ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. It works throughout the year, and in an increasing number of jurisdictions, to help lawyers make the best use of technology in their practices. Its main event of the year is a big conference in the US, this year in Las Vegas from 31 August 3 September – my photographs of last years’s event can be found here..
Browning Marean was a partner at DLA Piper US until his death last year. He worked tirelessly and with the greatest good humour to widen the use of technology in legal practice, specifically in eDiscovery. He encouraged many of us to get involved on the same mission. He was a friend to me (I wrote about his death in an article called Goodbye old friend), a friend to more people than you would think possible, and a friend to ILTA.
ILTA has established two scholarships in Browning Marean’s memory to enable two people to attend ILTA 2015. One is for individuals who live and work in the US; one is for those outside the US, in honour of Browning’s work in bringing the eDiscovery message to non-US jurisdictions – I can attest to that, having done panels (and broken much bread) with him in London, Munich, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as in the US.
The scholarship covers all the costs of attendance including the registration fee, accommodation and reasonable travel costs. Application is by letter.
Details of the scholarship can be found here, including a summary of what must be covered in the application letter.