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The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms


Part three of the three-part series The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm
co-sponsored by the Stein Center for Law and Ethics and the Corporate Law Center

Monday, March 18, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, Fordham University

The conclusion of the series focused on the many kinds of technology influencing the way today’s law firm does business and the ethical questions this technology raises. Panelists shared their views on tools like e-discovery, data mining, quantitative methods for lawyers, and court prediction algorithms.

Panelists included:

  • Larry W. Bridgesmith, Chief Relationship Officer, ERM Legal Solutions LLC - "At the Corner of Where We're Been and Where We're Going"
  • Daniel Martin Katz, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Director of ReInvent Law: A Law Laboratory Devoted to Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University College of Law - "Innovation in the Legal Services Industry: The Future is Already Here, It is Just Not Evenly Distributed"
  • Dr. Silvia Hodge, Director of Research Servces, Tymetrix Legal Analytics - "At the Corner of Big Data and the Business of Law" [note: Dr. Hodges substituted for the advertised speaker, Craig Raeburn]
  • Suzie Scanlon, Professional, Berger Legal LLC - "The Virtual Lawyer: Virtual Law Firms and Other Legal Models"
  • Moderated by Ron Lazebnik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property & Information Law Clinic, Fordham University School of Law

Event Resources


Download CLE Materials (pdf)

Download the event poster (pdf)

Download the program and speaker bios (pdf)

Download the PowerPoint presentations (pdf)

Read an article about the event by Law Technoloy News at 'Assassins' Aim to Reinvent Law along with the follow-up profile of Suzie Scanlon  in Finding Bliss in Virtual Lawyering, both articles written by Monica Bay.

Video coming soon


The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms