About the Conference
On the 17th November 2017, the 7th Autumn Conference of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (Bucerius CLP) will take place on the campus of the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.
Now in its seventh year, the conference attracts around 270 delegates and is a key driving force and cornerstone of the legal services market. It serves as a forum for partners and managers from top commercial law firms to meet with in-house counsel from large companies to share ideas and experiences.
Each year the Bucerius CLP sets the benchmark with new ideas and brings together well-known participants and speakers from Germany, England and the USA.
On the evening before the conference there will be a Get-Together at the Übersee-Club in Hamburg, with a keynote speech and an opportunity for networking.
The significance of digitalisation for the legal market is not confined to the introduction of new and innovative technology in the workplace. The legal market is in the midst of deep-rooted change. However, many law firms and legal departments only see the challenges and risks presented by these developments.
The changes caused by digitalisation are far reaching: Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being put into practice, processes are changing, and standard business models are being called into question. Tomorrow’s lawyers need different skills. These transformations form the basis of the 7th Autumn Conference: Since the lawyers of the future will no longer work the way lawyers do today.
It is no longer sufficient for law firms and legal departments to merely “manage” digital change. Digitalisation opens the door to new possibilities and new business models. The speakers at the 7th Autumn Conference will explain through real-life examples, how it is possible, in the current fast-changing climate, to develop new strategies and thus take advantage of digital change.
Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
The Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession prepares analyses on issues concerning the management and leadership of corporate legal firms and legal departments and conducts research projects on the development of the legal market and the regulatory environment.
The findings are presented in the form of meetings and conferences and feed into the consulting services offer for business firms and legal departments. The work of Bucerius CLP is supported by an advisory board composed of researchers and practitioners who contribute their broad expertise to the different programs and projects.
The group of participants of the fall conference
For seven years, the conference drawing approximately 270 participants has been a catalyst and important component of the legal services market.
The participants are composed of three main groups:
- representatives of law firms
- representatives of businesses
- representatives of alternative suppliers