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    Law Firm Hiring, Legal Innovation & Pro Bono November 2021

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving! We’re back with another edition of our legal industry news column, highlighting the latest attorney moves, law firm hiring, innovation and pro bono efforts.  Read on for the latest news. Attorney Moves & Law Firm Hiring Shumaker added several new attorneys to its Sarasota, Tampa and Toledo offices. The newest hires include Jacqueline Gardner and Travis Taaffe in Sarasota, who are also members of Shumaker’s Financial Services Industry Group. “We are excited to add two new associates to the Financial Services Business Sector here in Sarasota with the addition of Jackie and Travis,” said  

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    PwC Legal’s Luxembourg Managing Partner: ‘We’re Not a Threat’

    For the last three years, PwC Legal Luxembourg has focused on integrating into the accounting giant’s network, following the tie-up that saw independent firm MNKS join PwC at the end of 2018. The pandemic made that introductory phase last longer than expected, but now that the world is slowly returning to normality the firm is ready to show the Luxembourg market what it stands for, according to managing partner Catherine Baflast. To put it in Baflast’s words, they want to be seen “as first-rate advisers and not just pure legal technicians”. She added: “The point is to convince and to  

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    Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Is a Threat to the Rule of Law

    Photo: Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images In August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse brought an AR-15 to downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the name of law and order. As protests and riots raged in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the 17-year-old Blue Lives Matter enthusiast felt called to serve as an amateur armed guard for a Kenosha car dealership. He ended up shooting two unarmed protesters dead and blowing off another’s right bicep. Now, a Wisconsin jury is deliberating over whether Rittenhouse’s shooting spree constituted a crime. And many legal observers believe it did not, or at least that the  

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    Top Legal News November 2021

    Monday, November 15, 2021 Happy November! Read on for the latest updates in law firm moves, pro bono and awards: Law Firm Professionals on the Move Beveridge and Diamond welcomed Alyse Constantinide to their Environmental Crimes Defense and Internal Investigations practice in Washington, DC. Ms. Constantinide is a former Deputy Chief at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and she serves as counsel on high-stakes compliance and enforcement matters, as well as white collar litigation and internal investigations. “We are delighted that Alyse chose B&D for the next phase of her already impressive career and to  

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    Emerging Legal Technology Forum 2021: Law firms need to leverage legal tech to stay competitive

    Emerging legal technology dynamics brings along issues of managing risk, technology prioritization, and in-line evolutionary needs associated with these new technologies, all of which can greatly impact the pace and delivery of legal services today. This theme dominated the recent 2021 Emerging Legal Technology Forum, presented by Thomson Reuters Institute last week in Boston. Many panels explored common themes and imperatives essential to staying competitive in a dynamic legal technology industry, such as the use of AI in functions like contract development, automating workflows, and blockchain. Sessions also discussed legal tech service delivery, how project finances and priorities are  

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