A Guide for the Relativity Community at Legaltech 2019

by Kelly Velisek on January 24, 2019

Community , Education & Certification , Legal & Industry Education , Professional Development

Thousands of legal professionals are packing their bags—and winter coats—and heading to the Big Apple next week for Legaltech at Legalweek New York. There’s a lot of conversation about what content will be featured, what announcements will be made, and what kind of networking opportunities are available.

We decided to tap into our community to see how our partners, customers, and industry friends will be spending their time next week. Here’s a quick guide if you’re curious about what to do in NYC.

If You’re Looking to Get Educated

This year’s event content looks promising—with an exciting focus on equality in the legal field in the Legal Diversity and Talent Management track. If you’re still perfecting your agenda of sessions, here are a few to consider.

Our discovery counsel and legal content director, David Horrigan, is participating in three sessions, including “Access to Justice: Substantial Challenges and How You, the Law, and Technology Can Help” on January 30 at 3:00 p.m. While this topic is nothing new to David, this panel session features some fresh voices that will examine the problems at stake and how we can all help.

Interested in the aftermath of GDPR and what’s next on the horizon? Attend “GDPR 8 Months Later: Trends in Litigation and Regulation” on Thursday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m., featuring a speaker from RelativityOne Certified Partner Deloitte, to learn how to stay on top of the most recent enforcement proceedings and lawsuits.

Law firms looking to drive product adoption throughout their firms should be on the lookout for “From Conversation to Conversion: Getting Lawyers to Use New Tools” at 9:30 a.m. on January 31 with speakers from law firms Littler Medelson and DLA Piper. Attendees can expect key takeaways around best practices in selection of products, strategies for driving adoption, and how to use metrics to detect new learning opportunities.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a technology conference without cloud coverage, so be sure to see “The International Legal Cloud 2019: Discovery, Security, and Business Considerations” on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m., moderated by Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project and CDS’s Senior Project Consultant Mark Anderson. The session will look beyond just why or why not to move to the cloud, also exploring business considerations such as cross-border strategies and data privacy and protection issues.

If You Want to Demo Shiny Products

No trip to Legaltech is complete without checking out the exhibit hall—but walking into the exhibitor space can feel a bit like accidentally walking into Grand Central Station at rush hour. Without a clear plan of where to go and what to check out, it can be daunting.

Interested in learning how to generate actionable insights with audio and video sources in your discovery projects? Relativity Developer Partner Veritone is exhibiting at Booth 513—showcasing their language translation, machine transcription, and other legal AI solutions. On a recent case, Veritone cut audio data by 99 percent and saved their client $16.5 million.

After that, check out Hanzo at both 2301 and ask them about their newly released Hanzo Dynamic Archive. Hanzo's solutions enable organizations to maximize the value they draw from dynamic web content during review. Plus, if you drop off your business card, you might be the lucky winner of a pair of Apple AirPods.

If you need a breather from the exhibit hall but aren’t fully geeked out yet, get in touch with Milyli—the developers behind Blackout. They’ll be right across 54th Street at the London, talking about the newly launched Chronicle—a tool that enables Relativity users to start constructing a privilege log as soon as their documents enter review.  

There will be plenty of other Relativity partners on the exhibit floor, too—way too many to list here—so check out the directory and make your plans accordingly. Be sure to ask them about their RelativityOne offering or specialty services and solutions.

And don’t forget to stop by the Bryant Room—where you can get a peek at the latest and greatest features with RelativityOne, and catch a demo of Relativity Trace (among other surprising new applications for the platform).

If You’re Looking to Test Out Your Networking Skills

Be sure to pack your running shoes and schedule an early wake-up call for ACEDS and Berkeley Research Group’s inaugural run/walk held on Tuesday, January 29—kicking off at 6:30 a.m. in front of the Hilton. After burning off some calories, you’ll get to enjoy a breakfast from Ruth’s Chris.

Once you’ve had enough of the exhibit hall, it might be time for a cocktail to wind down after a long day. And don’t be too shy to strike up a conversation with your neighbor after or in between sessions. Some of the most fruitful lessons at industry events like this one come up organically.

Need a refresher on how to make the most of your opportunities to learn from industry peers? Read this post for some tips and tricks to participate in more valuable networking conversations.

Can’t make it to Legaltech but still want to jump in on the action? Head over to the Relativity Community and join a conversation.

And whether you’ll be in New York or not, don’t forget to grab your spot at Relativity Fest 2019 when registration opens on April 2. It’s another favorite opportunity to connect with the legal community and foster conversations that drive transformation in our industry.

Kelly Velisek is a member of the marketing team at Relativity, where she specializes in customer advocacy.


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