Transforming Practices through Technology

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Clio is proud to announce John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, as the keynote speaker for this exciting session.
Join industry leaders for practical ways to grow, innovate, and lead within the legal industry.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

CLE Course #2186R - 8 Hours General CLE Credit

One day tickets for the above seminar are $100 inclusive of all sessions and meals.

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Speakers & Agenda

8:30 AM


9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Delivering an "Effortless Experience" to Your Clients.

Jack Newton

CEO, Clio

Jack Newton is the founder and CEO of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy-related issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics.

Jack also co-founded and is President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry.


10:15 - 11:15 AM

The Law of Robots – Regulating Tomorrow’s Machines With the Law of Yesterday

Jack Newton

Ed Walters

CEO, Fastcase

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C. Under Ed’s leadership, Fastcase has grown into one of the world’s largest legal publishers, currently serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world.

Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised clients such as Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation. Ed worked in the White House from 1991-1993, first in the Office of Media Affairs and then in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting.

Ed graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, and he clerked for the Hon. Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits. He serves on the boards of Pro Bono Net,, Friends of Telecom Without Borders, and Salsa Labs. He teaches Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology, at Georgetown University Law Center.


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Leveraging Legal Technology: What's Here, What's Coming, and What To Do About It

R. Amani Smathers

Legal Solutions Architect at Davis Wright Tremaine, De Novo

Amani received her JD from Michigan State University College of Law. There she participated in the ReInvent Law Laboratory (now LegalRnD), which promotes improving the practice of law through the use of technology, data, design, and new delivery models. Her passion for legal service innovation led her to SeyfarthLean Consulting, where Amani helped legal teams find better ways to do their work by using custom technology tools to support improved processes. Amani recently accepted a position as Legal Solutions Architect with Davis Wright Tremaine, De Novo where she consults on and designs solutions that help improve the delivery of legal services – for lawyers and their clients.


12:15 - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn with Clio

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Democratizing Law

John Suh

CEO, LegalZoom

John Suh has served as LegalZoom’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2007 and as a member of the board of directors since February 2005. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Suh was Chief Executive Officer of StudioDirect, the Internet division of a global supply chain company, Li and Fung. Prior to StudioDirect, Mr. Suh co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Castling Group, helping offline companies create their Internet divisions and launching category leaders such as and Mr. Suh received a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Public Policy from Harvard College and received his M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. Mr. Suh was selected to serve on LegalZoom's board of directors due to the perspective and experience he brings as their Chief Executive Officer and his extensive background in the Internet industry.


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Navigating the Intersection of Law and Technology

Allen Rodriguez

Cofounder, ONE400

Prior to co-founding ONE400, Allen Rodriguez was the Director of Attorney Services at where he created numerous new products and opportunities for attorneys. Prior to that he ran the Lawyer Referral service at the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Eva Hibnick

Cofounder, ONE400

Eva was previously the Marketing Manager at a large tech startup in New York. Before entering the startup world, she was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Learning to Thrive as a Tech-Savvy Lawyer

Nehal Madhani

CEO, Alt Legal

Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal. Alt Legal's cloud-based software is trusted by Am Law 200 firms, boutique firms, and in-house legal departments to prepare and manage thousands of IP filings everyday. Before starting Alt Legal, Nehal practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a Python/Django developer and the co-organizer of Django-NYC, an organization with nearly 2,500 software developers. He is also a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.

Nehal speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology. He has also co-authored several publications about the challenges of applying current antitrust law to online business models, which have appeared in the Huffington Post and in the Journal of Management and Information Systems.

Nehal has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. He graduated Northwestern University with a double major in biology and economics.


4:45 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks


The 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Convention Center, Orlando Florida. Sessions will take place in Floridian Ballrooms G-L while lunch will be served in Bonnet Creek Ballrooms X-XII.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL 32821