2019 January

Join ediscovery experts Albert Chen, Shawn McClurg and Jeanette Weir as they discuss policy and procedure within the EDRM lifecycle of practice technology. Moderated by Phil Weldon they discuss important policies and procedures major firms use today from case inception to case close out. Come join the fun!

Phil Weldon - E-Discovery & Practice Technology Manager, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Albert Chen - eDiscovery Services Client Solutions Manager, Holland & Knight
Shawn M. McClurg, CEDS - Litigation Support Manager, Miles & Stockbridge
Jeanette Simone Weir - New York Litigation Support Manager, WilmerHale


In this podcast, Irene Ivanova, Hector Bravo-Trujillo and Daniel S. Acevedo share their experiences and thoughts regarding how LPM efforts are addressed in the USA and Latin America, the difficulties that legal project managers practitioners have in both jurisdictions and what can Latin American Law Firms do in order to improve their LPM capabilities.

Daniel S. Acevedo - Head of Strategy and Project Management, Galicia Abogados S.C.
Hector Bravo-Trujillo - Specialist Support, Baker Mackenzie Mexico
Irene Ivanova - Senior Legal Project Manager, Baker Mackenzie, North America

Recorded on 12-21-18

Welcome to Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how Knowledge Management is progressing and the impact that’s having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have either worked in or on the periphery of Knowledge Management and get their perspectives on how this profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

In this episode, we speak with our guest Kathleen Hogan, Director of Education and Knowledge Integration at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. Kathleen brings years of experience in the legal industry, from research lawyer to in-house and law firm KM and professional development. We discuss Kathleen’s article in the recently published KM White Paper, Practical Tips on Staying Practical in an Innovative Culture, including her thoughts on soft launches, agile teams, and working with attorneys. We then address Kathleen’s provocative article, Women in Legal Tech, published earlier this Fall on Slaw, Canada’s online legal magazine. Kathleen tells the story of an unfortunate, but unfortunately common, experience she had as a woman in legal technology. We discuss strategies for combatting gender bias, and Kathleen shares her advice for women aspiring to advance. Listen to this episode for ideas you can put into practice today!

Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager within the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.


Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ILTA podcast "HopsCast". Here we'll talk technology, innovation, ILTA, sports and how they relate to life, and assorted other ILTA fun facts.

Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
Rick Krzyminski, Chief Knowledge Management Officer - Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

January 3, 2019

What Went Wrong

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ILTA podcast "What Went Wrong". Here, safe within the confines of the podcast, and long removed from the origin of the stories we’ll look back on, we’ll discuss with ILTA members, partners, and colleagues pinnacle moments in their careers — that all started — with something that went wrong.

Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
Michele Gossmeyer, Global Director, Information Governance, Risk and Compliance - Dentons

January 3, 2019

Asking the Right Questions

I’ve always been known as the “What About?” person. Through my days as IT Director of a law firm, managing the law department of a global life insurance company, working with many IT Leaders across the legal industry in my work at ILTA, and now as legal strategist at an IT services and consulting firm (Olenick), I’ve been the one asking “Why?” and “Why Not?” Being inquisitive has helped me fill in context and lead successful, creative problem-solving projects. I’ve honed my provocative questioning skills over time, and now I share ideas on how to ask the right questions, at the right time, of the right people, and in doing so, help lead your legal organization into a successful future.

Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
TJ Johnson, Practice Development Lead - Olenick & Associates

In this day and age, compensation alone, is no longer enough to attract and retain top talent. I’ve noticed this first hand in the eDiscovery market. I speak to ten plus candidates in a given day and I always ask the question, “What is most important to you in a new role?” Ten years ago, that answer was usually in the world of money, or benefits, but today, about 80% of individuals I speak to are answering that question with something related to culture. To be clear, this does not mean that organizations are able to pay under market, it simply means that they must build an offering beyond compensation in order to remain competitive and win top talent. The companies in the eDiscovery space that are most successful in attracting top talent are offering innovative cultures as their weapon against compensation warfare.

Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
Nikki MacCallum, Strategic Talent Manager - Lighthouse

Happy New Year! I can’t believe almost a quarter has passed since we last “spoke” via Peer to Peer. The old saying about time flying when you’re having fun is certainly true from my perspective. I have been enjoying every minute of meeting with the citizens of ILTA-land: members, volunteer leaders, business partners, and ILTA staffers.

Beth Anne Stuebe - Senior Content Manager, ILTA
Joy Heath Rush, Interim CEO - ILTA

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