ILTA Member Law Firms Recognize mindSHIFT as a Leading Technology Consultant and Provider of Exceptional Customer Support
mindSHIFT Reaffirms Commitment To Providing Best-Of-Breed IT Solutions To The Legal Community With The Addition Of Jim McGinnis As Director Of Professional Services.
NEW YORK, New York – September 21, 2011
mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IT managed, professional and cloud services to law firms and corporate legal departments nationwide, today announced that it has been named by International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) member firms to a select list of technology vendors who provide outstanding customer support to the legal community. The results were included in the 2011 ILTA Member Technology Purchasing Survey which was released at ILTA’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22, 2011.
The annual survey was compiled by ILTA, the leading peer networking organization providing education on the value of technology in the legal profession and InsideLegal, an online community and guide to doing business in legal technology. This year’s thirty-three question survey was distributed to over 684 ILTA member firms employing 50 to 3,000 attorneys and requested feedback on legal budgeting, social media, cloud computing, technology outsourcing and IT challenges. Forty-four percent of survey respondents said they partner with IT service providers to aid in making technology decisions for their firms. mindSHIFT was included on the short list of leading providers worldwide, offered unsolicited by the survey’s respondents.
The company has also reaffirmed its commitment to providing best-of-breed legal IT solutions and support with the addition of Jim McGinnis as mindSHIFT’s new Director of Professional Services. Jim’s many years of technical and management experience include Director of Operations and CIO positions at international firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and other highly respected firms, as well as President of Tacstra Consulting LLC, a Manhattan-based business management and consulting firm. His in-depth expertise in the strategic planning and design of a law firm’s IT infrastructure enables him to be a trusted technology advisor to the legal community.
“Our clients look to us to be an extension of their IT team with a thorough understanding of their technology challenges,” said Silas McCullough, General Manager, mindSHIFT Legal Professional Services. “Jim’s unique insights, gained through years of hands-on experience with global firm operations, will not only help to better serve our clients by providing them with the tools and resources they need to meet current demands, but also to maintain a competitive advantage well into the future.”
A native of New York City, Jim is based in mindSHIFT’s Manhattan office, focusing on the IT needs of law firms in the New York metro area. His knowledge of the specific requirements of New York City-based firms makes Jim a valuable addition to the company’s Legal Professional Services team. Jim has also been an active ILTA member for several years, having presented at ILTA’s annual conference on the subject of video conferencing in the legal enterprise and hosting regional ILTA events. Jim continues to support ILTA in his new role with mindSHIFT. An ILTA Platinum Sponsor, mindSHIFT was recently selected to be on the short list for ILTA’s 2011 “Technology Implementation of the Year” Vendor Award as a result of the successful execution of a complete network and desktop upgrade for a premier full-service law firm with over 275 employees and six offices in North America, all with no business disruption.