ILTA INSIGHT 2010 takes place on 27 April at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel. INSIGHT 2010 is ILTA’s 5th annual event in the UK and brings a pocket-sized and UK-focussed version of the excellent main ILTA conference, which I go to every year in the US.
It is an opportunity to hear from leading technologists and business strategists, from the UK and the US, who will share their expertise on matters of great interest to the legal profession. The main event so far as I am concerned (I am allowed to say this in an e-Disclosure blog) is a session called Technology as a Component in Lord Justice Jackson’s e-Disclosure Recommendations in which Senior Master Whitaker and I will discuss the technology aspects of e-Disclosure developments in England & Wales. In this area of case management, you cannot separate the operation of the rules and the use of technology – you have only to look at Master Whitaker’s own judgment in Goodale v Ministry of Justice (I wrote about it in Goodale v MoJ – a template judgment for active management of eDisclosure) to see that some understanding of the available technology solutions is required by judges and practitioners alike. This point was made by Lord Justice Jackson in his recent Report on Litigation Costs, whose only express recommendation on the subject was for education. The Jackson Report, the proposed new Practice Direction and ESI Questionnaire (the latter was annexed to the Goodale judgment) and some other recent cases will all be covered in our session.
There is plenty else going on, as the ILTA INSIGHT brochure shows. Other sessions include: The Evolution of Office, Traversing the Generation Divide, Business Processes (BPM, BPA and BI), The Future of the Traditional Desktop, 21st Century Collaboration, the Electronic Working in the RCJ, Electronic Evidence – Preservation to Production, and a presentation by LITIG on their Review of Case and Matter Management Systems.
There is no fee for law firm and law department professionals to attend this event, but space is limited. Registering online at www.iltanet.org/INSIGHT2010, or by e-mail to Peggy Wechsler at peggy@ILTAnet.org.