Part 2 of the Legalweek 2023

Part 2 of the Legalweek 2023 Preview: Legal Technology Trends

Legalweek 2023 starts Monday! Yesterday, I covered part 1 of my Legalweek 2023 preview. Here’s part 2 of the Legalweek 2023 preview, which looks at other key sessions and events next week!

Legalweek 2023 will be conducted March 20th thru March 23rd. Once again, it will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. It is a fully in-person event again this year. Here’s the detailed agenda for the conference (on which I generated a word cloud of topics last week).

Yesterday, I touched on a few sessions being hosted by eDiscovery Today educational partners. Here’s part 2 of the Legalweek 2023 preview with three other key educational sessions next week.



1:30 PM – 4:45 PM | Reshaping the Legal Profession: Thriving in the Age of Generative AI & ChatGPT

Generative AI has taken the legal world by storm in recent months and with its capabilities and sophistication advancing at a rapid pace, many are wondering how this powerful tool can be applied to the legal profession. The most notable leader in this space is OpenAI with their leading technology ChatGPT, and whether it’s within legal contracts or its use in the courts, the impact could entirely change the way the legal industry moves forward.


  • Aaron Crews, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, UnitedLex
  • Foster Sayers, General Counsel & Chief Evangelist, Pramata
  • Ilona Logvinova, Associate General Counsel, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Danielle Benecke, Founder, Baker McKenzie Machine Learning, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Jeff Reihl, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Opening Keynote – Take My Word For It: Using the Power of Storytelling to Rise Above the Noise

Storytelling is often used to share our life lessons and not only do they grab our attention as a listener, but they also move us, inform us, teach us, and the best brands and businesses understand storytelling is the most important tool to drive sales and marketing.

Join award-winning actor/director/author/storyteller LeVar Burton as he shares insights into how to cut the clutter and rise above the noise….of competition; in the courtroom; in your office; and more.


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Legalweek Judges’ Debate Goes Primetime

How do you rule?  Back by popular demand in the coveted day two keynote spot, the Judges’ Debate will pit some of our nation’s top discovery jurists against one another in oral argument.  Where our honorable judges play litigators and attendees write the orders, the debate will be Legalweek’s most interactive program.  Patrick Oot and the ALM Legalweek research team are pouring over [sic] dockets to locate the “cases that count” to craft our alliterative hypotheticals that will underscore principles of ethics, procedure and evidence. The cases also will be highlighted in the Q&A audience debrief.  Who will have the bragging rights as this year’s champions?  Only you will decide!


  • Hon. Willie J Epps, Jr, United States Magistrate Judge, US District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Hon. Andrew Peck, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper
  • Patrick Oot, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP – Washington, DC
  • Hon. Charmiane Claxton, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee
  • Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

One additional personal note: I’ll be participating in the Technocat podcast with Cat Casey in Reveal’s LIVE Podcast Lounge on the second floor next Tuesday at 3pm! If you’re in the area, stop by and check it out!

That’s it for part 2 of the Legalweek 2023 Preview, look for daily highlights each morning next week!

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend Legalweek 2023? I’ll be there! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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  1. I know you didn’t write it, but saying “pouring over” respecting the judges’ panel when they (a publishing house) should know to use “poring over” warrants a “Sic” because it makes this stickler sick.

  2. Your keen eye is “sick”, Craig Ball! 😉

    Seriously, though, I missed that last night in my half-asleep compiling of that post. Added now.

    “Pouring over” the dockets means the dockets are all wet! 😀

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