IADC and FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

“The 22nd Century Law Firm – Closer Than We Think?” co-presented by Elizabeth Hacker Ryan, panelist
As we peer into the future, with technology advancing faster than our firms can keep up with, what will be some of the issues and challenges that face our firms in the near and not so near future? This panel will address the following issues that are already confronting us and will take on greater importance and relevance in the  months and years ahead.

  • Advances  in  technology  which  will  cause  law  firms  to  transfer  more  of their  work  to  counsel  abroad  (such  as  India  or  China)  or  to  non-lawyers  or computers.
  • How third party vendors, such as Legal Zoom and other inexpensive legal providers, will cause firms to redefine themselves and their practice.
  • The use of artificial intelligence to develop case strategy, write briefs, and prepare for trial.
  • The advent of virtual law firms where in the interest of saving money for rent and related fees, more and more, attorneys will be working from home or at their local Starbucks.
  • The role paralegals, legal assistants, and law clerks will play in the firm of the future.




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