Friday Scribbles: Legaltech Recap

Legaltech recap

We’ve been off from scribbling for a couple of weeks, gearing up for and then recovering from the whirlwind that was Legaltech.

We had a fabulous time in New York, getting to visit with many of our clients, colleagues, and dare I say luminaries in the eDiscovery world. If you didn’t get a chance to go, here’s our take on what you missed.

We sat in on some fascinating sessions, including one led by Brad Blickstein on tech adoption. We also enjoyed the inspiring sessions from Consilio that touched on the rise of innovation (with brilliant insights from Amy Hinzmann, Wendy Butler Curtis, and Farrah Pepper) and improving diversity through technology. We were also thrilled to hear about some of the innovative education initiatives happening through the Law Without Walls program.

With so many highlights, it’s hard to choose one, but Zapproved’s Corporate Ediscovery Hero Awards Gala in the Edison Ballroom was a tough act to follow. We enjoyed talking with the honorees, especially Sonya Judkins and Cecil Lynn, and hearing from retired and current judges alike, including Judge Peck, Judge Scheindlin, Judge Grimm, and Judge Facciola. And—no surprise—almost-lawyer-turned-journalist Bob Woodward’s keynote did not disappoint. And the entire Zapproved team is just downright delightful to boot. What’s not to love?

But the most exciting part of the conference was prowling around the expo floor. We learned a ton about what’s coming up next from companies on the cutting edge of legal technology. We enjoyed some really cool demos—thank you, HighQ and OpenText, for taking the time to show us your fabulous tools and answer our questions. Also, if you haven’t checked out Hanzo yet, you should know that you’re missing out on the next big thing in data collection and preservation (not to mention some of the smartest and friendliest folks in the industry).

We can’t wait for next year—and for what exciting announcements are next. What a ride it will be!

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