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The Business of Law Reimagined for 21st Century Practice

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Laura Kennedy |  Sy Sommer
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In the 21st century, law firms and legal practice have changed in several distinct and permanent ways. Today’s law firm leaders grapple with increased expectations and client communication demands while their employees desire improved working conditions, greater flexibility, and modern technologies to help them do their work more effectively. Every law firm is now faced with the challenge of creating a thriving culture with fully engaged employees while meeting the needs of an increasingly demanding and technologically savvy client base.

Featuring experienced law firm business and technology consultant Laura Kennedy of Circle Management Group, The Business of Law Reimagined, presented by LEAP Legal Softwarewill provide attorneys with an overview of best practices for law firm business and culture in this new era. During this live online Continuing Legal Education program, we will identify ways that leaders can create and maintain strong law firm cultures; discuss best practices for managing institutional change; address law firm financial and data reporting considerations; and examine the many ways that law firms can leverage technology to practice law more effectively, efficiently, and flexibly.

This course will benefit attorneys in private practice who work in a law firm environment, from the smallest solo practice to larger multi-office firms. There is no cost to attend this event. CLE credit is pending approval.


General CLE Credit

This program is eligible for 1 hour(s) of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hour(s) of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

LEAP will seek MCLE accreditation in CA, CT, FL, IL, NJ, NY, PA, and RI. Additional states may be requested upon completion of the course. 

If you have met the participation requirements for this course, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from Please check your spam folder as these e-mails may end up there. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will also be emailed to you from


Laura Kennedy's Profile

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Partner & Co-Founder of Circle Management Group

Circle Management Group

Laura Kennedy is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Circle Management Group. Laura’s creativity, technical knowledge, teaching, and management skills are the foundation of her success in the Legal Technology industry. Laura is in demand as a speaker and advisor to law firms, government agencies, insurance companies, and various other professional services organizations throughout the country. Laura sits on the Advisory Boards of multiple software companies and consultant organizations and has developed a reputation as a respected leader in the legal technology community. Laura has the rare gift of analyzing and developing complex workflows and solutions and explaining and teaching them in a clear, concise manner accessible to law firm staff, regardless of their technical competence. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling with her family and friends, playing pickleball, and creating pottery and jewelry. Laura resides in North Carolina.

Sy Sommer's Profile

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Director of Litigation Success

LEAP Legal Software

Sy Justin Sommer is the Director of Litigation Success at LEAP Legal Software. Sy is a 2010 graduate of Fordham Law School and is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. Sy began his career in the Family Law Department of Manhattan law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP. After three years with DHC, Sy took a role with JPMorgan Chase Bank in Brooklyn, NY where he served as an Associate Vice President Senior Counsel in the bank’s Mortgage Banking Litigation group. In 2018, Sy sought to apply his legal education and experience in the legal technology space and joined LEAP with excitement to further the company’s mission of helping attorneys to be more productive with cloud technology. Despite being a born and raised New Yorker, Sy currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.