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    Target Cuts Outside Firms With Diversity Lens, Legal Chief Says

    Target Corp. plans to lower the number of outside law firms it uses and will examine efficiency, diversity, and risk tolerance in deciding which ones to cut, said Don Liu, the company’s chief legal and risk officer. The retailer has begun multi-rounds of evaluating firms on their understanding of Target values and ability to help navigate legal “murky waters,” among other characteristics, Liu said in an interview. Eventually, he said he hopes to have deeper relationships with the pared-down panel of firms. “A lot of lawyers tend to believe that the most conservative legal position is the best position—I don’t  

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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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    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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    Alum establishes fellowship for Duke Law graduates to pursue legal work in field of public interest

    James Scott Farrin, Law School ’90, has established a new fellowship that allows recent Duke Law graduates to pursue legal work in the field of public interest for a year.  The $500,000 gift includes health insurance, salary and benefits and must be applied at a 501(c)(3) organization serving the public good.  Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke dean of the School of Law, noted that the Law School continues to invest in opportunities in public interest law for law students, building upon its existing strength in the field.  “The Farrin Fellowship will help one of those students  

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