It is with great joy that we announce a return to the ILTA Educational Conference, 22 – 25 August, 2022. ILTA was the first supporter of the LEDES Oversight Committee and finally, as the pandemic moves into endemic phase, we will be back this year in August.
Conference participants can find the LOC in booth #534, with GLE founder and LOC President, Jane Bennitt, and Nadia Strobbia, LOC Secretary and Thomson Reuters powerhouse, on-site.
In addition, we will have a hospitality room on Tuesday, 23 August where we will be hosting:
– 11:30 – 12:300 – the LEDES Oversight Committee mid-year members’ meeting
– 1:30 – 2:30 – Open forum discussion on Ebilling Issues and Best Practices. This session is a continuation of a discussion started by our London Regional Group, and the discussion will lead to a Best Practices White Paper on LEDES.org for Law Departments and Insurance organizations looking to implement legal ebilling.
Both events will also be held via webinar for participation by LOC global members not at the conference.
In addition to the above, GLE Founder Jane A. Bennitt will participate in session #1714: Leveraging Technology to Manage Outside Counsel Guidelines, to be held on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 from 2:30 – 3:30. Co-participants include Scott Springer from HBR Consulting and Mark Agin from Shearman & Sterling.
GLE founder Jane A. Bennitt will attend the Elite Vantage conference in London, UK on February 21-22, 2018. If you are London based and would like to meet, use the “Contact GLE” feature here to set up a meeting.
It’s time again for Legal Tech, this year January 31st through February 2nd at the New York Hilton. GLE will again be at the show, with Jane A. Bennitt scheduled to host the LEDES Oversight Committee annual member’s meeting that Tuesday morning at 9:00.
The show either is being rebranded or is affiliating with the name LegalWeek, which will be difficult for most of us veterans who have attended since the beginning of the conference to commit to memory.
See you at the conference!
Jane Bennitt will participate as a panelist in another ILTACon session on Monday, 29 August (law department day) at 1:00. The session is entitled “Matter Management: The Keystone to the Pyramids” and will focus on the various matter management solutions available in the marketplace today.
Global Legal Ebilling founder Jane A. Bennitt will be at the ILTA Educational Conference at the end of August and will chair two session on Thursday September 1st: the LEDES Oversight Committee Members Meeting, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., and Why UTBMS Codes Aren’t a Waste of Time: A Panel Discussion, which will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at ILTACon!
GLE founder Jane Bennitt will attend Legal Tech in February.
On Tuesday 3 Feb Jane will speak at an ILTA-track session with current LEDES Oversight Committee President Cathi Collins. The session will be an open forum where the audience is encouraged to speak about what is right or wrong with ebilling today. Our intent is to frankly discuss ebilling, see if there are projects that should be undertaken by the LOC, and to set priorities. The session will be held at 12:30 in the Mercury Ballroom.
The LOC annual members meeting is on Wednesday 4 Feb and is open to the general public, not just LOC members.
Other than these commitments, we are setting up meetings during the show. As a rule, Legal Tech meetings are free, so take advantage of this opportunity to talk with GLE about your issues, concerns and needs. See you there!
I have been to Legal Tech pretty much every year since it was first held and the main topic of discussion for at least the past decade has been eDiscovery. This year I will be looking for feedback on usage of the UTBMS eDiscovery Task Codes released last year and to monitor the spread of legal ebilling to the eDiscovery community.
There is still some work to do fully align UTBMS coding and legal ebilling to the EDRM Metrics Cube. The revised UTBMS Activity and Expense Codes are in the final stages of ratification, and the LOC needs to kick-off a project to update the timekeeper positions used in the LEDES© ebilling formats. But neither of these prevents clients from using the eDiscovery Task Codes now to finally gain insight into their eDiscovery spend.