Happy New Year! Let 2022 be the greatest year so far!
Successful Lawyering Course – A Multidisciplinary Course for Young Lawyers Starting their Law Firm Business
Knowing the law is no longer enough for modern lawyers, especially those starting their own law firm business. The world is changing rapidly, and you can either move with it or be left behind. You reading these lines means you prefer the first option.
Riding the innovation tide is a challenge of its own and finding the best sources of information is always strenuous.
Luckily for you, we have just the solution. Enter BeSuccessful.Law!
BeSuccessful.Law is a multidisciplinary team on a mission to help lawyers become successful. Successful Lawyering Courses are aimed at empowering and inspiring lawyers to embrace a 360-degree perspective of the law. The Course will be launched on the 15th of November. It will include eight 30-minutes episodes to be posted online twice a week.
New Developments in Document Automation. An Interview with Giles Thompson, Head of Growth at Avvoka (022)
Avvoka is a document automation, negotiation, and analytics tool designed to help law firms, in-house legal teams, and businesses (of all sizes) draft documents, negotiate them, and leverage data insights from that process to draft better documents, and eventually get to “yes” faster. Unlike legacy tools, with Avvoka, you can rapidly build automated versions of your most complex documents using our intuitive automation builder. This means no more tricky coding within Word documents.
Today we are discussing legal innovation with Giles Thompson, Head of Growth at Avvoka. Giles spearheads its revenue growth strategy, works with leading law firms, in-house legal teams, and businesses. Aside from this, he spends lots of his time designing and creating bespoke document automation solutions for clients.
Media literacy represents the competency allowing the bearer to identify various categories of media content and understand the message thus conveyed. Although distinctive and somehow contrasting, all media has one thing in common: someone created it for a specific reason. Understanding that reason is the very core of media literacy.
Media literacy has become a critical skill for judges and lawyers alike, as the legal profession uses media sources to a greater extent than others. A correct interpretation of facts, unclouded by media manipulation, is the bedrock of a healthy justice system.
Every media content consumer and, especially, legal practitioners must undergo proper education on how to recognize and evaluate facts, opinions, media messages, and the media creator’s innate bias if they want to become the arbiters of truth in the information age. As such, legal education should take this problem in all its seriousness and ensure that the graduates they provide to be guardians of justice are media literate enough to practice law with a trained eye towards the content they consume, use, and create. In the words of Phillip Meyer, “[i]f we exist exclusively in a hall of mirrors where there are no actual facts but only alternative facts, then there may be judgment but not justice.”