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The Year's Leaders in Legal Technology

At The Common Scold, Monica Bay has the hot-off-the-presses scoop on the winners of the 2007 Law Technology News Law Firm & Law Department Awards announced today. And the winners are (drum roll please):

  • Most innovative use of technology in a law firm: Morrison & Foerster’s Jo Haraf, chief information officer, Oz Benamram, knowledge management counsel, and James McKenna, firmwide litigation technology manager, for their development of "an intelligent knowledge management sytem" and a "user-friendly vendor database."
  • Most innovative use of technology in a law dept: John Theriault, vice president, and Mary Ann Sarao, director of global security, at Pfizer Inc., for conceiving and developing a global anti-piracy system.
  • Most innovative use of technology in a trial: Pen Volkmann, director of graphics and video services at Holland & Hart, for using Hollywood technology to help persuade a Miami jury to award the firm's clients $110 million in damages.
  • Most innovative use of technology for a pro bono project: Winston & Strawn's Chip Goodman, IT director, Cheryl Garrett, senior programmer/analyst, and the entire IT department, for creating a powerful pro bono recruiting tool that dramatically increased the firm's pro bono capacity.
  • Champion of Technology: John J. Kruse, director of records, imaging and conflicts at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, for leading the firm through many successful and innovative technology projects over the course of more than 30 years.
  • IT Director of the Year: Judith Flournoy, chief information officer of Loeb & Loeb, for her leadership in developing the firm’s Dynamic Document Drafting, or D3, program.

Monica has more details. Winners will be honored at a Jan. 29 dinner during New York Legal Tech.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 19, 2007 at 03:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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