Aint No Reasonin With Legal Conference Season

Every year in June, we start hurricane season down in the Gulf states. But in the legal community, March is the beginning of legal technology season. This week in the EDiscovery Red Zone, Tom O’Connor of GGO and Browning Marean, Senior Counsel at DLA Piper, talk about the upcoming shows and what you can expect to see at the them.

The month kicked off with the ACEDS conference in Hollywood, Florida. Built around the ACEDS certification process, the conference also brings in ED experts to discuss current topics. In fact, just as I was writing this, Bill Gallivan, the CEO of GGO, was speaking on the Bermuda  triangle of potential EDiscovery malpractice  among GC, outside counsel and vendors. Meanwhile Browning is off to Hong Kong for the first LegalTech Asia Technology Summit. I’m not sure what makes it a “Summit” but this event will be interesting since it is sponsored jointly by ALM and ILTA. The combination of the marketing muscle of the former and the always high educational content of the latter should make for a great combination and Browning will be reporting in on how it goes.


Later in the month we have the ASUArkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where Browning will be again speaking and then both of us will be appearing at the General Counsel Institute (formerly the Executive Counsel Institute) Exchange in San Francisco. This is a fascinating series of conferences which do away with the “talking head” panels and rows of attendees checking their email by having a limited number of attendees in a roundtable setting with interactive dialogue among the panelists (who sit in the audience) and the attendees, all prompted by a group of skilled moderators such as Browning, David Kessler, David Chaumette or Paul Weiner.  If you’re in one of the cities where this conference is staging, be sure to attend.

And then at the beginning of  April is the annual ABA TechShow in Chicago. But that’s a topic for another day.

Oh. And thank you Jimmy Buffet for this weeks title

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