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Even with AI certification initiatives, lawyers need more schooling on tech

As law firms and attorneys rely on artificial intelligence to analyze data, handle client queries and check and review documents and contracts, they have to educate themselves about the tech’s liability risks.

Techshow keynote speaker urges attendees to become allies for criminal justice reform

Kemba Smith Pradia was sentenced to 24.5 years in federal prison nearly three decades ago for conspiracy to participate in her boyfriend’s drug activities. However, a cover story in Emerge magazine helped her become a poster child for sentencing reform.

Techshow attendees come away with new ideas to enhance practices, solve pressing challenges

Julia L. Gray, the founder of Paramount Legal in St. Louis, said she has taken steps in recent years to bring her general practice firm from the 1990s to the 2020s when it comes to technology. To keep the momentum going, she decided to attend the ABA Techshow 2022—her first time at the Chicago gathering focused on legal technology.

Techshow vendors thrilled to connect with customers, team members in person

When Sarah Thompson, SixFifty’s vice president of experiential marketing, got on a plane in Utah to head to Chicago for the ABA Techshow 2022 this week, she sent her colleagues on Slack a message along the lines of: “Are you ready for people?”

How should you rethink your office space in the future? Here are some ideas

Law firms’ use of office space was shrinking even before the COVID-19 pandemic, said Jeana Goosmann, the founder, CEO and managing partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, on Thursday at ABA Techshow 2022.

Check out the best swag from the ABA Techshow 2022 (gallery)

The ABA Techshow 2022 brought a welcome return to major in-person events, giving legal professionals from around the world getting one of their few chances in recent years for a hands-on look at the latest legal technology.

What’s the worst that could happen? ABA Techshow attendees role play law firm disasters

If you worked late into Tuesday night on an important deal, ignored emergency response warnings that a huge snowstorm was on the way, and then woke up Wednesday morning to find that the weather was even worse than expected, the power was out, and you only had two hours of battery left on your laptop, what would you do?

TurnSignl wins ABA Techshow 2022’s Startup Alley competition

TurnSignl, an app that helps drivers record roadside interactions with law enforcement and immediately access lawyers via videoconferencing, won the Startup Alley pitch competition at the ABA Techshow 2022 on Wednesday evening.

Techshow planners excited to bring back in-person activities while also offering virtual options

The planners of the ABA Techshow 2022 say they are thrilled that the in-person elements of the annual conference in Chicago, including a live expo hall, will return after last year's all-virtual event.

First all-virtual ABA Techshow emphasized that web conferencing tools are here to stay

Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the first-ever all-virtual ABA Techshow was held in March. Instead of crowded expo halls, packed conference rooms and in-person networking events, conferencegoers logged on to the Techshow virtual platform and watched live remote talks and panel discussions addressing various issues relating to law and technology.

‘60 in 60’ Techshow session features tips to improve video meetings, boost well-being

Fittingly, the first all-virtual ABA Techshow concluded Friday with a “60 in 60” session that highlighted a number of tools and tips lawyers can use to ensure their videoconferencing meetings feature solid audio and video quality.

Navigating website ADA compliance: ‘If you have videos that are not captioned, you’re a sitting duck’

“If you’re not encoding your pictures so that the blind person using a screen reader can understand what the picture is describing, that is a problem,” lawyer Willam Goren said.

Prepared for the future? Here are tips to help avoid disaster

During his Friday panel at the ABA Techshow 2021 titled “Rebooting a Practice: Disaster & Continuity Planning,” attorney Richard Ferguson pointed out that lawyers always have to deal with and plan for disaster, such as data hacks and hurricanes.

Upgrading technology can help lawyers comply with ethics rules

Lawyers seeking to comply with their ethical duties would be wise to upgrade a wide variety of technology services they utilize, attorney Megan Zavieh said during an ABA Techshow 2021 session Friday.

Legal incubator programs are poised for continued growth, Techshow speaker says

Legal incubator programs providing space and support for newly admitted lawyers in exchange for representing underserved clients first gained great traction in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which left many recent law graduates seeking employment alternatives.

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