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Addressing the staffing crisis in the legal industry

April 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

Attracting new legal talent was a problem long before the pandemic, but after two years of COVID-19 as well as continuing changes in the economy, the legal recruiting battle continues to grow. How did the legal industry find itself in a staffing crisis and how can firms and legal teams continue to grow and manage their workload in the midst of a crisis? These are some of the questions we will be exploring in this panel discussion with leaders in both the legal and legal tech industries. Join moderator, Dr. Cain Elliott, Head Legal Futurist at Filevine, and panelists as they explore how this crisis will reshape and inform the future of the legal industry.

Moderator:  Dr. Cain Elliott is the Head Legal Futurist at Filevine, the leading legal work platform for law firms and businesses across the United States and Canada. Cain develops solutions to bring Filevine to clients in a variety of professional services. He previously served as the CIO at Margolis Edelstein and taught philosophy at a variety of institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the University of Warsaw. Cain is a philosopher and technologist, skilled in knowledge management, leadership, and technology. His work happens at the intersection of innovation and best-practices. With a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on building, creating and finding new ways to learn, Cain advances a big-picture view on the future of legal work.

Panelist: Alex Pearson is General Counsel at Filevine. Prior to joining Filevine Alex was a partner at the law firm of Kirton McConkie, Utah’s largest law firm. Alex’s law practice focused on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on securities regulation, private and public securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance and contract negotiation. Alex earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and his law degree with high honors from the University of Utah.  Alex is anxious to make the practice of law more efficient to benefit both lawyers and their clients.