Legal Current
Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.
Why Knowledge Management Matters - KM with Kim, episode 1

Knowledge management can be a powerful way for firms to increase their efficiency.  

In our first "KM with Kim," we discuss how knowledge management improves productivity, with Kim Stein, national manager of knowledge management at Thomson Reuters.

In upcoming episodes, we'll discuss how firms can get the most out of their knowledge management systems, and what lies ahead in KM.  

Direct download: Why_KM_Matters_to_Law_Firms_-_KM_with_Kim_episode_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Las Vegas Raiders & Pro Sports in Sin City

Are you ready for some football...in Las Vegas?

The NFL regular season kicks off in Denver with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and Panthers.  But football fans are wondering if the NFL's newest hot ticket might be in Las Vegas, where the Oakland Raiders have been making overtures to city officials about moving the franchise.

The National Hockey League has already broken the ice, so to speak, and is ending the four major professional sports leagues' (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) long-standing avoidance of placing a franchise in Las Vegas to avoid association with gambling.

But will football be next?  Glen Rothstein of Greenburg Glusker discusses whether legal issues should potentially stop the Raiders from moving.

Direct download: Las_Vegas_Raiders__Pro_Sports_in_Sin_City.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Stopping Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is an unquestioned cultural phenomenon -- the most successful video game launch in history.  But the sudden success of Pokemon Go has spawned a slew of questions about safety, privacy and liability issues. 

Brian Markovitz from Joseph Greenwald & Lake tries to catch 'em all when it comes to legal issues around Pokemon Go.

Direct download: Pokemon_Go.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. 

The AVP’s work has taken on additional significance in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando

Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president, government affairs & community relations for Thomson Reuters, talked with Nishan Bhaumik, Equal Justice Works Fellow, about the importance of the Anti-Violence Project’s work.

Direct download: New_York_City_Anti-Violence_Project.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

Rio Olympics Trademark Infringement

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will draw the world’s attention to Rio. But the familiar Olympic rings are also part of one of the world’s best known trademark, one whose intellectual property right the International Olympic Committee and the US Olympic Committee are staunchly defending .

So everyone from local car dealers to Chinese knockoff manufacturers who are thinking about cashing in on Olympic trademarks may want to think twice.

Rod Berman with  Jeffers Mangels Butler & Mitchell discusses the IOC & USOC’s long history of shutting down trademark infringers.

Direct download: Rio_Olympics_Trademark_Infringements.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Super Lawyers Redesigned

Super Lawyers has gone through a complete redesign of its award-winning magazine and website. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Cindy Larson, publisher of Super Lawyers, spoke with Alex Cook about the new redesign and what it means for Super Lawyer attorneys, readers, and others who use the Super Lawyers profiles.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Dorsey & Whitney law offices in Minneapolis were recently the venue for an exhibition, presentation and book signing by B. Proud for her phot book, “First Comes Love:  Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships”. Proud was joined by Justice Margaret Chutich, Minnesota’s first openly gay Supreme Court Justice.

Gretchen DeSutter of Thomson Reuters talked with Proud about the significance and impact of her work, particularly in light of the recent Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Direct download: First_Comes_Love_-_Portraits_of_Enduring_LGBTQ_Relationships.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

The 6th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum conducted by the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute marks a return to the forum’s roots with a comprehensive examination of collaborative strategies across the law firm C-suite on a number of timely topics impacting law firm operations, finance and technology.

One of the key topics will be law firm staffing models and how firms are recalibrating their ranks to form a new foundation for profitability.how law firm leadership is recalibrating their ranks to form a new foundation for profitabilityhow law firm leadership is recalibrating their ranks to form a new foundation for profitability

William Josten, senior analyst, Client Relations and Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters, is moderating a panel discussion and shares some of the factors that panelists will analyze.

Direct download: The_Evolving_Law_Firm_Staffing_Model_CFO-CIO-COO_Forum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

The Post-Scalia Court with Reuters SCOTUS Reporter Joan Biskupic

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has clearly had an impact on the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court as it continues to work through its current term.

Joan Biskupic, editor in charge of legal affairs for Reuters, has been covering the Supreme Court since 1989, and discusses the impact on Justice Scalia’s death on the Court

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

2016 Elite VANTAGE Worldwide User Conference Wrap-up

The 2016 Elite VANTAGE Worldwide User Conference saw record attendance, with 1100 users, 300 sessions and numerous customer panels, demos, sharing best practices, and talking about industry trends.

Eric Ruud, Managing Director for Legal Enterprise Solutions, discusses this year’s VANTAGE conference, and how users can continue to keep up with developments at Elite throughout the year.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT