Description: Electronic filing with courts and agencies is no longer experimental -- it is the standard in nearly every jurisdiction. But how do you efficiently capture all this new material in your enterprise content management systems? If you don't do it right, your electronic matter record could be incomplete, or you may perpetuate inefficient processes designed for a bygone era. Learn how two firms tackled these challenges by improving their document management system (DMS) integration with electronic court systems, developing standardized workflows to track and store ECF content, and promoting user adoption of the new processes.
Sean Monahan, the Conflicts Counsel at Foster Pepper PLLC, advises the firm on legal ethics and related compliance matters. An attorney licensed in Washington, he also manages the conflicts and records departments, including intake, client engagements, ethical screens and file-closing.
Paul C. Wittekind is the Director of Information Technology Services at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. Since 1993, he has overseen the firm's technology systems, identifying and coordinating the strategic direction of technology and advising and assisting Porzio's clients on technology-related matters. Paul also provides e-discovery consulting services to clients to develop protocols, coordinate data collection, implement the tools required to properly analyze electronically-stored information and manage the firm and client personnel involved with e-discovery data reviews.
Description: Join us for this series of podcasts as we interview the "short-list" nominees for and the winner of ILTA's Technology Support Professional of the Year award, presented at ILTACON 2015. In this session, we are pleased to have with us nominee Chris Southern from WilmerHale.
ILTA's Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes ILTA peers who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations. Individual awards focus on individual ILTA law firm and law department members who demonstrate exceptional accomplishments and leadership within their organizations. The Technology Support Professional of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated superior service in providing attorney and staff support in roles that require specific technical proficiencies focused on training and support, technical or engineering disciplines, or any role that creates high touch-points for the actual implementation and support of the technology within their organization.
Pamela Hart manages Hunton & Williams's technology training and staff professional development programs across global locations. With over 15 years of experience educating lawyers and legal staff on the effective use of technology, she has initiated several successful programs such as IT coaching, skills assessment and online learning, resulting in dramatically improved legal team collaboration and client service. Pamela was the recipient of ILTA's Technology Support Professional of the Year award in 2014.
Chris Southern is the Manager, Portal Services at WilmerHale.