Last week I attended ILTACon, the 2016 conference of the International Legal Technology Association. Here is a recap of my activities for the week. The first section has links to the three sessions I attended and live blogged. The second has a pictorial summary of the session on the blockchain that I moderated. The third has a link to a podcast discussion with Eric Laughlin of Thomson Reuters on AI and the blockchain. And the fourth has embedded spot video interviews of legal tech thought leaders; each video is less than 140 seconds, the maximum video length Twitter supports.


Live Blog Posts from Sessions I Attended

Reinventing Traditional Support Staff Roles in a Buyer’s Market
Florinda Baldridge of Norton Rose Fulbright, Scott M. Cohen of Winston & Strawn, Rachelle Rennagel of Pillsbury,Katrina Jasaitis of Mayer Brown

Finding a Needle in a Haystack with 21st C. Expertise Systems
Kate Cain of Sidley Austin, Marybeth Corbett of WilmerHale, Julie Bozzell of Hogan Lovells, and Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company.

The Future of Legal KM
Rob Saccone (Partner Nexlaw Partners LLC), Patrick DiDomenico (CKO, Ogletree Deakins), and Sam Nickless (COO, Gilbert & Tobin)


Summary of Blockchain Session I Moderated

I moderated a session on the blockchain, When Will Blockchains and Smart Contracts Be Important in Legal. Here is the pictorial summary, courtesy of ILTA:

Blockchain Summary Chart from ILTA 2016 Session


Podcast with Eric Laughlin of Thomson Reuters

Eric Laughlin, Managing Director, Corporate Segment, Thomson Reuters and I spoke for about 10 minutes in a recorded podcast about AI and the blockchain published by TR Legal Current.



Spot Interviews I Conducted

Noah Waisberg, co-founder and CEO of Kira Systems


Dan Hauck, co-founder and CEO of ThreadKM


Ed Walters, Co-Founder and CEO of Fastcase

Michael Callier and Andy Peterson of DWT DeNovo


Sam Nickless, COO of Australian law firm Gilbert & Tobin


Monica Bay, Fellow at Stanford CodeX and former publisher, Legal Technology News


Michael Mills, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Neota Logic


Frank Levy, Prof Emeritus of Economics, MIT, who is studying + has published on legal AI

Peter Wallqvist, CEO of RAVN Search