The Orange Rag, along with not-for-profit partner ILTA, will shortly be launching a new, international COVID-19 community learning space. This community will deliver an open and ungated opportunity for users to share best practices, knowledge, analysis, and responsible editorial commentary on how the sector is responding to COVID-19. The site will be called \\\Collabor8.IT
ILTA’s CEO Joy Heath Rush said: “Last week, ILTA announced cooperation and collaboration with a number of entities serving the legal community. This collaboration centers around sharing knowledge and communication on the educational and technology needs of the legal community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to add LegalIT Insider to this trusted resource community. The combined global reach of these organizations will help everyone in legal to weather the current situation with timely, relevant, and actionable information.”
Jeremy Hill, Legal IT Insider’s commercial director said: “The industry is facing an unprecedented global challenge and it’s important for all legal organizations to stay on top of best practice. Legal IT Insider will be working in partnership with ILTA to aggregate, interpret and disseminate the most up to date information to help overcome some of the challenges ahead.”
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