Film Director Cullen Hoback Headlines LTN Innovation Awards Ceremony

LTN's Innovation Awards Feb. 5 ceremony features a special showing of "Terms & Conditions May Apply," with a Q&A with the director.

, Law Technology News


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I'm delighted to announce that Law Technology News will honor our 2013 LTN Innovation Award winners with a very special event at LegalTech New York.

On Feb. 5 ("day two" in LTNY parlance), we will not only present "the lucite" to our seven winners, but we'll also have a special screening of "Terms and Conditions Apply," a documentary on privacy and terms-of-service agreement, followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Cullen Hoback.

The movie, which explores how casually we surrender our privacy rights, was chosen as a "Critic's Pick" by The New York Times. Said reviewer Jeannette Catsoulis, "the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer." Watch the movie trailors here and here. (Hoback and I will join Donna Payne and J. Trevor Hughes for the Feb. 6 keynote, also addressing security and privacy.)

The 11th annual LTN Innovation Awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and organizations in integrating technology into legal work to help lawyers deliver better, faster, and cheaper services to their clients.This year's nominations were by far the most competitive ever. The judges were Andrew Adkins III, CIO of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Fredric Lederer, chancellor professor of law and director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology and the Courtroom 21 Project at William and Mary Law School; and David Whelan, manager, legal information, The Law Society of Upper Canada. 

The winners, who are showcased in the February edition of Law Technology News magazine, and online here, are:

  • CIO of the Year: Gavin Gray, CIO, Perkins Coie
  • Champion of Technology: Kevin Brady, Partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot

    Most innovative use of technology:
  • Law Firm (100 lawyers or more): Fish & Richardson
  • Law Firm: (fewer than 100 Lawyers): Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith
  • Pro Bono: Illinois Legal Aid Online.
  • Government: Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army
  • Corporate Law Department: Unisys Corp.

Doors will open at 5:15 p.m., the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the New York Hilton Midtown’s West Grand Ballroom. The program is open to the public with no badges required. (You are welcome to register here.)

We hope to see you as we spotlight the 2013 winners. For more information, email

Monica Bay is the editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and a member of the California bar. Twitter: @LTNMonicaBay.


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