Monday, October 26, 2009

2009 ACC Annual Convention in Boston

OCTober 19-21 was the date for the 2009 Annual Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Meeting held in Boston, MA. This is the show for the best and brightest to gather to discuss the latest trends in corporate legal departments and to see what technology can help.

This is the leading accredited education event for corporate counsel to attend classes and obtain the necessary CLE credits to remain current. There is also the opportunity for these GC's and AGC's to visit exhibitors, like doeLegal, in the main hall to explore the latest technologies available to them. Corporations are under greater scrutiny these days to lower costs, improve efficiencies, and increase their control over the information generated by their organization. While the economy may be rebounding, corporation will always have a need for strong litigation support, electronic billing, and matter management to help overcome the challenges faced by their legal department.

doeLegal, along with many others noted legacy exhibitors in the exhibit hall, were available to speak to and demonstrate their solutions. The attendees were all considered "decision-makers" for their organization. They approached us looking for solutions and were focused on which ones would provide the best answers to their daily challenges. Listening to their requirements helped us better understand what this position was looking for as they attempt to better management their matters.

Because of the event's structured schedule, all the meals and breaks brought the attendees back into the exhibit hall for more relaxed and comfortable discussions. There was not an abundance of time to speak with each visitor so it became imperative that we give them an overall picture of the solutions we can provide and deliver an executive summary that outlined our value proposition.

Speaking with other vendors there, we have demonstrated that we are truly a player in the electronic billing and matter management arena. doeBilling has been installed throughout the world to help better manage legal spend and now with doeMatters, this one solution can now completely managem the matters they control. Tying this to our already complete litigation support product, doeDiscovery, we can provide a corporate legal department with an all-inclusive solution to cover eBilling, Matter Management, and Litigation Support from Collections straight through to Production. Complete corporate transparency allows for better, faster decisions. With over 38 years of experience in servicing global, Fortune 100 companies and ABA's Top 100 law firms - we are ready to bring our doeLegal Suite to the world.

ACC did a great job putting this show together with a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes. The support staff was very responsive and helpful throughout the long days together. The attendees and exhibitors all had a good time sharing the latest information together. We look forward to more successful shows in the future.