Embracing Change – ILTACON 2016 offers a look into your future

Disruption, change, evolution, revolution…can’t a person just relax?  Not if you want to stay alive and be job-secure in the fast-paced, constantly eruptive, shifting world of Legal IT.  What better place to get a grip and get your yoga on than ILTACON 2016.  This year’s location is DC’s National Harbor Gaylord Resort.  The Gaylords always remind me of “Silent Running”, that film with Bruce Dern about the atrium on another planet.  The Gaylord has it’s own ecosystem – you can check out, but you can never leave.

Here’s more to check out from the exhibitors at this year’s show:

Booth #327
LawBase will be showcasing their signature case and matter management product at ILTACON 2016.

LawBase is a powerful and configurable case and matter management solution, known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality. LawBase’s strengths include its wide array of integrations with other popular legal software that 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 the law, keep complete calendars and schedules, maintain file room management and perform large repetitive tasks with just a few keystrokes, saving time and money.

Booth #827
TCDI launched CVFox  earlier this year and will be demoing it at ILTACON 2016.

CVFox is an affordable end-to-end discovery solution for the legal industry and brings together data processing, complex databases, workflows and review strategies in one simplified SaaS product to streamline the review process for the corporate and law firm market. With CVFox, all cases are given access to the best available technology, including CAAT® analytics, at predictable pricing so they can be properly litigated and defended on merit.

Booth 1014

Law Bulletin Publishing Company (LBPC) announced that its JuraLaw® web-based national case, calendar and docket management Cloud-based product is now accessible from a mobile app called JuraLawyer™. JuraLawyer allows lawyers in a firm to have a clear view of their cases and upcoming events. JuraLawyer mobile also enables an attorney to comment on the outcome of an event and directly notifies the docket department through the JuraLaw dashboard. JuraLawyer is available from both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Levit & James
Booth 413

At ILTACON booth#413, Levit & James, Inc. will be demonstrating its Best Authority Table of Authorities software, which is now being used by 87 of the Am Law 100 law firms list for 2016 according to a recent announcement from the company. Best Authority is used by over 900 organizations and holds a commanding position in the TOA software category, having established an overwhelming lead over Thomson West and LexisNexis TOA products. Earlier this month, the company also announced that Ohio law firm Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty (KWGD) has successfully implemented Best Authority.

Booth #326

FRONTEO vice president of data science and strategy Richard Dilgren will speak in a panel session on “A Road Map for Gathering and Analyzing Client Discovery Data across Matters” on September 1 at 1:30 pm in National Harbor rooms 12 and 13. The panel will explore how legal departments are using business intelligence across matters to reuse work product such as privilege calls, relevance and specific coding calls — all on the same documents and previously reviewed.

In the exhibit hall FRONTEO will show the TRUST Business Intelligence Portal, a client portal powered by Business Intelligence (BI) technology. The TRUST portal summarizes volumes of data from the Relativity eDiscovery platform, the Relativity User Activity and Status function and financial data repositories.
Sample Dashboards Include:
· Relativity Database Statistics (Hosting Storage, Last Access Database Information)
· Relativity User Statistics (Users Provisioned, User Activity and Last Usage)
· Project Management Dashboard (Ticket Status and Trends from FRONTEO’s ERP PM Tool)
· Finance Dashboard (Spend information from Finance and Accounting Systems)
FRONTEO experts will be on hand to discuss Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in legal solutions.

Booth # 801/803

In August, BigHand celebrates 10 years of operation in North America. They will be demonstrating just how far they have come with their go-to voice solutions which support paperless, efficient working and allow users to work in smarter and leaner ways than ever before. BigHand specializes in speech, task delegation, document creation and process improvement solutions that help customers achieve more in less time. The company has worked with clients over many years with highly successful digital dictation solutions, and has built on this deep customer knowledge to extend its offering further. BigHand’s Voice, Delegation and Improvement product suites are HIPAA compliant to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) as defined in the HITECH Act. BigHand is also ISO27001 certified.

LawStudio by Veritext
Booth # 1022

Veritext, the world’s largest court reporting company, will be demonstrating its latest version of LawStudio, the company’s secure cloud-based collaboration platform and online workspace. The latest version includes improved security features, tighter integration with Microsoft® Office and new time-saving aspects. When e-discovery is complete, LawStudio allows users to organize and manage all case materials, including case documents, transcripts, exhibits, video testimony and more. LawStudio has a robust set of tools to facilitate the identification and tracking of pertinent evidence such as issues, facts and testimony. It also allows users to collaborate and securely share documents with their litigation team, clients, experts and outside counsel.

Booth #: 1028

nQueue announces the launch of InfoRoute. InfoRoute allows you to scan documents consistently from any number of “onramps” – multi-function devices, desktop scanners, facilities management, even already-electronic documents – process them into any file format and accurately OCR them, and then route them automatically to the “offramp” of your choice, such as DMS, email, or network folder. All in about one second per page.

Booth #506

InOutsource, a trusted consulting and technology implementation services company, now offers law firms business intelligence consultation and implementation services. The new business intelligence services will help law firms gain real-time insight into performance, enable key stakeholders to regularly evaluate business practices and empower rapid changes and ongoing improvements. InOutsource will scope and define requirements for a business intelligence solution that is efficient and effective in solving business problems. The company will assist with:

• Firm-wide business intelligence and analytics strategy development
• Platform evaluation and selection
• Intuitive data analysis and data visualization design
• Predictive analytics and data modeling

InOutsource will demonstrate its business intelligence capabilities and the industry-leading records management solution FileTrail at ILTACON 2016. Contact johnzahradnick@inoutsource.com to reserve your demonstrations.

Company leaders will also be speaking at ILTACON. Megan Beauchemin will discuss “Data Analytics You Can Do Now in Legal” on Monday, Aug. 29 at 2:30 PM ET. On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9 AM ET, Nancy Beauchemin will join panelists Roger L. Bonine of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin and Abby Ross Spilker of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. to discuss “Maximizing Efficiencies with Technology-Backed Workflows.”


Booth 101/ #103

Join Tikit and a panel of law firm experts for their solution spotlight session “LTC4 and Attorney Technology Competency: Going Beyond Theory to Reality” on Tuesday, August 30  from 8.30am – 10:00am in  Annapolis 1 & 2. This session is ideal for anyone interested in attorney technology proficiency and an update on how competency certifications like LTC4 and legal technology assessments are moving the needle in law firms and influencing legal service delivery. Tikit also just announced increased demand for its new Carpe Diem Next Generation timekeeping solution. Within the last 13 months, more than 25 law firms in North America and the UK have chosen Tikit’s latest Carpe Diem Next Generation solution as either an upgrade or a new acquisition  including leading national firm Harris Beach PLLC. Currently, there and more than 100,000 timekeepers worldwide running Carpe Diem timekeeping solutions. According to Rick Shutts, Chief Information Officer at 200+ attorney firm Harris Beach, the firm chose Carpe Diem Next Generation based on new technology architecture, a focus on risk reduction, and a new UI/UX that promotes user adoption specifically related to time capture and entry. “Tikit’s complete redevelopment of Carpe Diem Next Generation Timekeeping started with new and better architecture and development practices, both of which helped to reduce risk related to integration issues and future development and support. Most importantly, the redevelopment did not negatively affect our attorneys’ affinity for the proven Carpe Diem interface including the popular, productivity-enhancing smart-timers,” added Shutts. Carpe Diem Next Generation, eMarketing version 6 and its document lifecycle solutions can all be test driven at theTikit booth #101/103. For a complete list of Tikit ILTACON 2016 events, demos and sessions, click here.

Handshake Software, Inc.

Booth 513/515

Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, and the native cloud DMS provider NetDocument just announced the release of Handshake Portals for NetDocuments. This new product, developed by Handshake Software and based on its core product architecture, provides a comprehensive portal environment within the NetDocuments DMS user interface.  NetDocuments customers can now view and interact with integrated, contextualized Financial, CRM, HR, news, and legal research information about clients and matters all from within their DMS. The Handshake Portals for NetDocuments solution extends Handshake Software’s popular products to deliver portal functionality in NetDocuments without requiring SharePoint. In addition, Handshake will feature its Universal Search solution. Recently, Am Law 100-ranked firms Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz selected Handshake Universal Search  (formerly known as SP Bridge) to deliver SharePoint-based enterprise search solutions, replacing Recommind’s Decisiv Search platform.  To date, 20% of the Am Law 100 have licensed Handshake’s Universal Search. ILTACON attendees can visit the Handshake booth for more details and live demos.


Booth 601/603

As has become customary for its ILTACON participation, NetDocuments is heading into this year’s conference with major Microsoft news. NetDocuments has deepened its Microsoft Office 365 integration by now offering support for Microsoft Flow, a new SaaS offering in Office 365 for automating workflow across a growing number of applications and cloud services. NetDocuments’ Microsoft Flow announcement follows Microsoft’s selection and inclusion of NetDocuments into its exclusive cloud storage provider program, and is the latest example of increased collaboration and integration with Microsoft Office 365. This integration enables an individual to securely login and create/edit/save content simply from within a web browser or iOS device, eliminating the need for either the local installation of Office, or being forced to save contents in OneDrive. The integration also enables Office 365 single sign-on, streamlining the user experience and highlighting both NetDocuments’ and Microsoft’s commitment to a cloud-first approach to application development, delivery, and integration. The Microsoft Flow and NetDocuments integration automates manual repetitive tasks across the ecosystem of productivity tools and technologies to improve the lives of busy legal professionals. Microsoft Flow can detect trigger events from NetDocuments, Office 365 or other applications automatically causing actions or initiating workflows within Microsoft Flow supported apps.

The NetDocuments Microsoft Flow integration will be presented at the ILTACON 2016 conference in National Harbor, MD on August 31, in demo room Chesapeake D at 9:00AM. For a full list of NetDocuments educational sessions and product showcases, click here. NetDocument’s ILTACON products & services update can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/NDproducts.

11th Anniversary ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey to be unveiled at ILTACON

ILTA and InsideLegal will be releasing the findings of the “2016 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey” at ILTACON 2016. The law firm technology purchasing survey, which is distributed to all ILTA member firms, includes detailed technology budget data; updated information on firms’ purchasing influences and patterns; legal IT department trends and challenges; and expansive sections on specific legal technology purchases – both last year’s and those planned for the upcoming year. The 2016 survey findings are being presented as part of the 13th Annual ILTA/InsideLegal Vendor Education Program on Monday, August 29th, 1:30-4:00 pm, Gaylord National, Potomac 1 (Ballroom Level/Conference Side) [Map to Potomac 1]. The 2016 survey can also be downloaded at www.Insidelegal.com after 5 pm EST on Monday, 8/29.

eDiscovery/eDisclosure Core Competency (ECC) Learning Plan

On Monday at ILTACON 2016, LTC4 announces the official release to its members of its much anticipated eDiscovery/eDisclosure Core Competency (ECC) Learning Plan following the peer review announced at LegalTech earlier in the year.  Designed to assess legal professionals’ understanding of eDiscovery, the LTC4 ECC Learning Plan is a competency curriculum created by the LTC4 ECC Learning Pod, a team of U.S. and U.K. based eDiscovery thought leaders.

Inspired by the globally accepted eDiscovery framework of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), the ECC Learning plan provides a practical, workflow-based scenario approach to assess knowledge of eDiscovery/eDisclosure areas including Identification, Preservation, Collection, Processing, Review, Analysis and Production.
LTC4 Chairman and Founding Member Bonnie L. Beuth, Information Systems Trainer at FordHarrison, noted: “The ultimate goal of the ECC Learning Plan is to facilitate widespread eDiscovery competence for law firms, legal departments and law schools.”  Beuth will be speaking on a panel at ILTACON on Tuesday, August 30 entitled “A Crash Course in Attorney Tech Audits.”

~ by CDLB on August 29, 2016.

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