InCounsel Weekly #51: Building Expert Systems Without Code, Diversity Truths, The Problem With Copy & Paste, A Contract Critique and How Not to Forget Stuff

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.

InCounsel Weekly #50: Transformative Women GCs, e-Signatures, The Art of Sole Counsel, Microsoft on AI <> Law and Hiring Outside Counsel

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.

InCounsel Weekly #47: Intrapreneur's Dilemma, Legal Design, From Law to Global Startup, Smart Contracts for Dummies and The World's Biggest Hacks

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.

Talking Legal Ops Software With Jodie Baker, CEO of Xakia

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...

Equity Crowdfunding in Australia – Where Are We At?

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. 

InCounsel Weekly #44: Unilever's GC on Data, 10 Things About Data Breaches, #LegalTech Funding, Exotic Papers and A Remote Work Survival Guide

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.