Block (Legal) Tech Conference – Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law on August 9, 2018

24 days Until – Block ( Legal ) Tech Conference – Some of the best minds in Blockchain and Law will gather at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law on August 9, 2018. BlockLegalTech.com

CONFIRMED Speakers Include —
Ken Blanco | Director @ FinCEN
Kevin Batteh | Delta Strategy Group
Preston Byrne | Monax
Jess Cheng | International Monetary Fund
Drew Hinkes | Athena Blockchain & NYU Stern School of Business
Peter Hunn | The Accord Project & Clause.io
Daniel Katz | The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech – Chicago-Kent Law
Amy Kim | Chamber of Digital Commerce
Joshua Klayman | Klayman LLC
Tony Lai | Legal.io + Stanford CodeX
Jennifer O’Rourke | Attest, Inc.
Stephen Palley | Anderson Kill
Matt Roszak | Bloq
John Roth | Bittrex
Colleen Sullivan | CMT Digital Holdings LLC & Sullivan Wolf Kailus LLC
Angela Walch | Centre for Blockchain Tech – Univ. College London

And thanks to our sponsors !

LexNLP: Natural Language Processing and Information Extraction For Legal and Regulatory Texts (Bommarito, Katz, Detterman)

Paper Abstract – LexNLP is an open source Python package focused on natural language processing and machine learning for legal and regulatory text. The package includes functionality to (i) segment documents, (ii) identify key text such as titles and section headings, (iii) extract over eighteen types of structured information like distances and dates, (iv) extract named entities such as companies and geopolitical entities, (v) transform text into features for model training, and (vi) build unsupervised and supervised models such as word embedding or tagging models. LexNLP includes pre-trained models based on thousands of unit tests drawn from real documents available from the SEC EDGAR database as well as various judicial and regulatory proceedings. LexNLP is designed for use in both academic research and industrial applications, and is distributed at https://github.com/LexPredict/lexpredict-lexnlp

Bar-Ilan University Workshop on Law & Big Data


Academic Tour Continues – tomorrow I will be giving a talk at Bar Ilan University here in Tel Aviv at their Law & Big Data Workshop – it is looks like an good agenda with proper scientific papers with technical results / or discussions about methodology.  #LegalScience   #LegalData   #LegalInformatics

Vilnius LegalTech 2018 – Professor Katz to Deliver Keynote Address in Vilnius, Lithuania

Tomorrow – it is my great pleasure to deliver the Keynote Address at one the first #LegalTech events in Lithuania. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Vilnius – Remigijus Šimašius and Lyra Jakulevičienė (Dean of the Mykolas Romeris University Law School).  LegalTech is a global phenomenon!

Reed Smith Launches Tech Program for Select Summer Associates (via the American Lawyer)


We are very happy to partner with our friends at Reed Smith on this program. Congrats to Arthur Surratt III from Chicago Kent College of Law for being selected as an inaugural Legal Technology Summer Associate! #LegalTechRising  

Chicago MEETUP – #LegalTech & Innovation Talks – March 8 at Skadden


Signup for a FREE TICKET to the next edition of the Chicago Legal Innovation + Technology Meetup at Skadden –  this THURSDAY, March 8 at 5pm.   

Speakers include:
Judy Perry Martinez , Innovation Center American Bar Association
Daniel B. Rodriguez , Dean Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Tiffany Graves, Pro Bono Counsel Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jack Newton, co-founder & CEO Clio – Legal Practice Management Software Jun Qiu, CPA, CPA, Chicago Kent College of Law

We look forward to seeing you there!