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Matt Patel

The Consero Forum – What Happens in LA must NOT stay in LA

This year has started off with an amazing in-person Legal Ops event with Consero’s Corporate Legal Operations Forum that took place in Pasadena, California.  I can confidently say that the legal ops community is thriving and determined to succeed in 2023.

There is so much to reflect on, as I return back to the routine after enjoying some warm CA weather and the lively interactions with all of the attendees. I am impressed with the highly curated content and focus on thought leadership, while ensuring the legal ops professionals and all the vendors enjoy respectful conversations.  Kudos to the Consero team for making sure every aspect of the event was an amazing experience for all who attended. 

So what makes this experience a memorable one?  Well, simply, it’s not your typical trade show.  There are no booths.  Vendors are not trying to hawk the attendees.  There is no competition between vendors for the best swag, the best after-party, or the best booth. It’s simple, organized, and valuable. 

Each of the panel presentations throughout the day were topics we actually care about in the industry and is directly related to some of the current challenges we face.  They are made up of Legal Ops veterans, from all different industries and organizations.  Let me highlight a few of the sessions that I enjoyed most:

The whole Consero experience is built so that the attendees gain a better understanding of the solutions and services available in the industry, as well as the tremendous support system among this community that makes it so special.  And for solution providers like us, we learn from this audience about the latest use cases or Legal Ops process challenges that are surfacing, that helps us stay current on the latest innovation in technology.

And of course, we didn’t forget to have some fun! Whether it was dinner conversations, hallway humor,  losing/winning fake money at the blackjack table during the famous casino night, or closing down the bar each night, I was able to get to know my fellow Legal Ops veterans and connect in a more personal way. 

Looking forward to the next in-person event and meeting face to face, make sure to check out our events page to see what we have going on next. I can’t wait to see you at the next one!