BOOK FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Name: The Future of Law: Facing the Challenges of Information Technology

Author: Richard Susskind

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Book Summary: This book demonstrates that the future of law is digital. The author shows how and why Information Technology is radically altering and will continue to alter the practice of law and the administration of justice.
Susskind’s message to lawyers remains stark: in order to guarantee a stake in the legal system of the future, they must adapt their working practices or die.
His message for everyone else is empowering: people can now demand radically improved legal services, and if lawyers cannot provide them, many others will.

Ensure you read the book, enjoy it and please share your thoughts on the book in the comments section below 🙂

BOOK FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Name: The Future of the Professions

Author: Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind

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Book Summary: This book predicts the decline of today’s professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to the authors, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.
The book explains how ‘increasingly capable systems’ – from telepresence to artificial intelligence – will bring a fundamental change in the way that the ‘practical expertise’ of specialists is made available in society.

The authors challenge the ‘grand bargain’ – the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today’s professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.

Ensure you read the book, enjoy it and please share your thoughts on the book in the comments section below 🙂

CLOUDSIDE CHAT WITH TECHLAWYERED SERIES: ISSUE 6

Unique Oliver is a final year law student at the University of Ibadan. He has a keen interest in Intellectual Property and Technology law. He is currently working towards applying his knowledge of these areas of law in the Entertainment and Tech Industry.
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CLOUDSIDE CHAT WITH TECHLAWYERED SERIES: ISSUE 5

Faith Obafemi is a digital lawyer based in Lagos, Nigeria who specializes in blockchain, cryptocurrency and emerging technologies. She has actively developed her legal expertise to help projects navigate the crypto-regulations and compliance maze. She does this through her consulting outfit: Future-Proof Intelligence (FINT), an all-female team. As an aspiring legal engineer/technologist, she automates legal documents, integrated with smart contracts, on OpenLaw, a platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Currently, she spends her free time solidifying her knowledge about programming of smart contracts.
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PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRET: HOW AND WHY

Many companies owe their commercial success to their unique trade secrets; whether it’s the Coca-Cola secret recipe or the KFC’s eleven secret herbs and spices, or even a proprietary method for making a certain part or product in a certain kind of way. Protecting a trade secret and keeping it out of the wrong hands(within the company) or competition can be vital to the continued success of the business.

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