In the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, an attorney and Editor-in-Chief of ALM’s Law Technology News invites her American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) co-presenters, Steven Lastres and D. Casey Flaherty to chat about the recent and upcoming changes in technology affecting law librarians and legal research. Bay, Lastres, and Flaherty will be presenting at AALL’s annual conference this month in Seattle. Learn how librarians are leading the charge for faster, better, and cheaper legal services!
• Lastres, an attorney, is director of library and knowledge management for Debevoise and Plimpton. He is responsible for the firm’s information and knowledge management initiatives. He is the co-founder of the OnFirmerGround blog — a collaborative effort of international law library associations seeking to promote the value that law firm librarians bring to the business and practice of law.
• Flaherty is corporate counsel of Kia Motors America. He manages all legal matters from transactional to litigation. Before moving in-house he worked at BigLaw where he focused his practice in commercial litigation and e-discovery. Flaherty is known for his meticulous auditing system made specifically for law firms, on which he regularly speaks and writes about.
Tune in for a sneak preview of their upcoming presentation and the future of legal research.
In the Law Technology News June cover story, “Silicon Startups,” reporter Tam Harbert describes how Stanford University’s Law School has become the “vortex” for entrepreneurship in legal technology. The law school has joined forces with the University’s engineering and computer science departments to create the Center for Legal Informatics laboratory — dubbed Code X. Among the results is Lex Machina, a startup offering a rich database of intellectual property litigation information that helps law firms, corporate counsel, and the government refine their trial and settlement strategies. The company just completed a second round of funding, infusing $4.8 million into its war chest. Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay welcomes attorney Roland Vogl, executive director of Code X, to discuss this exciting project on the June edition of Law Technology Now.
In this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, invites Mark Michels, a director in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, and Henry Kelston, senior counsel at Milberg, to discuss the proposed changes in federal e-discovery rules. Kelston’s article, “Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to E-Discovery Rules?“, was recently published in Law Technology News.
- Mark Michels is a director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. As a former in-house counsel, he specializes in advising on electronic discovery management. Mark has more than 13 years of experience in devising multi-faceted corporate discovery programs, including developing discovery compliance processes and requirements, evaluating and implementing solutions for collection, processing, review, and production of diverse corporate data, and applying continuous process improvement methodologies.
- Henry Kelston is senior counsel at Milberg, specializing in complex litigation and electronic discovery. Henry is a member of the firm’s e-discovery practice group and The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. He is a frequent writer and speaker on e-discovery issues.
Listen in on the roundtable discussion of the future of e-discovery.
Host Monica Bay, lawyer and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Robert J. Ambrogi, lawyer, writer, and media consultant, to talk about the latest legal technology trends they’ve seen at the trade-show circuit this year. Co-host of Legal Talk Network’s Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Ambrogi runs a solo law firm where he represents clients in cases that cover the intersection of law, media, and technology. He is the author of LTN magazine’s “Web Watch” column, and writes the LawSites and Media Law blogs.
In our April edition of Law Technology Now, Bay and Ambrogi discuss trends they’ve seen at LegalTech New York and the American Bar Association’s Techshow, such as the rise of practice management software in the cloud, client data security, Big Data, and more.
In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Barclay Blair, founder of ViaLumina an information governing consulting service, to talk about the idea of digital data being erased. We know that simply putting it in the trash can on our desktop isn’t enough, but can it be done? They will also discuss mobile apps which claim they immediately erase data like Snapchat: Does this data actually self destruct? And is using apps like this a liability in court because it looks like there is something to hide?
Monica Bay, a lawyer and journalist, has been editor-in-chief of Law Technology News magazine since 1998, and with ALM since 1985. She is the author of The Common Scold and manager of EDD Update blogs. Her monthly podcast, Law Technology Now, produced in partnership with Legal Talk Network, can also be found at lawtechnologynow.com. Under her direction, LTN magazine has won 47 awards for editorial excellence, from American Business Media, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Business Publications Editors, the Trade Association Business Publications International, and others. She has also been honored by the Associated Press and Sigma Delta Chi. A frequent speaker, Bay has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and Southwest Spirit magazine.
Previously based in San Francisco, Bay was senior editor of The Recorder newspaper and Counsel Connect online service. Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online. A member of the California bar, she lives in New York City and Lakeville, CT.
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Providers are now offering certification courses and tests for e-discovery workers. Critics charge that the programs target the most vulnerable members of the legal community, advocates say they are a step in the right direction to provide better education and standards. On the August edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) discusses the controversy with attorneys Patrick Oot, of Washington, D.C.’s eDiscovery Institute, and Albert Barsocchini, a San Francisco-based e-discovery consultant.
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