The Northwest Legal Industry Alliance invites you to join us for a networking reception and presentation by Dan Lear entitled:
Legal Professionals: IBM’s Watson is coming for your job. Are you ready?
In 2011 IBM’s Watson soundly defeated two very successful former champions of the quiz-show Jeopardy! It was a benchmark if not for the artificial intelligence itself then certainly for AI in the public consciousness. But Watson is not stopping there; in fact, “he’s” just getting started. Among the first industries that Watson is tackling is law, with help from legal technology innovators Dan Katz and Paul Lippe. An engineer from IBM has even built a “personal Watson” for pro se litigation. If IBM can teach Watson to win Jeopardy, you can bet they can teach it file briefs, organize and review contracts, and perform routine, and maybe even more complex, legal tasks. And IBM is not the only one working on these problems. Hundreds of legal technology startups and millions of venture capital dollars are bringing an lodging an innovative market-disrupting assault on the monolith that has been the legal industry (including challenging regulation of lawyers).
March 11, 2015 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM • Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101
Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.
The cost to attend is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.
LMANW Seattle Program: Roundtable: Law Firm Finance—Marketing's Seat at the Table Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101
Tim Corcoran's recent program for the LMA Northwest, "Demystifying Law Firm Finance," gave us valuable insights into law firm finances in the post-2008 recession age. His thought-provoking presentation provided plenty of great ideas . . . and plenty to explore for legal marketing professionals. Tim will not be with us, but the ideas and innovating thinking will be.
Join us for lunch at our first Roundtable in 2015. We will discuss the intersection of law firm finance, marketing and business development.
Bring your experience and questions to share.
• Where have these issues affected you?
• How has an understanding of law firm finance, process and management helped or hindered you in your work?
• How can deeper knowledge of the workings of your firm place you in a position to help your firm succeed and for you to be a greater asset to your firm?
March 24, 2015 - 11:30 - 1:00 PM • Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101