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eDiscovery Trends: Thursday’s ILTA Sessions


As noted the past three days, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2011 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  Today’s the last day to check out the show if you’re in the Nashville area with a number of sessions available and over 280(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including (shameless plug warning!) my company, CloudNine Discovery, which is previewing the version 10.5 release of our linear review application, OnDemand®, prior to release next month.  Last chance!

Perform a “find” on today’s ILTA conference schedule for “discovery” and you’ll get 11 hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM:

Emerging E-Discovery Technologies: Predictive Coding and Remote Collection

Description: Law firms, corporations and government agencies continue to feel the impact of addressing electronic discovery requirements with growing data sizes and shrinking timelines. Technology providers have developed some practical solutions that will increase efficiency, minimize cost and address quality to minimize risk. This session will discuss two of those emerging technologies: predictive coding and remote collection. Please join us in an open discussion with industry leaders who will provide practical thoughts to consider when utilizing these solutions.

Speakers are: Dominic Jaar – KPMG LLP; Greg Buckles – Reason-eD, LLC; L. Keven Hayworth – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Howard Sklar – Recommind; Patrick Zeller – Guidance Software

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Legal vs. IT: Aligning Litigation and Practice Support

Description: Many are talking about a perceived conflict between legal and IT –– whether they can get along and speak the same language. An experienced panel will help you see litigation and practice support as bilingual facilitators, as they discuss characteristics of highly-functional multidisciplinary teams and relationship-building, bringing together the viewpoints of technology professionals and practice group members to achieve shared success.

Speakers are: Deborah Ratterman-Warnecke – Sears Holdings Corporation; John L. Kapp – Shearman & Sterling, LLP; Barb Sloan – Hunsucker Goodstein & Nelson PC; Carolyn Anger – Stikeman Elliott LLP

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Data Archiving: Where Did All the Storage Space Go?

Description: Join us for an interactive discussion about how IT professionals, litigation support departments and attorneys work together to identify litigation data that can be archived. We’ll address such questions as: How do you categorize data? What archiving solutions/processes are being used? What are the costs? Learn how firms are archiving and saving on storage while keeping data available to attorneys.

Speakers are: Scott M. Cohen – Winston & Strawn LLP; John Elbasan – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Vincent Collado – Computer Design & Integration

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

LexisNexis: Gaining a Competitive Edge and Economic Advantage in E-Discovery

Description: The nature of litigation is that it is often sporadic, unpredictable and can fall outside the scope of standard litigation-support processes. Learn how to increase your ability to say "yes" to challenging deadlines, and decrease delays due to managing difficult data by utilizing a hybrid approach to what is kept in-house and what is outsourced. This panel discussion will provide new strategies and best practices for leveraging internal and external teams, as well as LexisNexis e-discovery and litigation-management technology to add greater flexibility and cost efficiency to your cases and a competitive edge in the discovery process.

Speakers are: George William Farrall – Integreon; Jennifer Stevenson – LexisNexis; Miklos Wenczl – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

For a complete listing of all sessions at the conference, click here.

eDiscoveryDaily will also be “tweeting” periodically throughout ILTA, so feel free to check out our updates at twitter.com/Cloud9Discovery.

So, what do you think?  Did you attend ILTA this year?  What were the highlights for you?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.