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Legal Tech TorontoLEGAL TECH has three venues in the busy month of November: North to Canada Nov. 2-3; next to the Windy City of Chicago on Nov. 13-14; followed by Atlanta at month's end (Nov. 30 to Dec. 1).

For information about any of the venues, visit www.legaltechshow.com or call (800) 537-2128.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2000
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Comments
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Putting Technology to Work: ASPs - Is It Time Yet?

Is it time to move all or part of your office to cyberspace? See what is available, how it works, what the security and access concerns are and, most importantly, whether you can benefit from these new applications.

Ross Kodner, MicroLaw, Inc.; David Hambourger, Director of Practice Support, Winston & Strawn

Litigation in the Electronic Age: High Tech Trials: The Wired Weapons Lawyer

The debate goes on! Whom should you believe? The wired lawyers who want to control their own performance to final stroke? Or savvy but technically challenged litigators who swear they would rather focus on the next question and try cases in a more traditional manner. Either style may suit someone in your firm; come listen to the conflicting voices of experience.

John Tredennick, Holland & Hart LLP and Caseshare Systems, LLC; Roger Oatley, Oatley, Purser; John Olah, Beard Winter LLP

The Wired Solicitor: Electronic Registration in Real Property in Ontario

Ontario is building and implementing one of the largest databases in the world to handle all aspects of real property management and registration. No brag, just fact. How fast is it moving to a desktop near you? How have things gone so far? How is the profession adapting to E-Reg and online title searching? What's next?

Kate Murray, Director of Titles, Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations; Susan Elliott, Good & Elliott; Mark Durward, Barrister & Solicitor

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Time to Visit Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Putting Technology to Work: Knowledge Management: Harnessing Your Firm's Brain Power

This session will help you understand the intricacies of knowledge management, the tools available, and how to implement them in your firm.

Simon Chester, McMillan Binch; Hugh Laurence, Goodman Phillips & Vineberg

Litigation in the Electronic Age

Discovery in the Electronic Age

Find out from the experts the issues involved with discovery of electronic evidence including dealing with deleted information, data stored within swap files, email discovery (remember Bill Gates III and the DOJ Microsoft trial and the emails that were put to Bill Gates during cross-examination?). We'll even tell you how to get at evidence stored by internet providers on their servers and other off-site storage locations.

Jeff Flax, National Systems Support Analyst, Office of the Federal Public Defender; Alan Lenczner, Q.C. Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin

The Wired Solicitor: The Paper LESS Office: Taming the Paper Monster!

Mr. Kodner will show you how to reduce the time lawyers in every practice area and their staff waste looking for paper files by using a low-cost "scan everything" approach that stores externally-received documents with internally-generated work product. We don't throw away the paper. We just don't need to pull hard copy from our paper files nearly as often. We show you how REAL law firms are making this process work today!

Ross Kodner, MicroLaw, Inc.; Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Putting Technology to Work: 30 Hot Techno Tips

Everything under the legal technology sun - from Windows 2000 to case managers to billing systems to Palm Pilot use and everything in between! Discover how to juggle multiple email addresses, take advantage of aliases, manage email and housekeeping and plan for the email of the future. Fast-paced and fun, this presentation will have hints and tips for every small firm lawyer or their staffers.

Ross Kodner, MicroLaw, Inc.; Lewis Eisen, Prefex Services Inc.; Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.

Litigation in the Electronic Age: New, Cool Litigation Tools: CaseMap, TimeMap and ASP's

Electronic strategy tools, electronic trial notebooks, time line analysis and charting, knowledge management and litigation presentation applications - substantial inroads have been made in all of these areas to the benefit of the trial lawyer. From a small trial to a large case - all can benefit from adopting some or all of these new applications.

David Bilinsky, Practice Management Advisor, The Law Society of British Columbia; Phil Shuey, Shuey Robinson

The Wired Solicitor: Document Assembly: Beyond the Merge

This session will help you determine how and when to implement and manage document assembly in your firm, the applications available and the best way to use them.

Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management, Colorado Bar Association; Hugh Laurence, Goodman Phillips & Vineberg

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Putting Technology to Work: Practical Uses of an Intranet

Stories abound of the huge returns on investment for corporate Intranets, but how do they work in the law firm? Can a law firm Intranet provide the same benefits? What do law firms put on their Intranets and how does it work? What is the best software and hardware combination? How can a litigator make best use of these powerful tools? How can a solicitor? Our expert panelists will answer these questions and more.

Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; David Hambourger, Director of Practice Support, Winston & Strawn

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Electronic Evidence Management

Is it time to move your trial practice and files into the digital age? Come and hear about the benefits in advocacy effectiveness and jury persuasion and reduction of trial lengths from those that have crossed the Rubicon.

Martin Felsky, Commonwealth Legal; Fred Bartlit, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott

The Wired Solicitor: Integrating Internet Research into Your Practice

Internet research has gone far beyond finding case and statute law on the net. Hear and see our experts demonstrate the volume of information that is available to litigators and solicitors alike - and how you can tap into these information-rich sources to the benefit of your practice.

Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management, Colorado Bar Association; Lewis Eisen, Prefex Services Inc.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Time to Visit Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Putting Technology to Work: Linux: A Real Alternative?

Come and hear how a graduate computer science student's operating system is becoming a giant killer and is now the preferred platform for running rock-solid Internet servers. Our experts review the progress and benefits and drawbacks of Linux as an alternative to your existing operating system platform.

Ross Kodner, MicroLaw, Inc.; Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Judges' Roundtable

Judicial Debriefing - Commentary on what judges have seen, discussion of an actual electronic trial plus news on the Integrated Justice Project and developments in the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Justice Marc Rosenberg, Court of Appeal for Ontario; Madam Justice Sandra Chapnik, Superior Court of Justice; Mr. Justice Douglas, CooSuperior Court of Justice

The Wired Solicitor: Security: Keeping What's Yours, Yours (Security, Firewalls, Confidentiality)

Internet, email and electronic security - how vulnerable are we to security breaches, hackers, viruses and denial of service attacks? Hear about the issues and what is and can be done to protect your client's and firm's confidential information.

Gord Lalonde, Chief Information Officer, Law Society of Upper Canada; Ron Usher, Vice-President and C.I.O., Juricert Services Inc.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2000

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Putting Technology to Work: Training: Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Hear how to develop and implement an effective office training program and how this can reap substantial benefits for your firm from increases in morale and satisfaction to gains in productivity and effectiveness.

Milt Zwicker, Zwicker Evans Lewis LLP; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Winning the Competitive War in the Next Millennium: Using Technology To Create an Overwhelming Competitive Advantage

All aspects of our clients' businesses are increasingly being driven by Enterprise Software. Similarly, every aspect of a law firm's business must be driven by technology. From marketing, through recruiting to supplying the highest quality legal services possible, to collecting the metrics needed to compete in the new Millennium, technology is as much or, likely, more important to law firms than to our clients.

Fred Bartlit, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott

Managing Technology: Strategic Tech Planning: The Long Run View for Movers & Shakers

Our panelists will show you how to assess your needs to make the most of your investment in technology.

Jeff Flax, National Systems Support Analyst, Office of the Federal Public Defender; David Bilinsky, Practice Management Advisor, The Law Society of British Columbia

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Time to Visit Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Putting Technology to Work: Windows: What's New; What's the Strategy

See whether the cost and hassle of this major upgrade are worth the effort. Or maybe one of the "consumer" versions is better for you. And then there are all the other alternatives: Mac, Linux, BSD. Get some guidance here.

Constantine Karbaliotis, CGI Information Systems & Management Consultants Inc.

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Lawyers Guide to Spreadsheets

Come and hear from the author of Lawyers Guide to Spreadsheets and top trial lawyer John Tredennick as he demonstrates the power that is locked within these deceptively simple programs and how it can be "turned on" for the benefit of litigators and solicitors alike.

John Tredennick, Holland & Hart LLP and Caseshare Systems, LLC

Managing Technology: Make It Happen: Tech Integration and Implementation Issues

Our panelists will share tips to help you maximize your chances of successful integration.

Jeff Flax, National Systems Support Analyst, Office of the Federal Public Defender; Doug Simpson, President, KeySolve Inc.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mobile Technology: How To Be a Mobile Lawyer Anytime, Anywhere

At the end of this session, the Mobile Lawyer will know what to buy, how much to pay, and how to use it!

Wells Anderson, Wells Anderson Legal Tech Services; Richard Mount, Mount Clark Yemensky

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Electronic Practice Management

What benefits can you realize by adopting case management, what options are available, how do they integrate with other office systems and which is the right package for you?

David Bilinsky, Practice Management Advisor, The Law Society of British Columbia; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting

Technology and the Client: Client Connections: Extranets, Electronic Collaboration and More!

Our panel of experts will guide you through the decisions to make, the technologies to use (and technologies not to use), how to avoid common pitfalls, and a few tips on how to partner with your client and outside counsel using technology.

Doug Simpson, President, KeySolve Inc.; John Tredennick, Holland & Hart LLP and Caseshare Systems, LLC

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Time to Visit Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mobile Technology: Linking Home and Remote Offices

Everything the sole practitioner or small firm needs to know about their PC networking options ... at the office and at home. Options for cost-effectively connecting your small firm network to the Internet, including the parts and pieces as well as security! Coverage of small firm Internet connection options such as cable modems, ISDN and DSL as well as the hottest devices to make the connection.

Phil Shuey, Shuey Robinson; Alan Gahtan, Mann & Gahtan LLP

Litigation in the Electronic Age: Prosecuting in a World without Boundaries: Prosecutions in the Wireless World

Keynote presentation

Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache, Supreme Court of Canada

Technology and the Client: Going Global: Taking Your Firm to the Next Level

In the global economy, it is no excuse that you are out of the office. It's fine if you are already a megafirm with offices in every major city, but how does the smaller practitioner retain his clients as they go global? How do you organize a global transaction using technology? How do you communicate across twelve time zones? Find out here.

Greg Siskind, Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine; Morris Krymalowski, Senior Development Officer, Service Industry Branch, Industry Canada

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