PLLIP Summit X: The Path to 2030 – Registration ends tomorrow!

There are only two days remaining to register for the 2019 PLLIP Summit, happening Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC.  Space is limited, but seats are still available for those who register now. If you haven’t already made the decision to attend, don’t miss this opportunity to network with your PLLIP colleagues and be a part of the tenth annual Summit.

Registration costs $199 and includes access to a full day of exceptional programming designed to help attendees reflect on past predictions and lessons learned, as well as actively participate in designing a path forward.  The day’s agenda includes a keynote from Jordan Furlong, two customer-focused panel discussions, and our afternoon Design Challenge, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a concluding cocktail reception.  For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.

To register for Summit X, please visit the AALL Annual Conference registration site, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop.  All preconference workshop registrations end tomorrow, June 14.

PLLIP Summit X: The Path to 2030 – Design Challenge Afternoon Session

The 2019 Summit Planning Committee is excited to share more details about Summit X: The Path to 2030!  Our afternoon will be devoted to an interactive session focused on Design Thinking methodology. This session will be facilitated by Jeff Marple, Director of Innovation in the Legal Department at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

This hands-on session will be chock full of activities intended to crowdsource multiple problems to be solved and quickly converge on valuable solutions. Attendees will work individually and together to try and identify some of the biggest challenges faced in law libraries today and then, as a group, will attempt to begin solving those challenges. As the session wraps up each team will have an opportunity to present their solutions, providing a wealth of shared knowledge. For an overview of a recent workshop Jeff facilitated that will have elements in common with our Design Challenge, you can check out this 5 minute read. The Design Challenge will be immediately followed by a closing cocktail reception for further networking and reflection.

We hope you will join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC!  For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.

To register for Summit X, please visit the AALL Annual Conference registration site, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop.  Please note that preconference workshop registration ends this week, on June 14.

Jeff Marple is the Director of Innovation for Corporate Legal within Liberty Mutual.  Jeff is responsible for investigating and testing new technology, processes and business models that could impact how legal professionals get their work done. He is also responsible for advancing a culture of Innovation within Liberty Legal. Jeff provides consultative and incubation services to help grow innovative projects and ideas.  He has been at Liberty since 2000 and has worked in Customer Service, Software Development and Innovation roles during that time.

2019 PLLIP Summit Opening Reception

The PLLIP Summit Committee is honored to announce that Bloomberg Law will be sponsoring and hosting an Opening Reception to kick off the 2019 Summit.  This year’s reception will be held on Friday, July 12th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Eaton Hotel Rooftop.

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

PLLIP members are welcome to bring a guest to the Opening Reception.  If you would like to do so, please register the guest separately via Bloomberg Law’s RSVP site.

Questions about the Reception?  Please contact Christina McKennerney at Christina.McKennerney@LibertyMutual.com.

For more information on the 2019 Summit X: The Path to 2030 including the full agenda, please visit the Summit website.

PLLIP Summit X: The Path to 2030 – Full Agenda & Early Bird reminder

The 2019 Summit Planning Committee is excited to share the full agenda for Summit X: The Path to 2030! We’d also like to remind all potential attendees that Early Bird registration for the AALL Meeting & Conference in Washington, DC will end this Friday, May 17. Most Summit attendees also go to the Annual Meeting, so if you haven’t registered yet, this is an opportunity to save $100! Be sure to add the PLLIP Summit (listed as a preconference workshop and priced at $199) when you register for the conference. Note that registration for Summit, whether or not you’re attending the full conference, must be completed by June 14th, as space is limited.

The Summit will begin with a full breakfast buffet generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Following breakfast, Jordan Furlong, keynote speaker at the 2012 Summit and one of our most popular past presenters, will discuss how the growing power and sophistication of legal intelligence will dovetail with and help to accelerate the transformation of law firms’ client services and business models. The keynote will describe how law librarians, knowledge engineers, and data analysts will play key roles as law firms become manufacturers, refineries, and exporters of actionable legal intelligence. We thank Wolters Kluwer for their generous support of this year’s keynote address.

Following a short break, we will present a set of back-to-back panel discussions designed to engage with and learn from our customers and stakeholders. The first panel, Law Firm Leadership: Managing the Change, will focus on how law firms have responded to the sweeping changes in the legal industry over the last decade. Panelists will also reflect on the keynote speaker’s vision of how the delivery of legal services will be impacted by the rapidly changing environment in which we work. Marica Burris, Director of Research and Knowledge Management at Nexsen Pruet, will lead a conversation with Sonia Menon, Chief Operating Officer at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Mark Langdon, Executive Director at Ballard Spahr LLP; and Howard Janis, Chief Financial Officer at Nexsen Pruet.

The second panel, Our Customers: The Evolving Use of Information Professionals, will discuss how broader legal industry trends play out in day to day interactions between information professionals and customers, and will share ideas on how we can help them push boundaries and position themselves successfully with their clients and in the legal marketplace in the coming decade. The participants in this panel are: Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Officer, Perkins Coie; Peter Alfano, Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs; and Julie Bozzell, Public Law and Policy Practice Manager at Akin Gump. Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services at Eversheds Sutherland will moderate.

The Summit will break at noon for a luncheon generously sponsored by LexisNexis, with plenty of time for networking and discussion.

Our afternoon will be devoted to an interactive session focused on Design Thinking methodology. This session will help attendees develop skills that can be used in the workplace to create services and products, or to solve day to day problems. Attendees will work individually and together to try and identify some of the biggest challenges faced in law libraries today and then, as a group, will attempt to begin solving those challenges. As the session wraps up, each team will have an opportunity to present their solutions, providing a wealth of shared knowledge. Look for more details on this session in the coming weeks! The Design Challenge will be immediately followed by a closing cocktail reception for further networking and reflection.

We hope you will join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC! For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.

PLLIP Summit X: The Path to 2030 – Morning Panels Announced

The 2019 Summit Planning Committee is excited to share more details about Summit X: The Path to 2030!  This year, the Summit’s keynote speech will be followed by a set of back-to-back panel discussions designed to engage our customers and stakeholders.

The first panel, Law Firm Leadership: Managing the Change, will gather three law firm executives to discuss how their organizations have responded to the sweeping changes in the legal industry over the last decade.  These thought leaders will offer insights into the steps their firms have taken to position themselves now and for the near future as the business of law evolves. Each panelist will offer their perspective on the keynote speaker’s vision of how the delivery of legal services will be impacted by the rapidly changing environment in which we work.

Our second panel, Our Customers: The Evolving Use of Information Professionals, will seek answers to the question: How do broader legal industry trends play out in our day to day interactions with our customers? Our legal professional colleagues will participate in a roundtable discussion expanding on new ways to integrate librarians and legal professionals in delivering value-added services for clients.  The panelists will share their current collaborative efforts with librarians. They will also discuss their ideas on how information professionals can help them push boundaries and position themselves successfully with their clients and in the legal marketplace in the coming decade.

Look for more details on all of our panelists and moderators with the release of our full agenda in a few weeks.  We hope you will join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC!  For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.

To register for Summit X, please visit the AALL Annual Conference registration site, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop.  Please note that preconference workshop registration ends on June 14.

The 2019 PLLIP Summit: Keynote Announcement

The PLLIP Summit, now in its tenth year, continues to address critical issues relevant to the future of information professionals.  Summit X: The Path to 2030 will offer attendees the chance to reflect on past predictions and lessons learned, as well as opportunities to actively participate in designing a path forward.

Change has consistently accelerated in the seven years since our 2012 Summit – The Path to 2020.  We are pleased to announce that Jordan Furlong, keynote speaker at the 2012 Summit and one of our most popular past presenters, is returning to share his views on the legal landscape and opportunities for information professionalsFor the Summit X keynote, Jordan will discuss how the growing power and sophistication of legal intelligence will dovetail with and help to accelerate the transformation of law firms’ client services and business models. Future law firms, including those owned and managed by legal professionals other than lawyers, will evolve to meet demand for actionable business advice, data-driven legal predictions, competitive analytics, and industry-specific risk avoidance. The keynote will describe how law librarians, knowledge engineers, and data analysts will play key roles as law firms become manufacturers, refineries, and exporters of actionable legal intelligence.

We thank Wolters Kluwer for their generous support of this year’s keynote address.

Jordan’s keynote will set the stage for a lively set of panel discussions that will engage our customers and stakeholders.  In the afternoon, we are excited to present an interactive session that will challenge attendees to think creatively about delivering solutions to those customers.

Join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC!  For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.

To register for Summit X, please visit the AALL Annual Conference registration site, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop.

Jordan Furlong is a legal market analyst, author, and consultant who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He has given dozens of presentations to law firms and legal organizations throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia over the past several years. Jordan is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Suffolk University Law School’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology. He is the author, most recently, of Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm, and writes regularly about the changing legal market at his website, law21.ca

PLLIP Summit X: The Path to 2030 – Further Details

On behalf of the 2019 Summit Planning Committee, we are excited to share more details about Summit X: The Path to 2030 to coincide with the opening of Conference Registration.

Our keynote speaker is one of our most popular past presenters, returning to share his views on the legal landscape and opportunities for information professionals. The keynote will set the stage for a lively set of panel discussions that will engage our customers and stakeholders.  In the afternoon, we are excited to present an interactive session that will challenge attendees to think creatively about identifying opportunities and delivering solutions. 

Join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC!  For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.  Stay tuned for our full keynote announcement, coming in the new few weeks.

To register for Summit X please visit the AALL Annual Conference registration site, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop priced at $199.