Meetings and Events

VSB Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice

Wed, May 15, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Virginia State Bar – Board Room, 1111 East Main Street, Ste. 700, Richmond, VA  23219


I. Approval of March 13, 2019 Minutes

II. Committee Transition for Next Year FY 2020

III. Speakers:  

  • 10:30 Reid Trautz (by phone) – PMA with American Immigration Legal Association
  • 11:00 Erin Gerstenzang (by phone) – LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech 

IV. Discussion topic

  • Practice Management Advisor

V. Suggested Speakers for Upcoming Meetings

  • Tony Lai – CEO and Co-Founder of
  • Marc Lauritsen
  • Providence Napoleon
  • Frank Maher-experience in the UK with ABS, non-lawyer ownership, fee-sharing and private investment in legal service firms.
  • Katherine Alteneder, Director of Self-Represented Litigation Network in Va.
  • Frank Maher – Partner with Legal Risk LLP Solicitors in Liverpool
  • Jordan Furlong
  • Others?

VI. Recent Developments

Deferred from former meeting(s) 

a. Ghostwriting Controversy_Is there an ethical problem with attorneys drafting…. (Martingayle)

b. BigLaw associate was duped into transferring over $2.5M to fraudster’s account…. (Gallo)


c. New ‘LawZam Consults’ Allows Lawyers to Sell Text or Video Legal Consultations (Nelson)

d. Future tense – Virginia Lawyers Weekly

e. AI Ethics Guidelines (Bryant)

f. EU publishes guidelines on developing ethical AI (Bryant)

g. Ernst & Young entity acquires Thomson Reuters’ Business…. (Nelson)

h. Legal Industry Veteran Sameena Kluck Joins Pro Bono Tech Startup (McCauley)

i. CAI v Stein 019-2-116 (McCauley)

VII. Adjournment


Currently none.

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Updated: May 09, 2019