BRAD BLICKSTEIN IS A FREQUENT SPEAKER ON TECHNOLOGY AND LEGAL OPERATIONS

UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS

Wolters Kluwer ELM Amplify User Conference

October 18, 2022, 8:30- 0:00 a.m. MST, at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, Arizona

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Welcome to Amplify

From the beaches of Miami in 2019 to our home offices in 2020 and 2021, we are delighted to change the scenery to the beautiful, serene mountains of  Scottsdale, Arizona. Join us in person again for our award-winning ELM Amplify User Conference.​

Enjoy new training sessions, revisit our Meet the Experts and Demo Café, and enjoy actual face-to-face networking with your peers to spark your creativity and innovation. Get ready to Reach New Heights and leave with new tools and abundant knowledge to bring back to your organization and take your legal operations to the next level.

  • Brad Blickstein, Partner and Co-Head, NewLaw Practice, Baretz+Brunelle
  • Raja Sengupta – Speakers, EVP & General Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Ryan O’Leary – Speakers, Research Director, IDC
  • Mark Smolik – Chief Legal Officer, DHL Supply Chain, Americas

Inaugural Legaltech Hub Conference

October 23, 2022, 1:30 p.m. ET, at 360 Madison Avenue | etc.venues, New York

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Subsidiaries and Captive ALSPs

More firms are developing their own captive ALSPs or spinning off subsidiaries. What do these look like and what are the benefits for law firms and their clients?

Brad Blickstein, Partner and Co-Head, NewLaw Practice, Baretz+Brunelle (Moderator)
Carla Swansburg, CEO, Cleary X
Daniel Farris, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Jeroen Plink, COO and Co-Founder, Legaltech Hub (formerly CEO, Clifford Chance Applied Solutions)

Legal Operations & AI: Trends for 2023 & Beyond

November 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET | Webcast

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According to the most recent Annual Law Department Operations Survey, legal operations professionals consider their top KPIs to be legal spend, value provided to the corporation, client satisfaction and matter outcomes. Law departments are increasingly using data analytics and AI-powered tools to impact those objectives. While legal operations professionals and in-house counsel know that AI is one of the top technology trends to watch, AI and machine learning are constantly evolving and changing the way legal organizations operate. A panel of distinguished guests will discuss best practices and guidance on how to take advantage of these trends in the years ahead. You will learn how:

  • Brad Blickstein, Founder and Principal, Blickstein Group,  and Partner and Co-Head, NewLaw Practice, Baretz+Brunelle
  • Heather Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel
  • Jessica Nguyen, Chief Legal Officer, Lexion
  • Nick Whitehouse, Managing Director of the Onit AI Center of Excellence, Onit

PAST SPEAKING EVENTS

2022 LVNx Conference Experience – Legal Value Network

Flexible Talent: A Key to Success for Firms, their Captive ALSPs, and their Corporate Client

September 23, 2022, 8:30 a.m. at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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More than a third of the AmLaw 100 now offer services from captive ALSPs, which are designed to offer new legal service delivery models driven by technology enablement, process and project management, and creative staffing. While many of these ALSPs focus on the technology aspect, firms can also benefit by improving mechanisms to put the right people in a position to succeed. For any Firm, deploying the right talent on a project is often the element that makes or breaks the engagement. This may be especially true for the captive ALSPs. Making matters even more difficult, some captive ALSPs are expected act as an internal staffing agency for the firm and are expected to deliver flexible legal solutions, even for work not managed by the captive ALSP itself. In this session, we will focus on best practices for identifying and utilizing alternative staffing options for a captive ALSP.

The 2022 LVN Road Trip served as a proof of concept that there is major value in “leaning across the aisle” to candidly identify pain points, opportunities for better collaboration, and potential growth. Inclusivity is what sets Legal Value Network apart. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate across the legal ecosystem.

ALM | Law.com Webinar 

Key Takeaways from the 2022 CLOC Global Institute

June 2, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET  

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The need for digital transformation continues to set the agenda for your legal operations strategy, whether it’s in-house or an outside law firm. A new slate of technologies, ranging from cloud computing to artificial intelligence and machine learning, is changing the business of law as more organizations seek ways to automate routine tasks. Legal operations wants to create efficiencies that make the whole operation smoother and contribute to bottom-line savings. However, questions remain about what platforms legal operations organizations should invest in and how best to measure the success of your digital transformation process.

Join this webcast to hear answers to those questions and more takeaways from the 2022 CLOC Global Institute. Discover how technological and digital trends affect the business of law and your organization’s effort to better enhance its legal operations. You will learn:

  • How newer technologies such as AI and machine learning are making their way into law firms and in-house legal departments.
  • The advantages of tools in document management, contract management and e-discovery.
  • How advances based in e-discovery and document management strategies are impacting governance and compliance.
  • How to make the business case for legal operations and updated technology to benefit your organization’s bottom line.

PANELISTS:

Mike Russell | Head of Global Legal Ops | Expedia

Dan Hauck |CPO | NetDocuments

Gary Sangha | Founder & CEO | LexCheck

Andrew Shimek | CRO | DISCO

WITH A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY:

Heather Nevitt | Editor-in-Chief | Corporate Counsel

MODERATED BY:

Brad Blickstein | Founder and Principal | Blickstein Group

2022 CLOC Global Institute

Making Your Law Department Tick Like CLOC-Work: Industry Trends to Guide Your Digital Transformation

May 10, 2022, at 4:35 p.m. ET  

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As demand increases for internal counsels’ time, law departments are having to continuously seek new ways to gain and maintain efficiencies. As a result, the legal department’s solution stack is becoming more critical than ever to help manage that increased demand and achieve key efficiency goals. Please join our esteemed panel of experts as they share their insights on industry trends supported by data from the joint FTI Consulting and Blickstein Group “Law Department Operations Technology Survey” as well as how those trends can help you frame and progress along your digital transformation journey.  Let’s discuss how to get your law department to tick, like CLOC-work.

Blickstein Group/Legal Value Network Webinar

Leveraging Pricing, Technology and Project Management to Retain Talent and Drive Growth

April 19, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET

2nd Annual LPPM Virtual Summit
The Broader Influence of Law Department Operations – Key Findings from the 2021 Law Department Operations Survey

Legal Value Network members are invited to an exclusive LPPM Virtual Summit on March 3, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET, where an interactive discussion will bring the report to life!  In-house legal professionals qualify for a free membership.
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Blickstein Group Webinar 
The Broader Influence of Law Department Operations – Key Findings from the 2021 Law Department Operations Survey

February 1, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET
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2021 Law Department Operations Survey Virtual Summit
Find out how leading legal ops professionals are navigating through the critical issues facing today’s law department

December 15, 2022, from 2-4:15 p.m. ET
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Baretz+Brunelle Webinar – Part 2
If You Build It, Will They Come? – Key Findings from the B+B Report on the Internal Adoption of Innovation by Law Firms

November 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET
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CLOC Webcast
The Road to Technology Modernization – a Blickstein Group and FTI Technology Joint Study

November 17, 2021

ACC NE Virtual Lunch and Learn Roundtable
The Road to Technology Modernization – a Blickstein Group and FTI Technology Joint Study

November 5, 2021

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar – Part One
If You Build It, Will They Come? – Key Findings from the B+B Report on the Internal Adoption of Innovation by Law Firms

October 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET
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New Service Delivery Models – ILTACON, Las Vegas

August 22-26, 2021: Register Now

Business models turned upside down! Non-lawyer partnership, remote work, work anywhere, alternative legal service providers, the list goes on. Join an interactive conversation of real-world legal work environments that have moved the industry forward, while looking to the horizon for possibilities yet to come. While technology can often be a catalyst for change, listen to how business has leveraged people, process, and technology to redefine the delivery of legal services.

28th Annual Marketing Partner Forum – The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Calif.

Lone Wolves & Mavericks: Managing Law Firm Relationship Partners

August 19, 2021, 1:15 p.m. PT: Learn more

Even in the best of times, agility and collaboration are crucial practices for law firm client relationship partners and client teams. Indeed, without a willingness to engage peers and amplify their firm’s value to the customer, relationship partners fall well short in maximizing their true potential as trusted legal advisors or rainmakers par excellence. This panel ponders a comprehensive approach to fostering collaborative instincts in business colleagues. How can marketing and business development leaders coach and encourage relationship partners to take full advantage of enterprise resources?

Moderator:

  • Brad Blickstein, Principal, Blickstein Group

Panelists:

  • Gloria J. Lee, Client Relations Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Laura J. Maechtlen, PartnerChair, Labor & Employment DepartmentMember, Executive CommitteeCo-Chair, National Diversity & Inclusion Action Team, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    James E. Nelson, Partner-in-Charge, San Francisco office, Venable LLP
  • Amy Yeung, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Lotame, Inc.

ALSPs vs. AI: Investing in Workflow Efficiencies

August 12, 2021, 1 p.m. ET: Register Now

You find you have extra budget at your disposal and want to invest in the best solutions for your team. Which way do you go?

Legal Decoder presents a discussion between experts.
• In what ways do AI-powered technology and ALSPs overlap?
• When analyzing data, which identifiers best indicate which investment to make?
• What questions should providers of legal services ask their customers in order to identify their workflow deficiencies?
• What metrics/results should they look out for?

Futures Forum – Firm-Client Communications Gap – College of Law Practice Managment Webinar

August 3, 2021, 11 a.m. CT: Register Now

The recent Legal Pricing and Project Management Survey Report exposed significant differences between in-house legal operations and law firm pricing & project management professionals’ perceptions of performance-focused communications between firms and clients. Zoom in for this edition of the COLPM Futures Forum, facilitated by Catherine J. Moynihan (AVP, Legal Management Services, Association of Corporate Counsel), to hear Chris Ende, co-founder of the Legal Value Network and Brad Blickstein, researcher on legal operations, present key findings; and join a panel of College Fellows with extensive in-house experience to help brainstorm ways to close key communications gaps around the value of legal services.

Panelists:

* Reese Arrowsmith, VP Head of Legal Operations, Campbell Soup Company
* Lucy Bassli, Founder and Principal, InnoLegal Services, PLLC
* Stephanie Corey, Co-Founder and Partner, UpLevel Ops
* Joe Milcoff, Vice President, Litigation & Risk, FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
* Joe Otterstetter, Associate General Counsel, International Operations, 3M Company, Legal Affairs
* Robert Taylor, Managing Director, Legal Services Business, Deloitte US

This one-hour session will be recorded and is open to the public.

The Future of LPPM (and Legal Ops): An LPPM Survey Webinar

The inaugural Legal Pricing and Project Management Survey, created in collaboration with Intapp, is the first of its kind that delivers the deepest data set ever on law firm pricing and project management professionals (LPPMs), which also compares and contrasts their perspectives with law department operations professionals (LDOs) on the topics of common priority and focus.

In this webinar, we will explore the future of the legal industry through the prism of the relationship between these two groups.

April 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET: Register Now

LegalVIEW Insights: 2020 – A Pause in Corporate Legal Department Supplier Relationships

The disruption of the pandemic appears to be lifting, giving the world a chance to take a step back and ask itself, “What just happened?” In legal, the data is in, and it shows that 16 percent of relationships between corporate law departments and their outside firms were put on “hold” for the entire year of 2020 – not a single invoice for services changed hands. Ninety percent of corporate law departments reduced their number of active outside relationships, and no segment of the law firm market was spared. From the largest, most prestigious Am Law firms right down to the offices of solo practitioners, every group tended to see a significant number of relationships get put on hold.

Will those relationships come back? It is too early to tell, but early data on the legal industry’s approach to technology suggests the industry is open to a major reevaluation of how it does business.

In this webinar, panelists will present a deep dive into the data around law firm relationships from the recently published LegalVIEW® Insights Report, Volume 1, based on data from the ELM Solutions’ LegalVIEW database. The discussion will include an analysis of the data for 2020, as well as what it means for the industry as it heads into a post-pandemic world.

April 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET: Register Now

Billing Models for a Productive Relationship: An LPPM Survey Webinar

The inaugural Legal Pricing and Project Management Survey, created in collaboration with Intapp, is the first of its kind that delivers the deepest data set ever on law firm pricing and project management professionals (LPPMs), which also compares and contrasts their perspectives with law department operations professionals (LDOs) on the topics of common priority and focus.

The webinar we will explore a number of data points from the LPPM Survey around billing models and the billing relationship and discuss how law firms and law departments can work together. Some of the specific questions we will discuss include:

March 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET: Register Now

Legal Pricing and Project Management – Virtual Summit

Legal Value Network members are invited to an exclusive LPPM Virtual Summit on March 3, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET, where an interactive discussion will bring the report to life!  In-house legal professionals qualify for a free membership.

March 3, 2021: Register Now

Findings from the 13th Annual Law Department Operations Survey – Webinar

New Perspectives on New Data

For the past 13 years, the annual Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey has amassed key trend data concerning the burgeoning discipline of legal ops. The findings of the 2020 LDO Survey reveals a resilient profession that managed very well through the pandemic—with only 6% saying that it impacted their ability to deliver legal services. Join an expert panel for a webinar at 1 p.m. on February 11 for insights on the report.

February 11, 2021: https://info.breakingmedia.com/findings-from-the-13th-annual-law-department-operations-survey-2

How Legal Ops Weathered the Storms of 2020 – Webinar

The findings of the 2020 LDO Survey reveal a resilient profession that weathered numerous challenges

For the past 13 years, the annual Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey has amassed key trend data concerning the burgeoning discipline of legal ops. The findings of the 2020 LDO Survey reveals a resilient profession that managed very well through the pandemic—with only 6% saying that it impacted their ability to deliver legal services. Join an expert panel for a webinar at 1 p.m. on January 14 for insights on the report.

January 14, 2021 https://abovethelaw.com/2020/12/how-legal-ops-weathered-the-storms-of-2020/

2020 Law Department Operations Survey Summit

Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the corporate law department. 

The 2020 Law Department Operations Survey has the industry’s first data on how the pandemic has impacted law department operations. Get a sneak peek at the inaugural Law Department Operations Survey Virtual Summit.

December 8, 2020 https://info.abovethelaw.com/2020-ldo-virtual-summit

Ipro Webinar
A Year of Transition for eDiscovery: What We Learned in 2020

2020 has been a challenging year to say the least! With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, law firms, corporate legal teams, ALSPs, and the courts have all had to make adjustments. As we come to the end of the year, it’s important to consider how these changes will affect the industry for 2021 and beyond.

Join us for this eDiscovery Day webinar, co-sponsored with ACEDS, to hear industry leaders Brad Blickstein and Michael Quartararo discuss the past year and what may lie ahead.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The effect of remote work on the legal industry
  • Significant Rulings and Laws in 2020
  • Changes to eDiscovery Workflow / Technology
  • How to Prepare for 2021

December 3, 2020 Register Now

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar
Home Court Advantage – Captive ALSPs: A Client’s Perspective

November 5, 2020
https://marketing.baretzbrunelle.com/webinar-a-clients-perspective-on-captive-alsps

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar
Home Court Advantage – Why So Many Law Firms Are Launching Captive ALSPs

October 20, 2020
https://marketing.baretzbrunelle.com/webinar-why-so-many-law-firms-are-launching-captive-alsps

College of Law Practice Management – 2020 Futures Conference
How Can Legal Organizations Use DA to Reduce Legal Services Costs?

A session with Brad Blickstein and Meredith Williams-Range

https://2020.colpm.online/talks/data-topics-r/ | October 9, 2020

College of Law Practice Management – 2020 Futures Conference
Innovation Topic C: Share Your Stories

A session with Brad Blickstein and Tess Blair

https://2020.colpm.online/talks/data-topics-r/ | October 8, 2020

Law Firms at A Pivot Point
Conversations with In-House Counsel on (Re)Aligning Value, Results and Service Delivery

Legal Marketing Association webinar | June 25, 2020 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Legal Value Network Webinar via Zoom
A Look at Client-Side AI-Powered Legal Spend Analytics Tools

July 22, 2020  
12 p.m. EDT
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AneMTu40RcayvuWB-MfUEQ

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar
Where Will the Work Go? – A NewLaw Futurecast: Part 3 – Presenter Q&A

July 22, 2020
https://blog.baretzbrunelle.com/where-will-the-work-go/presenter-q-and-a

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar
Where Will the Work Go? – A NewLaw Futurecast: Part 2 – Data Story

July 15, 2020
https://blog.baretzbrunelle.com/where-will-the-work-go/data-story

Baretz+Brunelle Webinar
Where Will the Work Go? – A NewLaw Futurecast: Part 1 – Futurecast Digest

July 8, 2020
https://blog.baretzbrunelle.com/where-will-the-work-go/futurecast-digest

2020 Ipro Tech Show
How In-house Counsel and Law Firms are Using AI-Powered Tools

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law  – Phoenix
March 11, 2020
https://iprotech.com/techshow/product/2020-ipro-tech-show/

Inspire.Legal 2.0
Brad Blickstein will serve as one of this year’s “Luminaries,” facilitating and moderating the Unpanel sessions and the Legal Problem Forum’s workshopping.

New York Law School
February 7, 2020
https://inspire.legal/

Legalweek New York
Memo to LegalTech Founders:  PowerPoints Don’t Create AI — Data Scientists Do!
New York
February 5, 2020

Legalweek New York
With Over $1B in Venture Backed Capital, Could We Be On the Verge of Another Tech Bubble?
New York
February 4, 2020

Legalweek New York Leadership Academy Bootcamp
Incentivizing a Culture of Innovation
New York
February 4, 2020
https://www.event.law.com/legalweek/leadership-academy-workshops

Discovery Managers’ Roundtable
AI and the Future of the Legal Industry
New York
December 5, 2019

LDO Survey Roundtable
New York
December 4, 2019

LDO Survey Roundtable
Chicago
December 3, 2019

Chief Litigation Counsel Association
Using Artificial Intelligence in the Law Department: Not Just for E-Discovery Anymore
Mountain View, CA
November 7, 2019

Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
Artificial Intelligence in the Law Department
Toronto
October 29, 2019
dLaw – Disruptive Innovations in Legal Services
Lessons Learned from the Legal AI Efficacy Report
New York
October 22, 2019
Legal Geek
AI and the Future of the Legal Industry
London
October 16, 2019
ILTACON 2019
AI Foundations: Artificial Intelligence Basics in Legal
Orlando
August 18, 2019
ILTA Chicago
Legal AI Efficacy for Corporate and Law Firms
Chicago
July 16, 2019

P3® – The Practice Innovation Conference
The Annual Law Department Operations Survey: Decoding a Decade of Data to Map the LDO Journey
June 2019

Littler Executive Employer Conference
In-House Innovation and Disruption – Harnessing the Resources of Legal Departments, Law Firms and Technology Solution Providers
Phoenix
May 2019

LDO Survey Roundtable
The End of The Duopoly
Chicago
December 2018

LDO Survey Roundtable
The End of the Duopoly
New York
December 2018

“The Exchange” Legal Operations Forum (Conference Co-Chair)
What is the Value Proposition/Mission Statement of the Law Departments?
Chicago
October 2018

LDO Survey Roundtable
10th Anniversary LDO Survey Roundtable
New York
September 2018

Lathrop Gage Annual Partners’ Retreat (Keynote Address)
Principles of Legal Operations
Kansas City, MO
September 2018

Buying Legal Council
Decoding a Decade of Data to Map the LDO Journey
New York
September 2018

Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
A Legal Operations Overview for the Legal Executive: Sorting Through the Marketing Hype – The Facts and the Future
Chicago
June 2018

“The Exchange” Legal Operations Forum (Conference Co-Chair)
Change Management, This is NOT the Path of Least Resistance
Beverly Hills, CA
March 2018

Association of Legal Technologists
New Resources for a New Age
Phoenix, AZ
February 2018

LegalTech New York
Building & Promoting Your LDO to Realize the Law Department’s Full Potential
New York
February 2018

LegalTech New York
On the Cutting Edge of Privacy (Track Chair)
New York
February 2018

LDO Survey Roundtable
LDO Function Matures to Take on New Challenges
New York
December 2017

National Law Department Operations Executive Summit
Operational Maturity
Chicago
October 2017

Exterro Infusion
Benchmarking Your Organization’s Law Department Operations
Portland, OR
September 2017

LegalTech West
Benchmarking Law Department Operations Metrics, Efficiencies & Outcomes: Building a Roadmap for the Future
San Francisco
June 2017

CLOC Institute
Strategies for Effectively Managing your Litigation Spend
Las Vegas, NV
May 2017

Apttus Accelerate
Legal Ops Needs Legal Tech: Developing an Effective Technology Strategy for Your Law Department
San Francisco
May 2017

LegalTech New York
Corporate Counsel’s Legal Technology Challenges (Track Chair)
New York
February 2017

LDO Survey Roundtable
Taking on New Levels of Responsibility and Gaining Respect
New York
December 2016

LegalTech West
Leveraging Data to Reduce Costs, Identify Issues and Improve Decision Making
San Francisco
June 2016

LegalTech West
Corporate Legal Operations (Track Chair)
San Francisco
June 2016

CLOC Institute
Driving the Legal Ops Profession Forward
San Francisco
May 2016

LDO Survey Roundtable
Trying to Take the Leap from Small Changes to Major Disruptions
New York
December 2015

Quovant Roadshow
Tipping Point: How Demand from Law Departments is Changing the Industry
San Francisco
November 2015

Quovant Roadshow
Tipping Point: How Demand from Law Departments is Changing the Industry
New York
October 2015

Quovant Roadshow
Tipping Point: How Demand from Law Departments is Changing the Industry
Chicago
October 2015

Quovant Roadshow
Tipping Point: How Demand from Law Departments is Changing the Industry
Houston
September 2015

LDO Survey Roundtable
Creating Predictability and Security in an Increasingly Unsafe World
New York
December 2014

ILTACON
6th Annual Law Department Operations Survey Results
Nashville, TN
August 2013

CounselLink Annual Customer Conference
The Expanding Role of Law Department Operations
Atlanta, GA
May 2013

Bridgeway Customer Connect Live
The Era of Prioritization
Orlando, FL
October 2012

LegalTech New York
Leveraging Technology to Achieve Quality and Competitive Excellence
New York
January 2011

Discovery Managers’ Roundtable
Litigation, e-Discovery and ESI Management: A Marketplace Look
New York
December 2010

LDO Survey Luncheon
Demonstrating Value in a Challenging Environment
Chicago
August 2010

Lawtrac User Conference
The Law Department as a Profit Center
Greensboro, NC
October 2008

Nuance Productivity Conference
Selling to the Legal Market
Orlando, FL
October 2006

Mitratech User Conference
Keeping Costs Under Control” and “Post-Implementation Audit & Gap Analysis
September 2004

LegalTech West
Electronic Billing Return-on-Investment
Los Angeles
June 2004

LegalTech New York
Using Electronic Billing for Budgeting and Planning
February 2004

ALM Legal Space
Enabling Productivity: The Role Of Technology In Legal Office Space
New York
November 2003

LegalTech Chicago
Point-Counterpoint on Technology
Chicago
November 2003

LegalTech San Francisco
Client Expectations of Law Firm Technology
San Francisco
August 2003

Elite User Conference
Electronic Discovery: In-house Counsel’s Newest Biggest
May 2003