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

Direct download: Super_Lawyers_Redesign.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

"First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBQT Relationships"

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

Direct download: The_Post-Scalia_Supreme_Court_with_Reuters_Reporter_Joan_Biskupic.mp3
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.

Direct download: 2016_Elite_VANTAGE_Worldwide_User_Conference_Wrapup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Creating a Customer-Focused Community at Elite

What does it take to turn a business with more than 4400 customers in 40 countries into a customer-focused community. Patrick Hurley, Elite vice president of customer advocacy discusses Elite’s effort to put the customer at the forefront of everything it does, and how that plays into the VANTAGE 2016 Worldwide User Conference underway in Nashville this week. 

Direct download: Creating_a_Community_of_Customer_Advocacy_at_Elite.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Elite VANTAGE 2016 Keynote & Kickoff

VANTAGE 2016 Worldwide User Conferenc e is being held in Nashville this week.  More than 1100 Elite users will take in presentations, user group meetings, exhibits, demos and a learning lab.

Elizabet Hardy, vice president of product management for Elite, discusses today’s keynote that kicked off the conference.

Direct download: Elite_VANTAGE_2016_Keynote__Kickoff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

VR, Wearables & Virtual Assistants – Mind Your Business, May 2016

How will we use virtual reality, wearable technologies and voice-controlled virtual assistants in the years ahead? In this edition of Mind Your Business, an interview with Kate Boeckman, Manager, Strategic Product Development in the Applied Innovation Group at Thomson Reuters Kate is currently tracking wearable and other emerging product technologies, generating innovative opportunities for their use, and leading efforts to develop proof-of-concepts, partnerships, and products based on these technologies.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

The Importance of Online Ratings to Your Practice

Thanks to the Internet, it seems as though your firm’s hard-earned reputation is in the hands of people who can hurt you with just one smart-aleck comment or a harsh online review. But even when you’re not in complete control of your firm’s reputation, you can still manage it.

A new white paper, You Can’t Control Your Firm’s Reputation (But You Can Manage It). features research from FindLaw and paints a rosier picture of the online rating and review process than most attorneys imagine.

It examines some of the strategies your firm can use to put ratings, rankings and social media comments to work for you.

Direct download: The_Importance_of_Online_Reviews_to_Your_Practice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Social Media, Drum Breaks, & Rock n' Roll

Ever since MySpace came on to the scene, social media such as Facebook, and YouTube Instagram has enabled emerging bands to build a following in hopes of breaking out without the aid of record labels and promoters. But are there legal pitfalls that aspiring musicians should be aware of in an era of social media, Pandora and Spotify?

William Hochberg of Greenberg Glusker discusses.