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Adam Losey of IT-Lex.org – eDiscovery Trends, Part 2

During our recently concluded thought leader interview series, I had intended to line up at least one more interview – with Adam Losey, president and editor-in-chief of IT-Lex.org, a technology law not-for-profit educational and literary organization and an attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP.  Adam also served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught electronic discovery as part of Columbia’s Information and Digital Resource Management Master’s Program.  Under the idea of “better late than never”, I was finally able to speak to Adam and get his thoughts on various eDiscovery topics.  Enjoy!  🙂

Like his dad, Ralph Losey, Adam has a lot to say.  Yesterday was part 1 of the interview.  Here is part 2.

What are you working on that you’d like our readers to know about?

At IT-Lex, we have a cash prize writing competition.  The deadline is May 1.  The winners not only receive $5000, $1000 and $500 cash prizes, but they also will be published in an academic journal that we will begin to publish from the top three articles and other submissions.  The winners also become members of IT-Lex, if they are willing to do the accompanying work.  We have Friends, Partners and Members.  Anybody can be a Friend of IT-Lex for free by registering, which gives you discounts on our conference, on partner products (if they wish to offer them).  You also get the bi-weekly email blast, you can download the journal, and you can watch our videos.  It’s all free.  Our Partners support us financially and they get advertising rights for that.

But, Members are really the core of the organization.  You can’t buy membership, there’s no cost associated with it – you just have to agree to work, have the necessary credentials, and help drive our not-for-profit mission.  There are no honorary memberships.  It includes people like Craig Ball and Jay Grenig at Marquette Law, Maura Grossman, Bill Hamilton, Ron Hedges, Browning Marean, etc.  It’s a bunch of folks that are pretty well established and everybody has agreed to take on a job.  It’s similar to a law review setup – we have managing articles, research and symposium departments.  And, they handle a typical law review process in screening articles that we get for the competition.  But, the big “carrot” that I’m hoping for the winners isn’t the money, it’s receiving an invitation to become a member.  So, they get to join a group of well known, well learned technology lawyers and collaborate academically with them and that should help those winners “kick start” their careers.  You can call us the technology law Kickstarter.  Winners also get to present at our first annual conference, called Innovate, on October 17 and 18 in Orlando.  We’re capping attendance at 200.  There will be quite a group of judges and eDiscovery experts there.  There will be some topics that you don’t typically see at most eDiscovery conferences and the winners of the writing competition will get to present their paper at a panel session.

Thanks, Adam, for participating in the interview!

And to the readers, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic!

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