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    Yelp Legal Chief Retires as Deputy Takes Over Top Law Post

    Yelp Inc.’s first in-house lawyer and general counsel, Laurence Wilson, retired Friday from a company he helped take public and turn into a major destination for online business reviews. Aaron Schur, former senior director of litigation and deputy general counsel, is succeeding Wilson, Yelp said in a Jan. 10 securities filing. Yelp hired Wilson in 2007, three years after former senior engineers at PayPal Holdings Inc. founded the company, and five years before the Yelp turned to Cooley to advise on an initial public offering that raised more than $107 million. The law leadership change comes  

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    College of Law Offers Legal Life of Steve Harvey Course

    An exciting new course at Georgia State University College of Law will give students an opportunity to learn the legal ins and outs surrounding the career of global businessman, philanthropist, entertainer, actor and author Steve Harvey. Steve Harvey is the subject of the third installment of the “Legal Life of…” course taught by Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative director, Professor Mo Ivory. The Legal Life of Steve Harvey will give students a real-world look into legal concepts like client representation, writing and interpreting contracts, negotiating deals, and the personal touch it takes to be successful in the entertainment practice  

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    Unlike Britney, many still struggle to leave legal guardianship : Shots

    Jamie Beck, who has a mild intellectual and developmental disability, was placed in a guardianship at the age of 19, after her parents died. She remained in the guardianship for eight years, before transitioning to to a supported decision-making arrangement. AJ Mast/WFYI hide caption toggle caption AJ Mast/WFYI Jamie Beck, who has a mild intellectual and developmental disability, was placed in a guardianship at the age of 19, after her parents died. She remained in the guardianship for eight years, before transitioning to to a supported decision-making arrangement. AJ Mast/WFYI Ten years ago, Nick Clouse was riding shotgun in his  

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    7 Legal Technology Trends for 2022

    Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2022 brings a new start, but a world still dealing with the ongoing pandemic. Law firms looking to adjust to the “new normal” are looking toward legal technology trends to address client demand and continue with growth. The speed and flexibility of the cloud, automation, and other tools allow law firms to deploy solutions without developer support or long wait times for IT. According to Gartner, the legal and technology predictions for 2022 include the notion that the legal department will automate over 50 percent of legal work for key business transactions. With increasingly capable technology  

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    Legal Hiring Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

    When the Covid-19 pandemic started, traditional industries were forced to embrace non-traditional methods of conducting business and recruiting new hires. The legal industry was no exception. Now, having navigated through a global pandemic and what that entails for almost two years, there are lessons we learned at The Foster Group in 2021 that will help guide us—and others in the legal recruiting business—into the new year. Disruption Breeds Demand Anytime there’s a major disruption, there tends to be a sizable demand for legal services. Due to the effects of a global pandemic, many businesses and organizations are seeking guidance from  

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