Innovation Awards

Each year at Relativity Fest, we recognize organizations and individuals who build innovative solutions, break down barriers for technology in the practice of law, move e-discovery forward, and take Relativity to the next level.

Congratulations to the 2019 Relativity Innovation Awards winners.
Learn more about the winners below.

Technology Categories

The technology categories celebrate organizations that use the Relativity platform in creative ways—solving difficult or unique challenges within and outside of e-discovery.

2019 Submissions

Check out all the groundbreaking apps and innovations submitted for the 2019 tech awards.

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About Kilpatrick Townsend's LitSmart AutoTasker

LitSmart AutoTasker automates post-data load steps, including index builds, STRs, and field updates. Users can create profiles on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that each workflow’s needs are met. By streamlining this process, teams save hours of manual time and reduce risk of error.

Law Firm or Corporation Award Seal iCourts

Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation
2019 Winner

About icourts' GoX

Wanting to take review, coding, and analysis workflows beyond sitting at a computer, icourts developed Go X: an iPad application that allows users to review, code, highlight, and redact on the go. Reviewers can access their workspaces and documents anytime anywhere, all while work product is synced back to their Relativity instance.

Solution Provider Award iCourts

Best Innovation: Solution Provider
2019 Winner

About Clayton Utz's AcquiRE

Tasked with performing due diligence on 3,500 properties, Clayton Utz deployed AcquiRE. The solution enables them to implement integrations that analyze assets and tenant agreements, and track the progress of each land acquisition.

Community Choice AwardClayton Utz

Best Innovation: Community Choice
2019 Winner

People Categories

The individual categories recognize people who champion legal technology and advocate for those who use, manage, build, and innovate on top of Relativity.

2019 Finalists

Check out all of the 2019 finalists and winners.

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About Cristin Traylor

Cristin Traylor is Discovery Counsel at McGuireWoods and has been with the firm for 19 years. In her current role, she manages the firm's e-discovery review center and advises clients on all facets of discovery. A Relativity Master, Cristin has spent nearly 13 years in the software, and also founded the Richmond Relativity User Group. She is active in The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 and has served on the Board of the Richmond Chapter of Women in eDiscovery since 2011. Fun fact about Cristin: She was Ms. August in a fundraising calendar for a non-profit organization.

Community Choice Award

Attorney Tech Evangelist

Cristin Traylor
Discovery Counsel, McGuireWoods
2019 Winner

About Sara Skeens

Sara Skeens is a principal associate of cyber technical at Capital One. A self-described ESI ninja (which is the name of her own website and podcast), Sara’s go-to Relativity tip is that customization is the key; break it and bend it to your will! According to her nominator, Sara has worked on every side of e-discovery, which gives her the “unique ability to understand where all players are coming from, whether that is a law firm, government entity, service provider, or corporation." She also loves to try new things, as evidenced by the more than 11,000 pins on her Pinterest board.

Community Choice Award

In-House Tech Evangelist

Sara Skeens
Principal Associate of Cyber Technical, Capital One
2019 Winner

About Pavan Kotha

Pavan Kotha is an e-discovery manager at Deloitte. He’s a self-proclaimed e-discovery enthusiast and a bona fide Relativity Master. According to his nomination, what distinguishes Pavan is his willingness and eagerness to help others. One nominator noted that his ability to respond in a timely fashion helps them overcome challenges and save time, resulting in timely delivery to clients (even though they don’t work in the same firm or live on the same continent as Pavan). Fun fact about Pavan: He’s a born storyteller and has written a few fantasy scripts. As he grew up, he realized that working as part of a team beat being a superhero any day.

Community Choice Award

Lit Support All-Star

Pavan Kotha
e-Discovery Manager, Deloitte
2019 Winner

About Stephanie Clerkin

Stephanie Clerkin is the director of litigation support at Korein Tillery and has been with the firm since 2013. Recently, she helped organize an inaugural Women Who Lead event on behalf of ILTA and ALA. She also recently became a Relativity Expert. One day in study hall, Stephanie taught herself to say the ABCs backwards. Today, she can say the ABCs backwards in under 10 seconds!

Stellar Women in e-Discovery Award

Stellar Women in e-Discovery

Stephanie Clerkin
Director of Litigation Support, Korein Tillery
2019 Winner

About The Institute for the Future of Law Practice

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) creates and delivers curriculum that complements traditional law school offerings. They leverage industry best practices to create learning modules that allow current and future legal professionals to learn the latest techniques. Industry experts deliver these modules with an emphasis on real-world problem solving, and extend this training through practical work experience in paid internships.

Academic Innovator of the Year AwardInstitute for the Future of Law Practice

Academic Innovator of the Year

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice
2019 Winner