Nominations Being Accepted for Corporate Legal Technology Leadership Award

The nonprofit eDiscovery Institute and AboveTheLaw accepting nominations for Corporate Legal Technology Award for proven leadership in implementing legal technology in corporate legal departments

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This award recognizes the legal department and the legal technology innovators that identified a problem, championed a solution and monitored the outcome.

Washington DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

Anne Kershaw, President and Co-Founder of the Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”), and John Lerner, CEO of Above the Law announced the first Corporate Legal Technology Leadership Award honoring legal technologists within corporate legal departments. This award recognizes the legal department and the legal technology innovator(s) that identified a problem, championed a solution and monitored the outcome.

The individual winner of the award will receive a Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet PC + Audio Dock as well as plaque commemorating the award. The winner will be announced during the 2011 Legal Technology Leadership Summit being hosted by EDI, ATL and ASDFED on September 6-8, 2011 at Amelia Island, Florida.

According to Kershaw, “We are looking for creative use of technology to solve a business problem with the outcome being a streamlined business process that helps the corporate protect its assets, gain a competitive advantage and/or reduce costs.”
Lerner expanded on this, “We’re also looking for creative uses of technology to manage outside counsel or other legal vendors, increasing efficiency, managing a crisis, maintaining a budget or reducing overall corporate costs.”

Nomination Process
Corporate legal departments or the representatives of the department may submit nominations. There is no fee to enter. To submit a nomination, please complete the online form available at https://www.research.net/s/DRAFT_corp_lgl_tech_leadership_award
Nominations must be received by August 31, 2011 to be considered.

About the 2011 Legal Technology Leadership Summit
The Summit is co-presented by Above the Law, the American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery, and the eDiscovery Institute. Summit information is available at: http://www.legaltechnology2011.com. Sponsors include:

  •     Applied Discovery
  •     Autonomy
  •     Clearwell Systems, now a part of Symantec
  •     Datacert
  •     Dell
  •     Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  •     Ernst & Young LLP
  •     Falcon Discovery
  •     FTI Technology
  •     Guidance Software
  •     Mitratech
  •     Nextpoint
  •     Nuix
  •     Pangea3
  •     Planet Data
  •     Prosearch Strategies
  •     QuisLex
  •     Recommind
  •     Robert Haff eDiscovery Services
  •     Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  •     TCDI
  •     Valora Technologies
  •     WestlawNext
  •     Winston & Strawn LLP

About the Electronic Discovery Institute
The Electronic Discovery Institute (http://www.ediscoveryinstitute.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization that identifies and promote technologies and processes that can lower the cost or improve the quality of handling electronic discovery. The EDI Web site has reports and articles available at no cost relating to its prior work in evaluating document categorization and conducting industry surveys on duplicate consolidation, email threading, and predictive coding. Its Judges’ Guide to Cost-Effective E-Discovery has been very well received.

About Above the Law
Above the Law (http://www.abovethelaw.com) is a prominent source for original legal news, counting among its readers everyone from general counsels and senior partners at the nation’s biggest firms to the ranks of first-year law students. Written by lawyers for lawyers, Above the Law’s staff blankets institutions like the Supreme Court, law schools, life at firms both big and small, and the impact technology has on the practice of law. It’s the first with salary and bonus information and is a hub of professional advice for legal professionals at all career stages.

About the American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery
The American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery (http://www.asdfed.com) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association serving attorneys, compliance professionals, digital forensics examiners, litigation support professionals, paralegals and technologists.

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