by April Runft
on October 18, 2016
What’s the biggest, scariest professional change you’ve lived through, and what did you learn from it? What changes do you see coming in e-discovery? We explored these questions and more at Relativity Fest 2016’s women in legal technology luncheon, The e-Discovery Woman’s Guide to Thriving Through Change.
Dorie Blesoff, kCura’s chief people officer, moderated a discussion about resilience and navigating change with a panel of four professionals with a wide range of legal tech expertise. Panelists included Meribeth Banaschik, attorney and solicitor at Noerr LLP in Germany; Monica Bay, fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and longtime editor of Law Technology News; Yvette Bula, senior director of discovery solutions at Commonwealth Legal; and Cinthia Granados Motley, partner at Sedgwick Law and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law.
Following the panel discussion, attendees formed small groups to share their own stories of navigating change—switching industries, leaving and returning to the workforce, leading a new team or project—and captured their advice for thriving through it. We consolidated and categorized the group’s nuggets of wisdom to craft these community tips for building resilience:
The panelists and attendees also exchanged resources that have helped drive them toward success in their careers. Check them out:
In an industry that’s well known for change and uncertainty, what actions do you take to thrive and build resilience? Do you have any tips to add? Let us know in the comments below.
April Runft is a member of the marketing communications team at kCura, specializing in content development.
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