Attorney Productivity and Technical Competence
You may have heard of various efforts addressing the technical competence of lawyers, including the Legal Tech Audit and the LTC4. What’s this all about, and how do you best address the technical competency of lawyers at your own firm? Beyond working on documents, what are the other technical competencies to be considered?
Please join us for a panel discussion including those leading the charge to increase the productivity and technical competence of lawyers.
Lawrence (Larry) Gianneschi is Legal Information & Technology Manager for Colgate-Palmolive’s 110-attorney, 33 office Global Legal Organization headquartered in New York City. Larry has worked in the legal technology field since 1987 for firms such as Kennedy Covington, Winston & Strawn, NYLife Insurance Company and Bowne Business Solutions (as IT Director for Brown & Wood). Larry was also a member of the ILTA ’07 and ’08 Conference Committees, a past Charlotte City Representative and present NYC Regional Member Liaison for ILTA.
Robert Karwic is the Director of IT Training at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Robert has worked in the legal industry in a variety of roles for over 23 years, specializing in technology training and adoption for the last 15 years. At Orrick, Robert is responsible for the vision, strategy, planning, communication and execution of technology related training programs for lawyers and staff. Prior to joining Orrick, Robert worked as the Training Manager at Jones Day and as a training consultant. Robert also serves on the governance pod of LTC4.
Andrew Perlman is a professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches professional responsibility and civil procedure and directs the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. Andy also created and directs Suffolk’s concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation. The concentration, which is similar to a major, prepares students for 21st century legal employment with specialized courses in important legal innovations and technologies, such as automated document assembly, expert systems, legal project management, process improvement, and virtual lawyering.
Andy is the Vice Chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, and he was the Chief Reporter for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to address technology-related ethics issues. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the 2014 chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility of the Association of American Law Schools.