Cyber security has emerged as among the top concerns for law firms. A panel of legal insiders gathered by Utah Business discussed what their firms have done to secure their data and information. They also tackled. perennial topics like alternative-fee arrangements and how to best support new attorneys as they begin their careers.

In discussing the topic of pro bono, and the specific policies adopted and activities utilized, Mr. Gaylord said, "At Ballard, we take our pro bono very seriously. We expect lawyers to do 50 hours or more of pro bono work a year. And we have a pro bono director. She is a lawyer but her sole responsibility is to identify opportunities for the firm to provide pro bono opportunities. And it might be a national pro bono project. For example, we had a very active role in the Clemency Project that was going on, and had a number of prisoners released because of the efforts that we undertook for the benefit of those who had been jailed for a long time. That’s the kind of focus we take."

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