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2017 InnovAction Awards Presented to Novus Law and Vorys Sater

InnovAction Awards Chair Patrick Lamb presented the awards to Novus Law (pictured) and Vorys Sater on October 27 during the College of Law Practice Management’s 2017 Futures Conference and Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Save the Date for the 2018 Futures Conference

Plans are underway for the 2018 Futures Conference. Please save the date and make plans to join us for “Cybersecurity: This Way There Be Dragons!,” October 25-26, in Boston.

Sharing a Wealth of Knowledge & Conference Photos

Meeting materials and photographs from the sold-out 2017 Futures Conference are now available.

Class of 2017 Welcomed

The College of Law Practice Management inducted 32 new Fellows at a black-tie dinner and ceremony on October 28 at the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta.

College News and Notes

The Perilous Waters of AI

Who handles AI programming? Can rich people get different programming dedicated to protecting them? As we watch AI help determine the sentences of criminals, are human biases necessarily built it? At the 2017 Futures Conference, October 26-27, Wendy Wen Yun Chang, John Simek and Ed Walters will help us look at some of those dilemmas and see what the ethicists are saying.

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Announcing the 2017 InnovAction Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the coveted 2017 InnovAction Award: Novus Law LLC and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. The awards will be presented Friday, October 27 at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2017 Futures Conference at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Two Sides of the Coin — Two Quick Talks

In this 2017 Futures Conference session, attendees will learn how emerging AI tools can make sense of disparate data sources and tease out new and valuable insight into what makes these sales targets tick. They will also learn how law departments use data to redefine the roles of outside law firms. What impacts will this create for your side of the coin?

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Fellows Spotlight

Chuck Coulter Receives Distinguished Award

Chuck Coulter, a Charter Fellow and Past President (2002-2004) of the College of Law Practice Management was awarded the distinguished Samuel S. Smith Award by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Division for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of law practice management.

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Robots Gone Wild: Mind-bending Videos and the Extraordinary Implications of Intelligent Machines

Yes we must run with the machines. But they are developing so fast that it is hard to wrap our minds around their capabilities. Just how far along is AI? Where is it going? Attendees at the 2017 Futures Conference will have the opportunity, during an open mic session, to discuss the implications of AI. They will also see a demo of Jill Watson, a teaching assistant who, unknown to students, turned out to be a bot.

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Meet the Machines You’ll Be Running With

Nothing snaps an idea into focus better than concrete examples. 2017 Futures Conference speakers Kyle Doviken, Rick Kathuria, Marc Lauritsen and John Tredennick will demonstrate the real and present utility of this rapidly changing technology. They will also explore its clear limitations and the narrow domains within which AI has its most practical application.

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“Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?”

Company after company promises that their products are AI. Some experts have said that only 5% or so of the claims are true – but that percentage is growing. In “Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?,” 2017 Futures Conference speakers Chris Boyd, Andy Daws and Michael Mills will help to separate hype from reality in an this intense look at what is AI and what is not AI.

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Fellows Spotlight

Q&A: Meet Tom Baldwin, Class of 2016

here is an art to spotting a trend before others and leading the way into uncharted territory. Tom Baldwin, Partner at Fireman & Company, has mastered that art. He has led the firms he has worked for into many firsts: the value of blogging to lawyers and their practices; developing SharePoint and promoting its use for lawyers; rolling out project management tools for lawyers; recognizing the importance of interfaces in creating software for lawyers. He has a history of combining business and technology savvy and applying it to the practice of law and law firm management. Tom has always shared his insights freely — publishing his own blog, writing articles, and speaking at conferences.

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