Coming soon to a computer screen near you…it’s The Changing Lawyer LIVE!, a one-day virtual conference on April 23, 2020. Whether you’re missing the fellowship of your office, searching for actionable advice about how to deal with the ever-changing demands of a global pandemic, or looking for inspiration to keep plugging, The Changing Lawyer LIVE! offers something for everyone.

Each year, our flagship publication, The Changing Lawyer, highlights new and noteworthy changes in the legal industry and discusses the ways that law firms, legal service providers, and individual lawyers rise to overcome challenges and adapt to the changing landscape. It celebrates our strengths as an industry and shares our learnings so that we can all be inspired to create new solutions in a world of constant change.

This year, the coronavirus pandemic has fast-tracked change for all of us. Unfortunately, it’s also stripped us of the opportunity to meet in person at clients’ offices, regional networking events, and annual conferences. And while we’ve created a blog series on business continuity to help clients navigate the new realities of working remotely, eliminating face-to-face meetings, and updating paper-based processes, we thought we could do more for our community.

That’s why we’ve assembled an exceptional range of keynote speakers who hail from all walks of life and who have faced down seemingly insurmountable challenges before this. They offer compelling stories that can serve to inspire and motivate all of us, including:

  • Molly Bloom, entrepreneur and author of the memoir Molly’s Game, about overcoming setbacks;
  • Scott Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of ExactTarget, about how to grow in an ever-shifting market; and
  • Gretchen Rubin, author of the national best-seller The Happiness Project, about how to weather the storm.

But while it’s great to get fired up by stories of success against all odds, sometimes you need concrete, actionable advice on how to get through the next week, or day, of working under unprecedented conditions. That’s why we’ve also set up panel discussions offering insights about how the legal sector is responding to recent events and what we should prepare for in the future. They include discussions about working from home, setting priorities during today’s circumstances, and managing knowledge remotely. Our panels feature a veritable who’s who of industry experts, such as:

  • Judi Flournoy, CIO at Kelley Drye & Warren;
  • Joy Heath Rush, CEO of ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association;
  • Nikki Shaver, Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge at Paul Hastings;
  • Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker; and
  • Noah Waisberg, founder and CEO of Kira Systems.

We’ll wrap up the day with virtual networking where you can mingle with colleagues you haven’t seen lately and enjoy happy hour from the comfort of your own home.

We were inspired to create this virtual conference not only because we’re missing the camaraderie of our usual face-to-face meetings but also because we wanted to give back to the workers who are on the front lines. That’s why all proceeds will go to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund to help it fight the battle against COVID-19.