*Agenda times and sessions are subject to change.
*Agenda times and sessions are subject to change.
Disruption has replaced stasis as the “new normal”. Tech-enabled companies have unseated entrenched market leaders across multiple industries. Social media, cloud computing SaaS, AI, Blockchain and other technology platforms have blurred the lines between work and “downtime” all of which have shown disruption to play a significant role in the transformation of most organizations. The legal marketplace is changing, but not at the warp speed that is characteristic of today’s “new normal” – why? We will take a look at why, how and when we will see real change in legal services. A few topics include:
To drive digital change, legal departments and law firms need great ideas and they need great people. The technology is rarely the reason for failure, in fact, digital technologies are disruptive and cause enterprises the need to change policies, processes, and procedures. So, when leading digital transformation, how can you actively foster an environment that supports change while breaking down silos that traditionally exist between business and IT, particularly in an industry that is traditionally known to be slow to change? In this session, we will look to answer questions such as:
The integration of advanced legal technology to attain greater efficiency during discovery offers law firms a way to provide substantial value to their clients and allows in-house counsel cost-savings due to efficiencies in the litigation process. In this session, we will identify ways to:
In order to improve operations and competitiveness, businesses are increasingly using contract management software. In this session, we will examine challenges and look at how blockchain technology could improve and solve these issues. For example:
We all know that technology can often bring efficiencies and cost savings, but proving and showing how any new technology investment can effectively measure and communicate its benefits to key stakeholders is not always easy. In this session, we will examine such things as:
Professional ethics and risk management require law firms and legal departments to develop strong practices throughout the lifecycle of any matter. As we continue to move through this digital world and see documents and records coming through in a variety of manners, a focus on information governance is a must. This session will examine the “new” rules and ethics of matter/case file and document management within the context of sound governance principles.
More and more legal departments and law firms are recognizing and embracing the benefits of a Legal Department Operations Manager/Director. In this interactive session, we will examine the reasons why organizations need legal operations and what those individuals do for their legal departments in-house or for their law firms.
Artificial Intelligence is sweeping through our daily lives and stirring up a frenzy of speculation and fears across all industries and consumers. For the legal profession, the use of AI to perform such tasks as research, contract analysis, and customer/client relations is both exciting and scary. In this interactive session, we will discuss different case studies as to how lawyers are using AI and how to use it to enhance your job rather than worry about it replacing you.
In this use-case demo, we will see first-hand how technology can remove the mundane tasks to allow for you and your legal team to focus on more interesting, higher-level legal work.
In these small intimate “Hot Button Huddles” attendees will have the chance to discuss challenges and hear about innovative solutions to provide everyone with some great takeaways and ideas.
Legal, like most industry sectors, is becoming increasingly digitalized. In response, law firms and in-house counsel must learn how to adapt their operating models and be prepared to adapt at more frequent intervals; this means, they also need to assess the skills and capabilities required to support and sustain the requisite changes. As we discuss the challenge to finding, attracting, growing and retaining the skills in a digital world competing for the same resources, we will look at:
ALSPs can come in all sizes and they are leveraging all different shapes and sizes of business models. Technology-enabled services allow ALSPs to provide higher value and take on different and more complex tasks. In this session we will discuss trends in the roles ALSPs are playing today, including:
This session will provide a deep dive into the three-legged stool of people, processes and platforms that has enabled ongoing agility and modernization. Topics covered will include the “un-silo-ing” of various data repositories, robust extranet and knowledge-management offerings and collaboration with technology providers.
90% of today’s data has been produced in the last two years; and that number is going to continue to increase exponentially as we continue to use mobile devices, social media, etc. Big Data has been a key term in almost every industry for the last few years, but now finally in-house and outside counsel are embracing the insights that can be actualized through Big Data. In this session, we will look at how data can provide insights into such things as:
As corporate legal departments and law firms are trying to ensure that they are not the “bottleneck” that is expected and building a modern intranet that combines social platforms and project management applications as well as document, contract and matter management can be a tremendous asset. In this session, we will discuss why investing the time and resources now to build a self-service intranet will pay off in the future, for both your legal team and the business teams you serve.
Never has there been more noise in the legal marketplace about a technology as there is today about so-called Artificial Intelligence. Yet the effectiveness of the tools remains fuzzy. Published for the first time in August 2019, The Legal AI Efficacy Report provides the comprehensive, independent analysis needed to evaluate what legal AI tools do—and how effective each actually is. This session is designed to cut through the hype and help law firms and law departments understand and evaluate their options for deploying AI solutions for specific use cases.
Communication methods have changed amongst consumers, employees and even organizations. Companies are talking to customers on social media, collaborating internally in the cloud or apps and everyone is conducting business on mobile devices. What this means is there are more sources of ESI to worry about. This session will take a look at how you can understand what was said in a chat, the meaning behind emojis and content that was shared on a white board in a conference room all has to be examined. We will also cover common best practices and lessons learned to adapt eDiscovery processes and workflows to address today’s digital reality.
Like everything in our lives, business contracts are changing and being transformed by digitalization. This transformation is enriching the role of legal, finance, procurement, and sales operations in designing, preparing negotiating and managing contracts. Most organizations already have contract management tools, but they are largely used as repositories for storing contracts and documents. The most innovative companies know that contract management solutions are much more powerful and their legal, finance, procurement and sales operations experts are taking full advantage of them. We will look at how companies can use contract management technology to:
Blockchain technology is being seen as the backbone of a new type of internet. It allows for transactions to be kept on a digital ledger which is shared by everyone in that network. Blockchain is also intricately connected with another concept called smart contracts. In this session, we will examine how blockchain and smart contracts technology are being used to build tools and infrastructure to automatically execute contracts, collect data about disputes for quicker resolutions, record commercial transactions and verify legal documents and more.
Given the GDPR, pending legislation in California (and other states) as well as proposals to some federal rules, and all the available data points from social media, biometrics, and mobile devices; and the very real security threats that every company faces, we must examine security vs. privacy. The tensions are real, the risks are real, and there is no defined “best way” to remediate. This session will share insights as to how to manage the relationship with legal and IT to ensure privacy and security.
The legal profession has historically looked at what law schools people have gone to and what judge they clerked for, and those items determined whether someone was going to be a good hire or not. However, in this changing and evolving environment, law firms and in-house counsel need to look at a variety of things when determining who will be the best fit for their team – luckily, metrics can assist in the recruitment and onboarding for your teams of today and tomorrow. This session will examine how organizations can use metrics to improve their hiring process to ensure they have the best and most effective teams.