Last Mango In Paris: COVID-19 Effect On eDiscovery

on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | eDiscovery Trends Conferences
A week ago at this time, I thought I would spend today flying to Gainesville Florida to speak at the 8th Annual University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery Conference. But on Wed March 11th, the Florida University system ordered all of their schools to shut down ( see the press release ) and by Friday the 13th Professor Bill Hamilton, University of Florida Levin College of Law Skills Professor and Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Information Retrieval at the law school, who leads the conference, was forced to send the following email to all the faculty:
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ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Woodstock For Techies

on Mon, Mar 09, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Conferences
I was originally going to call this review of the Techshow “Why the ABA Techshow is like Mardi Gras” until Reid Trautz, the Director of the Practice and Professionalism Center at the American Immigration Lawyers Association And Chair of the Techshow in 2012) told me he overheard one attendee say this to another at an escalator at the show. Although I think the Mardi Gras comparison is a good one (crowds, excitement, good food among the reason) I find the Woodstock comparison even better. Here’s why.
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A Tale Of Two Conferences - Legaltech 2020 Debrief

on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Conferences
I recently attended the Law.com Legaltech conference in New York. The first conference was in 1990 and I’ve been there as either a speaker or an attendee for roughly 25 years (with a stint somewhere in the middle as a member of the Advisory Board) so it has been interesting to watch its evolution. The latest phase of that development is the concept of Legalweek with Legaltech placed in the center (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) of several other overlapping events with a similar legal technology focus.
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