5 Insightful Sources from the Legal Community

by Sam Bock on October 25, 2018

Community , Legal & Industry Education

We get a lot of guest authors here on The Relativity Blog—a sampling of the brilliant minds hard at work around the legal world. Still, the content here, though we work hard to make it as compelling and informative as possible, comprises just one voice in a chorus.

Today, we’re featuring some of our favorite recent pieces of content from elsewhere in the legal sphere. Happy browsing! Let us know what you think—and share other notable content—in the comments or on Twitter.

Lawyerist Podcast: Episode 194

Already caught up on Uncivil Procedure? Check out this podcast next. There are some insights on how incorporating technology into the practice of law can take some of the heavy lifting off of lawyers’ plates so they can do their best work, as well as enable women, especially, to achieve greater work-life balance. There’s even a shout-out to e-discovery—feel free to advocate for the excitement in our space on social media after listening.

Viva Frei Vlawg: The Problem with the Practice of Law

This is an interesting commentary on the culture of the practice of law. Is it possible to be too nice or too honest to be a lawyer? If so, is that an issue of perception or reality—or both? We thought this first-hand perspective on the nature of an adversarial legal system was fascinating, and we’re curious what you think. (Looking for something lighter? Viva Frei also analyzed Suits in one video, which is related to an earlier blog post we published on the show.)

Deloitte Perspectives Blog: The Future of Regulation

While the private sector is busy hammering out new processes and innovations to help them work faster in an evolving world, the public sector is realizing that regulation is quickly falling behind the times. How can regulators catch up to a rapidly changing landscape? These tips from Deloitte’s Mike Turley set the stage.

Law.com: LSAT Prep Course Bolsters Brain Function, Berkeley Researchers Find

Law school students will appreciate this story. A recent study found that those who prep for the LSAT have faster reasoning skills and better connections between the right and left sides of the brain than those who don’t. So all of that hard work is being put to excellent use—likely in your personal and professional life. (And after your career begins, don’t let those benefits die from lack of practice.)

National Law Review: Damage Control: Recovering Your Firm’s Reputation After a Breach

No one wants to fall victim to a cybersecurity breach, and there’s plenty you can do to protect yourself. But having a good handle on crisis communications is a best practice for many reasons. This story from the National Law Review might be frightening, but it’s good education for any responsible firm.

Sam Bock is a member of the marketing team at Relativity, and serves as editor of The Relativity Blog.


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