LegalTechLegalTech remains one of the primary legal conferences out there – clearly LexBlog thinks so, since we sent three members of our executive team to New York for this week’s event.

Though LexBlog CEO Kevin O’Keefe isn’t presenting at the conference this year, he can be found there along with Vice President of Client Development Kevin McKeown and Vice President of Product Development Jake Ludington.

Why is LegalTech important? It’s where people who usually can only communicate through phone, email, or Twitter can meet off-line and discuss some of the biggest issues in legal technology. Like last year, when many lawyers and legal professional realized for the first time how Twitter could be used to follow a conference from afar.

There’s the usual e-discovery coverage this year, but also hot-button topics like "Social Networking in the Corporate Environment" and "Facebook: Perspectives on Corporate eDiscovery and Social Media".

"LegalTech brings some of the leading minds from businesses supporting the legal profession together," Kevin O’Keefe says. "Meeting face-to-face with business people you know otherwise allows relationships to grow."

Many firms who are members of the LexBlog Network are represented as well. One blogger in particular is e-discovery attorney Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell. Peter writes the Vogel Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog, and he’ll be presenting in a two-part panel on Feb. 3: "Recurring E-Discovery Challenges Part I: Avoiding the Hidden Pitfalls" and "Recurring E-Discovery Challenges Part II: Leadership Lessons from the Trenches".

For coverage of LegalTech, you can follow the #LTNY or #LegalTech hashtags.

Kevin and the others are looking forward to meeting informally with lawyers, legal marketing professionals and others serving the legal profession during the week, and if anyone else wants to set up a meeting or just to chat, you can email Kevin or call his cell at 206-321-3627.

And if any members of the LexBlog Network are in attendance and blogging about it, we’ll be sure to highlight your commentary in this space as well.