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

Lauren Chung for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses recent trends in salaries for in-house legal counsel and the results of the 2010 Law Department Survey.

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Topics: Law firm trends for 2011 and details on the Thomson Reuters partnership with Books For Africa, and more.

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Jonathan Bellis, who leads the Law Department Consulting Group for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the 2010 Hildebrandt Baker Robbins Law Department Survey. This is part one of a three-part series.

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Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the current state of law firm rates and some of the economic challenges facing law firm leaders.

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Topics: The sale of violent video games to minors, the Oklahoma amendment to ban the consideration of international law in the state's courts, and more.

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Topics: The outlok for women as leaders in law firms with author Ida Abbott, details on a contest from FindLaw.com and an employee's tribute to Thomson Reuters, in song.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Topics: A course at Duke University School of Law dealing with well-being and lawyers, an interview with author Ari Kaplan on trends in the practice of law, and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am EST

Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the PMI for the third quarter of 2010, regarding law firm performance.

For more information about the latest PMI, go to http://peermonitor.hbrconsulting.com.

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Lisa Smith from Hildebrandt Baker Robbins discusses the company's latest law firm MergerWatch report for the third quarter of 2010.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am EST

Topics: The key cases of the new U.S. Supreme Court term, a discussion about trends in law firm mergers and an interview about the Mexican legal system and developments affecting.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am EST

Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the company's survey of law firm staffing and the trends it contains.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Topics: The 2010 International Bar Assocation Conference, human rights and the use of torture, the TrustLaw initiative for legal pro bono work by Thomson Reuters, and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Matthew Fletcher, associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Law, talks about the Tribal Law and Order Act as well as its impact on pre-existing laws affected by the legislation.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33am EST

Jim Jones and Alan Nathanson from Hildebrandt Baker Robbins talk about law firm billing models and Thomson Reuters Engage, one of the first engagement managament tools for law firms.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Chris Dale of the e-Disclosure Information Project in Oxford talks about global trends in e-discovery and e-disclosure.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

Topics: Global trends in e-discovery with Chris Dale of the e-Disclosure Information Project; and trends in litigation for new lawyers, with attorney/author David Herr of the "Fundamentals of Litigation Practice."

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Topics: Cyberbullying, trends in legal technology regarding knowledge management and client-centric activity, and the host of the ABA Journal's podcast.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58am EST

Jeffrey Rosen, law professor at George Washington University, discusses the issues in online privacy that are at the heart of his July 2010 article in The New York Times Magazine, titled "The End of Forgetting."

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Topics: A series of interviews from the first day of the 2010 ILTA Conference that address legal technology spending trends, knowledge management, social medita, e-discovery, e-mail managament and more.

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Allison Guidette, vice president and general manager or Litigation for West, talks about trends in litigation workflow and recent additions to the suite of products from Thomson Reuters, Legal.

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Andy Popper, author of "Materials on Tort Reform," published by Thomson Reuters, discusses tort reform education in law schools. He also addresses his novel, "Rediscovering Lone Pine."

More information on Andy Popper is at http://bit.ly/chpAce.

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Topics: A bill in the U.S. Congress regarding foreign companies and defective or unsafe products, the 2010 ILTA Conference and the 2nd quarter 2010 Peer Monitor Index of law firm performance.

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Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the PMI for the second quarter of 2010, regarding law firm performance.

For more information about the latest PMI, go to http://peermonitor.hbrconsulting.com.

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Direct download: LegalCurrent_Q210PMI.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Topics: The status of legal education in China and development of its law schools, a global legal research training trip by one of our employees to support the JAG Corps, our our "Chaos in the Court" segment offers up a lesson in airport security.

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Direct download: LegalCurrent072610v2.mp3
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Mike Thompson, director of Marketing at IP Solutions, part of Thomson Reuters, Legal, talks about a report on nanotechnology titled "Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?" The report finds that the beauty industry has begun to make an aggressive foray into nanotechnology, using tiny molecular compounds to improve the performance of creams, sunscreens, shampoos and other personal-care products.

You can access the report at http://bit.ly/nanotechreport

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James Jones, senior vice president at Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the factors currently affecting law firm productivity and the importance of efficient legal technology within a firm.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Topics: Information about a new blog by the West Reference Attorneys; Attorney Bob Matthews talks about the recent court ruling by the United States Supreme Court in a business method patent case, and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Topics: Arthur Miller discusses the nomination and confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan, for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court; attorney Anthony Davis talks about trends in risk management for law firms, and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Topics: The market forces affecting the global legal profession, the litigation outlook for the BP oil spill and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, discusses her May 2010 cover story in LTN titled "Social Media: Risks & Rewards."

To read Bay's article in LTN go to http://bit.ly/ltnsocialmedia.

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Russ Herman, author of "Courtroom Persuasion: Winning with Art, Drama and Science," published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, discusses the techniques of persuasion used by lawyers, what works and what doesn't, and provides some historical perspective on persuasive speaking.

More information on Russ Herman is at http://bit.ly/d6SAV.

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Topics: The UK election aftermath, life sentences for juveniles convicted of violent crimes, techniques of courtroom persuasion and more.

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Direct download: LegalCurrent60110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43am EST

Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the PMI for the first quarter of 2010, regarding law firm performance. He discusses the "mixed signals" in the latest report regarding law firm demand and the factors that look encouraging and those that are lagging.

For more information about the latest PMI, go to http://bit.ly/bA0TJk

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Direct download: LegalCurrent_Q110PMIv2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Topics: Law firm performance for the first quarter of 2010, the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, plain packaging for cigarettes.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Topics: Arizona immigration, animal cruelty, advice for new lawyers, state constitutional law.

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Direct download: LegalCurrent050310.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am EST

Mark Medice, director of Peer Monitor for Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, discusses the PMI for the fourth quarter of 2009 and 2009 as a whole, regarding law firm performance. He discusses demand for law firm services and how firms positioned themselves in a challenging environment. And, how firms are plotting their strategy for 2010.

For more information about the latest PMI, go to http://bit.ly/bR1njG

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Direct download: LegalCurrent_Q409PMI.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am EST

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