scores of business, particularly in the Lake Street area, where rebuilding is still taking place.  Many parts of the community have pulled together to assist with the rebuilding ...

Remote Hearings & the Future of Global Arbitration

Thursday 7th Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected in-person court hearings, but has similarly affected the arbitration world as well.  In-person arbitration hearings are now difficult to hold, owing to travel restrictions and the difficulty in safely conducting face-to-face hearings. The arbitration world is rapidly adapting.  The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, one ...

Global Lawyer Hackathon Addresses Climate Change

Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020

Hundreds of lawyers around the world are participating in a unique global “hackathon” to create new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change.  The Chancery Lane Project aims to create legal frameworks to enable and encourage businesses and communities to have a positive impact on the environment, and envisions a world where every ...

Small Law Firms Find Challenges, Opportunities in Current Market – 2020 State of the US Small Law Firms Report

Tuesday 27th Oct 2020

Small law firms have had to endure not only the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal market, but also the additional challenges of being a small business during the current conditions. The 2020 State of the U.S. Small Law Firms Report looks at how small firms are faring against the recent challenges.  Mark ...

COVID-19 & “Business Divorces”

Tuesday 22nd Sep 2020

The tremendous disruptions caused by COVID-19 may introduce a new term to the business lexicon: business divorce.  Many privately-held and family-owned businesses may not have anticipated the kind of business and personal stressors being brought on by the pandemic. Lee Weinberg of Weinberg Gonser LLP discusses how “business divorces” may surge because of the COVID-19 ...

Continual Innovation at HighQ – Interview with Stuart Barr, Chief Product & Strategy Officer

Monday 17th Aug 2020

Legal technology is advancing at lightning speed these days, and HighQ is no exception.  The innovative cloud-based platform is continually bringing new innovations to the legal industry. Stuart Barr, chief product and strategy officer, discusses the some of the advances HighQ has introduced recently. To listen, click on the built-in audio player below (Or to ...

Webinar Series: Gender Equality & Cultural Change During Uncertain Times

Thursday 25th Jun 2020

The legal industry faces an uncertain future in many respects, including advancing gender equality.  Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law is doing a series of webinars discussing the evolving circumstances due to COVID-19.  The discussions will include a renewed focus on the future of the legal industry along with practical methods to advance gender equality and ...

Are You Practicing Social Media Hygiene?

Thursday 30th Apr 2020

Social media use is skyrocketing, as people connect with friends and family as shelter-in-place and work-from-home continue. But as we take advantage as these apps, it’s still important to be careful. But people with bad intentions may also be seeing and looking to take advantage of the personal & professional information that you’re posting. Robert ...