Mark Cohen & Richard Susskind on Skills & Education for Legal Professionals and the UK vs US in 2020s (Event 3 in the Legal Geek’s The Uncertain Decade)

Hello, folks! As a refresher of the 3rd event in The Uncertain Decade series, we’re presenting the main takeaways in a visual form of a gallery with quotes and snippets of the wisdom from Mark Cohen and Richard Susskind. Predictions, observations, suggestions. Let us know if you like this new form of publishing on the blog (more visuals, less classic text).

Looking forward to comments and questions – get in touch! Thank you for reading.

Negative capability for #FUTUREPROOFLEGAL (012)

Negative capability for #FUTUREPROOFLEGAL (012)

Negative capability is a mindset and a skill. It is an approach which helps us deal with uncertainty by embracing the unknown and, therefore, unleashing creativity, innovation and diversity. It also appeases anxiety. For the current uncertain times and the changing legal ecosystem, it is of huge relevance and timeliness for modern legal professionals. This post explores the topic to help us be prepared and cope with the ongoing changes.

In this post you’ll read about:

What is negative capability?
Why and how, specifically, developing negative capability can help (future) legal professionals survive and thrive?
How to develop and cultivate negative capability?

Notes from the webinar by Mark Cohen & Richard Susskind – first event of Legal Geek’s The Uncertain Decade

Notes from the webinar by Mark Cohen & Richard Susskind – first event of Legal Geek’s The Uncertain Decade

If you missed the first (ever, we hear!) event of the two great legal innovation luminaries sharing a conference stage you can read our very thorough notes and impressions in this post.
On 30th April 2020, Mark Cohen and Richard Susskind, hosted by Legal Geek, presented their insight on the topics of:
(1) “Legal life after COVID-19 – a very new normal”; and
(2) “When courts close, what will half the world’s lawyers do?”.
This webinar was a first out of four forming the Uncertain Decade series.
We’re recommending participating in future events of the Uncertain Decade. Read our post to find out why, along with a report from the first meeting.

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books for 2020

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books for 2020

New year, new me, right? If your 2020 resolution is to crack on this whole AI (artificial intelligence) buzz — to know what awaits us, keep up with the dinner party conversations or impress your boss/date/children — read on. A subjective guide for the curious minds.
If you’re sticking to the more traditional new year resolutions (hint: this new shiny gym membership), the books provide great mental gymnastics. To go along with your (physical) training.

How to use it?
You do not have to stick to the proposed order, yet it has a flow. We start with a warm-up and go higher with the intensity, finishing with a gentle cool down.

This guide provides short descriptions, with added links where full reviews are available.