This session will review top trends reshaping the legal industry, which includes e-discovery, alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), legal process outsourcing, legal project management, globalization, virtual law firms, and alternative billing models.
Takeaway 1: Participants will learn about the latest trends impacting the legal industry.
Takeaway 2: Participants will gain strategies from the panelists and audience members to prepare themselves to successfully sustain the ripple effects within their organizations.
Who should attend: Librarians in management positions; librarians who are responsible for technology initiatives, teaching lawyers coming into the profession, or delivering client services
Track(s): Library Management, Information Technology, Teaching, Reference, Research and Client Services
Monica Bay has been editor-in-chief of Law Technology News since 1998, and with ALM since 1985. Her podcast can be found at lawtechnologynow.com. Since 2004, her team has won 48 awards for editorial excellence, from American Business Media, the American Society of Business Publications Editors, the Trade Association Business Publications International, and others. Bay has also won awards from the Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi, and the American Bar Association, and was named as one of the inaugural 2011 FastCase 50 “most interesting, provocative, and courageous innovators” in legal technology.
She previously was based in San Francisco, where she was senior editor at The Recorder newspaper and ALM's online service (now Law.com). Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online. A member of the California bar, she lives in New York City and Lakeville, Conn.
D. Casey Flaherty is corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, Inc. He oversees KMA’s dealer-related legal matters–marriage (transactional) to divorce (litigation) and everything in between—as governed by the ludicrous, esoteric dealer franchise laws. Casey has also founded a working group on electronic discovery for KMA and the other U.S. affiliates of Hyundai Motors (Korea).
Before moving in-house, Casey served time in BigLaw where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation and electronic discovery. Based on what he witnessed in BigLaw, Casey developed a technology competency audit that he administers to his outside counsel. Casey is currently in the process of automating his audit and offering it free to other in-house counsel.
Casey regularly writes and speaks about his audit, electronic discovery, budgeting, and other topics.