By: Diana Kusumasari (Managing Associate)

E-mail, social media platforms and online medical consultation sites are a few examples of how processed personal data prevalently offers invaluable and profitable services. However, it is important to note that these services are carried out based on processing highly personal and private information. Considering any misuse may lead to considerable damage, personal data inherently carries risks that need to be kept in check.    

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How are law firms using new media?

For a number of years now, law firms have employed new media to market themselves to existing clients, reach out to new ones, and recruit new talent. Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles, and Twitter pages are common. They provide opportunities for firms to describe what their lawyers have been up to (such as high profile cases, awards and nominations), profile new employees, and share pro bono and community initiatives that the firm is involved in. New media is certainly a useful tool that will continue to be part of the business development strategies of many firms.

Read more: Where are we going? New media, technology and the law.


By: Debi Galler

Mindfulness is not simply a new wave, touchy feely program. CEOs, senior executives, and lawyers are using mindfulness as a tool to help promote retention, talent advancement and innovation. As noted in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, “How Meditation Benefits CEOs”, by Emma Seppala, the research on mindfulness indicates that mindfulness meditation hones skills like attention, memory and emotional intelligence.

Read more: You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn to Surf – a New Tool for the CEO’s (and Lawyer’s)...


Contact: Morena Koh; ESV (New South Wales, Australia - TIAG)

With increasing availability and affordability of new software and technologies on the market, there are a number of savvy technological devices and softwares which can help small businesses improve their operations.

We have outlined our current top 10 favourites – do any of these sound familiar to you?

Read more: Top Ten Technologies For Small Businesses


Contact: John Fitzgerald; Berdon LLP (New York, New York, USA - TIAG)

Rewarding your best ... instilling greater motivation ... getting your firm out of the doldrums. A firm's success in these endeavors can turn on your partner compensation system. Accordingly, taking a step back to reevaluate your firm's system can help point the way to strengthening the firm and increasing its longevity.

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