Don’t worry about falling asleep after lunch—this panel is likely to get loud! To set the stage: “Imagine it is the year 2020. Plaintiff, a dissatisfied attorney, has brought suit against the entire legal tech industry, alleging that the claims and promises it made in 2016 amount to fraud and false advertising,” the conference brochure states. “Using a moot court format, this session explores some of the legal tech community’s grander predictions, and examines the various ways the community might succeed (or fail) in reaching these lofty goals.”
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF
• Samuel Glover is Editor in Chief of Lawyerist, an online magazine about law practice that focuses on solo and small firms. He previously owned The Glover Law Firm for nine years. Glover is based in Minneapolis. @samglover
• Keith Lee is an attorney at Hamer Law Group in Birmingham and an adjunct professor at the Birmingham School of Law, where he earned his J.D. Blog: Associate’s Mind. Lee recently announced his departure from Above The Law, as a columnist. @associatesmind
COUNSEL FOR DEFENSE
• Jake Heller is a Stanford CodeX Fellow and CEO at Casetext. Based in Silicon Valley, he got his J.D. at Stanford where he was president of the Stanford Law Review. Heller was named as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2014. @Jacob_Heller
• Pablo Arredondo is a Fellow at Stanford CodeX and Vice President, Legal Research at Casetext. His work “focuses on civil litigation in common law jurisdictions, with an emphasis on how litigators access and assemble the law.” He earned his J.D. at Stanford Law School. Startup Snapshot. @tweetatpablo
• Alma Asay is the founder and CEO of Allegory Law, and earned her J.D. at New York University School of Law. She began her career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and was named as one of 10 “Women of Legal Tech 2016” by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. @AlmaAsay
• Deborah Hensler is the Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution; Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Director of Law and Policy Lab; all at Stanford Law School. Hensler’s biography also notes that her empirical research on dispute resolution, complex litigation, class actions and mass tort liability has won international recognition. Before joining SLS, she was the director of the RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice.
• Jason Solomon is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lecture at Law at the Stanford Law School. Before joining SLS in 2013, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the William of Mary School of Law and Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, he biography notes. Solomon previously served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President at Harvard University.
9:15 a.m.: “FutureLaw: Don’t Be Late.” Keynote: James Sandman.
10:15 a.m.: “FutureLaw: Watson & Beyond.”
11:20 a.m.: “Introduction to U.K.’s Alternative Business Structure by Eddie Hartman.”
11:40 a.m.: “Computational Law Update.”
Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX and a freelance journalist and analyst. She is a columnist at Above The Law and co-host of Law Technology Now (Legal Talk Network). Bay is a member of the California bar. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @MonicaBay.
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