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ILTACON Daily Digital Edition, 9-2-2015

By ILTACON Conference posted 09-02-2015 09:26


A Laughing and Learning Workshop

Join your peers this morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Augustus Ballroom to learn multi-tasking skills from Mark Nizer, a comedian and juggler. He will entertain us and teach us how to make all of our time count.

Our Distinguished Peer Award Recipients

Attendees had a wonderful time at last night’s awards dinner. Our award nominees all deserve a round of applause. Congratulations to our award recipients.

ILTA’s 2015 Distinguished Peer Award recipients:

  • IT Professional of the Year:

    Richard Taylor of WilmerHale

  • KM Professional of the Year:

    Susan Woodhouse of Littler Mendelson

  • Leadership:

    Daniel Nottke of Kirkland & Ellis

  • Litigation Support Professional of the Year:

    Beth Patterson of Allens

  • Technology Advocacy Professional of the Year:

    Connie Brenton of Netapp and Tim Golden of McGuireWoods LLP 

  • Technology Support Professional of the Year:

    Jennifer Cuenot of Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Young Professional of the Year:

    Peter Qumsiyeh of WilmerHale

  • Project of the Year

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth

  • Law Firm of the Year:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Law Department of the Year:

    Google, Inc.

  • Innovative Consultant of the Year:

    Pratik Patel of Elevate Services, Inc.

  • Innovative Solution Provider of the Year:

    Litéra Corp.

  • Vendor Thought Leader of the Year:
    Dan Bressler of Intapp

ILTA’s 2015 Publication Award recipients:

  • Outstanding Member-Contributed White Paper Article:

    Stephanie Abbott of (formerly) Mayer Brown JSM

  • Outstanding Vendor Contributed White Paper Article:

    Michael Byrd of SOAR Legal Consulting

  • Outstanding Member Contributed Magazine Article:

    John Alber of (formerly) Bryan Cave LLP

  • Outstanding Vendor Contributed Magazine Article:

    Laurie Fischer of Huron Consulting Group, Inc.

  • Most Innovative Editorial Content:

    Tami Schiller of TutorPro and Michelle Spencer of (formerly) Bracewell & Giuliani

  • Most Innovative Ad Content:


  • Shining Star:
    Todd Corham of Sedgwick LLP

Inaugural Premiership Award Recipient

At the awards dinner last night, a new award, created by the Board of Directors, was presented to its inaugural recipient, John Alber, formerly of Bryan Cave, LLP. The award will be bestowed by the Board on rare occasions to honor extraordinary vision, innovation, collaboration and inspiration. Bryan Cave’s Chair, Terry Pritchard, was on hand to present the award to John.

Schedule Update!

The Legal Service Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) session was added to the schedule after the publication of the conference journal. Attend the session at 9 a.m. today in the Roman Ballroom IV. For a description and more information, visit the agenda section of the ILTA 2015 Events App and look for Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis/Legal Services Update.

No Evening Event Planned

There is no planned event for this evening; you are on your own for dinner. Enjoy the great restaurants, and have fun at the many vendor networking events that are planned!

Our Magical Exhibitors

Our exhibitors dreamed up a great Exhibit Hall opening reception for ILTACON last night with costumes, decorated booths and more. We truly appreciate and thank our exhibitors for their support of ILTACON 2015. We congratulate the winners of the booth decorating contest.

1st place – AccessData, Booth 200

2nd Place – Traveling Coaches, Booth 801

3rd Place – Soundpath Legal, Booth 312

Honorable Mention - Litéra Corp., Booth 412

Play eBingo in the Exhibit Hall

While connecting with exhibitors and learning about new products and solutions, don’t forget to have a little fun too. Visit at least 10 new exhibitors today to become eligible for the day's prize drawings. Winners will be announced via the ILTACON 2015 Events App at 4:00 p.m. today. Come to the Exhibit Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday for grand prize drawings.


Law Firm 101 Initiative

The ILTA Law Firm 101 initiative aims to develop an innovative e-learning product to educate administrative professionals about the business of law. At ILTACON 2015, we hope to capture your insight into this initiative. ILTA has partnered with TDC, a non-profit consulting and research firm, to conduct short in-person interviews. If you don’t have time for an interview but have ideas to share, consider answering the online survey. Both survey and interview sign-ups are on the ILTACON 2015 Events App under the description for the cancelled Law Firm 101 session on Monday.

Evaluations Count

Don’t forget to fill out the evaluations on the ILTACON 2015 Events App. Earn points for each evaluation you complete. Your input is anonymous and helps us develop great programming for next year.

Session Recordings Have You Covered

Can’t make a session? Don’t worry about it…all session recordings will be available for download at no cost to ILTA members after conference.

Start Tomorrow Morning with Yoga

 Don’t miss your last chance to stretch with legal technology peers at ILTACON 2015. The last yoga session is Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. outside the Palace Ballroom. Please bring your own mat. Towels will be provided.

Lost and Found

If ILTA staff or ILTACON attendees find lost items, they will take them first to the Member Registration desk on the Promenade Level. If the hotel staff find any lost items, they will deliver them to the Hotel Lost and Found. Guests can call the Lost and Found Department of the hotel at (702) 731-7085.

Remember to wear your name badge at all times!

Thanks to Levit & James, Inc. for sponsoring today's digital edition of the ILTACON Daily.