What is LexThink.1?
LexThink.1 is a community event produced by JoAnna Forshee (CEO, InsideLegal.com)and Matt Homann (CEO, LexThink) that takes place the night before the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. We first held LexThink.1 (then called Ignite Law) in 2010 and it has been a recurring annual event since then. It is based on the Ignite format; a fast-paced, high-energy evening of five-minute talks by people who have an idea. Since LexThink.1 is specific to the legal community, we have a six minute presentation time, reflecting the way lawyers bill (in 1/10 hour increments). The format is very challenging but a lot of fun! We cover all facets of The Future of Law with each year having a master theme. Here are the videos of the presentations for the past 5 years' with more information on the event below.
Video Archive of LexThink.1 Presentations
LexThink.1 2014 - The End of Irrelevence
- Christopher Anderson (Product Manager, Lexis Nexis) - Lean Startup for Lawyers
- Yael Citro (Founder, LawPal, Inc.) - Stop Working Like It Is 1983
- Dan Hauck (President/CEO, BleuAcre) - Beyond the PDF Paradigm
- Will Hornsby (Counsel, ABA, Division of Legal Services) - The End of Richard Susskind
- Marc Jenkins (VP of Knowledge Strategy, cicayda) - I Can Become Iron Man
- Leila Kanani (CEO & Founder, Intermix Legal Group) - MomLaw and the 50% Solution
- Joshua Lenon (Lawyer in Residence, Clio) - AltLegal: What Law Students Can Learn from the Alt-Acs PhD Movement
- Nehal Madhani (Founder and CEO, Plainlegal)- Lawyering in a Brave New World
- Scott Malouf (Attorney at Law Office of Scott Malouf) - New Media, New Ethics
- Gwynne Monahan (ABA LTRC) - The Data Life Raft
- Matt Spiegel (VP and GM, MyCase) - You Are Not Irrelevant
- Matt Tollin (Co-Founder/CEO, wireLawyer) - Small is the New Big
LexThink.1 2013 - The Future of Law: Market Disrupters
- Mark Britton - LegalZoom is Eating Your Lunch
- Chad E. Burton - The Future of Virtual Law
- Roe Frazer - Knowing Unknowns: The Key to Intelligent Lawyering
- Matt Homann - The Decline of the Machines
- Will Hornsby - Gaming the System, Are Lawyers Ready to Game-Up?
- Eric Hunter - Big Data or Big Brother?
- Dan Pinnington - Legal Services in a Global Village
- Philip Rosenthal - Flattening the Legal Tower of Babel
- Jay Shepherd - Don't Do What You're Good At
- Matt Spiegel - The Death of the Office
LexThink.1 2012 - The Future of Law: Serving the Client Better
- Steve Best - Passion
- Mark Britton - Back to the Future
- Ruth Carter - Flash Mob Law
- Jason E. Dyer - Where Canasta and Counsel Collide
- Roe Frazer - Being a Web 2.0 Lawyer in the “Thank You Economy”
- Richard Granat - Legal Industry Startups: An Overview
- Will Hornsby - Ignite This! Five Ethics Rules That Should Be Incinerated
- Eric Hunter - Moving Towards 100% Web
- James F. Ring - Ending Cheap Talk in Legal Bargaining
- Jay Shepherd - One Word That Will Reinvent How You Serve Clients
- Matt Spiegel - Don’t Just Communicate …
Ignite Law 2011 - The Future of Law
- Jim Calloway – A Failure to Communicate
- Kevin Chern – Creating the Perfect Future: Strategic Planning for Your Law Firm and Your Life
- Eric Cooperstein – (Lack of) Privacy 2.0: Law in the Age of Transparency
- Carolyn Elefant - Is Technology the Kryptonite of Client Confidentiality?
- Will Hornsby – And the survey says...
- Dennis Kennedy – The Freemium Practice of Law
- Marc Lauritsen – Apps for Justice – Code to the Rescue
- Victor Medina – Bespoke Legal Services in an Off-The-Rack Culture
- Tom Mighell – Preparing for the Post-PC Law Practice
- Kevin O'Keefe – Facebook: Can it be really be used by lawyers and law firms for professional and business development? How so?
- Dan Schwartz – The Elephant in the Room
- Jay Shepherd – Quantum Leap: How You Will Practice Law in 2019
Ignite Law 2010 - The Future of Law
- Edward Adams - 50 Lawyers, 1,000 Miles and 2,000 Tweets: The Future of Legal Journalism
- Niki Black - Boldly Go Where No Lawyer Has Gone Before
- Kevin Chern - The New Ethics of Legal Marketing
- Carolyn Elefant - The Biglaw-Solo Partnership: Outsourcing Innovation and The Lessons of Tommy Supreme
- Will Hornsby - Lawyer Advertising from Here to Eternity
- Ari Kaplan - What I Learned About the Future of Legal Marketing From Playing Wii Bowling With a 4 1/2-year old
- Marc Lauritsen - Choiceboxing
- Tom Mighell - No Lawyer Left Behind: A Realistic Approach to Practice Management Education
- Steve Newsom - The Future of Legal Research
- Jack Newton - What a Law Firm Can Learn From Zappos. Hint: It isn’t about selling shoes
- Larry Port - Agile Legal Management: What Law Firms can Learn from the Software Industry
- Teresa Rosado - Self-service, Full Access Society: Technology and Social Media Implications for the Jury Box
- Joy Heath Rush - Law2020™
- Doug Sorocco - Slaying the Beast: Using Small Firm Thinking to Beat Big Firms Every Time
- Rebekah Stafford - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation: the Legal Profession in a New Economy
- Ernie Svenson - Information Processing For Lawyers
LexThink.1 Event At-A-Glance
- Last Event: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 6:00-9:30pm
- Location: Hilton Chicago
- Producers: Matt Homann (LexThink) & JoAnna Forshee (InsideLegal)
- 2014 theme: "The End of Irrelevence" - addressing ways to overcome the challenges the legal profession is currently facing
- Website: www.PointOneLaw.com
- Twitter: #LexThink @InsideLegal
Who can submit to speak?
Anyone. In fact, the coolness of the event comes from having a variety of speakers viewpoint. We are happy to have first time speakers as well as established thought leaders in the industry. Anyone is open to submit a topic to present at LexThink.1 - attorneys, law students, vendors, consultants, media, anyone...
Who decides the speakers?
The community. The submissions are loaded to the website and then we open for the community to vote for the speakers/topics they would like to see offered. The top 7 vote getters are chosen and the LexThink.1 committee (Matt, JoAnna & Jobst Elster) chooses another 3 (not among the top seven vote-getters). Our selections are based in part upon importance and/or novelty of the presentation’s topic, the speaker’s standing in the legal marketplace and how cool their speech might be.
How can I attend?
If you would like to attend, you can register for a free ticket (thanks to our sponsors) through the website. The space is limited and tickets always run out so make sure to secure your ticket early. If you reserve a ticket and then find that you can't attend, please cancel your ticket so someone on the waiting list may attend in your place.
Can I view past presentations?
Yes. We record our speakers and you can view past presentations via our YouTube channel. I've also included links to the presentations sorted by year below.
Can I get a media pass?
Any media requests should be forwarded to Jobst Elster with InsideLegal.com. He can assist with any information and interview requests and provide more information.
Can I sponsor?
Yes. We appreciate all sponsors as they help keep this event free for all to attend. The LexThink.1 audience consists of some of the most influential people in our industry so it's an incredible place to highlight your product and/or brand while supporting the legal community. For more information, contact JoAnna Forshee.