Create Something New at ILTA Las Vegas 2013

The International Legal Technology Association’s [ILTA] 2013 Conference is called the Catalyst for a reason. To follow in line with the definition of the word ‘catalyst’, the hope is that the conference will promote the environment for two or more things to come together to create something new.  The same can be said for all of the Legal IT professionals that will converge on Las Vegas this week for the annual conference.  I have attended this conference for the last few years and I have always walked away with a number of great ideas.  The best part of this show is that the attendees, speakers and vendors are very excited about being here. ILTA has everything you need to create something new!

The topics of the sessions are broken down into four distinct categories, information management, organization management, applications desktop and technology operations. Also carried over from previous years is the Law2020® that covers the next decade and enables to plan for the future as best they can. A challenge considering the speed of change involved with managing technology. Over 200 sessions are planned to cover these topics. You can download the ILTA Catalyst App to find everything you need at this year’s conference.

Some special offerings include:

Inside Legal will present the 2013 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey Release – Purchasing Trends of ILTA Law Firms – this will be a review of the results from this year’s ILTA member technology purchasing survey. This will take place in the Augustus Ballroom I-II, Caesars Palace on Monday from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Law Bulletin will be providing a preview of JuraLaw® 2.0 on Monday, August in the Augustus Ballroom, Booth 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Version 2.0 of JuraLaw®, a SaaS, national case, calendar and docket management product, focuses on improving and streamlining docket work streams, enhancing rules event creation, expands its court data offerings and provides user customization.

Each year I preview some of the vendors that are exhibiting at this year’s conference.  Here’s this year’s preview:

Levit & James – Booth 434

Announces Best Authority 3.1 and 80% Big Law Dominance at ILTA 2013 –
Veteran legal software provider Levit & James (ILTA booth#434) will be making two major announcements at ILTA this year. On the technology front, they will be releasing Best Authority 3.1, the newest version of their market-dominating Table of Authorities (TOA) software which now includes support for MS Office 2013 and several other enhancements. Watch a short video on the new 3.1 features.
Also, Levit & James will be announcing that 80% of the largest 100 US law firms have bought Best Authority, dwarfing the combined market share of Thomson West and LexisNexis for their TOA products. Given the fierce competition in the legal technology market, the 80% milestone is truly an impressive accomplishment for the company, which has been in the business for 26 years.

BigHand – Booth 539

BigHand – providers of cloud-based and enterprise versions of voice productivity technology — will be showcasing its recently launched mobility features including support for the new Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. BigHand is the first provider of dictation workflow technology to offer these apps. The company will be demonstrating its new iPad document review and approval app. And, earlier in August, the company announced a partnership with Esquire Innovations to incorporate their iCreate Microsoft Office templates into BigHand; the company will show how these integrated templates give clients new automation tools for simpler document production.


cicayda, a software and litigation support services company delivering 100% cloud-based eDiscovery applications, will announce the availability of the cicayda eDiscovery software suite including cicayda review, staccato (early and constant case assessment), drone (production analyzer), and fermata (legal hold management). The feature-complete private cloud-based platform for processing, review, analysis, and production works in any modern web browser as well as on mobile devices, including the iPad and other tablets.

nQueue Billback – Booth 119

nQueue Billback has launched iA Virtual Cabinet, its new subscription-based document management system. iA Virtual Cabinet provides firms of all sizes with state-of-the-art document management along with a portal for secure client communications, at a low monthly fee with no support or maintenance fees. Firms save time, increase levels of service and efficiency, save space, reduce storage costs and can communicate with clients in a method more secure than email. iA Virtual Cabinet offers subscription-based pricing, but is not a cloud-based solution; it resides on in-house servers at the firm.

Cavo ED – Booth 107

With input from industry experts and experienced end users from its inception, Cavo ED leverages the latest open source technologies and proprietary search algorithms for a completely new e-discovery experience that truly cuts the time, risk and costs involved in document review.

Biscom – Booth 133

Biscom Advances Security and Productivity within its Flagship Secure Document Exchange Technology

Biscom announces enhancements to Biscom Secure File Transfer (SFT) that improve security, productivity and collaboration. Biscom SFT version 4.3 provides an intuitive self-service environment that secures the delivery of large and confidential files and helps legal organizations comply with federal and state data privacy regulations.

• Improved Productivity: Support for single sign-on with Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Users that have entered their authentication credentials with a trusted identity provider will not have to re-enter their credentials to access Biscom SFT, saving valuable key strokes and improving user productivity.
• Enhanced Collaboration: Biscom SFT Secure Workspace offers a secure, intuitive way to exchange project related files and comments with internal and external participants. Secure Workspace Folders improve collaboration and productivity by allowing participants to better organize Secure Workspaces containing a large number of files.
• Advanced Mobility: The Biscom SFT mobile app now supports all IOS and Android mobile devices. The Biscom SFT mobile app facilitates on-demand secure transfer of files stored on the mobile device with the same ease as composing and sending an e-mail. Biscom is pleased to announce that the SFT mobile app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Olympus – Booth 638

Olympus will be setting up in Booth #638 to showcase its DS-7000 and DS-3500 Professional Dictation Systems, workflow software and transcription solutions, the ideal solution for the legal profession. Through the Olympus’ next-generation Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software, both the DS-7000 and DS-3500 can be implemented seamlessly in legal offices that require the ability to record and transcribe high volume, sensitive data without compromising security or efficiency. Dictations can be recorded and transcribed directly by ODMS utilizing the industry-leading Dragon NaturallySpeaking software engine or by Background voice recognition feature. They can be also combined with the AS-7000 Transcription Kit to create a complete, end-to-end business solution.

Innovative Computing Systems, Inc. – Booth 329

Innovative Computing Systems, Inc. (ICS), a leading provider of information technology services to law firms and corporate legal departments, is debuting its Amazon Web Services related offerings at ILTA. This week, the company announced that it has joined the Amazon Partner Network and will begin offering services related to migrating legal industry clients to the cloud. A primary benefit of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with predictable variable costs that scale with needs. This is particularly important to law firms with limited IT resources or highly variable revenue cycles. ICS will be conducting consultations in booth #329 at ILTA to help attendees determine if a move to the cloud is right for them. You can walk up or reserve a consultation here.

DTI – Booth 117

DTI is exhibiting this year at ILTA to promote their unique approach to on-site managed services. DTI integrates litigation support and technology with traditional facilities management services to help clients attain more strategic and more cost-effective solutions. Visit DTI at booth #117 to learn more.

kCura – Booth 305

kCura—developers of the e-discovery software Relativity—will be showcasing Relativity Binders, an iPad app designed for partner-level attorneys, and Relativity 8—the latest version of Relativity adding email threading, improved navigation, and major improvements to speed and performance. On August 20, kCura’s computer-assisted review experts will be leading a hands-on assisted review session for attendees, taking them through each phase of a successful project.

Keno Kozie – Booth # 345

Keno Kozie will have company officials on site to show how they work with senior members of law firm management on the provision of support service and the application of technology within the law firm to ensure the most effective IT environment for the firm’s professionals and support staff. In addition, Eli Nussbaum of Keno Kozie will be presenting a session titled “Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Spotlight” on Tuesday at 11:00 am in Roman Ballroom III. Barry Keno of Keno Kozie will be speaking on a panel titled “Use the Clues in Your Helpdesk Knowledge Base for More Than Whodunit” on Tuesday at 1:30 pm in Neopolitan Ballroom I & II.

LawBase – Booth #640

LawBase will be showcasing the company’s powerful and customizable case management solution. 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.

AccessData – Booth 400/404

AccessData will be showcasing Summation 5.0 which features integrated predictive coding, exciting visual analytics, the ability to import Concordance and Relativity load files and full interoperability FTK – AccessData’s well-known forensic review tool. In addition, Lee Reiber, AccessData’s VP of Mobile Forensic Solutions, will be conducting a live data analysis exercise where attendees will learn how to collect, review and analyze data on a mobile device in Octavius 1 at 3:30 pm on Tuesday.

~ by CDLB on August 18, 2013.

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