As I just got back from LegalTech NY, where I spent many hours speaking with General Counsels and IT Directors about their business requirements, I wanted to share and repost a blog, which is relevant to those discussions.
Looking Back at LegalTech New York 2012: LXBN TV Shoots 39 Video Interviews at the Three-day Conference
When LXBN TV’s three-man video crew made their way out of the Hilton New York’s large rotating doors and into the unseasonably warm sunshine hitting NYC’s West 42nd Street, we could barely believe it was all over. Events and projects like this are often chaotic and stressful but, at the same time, over before you know it.
LexisNexis Vice President and Managing Director of New Practice Advisor Suzanne Petren-Moritz Discusses New Product
Drafting documents and researching cases is time-intensive, and any new tool that makes the process easier is sure to be appreciated by all practicing attorneys. LXBN TV got a chance to talk with Suzanne Petren-Moritz of LexisNexis about a recently released product from LexisNexis that does just that. Suzanne, the Vice President and Managing Director of the new Practice Advisor, gave us an inside look at why lawyers and other legal professionals should be looking forward to using this tool.
Far and away, predictive coding stands out as the most popular topic at LegalTech New York 2012. But close behind it, we have cloud computing. LXBN TV got the opportunity to speak with Nicole Black, author of the ABA book Cloud Computing for Lawyers, and in our short interview she discusses the pros and cons of the practice, along with the legal community’s reception of cloud computing, and what the future may hold for lawyers and law firms on this front.
In their own words, “Bundledocs document bundling software is a complete web-based solution that enables users to easily compile a range of documentation into one easy to read PDF document.” In LXBN TV’s interview with Operations Director Brian Kenneally we discuss the product’s features, what 2012 holds for the company and his thoughts on LegalTech New York 2012.
At this year’s LegalTech New York conference, CommVault (booth #1401) addresses tough legal information management challenges with newly introduced enhancements to its Simpana® 9 software, leveraging a single ContentStore that provides collection, preservation and discovery benefits to drive down complexity, cost and risk.
LegalTech New York 2012 was a great experience for me personally for a number of different reasons. Going to New York, meeting industry leaders, and helping coordinate the largest journalistic project I’ve ever been involved with are just a few of those reasons. However, my favorite part of LegalTech was getting a chance to sit in on some truly thought provoking sessions with government officials, legal practitioners, and scholars. The last session I got an opportunity to cover was with Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Law Daniel Katz (Ph.D, J.D) (also an author on the Computational Legal Studies blog) and it was undoubtedly one of my favorites. Afterwards Professor Katz wrapped up his session, Colin O’Keefe got the chance to talk with him about his research, and what’s new at MSU’s College of Law.
One of the many great things about LegalTech New York 2012 was the personal aspect of meeting the men and women behind so many different companies. In particular, Andrew Sieja, CEO and founder of kCura, gave a great inside look into kCura’s Relativity and how it gives it an edge over the other new e-discovery systems out there as well as how it fits into the newest e-discovery trends. Here’s his discussion with Colin O’Keefe on LXBN TV.
While our very official-looking LexBlog backdrop for LegalTech was a great addition to our interviews at the conference, it was nice to get a couple of interviews in at exhibitor booths as well. Here, we have one such interview with Jeff Arvin and Dave DiCicco of LexisNexis as they discuss Lexis for Microsoft Office, a document drafting tool designed specifically to work in concert with Microsoft applications.
In my interview with Onit CEO Eric Elfman, we discuss what Onit is, Onit Apps and what the year ahead holds for Onit. Onit is taking the app model to the enterprise desktop. They don’t want to sell a big piece of software to people, they want to solve very target problems for their customers. Coming up in 2012, Onit plans to really push the Onit App Builder, allowing third parties and customers to build their own applications.