Let’s imagine the possibilities at this year’s ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) Conference that begins on Sunday, August 17th and runs through Thursday, August 21st at the Gaylord in Nashville, TN. An exciting schedule filled with educational sessions, networking events, exhibits and keynotes that will help to incubate the many creative and highly intelligent minds of attendees.
Keynote speakers include Peter Diamandis, author of “ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think.” He will provide insights on the impact of artificial intelligence, computational Systems, digital manufacturing/3-D printing, synthetic biology/bioinformatics digital medicine and robotics and nanomaterials. Rod Beckstrom, a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on organizational leadership and former President and CEO of ICANN, will talk about his experience dealing the global cybersecurity scene. Rohit Talwar, global futurist, will draw on ILTA’s Legal Technology Future Horizons study findings to describe the journey of reinvention law firms must embark on in the decade ahead.
Education Sessions are organized under several tracks: Information Management, Organization Management, Applications and Desktop, Technology Operations and The Future and ILTA initiatives. Over 200 programs are being offered at this year’s conference.
ILTA and InsideLegal to Release 2014 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey
ILTA and InsideLegal, an insider’s guide to doing business in legal technology, are set to release the findings of the “2014 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey” (Survey) during conference. The Survey, expanded to include feedback from all ILTA member law firms, includes detailed technology budget data; updated information on firms’ social media and publication preferences; an in-depth look at tablet and mobile purchasing patterns; legal IT and Big Data trends, and expansive sections on current and future legal technology purchases. Survey findings will be presented as part of ILTA/InsideLegal’s Vendor education program on Monday, August 18th, in conjunction with ILTA’s Annual Conference, taking place at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.
Along with the keynotes, networking and ed sessions are the exhibitors. ILTA has a fun exhibit hall opening planned for Monday night with a Comic Con theme. Exhibitors will decorate their booths and dress up in costumes – this should prove to be quite a lot of fun.
Here is a preview of some key vendors at the show:
JuraLaw® by Law Bulletin Publishing Company
The JuraLaw® Justice League will defend the rights of lawyers to properly calendar and docket their cases at the ILTA Conference in Booth 633. The JuraLaw team will get into the Comic Con spirit of this year’s ILTA conference as the JuraLaw Justice League. JuraLaw will be demonstrating several new features including multiple reminders, seamless connectivity to Outlook Exchange, document management with NetDocuments and New York court calendars and dockets. Don’t miss the full features of JuraLaw, the only completely web-based docket management product available at ILTA in Booth 633. For more info, visit JuraLaw.com.
Booth # 406/408
As the legal industry continues to evolve against the backdrop of BYOD trends, legal professionals are searching for ways to share large, confidential files from a number of different devices. Securing the document at surface level is only one part of it – just as concerning, if not more, are the implications of letting hidden data (metadata) fall into the wrong hands.
Last year at ILTA leading enterprise collaboration provider, Workshare, announced Professional 8 to address this very concern. Professional 8 protects legal documents that are shared beyond the corporate network. Its key features include metadata stripping in addition to permissions settings that control how documents are accessed once shared, such as preview-only or time-restricted access. Since its launch last year, Professional 8 has been selected by some of the top legal firms, including Ward Hadaway in the UK.
Workshare is passionate about educating legal professionals about file sharing and collaboration risks and recently introduced Workshare Detect, a free tool that identifies sensitive data contained within documents. Users simply upload the file of their choice, and Detect rates the document based on risk level.
This year at ILTA Workshare is reimagining collaboration with a number of major announcements that reaffirm its dedication to the legal sector. Workshare will also be showcasing its latest developments on the stand. Stop by Workshare’s booth at #406/408 to learn more.
Levit & James, Inc.
Levit & James, Inc. now reports that all of the ten largest U.S. law firms, as ranked in the National Law Journal’s 2014 NLJ 350 list, are using Best Authority to create their Tables of Authorities (TOAs).
“Few, if any, legal-specific software products have ever achieved such an overwhelming market share as Best Authority,” said Ian Levit, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for Levit & James. “We believe our reasonable pricing structure has made the software affordable to organizations of every size and makeup, by basing the price on the size of a firm’s litigation practice.”
In all, more than 750 customers, including 83 of the 2014 NLJ 350 list’s 100 largest law firms, are using Best Authority. Customers range from sole practitioners to the largest firms, as well as numerous government agencies and nonprofits.
Catalyst Repository Systems
Catalyst Repository Systems, creators of the secure, cloud-based e-discovery platform Insight and a pioneer in developing secure, cloud-based software to help corporations and their law firms take control of e-discovery, compliance and regulatory matters will be showcasing their latest innovations in action, partnerships and progress. Catalyst’s highlights for ILTA 2014 include:
Introducing TAR 2.0: Catalyst will be showcasing the latest features of its next-generation technology assisted review (TAR 2.0) platform, Insight Predict. TAR 2.0 and the next generation of predictive ranking overcome TAR’s initial limits by allowing continuous active learning, continuous ranking, and training by large review teams. Come for a demo and see TAR 2.0 in action!
Results-side Analytics: Catalyst will unveil a major enhancement to Catalyst Insight, results-side analytics. Results-side analytics provide a powerful new ways to refine search results, enabling users to quickly cull and narrow document sets and reduce the cost and time of review. The addition of results-side analytics to Catalyst Insight will now empower users to more quickly cull and filter search results and produce charts that provide on-the-fly visual analysis of results.
E-discovery & Predictive Coding in Asia Pac: E-discovery adoption is on the rise in the Asia Pac region and Catalyst has been at the forefront of this development with proven expertise in solving the challenge of multi-language e-discovery and predictive coding engine designed to handle and analyze Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) data. Catalyst will be discussing new use cases from its work in the Asia Pac region.
Partner News: Catalyst will also be discussing some of the latest developments with their new partners which include both new Asian partners and integration partners.
Business Integrity®, the world leader in automated legal document automation solutions for law firms and corporations, will be demonstrating the latest 5.2 version of ContractExpress.
ContractExpress 5 was introduced in March 2014 featuring a new mobile-first user interface. ContractExpress has always enabled attorneys to create and maintain their templates directly within Microsoft Word and then publish to the ContractExpress web server with one click, all without requiring programmers. The latest version is even better, with many new features for all aspects of document automation.
Users can choose to install ContractExpress on-premises, to have it hosted, or to use it as a Cloud service. For law firms, ContractExpress 5.2 includes features to strengthen the lawyer-client relationship including client interviews by email to gather client information more quickly and efficiently. For a public example of ContractExpress 5 in action, see Cooley GO.
The ContractExpress team will be demonstrating ContractExpress 5.2 running on PCs, Macs, iPads, and smartphones. Also, the team will be demonstrating ContractExpress for SharePoint for law firms looking to leverage their SharePoint based client extranets, as used by Seyfarth Shaw as part of its ILTA award winning SeyfarthLean client site, and by Baker Donelson and Davis Wright Tremaine as part of their client extranets.
Booth #601, 603
BigHand delivers innovative productivity-enhancing software to busy time-focused professionals, wherever and whenever they need it. BigHand offers cloud-based and enterprise versions of our voice productivity technology – the next generation of digital dictation – and incorporates desktop, remote digital device and smartphone access; workflow; and voice recognition.
Innovative Computing Systems
Innovative Computing Systems, Inc. (ICS) has focused exclusively on the technology needs of law firms since 1989. The company services large and midsize firms in California and across the United States and takes a best-of-breed approach to all of its offerings. ICS selects only premier technology partners to provide solutions to its clients and is committed to maintaining long-term strategic relationships with clients to ensure the highest levels of success with IT initiatives.
Tikit North America
Tikit North America (Tikit NA), a division of one of the largest providers of technology solutions and services to global legal and accounting firms, Tikit Ltd., today announced its technology solution line-up for next week’s International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Annual Educational Conference. The Tikit NA team will be engaging ILTA members throughout the four day conference with its latest innovations in the Tikit Carpe Diem timekeeping suite of software solutions including Carpe Diem Classic 2014, just released Carpe Diem Mobile app for Windows Mobile 8, Carpe Diem Enterprise and Carpe Diem TimeFinder; and a sneak peek preview of the next generation of Carpe Diem holistic timekeeping technology. Conference attendees will also be able to benefit from a preview of the soon to be released latest version of Tikit eMarketing; the new and improved Tikit Template Management System (TMS); as well as the North American legal launch of the Dolby Voice-enabled audio conferencing solution, BT MeetMe.
Tikit NA’s parent company’s conferencing product, BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice, is also making its North American legal market premier. The high quality sound and innovative voice separation completely eliminates awkward and inefficient audio quality thereby improving communication and collaboration levels which are especially relevant for the legal sector. BT is one of the leading conferencing solution providers globally and has over 2,400 customers in the US and Canada, and now through Tikit NA law firms can access a full range of audio, video and web conferencing solutions. ILTA conference attendees won’t be able to miss the BT MeetMe launch with Tikit setting up two British-style phone boxes where they can experience first-hand BT Meet Me with Dolby Voice.
Beyond experiencing live demos of all Tikit offerings at booth 513/515, ILTA conference goers will be able to join Tikit subject matter experts in specially designated sessions in Tikit’s demo suite to discuss and preview next generation timekeeping and template management trends and solutions.
Booth # 200
Lucid IQ created CaseManagerPro, the leading cloud-based case and matter management platform. CaseManagerPro allows all parties involved in a case or matter to be better organized and connected to all elements of a case. Unique features allow the system to be customized to the specific needs of the case and the client. The platform offers improved productivity and reduced cost to the firms that use it. CaseManagerPro is backed by a highly intelligent and client-driven team who work to ensure the system meets and exceeds the needs of every client.
Keno Kozie Associates
Keno Kozie will be onsite to talk with attendees about why law firms across America are making Keno Kozie their IT partner of choice. Keno Kozie can help law firms with:
· IT Consulting
· System Integration & Support
· Document Management Services
· Advanced Legal Applications
· Security and Risk Management Services
· Managed Services
· 24/7/365 Help Desk Support
The company will be unveiling the most secure and user-intuitive cloud file sharing solution for legal professionals at ILTA 2014. By partnering with Hitachi Credeon Cloud Data Protection, TitanFile is able to deliver the first-of-its-kind cloud file sharing solution to the legal market, which enables users to maintain control of the encryption key. Traditionally, the service provider of the cloud solution owns and maintains the encryption keys, and clients who want client-side encryption must use third-party software and add-ons.
LawBase is a powerful and customizable case management solution known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality. LawBase’s strengths include its wide array of integrations with other popular legal software in order to maximize the return on investment for users. LawBase allows law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies to track a file’s progress, maintain client files within various areas of law, keep complete calendars and schedules, maintain file room management and perform large repetitive tasks with just a few keystrokes, saving time and money.
The New CoSign Click: Fast, Efficient and Secure Digital Signing Processes for Partners and Clients
ARX, the global leader in digital signature solutions, is announcing the launch of CoSign Click, an add-on component to CoSign Central and CoSign Cloud. CoSign Click helps seamlessly extend digital signing capabilities, accelerate workflow processes, and improve collaboration by enabling law firms to easily and efficiently collect digital signatures from their partners, clients and other external parties. Documents are exported for signing directly from the user’s existing workflows and sent securely to external parties from the CoSign Click interface. After the document is signed via a web-based mobile-ready application, the signed version is sent directly back to the user’s document management system. The system is based on centralized management, ensuring document security throughout the signing process and enabling access only to authorized users. CoSign Click can be deployed in one of two ways – cloud-based, where both the CoSign Click application and the digital signature processing flow are provided as a service, eliminating the need to set up any hardware or software; or on-premise, where both the CoSign Click application and the CoSign Central server that handles digital signature processing flow are installed on-site, ensuring complete control over the signing process. Visit CoSign at booth #635 to take CoSign Click for a test drive.
Encoretech, a premiere learning & development organization delivering technology training and migration solutions to the legal and corporate communities, is introducing the Technology Training Program Audit, a Training-as-a-Service (TaaS) offering that helps law firms develop and align training objectives to their business objectives and strategic imperatives. The audits will help legal IT and legal training leaders really know what’s working, what can be improved and how, and to what extent technology training goals and application use and overall adoption are in alignment. The purpose of the audit is to establish a benchmark of where the firm’s technology training program is today, its learning objectives, needs, and performance gaps impacting program effectiveness. The training audit program, which typically takes 30-90 days, includes the following core components:
• Training department analysis: Which training systems are in place? Are they working and aligned with how firm attorneys and other users need to consume training? How does the lack of technology training skills impact the ability to deliver documents in a timely and secure manner?
• Training needs and GAP analysis: The audit will identify key business drivers and align the technology training objectives. How can I ‘reboot’ my training program to align my current program with what business needs to be delivered in the future?
• Performance analysis: Is overall training department performance keeping up with user and client demands? Are training program delivery, style and availability aligned with positive results?
• Skills and learner review: Assessing basic skills and benchmarking proficiency requirements provide a starting point for achieving efficiency and productivity gains. Do legal professionals understand the types of skills clients expect them to have?
Encoretech will be at booth 536 and, led by Jeffrey Roach, will be teaching several educational sessions including a Solution Showcase on TaaS and technology training program audits. View their full onsite program here.