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HEADLINES for March 14, 2016

 

The Future of Law by Richard Susskind (Legal Industry Prophet) 

Richard Susskind is the author of Tomorrow’s Lawyer, The End of Lawyers? and The Future of the Professions to name a few.

Based in the UK and having spent 30 years studying legal technology, he’s considered one of the top authorities on the future of legal industry and acts as consultant to numerous organizations from law firms to government. If you don’t know Richard Susskind’s work, consider these subjects on the future of law. The following videos below are excerpts of his speeches:

  1. Overview of the Future of Law – 10 min
  2. On his new book – the Future of the Professions – 58 min
  3. Advice for In-House Counsel – 1:43 min
  4. Advice for Law Firms – 1:06 min
  5. Will Technology Replace Lawyers? – 3:12 min
  6. Will Artificial Intelligence Help Lawyers? – 3:20 min
  7. Are Lawyers and the Legal Industry Immune to Disruption? – 0:39 min
  8. How Legal Services are like Tax Compliance in regards to Client Empathy? – 1:41 min
 

 

CORPORATE LEGAL DEPT HEADLINES

 

DEWEY & LEBOEUF RECENT HEADLINES

 

 

LEADERS CORNER

Best Companies to Work For (Fairness Theme) — Fortune’s annual list is out and Google (Alphabet) is #1. And the big theme that emerged from the winners this year is fairness – in pay, recognition, gender equality, etc. – a theme that is also at the heart of the US presidential race. This Fortune article provides a quick summary of what Salesforce.com, Whole Foods and others are doing to make the workplace fairer – takes 2 minutes to read.

By Verne Harnish of Gazelles

 

THINGS PEOPLE SAY

“We are advancing into a post-professional society.”
— Richard Susskind

 

ECONOMICS & MARKETS/ JUST FOR KICKS 

On China Distressed Debt
“We don’t see a fundamental change in the risk factors, in that there’s still a high level of debt load and there’s still a fair amount of exposure to the commodity cycle,” Jayant Tambe, a Jones Day NY Partner said in a Bloomberg article. “We see an increase in defaults through the rest of 2016 in emerging markets.”

 

JUST FOR KICKS

 

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Follow Richard Susskind via Twitter @RichardSusskind and read one of his books. He is the one of the leading authorities on the legal industry and technology.

 

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