Legal IT 2009 to clash with LegalTech – again

Informa subsidiary ICBI has announced that the 2009 outing for the Legal IT exhibition at the Islington Business Design Centre will once again overlap with the LegalTech NY show in New York. LegalTech runs from Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 February, while Legal IT runs Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 February. Haven’t these people heard about the increased globalization of the legal market – and the increasing global reach of legal IT vendors? Kate Roberts at ICBI is the latest Informa executive to draw the short straw of trying to revive the Islington event which, despite frequent promises of change, remains stuck in pretty much the same groove it’s been in since Cordial Events (aka the Two Davids) originally launched the event in February 2000. Informa acquired the event in February 2006.