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2017 Tech Conference

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Classroom MSL 446 / University of St. Thomas  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $295.00

Deadline to Register: October 5, 2017 

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Technology (and the legal profession) has changed significantly in the intervening 525 years. Join the MSBA in Minneapolis on Monday, October 9, for this year’s Technology Conference to learn how new trends in technology is disrupting and reshaping the legal profession.

This year’s conference will feature several prominent national speakers, including: Claude Ducloux, Director of LawPay Education; Kristen Sonday, COO and Co-Founder of Paladin; Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase; Adriana Linares, President of LawTech Partners and 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Chair; Todd Scott, VP of Risk Management at MLM; and Tony Lai, CEO & Co-Founder of

Additionally, as with last year’s conference, attendees will receive several ‘bonus’ CLE programs with conference registration. The MSBA has further expanded this concept into a ‘Tech Month.’ Throughout October the MSBA will offer several programs and events designed to help members stay abreast of changing technology affecting the legal profession. Tech Month will kick off with the Tech Conference on October 9th and culminate in an eDiscovery event with 2 CLEs and a Headshot Day on October 31st at the MSBA offices.

All of these programs – including the Tech Conference – will offer a remote participation option for those members who cannot attend in person.

More information about these programs will be posted at

Schedule (tentative):

  • 8:00 - 8:30     Registration
  • 8:30 - 9:30     Using Data, Networks and A.I. to Build a Future-Ready Practice
  • 9:30 - 9:45     Break
  • 9:45 - 10:45   Your Ethical and legal duty to Protect Private Information
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Demystifying Encryption - What You Should Know
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Lunch (with Return of the Business Call presentation)
  • 12:45 - 1:45   Leveraging Technology to Create Access to Justice Networks
  • 1:45 - 2:00     Break
  • 2:00 - 3:00     AI, Ethics, and The Law of Robot Lawyers
  • 3:00 - 4:00     40 Real World Applications of Tech Competence
  • 4:00 - 5:00     Social Hour/Learning Lab


  • Tony Lai, CEO & Co-Founder of
  • Claude Ducloux, Director of LawPay Education, Ethics and Compliance
  • Adriana Linares, President of LawTech Partners and 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Chair
  • Kristen Sonday, COO and Co-Founder of Paladin 
  • Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase
  • Todd Scott, VP of Risk Management at MLM 

CLE Credit:

6.5  CLE Credit will be applied for | Event code: 


MSBA Member:  $95.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $295.00
Law Students: $50.00

Remote Participation: The instructions will be circulated the day before the program.


No sessions have been associated with this event.