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

A new report from Georgetown University Law Center and Peer Monitor warns that unless law firms re-examine their traditional business models and embrace change in how legal services are delivered, they will not be able to successfully adjust to the significant outside forces that are reordering the industry. The “2014 Report on the State of the Legal Market” highlights recent trends in the legal market, as well as factors that will likely impact the market in 2014 and beyond.

James W. Jones, senior fellow at the Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession is lead author of the report, which can be downloaded at:

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In the January 2014 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover:

  • Legal news: Is emoji death threat a criminal defense? One law professor says that it just may be.
  • Legal trends & insights: Are privacy class action suits the next big practice areas?
  • News from Thomson Reuters: Jim Jones, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center, comments on the new report from Peer Monitor and the Georgetown University Law Center.
  • On the legal blogs: A 7-foot statute of Satan is being proposed for the Oklahoma State Capitol.

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iPhone and Android lovers are rejoicing the increasing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that permit them to use their own smartphones on corporate networks.  But Fabio Marino with McDermott Will & Emery says BYOD policies can create tremendous headaches for companies in dealing with legal holds and trying to prevent theft of intellectual property.

Direct download: BYOD_IP__Legal_Holds.mp3
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