Legal Current
Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.
Blowing the Whistle on the SEC Whistleblower Program

Since passage of the Dodd-Frank Act overhauling federal securities laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program has been gradually growing in scope and significance. In 2015, the SEC received more than 4,000 tips.

But some recent developments may be “blowing the whistle” on the whistleblower program itself.  Jonathan Shapiro of Baker Botts LLP discusses some recent developments with the whistleblower program.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

What National Customer Service Week Means to Thomson Reuters

Happy National Customer Service Week!

Customer Support is an important connection between Thomson Reuters and its customers.  Thomson Reuters has a long history of commitment to provide outstanding customer service.

Lea Harpster, vice president of customer support, discusses the Thomson Reuters philosophy and approach to customer support, and the many dedicated team members who provide it.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Potentially Groundbreaking IP Supreme Court Cases

Intellectual property have become somewhat of a staple for the US Supreme Court in recent years.  Two particular cases that are waiting to hear if they will make the docket for the 2016-17 court docket have the potential to break new ground for intellectual property rights.

Wayne Stacy of Baker Botts discusses the cases.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

The Power of Listening to Customers - World Bicycle Relief - Vantage EMEA Keynote

A bicycle is fun, but how can it help global poverty, economic development and health care?

The day two keynote at Vantage EMEA in London for Elite had little to do with legal technology and practice management.  Or did it?

It had everything to do with the importance of listening to customers, of applying sound business principles, and how sometimes the simplest solutions can be the most impactful.

F.K. Day is founder of SRAM Corporation, one of the world's largest bicycle component suppliers, including to Tour de France teams.

He is also co-founder and president of World Bicycle Relief and explains how business principles are helping some of the world's most pressing needs.

Elite Vantage EMEA 2016 User Conference

The Vantage EMEA 2016 User Conference is underway in London.

The two-day conference bring together Thomson Reuters Elite users from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  

Elizabet Hardy, Vice President of Product Management and Eric Sugden, Chief Technology Officer discuss what will take place at Vantage, including the release of Elite 3E version 2.8



Direct download: Vantage_EMEA_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

A Better Way to Organize Business Data: PermID

Keeping track of information by business name can quickly become a difficult exercise. Business name changes or mergers can permanently alter how information is tied to a particular business name, complicating how to identify and store information.

Thomson Reuters has created PermID -- or Permanent Identification -- which creates a unique reference —which will never change over time—to a piece of information. It can be thought of as a permnanent "bar code" for information that  helps customers and partners handle data management challenges, eliminate mapping inconsistencies, reduce operational risk, and streamline end-to-end workflow processes across various platforms. 

Thomson Reuters is providing an open license to PermID, providing any organization or enterprise with descriptive metadata and tools for working with PermID.

Direct download: PermID_-_A_Better_Way_to_Identify_amp_Track_Business_Data.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Pragmatic Social Media for Solo & Small Law Firms

This year, more than half of Americans will use Facebook.  More than 360 million people are members of LinkedIn.  If you're not using social media to help promote your practice, you may be missing on an important channel for reaching prospective clients. 

A new white paper from FindLaw, "From Novelty to Necessity: Pragmatic Social Media for Law Firms". discusses the real impact that social media can have on an attorney's brand.  A recent FindLaw survey found that consumers are likely to hire an attorney who has an active presence on social media.

Sean Sands, a digital marketing experts, discusses how social media can benefit solo and small law firms.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

KM as Competitive Advantage, KM with Kim, ILTA wrap-up

In discussions with firms at ILTACON 2016, one thing stands out in the world of knowledge management: in an era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, knowledge management can help firms gain a competitive advantage.

Direct download: KM_with_Kim_ILTA_Wrap-up_episode_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Where in Knowledge Management Headed? KM with Kim, episode 3

Where is Knowledge Management headed?  How will AI and Big Data impact Knowledge Management? 

In this edition of "KM with Kim," Kim Stein, national KM manager for Thomson Reuters explores the future of Knowledge Management.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Connecting with Elite Customers at ILTACON

Thomson Reuters Elite has been engaging its customer base to glean input and feedback to help improve its products.  Elizabet Hardy, vice president, product management at Elite, discusses what Elite is hearing from its customers through ILTACON and other customer engagements.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT