An alternative view on Legal Tech Conference Swag

A campaign to decrease the use of unnecessary swag at legal technology conferences #gagtheswag was launched last week by a group of GROWL (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) mentors who met at the Global Legal Hackathon in New York. Reporting on this new initiative Richard Tromans at Artificial Lawyer asks:- Ever noticed how much…

Legal Tech Reality Check at Lexpo 2019

In 2018 I blogged a lot about the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the legal world. This included:- Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018 Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology Slap the Self Proclaimed Legal Technology Futurist! Lawyers and…

Legal Futures Innovation Conference 2018: The One with the Women

The annual Legal Futures Innovation Conference in London is one that I like to take in. Neil Rose always manages at these conferences (as he also did at the Click 2 Client conferences) to produce a range of coal face practitioners with interesting stories to tell about their innovations in legal practice. This year’s conference in November was…

Source Conference 2018 : The One with the Board Game

When I first heard, chatting with David Gilroy over a drink, about the plans for the Source Conference by Symphony Legal it certainly sounded like a conference for lawyers with a difference. When I saw the programme advertised this was reaffirmed. I had to go. So I did. Viv Williams of Symphony Legal, opening the conference, prophesised that the…

Being Willy Wonka at #JDHorizons

I have been meaning for some time (well since 17 May 2018) to write this blog post. Today, being Halloween, just might be an apt time to publish a post about dressing up as someone else. Readers may recall my post about The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizons (a ‘break the law – make the law’ conference…

Legal Geek 2018 : The One where Reality overtook Hype

On 17 October I attended the 2018 Legal Geek Conference in Shoreditch, London. This was the third Legal Geek Conference but my first. Legal Geek have committed to always being free for legal start-ups and they continue to focus on this. They have defined a simple ethos for their events: Come to make friends, not to sell Dress comfortably…

The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizons

This morning a chocolate bar arrived in the post addressed to me at the Inksterplex from Janders Dean. Inside the wrapper was a Golden Ticket to attend #JDHorizons in London on 17 May 2018. Acceptance required a tweet in a certain format. I obliged:- A golden ticket to #JDHorizons arrived at the #Inksterplex! Only have…

Hype Hurts: Steering Clear of Dangerous AI myths at GlenLegal

I have been critical of legal technology conferences/events or slots that hype AI or blockchain. I predicted in January that this would be a feature of the year ahead. It was good to see possibly the first legal technology conference of 2018, GlenLegal: The Legal IT Leaders Forum, that instead highlighted the hype surrounding AI in legal:…

Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology

Yesterday I came across the #UMLR2018 hashtag on Twitter and started following what had the promise of being an interesting conference from the Miami School of Law: ‘Hack to the Future: How Technology is Disrupting the Legal Profession‘. However, hot on the heals of my thoughts on ‘Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence‘ this conference appeared…