In this week's edition, we number crunch BigLaw's pre/post 2008 revenue growth (or lack of it) using some rather sexy-looking charts; head to the front line where Facebook's internal lawyers are living the reality of an elevated profile and take a look at A&O's continued march towards self-disruption.
In this week's edition, we tear open the sole GC survival pack, hear about Australia's first in-house lawyer for a school, get creative with comics as contracts, assess the impact of alternative legal service providers and listen to the wise words of Dr George Beaton.
In this week's edition, we discover a tool that lets anyone build an expert system, automate documents and more, get eight truths about diversity and inclusion, dive deep into the core problem with contract drafting (then critique one of Citibank's contracts while we're at it), then learn how to teach your brain something it won’t forget a week later.
In this week's edition, we meet 33 women GCs transforming the industry, get the latest thinking on when/how to use e-signatures, sit down with the sole counsel of Artsy, get the down low on Microsoft's epic paper on AI and law and spot the global trends on hiring outside counsel.
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.