Sheffield to host pioneering Legal Technology conference
The Legal Technology North Conference is taking place in Sheffield on 22nd November. The conference will focus on how technology can be used within law firms in order to improve access to and delivery of legal services.
Leading voices from the legal technology world will be speaking at the conference, with keynote presentations from Joanna Goodman, author of ‘Robots In Law: How Artificial Intelligence is transforming legal services’ and Heather Anson of Sheffield based Anson Evaluate covering “AI & Law: Predicting the Future”.
The conference was born from a desire to attract morelegal technology start-ups to Sheffield and the wider northern region. Conference co-organiser, Matthew Pennington of QuoteXpress, explains:
“Sheffield has a vibrant tech community and start-up costs here and across the north in general are so much lower than in the south. With two excellent universities, a range of expert tech companies, and a number of top class law firms there’s a highly skilled talent pool readily available here. Combined with access to incubation programmes in the city, Sheffield really is a great place to launch the next big thing in legal technology. The conference will get lawyers to question how they approach tasks on a day to day basis within their own firms, and consider whether introducing technology (either bought in or created in-house) could improve the services they offer.”
Harvey Harding, Managing Director of Sheffield law firm PM Property Lawyers and conference co-organiser, adds: “Lawyers tend to be pretty conservative when it comes to technology so we have to get out there and show them how it can make law firms run more effectively and more efficiently. Client expectations are increasing all the time and legal technology has to be a key part of every successful firm’s armoury.”
Delegates to the conference will have the opportunity to hear from speakers who have been involved in helping firms adopt legal technology, and those who have a law background and have gone on to build their ownlegal technology solutions. There will be sessions on regulation and data privacy in regard tolegal technology as well as hands-on workshops where delegates can see for them themselves how legal technology could be used within their own firms.
Tickets and event information are available at unconventional.legal.