For some years, ILTA (the International Legal Technology Association) has had an event in London every November. Previously a one-day event called INSIGHT, it has been renamed ILTACON Europe and extended to two days. The website is here and the programme is here.
Disclosure has been given proper attention, with a panel on Thursday at 11:30 called The Disclosure Pilot: The Disclosure Review Document and Technology. The Big Questions! The panel members are Vince Neicho, Vice President-Legal Services at Integreon, Jeff Shapiro, eDiscovery Support Manager at Clifford Chance LLP, Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure Project Manager at Squire Patton Boggs, and Clare Chalkley, Vice President Legal Services at Integreon. I am the moderator.
We are going to assume that anyone interested enough to attend will know broadly what the new rule says (you will find Practice Direction 52U here) and we will focus on how the panel and the audience are using it. What works and what does not work? What ideas have emerged for honouring the collaborative spirit of the rule as well as its words? Are the judges playing their part?
We will look at the Disclosure Review Document and the ILTA Protocol, at timing, at the interplay between the rule and the practicalities of legal strategy, and at the take-up (or not) of the Disclosure Guidance Hearings. I am lucky in my panels, and this one brings a particularly good range of experience to the discussion.
Between them, the other sessions and speakers cover a lot of ground over the two days. I have always enjoyed and got value from the predecessor event; this year’s does more than merely double the time – it is a comprehensive agenda with something for everyone involved in legal technology.