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About LegalPros

LegalPros provides an exclusive forum to discuss innovative ideas and solutions that help knowledge managers & law librarians assert their roles in the rapidly changing and ever expanding world of legal information management.

Why Attend?

  • Understand LegalPros evolving role as the gatekeeper, educator and knowledge influencer of the legal research and litigation tools in the firm.
  • Obtain tips and tricks to do “more with less” – contract management, negotiations, pricing, etc.
  • Learn how to spearhead the cyber protection issues within the firm and its vendors so client confidentiality and IP stays private.

 

Who You Will Meet:

  • Research Services Director
  • Information Services Manager
  • Knowledge Managers & Chief Knowledge Officers
  • Law Librarian & Director of Libraries
  • Law Firm Litigation Support Specialists
  • Law Firm Paralegal
  • Research and Reference Managers

Agenda

Day One – February 1, 2017

8:00am – 10:30am

Registration, Legaltech Keynote & Exhibit Hall Break

10:30am – 11:30am

New Ways for Law Librarians & Knowledge Managers to Become Indispensable

Knowledge, research & information managers are at a turning point. With law firm clients no longer willing to pay for traditional research tools, firms are looking for new efficiencies and for their knowledge managers & librarians to provide valuable information to attorneys before they even request it. Hear success stories about unique and creative partnerships knowledge managers have formed to increase the effectiveness of information services and their profile within the firm.

Jean O’Grady, Sr. Director of Research & Knowledge, DLA Piper
Scott Bailey,
Global Director Research Services, Squire Patton Boggs
Greg Lambert,
President-Elect, AALL & Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker LLP
Steve Martin,
Principal, Gensler

11:30am – 12:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Tools for Legal Pros

How are law firm knowledge, research & information managers using business intelligence tools and resources? Is the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, robots, and machine learning the wave of the future?  We’ll discuss tips and tricks in maximizing the value of these tools.

Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina
Daniel Lewis, CEO, Ravel Law
Phil Rosenthal, President, Fastcase, Inc.
Michael Sander,
Founder, Docket Alarm, Inc.

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Exhibit Hall Break

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Tools of the Trade: Negotiation Skills

With the aggregate of information-related costs often reaching nearly 5% of a law firm’s total budget, it is imperative that the firm’s key negotiator on legal information issues be the person with the critical knowledge base. As the staff member most knowledgeable about the firm’s information resources and needs, the information professional should lead or actively participate in any and all negotiations involving information decisions and services.

Moderator:
Leigh Jones, Senior Editor/Culture for Law.com , ALM

Speakers:
Natalya Berdzeni, Executive VP, Chase Cost Management
Robyn Rebollo,
VP, Chase Cost Management

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break & Legaltech Tracks

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Legalweek Cocktail Reception

Day Two – February 2, 2017

8:00am – 10:30am

Registration, Legaltech Keynote & Exhibit Hall Break

10:30am – 11:30am

Doing More with Less: Coping with Staff Reductions and M&As

What do you do when faced with staff cuts, staff attrition or merged staff and you still have to deliver excellent information services? Learn how to leverage your current resources and refocus on your core activities and outcomes, finding sustainable workflows and cost and labor cutting mechanisms.  In cases of mergers – insights on handling contracts and different cost recovery practices will be examined.

Moderator:
Craig Savitzky, Senior Research Manager, ALM Media

Panelists:
Kimberly Council, Reference Librarian, Sullivan & Cromwell
Michelle Gleason, Strategic Client Manager, LexisNexis

11:30am – 12:30pm

Exhibit Hall Break

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Marketing and Promoting Knowledge Management and the Law Library

Leveraging the assets of the law library means that the digital content is curated across the firm or university.  Knowledge managers can then align the users information needs, provide guidance and collaboration, training, and metrics reporting. They can work with vendors who can provide the right resources at acceptable prices.

Speakers:
Christine George, Faculty & Scholarly Services Librarian, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Anna Irvin, Director of Research & Library Services, Giordanom Halleran & Ciesla

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Working With Vendors: Software and Soft Skills

Effective vendor and project management can deliver great cost-savings and benefits. This discussion will start by looking at methods for evaluating purchases and renewals, what is being used by whom, and calculating ROI.  We’ll also discuss how project management tools can set priorities, estimate time and costs, calculate resource requirements, mitigate risks, and assess the final results.

Ifeoma Anekwe. VP, Project Manager, Legal Discovery Management, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Moderator:
Mark Schwartz, Director Content Management, Law Library Management Inc.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

LegalPros Concludes; Exhibit Hall Break

Speakers

Ifeoma Anekwe

Ifeoma Anekwe

VP, Project Manager, Legal Discovery Management, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Global Director Research Services, Squire Patton Boggs

Josh Becker

Josh Becker

CEO, Lex Machina

Natalya Berdzeni

Natalya Berdzeni

Executive VP, Chase Cost Management

Kimberly Council

Kimberly Council

Reference Librarian, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Christine George

Christine George

Faculty & Scholarly Services Librarian, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Michelle Gleason

Michelle Gleason

Strategic Client Manager, LexisNexis

Anna Irvin

Anna Irvin

Director of Research & Library Services, Giordanom Halleran & Ciesla

Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones

Senior Editor/Culture for Law.com, ALM

Greg Lambert

Greg Lambert

President-Elect, AALL & Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker LLP

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

CEO, Ravel Law

 Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Principal, Gensler

Jean O’Grady

Jean O’Grady

Sr. Director of Research & Knowledge , DLA Piper

Robyn Rebollo

Robyn Rebollo

VP, Chase Cost Management

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

President, Fastcase, Inc

Michael Sander

Michael Sander

Founder, Docket Alarm, Inc.

Craig Savitzky

Craig Savitzky

Senior Research Manager, ALM Media

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Director Content Management, Law Library Management Inc.

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Venue

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10019, United States
+1 212 586 7000