February 7th, 2020 | New York City
What is Inspire.Legal™?
Too often, legal technology and innovation conferences simply rehash the same tired conversations and revolve around the brightest, shiniest new tech widgets in the market—widgets that frequently feel like solutions in search of problems.
Inspire.Legal™ is different. We’re seeking to create a functional roadmap for legal innovation, free from pay-to-play bias, by bringing together a diverse range of lawyers, clients, technologists, and other legal innovators to crowdsource a curated set of the most pressing problems facing our industry—to forge action-oriented recommendations that can serve as an industry-wide blueprint for legal evolution and to inspire tomorrow’s change-makers to focus on solutions that will generate the greatest possible impact.
We’ve recruited dynamic legal innovators from across the industry to help facilitate the dialogue and contribute their own thoughts and ideas to the project. Some of those, listed as “Luminaries” below, will be serving as workshop discussion leaders and moderating our interactive “Unpanels.”
Technology Procurement & Adoption
Platforms & Interoperability
New Offerings & Client/Lawyer/Law Company Collaboration
Experiential Learning & Training
Collaborative Funding Models
Inspire.Legal 2.0 will be focused on collaboration: who on the legal landscape needs to work together more effectively? why? and how might we achieve it? On a range of key frontiers—from legal services providers working with clients and law companies to better serve the client’s unique interests, to technology providers cooperating with customers and other technology providers to create more interoperable systems and integrated workflow solutions, to law schools coordinating with employers to ensure that lawyers in training receive the requisite experiential learning—the future of legal depends on different stakeholders joining forces to understand when and how they might collaborate to achieve greater results, together.
At registration, each participant will be asked to contribute their own views and experiences around key obstacles to lawyers providing, or clients receiving, significantly more effective legal advice.
Those contributions will seed interactive, moderated discussions—or “Unpanels”—where 3-5 subject matter experts will lead a conversation around each of five core topics:
- Technology Procurement & Adoption;
- Platforms & Interoperability;
- New Offerings & Client/Lawyer/Law Company Collaboration;
- Experiential Learning & Training; and
- Collaborative Funding Models;
each of which will be responsible for reporting out 4 specific “challenge statements” for further workshopping.
And the Legal Problems Forum—the core of Inspire.Legal—will enlist the unique perspective and experience of every conference participant in a searching insight discovery exercise to explore one of the identified challenge statements sourced from the Unpanels as part of a roundtable discussion facilitated by a legal innovation Luminary.
Finally, the resulting work product will be reported out to the full participant body for crowdsourced feedback and solution proposals at a culminating reception.
Location & Schedule
Inspire.Legal™ will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on February 7th, 2019, at New York Law School (185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013).
(Mid-event times subject to change.)
- 8:15 a.m. – Registration opens
- 9:00 a.m. – Welcome session (Auditorium – Floor A)
- 9:20 a.m. – Networking activities & breakfast (Events Center (“Forum“) and Forum Lobby- Floor 2)
- 10:30 a.m. – Charge & Unpanel preview (Forum)
- 11:00 a.m. – Unpanels (Rooms to be announced)
- 12:30 p.m. – Networking lunch (Forum)
- 1:30 p.m. – Lunch progamming & Unpanel readout (Forum)
- 2:30 p.m. – Legal Problems Forum (Forum)
- 4:00 p.m. – Coffee break (Forum Lobby)
- 4:30 p.m. – Legal Problems Forum readout (Forum)
- 5:00 p.m. – Crowdsourced curation & reception (Student Center – Floor 5)
- 7:00 p.m. – Event ends
(Please note: We ask all registrants for Inspire.Legal to plan to stay for the whole day of programming. Not only is space at the event is extremely limited (and, like last year, we expect to have to turn away potential collaborators), but the event is constructed upon audience participation, and the programming builds upon itself over the course of the day. We understand, of course, that life can intervene of its own accord. But by registering for the event, we ask for a good-faith undertaking that you intend to stay for the day.)
Our Luminaries & Unpanel Moderators
We’ve recruited a range of thought leaders in legal innovation to help us keep the discussion focused on where it can do the most good and season the process with a healthy dose of market intelligence and legal innovation experience. Some of those (shown below) will serve as this year’s “Luminaries,” facilitating and moderating both the Unpanel sessions and the Legal Problem Forum’s workshopping.