Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Who Handles the Intersection of Law and Technology?

Only four percent of paralegals are responsible for managing the "intersection of law and technology," according to Fios, Inc.'s latest webcast poll. Taken during the April 24th webcast entitled "Technology Counsel - Corporations Harnessing the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Fios asked attendees, "Who at their company or firm is responsible for managing the intersection of law and technology?"

With an audience of nearly 100 equally divided from corporations and law firms, the poll revealed the following:

•General Counsel - 12%
•IT - 16%
•Staff attorney - 24%
•Paralegal - 4%
•Litigation Support, Practice Support - 30%
•Partner - 14%
•Associates - 0%

The poll also revealed that in the law firm, the litigation support or practice support professionals are primarily responsible (52%). Inside the corporation, it's more likely to be a staff attorney (35%) or somebody from the IT department (22%).

Upcoming webcasts that will feature the new Fios Webcast Poll include:

•eDiscovery and Retention: Living with the Rule 26(f) Conference and Rule16(b) Order
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern (Webcast Length: 1 hour)
Faculty: Marie Lona | Winston Strawn, LLP

•Advanced Litigation Issues in E-Discovery
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern (Webcast Length: 1 hour)
Faculty: Sharon L Caffrey, Esq.; Partner | Duane Morris LLP

•FRCP - Discovery Obligations
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern (Webcast Length: 1 hour)
Faculty: Thomas Y. Allman, Senior Counsel | Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP and Mary Mack, Technology Counsel and Director | Fios, Inc.

•Funding e-Discovery Through a Pigouvian Assessment
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern (Webcast Length: 1 hour)
Faculty: Jay Brudz, Senior Counsel | General Electric (GE) and Mary Mack, Technology Counsel and Director | Fios, Inc.

Fios' webcasts are one hour in length and are offered at no charge. Pre-registration is required. More information on the webcasts, topics being discussed, newly added sessions, and how to register is available on Fios' website at: http://www.fiosinc.com/events/webcasts.html. Fios' Webcast Poll results can be found at www.technologycounsel.org.

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