ABA Techshow

190 ABA Journal ABA Techshow articles.

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ABA Techshow proves lawyers don’t need unlimited budgets to beef up their tech and security

The overall theme of 2019’s iteration of ABA Techshow, which took place from Feb. 27 to March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, was “future-proofing your practice.” In that vein, Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises in Fairfax, Virginia, and Jeff Richardson, partner at Adams and Reese in New Orleans, stressed during their panel session that it was important not to get paralyzed by indecisiveness as a result of the abundance of technological options available in the marketplace.

60 in 60’s top tips covered password security, office shortcuts and a USB drink warmer/chiller
Per tradition, ABA Techshow ended with a rapid-fire presentation of 60 novel technologies and tips in 60 minutes that touched on cybersecurity, process improvements and kitschy gadgets.
How can lawyers connect with more clients online?
With so many lawyer websites and pages out there, having a consumer-friendly site that encourages clients to contact, evaluate and identify with you can allow you to stand out from the pack.
Flying cars, rocket flights and AI news anchors: Where could tech be headed?

Virtual news anchors built on artificial intelligence. Thirty-minute rocket flights halfway around the world. Fully automated restaurants. These were some of the glimpses of where technology is and where it could be headed.

How Uber, Postmates, DoorDash and the gig economy are disrupting the legal industry

Uber, Grubhub, Amazon Prime Now—these are just a few companies that might come to mind when you think of the gig economy. But this developing industry of independent workers is…

Millennials are poised to take over; how will the legal industry need to change?
In 10 years, 75 percent of law firm staff will be millennials.
Thanks to technology, lawyers can look fancy without spending a fortune

New lawyers sometimes have few or no job offers following graduation, which leads to them starting their own practices. For that to be successful, they have to know how to…

Majority of lawyers will continue investing in tech for 2019, says new survey

The majority of legal practitioners will continue to invest in technology in 2019, according to a new survey. The report also found that 67 percent think they will increase…

Don’t let the abundance of tech offerings paralyze you from picking what you need
In the ever-evolving world of legal technology and cybersecurity, it can be overwhelming to determine the right platform or vendor for a firm. But it doesn't have to be.
So you think you know tech? Law firms do a check of their associates

First-year associates might understand technology, but that doesn’t mean that they understand their firms’ technology, which is often customized, says Betsey Frank, director of staff development and technology training at…

There’s a variety of affordable—or free—ways to teach legal tech, law school librarians say
Deborah Ginsberg doesn’t teach a specific legal technology class at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Instead, the educational technology law librarian goes to various classes and provides students with information relevant to legal practice areas taught in the course.
Outsourcing is a smart business practice, but it brings ethical considerations
With a proliferation of virtual receptionists, freelance lawyer marketplaces and other technologies to relieve the burden of running a small law firm, it's hard to know where to start.
Solos and small firms need to prepare for death and disaster
During a Thursday morning ABA Techshow panel, “Planning for Tomorrow, Today,” Peter Roberts, a private practice management consultant from Washington state, said that succession planning starts with hiring practices.
How to avoid security risks without going broke

During a panel at ABA Techshow 2019 on Thursday, Sherri Davidoff told the audience: “The most effective things in cybersecurity are free.”

Davidoff, the CEO of BrightWise…

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