Building the Business Case for Document Automation



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The amount of time, money, and resources put into hard copy documentation can weigh down a firm’s productivity. Change management comes as one of the main issues in adopting new technology; however, implementing document automation can drive beneficial development within the firm. In this webcast, panelists will discuss the pain points they endured while making the change and how they created success with the new technology. Gain insights into the tool itself, and what it could help accomplish in today’s law firm.

Join this webcast and learn how to make the best business case for your firm, or organization, to adopt document automation technology. Takeaways will include:

Join this webcast and walk away with a clear understanding of:

  • How to determine and compute ROI for a new tool.
  • What aspects of automation have been crucial for displaying its value to others in the organization.
  • How to determine and court potential champions for your preferred tool.
  • The responsibilities of outside counsel in implementing preservation.
  • How to overcome some of the most common pain points in automation tool selection and implementation.


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Zach Warren | Editor-in-Chief Legaltech News

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national magazine of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal tech news while writing and editing both feature and daily articles for Law.com and in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel print magazines. Before LTN, Zach worked at Inside Counsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.


Christine Pirouz | Director, Process Design Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

With her background as both a lawyer and consultant, Christine Pirouz uses both disciplines to find innovative ways to approach legal work. With a focus on process design, Christine collaborates with Morgan Lewis attorneys in various practice groups to select matters that would benefit from a streamlined process. Christine works closely with key attorney stakeholders to understand the client matter and practice in order to develop process, technology, and staffing recommendations, facilitate adoption of technology solutions, and improve associate and paralegal training. Click here to connect with Christine on LinkedIn.

Stephen Allen | Global Head of Legal Operations, Innovation Lead Hogan Lovells

Highly Commended as Legal Innovator of the Year 2016, Stephen carries years of experience as an operational and transformational business leader who has been at the very vanguard of delivering legal market change and is internationally recognized as a leading market expert and innovator. At Hogan Lovells, he is responsible for innovation, data science and legal tech (AI, Machine Learning, Automation). Having created a mature and robust Legal Operations function. Prior to his work at Hogan Lovells, he worked as a lawyer both in private practice and in-house during early career, before crossing the board table to become Managing Director of two divisions of Orange-France Télécom in the UK and Continental Europe. Click here to connect with Stephen on LinkedIn.

Tomas Suros | Chief Solutions Architect AbacusNext

Tomas Suros is a lawyer and technology advocate working at the intersection of law, IT, and client consulting. With AbacusNext since 2004, he currently serves as Chief Solutions Architect, guiding firms through the process of identifying forward-facing technology options and ensuring the successful implementation of a tailored solution. With a focus on practice automation and cybersecurity, Suros is dedicated to helping firms leverage technology to streamline their practices and protect their intellectual capital so they may remain focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for their clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He’s also a licensed attorney in California.

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