HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2007 – Rafte & Company (www.rafte.com) has announced that President Dena Rafte will participate as a panelist in two sessions at ILTA ’07, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. Rafte & Company is a strategic technology systems integrator and business solutions provider for law firms.
Dena Rafte has been selected to participate in the panel discussions, “Getting a Seat at the Table,” and “Understanding the Lawyer-Client Relationship.” Both sessions are scheduled August 21, 2007. Dena Rafte is a frequent presenter on the importance of aligning technology investments with business strategy to improve law firm operational efficiencies and profitability.
“These are important conversations and I am honored to be selected to participate in ILTA ’07,” said Rafte, who established Rafte & Company, a leading provider of business strategy and technology solutions for law firms in 1983. “Aligning business goals and processes with strategic technology investments is instrumental in creating a client-focused firm.”
The ILTA session, “Getting a Seat at the Table,” will explore how some technologists have become key strategic thinkers in order to meet the firm’s measurable business goals. Recognizing that technology is central to law firm operations, Rafte and other panelists will explore how legal technologists can become key strategists for their firms and discuss their successes, as well as steer some potential pitfalls.
The ILTA session, “Understanding the Lawyer-Client Relationship,” will delve into how today’s global business environment is creating immense pressures on the lawyer-client relationship. Panelists will discuss how emerging practices such as RFPs, risk-sharing agreements and flat-fee pricing are changing the legal environment and will look at the increasing importance of technology in helping law firms succeed. The session will also explore how technologists can shape their strategies to help their firms compete in today’s every expanding and evolving global legal marketplace.
ILTA ’07 runs from August 20 through August 23 at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla. For more information, go to www.iltanet.org.

About Rafte & Company
Based in Houston, Rafte & Company is a leading strategic technology systems integrator and business solutions provider for law firms. Established in 1983, Rafte & Company enables law firms to become more profitable by aligning their business goals and processes with fit-for-need technology.  Rafte & Company delivers Legal Process Consulting, Business Operations Consulting, Technology Consulting, and Application Consulting. Learn more about Rafte & Company at www.rafte.com or by calling 713.993.9637 (call toll free: 800.396.9390).