Looking Ahead: The Legal Office of the Future

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“The Legal Office of the Future: Innovation Lab” will debut at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Toronto, May 19-22. ALA has partnered with Gensler to provide a glimpse inside a range of work environments in the law firm of the future.

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is committed to advancing the business of law today – and tomorrow. Together with research partner Gensler, a leading global design firm, ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition will host Gensler’s cutting-edge exhibition, “The Legal Office of the Future: Innovation Lab.”

As law firms and legal departments have been forced to evolve to satisfy the demand for more business-centric solutions, Gensler’s fully interactive Innovation Lab program was created in response to the dramatic changes facing the legal industry today, providing conference attendees a first-hand look inside a range of work environments in the law firm of the future.

This special event will debut at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Toronto, May 19-22 as a one-time only experience. The conference opens with a general session providing an introduction to the business vision that went into the design of the Innovation Lab, and an overview of the exhibition itself demonstrating how space planning and technology will be reinvented to take efficiency, communication and profitability to the next level.

After the general session, attendees step into the legal office of 2035 as they take an interactive, guided tour through 5,000 sq. feet of display space.

Key features include –

  •     Technology innovations from Microsoft and Thomson Reuters
  •     Prototype furniture from companies such as Steelcase, Bernhardt and Herman Miller
  •     Technological solutions that allow for knowledge-sharing, real-time collaboration and harnessing big data – globally
  •     Dialogue with designers where attendees can share their insight

ALA Executive Director Oliver Yandle stated, "The Legal Office of the Future delivers on two fronts. It aligns with our mission statement and supports our strategic plan to develop innovative products and services focused on providing solutions - today and tomorrow."

Registration for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Expo is open at http://alanet.org/conf

About the Association of Legal Administrators
ALA is the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. With nearly 10,000 members in 30 countries, ALA represents legal administrators who are leaders and industry experts on legal management issues such as finance, human resources, systems and technology, facilities, marketing and practice management. For more information on the Association, visit http://alanet.org

About Gensler
Gensler is the leading global design firm with a specialty in law firm design. Through their research and extensive client experience with AmLaw 100 firms, they have pioneered new strategies to address the issues facing law firms today. For more information, visit us at http://www.gensler.com.

Gensler Contact:
Monica Schaffer
(212) 492-1442

Media passes: Credentialed media may contact ALA Director of Marketing Gwen Biasi at 847.267.1377 or gbiasi(at)alanet(dot)org.

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