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June 2000
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Legaltech Los Angeles

Head West for the Latest Technology Tips

Legaltech Los Angeles LEGALTECH Los Angeles will be held June 20-22, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. As always, it will feature a jam-packed exhibit hall with the latest products and lively seminars (including two moderated by LTN Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay).

Note: Track 1 is focused on Strategies for Success in an Internet Economy

Track 2 is focused on Risk Management and Litigation: Fighting Smarter, Spending Less

Track 3 is focused on Technology Solutions: What's Under the Hood?

DAY 1: TUESDAY, JUNE 20
9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Presentation:

The Ties That Bind: The Increasing Role of Technology in Building & Maintaining Relationships With Corporate Clients

Paul J. Ehlenbach is Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, for the world's leading aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company. In that capacity, he is responsible for administration of the Litigation Group within Boeing's Office of the General Counsel, which manages business litigation for the company worldwide. He also serves as co-chair of the law department's technology steering committee.

11:00am - noon

Three Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Extranets in Action: Building Better Client Relationships

Extranets offer a powerful mechanism for collaborating with clients. See how a law firm uses an extranet in client service. Gain insight into the issues involved in setting up and institutionalizing its use.

SPEAKERS: Nancy L. Abell, Esq., Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; Joel Vogel, Practice Support Manager, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

Track 2: Making the Most of Electronic Evidence Gain a greater awareness of how electronic evidence can help your litigation efforts and what type of information can be obtained through forensic analysis of electronic evidence. Learn how to prepare electronic evidence discovery requests and how to respond to such requests.

SPEAKER: Dave Sporkin, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Track 3: Records, Document, and Knowledge Management: The Hidden Strategic Opportunity Hear a perspective on how to integrate records, document, and knowledge management into your firm's information management strategy in order to gain the competitive edge.

SPEAKER: Larry Eiring, Senior Manager, Information and Records Management, Covington & Burling and President-elect of ARMA International

1:00pm - 2:00pm

General Session

Moving Beyond Internet Technologies to an Internet Strategy

Find out how to move your office's Internet strategy forward.

SPEAKER: John Hokkanen, Esq., Internet Strategist, Baker & Botts, L.L.P.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Three Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Leveraging the Internet: Some Case Examples

Gain insight into what some of the leaders are doing and what it takes to leverage the Internet in today's world of e-commerce.

SPEAKERS: Edwin S. Fryer, Esq., Bryan Cave LLP; Matt Kesner, Esq., Chief Information Officer, Fenwick & West LLP; Gretta Rusanow, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Track 2: Cool Tools to Leverage Your Litigation Support Capabilities

Hear about thinking tools for lawyers, decision analysis tools, case management and more. Learn why and how these tools have been used. Gain insight into how you may be able to leverage your litigation support capabilities.

SPEAKERS: Randall A. Burrows, Esq., Managing Partner, San Francisco Office, McKenna & Cuneo, L.L.P.; Peter K. Rosen, Esq., Mayer, Brown & Platt

Track 3: Windows 2000: Why We Did it First and Where We Are Today

Windows 2000 is an important step for law firms. For IT, it effectively merges the robust architecture of NT Workstation with the easygoing compatibility of Windows 96. But, more important, it is a significant flag to plant in support of client confidence, new and lateral recruits, and mobile attorneys. Learn how and why a leading-edge law firm implemented Windows 2000 in advance of its public release. Gain insight into how it fits into their aggressive intranet, extranet and other strategic development initiatives. Hear what they have learned to date and where they are going from here.

SPEAKER: William R. Schiefelbein, Chief Information Officer, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

4:30pm - 5:30pm

General Session

E-Filing for Lawyers: Myths and Real Experiences

E-filing has been billed as the "killer app" to save the courts from handling paper. But what is the real the impact on law firms? Are there real savings and true productivity gains by allowing lawyers and staff to send "digitally born" documents to their final resting place in a virtual courthouse? This talk will consolidate and assess findings from multiple courts and practice settings to focus on the real gains -- and losses -- and challenges of the mounting e-file movement.

SPEAKERS: James Keane, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, JusticeLink, Inc.; Scott Schumacher, Esq., Director of WestFile, West Group

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
9:00am - 10:00am

General Session

Beyond the Hype: Implementing Technology Solutions in a Large Law Firm

Technology changes continue to astound us all. Smaller. Faster. Cheaper. But maybe not all are better for a law firm. Implementing technology solutions in a large law firm only partially involves technology. Process, people, and picking the right applications on which to focus your efforts are critical. Learn how one of the largest firms in the country addresses these issues and others. Gain insight into what they see as the core elements of a technology strategy. Hear about their worldwide implementation of imaging "from the mail room to the courtroom."

SPEAKER: Harris Tilevitz, Esq., Director of Technology, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

11:00am - noon

Three Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Roundtable Discussion: Application Service Providers in the Legal Profession

The business world is embracing Application Service Providers (ASPs) and many industry pundits are saying that downloading applications from the web, rather than buying them, is the new model for users of all sizes. This session will explore the business models used by some ASPs serving the legal community and attempt to clarify the advantages, disadvantages, and implications of this new method of operation in specific legal application areas. Bring your questions.

SPEAKERS: Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief, Law Technology News (moderator); Kevin J. Moran, Senior Director, WestWorks, West Group; Donald E. Murray, President and COO, Elf Technologies, Inc.; Michael L. Shannon, Chairman and Co-Founder, Data Access Technologies, Inc.; Marty Steinberg, CEO, realLegal.com

Track 2: The Weapons of a Trial Lawyer in a Digital World

Hear the story of a case in which lawyers rose to the challenge, using technology before and during trial to quickly and effectively find key information and display it to best advantage in court.

SPEAKER: Jim Jenal, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Track 3: Resolving Key Technology Issues

Making sound investments in technology requires planning and analysis of a myriad of issues. Gain insight into how other law firms and departments have addressed key technology questions and what factors may affect the best way for you to address those issues.

SPEAKERS: Anita Goswami, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Richard Seleznov, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

1:00pm - 2:00pm

General Session

Approaches to Knowledge Management in the Law Firm

While there is general agreement that effective knowledge management is critical to the success of professional services firms in the future, the term itself means different things to different people. Hear from leaders in this area about how they are approaching knowledge management and what they have learned to date. Gain insight into problems, opportunities, and some of the tools that are being used.

SPEAKERS: Gretta Rusanow, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (moderator); Phillip M. Hoare, Vice President & CIO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jeffrey S. Rovner, Esq., Director of Knowledge Management, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP; Daryl Teshima, Esq., Practice Systems Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Three Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Security in an Internet World

Learn what steps are involved in ensuring that confidential information is secure on your intranet and extranet in the growing world of electronic commerce. Gain insight into why continued vigilance is essential to maintaining security.

SPEAKER: Donald Jaycox, Chief Technology Officer, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP

Track 2: Imaging and Workflow: The Right Combination to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency

Tapping the power of document imaging and workflow software can yield substantial savings in the handling of document-intensive litigation matters. Hear what is involved, why it makes sense, and how to go about designing and implementing an appropriate system.

SPEAKERS: Chris J. Montgomery, Director of Practice Support, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP; Robbie Solomon, Practice Support Manager, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP

Track 3: Attention: Legal Information Standard for XML is Coming!

XML is the standard language that has been designed by W3C to facilitate the exchange of data over the web. XML defines data so that software applications can talk to each other and exchange data over the web. What it means for the legal profession is nothing short of revolutionary. Learn more about XML and the ways that it will transform access to legal information. Gain insight into the challenges facing the LegalXML working group that is putting together a Legal Information Standard for XML. Bring your questions.

SPEAKERS: Eddie O'Brien, President, Ringtail Solutions; Winchell "Todd" Vincent, III, Esq., Technical Researcher and Project Director, E-CT-Filing Project, Georgia State University

4:30pm - 5:30pm

General Session

Practice Support Lessons Learned-- A Question and Answer Session

While the Internet is providing an important communication channel for practice support professionals to share their experience and knowledge, there is nothing like a face-to-face discussion of problems, opportunities, and lessons learned. This session will be a forum for you to ask questions in a roundtable format, offer your advice, listen, learn and maybe even resolve troubling issues on topics ranging from setting up off-site document handling centers to handheld computers, road warrior concerns, browser interfaces, case management, outsourcing, workflow and more.

SPEAKERS: Christopher Corey, Practice Support Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Ron Deutsch, Litigation Technologist, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Karen Klein, Director of Operations, Concord Technology Center, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP

DAY 3: THURSDAY, JUNE 22
9:00am - 10:00am

General Session

Internet Fraud: What Top Management Needs to Know

Hear about the new threats and learn what protective measures can help organizations manage these risks.

SPEAKER: Scott Charney, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and former chief of the U.S. Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

11:00am - noon

Two Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Internet Repositories for Litigation: What Are They and When Do They Make Sense?

Learn how the solutions are used. Gain insight into the economics of using a repository and the questions to ask to find the right solution for your needs.

SPEAKERS: Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief, Law Technology News (moderator); Ian Campbell, President, Iconect, LLC; Christopher S. Kruse, President, Casecentral.com; David White, President, IKON Business Information Systems; Jeanne White, Vice President, Operations, The Repository Solution, Inc., a subsidiary of CMJ Information Technology, Inc.

Track 3: Integrating Research Capabilities into Your Intranet

There is nothing new about intranets but there is always more to learn about their use in support of the practice of law. Learn about the methodology and tools used to build research intranets supporting law practice. Gain insight into the opportunities and challenges faced in effectively rolling out a research intranet. Hear about valuable links to external resources.

SPEAKER: Cindy L. Chick, Library Technology Coordinator, Latham & Watkins

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