For both good and bad, LegalTech has always been mostly geared towards large law firms and those who cater to them. That said, you will still find some attorneys from solo and small firms there. Knowing this, Lisa Solomon—of the excellent Legal Research & Writing Pro blog—has set up the solo/small firm meetup at LegalTech New York. In our interview, she discusses what the event entails, where you can get more info and how to sign up.
I’ll be New York City next week, Sunday the 29th, evening through Friday, February the 3rd, afternoon. LexBlog, as a marketing partner of ALM’s, is providing coverage of ALM’s LegalTech Show on our LXBN Network. I’ll also be talking to law firms at LegalTech about the effective use of social media as well as meeting with a number of our New York law firm clients and prospective clients.
LegalTech Executive Director Henry Dicker On the Conference’s Keynotes, Exhibitors and Educational Sessions
Kicking off our coverage of LegalTech New York 2012 we bring in Henry Dicker, Vice President of Events at ALM and Executive Director of LegalTech. In our conversation Henry Discusses LegalTech’s excellent set of keynotes—which includes John Frank, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft; Don Tapscott, Chairman at Moxie Insight; and Kevin Genirs, General Counsel at Barclays International and former General Counsel at Lehman Brothers—the wide range of exhibitors at the conference and the numerous educational opportunities.
As part of LXBN’s coverage of LegalTech New York 2012, Caitlin Murphy of AccessData joins us to discuss the new and modernized version of Summation, AccessData’s venerable litigation support software, summation. Summation, which has been around since 1989, sees a much more modern streamlined look, a new code base and is generally much more capable of accommodating today’s legal workflows.
Many, many inefficient and out-of-date journalism concepts have fallen by the wayside as digital technology and social media take over. At Legal Tech New York 2012, The Edge Room, put forth by the team at Edge Legal Marketing, takes aim at the traditional press room. As CEO Amy Juers describes in our interview, The Edge Room enables enables event exhibitors to easily upload company information such as a company logo, brochures, white papers, press releases, and show announcements. As someone who’s already taken advantage of the tool, I definitely recommend it—excellent way for media members and vendors to communicate before and during an event.
Charlie Magliato, Legal Program at Biscom, On Data Breaches and the Many Challenges Surrounding Data Transfers
When we think of data breaches, it’s hard not to think first of malicious activity, some nameless hacker breaking into an encrypted file system and stealing countless individuals’ personal information. But in reality, as Charlie Magliato of Biscom notes, data breaches are usually caused by employee actions—and the potential for data breaches is just one of many challenges associated with data transfers. In our interview, Magliato walks through the many challenges caused by data transfers, how Biscom helps solve them and the company’s iPad app, which will be released at LegalTech New York.
Scott Devens On How MEETandCONFER.COM Improves the Efficiency of Preparing Court-mandated “Meet and Confer” Meetings
Scott Devens, Vice President at MEETandCONFER.COM, joins LXBN TV’s ongoing coverage of LegalTech New York to discuss how his company’s product, which is patent-pending, drastically improves the process of preparing for court-mandated “meet and confer” meetings. In their own words, MEETandCONFER.COM “has been specifically designed to create a cooperative environment between attorneys and their clients as well as with their opposing parties during this important stage of the eDiscovery process.”
As part of our coverage in the lead up to LegalTech New York 2012, Yoeli Barag of e-Stet joins me to discuss common pain-points he sees in the e-discovery industry, a long with major trends he anticipates in 2012. Yoeli is President at e-Stet, which is a global provider of electronic litigation support services.