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CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2016 in Review

CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2016 in Review

Nextlaw Labs attended the fourth annual Codex FutureLaw Conference on May 20 at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. The event highlights technology’s impact on the changing landscape of the legal industry. This year’s robust agenda highlighted legal tech startups and emerging ways to leverage technology to work better, faster and cheaper within the legal profession.

FutureLaw brought together over 250 academics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, policy makers and engineers who all share a passion for transforming the legal system through technology.

Jim Sandman, the President of Legal Services Corporation, kicked off the conference with a compelling keynote address, “The Technology Revolution, Lawyers and Courts: Why So Slow, and How Can We Accelerate Change?” during which he discussed impediments to improved access to justice, as well as agents of change which could improve the legal system.

Nextlaw Labs advisory board member, Dan Katz, moderated a standing-room-only panel, “Hot or Not – Watson and Beyond”, which covered data analytics technologies in use today as well as their implications, limitations and applications in the foreseeable future. CEO and Co-founder of Nextlaw Ventures portfolio company ROSS Intelligence, Andrew Arruda, also participated on the panel.

The conference was an exceptional gathering of like-minded pioneers in the legal tech space and aligns closely with the Nextlaw Labs’ vision and mission. We look forward to being a part of CodeX and FutureLaw next year.

Stanford Law School released video footage from the conference available on YouTube for those who weren’t able to attend in person. Catch up on the action via the links below:

Opening Keynote
James Sandman, President of Legal Services Corporation
https://youtu.be/iNyfrBFEe8M

Hot or Not – Watson and Beyond
Featuring Dan Katz, Associate Professor of Law at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law/Co-founder of LexPredict, and Andrew Arruda, CEO and Co-founder of ROSS Intelligence
https://youtu.be/AJp-pQS5a1Q