2017 Summit Agenda

Navigating the Critical Nexus of Knowledge and Legal Technology
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm
Hilton Austin – Austin, TX

(PDF of agenda)

Friday July 14, 2017

Opening Reception 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Bloomberg BNA is once again our generous sponsor for the PLLIP Summit Opening Reception on Friday, July 14 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at The Market & Tap Room, 319 Colorado St.

Built in 1902, The Market & Tap Room is a classic cocktail bar with a vintage feel in the heart of Austin’s Warehouse district. The venue is just a short walk from the Convention Center and conference hotel.

Please RSVP for this year’s Opening Reception by clicking here.

Saturday July 15, 2017

7:00-8:30 am – Registration and continental breakfastgenerously sponsored by LEXISNEXIS

8:30-8:40 am – Welcome remarks: Alicia Pappas and Jeremy Sullivan, 2017 Summit Co-chairs

8:40-9:25 am-  Keynote AddressProfessor Gabriel Teninbaum, Suffolk University Law School – generously sponsored by WOLTERS KLUWER

Professor Gabriel Teninbaum will explore the legal innovation landscape and describe how that is impacting (and will impact) law librarians. Hear how large and small law firms are incorporating technology, responding to client demands and feedback, and how AI and other technologies and trends continue to impact the competitive legal landscape.  Delve into the roles of librarians in innovation, efficiency initiatives, and development of potential new revenue streams.

9:30-10:05 am –  Q&A w/ Professor Teninbaum

10:05-10:20 am – Morning Break

10:20-11:50 am –  Can Librarians Help Legal Organizations Become More Data Driven?Professor Daniel Katz, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Data science is a growing field within the legal industry. As organizations within the legal industry attempt to become more data driven, the skills held by law librarians are well suited to help law firms, corporate legal departments, courts and non-profits craft and execute a legal data strategy. After some introductory comments, the session will begin with a hands-on session where teams will help draft a legal data strategy in response to a specific vignette. After working through the specific scenario, Professor Katz will conclude with a general discussion of how to bootstrap a data strategy within your organization using a blend of experts, crowd-sourcing and algorithms.

11:50-1:15 Lunchgenerously sponsored by THOMSON REUTERS

1:15-2:30 pm – The Librarian Speaks: Promoting a Technology Agenda – Panel session featuring Margaret Bartlett, Information Resources Librarian @ Locke Lord; Mark Gediman, Director of Research Services @ Best Best  & Krieger; Gina Lynch, Director of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence @ Paul Weiss; Nancy Rine, Director of Research Services & Conflicts @ Fried Frank

A moderated panel of your peers will share real life examples of how they work with the IT department to achieve and promote an agenda that leverages technology and knowledge to further the goals of the organization.

2:30-2:45 pm – Afternoon Break

2:45-4:00 pm – Surviving – and Thriving – in a Period of Change, V. Mary Abraham, Columbia University

Are you a Change Guerilla or Guru? Guerillas work tactically to shape change from the middle. Gurus work strategically to lead change. Both approaches are useful (and sometimes necessary) when your law firm is undergoing change. In this interactive session we will explore key methods used by change guerillas and gurus that can enable you to survive and even thrive in the midst of change.

4:00 pm –  Closing remarks

To register for the 2017 PLLIP Summit, please visit the AALL Annual Conference page here. Note that the Summit is listed as a ‘Preconference Workshop.”