Harry Anderson of Night Court Fame to Speak at Technology Seminar for Louisiana Lawyers

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Star of television, magician extraordinaire and comedian with a twist will be entertaining Katrina affected lawyers at technology super session in New Orleans

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Harry Anderson, who has amazed and amused audiences for more than twenty years on television and in comedy and magic clubs, will be the featured speaker on Monday, May 22nd at the luncheon for the New Orleans, New Law: Community Revival with Technology seminar. The 2 day event is being held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans on May 22nd and 23rd, 2006 to help jump start the areas’ legal community by providing attorneys with the technology tools and resources they can access and utilize to help them revitalize their practices.

Mr. Anderson is a New Orleans resident and business owner best known for his acting role as Judge Harry Stone in the TV show Night Court. He is currently extremely active in the recovery efforts of the New Orleans business community and will speak on those efforts. For more information on Harry Anderson, see http://www.sideshow-la.com/index.html.

“We are extremely pleased to have Harry Anderson as our guest speaker. His insight as a resident of New Orleans coupled with his unique blend of wit and sarcasm will be welcomed immensely,” said Tom O’Connor, Director of the Legal Electronic Document Institute. “His willingness to participate is an example of how all the citizens of New Orleans are pitching in to help each other and we hope to be able to follow Harry’s example with lawyers from all around the country who are volunteering to come down and help in this event.”

The conference is a result of the combined efforts of the Legal Electronic Discovery Institute (LEDI), a Washington-based non-profit promoting the development of standards and education in the field of legal electronic documents and discovery, the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section (ABA LPM). The support of commercial legal technology vendors has been critical to the success of the event. Their support will fund all expenses including the materials and meal functions each day, speaker expenses along with a social networking reception to be held the evening of May 22. In addition, participating vendors are providing free or reduced-price copies of their products for attendees. Participating sponsors to date include CT Summation, Microsoft, Burke & Company, Software Technologies, Inc., International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Ixio, Envision Agency, Worldox, Lexis-Nexis, Softwise and Worldox.

For more information on support and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Legal Electronic Document Institute Web site at http://www.legal-edocs.org.

Contact: Tom O’Connor, Director, Legal Electronic Document Institute,                 

206.347.1063                                            

About Legal Electronic Document Institute

The Legal Electronic Document Institute is a Washington non-profit corporation established to promote the development of education and standards in the field of legal electronic documents, including practice management of electronic documents, electronic trial practice with litigation support systems, e-filing, e-signatures and e-discovery.

About ABA Law Practice Management Section

The ABA Law Practice Management Section assists lawyers and other legal professionals with the business of practicing law -- providing education and resources in the core areas of marketing, management, technology, and finance. Please visit our Web site at http://www.lawpractice.org for membership information, and to learn more about LPM meetings, events, and publications.

About Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA)

The mission of the Louisiana State Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, assure access to and aid in the administration of justice, assist the Supreme Court in the regulation of practice of law, uphold the honor of the courts and the profession, promote the professional competence of attorneys, increase public understanding of and respect for the law, and encourage collegiality among its members.

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