Agenda

June 17, 2020

9:00AM – 9:10AM EDT

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:00AM EDT

Keynote: Defining Innovation Strategically

  • Hear how an international firm is applying data and technology to optimize their practice 
  • Discuss strategies to align library functions with IT to enhance research services 
  • Explore how to incorporate Innovation that will create value for your clients and your firm

 

Emily Cunningham Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

 

Lee Bernstein, Library Manager 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

10:00AM - 10:15AM EDT
Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM EDT

Benchmarking the Library

  • Hear an overview of the 2019 HBR Law Library Benchmarking survey results 
  • Examine industry trends that may impact future planning and budgetingand identify how to use this data to guide internal decision-making  
  • Discuss importance of utilizing data and metrics to demonstrate the ROI of the library.

 

Moderator: 

Colleen Cable, Director  

HBR Consulting  

  

Panelists: 

Cynthia Brown, Director of Research Services  

Littler Mendelson  

 

Joanne Kiley,Research and Information Services Director   

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

11:00AM – 11:15AM EDT
Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM EDT

The Next Frontier: The Emergence of Predictive Analytics

  • Discuss differences in algorithms that drive trends vs predictions.
  • Hear insights into predictive products that are on the market
  • Learn how your firm can use predictive analytics to make informed decisions and improve efficiencies

 

Moderator:

Jean O’Grady, Senior Director of Research & Knowledge

DLA Piper

 

Panelist:

Michael Sander, Founder

Docket Alarm, Inc

Managing Director 

Fastcase  

 

Andrew Baker, Senior Director, Advisory

HBR Consulting

 

Abdi Aidid, VP Legal Research

Blue J Legal

12:00PM – 12:30PM EDT
Lunch Break

12:30PM – 1:15PM EDT

A New Era of Content Intelligence

  • Discuss the concept of business intelligence enable lawyers to work “smarter” by personalizing their content
  • Explore best practices for information services to deliver Content Intelligence
  • Examine the ways these platforms help the business of law

 

Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton

 

Ann Lee, Senior KM Analyst 

Debevoise & Plimpton 

1:15PM - 1:30PM EDT
Break

1:30PM - 2:15PM EDT

Session to be Announced

2:15PM - 2:30PM EDT
Break

2:30PM - 3:15PM EDT

Innovative Use of Research Analysts

  • Hear how their teams are working together across their global firm to drive success for the firm and its clients.
  • Examine tasks analysts can do outside traditional research
  • Identify ways analysts can advance innovation

 

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Anusia Gillespie, U.S. Director of Innovation

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Ed Walters, CEO

Fastcase

3:15PM - 3:30PM EDT

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

June 18, 2020

9:00AM – 9:10AM EDT

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:00AM EDT

Keynote: Survive & Thrive Post-Pandemic for Library and Information Resource Professionals

In the wake of the pandemic, we can all use immediately usable, proven, and strategic information to help us determine the next best steps for maintaining and developing our careers. Highlighting key content from her new book, Survive & Thrive Post-Pandemic: A Guidebook for Legal & Professional Services Providers, Julie Savarino will share a myriad of best practices, strategies, tips, and techniques that law firm library and information resource professionals can put to immediate use to sustain and expand their careers. 

View Julie's Book Here

 

Julie Savarino, Chief Client Experience, Value & Development Officer 

Business Development Inc. 

10:00AM – 10:10AM EDT
Break

10:15AM - 11:00AM EDT

Panel: Law Librarianship in the Age of AI

  • A discussion exploring this publication authored by Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing at The New York Law Institute
  • Discuss how librarians are leveraging AI tools and aligning cutting-edge technology with firm investments
  • Consider the ethical and legal implications of AI for lawyers and librarians
  • Hear new opportunities and roles that are being presented for legal librarians in the age of technology

 

Moderator:

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

Panelists:

Erik Y. Adams, Research Analyst

Sidley Austin, LLP


Tawnya Plumb, Head of Electronic & Digital Services

George W. Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law

 

Huu Nguyen, Partner

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Member

ABA Board for Robotics and AI

 

Robert Ambrogi, Lawyer and Legal Journalist

LawSites

11:00AM – 11:15AM EDT
Break

 

 

11:15AM – 12:00PM EDT

The Changing Role of Talent in an Innovation Environment

  • Examine ways law librarians can use their skills and knowledge to succeed in the law firm of the future
  • Explore ways law librarians can expand and reimagine their project and change management, as well digital literacy skills
  • Discuss the training & skillsets needed for today’s law librarian to be able to transition to more innovative roles

 

Saskia Mehlhorn, US Director Knowledge Services

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

 

Stacy Pangilinan, Practice Innovations Manager

Perkins Coie LLP

12:00PM - 12:15PM EDT
Break

 

 

12:15PM - 1:00PM EDT

Hit Refresh on the Library Function Within Law Firms

  • Hear a case study of how a new firm function helped revive and refresh an existing one
  • Learn how one firm planned and executed a digital transformation of the library and integrated it with KM
  • Discover how to improve visibility within the firm and increase adoption of the research and KM toolkit

 

Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

1:00PM - 1:15PM EDT

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair: 

Colleen Cable, Director

HBR Consulting