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From Revolution to Evolution - Digital Tools in Law Practice

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April 22-23, 2015

Recently, there has been significant buzz about the potential for new technologies to disrupt the market for legal services. In the meantime, a quiet "evolution" is occurring, as new digital tools are being integrated into traditional practice settings at a rapid pace. Inside forward-looking law firms and corporate legal departments, lawyers are creating technology-based solutions to increase the effectiveness of legal services. These lawyers are maintaining the highest quality of services while using technologies as a multiplier to drive down client costs. 

This important day-and-a-half conference, sponsored with the ABA Journal, examines how legal technologies are being adopted in many practice areas including litigation, transactional work, compliance, and intellectual property. Each panel's presenters will demonstrate how a new technology they have developed supports improved service delivery. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how law firms and legal departments are using technology-based tools to address client needs and explore how these approaches enhance the effectiveness of law practice. 

The conference opens with the Iron Tech Lawyer competition on April 22nd from 1:15-3:30 and continues through April 23rd, with panels on technologies in litigation, digital tools in contract management, due diligence, and intellectual property, cross-practice technologies, legal technology careers, and access to justice and open government. 

Agenda

Wednesday, April 22

1:15-3:30 pm: Georgetown Iron Tech Lawyer Competition: Access to Justice Edition
Judges:
David Curle, Director of Strategic Competitive Intelligence, Thomson Reuters
Rebecca Sandefur, Professor of Sociology and Law, Illinois University
William Treanor, Dean, Georgetown Law

3:30-5:30 pm: Conference Opening Reception

Thursday, April 23

Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center - 12th Floor

8:30-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks 

Tanina Rostain, Professor, Co-Director, Georgetown Law, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession
Allen Pusey, Editor and Publisher, ABA Journal

9:00-9:30 am: Keynote
David Curle, Director of Strategic Competitive Intelligence, Thomson Reuters

9:30-11:00 am: Litigation Practice and Intellectual Property
Lisa Damon, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Andrew Baker, Global Director of Legal Product and Technology, Seyfarth Shaw
Scott Forman, Shareholder, Littler
Carla Goldstein, Associate General Counsel and Director of Strategic Initiatives, BMO Financial Services
David Hobbie, Litigation Knowledge Manager, Goodwin Procter
Michael Melfi, Founder and Managing Partner, Melfi Associates
Moderator: Milton Regan, Professor, Co-Director, Georgetown Law, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession

11:00-11:15 am: Break

11:15 -12:30 pm: Cross-Practice Approaches and Tools
Marc Lauritsen, President, Capstone Practice Systems
Michael Mills, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic
Ed Walters, CEO and Co-Founder, Fastcase
Meredith Williams-Range, Chief Knowledge Management Officer, Baker Donelson
Moderator:  David Johnson, Founder, Graphical Groupware

12:30-2:00 pm: Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Littler

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch and Breakout Sessions
Coding for Lawyers (Pre-Registration Required) – David Zvenyach, “18F” Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
Data Mining for Lawyers (Pre-Registration Required) – Greg Elin, Founder, Govready.org

Please register in advance for the lunch sessions (attendance is limited!):
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18etEk2dWEbTH_rs6bDEXLWCS2GtnlVKLyqd0skQGjuQ/viewform

2:00-3:00 pm: Careers in Legal Technology
Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations, Avvo
William Palin, Founder, CambridgeLaw.org
Scott Rechtschaffen, Shareholder and Chief Knowledge Officer, Littler
David Zvenyach, “18F” Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
Moderator: Jill Chanen, Assistant Managing Editor, ABA Journal

3:00-3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm-4:30 pm:Access to Justice and Open Government

Michael Hollander, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services
Mark O’Brien, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pro Bono Net
Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation
Rebecca Williams, Data.gov, Office of Citizen Services and Information Technology, GSA
Clarence Wardell, Presidential Innovation Fellow at the General Service Administration 
Moderator: Rebecca Sandefur, Professor of Sociology and Law, Illinois University

4:30-4:45 pm: Break

4:45-6:00 pm:Contract Management and Client Collaboration

Richard Granat, Founder, President and CEO, DirectLaw, Inc.
Paul Lippe, Founder and CEO, Legal OnRamp
Kingsley Martin, President and CEO, KMStandards
Stacey Werner Shapiro, Senior Counsel, Commercial Transactions at Choice Hotels International
Noah Waisberg, CEO and Co-Founder, Kira Inc.
Moderator: Tanina Rostain, Professor, Co-Director, Georgetown Law, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession

6:00-7:00 pm: Closing Reception


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