NCBA Annual Meeting ’18 Features 6.0 Hours Of CLE, Included In Registration

Register by May 1 to save your spot at the President’s Luncheon and CLE sessions.

Welcome Reception on the Cape Fear: Kickoff party on the banks of the Cape Fear outside Wilmington Convention Center with beach music, food and fun. All attendees are invited. Thursday, June 21 at
5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting Awards Dinner: We’re going to celebrate several pro bono award winners, recognize others and announce a new Justice Fund. Embassy Suites, Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Joint Session with the N.C. Superior Court: Kick off the Friday morning session with a civil law update from the bench. Members of the judiciary will present. Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m.

President’s Luncheon: Join President Caryn McNeill for a luncheon after the morning session where we’ll honor recipients of annual pro bono awards and hear from Iris Sunshine, executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. Friday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m. Included with registration by May 1.

Registration Includes Six Hours Of CLE: Hear from Paul Unger, Ed Walters of Fastcase, Emily van Siereveld of Clio and a panel of blockchain experts. Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. Included with registration by May 1.

A Tale Of Two Legal Tech Conferences: Artificial Intelligence, Practice Management And More

By Erik Mazzone

It was the best of conferences, it was the … actually, they were both pretty good.

Not exactly Dickens, is it?

I recently attended two legal technology conferences. They were interesting both for their similarities (“The future is now!”) and their differences (evolutionary or revolutionary change). The first conference – eponymously called the Clio Cloud Conference – was put on by the maker of practice management software Clio.

The first notable thing about the Clio Conference was that it is a legal technology conference that is not put on by a bar association, trade association, or media company. It is a user conference – common in technology circles but not in legal tech. As adoption of legal technology increases, the rise of the user conference nods to the need for educational offerings that are product and platform-specific. It makes sense: Once a firm is spending lots of dough on a particular product, they’re going to be a lot more interested in how to make that product sing than in another survey course that’s a mile wide and an inch deep.

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