An annual legal conference #ILSF2018 is a unique event, one of a kind in CEE. Explore the latest Technology and Business Visions from pioneers of legal innovation.
Register to the Innovative Legal Services Forum 2018 now and join more than 200 participants from around the world!
#ILSF2018 brings way more than just the main conference day. Enjoy our accompanying activities, such as networking events, private meetings with selected speakers and practical workshops.
Third annual Innovative Legal Services Forum focuses on three major areas –Technology / Business / CEE Visions. The conference brings world-renowned experts together on one stage. Our exclusive guests from different business fields will share their case studies at diverse panel discussions. More than 15 speakers will contribute 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.
09:00 - 09:20 Opening
SECTION ONE - TECHNOLOGY VISIONS
09:20 - 10:00 Andrew Arruda, founder of Ross
10:00 - 10:40 Panel discussion - Best of LegalTech
10:40 - 11:10 Catherine Bamford, founder of BAM! Legal:
Legal Document Automation - Past, Present and Future
11:10 - 11:40 Case studies - LegalTech
11:40 - 12:10 COFFEE BREAK
SECTION TWO - BUSINESS VISIONS
12:10 - 12:40 tbd
12:40 - 13:20 Panel discussion - Business visions
13:20 - 13:50 Friedrich Blase, Managing Director, The Un-Firm:
Talking over legal departments - How managed services pose a threat and
an opportunity to law firms.
13:50 - 14:50 LUNCH
SECTION THREE - EUROPE & CEE VISIONS
14:50 - 15:10 tbd
15:10 - 16:00 Panel discussion - CEE managing Partners
16:00 - 16:30 Geoff Wild, Invicta Law: Transforming and modernizing public legal sector services
16:30 - 17:10 Panel discussion - Future of legal profession - CCBE
17:10 - 19:00 NETWORKING COCTAIL
16th MAY, 2018 (Wednesday)
Informal one-to-one meetings with selected speakers (first-come, first-served – will be revealed soon) Welcome drink for foreign participants. Networking dinner (by invitation and for VIP ticket holders only).
18th MAY, 2018 (Friday)
Specialized workshops for GC, Marketing & Business Development Managers, HR professionals, Managing partners (topics will be revealed soon, first-come, first-served) . Informal one-to-one meetings with selected speakers (first-come, first-served – will be revealed soon).
Andrew is a Canadian entrepreneur and lawyer. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence company, leader, leader in the legal technology industry. A member of the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2017, as well as a 2016 TED speaker, Arruda aims to forever change the way legal services are delivered.
Catherine is the CEO and Founder of BamLegal, a team of Legal Engineers specialising in legal document automation, workflow and integration of legal technology. BamLegal work with the world’s largest law firms and in-house legal teams to help them improve their service delivery using legal technology.
Friedrich is a 20+ year legal business veteran who helps, mentors, advises and invests in law firms, alternative legal service providers and legal tech start-ups. He is also working on The Un-Firm of the Future. Friedrich has expertise in improving competitiveness and financial performance of legal service providers in 17 countries on 4 continents.
Geoff heads one of the largest teams of local authority lawyers in the UK, Invicta Law, with 125 lawyers serving over 600 public sector clients nationwide. He was named the Legal Industry Pioneer at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards in both 2012 and 2013; and the Most Innovative European In-House Lawyer in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014.
Orsolya is the Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law & ELTA Ambassador & Past President at AIJA, the only global association of young lawyers. 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.
Aron makes huge impact in the legal industry, having built LawMade (purveyors of LegalLean) and LegalX at MaRS Discovery District, both with Jason Moyse. Aron, COO in Legal Innovation Space, won the prestigious Fastcase 50 in 2015, which highlights people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services.
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.
Jan is a Managing Partner at Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal. He has extensive experience in advising on management liability matters & corporate governance issues. Jan is leading the Czech Corporate Governance Center and is also in the function by. He is also Chairman of the Board of Transparency International, Czech Republic.
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.
Na Příkopě 22
Praha 1, 110 00
Accessibility by public transport:
metro B (yellow line) - Namesti Republiky stop
trams 8, 14, 26, 91 - Namesti Republiky stop
Nearest car parking:
garages in the Palladium or Kotva (shopping malls on Namesti Republiky)
The conference hotel is located in the centre of Prague within a walking distance from the conference venue (3 minutes) and in the very heart of the Old Town quarter of Prague.
Special conference rate (160 EUR).