Speakers Announced for 2016 Futures Conference

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The College of Law Practice Management is pleased to announce an impressive line-up of speakers for the 2016 Futures Conference: Law Practice 2026, September 15-16, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law. In an interactive discussion format, five panels of leading experts in law practice management will give us their best predictions for 2026. You can’t afford to miss these enlightening educational sessions! Download the conference brochure here.

2016 Futures Conference Speakers

PANEL 1: What types of entities will provide legal services?
Will we all be working for Mega-Global Accountants LLP?Ron Friedmann, Partner, Fireman & Company
Will the legal profession still be self-regulated? Juda Strawczyski, Counsel, Office of the Director, Policy, Law Society of Upper Canada
Should law firms and legal departments be run with business disciplines?Liam Brown, Founder and Chairman, Elevate Services
Are alternative business structures going to fly?Reid Trautz, Director, Practice Professionalism Center, AILA
PANEL 2: How will we better deliver what clients want, and get paid for it?
Will the billable hour finally be dead?Kevin Bielawski, Director of Legal Project Management and Strategic Pricing, Husch Blackwell LLP
Are lawyers going to get better at getting things done?Tom Baldwin, Partner, Fireman & Company
What will client service look like?Nathaniel Slavin, Partner and Founder, Wicker Park Group
What will clients want and need?Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff and Director of Legal Operations, NetApp
PANEL 3: How will technology change or displace the nature of legal work and services?
Will computers replace lawyers?Michael Mills, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic
Does big data have all the answers?Patrick Tisdale, Chief Knowledge Officer, Dentons US LLP
How will technology facilitate better A2J through new kinds of legal services?Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation
Will our data be any safer?Sharon D. Nelson, President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
PANEL 4: Where will the legal jobs be and who will fill them?
Where will the legal jobs be?Jordan Furlong, Principal, Law21
What will law schools look like?William D. Henderson, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow, Maurer School of Law
Will there be more diversity and equity?Natalie Robinson Kelly, Director, Law Practice Management Program, State Bar of Georgia
Will we still have solo practitioners and small firms?Mark A. Robertson, Managing Partner, Robertson & Williams
PANEL 5: How will marketing and sales look like in the new world of legal services?
Are you watching — and being watched — by your competition?Patrick Fuller, Vice President, Business Development, Neota Logic Inc.
What will digital marketing look like?Jaron Rubenstein, Founder and President, Rubenstein Technology Group
How will ethics rules evolve and will there still be a legal guild?Will Hornsby, Staff Counsel, American Bar Association Division for Legal Services
What will marketing and sales look like in the new world of legal services? William T. Garcia, Chief Practice Innovation Officer, Thompson Hine

Futures Conference Registration 

Early bird rates and hotel discounts rates apply through August 24. Online registration closes September 9, but you may register onsite.

For more information and the complete conference schedule, click here.

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