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Every year at SuperConference, the pages of InsideCounsel come to life. Our goal is to provide business insights for law department leaders, true to the InsideCounsel mission, and we make good on that goal. This year—our 11th SuperConference—was no different.
Two SuperConference breakout sessions addressed a growing concern among in-house lawyers: social media. With nearly every employee joining Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the opportunity for misconduct and corporate harm grows.
There is no question that the struggling economy has wreaked havoc on everyone. Since 2008—and for some, even before—in-house lawyers have been challenged to keep their departments running as efficiently as possible with reduced resources.
In today’s legal department, achieving diversity has to be about more than skin color. Assembling a diverse legal team means pulling lawyers from all backgrounds, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders. The most recent results from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s annual survey of women general counsel shows that 18.8 percent of the top legal officers are women. Despite significant gains thanks to diversity efforts, however, gender equity in the legal profession still has far to go.
This year’s SuperConference keynote speakers discussed how they successfully balance responsibilities in their organizations.