It seems like only yesterday that Joan Axelroth and I were Co-Chairs of the 2012 PLL Summit themed as “The Road to 2020.”   That year’s Keynote Speaker was Jordan Furlong, a leading legal industry consultant who inspired the audience with a talk entitled  “Climbing the Value Ladder. Rethinking the Law Library on the Road to 2020” 

Keynote: Jordan Furlong

Furlong is back and this years Summit theme is “The Road to 2030.”  In retrospect, many of Furlong’s predictions about the transformation of libraries and the morphing of librarians into a wide spectrum of knowledge and technology roles have materialized. I am looking forward to another inspiring Furlong road map suggesting how we should respond to the changes ahead.

The keynote will highlight how the growing power and sophistication of legal intelligence will dovetail with and help to accelerate the transformation of law firms’ client services and business models. Furlong will describe how law librarians, knowledge engineers, and data analysts will play key roles as law firms become manufacturers, refineries, and exporters of actionable legal intelligence.

Register Now. Registration closes tomorrow Friday June 14th.

The 2019 PLLIP Summit will take place,Saturday, July 13th in conjunction with the annual American Association of Law Libraries Meeting in Washington DC.  Space is limited, but seats are still available for those who register now.

Here is a link to the full agenda. a full day of exceptional programming designed to help attendees reflect on past predictions and lessons learned, as well as  how to actively participate in designing a path forward.

The day’s agenda includes  pre-Summit reception on Friday night July 12th, the keynote from Jordan Furlong, two customer-focused panel discussions, and an  afternoon Design Thinking Workshop as well as breakfast, lunch, and a concluding cocktail reception.  For more information about Summit X, please visit  the  website.

Sponsors The Summit has received generous sponsorship  from Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, Thomson Reuters and Lexis Nexis.