Team Litify is excited to return as a sponsor for ILTACON 2023, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA’s) annual conference, happening August 20-24 in sunny Orlando. Leading names in legaltech – ILTA, Litify, Affinity Consulting, ECFX, EvenUp Law, iManage, LawPay, NetDocuments, and countless others – will help you unpack the new trends and operating strategies that legal professionals are laser-focused on in the face of an evolving industry.
Last year, we heard non-stop talk about integrative platforms, centralized solutions, and the need for collaboration in the cloud. We’re eager to continue those conversations — and forge a new future for legal, together.
With that, here are the top seven sessions you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!
1. Keeping Up With Changing Privacy Laws and Their Impact On Your Organization
From recent Android and Apple iOS updates helping to thwart advertisers to the now notorious practice of “cookie-ing” users who land on a website, privacy concerns are once again at the forefront of the industry. How do you keep up — and understand the impact on your organization? In this session, a panel of experienced privacy professionals will provide a common framework to understand most privacy laws, discuss strategies to overcome common challenges related to data protection practices, and make recommendations on resources and tools to help your organization manage its privacy obligations.
We recommend attending this session for a deep dive, and if you want a refresher in the meantime, check out this article on managing privacy and cybersecurity in a new era of consumer data protection from Litify VP of Strategy & Innovation Dov Slansky with the Legal Marketing Association.
Monday, August 21 |11:00am-12:00pm | Dolphin CC 5th Floor, Southern Hemisphere III
2. Picking The Right Tools To Integrate Existing Stack With Cloud Systems
Litify clients Jason Thomas, Chief Information Officer at Cole, Scott & Kissane, and Ryan Colbert, Chief Information Officer at Morgan & Morgan join this conversation to discuss the interoperability between cloud systems and existing software stacks. When seeking out a new cloud solution, how do you know which one will fit your needs? Are your current tools compatible, or would you need to purchase new ones?
As the legal industry continues to move into the cloud, and integrations and APIs become a key focus, this session will empower you to ask the right questions, create an assessment, and spot potential red flags when considering a new solution.
Monday, August 21 | 11:00am-12:00pm | B&Y Convention Center, Newport Ballroom West
3. Tools For Successful Project Management
Choosing a project management tool isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision. Depending on the nature and complexity of your projects, you may need different functionalities and options to manage them effectively. Litify VP of Strategy & Innovation Dov Slansky joins this session to share his perspective on evaluating and comparing project management tools based on how well they support key aspects of organization, coordination, monitoring, and management. From his time at Litify, Dov has worked hand-in-hand with a multitude of legal teams to craft creative solutions for their project management needs and is eager to share the best practices and pitfalls he’s learned along the way.
Monday, August 21 | 2:00-3:00pm | B&Y Convention Center, Asbury Hall C/D
4. Going Beyond the CISO: Lessons All C-Suite Executives Need to Know about Security and Risk Management
In 2022, the cost of data breaches worldwide reached an all-time high of $4.35 million per breach on average, based on data from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. In the US, average costs were even higher, at $9.44 million per beach — more than twice the global average. As data breaches have risen in cost and breach response has risen in complexity, collaboration between cybersecurity leadership and the rest of the C-Suite has never been more important — which is why we highly recommend this session!
And don’t forget that technology is on your side: despite some organizations’ hesitancy to embrace the cloud, according to Gartner, cloud-based solutions are often found to be more secure than on-premise solutions. Further, technologies that are connected to the entire business — through Salesforce and other enterprise-wide systems — enable a strong backbone to support risk management. For more on this topic ahead of the conference, hear from Litify President & COO Ari Treuhaft in this Legaltech News Expert Opinion.
Tuesday, August 22 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Dolphin CC 5th Floor, Southern Hemisphere III
5. Digital Fitness: Flexing Your Dashboard to Drive Adoption
How do you measure ROI across the many digital resources you manage and deliver? How can you take large quantities of disparate data and communicate client value behind these solutions in a dynamic way? Adoption dashboards and business intelligence tools may be the key.
With adoption dashboards, you can increase your team’s adoption of key solutions by analyzing usage data and providing smart dashboards that enable staff to get more from the information already stored in the system. And by using a built-in business intelligence tool — such as Salesforce’s CRM Analytics — you can tie together disconnected data sources to supercharge insights from across the organization. Come to this session for real-life examples that will showcase how to use data effectively and convince stakeholders of the value behind your technology tools and business efforts.
Tuesday, August 22 | 3:30-4:30pm | Dolphin CC 5th Floor, Southern Hemisphere II
6. Boost Your Process Efficiency: Leveraging Data to Adapt New and Existing Processes
If you know anything about Litify, then you know we’re all about how to #BreakLegalSilos. We believe in driving better business outcomes for legal teams, so they can focus on delivering better business and legal outcomes. But silos stunt those outcomes, and many law firms face operational inefficiencies, which may stifle productivity. A long-winded way of saying that we DEFINITELY recommend this session to optimize your own processes and performance.
Wednesday, August 23 | 2:00-3:00pm | Dolphin CC 5th Floor, Southern Hemisphere III
7. Leveraging Data to Improve Market Position & Drive Revenue
This session is for those looking to learn how to effectively measure your firm’s market position, new business pipeline, key client growth, and succession planning. Panelists will cover how to define clear and measurable goals to benchmark success and refine strategies as well as using data to present actionable insights.
When done right, client development goes beyond just marketing your firm to truly becoming your clients' business partner. As our President & COO Ari Treuhaft writes in this blog article, “At the end of the day, your clients have business problems, not legal problems, and by changing this mindset, you can better harness your practice’s capabilities in a way that’s problem-based, not just practice-based.” As you learn how to improve your market position, remember that retaining and expanding your existing clients with a client-centric approach will be a key lever to driving revenue.
Thursday, August 24 | 11:00am-12:00pm | B&Y Convention Center, Asbury Hall C/D
BONUS: All about artificial intelligence
Any conference agenda in 2023 would be remiss to skip over conversations about artificial intelligence! There were too many fantastic sessions for us to choose from, so be sure to attend any AI-driven panels you can to continue developing your understanding of these transformative tools and the impact they can have on your business. But if you’d like to get a head start on these discussions, we can recommend the below resources from Team Litify:
- AI For Legal 101: What is artificial intelligence?
- 2023 State of AI in Legal Report
- Why Legal Needs To Take a Platform Approach To AI
Forging a new future for legal
When firms are focused on outcomes, but clients are focused on spend, what’s the key to improving collaboration? Centralized technology. If you can imagine a future where firms and clients have access to the same centralized data set, performance metrics, and time and billing processes, watch our ILTA Company Update. When everything is in one place, transparency and efficiency become the rule — not the exception.
Team Litify would love to connect with you at ILTACON and give you a sneak peek into why leading law firms trust Litify to take their business to the next level. Swing by our Booth #300, or schedule a meeting today!