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Thursday’s ILTA Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  This is the last day to check out the show if you’re in the Nashville area with a number of sessions still available and over 190(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Perform a “find” on today’s ILTA conference schedule for “discovery” or “information governance” and you’ll get 3 sessions with hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM:

LEDES – The Proliferation of Jurisdictional e-Billing Requirements and UTBMS Code Sets

Description: The ABA originally released four UTBMS (Uniform Task Based Management System) code sets in 1998. The original code sets were tailored to categorize services performed by counsel on litigation and bankruptcy matters, or to accommodate project and counseling work. The past few years have been marked by a dramatic increase in the number of UTBMS code sets available, with the development of additional (or revision of existing) code sets for jurisdictional billing (Canada, England and Wales) and for Governance, Risk and Compliance, Knowledge Management, Patent, Trademark, transactional and eDiscovery work. What’s going on with all this new development? How do jurisdictional laws and requirements impact the complexity of implementing UTBMS in law firms? What steps is the LOC considering to alleviate this burden? During this session we will take a look at the various jurisdictions worldwide requiring eBilling and how jurisdictional billing codes are proliferating as a result. Audience participation is encouraged!

Speakers are: Jane A. Bennitt – Global Legal Ebilling, LLC; Cathi J. Collins – Bridgeway Software.

Large Firm Hustle: An Oscar-Worthy Discussion Forum

Description: Large firms have unique pain points (and unique successes) worthy of a closer look. Join our thought-provoking discussion as we focus on issues — such as IT department relocation, DMS security and collaboration, information governance, email headaches and client-driven changes in legal IT — that profoundly affect larger legal organizations.

Speakers are: John Kuttler – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Constance Hoffman – Bryan Cave, LLP.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

E-Discovery Review Platform Selection – One Year Later

Description: Attend this follow up to last year’s popular panel discussion which focused on the search for and selection of e-discovery solutions. We have reconvened a panel to discuss the solutions they selected and will now share lessons learned from the complicated steps of implementation, rollout and adoption. The panel will also offer guidance and advice for all those contemplating or in the middle of the selection and deployment of an e-discovery solution.

Speakers are: Stephen Dooley – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Deanna E. Blomquist – Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; David Hasman – Bricker & Eckler LLP.

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

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTA this year?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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