See You at ILTA?

I’ve been working on the finishing touches for the slides Tom Mighell and I will be using for our presentations at the ILTA conference next week and noticing that I’m getting excited about going to the ILTA conference – one of the biggest and best legal technology conferences every year. If you’re interested in legal technology and haven’t yet been to ILTA, you simply have to find a way to attend it at some point – like this year.
Tom and I are pleased to get the chance to do presentations on two topics related to our new book. Here are the details:

Communications and Collaboration Tools Track
Collaboration Tools and Technologies for Lawyers 8/26/2008
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Collaboration technologies and tools are the most important current developments in legal technology and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. During this session, the speakers discuss collaboration technologies for law firms, review tools and explore alternative platforms.

Information Management Track
Legal Aspects of Collaboration Tools (Blogs, Wikis, MashUps, IM, Text Messages, Social Networks and More) 8/27/2008
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Collaboration technologies help promote information sharing, efficiency, cost reduction and can provide competitive advantages. How does the legal environment deal with the information overload and the security of confidential information escaping the realm of the organization? What aspects of legal information need to be considered to help determine how collaboration tools should be utilized in the legal world (and when they should not)? What policies must be in place to protect the shared information?

Please note that the two sessions will be quite different in focus and you can happily attend both sessions without much overlap in material. We’re also working on a way to give away a copy of our book at each session.
I can already tell that I’ll have my usual hectic schedule at ILTA, but, as always, would be more than happy to get the chance to meet and visit with readers of this blog at the conference. Please feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hello. Or email me to let me know you’ll be there.
For everyone attending the conference, I highly recommend the new ILTA blog, ILTA08Conference’s Weblog, which already has some great practical information and should be a great way to keep up with what’s happening at the conference.
I’ll try to post a time or two from ILTA, but I’m notoriously a bad liveblogger at events.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (]
Now Available! The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. See the companion site for the book.
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