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Friday Top Nine for April 21, 2017

Posted by Marketing

Apr 21, 2017 5:32:41 PM

Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.

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  1. Where Everybody Knows Your Name: 6 Networking Groups for In-House Counsel

    "While there are countless legal professional organizations to connect lawyers with one another, there are limited options for seeking advice and knowledge from other in-house counsel." (via blog.kcura.com)

  2. Fighting ‘The Boy’s Club’ Mentality in Cyber Security

    "Few IT leaders would deny that having staff with a wide range of backgrounds is an advantage. But with men still dominating the field it isn’t easy, and trying to get more women into cybersecurity is even harder.(via itworldcanada.com)

  3. Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist

    "By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a stronger writer who produces better first drafts and finishes writing assignments quickly." (via lawyerist.com)

  4. Strategic Thinking For In-House Counsel

    "From law school to professional development, there’s no shortage of ways to teach a lawyer about the practice of law. And as the profession changes, there’s always new skills to learn." (via nationalmagazine.ca)

  5. What's In Store For Global Cyber Security In 2017

    "2017 will be a year when geopolitical shifts and technological advances by nation-state and criminal actors will combine to create an unprecedentedly complex cyber threat landscape." (via forbes.com)

  6. Getting Prepared for Mandatory Data Breach Reporting

    "There was once a time when cyber security was the domain of the IT team and its specialists. Then in 2012, former FBI director, Robert S. Mueller, III, offered up the following quote, and no business leader who heard it ever slept quite as well again: “There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those that will be hacked.” (via cmo.com.au)

  7. Lawyers: Here’s How To Untether From Your Smartphone

    "According to the results of the 2016 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, 93% of lawyers use their smartphones for law-related tasks outside of the office."  (via abovethelaw.com)

  8. What’s Your Data Strategy?

    "More than ever, the ability to manage torrents of data is critical to a company’s success. But even with the emergence of data-management functions and chief data officers (CDOs), most companies remain badly behind the curve." (via hbr.org)

  9. PayPal’s Top Lawyer on How to ‘Earn a Seat at the Table’

    "Louise Pentland holds an expansive view on how a top in-house lawyer should contribute to the company. 'As an in-house lawyer, the best you can get is when you’re integrated with the business team"(via bol.bna.com)

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Technology in Practice is an annual litigation technology conference that provides educational and practical content for Canadian legal professionals. It is hosted by Commonwealth Legal and supported by our technology partners and fellow industry experts. And now, we're bringing that unique perspective to you in the form of a blog.