2017 CLOC Institute to be Held May 9-11 at Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) will hold its 2nd
Annual CLOC Institute on May 9-11, 2017 at the Bellagio Resort in Las
Vegas. Known as the largest gathering of legal operations professionals
in the world, this year’s conference will feature more than 70 sessions
and 120 speakers, many from large, multinational companies, including:
Oracle, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Pfizer, GE, Liberty
Mutual, DHL, Shell, Microsoft, Adobe, Accenture, Paypal, Veritas, HPE
and many more.

The three-day event will also include key technology providers such as
Lexis Nexis, LSOs such as Elevate, and elite law firms such as Baker
McKenzie, among many other industry players. Major law schools will also
have representatives, including Harvard University, Stanford University,
Michigan State University and Suffolk University.

“The CLOC Institute brings together the entire legal ecosystem: legal
operations professionals, in-house counsel, outside counsel, technology
providers, educational institutions and more,” said Connie Brenton, CEO
and chairwoman of CLOC and senior director of legal operations at
NetApp. “The Institute offers attendees three days to share best
practices and key learnings around CLOC’s 12 core competencies. All
sessions are tactical, offering information and guidance that people can
take back to the office and implement right away. The Institute also
allows for unrivaled networking in an environment that’s truly open and
inclusive. Finally, some portion of the three days will be spent working
on how to transform corporate legal services delivery into a much more
efficient market. Right now it’s broken.”

Session highlights and speakers include:

  • “Was It Something I Said?: Advanced Workshop on the Role of
    Personality in a Successful Law Department,” featuring Larry Richard
    of LawyerBrain (pre-session on May 8);
  • “The Future is Closer Than You Think: A Conversation with Richard
    Susskind,” featuring Richard Susskind, author of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers”;
  • “Legal Operations Maturity Model: How Do You Rate?”;
  • “Beyond the Hype about AI: Practical Applications of Artificial
    Intelligence in Today’s Law Department”;
  • “Knowledge Management: What, Why and How”; and
  • “Big Thinker Panel: CLOC’s Magna Carta for the Corporate Legal
    Services Industry,” (two-part session).

“We envision a corporate legal services industry that offers the people,
technology, processes and knowledge bases that small, medium and large
businesses need to excel in their respective marketplaces,” said Jeff
Franke, corporate secretary of CLOC and senior director of global legal
operations at Yahoo, Inc. “The Institute brings all of our industry
segments’ key players together under one roof, helping to accelerate our
mission of bringing order to chaos—both at the individual entity level
and at the industry level. Prior to CLOC defining the legal ops 12 core
competencies, this discipline didn’t even have a clear set of focal
points and everyone was fighting to figure out what is in-scope and out
of scope within the function. And at the macro level, while people talk
about the need for ‘change’ in the industry, no one is working to define
what that means: we’ll take the first step to creating a Magna Carta for
change in the corporate legal services space; we’ll help define and
promote the conversation. We’ll bring in all of the key participants:
law schools, regulators, law firms, corporations, technology providers,
LSOs and other non-law firm service providers to try to help sort out
what change needs to take place first—now.”

For more information, go to www.cloc.org
or email media@cloc.org. For a full
list of sessions and summaries, click
here
.

About CLOC:

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”) is a non-profit
organization and industry association whose members include legal
operations professionals from around the globe. With a primary focus on
optimizing legal services delivery to corporations or government
entities, CLOC members possess the leadership, knowledge and experience
necessary to drive peak in-house legal department performance. CLOC
offers a deep understanding of the industry, expert knowledge of best
practices and enabling technologies, team development skills and core
competence in implementing policies, processes and technologies to
increase value to companies while driving down costs and fostering a
globally connected culture.

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