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Program Overview

This program will introduce you to various technologies that are commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Computing. Several of these technologies, such as predictive coding and natural language processing, are already in use in legal in fields such as e-discovery, contract analysis, and legal research. AI is the next technological advancement that will revolutionize legal services around the world. DRI and Thomson Reuters have joined forces to educate you about the impact AI will have on your practice and the legal industry as a whole and how to successfully incorporate these technologies into your operations.

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate counsel charged with finding innovative solutions that improve the efficiency of the legal department and help achieve business goals
  • Managing Partners of law firms responsible for navigating the technological headwinds that can burden a firm’s operations and success, both legally and financially
  • Partners and associates in law firms of every size and shape who desire to understand the next wave of technology and establish their firm as the industry leader in Artificial Intelligence
  • Corporate and law firm information technology professionals who will help implement these technologies to create better, faster and more relevant operations and processes

What You Will Learn

  • Several distinct Artificial Intelligence technologies and their current applications
  • The areas of legal practice most likely impacted by some AI component in the future
  • How to separate the marketplace hype around AI from market realities
  • How to put yourself and your firm in a position to take advantage of these technologies


David CurleDavid Curle is Director, Market Intelligence for the Legal Executive Institute of Thomson Reuters, where he serves as internal and external expert on innovation and technology in the legal industry. He started his career as a Westlaw Reference Attorney in 1985. He returned to Thomson Reuters from the information industry research and consulting firm Outsell, Inc. where he spent 14 years, including several as the lead analyst in the Legal, Tax and Regulatory segment. David has increasingly turned his focus to external thought leadership activities – including writing for Legal Executive Institute and speaking at industry conferences, and engaging with various legal technology and innovation related partnerships, including the CodeX Center at Stanford University. He holds a B.A. from Lawrence University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota, School of Law. He is fluent in Swedish and is an authority on baseball.

Michael MillsMichael Mills is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Neota Logic Inc., developers of a no-code software platform with which non-programmers can build expert systems to automate advice, documents, and processes. Michael attended the University of Chicago Law School, then served as law clerk to a United States District Judge. Mr. Mills was partner in the law firm Mayer Brown. At Davis Polk & Wardwell, Michael led technology strategy, business development, knowledge management, professional development, practice support, and e-discovery. At Kraft & Kennedy, he served as a technology consultant to law firms and law departments. He is a director of Pro Bono Net, which provides innovative technology for the nonprofit legal sector, and was a co-founder of the Central Park Conservancy.

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