Dear EDRM community,
The word for the week is narrative.
Apparently organic protests at the Canadian-US border allegedly originated from a hacked senior citizen’s Facebook account, resolving after a court order and a patient law enforcement response. The faceoff between Russia, Ukraine and surrounding countries continues to threaten to boil over, with alternative visions of reasons, consequences and collateral damage being spun into reality. Countries, regions, localities, schools, businesses and families are shifting precautions and risk assessments for COVID-19 and gathering.
In legal tech this week, return to the office is back as an imperative, with many going to a hybrid 3-2 in office/work at home schedule. Uncolored hair, comfortable pants and flip-flopped extroversion/introversion tendencies on display. Formerly forbidden topics like “Mental health” replacing “wellness” or “equity” replacing “diversity” are reshaping conversations in our recruit and retain climate. EDRM teams are grappling with fact analysis, story building and synthetic data as work product is being reviewed.
As March approaches with the late start of our legal tech season, EDRM will showcase our Trusted Partners and their new offerings to help you narrow your dance card deeper dives at Legalweek and the other conferences emerging like crocuses in the spring.
EDRM projects are open to new contributors again, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your interest, and we will introduce you to the appropriate Project Trustee. You can check out EDRM’s project listings here.
Our Syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network is available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and your favorite podcast app, so you can listen at your leisure. Kaylee and Mary have our own podcast, the Illumination Zone, joining TAR Talk podcast. Reach out to email@example.com to suggest guests, including your own fabulous self.
We continue to Zoom gather for an hour to give and get general support in our one hundredth and one week each Tuesday, with our two year anniversary approaching. These sessions are point in time for us as humans and are not recorded.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the group invitation for our interactive general support. Remember, you are not alone, and you are welcome at our events, or to reach out for help. If you are having a mental health emergency, please consider these resources for professional help.
We welcome your participation in our projects, webinars, support gatherings, and our EDRM Hub, our job board/event/directory website. There is no charge for these EDRM offerings, thanks to our very generous partners.
Center & reframe,
Mary & Kaylee