American LegalNet SCORES BIG
at ILTACON 2019
By Erez Bustan, President and CEO
Team American LegalNet has finally recovered from a very busy and very successful ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. I want to say CONGRATULATIONS, THANK YOU and GREAT JOB to the amazing people on the ILTA Team and the ALN Team for a fabulous learning and networking event. I agree with Ron Friedman’s assessment that the big themes this year were platforms, innovation, and artificial intelligence. We scored big on all three.
By every standard we measure a conference at our company – quality demos and meetings, booth visits, Media PR interviews, responses to our annual Risk Management Survey and synergistic strategy sessions at Phins Bar – we had an incredible conference. ILTACON is all about networking and it seemed like we met and talked to all 1800 plus attendees over the five long, fun, action packed days.
We saw tremendous interest in our product demo room and in our booth and the enthusiasm seemed to build as the week went on and the good news about ALN spread throughout the show. Some great interviews with the onsite press helped spread that news about the exciting things going on with ALN. A special thank you to Niki Black for her reference. AboveTheLaw ALN article
I also want to make a special shout-out for a great job to April Heimerl of Fish & Richardson who was on the Software Dating Game panel (best practices for choosing a vendor) – particularly her advice about starting with strategic planning and understanding what your goals and requirements are – and try to avoid introducing any bias throughout the process. We couldn’t be prouder to have such a distinguished and happy client.
Our annual ILTA Risk Management Survey had twice the participation of last year and should provide some incredible insights that will help everyone see where we are going in the future. Those survey results will be released soon through ILTA.
We also had a great time at the ALN Cup Table Tennis Tournament that was held on Monday night. There was some great sportsmanship, a lot of fun, and some very close matches leading up to the finals. Here I am congratulating the finalists – the big winner Rodney Holaday (Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease), Doug Mathews (Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, LLP) and Joshua Silverman (Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.).
Our big technology announcement was our strategic partnership with ZERO to bring AI-powered automation to the docketing process. The new collaboration combines ALN’s calendaring and docketing platform with ZERØ’s artificial intelligence technology to provide seamless processing of litigation-based emails and documents into a firms’ document management system (DMS). There was great interest in what we are doing as the first Docketing Software vendor to introduce AI into docketing. Once again, we are leading the way in empowering docketing professionals with technology.
Thanks to all our clients and the numerous prospects that came by to connect with us at the conference and all the wonderful and kind emails we have received following ILTACON. I assure you that we enjoyed and appreciated meeting each of you.