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2010 Futures Conference & Symposium. Hitting the Reset Button 1:30-2:30 Friday, October 22 at AU. Knowledge tools, elawyering , unbundling and more…technology lets lawyers work smarter, find and serve new markets and expand access to justice for real people and organizations.

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hitting the reset button 1 30 2 30 friday october 22 at au
Hitting the Reset Button1:30-2:30 Friday, October 22 at AU
  • Knowledge tools, elawyering, unbundling and more…technology lets lawyers work smarter, find and serve new markets and expand access to justice for real people and organizations.

Moderator: Ron Staudt, Center for Access to Justice & Technology; Marc Lauritsen, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools; Will Hornsby, ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services

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