In talking with David Baker, the chairman and co-founder of Baker Robbins & Company, we learned he played a pivotal role in getting ILTA up and running.
Baker told us that he and three others set out in 1979 to develop a way to bring some people in a few law firms together to help work out some bugs on the first time and billing management software in the legal industry. The group realized there were benefits for getting people together to share ideas on legal technology so ILTA evolved, including the conference we see today.
We also asked Baker about a session he was participating in today at the ILTA ’08 Conference titled “Future Tense – The Law Office in Three to Five Years.”
As he explained in this video interview (recorded Monday), the future for law firms has everything to do with new technology and was it may be useful and incorporated into their workflow: