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Legalweek(year) 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 {ml-event-to} Thursday, February 4, 2021

eData partners Tess Blair and Scott Milner, and of counsel Charles Imohiosen will be panelists at Legaltech 2021.

Legal Automation: Becoming Iron Man - Moving from Science Fiction to Reality with Legal AI
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Scott Milner, panelist

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the legal profession as it has done in finance, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing, and this has some lawyers and technologists worried. During this one-hour CLE presentation, you will learn how today's AI technology is perfect for repetitive tasks that require human intelligence, where an increase in productivity and decrease in errors and cost are the goals. Document review is an ideal candidate for the application of AI technology and its benefits.

"STEM'ing the underrepresentation of women, African-Americans & Hispanics in IT departments"
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Charles Imohiosen, panelist

Unfortunately, female IT professionals still earn about 19–30% less than their male counterparts. In general, thirty percent or less of employees in computer science and engineering are female. Black and Hispanic workers continue to be underrepresented as well. Blacks make up 11% of the U.S. workforce overall but represent only 9% of STEM workers, while Hispanics comprise 16% of the U.S. workforce but only 7% of all STEM workers. Among employed adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher, blacks are just 7% and Hispanics are 6% of the STEM workforce. Join us for a candid conversation on how law firms, legal departments, and talent agencies can do their part to increase female and minority exposure to education, employment, and leadership opportunities inside of of IT, data science, and legal technology departments.

Beyond keyword search: the #MeToo bot and other practical implications of AI in the Legal Profession
Thursday, February 3, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tess Blair, presenter

Within the next few years, we will find ourselves on the cusp of a revolution in the practice of law led by the adoption of artificial intelligence. Much like email changed the way we do business every day, AI will become ubiquitous – an indispensable assistant to practically every lawyer. Those that do will ultimately find themselves freed up to do the two things there always seems to be too little time for: thinking and advising.

With all the buzz going around we’d find it time to look at some of the practical implications and applications of AI. We’re joined by Tess Blair, Partner at Morgan Lewis and pioneer of the firm’s #MeToo bot.

Together we’ll explore how her #MeToo algorithm detects harassment, how concept search helps speed up eDiscovery work and a host of other practical implications of AI in the legal profession.

Emerging Technology Session: Modernizing Legal Practices
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Tess Blair, panelist

The burdens on law firms and corporate legal departments from downward cost pressure, rising caseloads and disruptive competitors is driving a surge in the demand for legal tech. Some of these risks can be mitigated through better optimization of the balance between human effort and machine automation.

This session will address “Modernizing Legal Practices” and will draw on our experience from working with law firms and GCs globally to help you navigate the common risks and challenges that our clients are facing as they transform. We will reference technologies like AI-driven neural machine translation (NMT) and eDiscovery platforms, draw upon automating translation to empower the transformation of content into documentary evidence, together with secure management of translation data, ensuring the enhancement of quality and service and substantiating how innovation can be an enabler for gains in efficiency and productivity across international firms.

Click here for more information on the 2021 event.

CLE credit: Earn up to 13 CLE credits, which includes 2 Ethics and 2 Diversity credits