Welcome to the MSBA 2018 Annual Bar Conference!
Everybody likes progress, but nobody likes change! Technology is moving fast and has already proven to be a disruptive and transformative force affecting all professions and business models from law and medicine to taxi cabs and travel agencies. Depending on your perspective or maybe your age, the fact that we live in a data-based world driven by predictive analytics and computer programs with cognitive capabilities is either exciting or terrifying.
Using an interactive plenary format, this year’s conference will present a fascinating, informative and provocative examination of the impact of technological advances on the legal profession. How does this affect you, your law practice and the profession? What do you need to know to remain competitive?
Our speakers will examine whether technology is making lawyers and judges more or less relevant. They will explain artificial intelligence and analytics, and how they apply to the delivery of legal services. Presenters will discuss cybersecurity, privacy and our ethical obligations in the new age. Explore how ever-developing computer programs available to the public are impacting self-represented litigants, courts and core issues of ethics, competency and justice.
Understanding these issues is critical for lawyers not only as it relates to our own practices, but also as it relates to our understanding of society and our role in preserving the rule of law and access to justice.
Whether you are a new lawyer or legal veteran, in a large firm or rural solo, technology is altering the way we do business. Join the conversation, share in the collegiality and earn CLE credit! Even if you have not attended the MSBA’s Annual Bar Conference before, this is one you won’t want to miss.
And did I mention there will be socializing, music and fireworks?
See you at Sugarloaf!