If you are hungry to learn more about the latest trends and developments in legal tech, then keep the last week of January open on your calendar, as there are three separate legal tech conferences worthy of your time.
Legalweek, Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Legalweek is the OG of legal tech conferences. Long called Legaltech New York, it was renamed Legalweek in 2017, and is one of the largest, longest-running and most-anticipated conferences focused on legal technology and the business of law, last year drawing over 6,000 attendees and featuring more than 300 speakers. This year, it runs Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 at the New York Hilton Midtown, with a full agenda of programs on topics such as data privacy, e-discovery, litigation, practice management, information governance, contract technology, AI, emerging tech, and more. Pre-conference programs on Monday feature a half-day AI workshop and a half-day general counsel workshop. The conference’s two keynote speakers are Bryan Cranston, the award-winning actor, producer and director, and Molly Bloom, entrepreneur and author of Molly’s Game. Both full-conference and exhibits-only passes are available for purchase.
Innovations in Technology Conference, Feb. 1-3
Whereas Legalweek is targeted at larger law firms and corporate legal departments, the Innovations in Technology Conference is produced by the Legal Services Corporation and grew out of the LSC’s Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Program, which seeks to expand access to justice by promoting technological innovations in legal services delivery and pro se assistance. The focus is on using technology to enhance access to justice and to promote high-quality legal representation for low-income people. Attendees include technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, law school professors, pro bono coordinators, and other professionals. The conference runs Feb. 1-3 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
LawDroid AI Conference, Jan. 30
If you want to learn about AI in law without leaving the comfort of your home or office, the legal tech company LawDroid is holding its inaugural LawDroid AI Conference online. The conference is free to attend and will focus on the latest AI advancements in in legal practices. topics will cover the AI state of the art, AI and ethics, AI and access to justice, AI and law practice, and AI and the business of law. The keynote speaker will be legal industry analyst and consultant Jordan Furlong. There will also be lightning talks from four legal AI companies: Jurisage, vLex, Clearbrief and LawDroid.