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ILTA Women in eDiscovery Interviews Show the Impact Women Make on our Profession: eDiscovery Trends

We’re just a little over a month away from ILTACON 2018, one of the most important conferences every year in the legal technology world.  This year’s conference is at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center at National Harbor, MD.  CloudNine will be exhibiting at the conference and I will be speaking at the conference!  More on that to come later.  But, a current series on the ILTA blog about Women in eDiscovery shows that ILTA is about a lot more than the annual ILTACON conference.

Phil Weldon, a content coordinating volunteer for ILTA, has published a series of Women in eDiscovery interviews on the ILTA blog.  As you probably know, Women in eDiscovery™ (“WiE”) is a nonprofit organization focused on providing women with legal technology education, networking and leadership opportunities.  As you may recall, CloudNine participated in a WiE event last year at South Texas College of Law and will again this year in September (more on that to come too).  Anyway, as Phil puts it:

“In May of 2018, my ILTA colleague Chandra Foreman was able to put me in touch with the Chicago Chapter Board of Women in eDiscovery. As a non-profit organization, WiE holds monthly meetings for legal professional women with a primary focus on education and networking. They also collaborate, fundraise, and mentor. I enjoyed taking the interviews and am sincerely excited to share them with the ILTA community. ‘Women can empower other women’ as Jennifer Roe so eloquently put. I hope you find these interviews as fun and insightful as I did.”

So far, Phil has interviewed Jennifer Roe (Director of the WiE Chicago Chapter), Lekecia Barclay (Litigation Support Specialist at the Securities & Exchange Commission), Ann M. Eisenreich (Division Director at Beacon Hill Legal), Amy Juers (CEO at Edge Marketing) and Diandra Ritchie (Senior Specialist – EEO, Labor & Employee Relations at City Colleges of Chicago).  Great series so far!  Hopefully, I didn’t miss any; if so, I apologize!

Regardless, I always enjoy hearing about other professionals in our industry, how they got started and what they enjoy most about the work they do.  A few years ago, my (then) blog colleague Jane Gennarelli did a series of eDiscovery Professional Profiles (click here to check them out – the first 16 posts in response to the linked search are the profiles that she did).  Maybe we’ll have to kick off a new series!  I’m inspired!

So, what do you think?  Do you know an eDiscovery professional that deserves to be profiled?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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