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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Mark Manoukian, IT Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Chad Ergun, Chief Information Officer, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP and Tom Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Brachers LLP. Tell me a little about yourself and your firm. Chad Ergun: I am the CIO at Davis Graham & Stubbs located in Denver CO with about 200 attorneys. In addition to IT, I also oversee KM & Legal Research, Records, eDiscovery and Application Development teams. Tom Hall: I am the COO of Brachers LLP a full service law firm located in Maidstone, Kent, UK, with 200 staff. I oversee IT, Finance, Facilities and ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 9, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces full language translations of ILTACON 2021 video recordings. These recordings, available in both Spanish and Portuguese , were from conference sessions recorded in 2021 at ILTACON. These translations were sponsored by iManage. Learn more about the 2021 conference here . By releasing this innovative and important conference content in multiple, additional languages, ILTA continues to publish and create international content that furthers our Strategic goals and increases accessibility for ILTA members across the globe. ABOUT ILTA The ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 4, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces a limited content collaboration with the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Over the remaining months of 2022, ILTA and LMA will produce a 30-minute podcast series, “Marketing and Technology: How a Communicative Relationship can Yield Valuable Results.” In this collaboration, four seasoned marketing and technology experts discuss their organizational structures, the importance of establishing effective and open communication processes between departments and share stories in which these efforts resulted in successful projects. Both ILTA and LMA recognize that ...
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Intellek, a leading supplier of learning technology to the global legal community, joins forces with the leading marketplace for legal technology. Intellek and Reynen Court recently announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will bring the latest in innovative learning technology to the legal industry worldwide. “The team and I are proud and excited to go live with this marketplace partnership, showcasing our cutting-edge product suite for law firms , in collaboration with such a well-recognized and established platform… As one of the first developers of a cloud-based legal-specific Learning Management System , ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 2, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of registration and speaker applications for LegalSEC Summit 2022. LegalSEC Summit , held 10-12 October at the San Antonio, Texas, Marriott Rivercenter, will feature three full days of educational programming, focused on the information security challenges faced by the legal industry. Registration is now open. Beginning today, Speaker Applications are open for LegalSEC Summit. ILTA encourages technology professionals, at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law to apply to speak and lead ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 1, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the return of LegalSEC Summit 2022. ILTA is pleased to announce the return of the educational conference, LegalSEC Summit . This year’s conference, held 10-12 October at the San Antonio, Texas, Marriott Rivercenter, will feature three full days of educational programming, focused on the information security challenges faced by the legal industry. LegalSEC Summit is designed for technology professionals, at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law. A detailed agenda, along with information on CISSP, CLE, ...
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(Chicago, IL) July 29, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces a strategic content partnership with ACEDS. ILTA is pleased to announce a limited content and connections partnership with ACEDS , the world’s leading association for training and certification in e-discovery. This partnership will give ILTAns access to many additional blogs, webinars, plus new content and connections. “The collaboration between ILTA and ACEDS has already provided a wealth of information to the legal technology, eDiscovery and information governance communities. The sharing of their collective knowledge and expertise benefits the members of both ...
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For the ILTA Compliance and Litigation Support communities, online resources are important to keep track of the latest developments in the industry and find out what thought leaders in these spaces are really doing. Especially during the pandemic, online communities have brought people together like never before. In light of the importance of communication and online community, ILTA is happy to announce its collaboration with the Association of Certified eDiscovery Experts (ACEDS) . ACEDS is the world’s leading educational organization specializing in training and certification in e-discovery, information governance, and related legal disciplines. ACEDS also ...
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(Chicago, IL) July 25, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the location for ILTACON Europe. ILTA is pleased to announce Allen and Overy , a Bishops Square, London law firm that advises the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments, and private individuals, as the location for ILTACON Europe 2022. The ILTACON Europe full programme can be found here . The 17 November event is spearheaded by ILTACON Europe co-chairs Damien Behan (Brodies) and Andrew Powell (Macfarlanes), and ILTA Vice President Tony McKenna (Howard Kennedy). This year’s conference will feature five highly engaging sessions, separated ...
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Please enjoy this blog posted on behalf of the author, Bibiana Martinez Camelo, Head of Legal Operations, Bancolombia. Organizations are always in need to optimize their resources and increase productivity of their different business units, including of course legal departments. But how legal departments can offer a better service to the businesses, and increase speed and quality while using the same resources in terms of people? To approach this challenge, we must start by changing the mindset and creating multidisciplinary teams. A legal department as any other business unit requires to handle tasks that exceed the legal services themselves, and ...
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(Chicago, IL) July 22, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces another Keynote speaker for ILTACON Europe. ILTA is pleased to announce Dr. Hannah Fry as the Monday afternoon Keynote speaker for ILTACON Europe , the premier legal technology professional education and networking event. Dr. Fry is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL where she studies patterns in human behavior. Best described as a “Mathematician, science presenter and all-round badass”, Dr. Fry is also a science presenter, a host of numerous popular podcasts and television shows in the UK, and an author. ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Rachel Shields-Williams, Director, Knowledge Management, Sidley Austin LLP. As our technology stacks grow and we begin to break down data silos across our firms, these processes often expose our firm’s need for a standard taxonomy for each concept used across systems like Industry, Area of Law, Courts, among other data points. This process requires threading a delicate balance between how the outside world describes a given attribute and how members of your firm want to describe it (and how they have described it historically). Any taxonomy should have enough structural integrity to withstand the scrutiny of practicing ...
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ILTA Membership blog, posted on behalf of Annette Brown, ILTA Volunteer On Thursday 30 th June in the stunning new London office space of Milbank LLP, ILTA hosted its Special Interest Group (SIG) summer social. It was an eagerly anticipated event as it was the first in-person SIG event since 2019. The evening started with a cool glass of prosecco followed by a warm welcome from Annette Brown, Head of IT at Milbank LLP and the Education & Training SIG co-Chair. Annette explained that the evening was an opportunity for all of the SIG groups (who usually run their meetings separately) to get together and enjoy a social. Annette then introduced Tony ...
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My academic backgrounds have always been technical, Information Systems, Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence, topics that have always led me to more technical professional opportunities. Programming languages, SQL codes, Query, Databases, Tables and Relationships are part of my daily life and of course they are common terms within the training area I chose. On a normal working day I received a direct through LinkedIn for a possible job opportunity in a legal department of a large E-commerce. I remember that the immediate response to the message was: More….I am not a lawyer…. I was surprised with a different job proposal, using my knowledge in ...
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Since its inception in 2005, eDiscovery has taken on many forms—evolving with us to keep up with the colossal data demands of today. Even so, many law firms, corporations, service providers, and government agencies have not moved on from using the time-consuming and labor-intensive traditional, legacy eDiscovery tools of yesterday. Some of these tools include spreadsheets, database management systems, cloud storage platforms, and paper management systems. Let’s take a closer look at how these four traditional tools measure up to modern eDiscovery solutions. Spreadsheets Spreadsheets are one of the most common ways organizations manage ...
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Please enjoy this co-authored blog post by Kristin Rhodes, Senior Practice Manager, Paul Hastings LLP, Mike Ertel, KM Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP and Lori Millang, Legal Project Manager, Paul Hastings LLP. Introduction Legal Project Management (“LPM”) and Practice Management (“PM”) are two terms that are commonly interchanged or misused. This blog post offers a concise recitation of the differences and similarities between LPM and PM. There is often synergy between the roles, but they each bring their own value to the practice. This blog focuses on their unique contributions. In broad strokes, Practice Management (“PM”) is the global ...
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Explore the key add-ons of imDocShare! Co-Author, Search, Sync, attach iManage Work Server 10.2+ & iManage Cloud content in SharePoint & Teams with imDocShare Add-ons. imDocShare is an innovative solution to conveniently live view, edit, search and sync iManage Work Server 10.2+ & iManage Cloud content within Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. The key Add-Ons of imDocShare imDocShare Teams app imDocShare Teams app allows users to Live - View, Add, Edit, Search, and Sync any iManage Work Server 10.2+ (or iManage Cloud) content in Microsoft Teams as a personal app or Channel Tab. ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Ryan Gerlach, Legal Analyst, State of California Office of the Attorney General - DOJ and Andrea Shirey, IT Consultant, Bayer Corporation Legal Department. In the world of Legal Technology, there are not always clear cut paths to take in terms of professional education. But as technology updates and changes, it is more and more important to be able to stay up to date with these updates and the policies surrounding them. While certification exams cost some additional money, they are well worth the investment in your own skillset that can be taken with you no matter which direction you follow your career in. They also ...
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