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

The legal industry faces an uncertain future in many respects, including efforts to advance gender equality.  Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law is doing a series of webinars discussing the evolving circumstances due to COVID-19.  The discussions will include a renewed focus on the future of the legal industry along with practice methods to advance gender quality and support necessary cultural change. 

Lucinda Case, head of Legal Professionals, Europe, Thomson Reuters, discusses how the current environment is changing the conversation on how organizations can promote gender equality, and how the COVID-19 crisis has helped reveal the benefits of more inclusive recruiting and hiring practices.

Details on the webinar series can be found here:

Direct download: Webinar_Series_-_Transforming_Womens_Leadership_in_the_Law.mp3
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Social media is skyrocketing, as people connect with friends and family as shelter-in-place and work-from-home continue.  But as we take advantage as these apps, it’s still important to be careful – others may be seeing the personal & professional information that you’re posting.

Robert Braun - co-chair of the Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell Cybersecurity and Privacy Group  -- says it’s important to make “Social Media Hygiene” part of your routine, and to think before you post.

Direct download: Are_You_Practicing_Good_Social_Media_Hygiene.mp3
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While women lawyers and lawyers of color have made many advances in the legal profession, there are still some areas that are particularly challenging.  Sports and sports law are among those.

Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president of partnerships and alliances for Thomson Reuters, talked recently with two attorneys who have made inroads to help increase diversity in those areas. 

Demeka Fields is associate general counsel for the Minnesota Vikings.

Traci Branford is a partner at Stinson LLP in Minneapolis. She is also an advisory board member for Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color.

Direct download: Women_of_Color_Attorneys_in_Sports__Sports_Law.mp3
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HighQ is considered one of the most advanced and versatile technology platforms.  Stuart Barr, Chief Product & Strategy Office for HighQ, discusses how HighQ improves efficiency for law firms and corporate legal departments, and how the recent version 5.3 release takes HighQ to a new level.

Direct download: Stuart_Barr_on_HighQ_Technology__Version_5.3.mp3
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