Industry Events That Don't Suck



by Kristy Esparza on April 21, 2016

Community , Law Firm , Litigation Support , Professional Development

A few weeks back, we asked the Twitterverse to share some of their favorite e-discovery conferences and events.

Little did we know, our question would inspire our good friend Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project to go beyond the 140-character limit and dish on what makes an event good, bad, and just plain “crappy” for a speaker.

Chris pointed out that kCura’s events, such as Relativity Fest, aren’t the subject of any of his adverse comments—we were glad, as we strive to organize events that don’t suck.

Of course, Relativity Fest isn’t the only conference to consider attending. Here’s a handful more from your peers.

 

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Nicole Guyer McMurrian, e-discovery project manager at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

“My favorite events are the monthly Women in eDiscovery San Diego chapter meetings. In this space, women collaborate and learn about developing e-discovery technologies and workflows to bring back to their jobs as lawyers, analysts, project managers, and paralegals. More importantly we empower each other to take on challenging projects that will ultimately benefit each individual, women as a group, and the e-discovery community.”

 

Clare-Foley.pngClare Foley, VP of litigation solutions at Opus 2 Magnum

“RSA 2016 turned out to be a terrific venue for sharing our innovations in cloud security and participating in 'best practices' discussions like the one on cloud-based app environments. The timing was perfect given the recent launch of the enterprise version of Opus 2 Magnum, our transcript management and case collaboration software. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a thought-provoking keynote to a packed room that consisted surprisingly of attorneys, security experts, and lit support professionals. She argued for public-private cooperation to combat cybersecurity and touched briefly on the FBI–Apple dispute. Based on the interest, we saw a burgeoning trend: Lawyers taking ownership in data security issues.”  

 

David-Hejna.pngDavid Hejna, general counsel at kCura

“I enjoy the CLE lunch seminars that the Association of Corporate Counsel organizes in Chicago once per month. The speakers include a mix of high-quality in-house and law firm lawyers. Each lunch seminar focuses on a particular topic or area of legal practice, such as antitrust, employment compliance and discrimination, internal investigations, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property matters, and software licensing. The lunch and CLE credits are included as part of the annual dues. It's a great value.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite industry events and conferences? Tell us about them in the comments or @kCura on Twitter.

Kristy Esparza is a member of the marketing communications team at kCura, specializing in content creation.

 

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