LIT-Con Provides Great Value to ILTA Members

28 Sep

We want to be sure this event in on your radar, especially if you’re in the DC area. As an incentive to attend, we’ll be drawing from among the ILTA registrants for a $250 prize. ARMA has agreed to waive the late fee for our ILTA LIT-Con attendees.

To receive your ILTA Advantage registration:
Go online to LIT-Con 2011 Registration.

  1. Select the online registration option.
  2. After logging in, verify your information.
  3. The event fee will show the current fees, but will be adjusted prior to the final check-out. Click Next Step.
  4. You may register for Add-on ARMA Conference Registration by selecting the box or click Continue.
  5. On the screen that identifies your shopping cart items, go to the Source Code box in the lower left corner. Enter “ILTA11”, and then click Apply. Your LIT-Con 2011 registration fee will change to $449. If you selected additional items, you will be charged accordingly.
  6. To complete registration, click the Check-Out button.

ILTA and ARMA International are once again teaming up to bring you the premier event on legal technology and information policy and governance – LIT-Con 2011.

The road has been a long one, and with the evolution from operational recordkeeping to strategic information governance, law firms and corporate legal departments continue to deal with issues related to the vast volumes of unstructured information within their physical and virtual walls – and the potential risks.

Looking around the bend, firms will face vulnerabilities related to the way attorneys use information technology in the practice of law and the resulting confidentiality, privacy, regulatory and statutory concerns. Information is moving in and out of firms at a breakneck pace through mobile devices, social media, and cloud computing; ECM, DM, KM, and RM are converging; and there are a myriad of new options available for managing electronic information, matter-centric design, mobility, and identification and classification of records. Further, there are strategies and cultural changes required to make the transition to the new era, therefore, success and collaboration between RM and IT has become even more critical.

In just one action-packed day, you’ll receive the education needed to successfully navigate this changing legal landscape.

Anyone whose role includes mitigating risk in a firm or legal department needs to take advantage of this exceptional event, including:

  • Legal technologists
  • Firm chief information officers
  • Counsels
  • Records managers
  • Litigation support personnel
  • Legal administrators
  • Risk managers

LIT-Con is being held just prior to ARMA International’s 56th Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National Convention Center. LIT-Con attendees will have access to an Expo Hall with more than 200 companies, education, activities, and networking opportunities and nearly 4,000 industry professionals!

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In the Spotlight: ILTA’s Law Department Peer Group

6 Sep

In September, we shine a spotlight on our Law Department Peer Group! This volunteer-led, member-fed group provides resources, education and peer-connectivity on topics related to technology and support systems in a law department, including (but not limited to): contract management; corporate ethics and compliance; risk management; managing outside counsel; government relations; in-house litigation support; and many more.

With a growing number of corporate and government law departments in membership, and the continual interest in bridging the collective knowledge of our law firms and law departments, the peer group is a significant resource to all ILTA member entities. View the volunteer leadership and some of the offerings of this group here.

E-Group Participation: One of the many benefits of being an ILTA law department member is your ability to subscribe to the Law Department E-Group. The virtual community provides a forum for the exchange of information with your law department peers (law firm members cannot subscribe). Check out the details on how to subscribe and participate here. In addition to the Law Department E-Group, you’ll find many topic-oriented virtual communities of possible interest. These e-groups are for ILTA members only.

LIT-Con 2011: Information Management – The Road from Operations to Strategic Information Governance

6 Sep

ILTA and ARMA International are once again teaming up to bring you the premier event on legal technology and information policy and governance – LIT-Con 2011.

The road has been a long one, and with the evolution from operational recordkeeping to strategic information governance, law firms and corporate legal departments continue to deal with issues related to the vast volumes of unstructured information within their physical and virtual walls – and the potential risks.

Looking around the bend, firms will face vulnerabilities related to the way attorneys use information technology in the practice of law and the resulting confidentiality, privacy, regulatory and statutory concerns. Information is moving in and out of firms at a breakneck pace through mobile devices, social media, and cloud computing; ECM, DM, KM, and RM are converging; and there are a myriad of new options available for managing electronic information, matter-centric design, mobility, and identification and classification of records. Further, there are strategies and cultural changes required to make the transition to the new era, therefore, success and collaboration between RM and IT has become even more critical.

In just one action-packed day, you’ll receive the education needed to successfully navigate this changing legal landscape.

Anyone whose role includes mitigating risk in a firm or legal department needs to take advantage of this exceptional event, including:

•Legal technologists
•Firm chief information officers
•Counsels
•Records managers
•Litigation support personnel
•Legal administrators
•Risk managers

LIT-Con is being held just prior to ARMA International’s 56th Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National Convention Center. LIT-Con attendees will have access to an Expo Hall with more than 200 companies, education, activities, and networking opportunities and nearly 4,000 industry professionals!

Registration: www.arma.org/LitCon/2011/Registration.aspx
Early discount fee (paid by September 15, 2011) is $449 per person
Regular registration fee (paid after September 15, 2011 and on-site) is $549 per person

Note: Your LIT-Con registration does NOT include admission to the 56th Annual ARMA International Conference. It does, however, include admission into the ARMA International Expo, which opens on October 17, 2011. If you register for LIT-Con and would like to add-on registration for the ARMA International 56th Annual Conference, you’ll receive a $50 discount on ARMA conference fees!

Schedule:
Registration Open – 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration – 8:00 am
General Session – 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Reception with Sponsors – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

LIT-Con 2011 Conference Sessions

  • The Evolution of Information Governance at Law Firms
  • Cloud, SharePoint, and Social Media: Discovery on the Next Data Frontier
  • Managing Electronic Records and Information: A RIM and IT Collaboration
  • Records Management 2.0 – A New Era Begins
  • Compliance with Data Security and Privacy Regulations: A Case Study
  • ECM = DM+KM+RM + (More) – The New Theory of Relativity (at least in law firms)
  • Attorney and Client Mobility – Managing the Movement of Confidential Client Information In and Out of the Firm
  • Records Management Judo – Shifting the Culture Without Breaking Yourself Against It
  • KM and Universal Search – The Information Wants to Be Free … But Should It Be?

 

New ILTA 2011 Video Roundtable

1 Aug

ILTA has teamed up with ii3 to create video roundtables on topical issues. These roundtables are moderated by Shy Alter, CEO of ii3, and they include ILTA member experts responding to interview questions around each topic. The latest features an interview with ILTA 2011 Team Coordinators on their respective tracks and some of the exciting sessions that await us in Nashville. Listen in as Shy chats with Rachelle Rennagel, Sean Luman, Bobby Tindel and Skip Lohmeyer.

Portal Platforms White Paper Now Available

29 Jul

Hot off the digital press, ILTA’s latest white paper!

Law firms and legal departments are increasingly utilizing portal platforms to provide a wide array of resources from one centralized location while decentralizing the management of the content that’s available. By incorporating enterprise information from various databases and applications, powerful search engines, customizable views, security options, process controls and more, attorneys, staff and clients have transparency to the data that’s relevant to them, encouraging knowledge-sharing, increasing collaboration and improving the user experience.

We gratefully thank our authors for providing a gateway into the world of portal platforms. Jump in and see the new and exciting ways in which your firm and clients can become empowered to reach new heights (and score more points)!

Click here to read.

Knowledge Management White Paper Now Available

21 Jun

Hot off the digital press, our latest white paper was championed by ILTA’s Knowledge Management Peer Group. Great law firm KM starts by aligning itself with the top priorities of the clients and the firm. When such alignment is followed by strong execution, law firm KM serves the needs of both clients and firm by enabling the firm to deliver better work, faster.

The articles in this white paper provide sound advice on how to achieve such alignment and execution. Our authors set forth both general frameworks and specific guidance on how to develop a KM strategy and use KM to deliver value. You’ll read real-world case studies; while they deal with different client industries, practice groups and firm sizes, they all focus on harnessing the power of legal KM to meet the needs of clients and firms. This white paper also provides an analysis of our 2010 KM survey by firm size and an introduction to an excellent list of resources for legal KM leaders.

Many thanks to the peer group and the many contributors to this excellent publication. View/download your copy.

Countdown to ILTA 2011: Rev-Elation

17 Jun

August 21-25
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, Tennessee

We’re just a couple of months away from our premier annual event, and the excitement is building! You can read all about it from the conference website, and I’d like to bring a few details to the foreground:

Sessions: The educational lineup of almost 200 sessions is spectacular. You can view/download an overview and/or the details of the program. You can also search for content and drill down on the details from the Search Sessions feature on the right side of the conference website. You can also view our impressive lineup of speakers. Follow the conference on Twitter with the #ILTA11 hashtag, and note the hastags for specific sessions as you’re looking at the details from the conference site.

Daily Keynotes: You can start each morning on the right educational foot by attending the daily keynote followed by an “unplugged” session with the day’s speaker. We’ve got dynamic, thought-provoking and entertaining speakers that include Chris Trimble, Tom Koulopoulos, Robin Crow and Jan McInnis.

Alternative Session Formats: ILTA 2011 provides a variety of formats to fit every learning style. We’ll have our ever-popular sessions with expert speakers and case studies and crowdsourcing. In addition, the content for a number of sessions will be developed through social networking on ILTA’s E-Groups and Twitter (follow #ILTA11 to participate). There are also a dozen hands-on sessions –– complete training sessions on MS OneNote, Office and Excel, SharePoint, InfoPath, Windows 7 Security, Computer Forensics and COS / QOS.

BarCamps: On Thursday, we offer two half-day, fully interactive, semi-structured sessions, with small group conversations around Law2020 topics (a.m.) and information management (p.m.) developed from ILTA member survey and social media responses and published in a wiki prior to the conference. The BarCamp conversations will be led by ILTA volunteer facilitators, and takeaways will be shared at the end of the event and published in the wiki.

Registration: Congratulations to Bobbi Dodd of Hawley Troxell who is the winner in our Early Bird prize drawing. Bobbi joined 673 of her peers who had registered for conference by May 31, and her name was drawn.

Keep your eye on the date that the late fee kicks in, and get your registration in ahead of that. Starting July 16, and additional $200 will be charged. If you’ve not already registered, do so today! Please note that the room reservation link is provided with your conference registration, and there are only 60 rooms left at the Gaylord Resort. To avoid having to stay at an overflow facility, please register as soon as possible.

ILTA TV Live! studio will be back for a third year at ILTA 2011. ILTA TV Live! will be broadcasting for two hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the conference. The show will brim with exciting, fast-paced interviews with peers as well as known experts. For those who’ll not be able to attend the conference, ILTA TV Live is the perfect way to tune in for live video broadcasts, or easily access the recordings after the conference.

For those who’ll be present at ILTA 2011 and would like a daily summary, a recording will be available at the end of each day. Hosted by ii3 Inc. CEO Shy Alter, a veteran consultant to the legal industry, ILTA TV Live will cover the conference’s key topics on each day of broadcast.

Check out the recorded interview: Chatting with the Co-Chairs
Shy Alter of ii3 interviews ILTA 2011 Co-Chairs, Meredith Williams and Kathy Lentini.

ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Awards: We’re looking forward to our evening gala on Thursday, August 25, when we’ll celebrate our award winners. Please note that three award categories are still open for nominations: SharePoint Innovator of the Year, Project of the Year and Innovative Member of the Year nominees can apply by June 30th. The short list (based on judging) will then do live presentations at conference with attendees voting for the final award winners. You can see more details from the award site.

I look forward to seeing you at ILTA 2011!