As sheltering in place rules out traditional legal conferences, I reported last week on a virtual legal conference, Rocket Aid, and now there is another to report.

Litera, the document-technology company, today announced The Changing Lawyer LIVE!, a one-day virtual conference on April 23 that will focus on the changes in the legal market and how lawyers, law firms, and legal service providers can successfully adapt to embrace that change.

All proceeds from the conference will go to The CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund and its fight against COVID-19.

The conference’s line-up includes notable speakers from within and without the legal industry. Among the speakers from outside legal are:

  • Molly Bloom, entrepreneur and author of the memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin.
  • Scott Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of ExactTarget, and now managing partner of the venture studio High Alpha.
  • Gretchen Rubin, author of the national best seller, The Happiness Project.

Panel discussions will feature a number of experts from within the legal industry. They include Judi Flournoy, CIO at Kelley Drye & Warren; Joy Heath Rush, CEO of ILTA; Noah Waisberg, founder and CEO of Kira Systems; Meredith Williams, chief knowledge and client value officer at Shearman & Sterling, and others.

The conference is an extension of Litera’s The Changing Lawyer online magazine and annual awards, said Julian Morgan, chief marketing officer.

“An online conference was always a natural extension of our annual publication, The Changing Lawyer, and doing it now when some of these lessons can really make an impact made sense to us,” Morgan said.

Registration is $25 and, as noted, goes to a COVID-19 charity. You can register at: