The Authorized Know-how Useful resource Middle’s Girls of Authorized Tech initiative is meant to encourage range and have fun ladies in authorized know-how. This initiative launched in 2015 with a listing of innovators and leaders in authorized know-how and with this 12 months’s additions, that checklist now consists of over 80 gifted and influential ladies leaders. Each Thursday, we shall be that includes a lady from our class of 2018. This week we’ve Antigone Peyton!

Antigone Peyton, Chair, Mental Property and Know-how Regulation Apply at Protorae Law. Discover her on Twitter @antigonepeyton.

 

 

 

How did you grow to be concerned in authorized tech?

Again in 2003, I acquired hit with a giant litigation with plenty of unique information varieties, outdated backup tapes, retired servers, and means an excessive amount of information to course of. There was no alternative however to roll up my sleeves and find out about e-discovery instruments, processes, and greatest practices. I used to be instantly hooked. Such a mission satisfies my internal nerd.

What initiatives have you ever been centered on not too long ago?

Updating my very own know-how instruments and processes to make use of information analytics to assemble vital insights into court docket actions, consumer info, and our personal agency info and actions. Oh, and I’m testing a few of these early AI instruments with the intention of augmenting my authorized work and private actions (with some success).

Is there a authorized tech useful resource of any form that you end up returning to or that was significantly formative for you?

I’ll all the time bear in mind, with nice fondness, the early days and the relationships I solid at The Sedona Convention. It was the mid-2000s, and among the most attention-grabbing and considerate judges, teachers, in-house counsel, and personal attorneys I’ve met converged below one affiliation. Our mission was to consider thorny e-discovery points for the aim of transferring the regulation and e-discovery training ahead throughout the authorized and technical communities. I believe all of us developed a broader world view and respect for various opinions whereas growing wonderful instructional supplies, white papers, and greatest practices which are nonetheless cited and used right this moment. It was a novel time and productive effort.

What know-how do you assume attorneys might have a look at differently that may profit society?

There are various applied sciences that attorneys can use that aren’t essentially designed for regulation places of work. If we begin treating the regulation like a enterprise and run regulation places of work like companies, then attorneys (as a species) may really feel extra fulfilled and productive. In keeping with this pondering, regulation places of work might be taught one thing from groups that use actual mission administration and collaboration instruments to handle inner actions and interactions with shoppers.

What recommendation would you give to different ladies who need to become involved in authorized tech?

Get on the market, become involved in conferences, associations, and trade conferences. Ask questions and be taught from others who do various things. We’re extra helpful to our shoppers if we don’t follow regulation in a silo.

Give a shout-out to a different girl in authorized tech who you admire or have realized one thing from!

That is my alternative to share my admiration for Kelly Twigger, who can be being acknowledged on this checklist. Not solely is she my sister by one other mom (Kelly and I agree on this), however she has a powerful entrepreneurial spirit, began a wonderful e-discovery case regulation and training platform, maintains a personal follow, blogs, and all the time has a smile on her face!

 

 

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