Colligo NewsColligo and Microsoft at LegalTech 2011 in New York City

The Colligo team recently participated in another interesting conference, this time it was the LegalTech East Conference in New York City. LegalTech is an important event for law firms and legal departments looking for practical information on technology to better manage their practice. This year’s conference attracted more than 14,000 attendees.

Colligo was definitely busy at the show and it was great to meet up with many of our east coast based customers and partners.  In addition to having a booth at the conference, Colligo was also invited by Microsoft to speak at their very well attended “Super Session” on SharePoint. Trevor Dyck, Colligo’s Director of Product Management, did a presentation to a full house on how law firms and legal departments are deploying SharePoint client solutions for email and matter management and the importance of integrating Outlook with SharePoint. The session was moderated by Norm Thomas of Microsoft and also included Kevin Griffie of AIS and Matt Koch of Metalogix who did presentations on their company’s respective SharePoint solutions.

Another highlight of the conference was that our customer and partner, Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) Group, received the 2010 Legal Technology News Award for most innovative use of technology in a legal department. This award recognizes the efforts of individuals, firms, and law departments that are pushing beyond the edges of current legal technology. The award was accepted by Nishan DeSilva, Microsoft’s Director of Information Management and Corporate Records Compliance.

The LCA Group received the award based on their internal project to utilize SharePoint 2010 as the cornerstone for a new document and records management system to support 12 practice groups and 1,000 users. The new system developed on SharePoint 2010 enables LCA to reduce the number of different information sites and streamline the processes to use them. The LCA Group uses Colligo Contributor to helps users to easily move email from Outlook to SharePoint and to access SharePoint-based information from inside of Outlook. This Outlook to SharePoint integration was specifically highlighted in the award. So a huge congratulations to Nishan DeSilva and everyone involved in the LCA Group’s SharePoint project on receiving this prestigious award.

More information on the award can be seen at Law Technology News site.

It was obvious by the amount of activity at our booth, the type of questions we were being asked, and the excellent attendance at Trevor’s presentation that SharePoint is definitely on the minds of many law firms and legal departments.  SharePoint 2010 is now viewed as viable alternative to the established DMS providers as a comprehensive and unified document management (and records management) system for legal.  Microsoft LCA’s win for most innovative use of technology and the many happy Colligo customers that we met at the show is further testimate to the progress that SharePoint has made in the legal industry.

Microsoft published a case study of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Group’s SharePoint 2010 project. View the case study here.

Colligo recently published a case study of Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs Group use of Colligo Contributor in their SharePoint 2010 project. View the case study here.

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