For seven years the PLLIP Summit has been a major event that enables law librarians and legal information professionals spend a rare day immersed with colleagues in a fast paced learning environment to help them optimize support for the evolving needs of lawyers and law firms. This year’s program focuses on: Navigating the Critical Nexus of Knowledge and Legal Technology. As in past years the agenda includes an inspiring line up of legal innovation thought leaders:
Professor Gabriel Teninbaum, of Suffolk University Law School where he is Director of Suffolk Law’s Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. He teaches courses such as “Lawyering in the age of smart machines.”
Professor Daniel Katz of Chicago Kent Law School is a leading proponent of applying analytics to the law and legal profession. His bio describes him as “a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law. ” Both his scholarship and teaching integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. He is the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of LexPredict (a Legal Analytics company).
V. Mary Abraham, Law Firm Consultant extraordinaire. Since 2013 she has been a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy where she teaches collaboration, facilitation, social capital, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Mary is also famous for her Above and Beyond KM Blog.
There will also be a a panel of innovative information professionals. The Librarian Speaks: Promoting a Technology Agenda – will feature Margaret Bartlett, Information Resources
Librarian @ Locke Lord; Mark Gediman, Director of Research Services @Best Best & Krieger; Gina Lynch, Director of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence @ Paul Weiss; Nancy Rine, Director of Research Services & Conflicts @ Fried Frank.
Registration information listed under Pre-conference workshops here.
The full summit agenda is included below.
Navigating the Critical Nexus of Knowledge and Legal TechnologySaturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pmHilton Austin – Austin, TX
Friday July 14, 2017
Opening Reception 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Bloomberg BNA is once again our generous sponsor for the PLLIP Summit Opening Reception on Friday, July 14 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at a location to be announced soon. Stay tuned to this page for updates.
As in past years, there will be a separate page for RSVP for this can’t miss event.
Saturday July 15, 2017
7:00-8:30 am – Registration and continental breakfast – generously sponsored by LEXISNEXIS
8:30-8:40 am – Welcome remarks: Alicia Pappas and Jeremy Sullivan, 2017 Summit Co-chairs
8:40-9:25 am- Keynote Address – Professor Gabriel Teninbaum, Suffolk University Law School – generously sponsored by WOLTERS KLUWER
Professor Gabriel Teninbaum will explore the legal innovation landscape and describe how that is impacting (and will impact) law librarians. Hear how large and small law firms are incorporating technology, responding to client demands and feedback, and how AI and other technologies and trends continue to impact the competitive legal landscape. Delve into the roles of librarians in innovation, efficiency initiatives, and development of potential new revenue streams.
9:30-10:05 am – Q&A w/ Professor Teninbaum
10:05-10:20 am – Morning Break
10:20-11:50 am – Can Librarians Help Legal Organizations Become More Data Driven? – Professor Daniel Katz, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Data science is a growing field within the legal industry. As organizations within the legal industry attempt to become more data driven, the skills held by law librarians are well suited to help law firms, corporate legal departments, courts and non-profits craft and execute a legal data strategy. After some introductory comments, the session will begin with a hands-on session where teams will help draft a legal data strategy in response to a specific vignette. After working through the specific scenario, Professor Katz will conclude with a general discussion of how to bootstrap a data strategy within your organization using a blend of experts, crowd-sourcing and algorithms.
11:50-1:15 Lunch – generously sponsored by THOMSON REUTERS
1:15-2:30 pm – The Librarian Speaks: Promoting a Technology Agenda – Panel session featuring Margaret Bartlett, Information Resources Librarian @ Locke Lord; Mark Gediman, Director of Research Services @ Best Best & Krieger; Gina Lynch, Director of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence @ Paul Weiss; Nancy Rine, Director of Research Services & Conflicts @ Fried Frank
A moderated panel of your peers will share real life examples of how they work with the IT department to achieve and promote an agenda that leverages technology and knowledge to further the goals of the organization.
2:30-2:45 pm – Afternoon Break
2:45-4:00 pm – Surviving – and Thriving – in a Period of Change, V. Mary Abraham, Columbia University
Are you a Change Guerilla or Guru? Guerillas work tactically to shape change from the middle. Gurus work strategically to lead change. Both approaches are useful (and sometimes necessary) when your law firm is undergoing change. In this interactive session we will explore key methods used by change guerillas and gurus that can enable you to survive and even thrive in the midst of change.
4:00 pm – Closing remarks