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Balancing technology competence with legal work

This is the second column of a three-part series. Read part 1 here. Are you having difficulty deciding how much lawyers need to know about their technology? You aren’t alone. Joanne Humber, a U.K.-based technology skills consultant, interviewed the person who runs a law firm’s document production

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Time to start auditing outside counsel’s technology skills

Companies audit their third party service providers for many competencies, like security. Why not the competence to do their jobs efficiently? That’s what D. Casey Flaherty did during his tenure as inside counsel for Kia Motors America. He wrote about his experience for the Jan. 24, 2013,

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Through Difficulty to the Stars – An Interview with Team Italy

I volunteered for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, landing a spot on the content crew. My job? Visit games sites, provide match recaps and snag stories where and when I could. Some of my work was published on the Invictus Games 2017 website, after thorough review,

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Mike Hughes – Volunteer Profile

I volunteered for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, landing a spot on the content crew. My job? Visit games sites, provide match recaps and snag stories where and when I could. Some of my work was published on the Invictus Games 2017 website, after thorough review,

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Wheelchair Basketball: Highlights from the Preliminary Matches

I volunteered for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, landing a spot on the content crew. My job? Visit games sites, provide match recaps and snag stories where and when I could. Some of my work was published on the Invictus Games 2017 website, after thorough review,

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Evaluating ethical technology use by outside (law) firms

Automakers vet suppliers exhaustively. One faulty part in a vehicle can cost the automaker dearly, and not just in cash. This need to vet applies to any vendor relationships, including those between companies and law firms. Outside legal help functions as an extension of in-house legal departments.

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From Military to Murderball: an Interview with Chris Klodt

I volunteered for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, landing a spot on the content crew. My job? Visit games sites, provide match recaps and snag stories where and when I could. Some of my work was published on the Invictus Games 2017 website, after thorough review,

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Invictus Games Spectator Working to Rid the World of Land Mines

I volunteered for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, landing a spot on the content crew. My job? Visit games sites, provide match recaps and snag stories where and when I could. Some of my work was published on the Invictus Games 2017 website, after thorough review,

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Security video only as good as the policy you have for its use

Your company installed video surveillance equipment. You’re the boss. One day, you see an employee knocking off early. You intend to discipline that employee using video evidence. Lawyer Mark Hayes thinks that’s a bad move.

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Outdated technology bad for your client, firm and the law

Tamara Hunter knows what people think about one of her technology choices. “I use a BlackBerry and get teased about it frequently,” explains the associate counsel at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. “I have been in elevators and had people (even people I don’t know) say ‘Hey, is

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