2019 Tech Summit

2019 NYSBA Technology Summit | 9/19/19 - 9/20/19 | Register Online Now ! 

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present its first ever NYSBA Tech Summit in 2019.  Bringing together New York attorneys from large and small firms to address key areas in technology and the law, plenaries and breakout sessions will cover a range of topics including cybersecurity and ways to improve office efficiency.

For the first time, national speakers and key New York attorneys, including members of the NYSBA Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession and the Committee on Law Practice Management, will be brought together to explore ways new technologies are affecting law firms and client information.

With one track dedicated to hands-on learning in the tech area and another track exploring how new technologies affect the practice of law, panelists will provide attendees the information they need to stay abreast of recent cases, legislation and what is on the horizon. Presented by leading Sponsors/Exhibitors, a third track will focus on various technology topics and software applications. 

During this special day-and-a-half long program, attendees will be able to earn 12.0 MCLE credits.  Various tracks and sessions will carry skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice and ethics credits.  All breakout sessions and plenaries will be recorded. 

In person participants will all receive access to all the program recordings including two bonus online archives and in total will receive 24 credits satisfying the NY MCLE requirement. 

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Continental breakfasts, a generous lunch buffet and premium reception are included.  Register today and guarantee your seat at the program. 

Get answers to tech questions, learn about new fields and discover new ways you can be more efficient in your practice.  Gain key practical skills, save time and money. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Crowne Plaza Times Square
1605 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Keynote, Plenary and Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Delivering a Data-Driven Client Experience 
  • Cybersecurity and Ethical Pitfalls of Everday Law Office Computing
  • The Latest on How Macs, iPhones and iPads Can Be Used Effectively in a Law Practice | An Apple a Day Keeps the Lawyer Working Efficiently
  • Cybersecurity - Law Firm Hackers: Just Because You're Cyber-Paranoid, Doesn't Mean the Hackers Aren't Out to Get You!
  • PDF Master Class Power Hour
  • Cyber Insurance Demystified | Necessary, Expensive and Confusing
  • Hey Siri, Hey Alexa . . . Is This Admissible?
  • Microsoft 365 | You Probably Have No Idea What You're Missing
  • How to Start Up or Start Over with Tech . . . in the Cloud and on the Ground
  • Who's Reading Your Email – Who Owns Your Social Media and Data?
  • 50 Tips, Tricks, Websites & Apps in 50 Minutes

CLE Program and Exhibitor Networking Reception | Crowne Plaza Times Square | NYC
Continental Breakfast and Break Refreshments provided on both days.
Generous Luncheon Buffet and Premium Reception also included on 9/19/19.

12.0 MCLE Credits* (plus 12 Credits online, on demand)
Earn 24 credits total* (including 4.0 ethics credits and 1.0 credit in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias).
*All breakout sessions will be recorded.  Registrants will receive access to the recorded sessions and two bonus tracks.  View the sessions you miss, online, on demand and satisfy your MCLE requirement. 

NYSBA CLE | Helping You Be a Better Lawyer 

Paul J. Unger, Esq. | Affinity Consulting Group
Henry M. Greenberg, Esq. | NYSBA President | Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jack Newton | Themis Solutions Inc./Clio
Mark A. Berman, Esq. | Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
Brett Burney, Esq. | Burney Consultants, Esq. 
Joseph V. DeMarco, Esq. | DeVore & DeMarco, LLP
John T. Bandler, Esq. | Bandler Law Firm PLLC
Bill McLaughlin, CTO | Atlantic Tomorrow
Deborah Snyder, MBA, GCIS, GSTRT, CISSP, CRISC, PMP | NYS Chief Information Security Officer | NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP
Mike Mooney | USI Affinity
Patrick J. Burke, Esq. | Phillips Nizer LLP
Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith | Magistrate Judge | United States District Court for the SDNY
Shawndra G. Jones, Esq. | Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Sarah E. Gold, Esq. | The Gold Law Firm
Gail L. Gottehrer, Esq. | Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC
Ignatius A. Grande, Esq. | Berkeley Research Group
Dauphine Dunlap, Esq. | Miller Thomson LLP
Claudine English-Tucci, Esq. | CHUBB
Shoshanah Bewlay, Esq. | Chief General Counsel | NYS Office of Information Technology Services 
Professor Michael L. Fox, J.D. | Mount Saint Mary College | School of Business
Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) | CUNY Law School
Ronald J. Hedges, Esq. | Dentons US LLP
Kiriaki Tourikis, Esq. | JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Pery D. Krinsky, Esq. | Krinsky, PLLC
Dominick Ciacciarelli | Kraft Kennedy

Program Topics | View Full Program Agenda | View Program Brochure

Day One

- Delivering a Data-Driven Client Experience
- Cybersecurity and Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing
- The Latest on How Macs, iPhones and iPads Can Be Used Effectively in a Law Practice | An Apple a Day Keeps the Lawyer Working Efficiently
- Cybersecurity – Law Firm Hackers – Just Because You're Cyber-Paranoid Doesn't Mean the Hacker's Aren't Out to Get You!
- Luncheon  Keynote: Mega Trends and Cyber Predictions 2020 & Beyond – Perspective for Lawyers and Law Firms 
- PDF Master Class Power Hour
- Cyber Insurance Demystified | Necessary, Expensive, and Confusing
- Hey Siri, Hey Alexa . . . Is This Admissible?
- Microsoft Office 365 | You Probably Have No Idea What You’re Missing
- How to Start Up or Start Over with Tech . . . in the Cloud and on the Ground
- Who's Reading Your Email —Who Owns Your Social Media and Data?
- 50 Tips, Tricks, Websites & Apps in 50 Minutes

Exhibitor Speaking Sessions: 

"WANTED: A Practical Contingency Plan for a SaaS Provider's Demise"
What is more important for your client, being first to market or fast to market? 
This is a critical question for decision makers when it comes to outsourcing business-critical software to a small, possibly unproven SaaS company. Technology is constantly changing and risk of partnering with the “safest” provider needs to be weighed against technology advances. Learn how to help your clients mitigate risk with a Business Contingency Plan geared for SaaS that’s practical for both the subscriber and provider.    

Jonathan Chisholm | Manager of Strategic Partnerships | Iron Mountain

"How Technology Can Help You Deliver an Exceptional Client Experience"
A commitment to your client won't go out of style, like the old school ways some attorneys still advertise, bill, and onboard will. Join Tom West, CEO of LawPay, to learn how new school attorneys leverage technology to provide efficient services that retain clients and improve their overall experience with your law firm.

Tom West
 | CEO | LawPay

"How to Virtually Win and Work a Case from Start to Finish"      
Smith.ai is a superior virtual receptionist service for live calls and web chat. Our AI-backed, U.S.-based receptionists help solo and small-firm attorneys capture and qualify leads, respond to clients, schedule appointments, and collect payments. Our CRM, calendar, and billing integrations, plus free spam blocking, result in fewer interruptions and chores, for a more productive and professional firm. Attorneys who use Smith.ai report more qualified leads, greater client satisfaction, boosted marketing results, and improved work/life balance.

Get a 10-call/5-chat free trial at https://smith.ai — and use code NYSBA50 for $50 off your first month of calls or chats!

Maddy Martin | Head of Growth and Education | Smith.ai

Kristin Tyler | Co-Founder | LAWCLERK

Dorna Moini | CEO and Founder | Documate

Day Two

- How to Manage Your Workload in the Age of Digital Chaos – Time, Task, Email & Digital Detox
- Microsoft Outlook Power Hour
- Solutions to eDiscovery Problems | Ethics and Tech
- Fight the Paper | How to Go Paperless and Stay Paperless!
- How Attorneys and Judges are Addressing New Technologies including Bitcoin, Blockchain, Biometrics, Cryptocurrencies and Autonomous Vehicles
- Closing Plenary | Legal Ethics in the Digital Age

This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

To view the full list of upcoming Continuing Legal Education programs, click here.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki at ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590.

NYSBA Member:  $795    Non-Member:  $1195
Tuition Assistance: www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance

Learn More | Register Online Now ! 

Technology Summit Room Block Info
Rooms for September 18 & 19, 2019
Single/Double rate of $349
Make reservations at 1-888-233-9527 and mention the NYSBA Tech Summit Room Block or use the reservation website https://book.passkey.com/go/AS9. The cutoff date is Thursday, August 29, 2019.

If you are looking be a sponsor in this event, there are limited spots available!
Please Contact:
Holly Klarman 
Email: holly.klarman@mci-group.com
Phone:  (410) 584-1960

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Tech Summit Sponsors Logo

Special Thanks to Our Bar Association Co-Sponsors! 

South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY)
Irish American Bar Association of New York (IABANY)
Network of Bar Leaders
Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA)
Tompkins County Bar Association (TCBA)
The LGBT Bar Association of New York (LGBTBARNY)
Queens County Bar Association (QCBA)
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)
Federal Bar Association 
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association (NDNY-FCBA)
Westchester Women's Bar Association (WWBA)
Warren County Bar Association (WCBA)
Rensselaer County Bar Association (RCBA)
Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA)
Nassau County Women's Bar Association (NCWBA)
Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
Queens County Women's Bar Association (QCWBA)
Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)

Special Thanks to Our Section Sponsors!

Intellectual Property Law Section
Elder Law and Special Needs Section
Corporate Counsel Section
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

2019 NYSBA Technology Summit | 9/19/19 - 9/20/19 | Register Online Now ! 

To view the full list of Continuing Legal Education Programs, click here.