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Use Cases in AI – Engage with Your Stakeholders

LegalTech Talks live 23rd April 2024 at 14:00 (BST).

With the explosion of AI across the globe, this impactful session will explore where the legal sector is now in the AI implementation journey against the ever-increasing client demands to deliver more.

Thought leaders will discuss their journey with automation, AI, and the key ingredients to ensure a successful uptake.

The panel will explore the challenges a leader faces when engaging with stakeholders to begin development of generative AI business cases and delve deeper into the practical process of showing results and ROI in building an AI future.

  • Promises and pitfalls – the journey from Automation to Gen AI
  • Balancing client demands and delivery expectations 
  • Challenges with stakeholder engagement and the internal learning journey
  • Advancing matter efficiency 
  • Prepare firms and leaders for a realistic and achievable AI future.

Stephen Brown, IT Consultant
Lights-on Consulting

Having spent a large part of his career in senior IT positions, Stephen has a deep understanding of how to help clients get the most out of their investment in IT  and ensuring delivery from the IT function.

Since joining Lights-On Consulting, Stephen has supported a broad spread of legal and professional services firms with IT consultancy, Strategic IT reviews, IT Leadership, tenders, procurement, programme and project management and more besides.

Stephen is a regular speaker at industry events as well as facilitating and speaking at law firm partner away days. He has also written many thought leadership articles for the legal technology press, managing partner journals and our own website.

Prior to joining Lights-On Consulting, Stephen worked on both sides of the fence, as an IT Director for a regional law firm and as a consultant for a Practice Management Solutions Company.

Karen Jacks, CTO
Bird & Bird

Karen is CTO at international law firm Bird & Bird providing strategic planning, delivery and support of IT solutions, information security and telecommunications to 30 offices in Europe, Middle East, US, Asia and Australia.

Karen has overseen the rapid expansion of Bird & Bird and has built the international team and solutions to support this.  She has led the Firm through a number of technology and business projects and is a regular and active contributor to articles and conferences particularly in legal IT, legaltech and emerging technologies.

She is involved in a number of advisory boards including ILTA and a keen supporter of diversity in technology and part of the DELTAs driving forward diversity in IT and related topics.

Daniel Solomon, Portfolio Lead
Lewis Silkin

Daniel is a passionate legal technologist and is responsible for client facing technology at Lewis Silkin. Over the past 3 and a half years at Lewis Silkin, Daniel has combined his legal, consulting and technical background to help build solutions that make a difference to the way that Lewis Silkin’s lawyers deliver their services to clients. Since the launch of PatternBuilder in 2022, Daniel has led on the building of applications (both regular automations and ones leveraging generative AI), developed the operating model, trained automators and driven adoption to ensure that great value is derived.”

Jill Schornack, VP of Product

Jill Schornack is the Vice President of Product at NetDocuments, bringing 20 years of expertise in guiding law firms and corporate legal departments through the evolutions of technology. At NetDocuments, Jill is passionate about innovation and leads the team in delivering new capabilities that keep customers ahead of the curve to drive better business outcomes. Outside of work, you can find Jill enjoying family time and hockey.


NetDocuments is the #1 trusted cloud-based content management and productivity platform that helps legal professionals do their best work. Backed by over 20 years of experience in native cloud innovation, NetDocuments offers a complete end-to-end platform for document and email organisation and management, including award-winning security and research capabilities; robust automation, collaboration and search technologies; and seamless integrations with other tools professionals use daily. NetDocuments supports 7,000+ law firms, corporate legal departments, and public sector entities globally.

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