Future of Litigation: Keeping Pace with the Rapid Rate of Change


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Time: 2 PM EST | 11 AM PST

Cost: Complimentary

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It is a time of major transformation for law firms. We face traditional pressure to increase efficiencies while improving client communication, representation and case outcomes. We are confronted with an increasingly uncertain political and financial environment. And we have the rapid emergence of generative artificial intelligence that is rewriting how we and our clients approach almost everything we do.

To provide up-to-date legal counsel and maintain a competitive edge, law firms must not just acknowledge these challenges. They must turn them to their advantage by embracing new technologies, defining and attracting the “right talent,” and building relationships all while managing costs, maintaining profitability and being trial ready.

Perhaps the biggest issue over the past year and for the foreseeable future is to reimagine a litigation process infused with and guided by the power generative AI and aligned technologies can bring to bear. This prospect has sparked consternation about risk, concerns about how legal professionals will need to update their skills, and questions as to whether law firms might need to restructure the fundamentals of how they approach litigation and investigations.

Join this annual Future of Litigation webcast and hear from industry experts how technology, the economy, changes to the law, and advances in jury research and trial presentation technology are transforming litigation strategies and be empowered to thrive going forward.

This webcast will address:

  • The impact of generative AI on the litigation and investigative process, particularly on discovery;
  • Ways law firms can use generative AI to improve the services they offer;
  • How firms can ensure that they are staffed to handle tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities;
  • How to utilize technological advancements in exhibits and jury research for trying cases in today’s society;
  • Ways to use storytelling, framing of the case, and in-depth demonstrative exhibits to provide context and clarity to your audience; and
  • What firms can to do maintain and increase profitability.

Editorial Presentation: 

Alaina Lancaster | Editor-in-Chief | Litigation and Law.com

Alaina Lancaster oversees ALM’s Law.com brand and its litigation pillar. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected].


Brad Blickstein (Moderator) | Principal | Blickstein Group

Brad Blickstein is a legal industry futurist. He has been studying, analyzing and reporting on how legal services are purchased and delivered for more than 30 years. As the creator and publisher of seminal research on trends in law department operations, including the Annual Law Department Operations Survey, and as a co-founder of the industry’s first independent publication focused exclusively on law departments, Brad is widely regarded as the authority in these areas.

Jerrod Mills | Senior Consultant, Vice President | TrialEx (A U.S. Legal Support Company)

Mr. Mills serves as both Vice President and Senior Consultant at TrialEx, a U.S. Legal Support company. As a Senior Consultant, Mr. Mills advises attorneys regarding the planning and development of persuasive trial presentations including the creation of custom exhibits and the use of the latest courtroom technology. As Vice President, Mr. Mills holds overall strategic and operational responsibility for Trial Exhibits, Inc., a nationwide, full-service litigation support company with professionals specializing in jury consulting, 3D animation, trial graphics, custom medical exhibits, and in-courtroom presentations. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Mills has consulted on over 3,500 cases and provided over 3,500 hours of in-courtroom/ mediation/arbitration presentations.

Matthew Olson | General Counsel | CARET

Matthew Olson is General Counsel at CARET, a company serving the technology and automation needs of over 10,000 law firms. A seasoned legal and business executive, Matthew is passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to stay on the cutting edge of the practice of law. Matthew brings a unique perspective given his time in private practice at Latham & Watkins LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP and his inhouse experience leading legal departments at high-growth technology companies like CARET. Prior to joining CARET, Matthew was General Counsel at ZOLL Data Systems, Inc. Matthew received his JD, with honors, from The University of Chicago Law School and his BS in Business Management, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Nicholas E. Petree | Counsel | Ajamie LLP

Nick Petree is a seasoned trial lawyer who handles high-stakes litigation in courts and before arbitration panels across the country. He has successfully prosecuted and defended claims ranging from breach of contract, fraud, and tortious interference to breach of fiduciary duties, defamation, and RICO. Nick regularly represents entities and individuals from a variety of industries, including oil and gas, investments and banking, healthcare, aerospace, construction, and real estate development.

George Socha | SVP of Brand Awareness | Reveal 

George Socha is responsible for increasing market awareness and adoption of Reveal’s platform globally. Additionally, George is tasked with guiding the product roadmap and consulting with Reveal customers on effective deployment of legal technology. In 2005, he co-founded the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) whose frameworks and content have empowered a generation of legal professionals. He has worked for over three decades as a lawyer, advisor and court-approved expert. George received his JD from Cornell Law School and his BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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