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Legal Tech New York

It's Autumn in New York City: Cool Breezes, Hot Technology!

Day 1 Thursday, Sept. 28
9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Presentation

Re-inventing the Corporate Legal Department and Private Law Firm

Listen to the compelling story of Cisco's strategy and ongoing efforts to aggressively automate and Internet-enable every aspect of legal process in their desire to completely redefine how people think about private and corporate law practice.

Brian Reynard, Manager, Information Technology Legal & Government Affairs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

11:00am - 12:15pm

Three Concurrent Sessions

Leveraging the Internet in Client Service: Case Studies

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

MODERATOR: Eugene P. Stein, Esq., Director of Professional Systems, Shearman & Sterling

Edwin S. Fryer, Esq., Bryan Cave LLP; Paul Greenwood, Global Director of Knowledge and Information Systems, Clifford Chance; Carl Sheldon, Esq., Allen & Overy

Browsers and Litigation Databases

Hear what others have learned as they scan the market and implement selected systems in their firms.

Michelle Churchill, Litigation Support Manager, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Lisa Polisar, Director of Practice Information Services Department, Covington & Burling; Louis A. Watson, Litigation Support Manager, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

New Approaches to Corporate Compliance

Hear from leading providers of compliance systems why and how technology is being used to implement compliance programs and track their effectiveness.

MODERATOR: Jonathan P. Bellis, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Theodore W. Frank, President e-Commerce Group, Complient Corporation; Bruce Lang, Managing Director, Interactive Dialogues™ UK; David J. Simon, President, We-Comply, Inc.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote Presentation

Magazine Briefs -- Full Color Diagrams, Demonstratives and Images in Legal Briefs

Learn how to create cutting-edge legal briefs in Word, incorporating full color diagrams, demon-stratives, photographs, and documents right next to the related argument text.

Peter B. Bensinger, Jr., Esq., Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Two Concurrent Sessions

Implementing the ASP Strategy: Knowledge Sharing and Electronic Invoicing

Hear why this major law department chose to implement the Application Service Provider model for selected key applications.

Discover what they have learned in implementing electronic invoicing and Extranets for knowledge sharing.

Rhynette N. Hurd, Counsel-Legal Department Knowledge Sharing, International Paper; Joseph Schellenberg, Legal Business Manager, International Paper

Windows 2000: Why We Did it and Where We Are Today

Learn how and why a leading-edge law firm implemented Windows 2000 in advance of its public release. You will gain insight into how it fits into their strategic development initiatives.

Duncan Sutherland, Chief Technology Officer, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering

Day 2 Friday, Sept. 29
9:00am - 10:00am

Two Concurrent Sessions

Starting from Scratch--The Story of Building a Law Department Intranet

Hear the story of what was built and why, the lessons learned and take away a few ideas that will help your lawyers work smarter.

Gary A. Cohen, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Operations, Millennium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

What's New on the Net?

This presentation will cover what is new on the Internet and relevant to lawyers in both major corporations and law firms.

Diana Botluk, Reference Librarian, Judge Kathryn J. Du Four Law Library at Catholic University Law School

11:00am - 12:15pm

Three Concurrent Sessions

Best Practices in Knowledge Management: Three Case Studies

Explore the approaches and tools used and major lessons learned by three leaders in the implementation of knowledge management in support of law practice. Gain insight into organization and training issues, ways of using portals and intranets, problems encountered and challenges that remain.

MODERATOR: Mark Voorhees, Technology Editor, American Lawyer Media

Jo M. Haraf, Chief Information Officer, Morrison & Foerster; Don Oppenheimer, Chief Information and Knowledge Officer, Goodwin Procter & Hoar L.L.P. ; Lois A. Sell, Manager of Legal Systems, United Technologies Corp.

Roundtable: Electronic Evidence

Hear what in-house and outside counsel, judges, and technical staff who work in the area have learned about how to use electronic evidence in litigation and what steps to take today to prepare for future requests.

MODERATOR: Jeff H. Galloway, Esq., Hughes Hubbard & Reed L.L.P.

Sanford N. Berland, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel-Litigation, Pfizer, Inc.; Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., Judge, United States District Court, District of New Jersey; Dave Sporkin, PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

The State of the Art in Practice Management

Technology is streamlining the processes used to do these things, making it easier to plan and budget world-wide operations, prepare and distribute management reports, evaluate practice area profitability, and share case information with clients.

MODERATOR: Stephen S. Moore, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

Sean P. McGlynn, Financial Systems Manager, McGuire Woods; Marjorie J. O'Neill, Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Two Concurrent Sessions

B2B Law: The World of Buying and Selling Legal Services via the Internet

Hear about two very different approaches to using the Internet to facilitate the purchase of legal services by major corporations, and what the founders of these services envision and why. Our panel will share their insights into the kinds of services that will change the legal profession.

Anthony Armitage, Chief Executive, FirstLAW Limited; Jonathan P. Bellis, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. ; John B. Henry II, CEO,

Attention: Legal Information Standard for XML is Coming!

Hear about XML and the ways that it will transform access to legal information. You will learn about the challenges facing the LegalXML working group that is putting together a Legal Information Standard for XML. A question-and-answer period will follow these presentations, so be sure to bring your questions.

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

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Closing Session

Implementing Extranets--Three Case Studies

This session will offer three case studies. Hear about the different approaches these three firms have taken, why they made the decisions they did, and what experience they have had.

MODERATOR: Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief, Law Technology News

Judith A. Flournoy, Director of Information Technology, Kelley Drye & Warren L.L.P. ; Fritz Sassine, Manager of Software Development and Practice Support, McGuire Woods; Stanley M. Wasylyk, Assistant Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P.

ABA Law Practice Management Section Panels Seminar For Small Firms And Solo Practices

The ABA Law Practice Management Section offers a special seminar track designed for the small firm/solo practitioner. These sessions are designed to offer the latest technological innovations and to address the concerns of the small firms.

Day 1 Thursday, Sept. 28
9:00am - 10:00am

Microsoft and Microsystems Present: Stop Fighting Fires - Maintain Quality Documents & Proactively Monitor Their Health

This presentation will demonstrate some of the tools and techniques developed by Microsystems to monitor document health as well as diagnose and cure problems. Learn about trouble shooting techniques and document forensics. The use of these products and services has resulted in reducing trouble shooting and document clean-up time from days/hours to minutes.

Thomas M. O'Sullivan, Microsystems; Sherry Kappel, Microsystems

11:00am - 12:15pm

Becoming WPA! (How to Be Word Processing Ambidextrous)

The emotion-charged debate of whether Word or WordPerfect is no longer a battle -- these presenters will holster their virtual sidearms and instead highlight not only top legal features of the two products but describe a detailed plan for becoming focused on achieve document format compatibility with clients, co-counsel, courts and everyone else!

MODERATOR: Ross Kodner,

Donna Payne, Payne Consulting Group; Guy S. Wiggins, LexTech, Inc.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Build a Small Firm Website -- LIVE!

Believe it or not, our panel of legal and marketing web gurus will build a small law firm website! Covering all the Web bases, they'll talk about the realistic goals small firms should target in using the 'Net to promote their practices and inform their clients.

Andrew Z. Adkins, Legal Technology Institute; Rick Klau, iManage, Inc.; Linda Sedloff Orton, Intelligent Marketing Solutions, Inc.

3:30pm - 4:45pm

60 Hot Legal Techno.Tips and Netsites in 60 Minutes for Small Firms

The latest edition! An ABA TECHSHOW™ favorite covering everything under the legal technology sun ­ from Windows 2000 to case managers to billing systems to PalmPilot use and everything in between! Fast-paced and fun, this presentation will have hints and tips with something for every small firm lawyer or their staffers!

Andrew Z. Adkins, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; Michele Kargol, BTS Consultants, LLC; Ross Kodner,; Joseph Kornowski, Lexis Publishing; Donna Payne, Payne Consulting Group; Linda Sedloff Orton, Intelligent Marketing Solutions

Day 2 Friday, Sept. 29
9:00am - 10:00am

What's Hot and What's Not in Small Firm Technology?

A big hit at LegalTech New York this past January. A new group of visioneers and prognosticators take out their admittedly murky crystal balls and look forward into the legal technology future - what's ahead for small firm lawyers? What technology should you be using? What tools should you be buying? And let's not forget about the present! From Palm PCs and mobile lawyering to billing, word processing, voice recognition, case management, how to train lawyers and legal staff, legal marketing and more . . .

MODERATOR: Andrew Z. Adkins, Legal Technology Institute; MODERATOR: Ross Kodner,

Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; William C. Hess, Hess, Dexter, Reinertson & Brunner SC; Michele Kargol, International Management Consultants; Joseph Kornowski, Lexis Publishing; Steve Lief, Information Technologies; Donna Payne, Payne Consulting Group; Carol Schlein, Law Office Systems, Inc.; Guy S. Wiggins, LexTech, Inc.

11:00am - 12:15pm

Case Management Shootout! The Best Product for Organizing Your Small Firm Today!

Compare and contrast the top small firm case management approaches and hear from both real users as well as the people who wrote the software! Everything you need to make an informed decision and end the data madness!

MODERATOR: Andrew Z. Adkins, Legal Technology Institute

Sheryn Bruehl, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; William C. Hess, Hess, Dexter, Reinertson & Brunner SC; Thomas L. Rowe, TurnKey Computer

VENDORS: Brook Boehmler, ProLaw Software; Ron Collins, Amicus Attorney; Bob Butler, TimeMatters Software

1:30pm - 2:30pm

A Law Practice in the Palm of Your Hand: Confessions of Palm Pilot Fanatics

Palm PCs are revolutionizing the way lawyers access information and where they can use it. This session covers it all including the latest Palm software and legal-useful gadgets!

Ross Kodner,; Joseph Kornowski, Lexis Publishing; Steve Lief, Information Technologies; Gayle O'Connor, Pro2Net

3:30pm - 4:45pm

You Don't Bill . . . You Don't Eat! Small Firm Billing/Accounting Systems Compared!

Find out in our knock 'em down, drag 'em out comparison of the top small firm legal billing/accounting products. Hear both vendors and users/ lawyer-consultants perspectives to get the REAL story!

MODERATOR: Andrew Z. Adkins, Legal Technology Institute

Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; Ross Kodner,; Carol Schlein, Law Office Systems, Inc.

VENDORS: Dan Berlin, TABS III Jr., Software Technololgy, Inc.; Mike Savory, Timeslips 10, Sage U.S. Holdings, Inc.; Ron Plashkes, PCLaw

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