Five great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's quiet eloquence, incisiveness and victories for women's rights is what the former head of Canada's top court says she will remember most about the U.S. Supreme Court justice, who died last Friday at the age of 87. On Sunday, CBC interviewed former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin about Ginsburg's wide-ranging influence, highlighting her career-long advocacy for equality. McLachlin, Canada's first female Chief Justice, recalled "wonderful memories" and how she "drew confidence" from Ginsburg. Watch the full interview here.
A British lawtech entrepreneur has received another hefty cash injection for his ‘robot lawyer’ app. Joshua Browder, 23, founder of ‘DoNotPay’, an artificial intelligence-powered program, announced yesterday he has secured $12 million (£9.6 million) in backing from some big-name Silicon Valley investors. Browder founded the chatbot four years ago while he was still a student at Stanford University. Click here to read the full story.
This week, Relativity Fest dove into the challenges that eDiscovery is facing within the halls of power. Over the course of two sessions — ”Transforming Your E-Discovery Practice for State Agencies” and “Transforming Your E-Discovery Process for Federal Agencies” — panelists discussed the collective difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the “tidal wave” of new data sources they’ll soon have to contend with. As law offices are still adapting to pandemic-related challenges, Law.com wagers it's safe to say more changes in the industry are to be expected.
Depending on whom you ask, working from home has been a blow or a boon to innovation. While some organization's have noticed a decline in work, others say productivity is up since employees disbanded to their dens and back bedrooms. This week, Inc. wrote an article on how you can keep up creativity while working apart, including getting physical, bringing in more viewpoints and finding new ways to build. Click here to read the full story.
The head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security says a goal can’t be set for when Canadians will be fully cyber-secure, but that education needs to be consistent, not be fear-based, and it needs to use simple language. Jones said that the education process is mostly through campaigns that are spread to the public when an attack happens or when the centre learns that a particular type of attack is trending. Visit Yahoo! Finance's website to learn more.