Over the past few days, thousands of legal industry professionals crammed the conference rooms and gathering spaces of the Hilton Midtown in New York for Legalweek 2019.

The Legal Speak podcast team set up a table near the center of the action and asked industry leaders to sit down and explain the new technologies, trends and business challenges rocking their corners of the legal sector.

In this episode, Brian Kuhn, global leader of IBM’s Watson Legal, shares a perspective on the potential of artificial intelligence to reinvent in-house decision-making and help law firms compete. Wendy Butler Curtis, chief innovation officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, talks about the new career paths emerging for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Legal marketing guru Deborah Farone explains why marketers need a seat at the innovation table. And James Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation, discusses the promise of technology to improve access to justice.

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