Conference Abundance

My postings have been a little sparse lately due to several speaking engagements I’ve been grateful to have on my calendar.

First, I gave a presentation entitled "SaaS: The Time is Now" at the Litigation Support Leaders SuperConference down in Houston last week (Thursday 3/6). My presentation expanded on the themes I explored in my column entitled "SaaSsy Litigation Support."

I had been looking forward to this conference for a while (although I was disappointed that I had to leave early for another speaking engagement on Friday, March 7). There have not been many conferences specifically for litigation support professionals and I was thrilled to see that Chere Estrin and her group, Estrin LegalEd, used their conference-planning abilities to bring together the powerhouse of speakers for the event including:

The only other conference that I am aware of at the moment that is specifically geared towards litigation support professionals is The International Litigation Support Leaders Conference sponsored by the Litigation Support Today magazine. I have not been invited to speak at this conference, but I know the keynote by Browning E. Marean III will be worth the price of admission alone!

I hope that both organizations are realizing the benefits in marketing directly to litigation support professionals rather than the traditional audience of attorneys and/or paralegals. This shows the growing importance of the litigation support role.

Today I’m heading over to Chicago to attend the not-to-be-missed ABA TECHSHOW Thursday (3/13) through Saturday (3/15). There are some fantastic presentations in the E-Discovery Track (sort by "E-Discovery" on this page) and yours truly will be giving a presentation entitled "Small Volume E-Discovery: One Hard Drive Could Make, or Break, Your Case" on Friday along with Todd Flaming of Schopf & Weiss LLP.

Other wonderful highlights of this year’s TECHSHOW include the keynote on privacy and the Internet and the new tracks called "Large Firm/Corporate Counsel" and "Mac Track."