Final Preparations for the Chicago Kent – Janders Dean Legal Horizon Conference on July 14th

Last minute A/V prep for the Chicago Kent – Janders Dean Legal Horizon Conference on July 14th at the Chicago Kent Auditorium.

This is the first conference I have helped organize since the 800+ person ReInventLaw NYC 2014 at Cooper Union and it looks to continue the conversation about #LegalInnovation #LegalServiceDelivery #LegalTech #LegalEdu  #LegalAnalytics, etc.

Our speaking faculty includes:
•    Scott Curran (Beyond Advisers & Clinton Foundation )
•    Kate Johnson (Google)
•    Joe Otterstetter (3M)
•    Jim Guszcza (Deloitte)
•    Lucy Bassli (Microsoft)
•    Nicole Shanahan (ClearAccessIP)
•    Bill Painter (Baker Donelson)
•    Lisa Colpoys (Illinois Legal Aid Online)
•    John Fernandez (Dentons/Nextlaw Labs)
•    Lisa Damon (Seyfarth Shaw)
•    Betsy Braham (ComplianceHR)
•    Martha Cotton (gravitytank)
•    Jeannette Eicks (Vermont Law – Center for Legal Innovation)
•    Jay Hull (Davis Wright – De Novo)
•    Ray Bayley (Novus Law)
•    Nina Kilbride (Eris Industries)
•    Alma Asay  (Allegory Law)
•    Gail Swanson (18F) + Porta Anitporta (18F)
•    Betsy Braham (Neota Logic)
•    Dan Katz (Chicago-Kent College of Law + LexPredict)
•    Ryan McClead  (HighQ)
•    Neil Araujo (iManage)

There have been lots of interesting developments over the past two years and I look forward to the 20+ speakers, 1 Stage, No Panels … its should be pretty packed house …

Learn more here:   http://chicago.jandersdean.com/#about

LexPredict – Empowering the Future of Legal Decision Making

LexPredict is an enterprise legal technology and consulting firm, specializing in the application of best-in-class processes and technologies from the technology, financial services, and logistics industries to the practice of law, compliance, insurance, and risk management.

We focus on the goals of prediction, optimization, and risk management to enable holistic organizational changes that empower legal decision-making. These changes span people and processes, software and data, and execution and education.

The Trust Machine: The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Transform How the Economy Works (via The Economist)

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 8.43.57 AMWe offer some initial conversation of the application of Blockchain to legal services in our deck called Fin(Legal)Tech.  Obvious starting points for the blockchain in law include – real estate transactions, smart contracting, asset verification and the enforcement of judgements,  financial services regulatory work (such as we have discussed in our paper on resolution planning), etc.  These ideas (together with other related and important technological developments) extend to large segments of transactional / regulatory  legal space.  The goal is to reduce needless friction – which is endemic to most processes ( and legal centered processes are particularly bad).

2015 Legal Management Forum – Madrid

“Organized by Wolters Kluwer and Inkietos, and under the honorary presidency of His Majesty Felipe VI, the Legal Management Forum aims to serve as a space for reflection and knowledge of the main challenges and opportunities related to management in the legal profession.”

The global legal innovation conversation is growing and it was my pleasure to deliver the keynote address to the more than 400 in attendance here in Madrid.

Fin (Legal) Tech – Law’s Future from Finance’s Past (Katz + Bommartio)