The President’s Track
Task Force on Technology and Business Model Change
Session B: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Change in the provision of legal services is accelerating exponentially. Consumers are demanding more value, and increasingly meeting their needs with new technology and DIY options enabled through applications of artificial intelligence. These changes leave some to fear that lawyers may become irrelevant. Yet, reports of the death of the legal profession are likely exaggerated.
Attend this seminar to get up-to-speed on the current state of the tech-enhanced law practice. Learn how you can use new tools to take your practice to the next level of productivity and profitability.
You will learn:
- About artificial intelligence and machine learning
- About tools that attorneys are now using for discovery, contract review, research, compliance activities, law practice management, and other legal work
- How you can use technology to remain competitive and provide increasingly efficient legal work to your clients
Attorney Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology and the Internet for two decades. He writes the “Ambrogi on Tech” column for the ABA Journal and the award-winning blog LawSites. He co-hosts the legal-affairs podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, as well as the podcast Law Technology Now, both available through the Legal Talk Network.
In his law practice, Bob focuses on media law and ADR. Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. Before joining ALM, he was with Boston-based Lawyers Weekly Publications, where he was founding editor of the national newspaper Lawyers USA and editor-in-chief of the company’s flagship newspaper, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and immediate past-president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In 2011, Bob was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.”
Attorney Ury is a founding partner of the law firm of Ury & Moskow, LLC located in Fairfield, Connecticut and Washington, DC. Ury & Moskow is a small boutique trial firm handling major civil, criminal and mass tort cases throughout the State of Connecticut and the United States.
He has been a member of the Connecticut Bar since 1977 and the New York Bar since 1989. He is admitted in the Federal District Court in Connecticut and New York, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who for 39 years has concentrated his law practice in the fields of criminal and civil trial law. He is also a state hearing officer for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services. In addition he provides mediation and arbitration services privately for members of the bar.
Mr. Ury has been a member of the ABA for 39 years. He was a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates from 2004-2009 He was appointed by ABA President Carolyn Lamm to the Ethics 20/20 Commission and was a member of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services from 2014-2016. He was Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism from 2012 to 2015. Presently he is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Discipline and is Vice Chair of the Ethics/Professionalism Committee of the ABA Legal Practice Division.
Mr. Ury is an avid bicyclist and marathon runner. He is a founding member of Charity Treks, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for research into finding a vaccine for AIDS.
CLE Credit: 1.5 Hours (LPM)