Extract from George Socha’s “eDiscovery Leaders Live: Joy Heath Rush of ILTA”
Joy has spent nearly 40 years providing document and IT services to lawyers. Prior to joining ILTA, she was VP of Client Development Litéra. She joined Litera following a 28-year career at global law firm Sidley Austin LLP.
Joy has a long history of leadership in peer networking groups associated with legal technology, beginning with the Washington Perfectionists, the first WordPerfect user group dedicated to legal. She also served on the Legal Advisory Council for both WordPerfect and Microsoft. Joy is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide array of technology and leadership topics.
After taking on a walk down memory lane – does anyone remember physical Bates machines? – Joy talked about her background and taking the reins at ILTA. From there, she turned to the results from ILTA’s recent Litigation & Practice Support, Technology, and G100 surveys, focusing in particular on outsourcing, cost recovery, certifications, and training and talent management. Finally, Joy gave us a quick preview of ILTACON 2022, to be held August 21 to 25 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland.