Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gilbert+Tobin's Tracey Vitnell Wins 2010 Australian Law Librarian’s Association Scholarship

We extend our warmest congratulations to Tracey Vitnell from Gilbert+Tobin who has been awarded the 2010 Australian Law Librarian’s Association Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded by the Association to a professional who has demonstrated a commitment to law librarianship. The scholarship entitles Tracey to attend the British and Irish Association of Law Librarian’s Conference to be held in Brighton in the UK in June 2010.

An amazing achievement and a truly deserving recipient. Congratulations to Tracey and the team at Gilbert+Tobin. Excellent news to start the weekend.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Janders Dean Royal Ascot Race Day - June 17th

We're pleased to be in the middle of the planning for Janders Dean's first (and hopefully annual) Race Day at Royal Ascot on June 17th. Stay tuned for more news and (if you're lucky) your exclusive invitation.

Phoenix & Janders Dean Breakfast Briefing - Sydney, Australia

There has been huge interest expressed in the Phoenix Business Solutions and Janders Dean International breakfast briefing around Alternative Billing to be held in Sydney at Becasse on May 18th since we sent the save the date notifications last week.

Representatives from in-house counsel at Telstra and Westpac will be joined by CFO and CEO level attendees from law firms including Blake Dawson, Clayton Utz, Freehills, Gilbert+Tobin, Minter Ellison, Sparke Helmore, Norton Rose, DLA Phillips Fox, Baker McKenzie and numerous others to discuss the trends and issues surrounding this area.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone back in Sydney in the coming weeks for this exclusive event.

ClearPeople's Microsoft SharePoint Event

Our friends at ClearPeople will be hosting an event at the Microsoft headquarters in London on 13th May 2010. Attendees can expect live demos, client speakers and real life scenarios of SharePoint 2010 in action.

The timing of this couldn't be better, as it directly follows the official launch of SharePoint 2010 by less than 24 hours! Spaces are limited and registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Full details (including registration) can be found

DataCert Launch Passport

One for the in-house legal teams and General Counsel to take note of. DataCert today announced the upcoming release of Passport, its new patent-pending platform for legal departments. Keep up to date and get a peek at the future on offer here.

Jim Tallman (president and chief executive officer of DataCert) says that "Passport is the culmination of more than 18 months of collaboration with our clients from both the corporate legal and law firm markets and they have been instrumental in providing development input, guidance, and testing of Passport throughout the process."

"The reaction has been incredible. Clients are telling us that Passport is truly game-changing in the way they will implement legal solutions and is entirely different from anything else in the market today. The possibilities it presents for them to consolidate, integrate, and evolve their portfolio of legal applications, without requiring the traditional programming and technical staff, change the way they will buy solutions. We already have legal software vendors re-building their applications on Passport because of the ability to plug and play within a large solution offering and the value proposition to our mutual clients."

Janders Dean had a secret taste of Passport in London recently, and we would agree that there is the potential there for this to be game changing.

Full details in the press release

ILTA Insight 2010 - London

Thanks to the ILTA team for hosting the annual Insight event in London yesterday. An impressive turn out of delegates, speakers and sponsors.

A lack of dedicated SharePoint related sessions and/or discussion from those firms who are currently looking into the capabilities of the product for future implementations - needs a stronger, more challenging and innovative agenda for next year to differentiate it from other years.

The eight sessions from the day are outlined below, with the keynote address being delivered by David Morley of Allen & Overy.

* The Evolution of Office
* Traversing the Generation Divide
* Business Processes (BPM, BPA and BI)
* The Future of the Traditional Desktop
* 21st Century Collaboration
* The Electronic Working in the RCJ
* Electronic Evidence – Preservation to Production
* Presentation by LITIG on their Review of Case and Matter Management Systems

As for speakers, our top marks went to Jason Haines (CIO of Allen & Overy), Paul Domnick (CIO of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), and Eric Hunter (Director of Knowledge Management at US firm Bradford & Barthel) for content and honesty.

The brochure for yesterday's full event can be found here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Janders Dean on Twitter

It had to happen...we've been pushed to twitter in the past week. For information on law firm management, technology and knowledge trends across the United Kingdom, Asia and the United States (in addition to our regular cocktail leadership rants and raves) feel free to follow us at #jandersdean.

While you're at it, check out the new twitter application for BlackBerry which is a very useful mechanism for consolidating information feeds.

We'll try to keep it real...

Exclusive Janders Dean Breakfast Briefing: Sydney 18th May 2010

Janders Dean is pleased to be facilitating an exclusive breakfast briefing on Alternative Billing Trends in Sydney, Australia on 18th May 2010 sponsored by the UK team at Phoenix Business Solutions.

The event (aimed solely at law firm Chief Financial Officers and Chief Operating Officers) is by invitation only and will feature an informal panel of experts representing Australia's leading law firms and corporate counsel.

For further information or to secure your place at this event, please email Justin North at Janders Dean on