2013 Meeting Materials

2013 Futures Conference
October 4-5, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, #COLPM


Attorney at Work Greenfield Belser Practical Law Company Inside Legal


Mattern & Associates, LLC
Ricoh Legal


American Bar Association – Law Practice Division 
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)


Altman Weil, Inc. • Association of Legal Administrators • Legal Marketing Association • Novus Law

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Note: Links to hand-outs appear by session in agenda below.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Keynote: The Future of Law: Who Will Perform It? Who Will Regulate It?

Professor Stephen Mayson

TED #1 – What Is the Future Market for Legal Services? (Buyer’s Point of View)

Provocateur: Ann Lee Gibson, PhD, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting
Facilitators: Silvia Coulter • Ron Friedmann • Mark Greene •  Patrick Lamb • Catherine Alman MacDonagh • Karen MacKay • Roberta Montafia • Merry Neitlich • Ed Poll • Norm Rubenstein

Global megatrends are resulting in tectonic shifts including unprecedented and widespread aging, urbanization, wider access to lethal and disruptive technologies, shifting economic power and food, water and energy pressures. These changes, combined with greater integration, lower security, and heightened fragility, are redefining the nature and volume of legal services that the world needs. As a result, clients are changing their expectations of what needs to be produced by their outside legal services providers.

Breakout Discussions

Reconvene for Large Group Discussion of Findings

Presentation of the 2013 InnovAction Awards

California Monitor Program, University of California, Irvine School of Law Consumer Protection Clinic
Professor Katherine Porter and Helen Klein

ReInvent Law Laboratory, Michigan State University College of Law
Renee Knake, Associate Professor of Law, MSU Law

Riverview Law, Creating a New Model Law Firm
Andy Daws, Vice President North America

TED #2 – Innovation in the Law Firm

Provocateur: Jordan Furlong, Partner, Edge International, and Senior Consultant, STEM Legal Web Enterprises
Facilitators: Chuck Coulter • Ron Friedmann • Terri Pepper Gavulic • Mark Greene • Patrick Lamb • Bill Migneron • Cherie Olland • Elonide Semmes • Merrilyn Astin Tarlton • Mark Tamminga

It’s time to move beyond prognostications and platitudes about the “New Normal,” and to change the discussion from theory to practice. And many companies and law firms have already done so. A look at  real-life examples of successful law firm practice innovations in a variety of contexts and geographies will provide a guidebook for how innovation will continue in the future.

Law Firm Innovation: From Idea to Implementation in 5 Increasingly Difficult Steps, By Jordan Furlong

Power Point Presentation


Breakout Discussions

Reconvene for Large Group Discussion of Findings

Introduction of 2013 Fellow Inductees



Saturday October 5, 2013

Panel Discussion: Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age

Moderator: Ronald Staudt
Panelists: Richard Granat, Founder & President of DirectLaw, Inc. •  Marc Lauritsen, President, Capstone Legal Services • Will Hornsby, Staff Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services • John Mayer, Executive Director, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education 

Influential law professors and practitioners have been working at the cross-section of information technology and the law, particularly in efforts to provide legal services for low- and middle-income people. This panel will showcase the A2J Clinic Project at the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education, including efforts at various law schools to incorporate advanced information systems in their clinical programs. The panel will reprise the recent Chicago-Kent Law Review Symposium on Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age.

TED #3 – The Future of U.S. Law Schools

Provocateur: William Henderson, Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Director, Center on Global Legal Professionalism
Facilitators:  Ida Abbott • Andy Adkin • Lisa Colpoys • Leary Davis • Richard Granat • Dave Hambourger • Will Hornsby • Linda Klein • Marc Lauritsen • John Mayer

In the early 20th century, a handful of so-called national law schools benefited by becoming the preferred providers to the nation’s fledging corporate bar. Since this fortuitous beginning, these schools have become the upper echelon of a hierarchy that effectively sorts law graduates into a wider array of professional opportunities that includes judicial clerkships, prestigious public interest and federal agency jobs, and teaching positions within law schools. But this sorting function may have created an environment of insularity and entitlement that suppresses teaching and curricular innovation, which is sure to unravel in the outcomes-based, value-add world we are now entering.

Breakout Discussions

Reconvene for Large Group Discussion of Findings

Giving Back Luncheon and Legal Services Corporation Update

Speaker: Jim Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation

New Fellow Induction Ceremony and Dinner at W Hotel


Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Rainmaking Oasis LLC • Deborah McMurray, Content Pilot • Steve Nelson, The McCormick Group



Click here to meet the new Fellows.

Nicole Nehama Auerbach • Char Coulbert • Suzanne Donnels •
Lisa Damon • Joan Feldman • Silvia Hodges • Despina Kartson • Stephen Mabey
Michelle Mahoney • Curt Meltzer • Thomas Mighell • Michael Mills
Paul Morton Gerard Neiditsch • Catherine Sanders Reach • John Remsen, Jr. •  David Rosenblatt
Jeff Schwarz • Kristin Sudholz • Jodi Stanke • Felice Wagner • Charles Vigil


Attendee List

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Bonus Materials from Our Sponsors

Attorney at Work:

Practical Law Company:

Inside Legal:

Mattern Associates:

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA):

ABA Law Practice Division:

Association of Legal Administrators:

Altman Weil:

Legal Marketing Association:

Novus Law:

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