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Legalweek – Virtual Series 5
Jul 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Jul 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
This is the final virtual event in the Legalweek(year) series that helped keep legal professionals ahead of the disruptive trends impacted law, and the world at large, over the past year.
The event site itself summarizes the mission of Legalweek(year): “Legalweek(year) will bring together thousands of legal professionals for a series of 5 innovative virtual legal events that tackle the changing legal landscape and provide actionable insights to help legal leaders restructure, rebuild and reinvigorate today’s law firms and legal departments. The Legalweek(year) virtual series aims to serve as the anchor for the legal community during an unprecedented time, as well as a guide throughout the coming year to inform legal professionals of emerging trends, cutting edge legal technology and expert analysis of the tectonic shifts in the industry.”
The July event – Virtual Series 5 – has a jam-packed agenda with Day 1 being kicked off with a keynote from author, activist and comedian Baratunde Thurston. Day 1 follows with sessions on emerging technology, and developing your client base using tech, before launching into 4 educational tracks, with a focus on issues of worker dislocation and relocation. The day continues with two additional 4-part educational tracks with sessions focused on diversity and automation/AI related to contracts. These tracks are followed by a second round of emerging tech sessions and conclude with a fourth education track from which to choose. Day 2 starts with a star-studded judicial panel focused on courtroom virtualization, followed by 4 different educational tracks with intervening sponsored sessions. The programs during Day 2 cover a wide range of topics from whether we are experiencing a legal tech bubble, the current intersection of information governance and data privacy, global privacy trends, and the legacy of legal project management during the pandemic.
The is definitely must-see eDiscovery! It also, hopefully, signals a return to more in-person events, at least of the hybrid kind!