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Posts from Date:   2012-6

Do Your Lawyers Actually Know What the Law Is?

by Jay Heiser  |  June 20, 2012

It is only Wednesday, and already I’ve reviewed at least 3 different policies that require employees to obey applicable laws. This is not just self-evident—its a professional cop-out. Somebody doesn’t need to spend years at a prestigious law school and then suffer through an 80-hour a week apprenticeship at a major law firm to provide […]

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Has ‘you must obey the law’ ever actually worked?

by Jay Heiser  |  June 19, 2012

Its not that I am categorically against the idea of law, but I am convinced that your typical corporate counsel is more motivated by personal convenience than by a sense of organizational proportion. I recognize why virtually every organizational IT policy has the requirement “you must obey the law”, but I question the utility of […]

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