(Canceled) Ignite: Legal Tech Innovation 2020
Friday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Sponsored by the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library and the Mid-American Law Library Consortium
- $50 for academics (attending April 3)
- $50 for alumni (April 3, CLE credit)
- $100 for non-alumni (April 3, CLE credit)
- $0 for CWRU faculty, students and staff
- $0 for attending only the April 4 morning teaching workshop
Due to COVID-19, the university will not hold campus events for the near future. This lecture has been canceled.
Currently, there is a bombardment of new technologies emerging in the legal industry. According to a recent Wolters Kluwer survey, $1 billion in tech investments spent in 2018. Added to the influx in technology is the recent addition of Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1, stating that overall competence now encompasses knowledge about "the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology." How to make the best use of the transformative newer tools such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, in addition to electronic discovery, and keeping all clients' data secure, is becoming essential. As clients start to embrace these technologies, attorneys have to be aware of them, to have participated in, and prepared to deliver services in the new transformational environment.
The Ignite: Legal Tech Innovation 2020 symposia will delve into the emerging issues confronting law facing the adoption of new technologies. Expert panelists and distinguished keynote will cover such issues as the future of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology changing the legal industry. Our guests and presenters from academia and legal practice will review these topics from their knowledge and experience to engage the audience in a much-needed dialogue on the issues.
Note: For out of town guests of the conference, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle. To reserve a room, book online or call the hotel at 216-370-6693 and give the name of the conference.
Friday, April 3, 2020
|8:30 AM||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Panel - Key Issues in EDiscovery
Moderator: Joseph Custer, Associate Professor of Law, and Director Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Confirmed panelists: Marcel Duhamel, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Cleveland, Ohio; Greg Kelley, Chief Technology Officer, Vestige Digital Investigations, Medina, Ohio; Brian Nally, Reminger Attorneys at Law, Cleveland, Ohio.
Panel – Cybersecurity: Navigating the Grey
Moderator: Robert Eckman, Chief Information Security Officer, Kent State University
Confirmed panelists: Sue Workman, Vice President, University Technology/CIO; Case Western Reserve University; Raymond Ku, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve School of Law; Mehmet Munur, Tsibouris & Associates, LLC, Westerville, Ohio.
Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services, Baker Hostetler, Cincinnati, Ohio
Panel – Blockchain Technology Changing the Legal Industry
Moderator: Brian E. Ray, Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, Cleveland Marshall School of Law
Confirmed panelists: David Croft, Group Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg, and Lewis, Cleveland, Ohio; Robert Furnier, Director, W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business & Technology, and Director, Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic, Northern Kentucky University | Chase College of Law; Ashley E. Gault, Associate, Tucker Ellis, Cleveland, Ohio; Robert Musiala, Counsel, Baker Hostetler, Chicago, Illinois.
Panel – The Future of Artificial Intelligence and what it Means for the Legal Industry
Moderator: Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services, Baker Hostetler, Cincinnati, Ohio
Confirmed panelist: Robert Furnier, Director, W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business & Technology, and Director, Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic, Northern Kentucky University | Chase College of Law; Tod Northman, Partner, Tucker Ellis, Cleveland, Ohio; Emmanuel I. Sanders, Associate, Tucker Ellis, Cleveland, Ohio; Roger V. Skalbeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Richmond School of Law.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Technology in Law School Pedagogy
Faculty who teach in the area of legal technology come together to discuss and share methods. Six roundtables will explore teaching tech competency, Applied Legal Analytics and A.I., Blockchain, Cybersecurity/Internet Privacy, EDiscovery, and Case Practice Management in law school. Whether currently teaching a law school course centered on technology or wanting to in the future, this law faculty roundtable is a must!
Concurrent roundtable breakout session #1
Teaching Blockchain in Law School, Robert Furnier, Director, W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business & Technology, and Director, Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic, Northern Kentucky University | Chase College of Law.
Teaching Case Practice Management in Law School, Heidi Kuehl, Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law.Teaching EDiscovery in Law School, Joseph Custer, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Concurrent roundtable breakout session #2
Teaching Applied Legal Analytics and A.I. in Law School, Kevin D. Ashley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Teaching Tech Competency in Law School, Roger Skalbeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Richmond School of Law.Teaching Cybersecurity/Internet Privacy in Law School, Emily M. Janoski-Haehlen, Associate Professor, Director of the law library and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Institutional Excellence.
|12:00 PM||Closing Remarks|
CWRU Law Moot Courtroom (A59)