Though the topic of remote or virtual working has been around for quite some time, the greater legal community has been slow in embracing the possibilities. There have long been a myriad of concerns that made working from home, for instance, rather unattractive to a profession that prides itself on strategically (and I might say ‘aesthetically’) appointed offices. With the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, law firms have been given no choice but to throw that caution to the wind. The good news is that it seems to be working, i.e., we seem to still be working! But what does this mean behind the scenes, especially for litigators who are used to pressing the flesh? Our colleagues at PacerPro are asking litigators and techsperts directly and offering you the chance to listen in on a pair of live conversations this Thursday (April 16). It is all taking place online and registration is free!

First up at 1 PM ET is Working Remote: How Technology is Impacting Practice in the New Normal. Listen in as a panel of expert litigators expert litigators discuss the challenges and opportunities that their case teams and researchers are facing as well as how to best prepare for a new normal that appears to rely even more heavily on technology. It’s an excellent chance to hear from your colleagues on how they are greeting the post-COVID litigation landscape.

First up at 1 PM ET, a panel of expert litigators The panel includes:

  • John G. Papianou, Litigation Department Chair for Montgomery McCracken
  • Robin L. Brewer, Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster
  • Douglass A. Mitchell, Partner at Jenner & Block

Moderating the panel will be Jonathan R. Bass, Partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass. You can get more information on this webinar and sign-up here. It should be an engaging discussion!

Next, at 3 PM ET is Corona Resources: Find the right tool for your remote practice. Here you are invited to participate as some of the industry’s most esteemed technology gurus talk tech resources for research and practice during the pandemic. LexBlog’s Bob Ambrogi will be moderating as the panel covers six tools that are currently available either for free or at reduced cost. The tools they will be discussing include Legal Tech for Change, ALT Legal, Casetext, Litera Transact, PacerPro, and PLI. They will be covering some bases for sure!

Panelists for this discussion include:

  • Chase Hertel, Esq., Deputy Director and Counsel for the ABA Center for Innovation
  • Craig Miller, Senior Vice President of Practising Law Institute (PLI)
  • Jake Heller, Cofounder and CEO of Casetext
  • Haley Altman, General Manager of Litera Microsystems
  • Anna McGrane, Cofounder and COO of PacerPro
  • Nehal Madhani, Attorney and CEO at Alt Legal

Registration for this webinar is also free. You can sign up here.

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As an information professional and visionary, John DiGilio has over 20 years of large law firm library and legal information vendor experience. He has proudly been affiliated with some of the largest law firms and information vendors in the industry. An award winning…

As an information professional and visionary, John DiGilio has over 20 years of large law firm library and legal information vendor experience. He has proudly been affiliated with some of the largest law firms and information vendors in the industry. An award winning writer and popular speaker, John believes in the value of information and the power it can bring when harnessed wisely and efficiently.

John is the Firmwide Director of Library Services for Sidley Austin LLP. He has written for numerous regional and national publications as well as taught college and graduate courses in such topics as business ethics, e-commerce, fair employment practices, research methodology and business law.