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Media Alert: Microsoft to Present Latest Innovations for Law Firms to Enhance Client Experience and Drive Profitable Service Delivery at ILTA 2008


Customers to highlight creative strategies for using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other legal solutions to create business value.


What: Lawyers and legal professionals need to better utilize their firm’s knowledge and operate efficiently as teams to ensure the profitable delivery of services. At the 2008 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Educational Conference, Microsoft Corp. will present innovative technology solutions and best practices to help law firms increase revenue, improve practice management and deliver a better client experience.

When: Aug. 25–28, 2008

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, Texas 76051

Key Sessions: Representatives of Microsoft’s U.S. Professional Services Industry Group, leading law firms and business partners will speak in the Microsoft Peer Group and other ILTA conference tracks. Notable sessions include the following:

Monday, Aug 25

•1 p.m., “You Did What With SharePoint? Creative Ways Firms Are Leveraging SharePoint to Create Business Value,” Katrina Dittmer, Baker & Daniels LLP; Paul Phillips, Nixon Peabody LLP; Beau Mersereau, Fish & Richardson P.C.; Kara Portwood, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, moderator

•2:30 p.m., “Microsoft Office 2007: Why Upgrade?,” Tara Byers, Payne Consulting Group; Joe Buser, Traveling Coaches Inc.

Tuesday, August 26

•11 a.m., “Accelerated Service Delivery with Next-Generation Collaboration Capabilities,” Gad Epstein, Microsoft

Wednesday, Aug. 27

•9 a.m., “Workflow and Forms Routing in SharePoint 2007 Using SharePoint Designer and InfoPath,” Roger Bonine, Baker & McKenzie Global Services LLC

•11 a.m., “Implementing Extranets and Enabling More Effective Client Services,” Mark Gerow, Fenwick & West LLP; and Rob Saccone, XMLAW Inc.

Thursday, Aug. 28

•9 a.m., “Microsoft’s Spotlight on the Legal Industry,” Brian Zeve, managing director, U.S. Professional Services Industry Group, Microsoft

•10:30 a.m., “Microsoft Workflow Solutions,” Judi Flournoy, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Judy Katany, Huron Consulting Group Inc.; Susan Plummer, Best Best & Krieger LLP; Andrew Dawson, ADERANT; Richard Glikin, Metastorm Inc.; Brian Zeve, Microsoft; and Gad Epstein, Microsoft

•2 p.m., “Strategies for Successful Law Firm CRM Selection and Implementation — Reed Smith Case Study,” Victoria Gregory, Reed Smith LLP; and Michael White, Client Profiles Inc.

•2 p.m., “Mobilizing Your Organization to Globalize While Enhancing the Environment and Your Bottom Line,” Joan Krajewski, chief environmental counsel, Microsoft

Booth: Information on Microsoft legal solutions can also be found at Booth 311.

MoreDetails: A full list of sessions and more information on ILTA 2008 can be found at


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