• 14:00 - Opening Address
  • Adrian Kiernan, Managing Director, La Touche Training
  • 14:10 - The Future of Courts 
  • Key note address by Richard Susskind
  • How to think about the future:
  • -Law tech in the 2020s
  • -Lessons from COVID
  • -Five developments in courts of tomorrow
14:50 - Data Privacy

There have been a number of notable developments in the area of Data Privacy – particularly implications of Brexit and Schrems 2.

Our panel our international experts will look at this from a European an US point of view.


15:35 - How legal work is changing 
  • Increasing pressure from clients to move away from the billable hour; 
  • Is a subscription fee model a viable alternative to billable hour / fixed fee
  • Understanding the economics of cost pressures from clients and fee pressures from firms
  • The true cost of efficiency - lean production models
  • Moving legal work to the cloud to drive efficiency and collaboration 
  • How technology enables change and supports legal teams 
  • Technology trends within legal teams and department


16:30 - The use of AI in Investigations    
  • Addressing the "human versus machine" debate
  • Selecting effective AI solutions and workflows 
  • AI Deployment challenges and opportunities 
  • The impact of AI and machine learning on investigations 
  • Using AI defensibly 

Moderator - Mr George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness, Reveal

17:10 - Virtual Hearings

Covid 19 has brought many things to Ireland, but one positive has been the increase in Virtual Hearings.

Key points will include:

  • The acceleration of remote hearing use in the past year 
  • Advantages and dis-advantages of remote hearings
  • Consideration and selection of other remote hearing platforms 
  • Typical issues which arise in practice 
  • Operating within Pexip 
  • How to handle witnesses 
  • How to manage evidence 
  • Hybrid hearings 
  • Public Access to remote hearings 
  • Judicial perspective on where this is headed 

We are pleased to offer a rounded view on this subject from the perspective of a solicitor, senior counsel and a judge - all active in this area.

Mr Justice David Barniville, High Court Judge
Mr Stephen Dowling, Senior Counsel 
Mr Richard Wills, Partner, Arthur Cox

Recorded Session - Socially Distanced Data 


The Challenges of Managing business data with a remote work force                                                                                                   

The technologies and media that have facilitated remote working raise their own challenges: 
•    How can businesses ensure their data maps reflect the new remote working reality?
•    What impact are the newly adopted ‘business’ tools such as Zoom having from an information security perspective?
•    What are the challenges with collecting this new business data if faced with a data request?

Moderator - Ms Paula Fearon, McCann Fitzgerald 
Ines Rubio, FTI Consulting 
Michael Sarlo, Haystack 

Please note you will receive access to this recording after the conference.

Recorded Session - Comms in a Crisis

Legal, Tech and Communications
Conor Gavin, Senior Director, FTI Technology Dublin
Declan Kearney, FTI Srat Comms Dublin
Ricky Kelly, Partner, RDJ Solicitors

Please note you will receive access to this recording after the conference.

To find out more

For information on attending the event, please contact us on (353) 01 8788 258 or email info@latouchetraining.ie