Peer to Peer Magazine

Spring 2015

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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PEER TO PEER: THE QUARTERLY MAGA ZINE OF ILTA 30 SMART MOVES About the Author Leigh Isaacs, Director of Records & Information Management at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, has over 25 years of combined legal and information management experience. Her expertise includes deployment of enterprise programs, development of information management programs, onsite and offsite storage considerations (including outsourcing, process improvements, evaluation and implementation of technology solutions), and the disposition of information for dissolved entities. Contact her at A Code of Ethics To Live By I began my legal career by accident in 1985. I was a recent high school graduate, and my primary goal was to score a paycheck. My first job was as a girl Friday working for a solo practitioner. I could type, take shorthand and answer the phones. I had zero knowledge about the legal field, but I had a passion for learning. 30 years later, I can reflect and identify 10 rules I've lived by that have proven invaluable both on and off the job. Doing so allows you to navigate through tough situations and handle conflict in a manner that will support the positive brand you wish to develop and maintain. Most important, we are people first and second. TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT. Hold high standards and conduct yourself appropriately. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. This means more than having 500+ LinkedIn connections. Get to know people both within and outside your organization. TAKE THE TIME TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS. We can never know too much, and there are always others from whom we can learn. BE CURIOUS, ASK QUESTIONS AND LEARN NEW THINGS. 1 2 3 4

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