Cambodian statues, college SEO courses and blind gun owners: Podcast – Sept. 2013

Tuesday 1st Oct 2013

In the September 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal trends & insights: Software coding resources for lawyers Legal news: An international custody battle involving an ancient Cambodian statue News from Thomson Reuters: FindLaw and the University of Wisconsin-Stout start the first search engine optimization course in the nation On the legal blogs: Gun ownership laws ...

Podcast: Prof. Ronald Rotunda on the Roberts Court

Friday 20th Sep 2013

The 2013-14 term of the U.S. Supreme Court begins shortly. Prof. Ronald Rotunda, Doy and Dee Henley Chair Distinguished Professor Jurisprudence at Chapman University comments on what the 2012-13 term told us about how the Roberts Court has been handling some of its major decisions.

Peer Monitor Index, Capital Stack and new drug sentencing policies – podcast: August 2013

Tuesday 27th Aug 2013

The Legal Current podcast emerges for the second time since its renewal with more unique insights into the Legal market. In the August 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal trends & insights: The Peer Monitor Index (PMI) provides some hope in the second quarter as the law firm market improves Legal news: In a settlement over ...

Sharon Sayles Belton presents the ABA TIPs Liberty Achievement Award in San Francisco, Calif.

Tuesday 13th Aug 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Relations and Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters, presented the American Bar Association’s annual TIPs Liberty Achievement Award to Steven Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The award ceremony and reception, held at the law offices of Sedgwick LLP in ...

Podcast: Sharon Sayles Belton and ABA TIPs Liberty Award winner Steven Shapiro

Tuesday 6th Aug 2013

Just in time for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco later this week, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Affairs at Thomson Reuters, chatted with this year’s ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPs) Liberty Award recipient, Steven Shapiro. The award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, will be presented to ...

Podcast: Retention and promotion of women in law firms

Monday 5th Aug 2013

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) recently concluded its annual meeting in New York. Among the topics discussed at the meeting was skills, strategies and stumbling blocks for women lawyers in their career path. Last year, NAWL released its National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms and remarkably little has changed for women at ...

Personal injury claims, poppy seed bagels and cybercrime – Podcast: July 2013

Wednesday 31st Jul 2013

After a brief hiatus, the Legal Current monthly podcast is back! In the July 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we discuss: Legal Trends & Insights:  The impact of the new RTA Claims Portal on personal injury claims in the UK Legal News: An interview with Prof. Ronald Rotunda of Chapman University on the ...

Compelling arguments: F. Lee Bailey and Jason Thomas visit Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters

Tuesday 30th Jul 2013

The Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters in Eagan, Minn. enjoyed visits last week from famed criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey and Thomson Reuters senior strategic analyst Jason Thomas. The two made the trek to Minnesota on separate visits, but both addressed the office’s 7,000 employees, and both were the focus of extensive interviews by Minneapolis ...

The Four Pillars of Effective Predictive Coding

Wednesday 24th Jul 2013

Predictive coding can provide major benefits when dealing with high volumes of electronically-stored information (ESI).  But at the same time, it is far from a “silver bullet” in handling ESI. There are four essential concepts that emerge when examining matters that have successfully and unsuccessfully utilized predictive coding. Ed Sohn, assistant vice president for professional ...

Thomson Reuters launches Company Investigator

Monday 15th Jul 2013

Finding the right information on a company’s business structure and relationships can be like searching for a needle in haystack. Thomson Reuters Company Investigator helps users find information on companies to assist with business development, litigation, due diligence and a host of other applications. Company Investigator accesses more than 30 million company profiles, including 20 million hard-to-find ...

Podcast: Jorge Goldstein on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Tuesday 2nd Jul 2013

In the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but synthetic complementary DNA (“cDNA”) is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring. The distinction is ...

Global impact of fast-growing nations: Building BRICKS

Thursday 30th May 2013

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters recently published a new study called Building BRICKS, in which the global research impact of what are known as the BRICK nations is explored. Over a ten year period, global research publications and R&D spending were studied in relation to the patent activity of Brazil, Russia, ...

Lawyering 2.0: Shifting to a “customer”-focused model

Tuesday 9th Apr 2013

Law firms are beginning to borrow from the corporate world to incorporate aspects of their clients’ business models. Fenwick & West has created a new Product Manager role that borrows from the consumer products world and is modeled on a structure commonly seen in their clients’ businesses. Managing Partner Kate Fritz discusses Fenwick’s innovative efforts ...