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LegalTech London

LEGALTECH London will be held May 17-18, at the Barbican Exhibit and Conference Center. The conference will include seminars and vendor exhibits featuring the latest technology products and services. Details: www.legaltechshow.com.

Note: Track 1 is focused on Strategies for Success in an Internet Economy.

Track 2 is focused on Global Management of the Law Practice. (Programs subject to change.)

Wednesday, May 17

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Conference Keynote Presentation: Transforming Legal Practice: Challenges in the New Millennium

Richard Susskind is a leading international expert on the use of IT by lawyers. He has specialized in the field for almost 20 years and is currently an independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. He lectures and consults internationally.

By Professor Robert Susskind OBE

10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Two Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: The Impact of the Internet on the Practice of Law

Gain insight into what leaders in this area are doing today and why. Explore the changes they see on the horizon.

SPEAKERS: John Angel, Consultant to Clifford Chance and Senior Visiting Fellow; Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London; Andrew Terrett, Project Manager, Masons; Simon Thompson, Head of IS and Strategy, Linklaters; David Morley, Partner, Allen & Overy

Track 2: The Dupont Partnering Program: A Case Study

Explore what this model means to the outside law firm and in-house counsel. Learn from their experience in partnering.

SPEAKERS: David Eveleigh, Company Secretary, DuPont UK Limited; Paul Smith, Partner, Eversheds

12:45 p.m. Break for Lunch and Visit to Exhibit Hall
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Two Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Helping Lawyers Use Technology Effectively

Hear how one firm revamped its technology infrastructure with an implementation focus on helping lawyers take advantage of technology in their practice.

SPEAKERS: David Bullock, Training and Implementation Manager, Herbert Smith; John Rogers, Head of Information Technology Services, Herbert Smith

Track 2: Merging Law Practices: The Challenges in Managing Technology

Learn about the challenges faced and approaches used to manage technology issues in a high-profile merger of global practices. Gain insight into the factors to consider and key decisions involved.

SPEAKER: Brian Collins, International Director of Information Technology, Clifford Chance

3:00 p.m. Break to visit the Exhibit Hall
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Best Practices in the Use of Technology: A U.S. Perspective

Learn about state-of-the-art technology solutions and practices.

SPEAKERS: Jonathan Bellis, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Gretta Rusanow, Principal Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Thursday, May 18
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Second Keynote Presentation: E-Services, Virtual Legal Advisors, and Enabling Technologies: An Australian Perspective

Elizabeth Broderick heads the Legal Technology Group at 750-lawyer Blake Dawson Waldron. Her group has recently won the Australian Information Industy Association (AIIA) 1999 National Awards for Excellence in IT for their eDiscover application. In 1999 they were runner up in the Victorian Law Institute Awards for Emerging Technology. They also won the 1997 UK Lawyer Awards for Best Use of IT the 1997 NSW Law Society awards for the Best Use of Existing Technology. Ms. Broderick is integrally involved in the development of the Firm's dot.com strategy.

By Elizabeth Broderick, Partner, Blake Dawson Waldron

10:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Two Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Building Successful Knowledge Management Systems

Hear how firms are addressing these issues and making knowledge management systems a valued part of their working environment.

SPEAKERS: Melissa Hardee, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna; Simon Levene, Director of Global Knowledge Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Bruce Macleod, Director of Training, Ashurst Morris Crisp; Philip Wood, Partner, Allen & Overy

Track 2: The Role of Technology in Effective Case Management: Lawyers' Perspectives

Session description coming from Lovells.

SPEAKERS: Myfanwy Badge, Partner, City Litigation and Head of Information Technology and Litigation Group, Lovells; Michael Davison, Partner, Banking, Lovells; Mark Huleatt-James, Partner, Product Liability, Lovells; Neil Mirchandani, Partner, City Litigation, Lovells; Nicola Dagg, Lawyer, Intellectual Property, Lovells; Paul Williams, Lawyer, Banking, Lovells

12:45 p.m. Break for lunch and visit to Exhibit Hall
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Two Concurrent Session

Track 1: Digital Risk Management

Gain insight into the major risk areas. Explore issues in developing appropriate procedural, policy and technical approaches to managing your firm's "invisible" assets.

SPEAKER: Richard Stevens, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Track 2: Developing Better Relationships with Clients: The Role of Practice Management Systems

Gain insight into the rationale for taking such steps and the technical, procedural and cultural issues faced in adapting practice management systems to modern business demands.

SPEAKERS: Simon Concannon, Partner, Walker Morris; Kevin Connell, Director of Information and Technology, Masons

3:00 p.m. Break to visit the Exhibit Hall
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Session: Using Technology to Serve Clients Better

SPEAKERS: Neil Cameron, Legal IT Consultant, Neil Cameron Consultancy; Simon Concannon, Partner, Walker Morris; Quentin Solt, Partner, Berwin Leighton

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