From the Show Floor: ILTA '08
This week I was in Grapevine, Texas where the annual International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference was held. ILTA has been going strong for several years now, but I have to say this year was one of the best conferences I've been to yet with regards to the session content, the great people I spoke with all week and of course the great venue.
The week was especially successful for us at the show because we saw a lot of traction at the booth and also to our peer group sessions, as a result of some of the announcements we made this week.
Our email management session was the most popular (it was a full house!). A few of our clients put together some key points about their approach to email management, which been a hot topic for quite awhile and is one of the main reasons we announced our new email lifecycle management solution this week.
As we mentioned in the announcement, the offering addresses the largest business problem facing firms these days, which is managing enormous volumes of client- and matter-related emails. To solve this problem, we took our email archiving capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, tied it together with our LegalKEY records management system, and added a series of efficient filing components to really give firms the power to manage the entire lifecycle of emails from creation to disposition.
The offering also addresses key concerns at most firms, such as scalability, user adoption and compliance when it comes to implementing the right system, but really these are the key things we focus on with every solution we come out with.
This week we also got to announce a couple of new customers who have taken some significant steps towards making their law firms more efficient. Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel for example will be using document management to control its document-based knowledge assets in a secure, integrated, and intuitive environment; while global law firm, Hunton & Williams is in the process of replacing its existing conflicts checking system with our LegalKEY Conflicts Management and New Business Intake systems.
Well, I've pretty much given my last bit of energy this week writing this post. I have to catch my flight back to New York soon and you can bet I'm going to take this long weekend to try to relax and enjoy the sunshine before things get even busier this fall.