The Walter Isaacson event [sponsored by Thomson Reuters] was really inspirational. I know it was not strictly legal tech, but it was awesome! I also thought the e-billing trends and best practices session was quite good. I have to say this was one of the better LegalTechs in a while. Nice work! Jeff Hodge, general manager, law department management and Serengeti Law, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn.
The eDiscovery Journal party was the best. Great people and conversation, positive vibe, and a short walk in the rain. The Catalyst party at the China Grill was a close second. They had quite an international audience. Mark Beese, marketing director, Catalyst, Denver.
5. THE LTN AWARDS
Having our firm be recognized by ALM with the LTN 2012 Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Small Firm and connecting with other winners to learn about their inspiring projects. Chad Burton, principal, Burton Law, Dayton, Ohio.
My favorite moment at LTNY was talking to lawyers I had never met who had heard of me and The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, and the work we are doing in the Access to Justice space. Yes, we live in a connected world, but we also toil in solitude us and our machines. Nothing beats meeting and talking to people face-to-face and connecting without a mouse. John Mayer, executive director, CALI, Chicago, and winner of the 2012 Law Technology News' IT Champion award.
6. THE COFFEE
Excellent coffee bar. Made for a great spot to meet people and recaffeinate. Nichole Renner, inside sales manager, eMag Solutions.
7. THE DINNERS
My favorite moment was when, enjoying truly splendid company at the most raucous table at the annual E-Discovery Institute dinner at Becco, it was determined that Judge Andrew Peck had the scales of justice tatooed on his chest. To be clear, this is just something made up from whole cloth (and, like much conduct attributed to Judge Peck of late, may not be remotely accurate); but, it's emblematic of the high level of dialogue enjoyed among all the wonderful folks breaking bread that evening. The best part of LegalTech for me will always been the chance to socialize with the many bright and engaging lawyers, judges and technologists in attendance. Craig Ball, attorney and forensics expert, Austin.