KNOW, a magazine for paralegals, announced today that it will co-sponsor the Paralegal Technology Institute at LegalTech West Coast June 24-25, 2009. The first annual Paralegal Technology Institute at LegalTech was held in February 2009 in New York City. The event was co-hosted by Law Technology News (LTN) and attracted paralegals from around the country. Chairpersons for the event included Gary Melhuish, Director of Litigation Services of Ballard Spahr LLC, and Christy Stouffer, Practice Support Director, Patton Boggs. "It was well organized, the workshops were pertinent to the assignments of today's paralegals and the overall educational value was tremendous," says Melhuish. "I was honored to be chosen as a co-chair." The event was the brainchild of Chere Estrin, Editor-in-Chief of KNOW, and Henry Dicker, Executive Director of LegalTech. The two-day event included an additional free day of educational sessions at LegalTech for all registered participants. "Paralegals today are required to be technologically astute, have knowledge of cutting-edge technology and be able to perform assignments that as little as five years ago were considered associate level work," said Estrin. "We will provide workshops that are designed around the assignment, such as trial technology, How to Handle 140 Billion e-Mails, e-Discovery questionnaire and more.
For more information about The Paralegal Technology Institute at LegalTech West Coast, go to www.lawtechnews.com/paralegalwest.