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Daily Archives: August 9, 2021

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Law Firm Profitability Soars, Leading to Record High for Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor Index

Thomson Reuters: “The large law firm market saw a substantial recovery in the second quarter from the economic impact of the last year. Demand for law firm services for the quarter was higher than pre-pandemic levels. In addition, rates remained high, and many overhead expenses continued to shrink. As a result, the Thomson Reuters Peer… Continue Reading

Major U.K. science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free to all

Science: “The United Kingdom currently has one of the highest rates of open-access publication in the world, with many researchers posting their research papers on websites that make them publicly available for free. But the country’s leading funding agency today announced a new policy that will push open access even further by mandating that all… Continue Reading

Federal Employees and COVID-19 Vaccination Attestations: Immediate Takeaways

CRS Legal Sidebar – LSB10633| Federal Employees and COVID-19 Vaccination Attestations: Immediate Takeaways August 6, 2021: “Executive Order 1399 established the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) to provide ongoing guidance to heads of executive agencies on government operation and employee safety during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.On July 29, 2021, the Task… Continue Reading

Practice Innovations: The rise of “anywhere operations”

Thomson Reuters: “…Anywhere operations focus on using technology to deliver business services anywhere by employees who can work from anywhere. It wholly embraces remote technologies for digital work and is a digital first/remote first approach that, according to a report from Gartner Research, can make for more efficient operations and improve productivity. In fact, in… Continue Reading

Want a strong password? You’re probably still doing it the wrong way

ZDNet – Security agencies say that three random words can be a better approach than enforcing complexity to achieve account protection. Bad passwords are easy to remember, but also easy to guess and that can give an attacker access to your online accounts. That’s why the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has explained why… Continue Reading

Climate Change Laws of the World

“Access the Climate Change Laws of the World database here and search for legislation or litigation in your selected country or countries. The countries of the world are taking action domestically as well as through the negotiation of international agreements to address climate change. The Sabin Center and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment have collaborated to create… Continue Reading

Famed epidemiologist Larry Brilliant – The world is nowhere near the end of the pandemic

CNBC: “The pandemic is not coming to an end soon — given that only a small proportion of the world’s population has been vaccinated, said Larry Brilliant, a well-known epidemiologist. Brilliant, who was part of the WHO team that helped eradicate smallpox, said the delta variant is “maybe the most contagious virus” ever. The doctor… Continue Reading