The Next Generation of Lawyers and Legal Technology

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Thank you to everyone who came to the previous LawTech London events and helped make them a success.

At our next event we are considering both sides of the discussion: Legal Technology, and the people who use it; Lawyers.

We hear a lot about experience gaps in Law determining how successfully Legal Tech is adopted with the consensus or opinion being that young Lawyers are Tech savvy and adoption is easier, and more experienced Lawyers not so. True or harsh: lets find out.

Join our expert panel in discussing:

- What technology do we expect to see in the next 10-15 years?
- Is legal technology adoption a product of generational differences and education?
- How can firms and universities support the next generation of legal professionals?

Who are the panel?

Alex Hum

Alex is a LLM candidate at the London School of Economics, Ambassador for the Society for Computers and Law and Future trainee solicitor at Pinsent Masons. Alex also won best of category and overall runner-up in the Law and Technology International Writing Competition for his article on 'The Future of Legal Practice’. Alex’s current research focuses on law, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

As a postgraduate law student, and an individual who has shown passion and ambition towards a career focusing on both Law and Technology, Alex will be able to provide an important insight from the perspective of the next-generation legal practitioner.

Adam Eastell

Adam is Eigen’s General Counsel and commercial lead for the legal sector. Prior to joining Eigen, Adam was a Partner at Slaughter and May. During his 14 years at Slaughter and May, he specialised in commercial transactions and worked on a variety of high-profile M&A and equity capital markets deals. Adam has also worked as an independent consultant for technology businesses in both the legal and medical sectors. He holds a bachelor's in Classics from the University of Oxford and received his Diploma in Law from BPP Law School London.

Holger Aman

Holger is currently manager of the Holborn campus for BPP University. He recently moved from Australia, where he was a research librarian and manager for the NSW Law Courts Library, serving all of the courts and tribunals in New South Wales. He also marks assignments for a masters program in Australia. His main professional passions are legal tech, library management, teaching and legal research.

Holger is currently the website coordinator for the City Legal Information Group (CLIG) and before he left Australia, he was the president of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Law Librarians' Association (ALLA). Holger is also the recipient of the 2015 Metcalfe Award for high achievement by a librarian in their first five years of practice.

Mary Bonsor

Mary Bonsor was a property litigator at a City firm before founding F-LEX, an online platform to connect pre vetted law students to law firms and in house counsel for a flexible, on demand service. Firms can make a request, the platform matches paralegals who fit the request and sends out notifications to check availability. Profiles are sent to the firm where they can watch short videos and choose who is most appropriate person. F-LEX is live in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge and has over 1,200 students on their platform.

Richard Tromans

'Richard Tromans is the founder of TromansConsulting, which advises lawyers on strategy and innovation, including the adoption of legal AI and other ’New Wave’ technology. He has spent over 18 years working in the legal sector focused on the UK and global legal markets.

Richard also is the founder of the global legal AI and new technology site, Artificial Lawyer, which was recently recognised as one of the top 50 information sites in the world on Artificial Intelligence.

* Speaking *

Emily Allbon.

Emily's presentation is entitled:

Beyond text: Exploiting the visual in law

Emily Allbon is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Mooting at the City Law School (City, University of London); creator of the award-winning Lawbore law resource website, and named one of 55 National Teaching Fellows in 2013 by the Higher Education Academy – the UK’s most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching.