An annual legal conference #ILSF is an unique event, one of a kind in CEE. The conference focuses on Legal Tech, Business Innovations and development region.
#ILSF2019 presents highly recognized speakers from USA, UK, Canada and other major legal innovation epicentres, such as Jordan Furlong (CAN) and Brian Kuhn (USA).
#ILSF brings way more than main conference day. Enjoy our accompanying activities, such as practical workshops or networking activities before the main conference day.
Brian Kuhn, IBM Watson Legal:
Disrupt or Get Disrupted: A Strategy for AI Success.
María J. González-Espejo Garcia, ELTA:
Digital transformation in legal organizations: from where do I to start?
PANEL DEBATE hosted by María J. González-Espejo Garcia: Legal Tech & Law Firms
James Thomas from KPMG, Ben Hunt from DLA Piper and Martin Šolc
from Kocián Šolc Balaštík
Ondrej Materna, Legito: Trends In Document Automation
Andrés Felipe Laserna, Laserna & Barón Abogados:Legal-tech In South America:
The present And Future
PANEL DEBATE hosted by Petra Arends-Paltzer: Document Automation and General Counsels with Min Chan from Chan Law Firm
Simina Mut, Deloitte Legal Centre of Excellence: tbd
Lauren Riley, The Link App: tbd
CEE Case Studies with Pavel Krkoška from SingleCase and Robert Němec from PRK Partners
Tanja Vainio, ABB: How to Innovate, Keep Pace and Don't Burn Out
Lesley Wan, FBA Bank: How in-house counsel can unleash their strategic potential
Jonathan Patterson, DWF Ventures: A different model for legal innovation - A case study on why DWF created DWF Ventures
Orsolya Görgényi, ELTA: Innovation is not just about technology
PANEL DEBATE hosted by Orsolya Görgényi with Richard Singer from Dentons and
Jan Kubíček from Coca Cola and Immediate Past President of the International Association of Young Lawyer Wiebe de Vriesfrom.
Michael Mogill, Crisp Video: The Game Changing Attorney: How to Land the BEST CASES,
STAND OUT from Your Competition, and Become the OBVIOUS CHOICE IN YOUR MARKET
PANEL DEBATE hosted by Jan Spáčil from Deloitte Legal: Innovation in CEE with
Robert Neruda from Havel & Partners and Erwin Hanslik from Taylor Wessing.
Jordan Furlong, law21.ca: The Way Forward: Success Stories, Winning Principles,
and Inspiration for the Legal Innovation Road Ahead
Will robots ever replace lawyers? What is the future of legal profession? And how to become an innovative lawyer? #ILSF2019 organizes a special event day: Free lectures for law students and junior lawyers. The event will take place on May 29th at the Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law. Part of the program will be in CZ without translation.
Head of HR at STRV
A good and well-functioning team is the key to success, yet to create such team is a challenge regardless of the work field. Law firms moreover are specific in hierarchy, working hours and a permanent level of stress emerging from large responsibility. How to attract the best people and how to motivate them?
Orsolya Szabó & Marie Bernard
InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy
An interactive workshop to equip and empower GCs and in-house legal teams who often struggle with having their work truly valued. In traditional business corporations, legal departments are frequently seen as "cost centers". Legal Tech helps legal teams transition from risk managers and "outside counsel hub" to an effective legal operations task force, better suited to create corporate value. Having the right processes and tools in place, legal teams can become a veritable strategic asset within corporations.
Orsolya Szabó & Marie Bernard InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy
Innovative lawyers are often curious about the "Legal Tech big picture": what applications does a law firm or a legal department require for optimal operations? What is the most optimal data flow? Most law firms and legal teams have implemented and maintained some solutions already, but many still miss some part of the puzzle. This compact workshop provides actionable takeaways to meaningfully engage with innovation within your law firm or legal department, and get Legal Tech strategy and structure right for long-term goals.
Eduard Roch will present Legito new features and show you examples of their use for real business cases. We want the workshop interactive and we would love to also discuss your use-cases and recommend you the best way how to use Legito for them.
30th May (Thursday), 09:00 - 12:00, Grand Hotel Bohemia
Tech and non-tech innovations are already changing the way dispute lawyers and institutions work. There is more to come. How can new technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing disrupt dispute resolution and make it better? Is innovation just about technology? Join us for a debate and a brainstorming session discussing both the current status of innovative methods applied in dispute resolution and visions on how technology will shape up future work of dispute lawyers and adjudicators. The debates will feature a number of prominent personalities of international dispute resolution, including Hafez Virjee, president of a Paris-seated innovative arbitration institution Delos, as well as local dispute lawyers and tech experts.
Jacek Stanislawski &
Come and create an actionable marketing plan. Try new tools and learn to ask new questions in order to attract more and better clients. This workshop is for both partners in mid-sized law firms and specialists from legal marketing departments.
Chief Marketing Officer, Creative Dock
Newsletter is an easy way of staying in touch with your clients, although it`s true power is often underestimated. Jiri Caudr, CMO of CreativeDock, the company builder, will tell you why you shouldn`t neglect newsletters, how to create your first one, what it should contain and how often to use it so as not to annoy your clients.
Crisp Video Group
Description: Communicating your message to ideal clients means knowing what makes you stand out, who you're talking to, and how to reach them. In this interactive workshop, video marketing expert Michael Mogill will lead you through exercises to identify your ideal clients, your unique value proposition, and the most effective video content strategy for every step of the New Buyer’s Journey.
with selected speakers (first-come, first-served)
Welcome drink for foreign participants sponsored by Legito.
Networking dinner (by invitation and for VIP ticket holders only).
Jordan Furlong is a consultant, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He has given dozens of presentations to legal audiences worldwide over the past several years. Formerly an award-winning editor of three Canadian legal periodicals, Jordan is also a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and co-directs the advisory board of Suffolk University Law School's Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology. He is the author of Law Is a Buyer's Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm, and he writes regularly about the changing legal market at his website, law21.ca.
Brian Kuhn is the Founder and Global Co-Leader of Watson Legal business at IBM and inventor of Outside Counsel Insights, the legal industry’s first AI solution for reducing outside counsel spend. As a former practicing financial services lawyer, Brian is responsible for leading and growing the Watson Legal brand worldwide. Brian is also responsible for defining the intersection of legal artificial intelligence and blockchain for law for IBM. In 2017, Brian became a pioneering member has led over 140 use case definition workshops with legal clients to help identify and justify where cognitive capabilities intersect with clients’ practice and business needs.
Lesley Wan, Legal Counsel of the Year 2012, is one of leading innovators in the United Kingdom. Lesley is General Counsel for FBN Bank and legal advisor to the Board. She sits on a number of external advisory boards and is the Founder & President of The Eagle Club - a global network of 180 women in senior leadership positions. She is also Founder and CEO of Through the Looking Glass, a charity which provides underprivileged children with an insight into City professions.
Michael is Founder and CEO of Crisp Video Group, the fastest-growing legal video marketing company in the USA. He’s helped thousands of attorneys differentiate themselves from competitors and earn millions in new revenue. Crisp has been named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. A sought-after speaker, Michael often presents on innovative ways to create exponential business growth.
Ondrej is a geek, lawyer and the CEO of Legito - document drafting and management automation platform serving to almost 100 000 users in over 36 countries, including Fortune 500 companies and top law firms. Ondrej believes lawyers are too valuable to squander time on mundane and repetitive tasks.
María is one of the Latin leading experts in innovation, legaltech, strategy and legal marketing. Managing partner at Emprendelaw and founding partner at the Instituto de Innovación Legal, organizer of the #HackThe Justice hackathons and a pioneering program called The Legal Design Challenge. María is a lawyer passionate for Technology Law, she is also author of several books on management of law firms and contributes frequently to professional media. She is member of the board at the European Legaltech Association (ELTA) and of FIDE; founding member of Madrid #LegalHackers and President of the Latin American Legal Professionals Women Association (AMJI).
Lauren Riley is the proud founder of The Link App, an encrypted cloud-based communication tool for time-strapped law firms that allows them to send instant updates to clients. A thought leader on the subject of innovation in the legal profession, she firmly believes this is a huge opportunity for those firms across the world willing to improve their clients’ experience through communication.
Known for innovation in the business of law Jonathan has particular expertise in R&D and service design. As the Managing Director for DWF Ventures, he is responsible for stimulating new ideas, delivering R&D priorities and supporting early growth Connected Services. In a rapidly changing legal market he also works with clients to design and develop products and services that combine legal expertise with emerging technology and service models.
Tanja is the Country Managing Director for ABB - a pioneering technology leader in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Tanja holds an MBA and MS in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. She has a passion for innovation, people and technology and is a strong advocate of sustainable development, digital technologies and automation. She is also an ambassador for gender equality. Tanja is regularly awarded in the project TOP Women of the Czech Republic.
Simina is a lawyer and leads Deloitte Legal’s Global Centre of Excellence. She has a track- record of driving the implementation of innovative projects within Deloitte Legal, including in the areas of cross border legal advice, technology and alternative delivery models. Simina also oversees the development and roll out of cross border service offerings and technology solutions at Deloitte Legal globally.
Orsolya, the Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law & ELTA Ambassador & Past President at AIJA association, will host Legal Tech panel debate. She is a regular speaker at various legal conferences on subjects including the future of the legal profession & services. She led the AIJA team in charge of the joint CCBE/AIJA survey project on the future of the legal profession.
As Legal Technology Manager at DLA Piper, Ben is responsible for driving the use of innovative legal technology across all practice groups in the firm's international business. He works closely with lawyers to introduce and embed legal tech into their work in order to deliver a better quality and more valuable service to our clients in a more efficient and profitable way.
Min has been featured in China Daily, The Real Deal and The New York Times. Min has lectured at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing and coauthored the book, Roaming the Virtual Library. Currently, she is disrupting the legal industry with her Corporate Governance and Maintenance Platform, a secured online infrastructure to store, manage and generate legal documents to consummate deals efficiently and cost-effectively.
James leads KPMG’s Global Legal Technology initiative as part of KPMG International. Building on his background as a former software developer and consultant James now works with some of KPMG’s largest technology alliance partners and internal teams taking ideas from origination to development and on to deployment bringing solutions to market across multiple territories.
Andrés Felipe is a lawyer and enterpreneur, CTO of Laserna & Barón Abogados, one of the most important law firms in urbanistic, real estate and corporate law in Colombia. Also the creator of Mutuo abogados, a digital project that seeks to facilitate the management and understanding of the law to ordinary people through the use of design and technological tools.
Jan, a Partner at Deloitte Legal in the Czech republic will host CEE & Law Firms panel debate. He has extensive experience in advising on management liability matters & corporate governance issues. Jan is leading the Czech Corporate Governance Center. He is also Chairman of the Board of Transparency International, Czech Republic.
Martin is one of the founding partners of the law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík. In 2017 and 2018 he served as the President of the International Bar Association. During his presidency he co-founded the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Legal Services which was formed to address critical issues arising from changes in the legal profession.
Erwin is Managing Partner of the law firm Taylor Wessing in the Czech Republic. He is CEE Head of Real Estate & Construction, advises national and international clients and is Vice-President of the Real Estate Commission of the Union Internationale des Advocats. Erwin is member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Robert, partner of Havel & Partners and a former vice chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, has built competition team consisting of 15 members from the ground up. He joined the firm as a junior associate and managed to become a partner in only 2 years. Last year, he established the only practice group in Central Europe which combines legal and economic advice in competition matters.
Robert is a Partner at PRK Partners specialising in banking, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation and arbitration. He is a vice-president of the Czech Bar Association and also an arbitrator. Robert is consistently ranked among leading practitioners in the areas of banking and finance and dispute resolution by respected legal directories.
Jan is a Senior Legal Counsel CZ&SK in Coca Cola. He is a member of the company Guiding Coalition team, managing legal, compliance & regulatory activities in both countries. He is actively involved in all substantial company‘s cross-functional international projects (incl. factory closure). Jan has an experience from major local companies such as Nestlé, Philip Morris, Czech Airlines and Makro.
Richard is the Chief Managing Officer of Dentons Europe. He is an integral part of the core leadership team driving the Firm’s growth strategy in Europe. An experienced cross-border leader, Richard is responsible for day-to-day management of the Firm’s Europe Region, driving profitability and operational agility strategies and leading the business services functions. Richard joined Dentons from White & Case. He also has more than 20 years’ experience at consulting firms.
Andrea is the Director of the Legal and Compliance Department and the COO of Fincentrum Reality a real estate agency. She is in charge of project management, oversees all employees within the company, and is responsible for managing the company’s overall budget. Within her role, she connects law with various IT systems which in turn has reduced the administrative workload and created various innovative systems, distinguishing the company from its competitors.
Six years ago Pavel Krkoška launched SingleCase, an innovative software for effective management of law companies and the first Czech legaltech. Since then he has systematically worked to make his vision a reality - to implement modern technologies into the legal field, and he succeeds. Currently SingleCase actively operates in 4 countries, having over 280 clients amongst law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia alone.
Lewis is a Senior Legal Engineer at SYKE (www.syke.tech) a ‘lawyer lead’ legal technology consultancy. Lewis helps corporate legal teams and law firms to buy and implement legal technology, including document automation solutions, contract lifecycle management tools, and legal bots. A barrister by training, Lewis continues to maintain a broad technology and information practice from chambers in Manchester.
Hafez Virjee is the President and a co-Founder of Delos, a Paris-seated innovative arbitration institution. In his private practice, Hafez serves mainly as arbitrator, and acts as counsel and mediator, with experience of the major rules of arbitration. He advises on international dispute resolution and legal risk management. He practises as a solicitor of England & Wales on an independent basis, after having spent over ten years at international law firms .
Petra is an experienced banker and lawyer and has specialised in developing international online business campaigns for both of these service industries. She advised several entrepreneurs on the interactive strategies that are available to digitally market their services. She is the founder of www.lawyer-marketing.net and the Co-Founder of www.swisslegal.tech
Wiebe is a licensed tax and civil law attorney and founder of Tax boutique, BloomTax B.V., based in Amsterdam. Before setting up his own firm, Wiebe worked for nine years at a top ten Dutch full service law firm. He was the President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) between 1 September 2017 and 1 September 2018, where he previously was the President of the AIJA Tax Law Commission.
Petr is a passionate innovator and creator of new ways for differentiation, growth and revenue. Believer in
healthy entrepreneurship that can change the world for the better. Founder of Direct People,
Czech leading innovation & service design agency (100+ projects with major brands, since 2012),
mentor of leading startup incubator StartUpYard, jury member and mentor Social Impact Awards.
Pernerova 53, Prague 8, Czech republic
Accessibility by public transport:
Krizikova station (Metro Line B, Tram)
Tachovske namesti station (Bus)
Urxova station (Tram)
Kralodvorska 4 , Prague 1, Czech Republic
Transport to the conference venue:
By public transport (10 min.)
Krizikova station: Metro Line B (yellow)
Urxova: Tram station
By taxi (5 min.)
Third annual Innovative Legal Services Forum focused on three major areas –Technology / Business / CEE Visions. The conference brought world-renowned experts together on one stage. Our exclusive guests from different business fields shared their case studies at diverse panel discussions. More than 15 speakers contributed with their know-how, visions and experience. #ILSF2018 audience members are partners of the biggest law firms, heads of corporate legal teams, legal innovators and prominent business leaders. The keynote speakers were Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence (CAN), Catherine Bamford, CEO of BamLegal (UK), Nilema Bhakta - Jones, CEO of Alacrity (UK) and Friedrich Blase from The Un-Firm (CAN)
The second year of the Innovative Legal Services Forum focused on three main areas: Worldwide Inspiration, Clever Use of Technology and the Law Firm Business in CEE. The conference was one of the top events in the CEE region. Attendees discussed topics such as Big Data, Outsourcing, Law Firm Business Model & Compensation. The keynote speakers were Janet Stanton and Bruce MacEwen from Adam Smith, Esq., Dana Denis-Smith from Obelisk Support and Canadian entrepreneur Aron Solomon.
The inaugural year of the Innovative Legal Services Forum took place in May 2016 in Prague. It was a hugely successful event with more than 180 participants from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The event was held under the auspices of Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish bar associations and AIJA. The keynote speakers were Jaap Bosman, author of the book Death of a Law Firm, Christoph H. Vaagt, author of the book General Counsel in 21st century, Georgia Brooks, former European editor at Chambers & Partners and, last but not least, Nicole Bäck-Knapp, Partner at Ecker & Partner.
Jaroslav Kramer (Mr.)
Head of project - content supervisor
Hana Jandusová (Mrs.)
Event & Project Manager