Five great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.
Founded in 2013, YLaw is the fastest-growing female-led law firm in British Columbia and a powerhouse in the arena of Canadian family law. Their modern approach aligns with a larger strategy focused on digital growth rather than traditional advertising. Having made a name for mastering both client and company relations, YLaw’s newest project is an ambitious, self-funded app: an interactive software that acts as a digital lawyer. Read the full story on how they're bringing their legal practice into the digital age on Canadian Business.
While many have labelled the post-COVID period the “new normal,” Microsoft Chief Security and Compliance Officer Kevin Magee says when it comes to cybersecurity, “normal” has never really existed. For Macgee, there are five cybersecurity trends all businesses must be aware of, including redefining resilience and embracing the power of community. Read the full list in his recent interview with IT World Canada.
Remember the famous Pepsi Challenge from the mid-1970s? By removing the branded labels from the pop, its creators were able to also remove the bias, allowing participants to rely on the taste of the product alone. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article by Brian Uzzi, a similar model could work with machines. He explains, programmers can simply deny an algorithm the information suspected of biasing the outcome, just as they did in the Pepsi Challenge, to ensure that it makes predictions blind to that variable. If the model’s predictions are equally good without referral-call information, it means the model makes predictions that are blind to the bias factor. Read the full story here.
When legal and compliance challenges threaten the stability of your organization, every minute counts. You need to be quick — and smart — in how you respond. A new blog by Relativity explains why now is the time to gut-check your internal investigations processes and identify whether you have room for improvement. Learn why "evangelizing" the importance of well-conducted investigations, identifying what makes every matter unique and leveraging the right technology can make all the difference in your investigations' success here.
Joe Biden is on the verge of defeating Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States in a tense election that saw the rivals neck and neck in key swing states. It is perhaps one of the greatest career success stories in recent times: a law graduate that ranked 76th in his class of 85 now on the cusp of becoming the world’s most powerful person. Read Legal Cheek's recent article for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at how Biden got to where he is now, and how he's giving hope to struggling law students across the globe.