Legal Works West Coast Conference & Exhibition, March 17-18, 2005
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Technology in Practice ‚ Showcase of the Latest Tools, Tactics and Strategies

On March 17 and 18, 2005, the ninth annual Daily Journal Legal Works West Coast technology show, the largest annual gathering of legal technologists on the West Coast, will get under way at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, CA. Produced by Glasser LegalWorks, the premier producer of world-class legal industry events and a business within The Thomson Corporation, Legal Works West Coast is a comprehensive and education-focused tech show exhibiting the latest technology, tactics and strategies for legal professionals.

Registration information and the complete conference schedule is available online at www.legalwks.com/conferences/lwsf/index.htm. Those with questions or comments regarding the 2005 Legal Works West Coast Conference can contact Glasser LegalWorks at (800) 308-1700 or orders@thomson.com.

Come see Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch's in-person MCLE presentation "Just the Facts Ma'am! The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet...or How to be Your Own Cyberdetective)" on Friday morning, or stop by our booth in the exhibit hall for a chance to win a copy of our newest book "How to Use the Internet for Legal & Investigative Research." Readers of this newsletter can attend the exhibit hall free of charge by downloading and printing this admission card and bringing it to the show.

With its renowned college of 30 workshops in two days, Legal Works West Coast will offer pioneering programs on the many facets of electronic discovery, information management in a post-Sarbanes-Oxley world, e-billing and e-commerce. This event is designed to benefit a wide legal industry audience, including corporate counsel, chief information officers, information technology professionals, marketers, records managers and librarians. The conference features a spectrum of distinguished experts such as leaders within law firms, technology companies and other relevant industries. Additionally, five educational tracks will focus on practical information for legal professionals that will allow them to get more out of the technology they are using in addition to learning about new applications that will affect the future of practicing law.

The faculty at this year’s event includes the legal industry’s top knowledge management executives on the West Coast, including Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch, principals of Internet For Lawyers; Peter Krakaur, chief knowledge officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Jeffrey Rovner, director of knowledge management, Clifford Chance US LLP; and Kingsley Martin, senior director of Technology, Thomson Elite.

The program will be broken down into five tracks:

Track One: Business Development and Marketing Attendees will hear from chief marketing officers from leading law firms on finding the right marketing approach for their practice. Attendees will learn the emerging trends and best practices in online marketing, search engine optimization and useful tools to leverage competitive intelligence.

Track Two: Practice Management This year’s education track in practice management technology tools focuses on key marketing and business development tools and trends. Attendees will learn what will work online in 2005, how new search engine technology can land new clients, how to use technology to increase efficiency and more.

Track Three: Using e-Discovery to Win Your Case Two full days of workshops are committed to a host of new issues practitioners are facing today. Conference faculty will offer their unique perspectives and practical approaches on how to deal with the challenges posed by court decisions, strategic and tactical issues, and costs associated with these issues.

Track Four: Corporate Counsel Corporate counsel will hear from their peers on the biggest technology challenges for legal departments and how technology can meet the e-discovery needs and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Track Five: CIO and IT Professionals Panel presentations will focus on the challenges of e-mail management in law firms and legal departments; the threat of spyware on enterprise systems; and what’s new at Microsoft, reviewing current trends driving business requirements.

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