How technology will change the legal profession, your practice, and your ethical obligations. Plus, what you can do about it.

Hosted by KC Legal Hackers, KC Digital Drive, and the UMKC School of Law


  • Date: March 31, 2020, 8:30am to 5:30pm, including a networking reception at the end of the day
  • Venue: UMKC Law Thompson Courtroom
  • CLE Credit:
    • Missouri CLE credit 8.0 hours includes 1.0 ethics
    • Kansas CLE credit is pending
  • Fees:
    • With CLE: $195 half day  //  $295 full day
    • Without CLE: $35
    • Breakfast, lunch, and parking included


  • 8:30 – Registration & Breakfast (included)
  • 9:05 – Legal Tech Ethics Panel
    Moderated by Ellen Suni, The University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law
    Panelists: To be announced soon
  • 9:55 – Legal Tech & Disaggregation of Legal Services Panel
    Moderated by Rudy Beese, Dentons
    Patrick McAndrews, Spencer Fane
    TBD, Husch Blackwell
    Dan Jansen, Nextlaw Labs (remote)
  • 10:45 – Break
  • 10:55 – Computable Contracts Panel
    Moderated by John Cummins, University College London, and Bryan Wilson, MIT
    Panelists: To be announced soon
  • 11:45 – Emerging Technologies and Civic Entrepreneurship Panel
    Moderated by Tony Luppino, The University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law
    Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School
    Abigail Eccher, City of Kansas City, KS/Unified Gov’t of Wyandotte County
    Rick Usher, City of Kansas City, MO
  • 12:35 – Lunch (included)
  • 1:10 – Lightweight Computational Law Use Cases
    Presentation by Bryan Wilson, MIT Computational Law Report
  • 2:00 – Data Privacy Panel
    Moderated by Kristin Kenney, Google
    Panelists: To be announced soon
  • 2:50 – Break
  • 3:00 – Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    Presentation by Del Wright, The University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law
  • 3:50 – Regulatory Changes Impacting the Practice of Law
    Presentation by Bridget Gramme, The University of San Diego School of Law
  • 4:40 – Networking Reception
    Join the speakers, sponsors, and other attendees for a networking reception immediately following the CLE.

The 2020 Legal Tech Speakers Series is sponsored by: