Futurist Michael Rogers to Keynote LegalTech East
Sponsored by DiscoverReady, address will envision future of legal profession in 2020.
NEW YORK – January 24, 2011 – Author, journalist and practical futurist Michael Rogers will deliver the keynote speech 9-10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the 2011 LegalTech East Conference. Sponsored by DiscoverReady, a leading provider of legal discovery management services for Fortune 500 legal departments and law firms, Rogers’ presentation, A Look At The Law: 2020, is free to attendees and will take place on Level III of the New York Hilton Hotel.
Widely regarded for his work at the New York Times, MSNBC and Washington Post, Rogers will provide an enlightening perspective on the future of the legal profession 10 years from now, posing and addressing a number of tantalizing questions in his presentation: Will lawyers meet more clients on social networks than at the club? Will courts convene in cyberspace? Will law firms outsource a third of their work to Mumbai? Will attorneys argue cases about virtual property — and get paid in virtual currency? But most important, when all of this happens, will lawyers be ready?
In addition to sponsoring the Rogers keynote, DiscoverReady will have a major presence at LegalTech East (Booths 126-128). DiscoverReady executives are moderating two panel discussions during the Corporate Law education track:
- Risk & Responsibility vs. Cost Control: Managing E-discovery’s Great Balancing Act – At 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2, DiscoverReady CEO Jim Wagner will moderate a panel of executives representing Barclays Capital, Genentech and Hewlett-Packard. This program is eligible for CLE credit.
- Top 5 Ethical Concerns for Lawyers in eDiscovery – At 1:45 p.m. Feb. 2, DiscoverReady Vice President and San Francisco Marketplace Leader Maureen O’Neill will moderate a panel of executives representing Lehman Brothers Holdings, Cooley LLP, and Crowley Law Office. This panel is eligible for ethics credit.
DiscoverReady CEO, Jim Wagner, will also present “Demystifying the Brave New World of Automated Review” at 4 p.m. Feb. 1. In this special educational session, he will discuss the automated review landscape and provide an overview of the varied terminology and approaches to automating some portion of the review process. This presentation is scheduled for Concourse Room E on the lower level of the New York Hilton Hotel.
DiscoverReady® is a leading professional services firm with an exclusive focus on streamlining discovery management for corporate legal departments and their counsel. We are driven to find better ways to lower costs, reduce risk and improve quality within the discovery process, propelled by the best and brightest discovery professionals, leading technologies, and time- and court-tested processes. As pioneers in fixed-fee document review and now, automated review, DiscoverReady leverages our collective intelligence to bring our clients solutions and services which are tailored for today’s evolving legal needs.
DiscoverReady was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York City with a main operations center in Charlotte. It is majority-owned by The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal profession. For more information on automated review and electronic discovery, visit www.discovery2016.wpengine.com or the DiscoverReady e-discovery blog. For more information about The Dolan Company, visit www.thedolancompany.com.
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