Bow Tie Law 200: ILTA 2010 Recap

My 200th posting is a recap of ILTA 2010

The 2010 ILTA Conference was a great success.  The conference had excellent content, an active exhibit hall and many networking opportunities. 

The Exhibit Hall

I spent most of the show in the exhibit hall.  The vendors all provided interesting updates on their services and products.  I think the following will be the most useful to attorneys:

                Lexis Nexus product integration with Microsoft Office:  The integration of Lexis’ legal research search tools and Office should expedite workflow in creating legal memoranda. 

                Big Hand Digital Dictation:   “Big Hand” is maximizing traditional diction with mobile apps.  Differently something worth checking out if you need to dictate a memo and email it directly to your assistant on the go.

                Nextpoint:  There are several cloud preservation tools entering the market.  Nextpoint offers a tool to crawl your client’s online presence from their websites to social media for archiving. 

Head in the Clouds

I attended one session on Corporate Information in the Cloud.  The highly talented panel included Cynthia Bateman, KPMG, Vincent Catanzaro, William Kellermann, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Daryl Teshima. 

The panel focused on how organizations are losing control over information creation, such as employees creating a Google Doc for project collaboration outside of the corporate firewall.   Other challenges include the legal risk of storing information in the Cloud verse the IT benefit of outsourcing.  

D4 & AccessData Group

D4 and the AccessData Group hosted a bowling party at the Palms.  The event was extremely well attended.  I am proud to say our team took home second place. 


I had the privilege of being interviewed by Christy Burke for a Legal IT Professionals podcast . 

Bow Tie Thoughts

I enjoyed ILTA for all the networking, content and seeing what is new in the market.  I congratulate the organizers on another very successful year. 

Josh Gilliland is a California attorney who focuses his practice on eDiscovery. Josh is the co-creator of The Legal Geeks, which has made the ABA Journal Top Blawg 100 Blawg from 2013 to 2016, the Web 100 from 2017 to 2018, and was nominated for Best Podcast for the 2015 Geekie Awards. Josh has presented at legal conferences and comic book conventions across the United States. He also ties a mean bow tie.