Will Hornsby - Courses: Ethics of Practicing Law in a Digital World; Access to Justice and Legal Technology
- J.D., DePaul University College of Law;
- M.S Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Will Hornsby has served as staff counsel at the American Bar Association since 1988. He has provided support for the Commission on Advertising from 1990 until the Commission was sunset by the ABA in 2002. He has also provided staffing for the Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Committee on Research on the Future of the Law, the ABA Presidential Commission on Access to Justice and the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.
Will has authored an array of materials including books, white papers and law review articles. Notably, he has written:
Marketing and Legal Ethics: The Boundaries of Promoting Legal Services, published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section in 2000;
Lawyer Advertising at the Crossroads: Professional Policy Considerations, published by the ABA Commission on Advertising in 1995;
Clashes of Class and Cash: Battles for the 150 Years War to Govern Client Development, 37 Ariz. St. Law J. 255 (2005);
Ad Rules Infinitum: The Need for Alternatives to State-based Ethics Governing Legal Services Marketing, 36 Univ. of Richmond L. Rev. 49 (2002)
He has also spoken on issues of client development, technology and ethics in variety of settings, including:
The 2005 American Bar Association Annual Meeting, TTIPS workshop on the ethics of technology;
The 2005 ATLA Annual Meeting Marketing Seminar on the ethics of client development;
The 2004 Arizona State University Law Journal Symposium on Lawyer Advertising;
The 20th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; and
ABA Annual Meeting, 2013, The Ethics of a 21st Century Law Practice
Will is also a hearing panel chair for the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission, where he hears disciplinary complaints against Illinois lawyers.
Luz Herrera - Courses: Lawyers as Entrepreneurs
- J.D. Harvard Law School;
- A.B. Stanford University
An attorney and a community innovator, Luz Herrera is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she teaches courses in Professional Responsibility and Small Business Clinic.
She recently launched the Small Business Law Center at TJSL. Before entering academia, she ran a solo law practice in Compton, California.
She is also the co-founder and board president of Community Lawyers, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides low and moderate-income people access to affordable legal services and develops innovative opportunities for attorneys and law students in under-served communities. CLI facilitates the provision of affordable legal services to under-served communities through community legal education and self-help legal clinics staffed by a network of volunteer attorneys and non-attorney volunteers that support their efforts.
Professor Herrera is pioneering a model to support public spirited, entrepreneurial lawyers in their efforts to launch successful law practices that assist clients and seek to strengthen communities. Her efforts are informed by her service with other organizations that have a pulse on legal service delivery in California and across the United States.
She currently serves on the American Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee, the board of California Rural Legal Assistance and the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Implementation Committee.
Marc Laurtisen - Courses: Legal Document Automation and Legal Expert Systems
- J.D. Harvard Law School
- B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marc Lauritsen is president of Capstone Practice Systems. Capstone advises, trains, and builds systems for top law firms and departments, as well as many nonprofit organizations. Capstone builds custom document drafting systems for law firms, legal departments, and other organizations, delivers training for users and developers, and advises organizations on software selection and project design.
Marc has served as a poverty lawyer, taught in and directed the clinical program at Harvard Law School, done path- breaking work on document automation and artificial intelligence, and been an executive in several start-ups.
He has also served as Senior Research Associate for Practice Technology at Harvard Law School where he conducted research on applications of computers to law practice and the implications of that technology for the legal profession. He also served as Director of Lawyering Information Systems at Harvard where he developed and studied computer-based practice systems for use in the law school's teaching clinics.
He’s a leader in international law and technology organizations, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s eLawyering Task Force.
Marc is author off The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools (ABA 2010).
John Murdock - Courses: Legal Project Management and Legal Process Re-Design
- J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
- B.A., Vanderbilt University
John is a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, a Southeast regional law firm of over 450 attorneys. John has an active practice in the deployment and recovery of debt and private equity capital and in commercial law. Among other professional distinctions, John is listed in Chambers and in Best Lawyers for his banking and finance practices.
Since 1993, John has advocated the use of information technology and of process thinking in the practice of law. Those interests led him to the Owen Graduate School of Management's course on process improvement in 2007. He has since collaborated with Professor Nancy Lea Hyer in the application of proven process improvement methods to the practice of law and other knowledge work.
Tom O'Conner - Courses: eDiscovery Management
Tom O'Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. He is a New England native who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1972 with a BA in Political Science. After attending law school for one year at The University of Notre Dame, Tom returned to Baltimore and undertook a career as a paralegal specializing in complex litigation.
His initial exposure to a document intensive case came several years later when he assisted several public interest firms in Boston with a class action voting rights suit brought on behalf of patients at state hospitals. Over the years he has worked on asbestos litigation, the Keating case, the San Diego Civic Center construction litigation, California class actions against crematoriums, national breast implant litigation, tobacco litigation on behalf of the Attorney General of Texas and various phases of the Enron litigation.
Tom's involvement with large cases led him to become familiar with dozens of various software applications for litigation support and he has both designed databases and trained legal staffs in their use on many of the cases mentioned above. This work has involved both public and private law firms of all sizes across the nation and, over the past several years, has expanded to include electronic document depositories, trial presentation systems and, most recently, electronic discovery.
A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, Tom has been on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and the advisory board of the national American Lawyer Media LegalTech conferences. He is also a member of the American Bar Foundation and former member of the Governing Council of the Law Practice Management Division of the ABA. A prolific writer, with articles in numerous legal publications as well as being the Editor of several legal newsletters, Tom is also the author of The Automated Law Firm, a guide to computer systems and software published by Aspen Law & Business, now in its fourth edition and The Lawyers Guide to Summation, published by the ABA. Most recently, Tom joined Gallivan Gallivan and O'Melia as Senior eDiscovery consultant. GGO is a Seattle based eDiscovery software and services firm which is best know for it's flagship product Digital WarRoom.