Every May, in Chicago, the legal conference P3 takes over the Raddisson Blu for three days. The conference brings together professionals from three key areas of legal services. Pricing, project management and process improvement. While the world of legal services isn’t short of conferences, P3 still stands head and shoulders above many competitors. We attended last year, introduced to the event by Keith Maziarek. There was a fantastic mix of serious, senior figures from global firms and exciting new legal tech. Not to mention a whole host of informative sessions from legal experts. In light of how much we enjoyed last year, we have signed up to sponsor the 2018 edition. So, we hope to be able to say hi to you in Chicago in May!

Clocktimizer will demo at P3

So why P3? Well, pricing, project management and process improvement are where Clocktimizer excels. We can offer detailed data on pricing, scoping and budget monitoring at the click of a button. Our natural language processing algorithms read time card narratives to support firms in identifying efficiencies, quantifying improvement projects and creating data driven succession planning. You don’t even need to take our word for it. From Hogan Lovells, to Clifford Chance, we support a wide range of legal professionals in making data driven decisions.

We will be sharing more about how Clocktimizer works with firms during our demo session at P3. The session itself will be held:

1:15PM to 1:40PM on Tuesday 15th May, 2018

At the session itself we will be walking through all of the Clocktimizer features. From bespoke budgets, to fee quotes based on historical data, to avoiding write-offs. We may even have some tasty Dutch stroopwafels on hand should anyone feel like they are flagging post lunch. If you are unable to make the session then don’t worry! We will have a stand throughout the three days, so just stop by and say hello. We will also be stopping by the cities of Boston on the 17th May and New York on the 18th May for those who can’t get over to Chicago. Email support@clocktimizer.com to arrange a meeting during these dates.

This still leaves one important question unanswered. How to fill the rest of your time? Well, we have pulled together some of the best looking sessions we can find. We recommend you don’t miss these great talks.

Our top Tuesday picks for P3

Developing Operational Metrics: Moving Away From Counting Hours and Rates 11:00 – 12:00 PM Tue, May 15th, 2018. Brian Fanning and Sam Davenport of Davis Wright Tremaine take an innovative look value. What value means for a client and how firms can measure and report on said value for clients.

The Rise of the Lean Legal Department: Innovate with Technology to Optimize Legal Operations 1:50 PM – 2:15 PM Tue, May 15th, 2018. Fellow legal techies HighQ will be demonstrating how innovative law firms and legal departments leverage technology in four key areas: collaboration, artificial intelligence (AI), automated workflows, and data analytics.

The Science & Design of Effective Business Presentations 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Tue, May 15th, 2018. We’ve all had to sit through an awful presentation. So get some tips on polishing your own presentations from Adam Stock, CIO of Allen Matkins and Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Office of Perkins Coie.

Leveling the Playing Field: Take the Guesswork out of Law Firm Data Requests 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Tue, May 15th, 2018. Data is only as good as how you use it. Or for that matter, present it. Listen to Natasha Edlow of Covington, Nathan Ownings of Seyfarth and Eugenia Frenzel of Goodwin Proctor as they discuss how to manage and present data requests.

Our top Wednesday picks for P3

Pricing transactional matters and task codes 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Wed, May 16th, 2018. Pricing strategies. In the face of rising numbers of AFAs they are essential. So this talk on effective pricing strategies from Peter Lane Secor of Pepper Hamilton, Hushmand Jonathan Cott of Covington and Dennis White of Verill Dana is a must see.

Kira, Contract Search, Research and Analysis 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Wed, May 16th, 2018. Aware of machine learning hype but not sure how it could help your firm? Well, then make sure you see this talk by Rick Kathuria of Gowling WLG.

How Your EQ Could Outweigh Your IQ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wed, May 16th, 2018. Cultivating talent is tough in any business. In this session, Richard Bracken of Stinson Leonard turns the focus inwards to look at your own behaviour. Could your leadership style be pushing away great employees?

Whose Fault Is It? 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Wed, May 16th, 2018. With an all star cast (Keith Maziarek of Katten, Casey Flaherty of Procertas, David Cambria of Archer Daniels, Justin Ergler of Glaxo and Purvi Sanghvi of Paul Hastings) you can be sure this session won’t be pulling any punches. Better still, they’ll be debating why we still haven’t seen real meaningful change in legal services.