Leigh Newman was quoted in an article, "How Women Attorneys Are Smartly Leveraging Legal Technology to Advance Their Law Practices," in Legal IT Today. The article discusses how women in the legal profession are using technology "to assertively enhance their efficiency and business development and to differentiate themselves from competitors." Newman, a partner in Day Pitney's Individual Clients department and a former computer programmer, told Legal IT Today that her technology background has provided unique opportunities she would not have had otherwise. "Technology knowledge is a plus for any attorney, and bringing value to an organization is never a bad thing," she said. The article discusses how Newman has been instrumental in developing Day Pitney's dynamic use of HotDocs document assembly software. "When I first started at Day Pitney, we had a document assembly system that our admin and support people used, but the drafters—mostly associates—were removed from the process," Newman told Legal IT Today. "The firm's implementation of HotDocs allows for a high degree of customization of the documents produced and it is simple enough for lawyers to use themselves," she continued. "Now, 75% of document drafting is done by associates rather than support staff. HotDocs creates more uniformity and helps with quality control, providing a framework that brings strength, power, efficiency and fun to drafting estate documents."
On November 13, Carl Merino co-presented on "Acquiring U.S. or UK Real Estate" at the U.S./UK Tax and Estate Planning Conference, sponsored by Frank Hirth and held in London, UK.
On November 9, Peter M. Shapland, chair of Day Pitney’s Trust Services and Fiduciary Compliance practice group and chair of the firm’s Trust Oversight Committee, served as a panelist at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Sixth Annual Probate Law Conference held in Norwood, MA.
On October 24, Aaron Kriss will be speaking on a panel, entitled "Onboarding a New International Client," at the 13th Annual Delaware Trust Conference, presented by the Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance.
On October 17, Day Pitney LLP's Individual Clients Department and Family Office Practice hosted "Investing in Art," a private, invitation-only program in the firm's ongoing Family Office Investing Series, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston.
On October 11, partner Angela Titus McEwan will be speaking at "Smart Women, Savvy Planning," a program presented by UBS Private Wealth Management and held at UBS in Florham Park, NJ.
Darren Wallace was quoted in an article, "Paul Allen's $26 Billion Estate Will Take Years to Unravel," published by Bloomberg.
On October 3, Day Pitney LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Northeast Chapter – Women's Initiative co-presented a program, "The Power of Women with Wealth," held at Day Pitney's Boston office.
Partner Leigh A. Newman has been selected by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford to receive the Jewish Federations of North America's 2019 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.
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