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ILTA Spotlight on Litigation and Practice Support

By Cindy MacBean posted 05-03-2013 15:48


May is the Spotlight Month for the Litigation and Practice Support Peer Group!! The Steering Committee would like to share LPS programming highlights with you.   We encourage you to invite all Attorneys, Paralegals and IT Support who are involved with supporting litigation in their firms and departments to join us for live events as well as utilize the archived resources.

Click Here to view a list of contact information for all committee members. Feel free to reach out to any or all of us with any questions or topics of interest.

ILTA Spotlight on Litigation and Practice Support

Webinars - May 2013:

A New Frontier is Here - What You Need to Know About Social Media Collection (5/23/2013) - John Browning - partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith thought leader on social media legal issues. He is author of the book The Lawyer's Guide to Social Networking: Understanding Social Media's Impact on the Law (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing 2010) and has presented and written numerous articles on the topic of social media; John Patzakis - President & CEO of X1 and Brett Webber - Principal Sententia - forensic provider with extensive experience in social media collection and provider of SaaS Social Media Discovery Tools will discuss Social Media Collection.

Tips and Tricks To Master the PDF (5/13/2013) - Presented by the User Support Services Peer Group. The PDF is ubiquitous as a document format used in the legal industry. However, from the front desk to the managing partner, many users haven't learned how to do more than just convert one document at a time to PDF. This webinar will review advanced tasks such as merging and collating documents, PDF/A, Bates labeling, redaction, exhibits, binders, notebooks and more.

Follow the Rules: A Case Study (5/29/2013) - Co-Sponsored with the Financial Management Peer Group. With more than 850 lawyers in 19 offices across the US and Asia, Seattle-based Perkins Coie represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth-from start-ups to FORTUNE 500 corporations. With a substantial case load comes a lot of underappreciated processes and tasks routinely handled by the firm's support staff and legal teams, which also includes the docketing and calendaring process. While not necessarily viewed as a strategic asset within all law firms, calendaring and docketing is one of the core functions performed by the firm for its legal teams and clients. With the advent of legal-specific court date calculation and rules-based calendaring technologies, firms of all sizes and budgets can tap into resources to assist with the calendaring process, improve efficiencies, and minimize the risk of missing a deadline. This session explores the firm's calendaring automation challenge and what they have proactively done in conjunction with the Aderant CompuLaw rules-based calendaring technology.

Archived Webinars:
Is End-to-End Discovery the End All, Be All?
Going Native!
Managing Litigation Support Without a Litigation Support Department
Surviving Source Code Reviews
The Great Preservation Debate

Making the Case for E-Discovery Metrics

Podcast - May 2013:
Interviews with LPS professionals Paige Hunt Wojcik and Steven Clark will be posted in the next week as part of Emerging Technologies PG series - look for the posting when they are available.

Publication - May 2013 - Whitepaper:

Litigation and Practice Support: Beyond the Basics

Articles: Q&A with Industry Leaders Regarding the Future of Practice Support

Negotiating a Successful E-Discovery Vendor Contract

Top 10 Security Issues/Gotchas Every Litigation or Practice Support Professional Should Know

Managing Big Data to Control E-Discovery Costs

Technology Assisted Review (TAR) 2.0

Predictive Software [not predictive coding - something to help predict the outcome or chance of winning a case]

Litigation Support Topics - Local Meetings Presented by Your City Reps - May 2013:

North Central

May 6, 2013 - Managing Your Litigation Technology Systems (Columbus)

Middle Atlantic

May 14, 2013 - E-Discovery Project Management Roundtable (Louisville ' Lexington)

May 23, 2013 - Considerations When Designing E-Discovery Processes, Workflow and Technology Solutions (Pittsburgh)

South Pacific

May 8, 2013 - Causes and Effects of Decisions Made Along the EDRM Path (Los Angeles)

Archived Podcasts:

Litigation Support Career Corner - Interview with James Bekier

January 24, 2012 - Hear Jared Coseglia of TRU Staffing Partners as he speaks with James Bekier from Baker & Hostetler LLP as he shares his insights about the exciting evolution of his career in the litigation support industry. Listen to this podcast to learn what you need to do to bolster your own career.

Litigation Support: Solving the Problems Traditional Tools Can't Tackle

January 13, 2011 - Randi Mayes, Executive Director of ILTA, recently spoke with Danny Thankachan, Litigation Support Manager at Thompson & Knight LLP, about some of the unique solutions to litigation support issues experienced at his firm. The interview can be heard in its entirety in the accompanying podcast.

Roadshows - May 2013:

Cost-Effective E-Discovery - Westlaw Case Logistix

Come join Westlaw CaseLogistix as they review hot topics in cost-effective e-discovery, including:

• Biggest cost factors

• People who need to be involved

• Getting the right documents

• Macro and micro efficiencies

• Discovery as a tool, not a weapon

You will also hear real case scenarios and hypothetical situations to help tie everything together.

May 9, 2013 - Columbia May 15, 2013 - Orlando

May 16, 2013 - Tampa May 23, 2013 - Memphis