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Ahead of the Curve

January 2021

PURPOSE

The Professional Development Advisory Committee’s (PDAC) purpose in providing you this communication is to further its goal of periodically sharing topical information regarding the legal industry. Our hope is that one or more of the updates will provide a spark of insight to assist with your work on behalf of ALA as well as within your firm or legal department.


    

"AI IS CALLING TIME ON THE BILLABLE HOUR"

This article has a lot of good nuggets about how artificial intelligence is being used by law firms, their clients/potential clients, and alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) to increase efficiency in the delivery of legal services while driving down costs for clients.

Learn more.

Resource: Jason Brennan, Law Journal Newsletters (requires a free subscription)


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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Teresa Walker, Chair — Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Terri Oppelt, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-CP, Vice Chair  Armanino LLP

Daniel Patrick Atcheson — Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt, PA

Melissa Chambers — LawPay

Suzanne Koch  Fulcrum GT

Denise L. Gaskin, PhD, MS — RavenWork, Inc.

Teresa L. Reiner, CLM — Gislason & Hunter LLP

Valerie A. Williams — Pender & Coward, PC

ALA Board of Directors Liaison to Committee

 Brian P. Gilman, CLM — Smith Debnam

ALA Liaison to Committee

Patricia P. Olejnik, CED — ALA's Associate Director, Experience Planning & Design

[email protected]; 847-267-1252