Peer to Peer Magazine

Spring 2015

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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WWW.ILTANET.ORG 33 The group set goals for those pursuing training to come away with an understanding of law firm business models and operations, practices, ethics and the technology involved. They should also be able to develop a sense of where they fit in at their firms and the impact of the work they do. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT If you are thinking, "this does not apply to me," think again! While preparing and researching content for the initiative, the content team learned the target audience for this initiative is not only new administrative professionals, lawyers and law students, but also those serving in their current roles for many years. Corporate law departments also benefit from the similarities in content, applications and vocabulary. By creating different educational tracks, the content will be geared to provide a holistic overview of life in an ever-changing legal profession that has spawned not just different business models but diverse staffing models and career tracks. These tools will aid professional development by outlining many different roles and services; the aim is to help you gain a greater appreciation of the firm's processes outside your areas of expertise and thus learn how to best service clients. Most important, these resources will help you understand how your role can contribute to the successful business operation and profitability of your firm. Be on the lookout for more information. If you would like to assist with this initiative, please contact me at Welcome to the following new ILTA steering committee members: ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT PEER GROUP Dave Bills of Sidley Austin LLP PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PEER GROUP Deb Dobson of Fisher & Phillips LLP, Gail Hageman of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Adam Yantorni of Lathrop & Gage LLP SERVER OPERATIONS AND SECURITY PEER GROUP Richard Martinez of Reed Smith LLP and Joel Sierra of Greenberg Traurig MORE RESOURCES RELATED TO LAW FIRM 101 Peer to Peer: The entire December 2012 magazine was devoted to Law Firm 101 Conference Sessions: For the past two years, a session has been provided at the annual ILTA conference, and another session will be offered in 2015 The following law firms and legal departments have recently joined ILTA. Welcome to the family! ON THE MOVE Robert Childress, III has been hired as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales of Venio Systems, and Babs Deacon is their new Vice President of Training and Education. Jeff Gosling has been promoted to Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of LDM Global. Sarai Guerra has joined Ipro Tech as Vice President of Client Strategy, and Jennifer Stevenson has been appointed Vice President of Marketing. Tom O'Connor has joined Advanced Discovery as a Senior Consultant. Chris Stoate has joined TitanFile as CEO. Auto-Owners Insurance Company Lansing, MI Dell, Inc - Legal Dept. Round Rock, TX Fulcher Hagler LLP Augusta, GA Health Care Service Corporation Chicago, IL Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA Charlotte, NC Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Dallas, TX National Gypsum Company Charlotte, NC Nazette, Marner, Nathanson & Shea, LLP Cedar Rapids, IA Office of the City Attorney - City of Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN

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