Agenda Day 2

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Chairman’s Recap of Day One and Opening Remarks

Jeffrey Brandt, Chief Information Officer and Editor, Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk

Jeffrey Brandt

Chief Information Officer and Editor
Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Capturing Innovation in Legal Services

Christina Blacklaws, Deputy Vice President , The Law Society
- Detailed analysis of the report recently published by the Society into the future of legal services and capturing technological innovation in legal services
- Assessing technology's effect upon processes, strategy, and client relationships
- Understanding the required changes to training and education within your organisation


Christina Blacklaws

Deputy Vice President
The Law Society

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Case Study – Incorporating AI into law firm strategy?

Edward Chan, Partner, Linklaters
· Outline of Linklaters 2017 strategy refresh
· How AI fits within the firm’s overall strategy?
· Engaging on AI with partners and other internal stakeholders
· Engaging on AI with clients
· Specific liability, risk and reputational issues

Edward Chan

Partner
Linklaters

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Case Study - How Legal Tech Will Change the Game by 2030

Menno Weij, Partner, SOLV Advocaten
• Outline of an automated ‘smart-contract’ creation and
customisation service, using block chain offered by the
Dutch law firm; SOLV Advocated
• Resultant savings for clients and value delivered
• Effect upon processes and working opportunities within
the firm
• Looking to the future - where will the technology take us in
the next decade and beyond?

Menno Weij

Partner
SOLV Advocaten

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Case Study - Implementation Success through Improved Communication

Christie Guimond, R&D Strategy Executive, Ashurst LLP
• Explanation of key challenges associated with the
implementation of AI technology at global law firm; Ashurst
• Process of finding appropriate use cases and then matching
the technology to those needs
• Communication is key to successful implementation - outline
of the change management exercise undertaken across the
entire company
• Technological implementation is the easy bit - the human
element is much harder, but the risks can be mitigated

Christie Guimond

R&D Strategy Executive
Ashurst LLP

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM Networking Lunch Break

• Outline of the innovation strategy regarding AI at PwC
• How is the firm involved in the technology?
• What are the ramifications of the technology?
• How can it positively affect their services?
• Discipline around ROI - setting the parameters
• It’s not just about improving efficiency, but quality as well
• The future is in finding the collaborative equipoise between
human and machine

Michael Rendell

Head of Innovation and Transformation
PwC
• How will efficiencies in law firms created by automation and
artificial intelligence be reflected in the relationship with
clients?
• Should the savings made by a law firm through AI be passed
on to a client, to improve relationships or generate new
business?
• If a firm is able to make savings through AI and automation,
does a client have a right to a lower price, due to lower man
hours?
• What does AI mean for the future of ‘billing hours’?

Jeffrey Brandt

Chief Information Officer and Editor
Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk

Jonathan Badrock

Solutions Manager - Technology & Automation
DWF LLP

Nick West

Chief Strategy Officer
Mishcon de Reya

Chrissie Lightfoot

Legal Futurist, CEO
Robot Lawyer LISA

3:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Networking Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Round Table Discussion: The Effect of AI upon Employment and Training in the Legal Industry

Joanne Frears, Partner - Technology, Blandy & Blandy LLP
• How is the growth of artificial intelligence usage set to affect
the type of work done by junior lawyers?
• Will automation mean there is less work to go round? Will
machines mean less jobs?
• What does this mean for training and development of junior
lawyers?
• Discussions around planning and initiatives that can be put in
place to ensure that junior lawyers receive the exposure and
training they need

Joanne Frears

Partner - Technology
Blandy & Blandy LLP

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM Networking and Business Card Exchange Competition Results

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM Chairman’s Round-Up and Closing Remarks

Jeffrey Brandt, Chief Information Officer and Editor, Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk

Jeffrey Brandt

Chief Information Officer and Editor
Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk