Scholarships

ILTACON Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Browning Marean Litigation Support Scholarship

ADRIAN AGIUS

Gilbert + Tobin
"ILTACON is one of the few legal technology conferences in the world that embraces the entire ecosystem of legal technologies. It is becoming increasingly important to understand how these technologies can be used in harmony with each other to give legal teams a strategic edge. Sessions, together with subject matter experts and the wider ILTA community mean that the learnings gained from ILTACON are both holistic and well-rounded, allowing for an authentic learning experience that can be incorporated into day-to-day work. It cannot be missed!"

Why recipient was selected:
Adrian has been selected for the Browning Marean Litigation Support Scholarship because of his long-standing commitment to ILTA’s initiatives and has been recognized on ILTA’s Young Professionals watch list. Adrian has received numerous accolades and also has been invested in championing legal technology to young professionals by participating in Hackathons and guest lecturing as well as maintaining a focus on giving back to underserved communities. Adrian is also invested in giving back to Gilbert & Tobin by developing the eDiscovery team with information learned at ILTA which will further inspire and encourage innovation.

Cheryl Disch Women in Technology Scholarship

PARITA KANEVSKIY

Eversheds Sutherland US LLP
"I am looking forward to networking, learning about the law industry which is new to me, and bringing what I learn back to my role at my firm!"


Why recipient was selected:

Parita Kanevskiy is the recipient of this year’s Cheryl Disch Women in Technology Scholarship. Though relativity new to the legal technology field, Parita brings a strong background as a project manager to the world of ILTA. She has a history of volunteer work with the Project Management Institute and is eager to contribute to ILTA. 

Government, Law School & Non-Profit Scholarship

ELIZABETH FARRELL CLIFFORD

Florida State University College of Law
"I’m looking forward to attending ILTACON this year because the content is always top-notch. I teach a legal technology course, and between the information and the vendor contacts, I learn so much that I can share with my students."

Why recipient was selected:

Elizabeth has been selected for the Government, Law School & Nonprofit Scholarship. As a member of the ILTA law school advisory group and an educator in a law school, Elizabeth leads many technology-related workshops and coursework. By attending ILTA she can share insight on the latest in legal technology and innovation to the team of lawyer librarians she leads.

Corporate Legal Department Scholarship

LAWRENCE GIANNESCHI

Colgate-Palmolive
"I am excited to be attending ILTACON2021 virtually. While it will not be as good as being there in person, I am looking forward to interacting with my peers and uncovering an 'educational gem' to bring back to my team."

Why recipient was selected:
As an active ILTA member in the past, Lawrence Gianneschi is looking forward to re-engaging with the ILTA community. He has been a member liaison in Charlotte, NC, and in NYC and served on an ILTACON committee. His in-depth knowledge and experience in legal technology will be welcomed at ILTACON this year.

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

LATOYA DEESE-RICHARDSON

Bracewell LLP
"I am very excited to attend ILTACON 2021. I cannot wait to attend the different sessions that are being offered at the conference, which will certainly enhance my learning experience. In addition, I look forward to networking and meeting familiar faces, as well as attending events hosted by the vendors."

Why recipient was selected:
LaToya Deese-Richardson, is a member liaison for the Houston chapter and a member of her firm’s Application Support team. She is excited to highlight the role of diverse people within legal tech and inspire those who are interested in the field as a career. Attending ILTACON will help her expand her knowledge base and bring energy and ideas back to her team.

Rising Star Scholarship

BÁRBARA GONDIM DA ROCHA

RMS Advogados - Rocha, Marinho E Sales
"I'm particularly excited to attend ILTACON 2021 because, as we move into a hybrid working model, attending the first legal tech hybrid conference of 2021 may provide a glimpse of the future. I'm also extremely happy that the travel restrictions won't prevent me from enjoying this amazing event."

Why recipient was selected:
Barbara Gondim da Rocha was awarded the Rising Star Scholarship for continuing to grow her knowledge and bring awareness about KM, Legal Technology, and Innovation to her firm and the ILTACON South America and Brazil arena. Since her first engagement with ILTA in 2019, Barbara has become an ILTA volunteer and has participated in podcasts, roundtables, and written articles for ILTA. 

Small Firm Scholarship

GEORGE LELOUDIS

Morningstar Law Group
"I’ve been managing law firms for 17 years and have always encouraged my IT staff to attend ILTA as it never failed to deliver value to my teams or law firms. I now find myself to have hands-on responsibility for my firm’s IT strategy and operations and I’m excited to finally experience ILTACON for myself!"

Why recipient was selected:
He has witnessed the value of ILTA first-hand and looks forward to becoming more active in the organization. We welcome his in-depth knowledge and experience in the legal industry to the ILTACON experience this year.

Veteran Scholarship

MELISSA MCCREA

Robinson + Cole
"I’m excited to attend ILTACON 2021 because I always learn so much from my peers. I think legal technology is somewhat unique in that different firms are excited to help each other navigate what can be a tricky field. ILTACON is one of the best examples of that!"

Why recipient was selected:
Melissa has volunteered in copious roles as a local meeting host, ILTACON presenter, and Peer to Peer author. She is looking for ways to help veterans identify each other to further their networking opportunities.

Networking Scholarship

DAVID CLARK

Utah State Bar
Why recipient was selected:
David Clark was awarded the Networking Scholarship due to his commitment to ILTA as a Salt Lake City member liaison, Net Documents Strategic Partner Liaison, and the SPL Chair. As an IT director for the Utah State Bar, David's work with ILTA benefits the UTAH State Bar Association in a plethora of ways. 

ELIGIBILITY Requirements

You must be employed by an ILTA member entity that is in good standing, is an ILTA Associate Participant, or applying to the Networking Scholarship. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for each scholarship. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 June 2021

THE JUDGING PROCESS

A judging panel will review your application and communicate its decision by 30 July 2021. If selected, ILTA staff will be in touch with you to coordinate your registration for ILTACON 2021.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

If selected by the judges, it is required that you will write a blog post (or an article) and/or be interviewed at ILTACON about your experience at the conference.

Browning Marean Litigation Support Scholarship

In August, 2014, the legal community lost a great friend. Browning Marean, a partner at DLA Piper US LLP at the time of his death, touched the personal and professional lives of many within the legal sector and certainly within the ILTA community. He was a sounding board for topic ideas and speaker resources; he mentored ILTA members who were developing various programs; he elevated ILTA's brand in the attorney community and actively advocated for his peers and his firm to attend and participate in ILTA events. He epitomized the generous spirit of an ILTA member with his contributions in so many areas. In honor of Browning’s work in the litigation field and his extraordinary international ambassadorship, ILTA has established two scholarships to ILTACON, one for individuals who live and work in North America and one for those outside North America.  BACK TO TOP »

Cheryl Disch Women in Technology Scholarship

In January 2020, the legal technology community unexpectedly lost a wonderful colleague and dear friend, Cheryl Disch. Cheryl, an outstanding marketing professional at Duane Morris left an enduring legacy through her passion for educating and helping others, within the ILTA community and beyond. A mentor, leader, and friend, she elevated ILTA's brand in the marketing community and constantly advocated for the value of ILTA events, including her favorite ILTACON, which she co-chaired with distinction in 2016 & 2017. In her support of legal technology education and her fellow peers, Cheryl was the epitome of an ILTA volunteer, and brought her wry humor and pursuit of excellence to every role she served. In honor of Cheryl’s contributions to the marketing technology field and her exemplary international ambassadorship, ILTA has established the Cheryl Disch Women in Technology scholarship to ILTACON so that for many years to come, Cheryl’s combined loves of volunteerism, conference and mentoring will allow future ILTA leaders to carry on her vision for the legal technology community.  BACK TO TOP »

Government, Law School & Non-Profit Scholarship

ILTA is now offering a scholarship for members currently working in government legal departments, judicial offices, non-profit organizations and law schools. The purpose of the Government, Non-Profit, and Law School Scholarship is to invest in Government/Non-Profit employees and/or Law School students who will participate actively in, and contribute to ILTA local events and conferences.  BACK TO TOP »

Corporate Legal Department Scholarship

All corporate legal operations professionals and in-house counsel are encouraged to apply for this scholarship to attend ILTACON. The purpose of the Corporate Legal Department Scholarship is to invest in corporate legal department individuals who will participate actively in, and contribute to ILTA local events and conferences.  BACK TO TOP »

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

ILTA is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its membership and at ILTACON. This scholarship is intended to expand the perspectives shared at ILTACON and foster professional development among minority members of the association. This includes groups underrepresented within ILTA including, but not limited to: African-American/Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, LGBTQ+, and People with disabilities. BACK TO TOP »

Rising Star Scholarship

To encourage the development of young professionals in legal technology, ILTA offers the Rising Star Scholarship. Individuals who are in the early stages of their career and demonstrate exceptional performance and leadership will be supported to attend ILTACON.  BACK TO TOP »

Small Firm Scholarship

This ILTACON scholarship is intended to support an individual from a small law firm (<50 lawyers) that would otherwise not be able to secure the professional development funding to attend.  BACK TO TOP »

Veteran Scholarship

To support and honor the brave individuals who serve, ILTA offers this scholarship for military veterans from any country currently working in the legal technology community to attend ILTACON.  BACK TO TOP »

Networking Scholarship

The Networking Scholarship is for those currently looking for employment in the legal technology field that would like to attend ILTACON. This scholarship was established to support individuals who have recently been laid-off or furloughed from their role within a law firm, corporate legal department, government, law school or non-profit entity and who would like to continue their education and professional development by attending ILTACON.  BACK TO TOP »