Thursday, Mar. 26, 2009
Members of the legal community interact with vendors and participate in educational programming at the March 20 Legal Technology Expo in Framingham.
Photos by Wendy Dyckman, Jennifer Rosinski, Kelsey Sadoff
Legal Technology Expo draws over 150
Free, daylong tradeshow featured dozens of exhibitors and educational breakout sessions
More than 150 members of the legal community attended the third free Legal Technology Expo on March 20 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The expo featured dozens of exhibitors and three 45-minute interactive breakout sessions, “How to Improve Your Law Practice: Paperless Essentials;” “How to Improve Your Law Practice: Making the Most of Your Time;” and “Compliance with the New Privacy Regulations.” A bonus hour of programming on “Search Engine Marketing For Law Firms” was provided by LexisNexis.
Silver sponsor Zix Corporation attended the Expo as a vendor for a second time – touting its new service that will assist lawyers in complying with the new e-mail encryption law. “The new e-mail encryption law will affect all business verticals, but specifically it is very important for the legal community to understand with the upcoming enforcement,” said Dan Shea, channel sales representative for Zixcorp. “We are here to make attorneys aware of the upcoming law and how our service can help them with compliance.”
Attendees were also given quick 15-minute tips on how to make their practices more eco-friendly and efficient through Desktop Scanning, Document Management and PDF options at the “How to Improve Your Law Practice” sessions.
“We provided specific tips geared toward the audience, to the extent that individuals who attended – if they only took three to four tips away from the presentation – would be guaranteed to derive income from work preformed,” said Klevan of Klevan & Klevan LLP in Wellesley.
“I attended today to see what new technology is out, how to further implement what we are already using and get tips,” said Karen Nowiksi, a paralegal with Quinlan & Sadowski PC.
Nuance Communications Inc.
- Face to Face Live
- Hytech Management
- The Insurance Partnership
- Lawdex Secure Document Exchange
- Massachusets Materials Research
- Metropolitan Telephone Co. Inc.
- New England Trial Services
- Northern Business Machines
- Paper Trace
- The ProfitPoint Group, Inc.
- TurboLaw Document Software and Time and Billing
Prizes were also raffled off to three lucky attendees. The giveaways included:
- One night’s stay and a complimentary breakfast for two at New England’s finest luxury seaside resort, the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. Valued at $400, the prize was donated by Chatham Bars Inn.
A four-pack of tickets to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at 11:05 a.m. on Marathon Monday, April 20 offered by the Massachusetts Bar Association.
A $100 gift certificate to Best Buy courtesy of the MBA Insurance Agency, Inc.