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Legal Tech Tools: The Practical Side of Implementation

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This complimentary webinar is produced in connection with the latest Bloomberg Law Special Report.

Rapidly moving technology will have a significant impact on efficiency, cost and organizational structure in the legal industry. Law firms and corporate legal departments must determine what platforms will offer the best return and pose the fewest obstacles to adoption. While legal has generally been slow to take the plunge into tech, some larger law firms and corporations have been on the leading edge—including tailoring solutions to their own needs or building them in-house.

This webinar will examine how law firms and their clients have been impacted by legal technology over the course of 2019 and share best practices for vetting, procuring, and implementing the newest tech tools. It will bring together law firm, in-house counsel, and legal tech leaders to define key benchmarking techniques based upon case histories to help ensure successful integration and process improvement.

Educational Objectives:

• Understand what legal practice areas have experienced the most significant change in 2019 through introduction of tech tools 
• Gain broader insight on particulars of the legal tech market and how to evaluate different capabilities and potential results 
• Learn how introducing new technology affects organizational workflows and attitudes 

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• Law firm counsel working with legal technology
• In-house counsel implementing new technology
• Business leaders and legal operations professionals working within mid-size to large legal departments

This webinar is made possible with the support of the following sponsors: 

Presenters

Amanda Stuart
  • Senior Manager of Knowledge & Client Solutions
  • Shearman & Sterling

Amanda Gudis Stuart is the Senior Manager of Knowledge & Client Solutions at Shearman & Sterling.  Based in New York, Amanda provides strategic leadership to drive adoption of Shearman’s technology and innovative processes.  She focuses on optimizing internal workflows and runs business engagement on the firm’s core system upgrades and legal technology. Amanda leverages her vast experience leading customer success at Casetext (a legal research vendor) and at law firms as both a KM and practicing lawyer. She recently joined Shearman from Cleary Gottlieb where she was the Product Manager of the firm’s search initiatives including enterprise search, SharePoint, and the firm’s matter-profiling systems.  Amanda holds a BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Harold G. Toscano
  • Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Litigation Services – East Division
  • Allstate

Harold joined the New Orleans Staff Counsel Office as a trial attorney in 1987. During his career in Staff Counsel, he tried over 200 cases defending Allstate Insurance Company and Encompass Insurance. In 2000, he was named Managing Attorney for the State of Louisiana responsible for the 7 staff counsel offices across the state. In 2018, he was named to his current position of Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He is presently responsible for the Allstate Staff Counsel offices in the East Division.

Over the years, he has lead projects in the Allstate law department utilizing technology to create a less paper environment and the redesign of the staff counsel matter management platform that stores over 100,000 active cases electronically.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LSU in 1984 and Juris Doctorate from LSU in 1987.
 

Kim Craig
  • Co-founder
  • Bold Duck Studio

Clients across the nation have trusted Kim for over 35 years with their law firms, relying on her to spearhead both innovation and lean design thinking within their organizations. Kim’s focus is on sparking continuous advances in how legal teams work for enhanced value, better outcomes, brand differentiation and greater client experiences. 

Moderator: Meg McEvoy
  • Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law

Meg McEvoy is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Legal Operations & Markets team, with a particular focus on legal technology. In previous roles as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg Law, Meg has covered a number of industries and legal areas, including privacy/data security, corporate law, and health care. Meg also practiced as a commercial real estate attorney in Northern Virginia. Meg has a BA in English from the University of Virginia and a JD from William & Mary Law School. 

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
10/29/2019