Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: Deciphering the Millennial Lawyer, Cyber Security: What Attorneys Can Do To Protect Their Jobs and Their Companies, Is Canada Ready for the Radical Change Artificial Intelligence Will Unleash and more...
- Deciphering the Millennial Lawyer
"If you’re setting out to describe the attributes of a demographic wave several hundred million people wide, then you’re going to over-generalize to the point of absurdity." (via lawyerist.com)
- Cyber Security: What Attorneys Can Do To Protect Their Jobs and Their Companies
"The best way to protect the company and preserve the counsel’s job security is to proactively help identify and address data protection and cyber security issues." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- Pro Bono Ontario Launches Telephone Hotline
"In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones." (via canadianlawyermag.com)
- Why Cyberwar is Complicated
"Today, many people don’t realize that cybersecurity is becoming a big issue as people are getting connected in more ways than seen before. But, the reality is that security risks and cyberwar are prevalent and we must be aware." (via insidecounsel.com)
- The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What You Need to Know
"With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect on May 25, 2018, legal teams across the world—including those in the United States—should be preparing for the new requirements affecting organizations inside and outside of Europe. As we explain below, you don’t have to have physical operations in Europe to be affected by the GDPR, and failure to prepare can have severe ramifications, including crippling fines." (via relativity.com/blog)
- A Future Lawyer’s Guide to Networking
"Networking. That one word is enough to strike fear into the heart of many a trainee. But as we know, it’s a skill that must be conquered." (via legalcheek.com)
- How to Prove Your Value to Clients
"Justifying the cost of legal services is a constant battle. Many people believe that lawyers charge too much, and even if they don’t, all clients want to feel like that the quality of their legal representation is worth the cost—that they’re getting a good value." (via abovethelaw.com)
- Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk
"When it comes to cybersecurity, the chains of communication that exist within an organization, if they exist at all, are often a mess. Multiple conversations about cyber risks are happening across a multitude of divisions in isolation. At the same time, members of the C-suite are measuring their potential impact using different metrics — financial, regulatory, technical, operational — leading to conflicting assessments. CEOs must address these disconnects by creating a culture that promotes open communication and transparency about vulnerabilities and collaboration to address the exposures." (via hbr.org)
- Is Canada Ready for the Radical Change Artificial Intelligence Will Unleash?
"Orwellian scenarios involving AI are closer than most people realize, spawning a tense debate: how far AI should be allowed to go?" (via macleans.ca)