Mitratech played its part
The Mitratech team was on hand, presenting our session on “Driving Transformation and Innovation Using Workflow Automation,” which featured Brian McGovern, GM, Workflow Solutions at Mitratech, Justin Hectus, CIO/CISO, Keesal, Young & Logan, and Stephanie Lamoureaux, Legal Operations Lead, Square.
Each of them has been a leader in getting legal departments and the organizations they serve to recognize the transformative potential of legal tech. Workflow automation, in particular, not only delivers immediate efficiencies that justify investment almost immediately: It fosters long-term cross-disciplinary collaboration, eliminates risk to the enterprise, and a plethora of other benefits that play out over the longer term.
Diversity was a keynote concern
The February event featured daily keynotes by former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Joshua Walker, a Stanford law professor and author of “On Legal AI.” One extremely timely keynote came from Stacey Abrams, touching on the legal industry’s role in the larger issues confronting the country.
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Only the day before her keynote address, Ms. Abrams received her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to achieve nonviolent change through voting. As a former tax lawyer, legislator, and gubernatorial candidate, she made it clear to everyone on hand that much work remains when it comes to driving diversity and creating opportunity, in both society and the business world.