Legalweek 2023

Legalweek 2023 is Here!: Legal Technology Trends

Legalweek 2023 is here! Today is the “soft” opening, with sessions beginning this afternoon. Here are today’s notable sessions!

Legalweek 2023 will be conducted Monday through Thursday. 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 two weeks ago). And here is what eDiscovery Today partners will be doing this week!

You can still register for Legalweek 2023 here and the pricing is here. Each day, I’ll cover what’s going on at the conference in terms of sessions related to eDiscovery, information governance, cybersecurity, data privacy and artificial intelligence – so much so, I’d have to clone myself to catch them all!

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With that in mind, here’s a list of today’s Legalweek 2023 sessions of note you may want to check out, along with the location (all times ET):

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Reshaping the Legal Profession: Thriving in the Age of Generative AI & ChatGPT (Sutton North)

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 Opentext 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.  Join our speakers for this three-hour workshop that will break down:

  • What is Generative AI and how does it work?
  • The legal applications of Generative AI and potential ethical and legal issues
  • Future of Generative AI and where can it take the legal industry long term?

Speakers: 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.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Data, Information & Records: The Language of IG (Sutton South)

Vendors, practitioners, and consultants often use the terms data, information, and records interchangeably. Like all disciplines, the language of IG can have different meanings for different stakeholders. What does this potential confusion (if any) mean for the Information Governance, Legal, IT, and others as they work to drive IG initiatives within an organization?

In this session, we’ll explore the terms and language of Information Governance, their meaning, how to communicate clearly and avoid IG logophobia.

Speaker: Jason Stearns, Senior Consultant, Arrayo.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This – Is Information Governance Your Only Hope? (Sutton South)

Have you ever had a case that you felt you should not take?  Or a case that seemed promising but now is looking like a bad idea?  Join Tyrene Bada and Matthew Rice in exploring some past cases that make a person question their own judgment, make a person want to switch sides, or make a person just wanna call it quits.

Speakers: Tyrene Bada, Director, ARMA International; Matthew Rice, Attorney, Veritas Business Law.

In addition to today’s Legalweek 2023 sessions, the happy hours and events are gearing up as well. It’s a Legalweek tradition!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending Legalweek 2023 this week? If so and if you see me, say hi!  And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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