CRIV-Wolters Kluwer BiAnnual Call – Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 CRIV-Wolters Kluwer BiAnnual Call took place on Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Participants:

  • Jenna Ellis, Wolters Kluwer Liaison
  • Vani Ungapen, AALL Executive Director
  • Karen Selden, CRIV AALL Board Liaison
  • Cynthia Condit, CRIV Board Wolters Kluwer Liaison

Agenda:

Welcome

Wolters Kluwer Programs, Activities, or Business of Interest to CRIV and/or AALL

  • COVID-19 Resources:
    • Wolters Kluwer provides a public page of COVID-19 Resources and Tools.  The extensive, curated list offers Back to Office agency guidance and legal insights, State Bar Association guidance, white papers, legislation, frequently asked questions, links to third-party resources, and information specific to over ten legal practice areas.
    • Wolters Kluwers also offers free access to its COVID-19 State and Federal Compare Smart Chart.   Users can locate curated state and federal content by topic and jurisdiction in a single resource.  View federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders organized topically across banking and finance, labor and employment/HR and benefits, health and infectious disease and others along with links to full text, updates, and more.  The Smart Chart is updated three times a week.  See screenshot below.

WK-smart-chart

  • Summer Associate Training:
    • Wolters Kluwer continues to offer Summer Associate Training to law firms functioning in hybrid remote work from home environments.  In addition to offering virtual training sessions, Wolters Kluwer has created over 30 new training videos organized by practice area.  The 2-3 minute videos focus on tasks a new associate might need to perform, such as how to pull up a no-action letter.  Selections of videos may be found here.

Requests for Advocacy

  • Cheetah Platform Update: Wolters Kluwer reports that the Cheetah tax content platform update was completed successfully the end of February 2020.  Potential issues with Cheetah since COVID-19 closure of schools may be the result of employees working outside of the normal access points/IP ranges.

AALL Programs, Activities, or Business of Interest to Wolters Kluwer.

  • E-book subscriptions.  Cynthia asked if there were any plans for Wolters Kluwer to provide e-book subscriptions for course reserves this coming fall.  Jenna will follow up on this question, which was not on the original agenda.
  • CRIV Vendor Roundtable.  CRIV invited Wolters Kluwer to participate in the CRIV Vendor Roundtable at AALL’s Virtual Conference on Monday, July 6.  The topic is Vendor Responses to COVID-19 and plans for the future.  Wolters Kluwer is interested in sending someone and will forward names on to Deborah Heller.  Karen advised that some questions may revolve around obtaining e-book reserves for law schools in the fall.
  • AALL Virtual Exhibit Hall.  Vani and Karen encouraged Wolters Kluwer to reconsider participating in AALL’s Virtual Exhibit Hall as a sponsor for this year’s AALL Virtual Conference.  Vani will share screenshots and a page from another virtual exhibit hall with Jenna that illustrates what a virtual exhibit hall looks like and how it functions.  Karen noted that law firms and law schools would benefit from the opportunity to have Wolters Kluwer present at the Exhibit Hall event.  Jenna will share the information and elevate it to the appropriate level.  Vani and Karen expressed appreciation regarding continuing this conversation with Wolters Kluwer.