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Registration opens for legal tech conference sponsored by Georgetown Law and ABA Journal

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From Revolution to Evolution

There’s lots of talk about technology taking over the legal profession these days. But what exactly are those technologies? What technologies are lawyers actually using? And how are those technologies reshaping the practice of law?

From Revolution to Evolution,” a joint conference of the ABA Journal and Georgetown University Law Center, will explore the answers to those questions in a full-day program featuring practicing lawyers, in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies, law firm knowledge-management practitioners and more.

“We are at a new stage of integration of technologies into law practice,” says Professor Tanina Rostain of Georgetown Law, an organizer of the conference. “Legal technologies which were hatched in start-ups are now moving into traditional practice settings and areas. This conference is the first of its kind to offer lawyers in firms and legal departments an in-depth look at how these technologies improve the service delivery model.”

The conference is being held from April 22-23 at Georgetown Law’s campus in Washington, D.C. Panelists will examine how legal technologies are being adopted in many practice areas, including litigation, transactional work, compliance, intellectual property and government. Presenters will demonstrate how a new technology they have developed supports improved service delivery.

The conference also will focus on how practicing lawyers can learn how other law firms and legal departments are using technology-based tools to address client needs. They’ll be able to explore how these approaches enhance the effectiveness of law practice.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include: David Curle, the director of Strategic Competitive Intelligence at Thomson Reuters Legal; Dan Lear, director of Industry Relations at Avvo; William Palin, principle at CambridgeLaw and winner of the first-ever Hackcess to Justice sponsored by the ABA Journal; Carla Goldstein, associate general counsel and director of Strategic Initiatives for BMO Financial Services; Marc Lauritsen, president of Capstone Practice Systems; V. David Zvenyach, who works for 18F in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies for the General Services Administration; and Corinna Zarek, senior advisor for Open Government for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Zvenyach will offer a lunch-time coding class for participants.

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

Registration is now open. To register, click here.

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