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Driving Diversity and Inclusion at Lumen

Lumen’s people are passionate about diversity and inclusion. Michael Reinke, SVP Finance, International and Global Account Management, and member of Lumen’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, explains how the company is harnessing that passion to help build diversity, inclusion and belonging into the company’s DNA.

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Go Agile to Attract the Best

Flexible working is key to winning the next wave of legal talent

In the legal industry, competition for next-gen talent is fierce. New technologies and digital-first competitors are causing traditional legal firms to rethink the way they attract and retain the best employees. Increasingly, they’re turning to agile working as a key differentiator.

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Law firms: compliance and resilience in the cloud

Moving into the cloud should be a key objective in the digital transformation strategy of any law firm. Providing a remote infrastructure can free up the time of in-house IT staff to focus on product innovation and makes it easier to roll out agile working for fee earners. Furthermore, hosted services can reduce overall IT costs and improve infrastructure resilience and data security and compliance.

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Getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

Almost everyone must know by now that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is coming into force next year. However, many businesses are still unsure where to begin with preparing to be compliant with the regulation. CenturyLink’s new relationship with Company85 can help customers to better understand where they are, and what steps they need to take to achieve compliance.

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Client communication in the age of the modern law firm

Although many law firms were initially reluctant to embrace new ways of communicating with their clients, the legal sector has gradually adapted to client demand for more versatile forms of communication.

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Cybersecurity: considerations for law firms and their clients

Law firms understand the implications of data breaches more than most types of business, so they should ensure their own systems are secure, especially in advance of GDPR, and they should be advising their clients to do the same.

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Building a remote infrastructure for the legal sector

A transformation has been taking place over the last few years in the workplace. The legal sector is one of many industries which have been exploring the benefits of agile working, providing employees with the opportunity of working more flexibility both in terms of hours and location.

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The rise of virtual and dispersed law firms

As part of their digital transformation, many law firms have adopted agile working practices and experimented with paperless or paper-light policies, taking advantage of technology to move away from the traditional office environment to a more progressive way of working. New players have also emerged in the space, setting up virtual and dispersed law firms which enable lawyers to maintain a large degree of independence whilst remaining under the umbrella of a firm (eg for marketing, administration and insurance purposes).

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Online dispute resolution: The pros and cons

Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which takes place with the speed and convenience of the internet. It is a broad term, covering a range of online technologies (including email and videoconferencing) – or a combination of online and offline methods – which are used to help resolve primarily high volume and low value disputes.

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Could Brexit change the shape of the British legal system?

Article 50 was triggered on 29th March 2017, giving the UK until 29th March 2019 to officially exit the European Union, subject to unanimous agreement of all 27 EU member states if they wish to extend this process. Theresa May has vowed to take Britain out of the EU and its Single Market. Leaving the EU will have substantial implications for the British legal system, not least because large swathes of legislation in the UK derive from the EU and many laws are currently governed by EU institutions. So what are the transition measures?

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