Following are the points I made at Legal Tech New York today on the program “Growing and Retaining Your Client Base through Technology & New Media.” I’m speaking from 10:30-11:45am on a panel discussion with my colleagues Len Gilbert, Vice President, Promotional Solutions and Customer Experience, LexisNexis, Samantha Miller, Director of Product Management, Website Services, LexisNexis, and Adrian Lurssen, Co-Founder, VP of Strategic Development, JD Supra.
Aderant CEO Chris Giglio and VP of Marketing Jim Hammond On the “New Aderant” And Aderant Expert 8.0
LegalTech is the temporary home for some of the largest technically-driven companies in the world (and it shows in the size of the booths). Aderant, an independent legal software corporation, is one such company visiting New York. We got the chance to interview Chris Giglio and Jim Hammond, the CEO and VP of Marketing at Aderant, about some of the services they provide to their clients, and their newest product, Aderant Expert 8.0, an extensive piece of software that offers a financial management system for law firms and professional services firms.
Clio has two pieces of exciting news to announce at LegalTech New York 2012: first off, the company recently received a $6 million round of funding and, second, they’ve released document automation for their platform. In my interview with Clio CEO & Co-Founder Jack Newton, we discuss the company’s plans for the new funding, which includes growing its talented team and expanding into international markets.
DocSolid President and Founder Steve Irons Discusses Paperless Solutions and New Product KwikTag Legal
Like all companies, law firms can find themselves drowning in paper. Finding quick and easy solutions to this problem can be a hassle, which is where DocSolid steps in. DocSolid provides document imaging solutions for law firms, helping them move from a paper-based model to an electronic one. In this interview at LegalTech New York ’12, DocSolid President and founder Steve Irons discusses his company, along with their new product, KwikTag Legal, which is designed specifically to help large law firms scan documents into a variety of different formats.
Lawyers Diary & Manual COO Edward Denne and Executive Director Dominick Esposito On New Product LDMOnline
One of the benefits to visiting LegalTech New York 2012 is getting a chance to see a vast number of companies providing a variety of technical solutions for the legal industry. Here we have Dominick Esposito and Edward Denne of Lawyers Diary & Manual discussing the support and solutions they offer to members of the legal community. They also got a chance to spotlight one of their new products, LDMOnline, which helps people find legal and government professionals with just a few pieces of information.
No doubt about it, predictive coding is the most talked-about topic in electronic discovery right now. But somewhere close behind it, we have the subject of transparency in e-discovery. As Jackson Lewis Partner and National e-Discovery Counsel Ralph Losey explains, transparency isn’t about becoming invisible. It’s treating the judge and the opposing counsel as teammates, not enemies. Losey also explains predictive coding in basic understandable terms, comparing it to iTunes’ Genius button.
Predictive coding is one of the hottest topics in e-discovery right now and, of course, that makes it one of the hottest topics at LegalTech New York 2012. Statistical sampling is the technical side, and the logic, to predictive coding. The practice has the potential to drastically reduct e-discovery costs. In our interview, KPMG Forensic Technology Services Partner Chris Paskach explains what predictive coding is, how it can deliver better results, the concerns surrounding the practice and how KPMG’s products address those concerns and implement predictive coding in an effective manner.
Our first video from LegalTech New York 2012 is with Microsoft Deputy General Counsel, John Frank. Mr. Frank kicked off the conference with his keynote speech on the many problems domestic and multi-national corporations face in regards to corruption. John talked to the LexBlog Network shortly after delivering his presentation.
Over ten years ago Apple released the iPod, the revolutionary portable media player. Now, Apple is the leader in consumer electronics with products like the iPhone, iPad, and their extensive line of laptops and personal computers. The iPad in particular has made its presence felt in law firms, as attorneys have taken to using it for legal documentation, research, and keeping abreast of the latest news. Brett Burney at Burney Consultants discussed the tools lawyers use with the iPad to utilize the this piece of technology to its fullest capabilities at LegalTech New York (2012). LXBN TV got the opportunity to talk with Mr. Burney after his presentation.
Shirley Gorman, VP of Client Relations at Payne Group, On Her Company’s Services and What Makes Their Offering Unique
Shirley Gorman, VP of Client Relations at Payne Group explains what it means to be “migration specialists”, how they help law firms roll out products like Microsoft Office 2010. She also talks about what makes Payne Group unique in the industry, offers her thoughts on LegalTech and explains what Payne Group has going on at the conference.