Your final edition for the year… here’s a list of your top ten reads (ranked by click-through) across 47 issues for 2017 😄
In this week's edition, we meet the ex-lawyer now selling custom heels to Rihanna, we pick apart the Intrapreneur's Dilemma in law, step into the world of legal design, get a crash course on Ethereum Smart Contracts and visualise the world's biggest data hacks.
In what started as a research project in 2015, Jodie Baker was asking in-house legal teams one question: what irks you the most in your job?
And the answer was pretty consistent: "I have to do manual reporting, but I don't really know what my team is working on. That when somebody leaves, I don't know how I capture all of that IP."
Fast forward to 2017, Jodie and her team at Xakia now client over 30 in-house legal teams as clients, across Australia, Singapore and the US including some big names like Virgin Australia, Boral and Transurban.
We sat down to talk about her journey so far...
In this week's edition, we see more data saying that GC's are keeping the majority of work in-house; give a shout-out to our own Ivy Wong for being shortlisted for the TechWomen50 Awards; explore AIG's in-house tech stack and dive into the state of remote work according to 1000+ companies.
While the promise of equity crowdfunding remains largely out of reach for most Australian companies (only public, unlisted companies can raise this way), there's no shortage of action items for startups and crowdfunding platforms for when it finally opens up to private companies next year.
We caught up with startup lawyer, Alex Solo of sprintlaw for the latest update on where things are at, and the items that should be at the top of your to-do list if you're a startup founder or platform looking to raise cash from the crowd.
In this week's edition, Unilever's general counsel talks data; we reveal 10 things every GC should do before a data breach occurs; take stock on global #LawTech funding to date; discover how journalists used discovery techniques to unravel the Panana Papers and get a survival guide for work-from-home parents.
LegalTech startups have now raised $1.079 billion in global aggregate funding since 2011.
Here's a chart that combines the latest CB Insights data from 2013 to date, plus their figures from 2011 and 2012.
In this week's edition, we get a snapshot of issues keeping GCs up at night (and getting them fired); spot some serious leaks in the law firm diversity funnel; ask whether lawyers should learn to code and take a quick and free personality test to find out who we really are.
In this week's edition, Canon's Chief Legal Counsel, David Field reveals his secret to finding your in-house home; we meet five women on track to the holy grail: partnership; explore a new take on version control for Microsoft Word; go searching for our law firm leaders and ride 1,000kms for mens mental health.
In this week's edition, we learn how to budget your 2018 legal spend; debate the Law Council’s Gender Equitable Briefing Policy; explore how contracts can work as cartoons; look at a case study for due diligence in the 21st Century and why having a smartphone on our desk dumbs us down.