The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.017 was a TED-like conference for lawyers. On May 18, we brought together lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals to discuss innovations in delivering legal services; the goal was simple: to foster learning, inspiration, and conversations that matter.
The conference featured nine talks delivered by leaders and innovators in the legal profession and four town hall meetings. The topics were on the cutting edge of leveraging technology and pushing our profession to “do law differently.” Speakers highlighted alternative legal landscapes, justice through technology, preventative lawyering, blueprints for change, diversifying the workplace, data-driven lawyering, and more. In the town hall meetings, practitioners explored the multitude of changes affecting legal practice and new ways to equip lawyers to deliver more impact in the future.
Our profession is more dynamic than ever. Because it’s based largely on information—accessing it, analyzing it, applying it—the profession’s delivery of legal services has rapidly evolved in multi-dimensional ways. New approaches abound. One over-riding question was how we hang on to the core values of being a lawyer professional while embracing methods that better serve the public?
Speakers came from across the country, and included lawyers, entrepreneurs, and professors. Each presented on the changes in our legal profession and how we can all shape the ongoing transformation. Check out the talk videos below. Share them with your colleagues. Let’s continue the conversations.