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AI Should Stand for Attorney Intelligence

In Henry VI, Part 2. Shakespeare famously said, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Are computers doing just that? In June of 2012, the Wall Street Journal ran a now watershed article entitled Why Hire a Lawyer? Computers Are Cheaper, which reported on the extensive use of computers for pretrial document review in the Landow Aviation hangar rooftop collapses litigation.
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EDT Featured in 2019 eDiscovery Buyers Guide

The 2019 eDiscovery Buyers Guide provides key comparison data to help legal professionals select innovative new eDiscovery products quickly and inexpensively. A review of EDT is included in the guide’s 3rd edition. The guide was created to deliver detailed analysis of the primary categories of litigation support products and services.
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David Clark speaks with Tom O'Connor
Live from ILTACON19

David Clark is the IT Director at the Utah Bar, which is the regulatory organization for all of the attorneys who practice in one way or another in the State of Utah. David is very active in ILTA at both the local and national levels. He has been in technology since 1985 where he worked for one of the first Novell Distributors and became one of the first CNE's and the very first CNI from Novell. David has been supporting law firms and legal entities since 1989. He has been involved with document management systems since 1990 when SoftSolutions got their start integrating with Wordperfect 5.1. He has done work in many of the largest law firms around the country and was the IT Director for two of the largest law firms in Utah since 1999. In this interview, David discusses the conference and what he is seeing both in changes over the years and new features at ILTACON19 as well as the technology level of current law firms.
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How ILTACON19 Was Like New Orleans

I spent last week at the ILTACON19 conference in Orlando with Team Zebra of #EDT software. Prior to the show, I had written a blog about what I was looking forward to this year and it seems to me now that most of my post was accurate. But rather than do a point by point comparison, I thought I’d use this blog to highlight the main features of the conference. I was struck on the second day there how much I felt at home at #ILTACON19 and I realized that the similarities to life in New Orleans was striking.
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A Taste of What’s to Come in August

It’s July and that can mean only one thing. Okay, besides the celebration of America’s independence, the baseball All Star game as well as hurricane season in New Orleans, it means ILTACON is just around the corner.
ILTACON19 is being held this year from Aug 18th through the 22nd at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Four days of peace and music...no, wait, that was Woodstock. This is four days of what ILTA describes as “...leaders, managers and decision-making legal technologists from small to large sized law firms, corporate and government law departments, academia and the Global 100 firms to discover and evolve successful legal operation strategies for today’s transforming legal industry.” I just describe it as the best technology conference in the world. 
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Top Plaintiff's Attorneys Discuss Their eDiscovery Challenges

I’ve noted in several blog posts recently that much of my consulting practice involves asymmetrical cases where one side, typically corporate defendants, has the vast majority of discovery. And since my experience is not untypical, what we see in eDiscovery practice is a heavy focus in the eDiscovery world on defense strategy, both in actual practice and educational conferences. Often left out of the discussion is any concept of a strategy for the Plaintiff’s bar.
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Data Privacy & Security

Data Privacy and Security is now part of every organisation’s compliance requirements. The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impose rigorous obligations on and compliance is required if those organisations have an establishment in the EU, if they offer goods and services in the EU, or if they monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU.
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EDT Breaks Out of the Echo Chamber with Think Tank Meeting Before LEGALWEEK NYC Conference

Commentators have bemoaned the fact that legal technology conferences are becoming mostly about solutions for and discussions between the world’s largest law firms and corporations. Most recently, Bob Ambrogi made that point in his column in Above the Law: Legal Tech For The Legal Elite: Observations Of Two Conferences but added in an additional point. Bob noted a tweet from Jeffrey Carr, General Counsel of Univar, that said… “... how about asking what the customer wants - not what residents of #LawLand want or need? Customers want results & outputs — not activity and inputs. They want Delivered Value — Effectiveness + Efficiency + Experience (customer’s)
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