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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.

‘Justice Tech’ companies launch new association to advocate for consumers and reforms

A new group called the Justice Technology Association aims to provide regulators with a more well-rounded perspective on embracing innovative approaches to offering legal services and addressing the justice gap.

‘The pandemic has left its mark’ on law firm talent management, says legal tech CEO

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Sang Lee, the CEO and co-founder of Thine, a technology company that develops and deploys prehiring and integration assessments. She is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has also owned and operated SJL Attorney Search and Volta Talent Strategies.

Survey results: Technology choices ensure law firm resiliency, part 2

Click here to read part 1 of this column looking at the results of MyCase's 2021 legal industry report.

Major law firm buys property in the metaverse and opens virtual office

After advising global accounting firm PwC on its purchase of metaverse property, Arent Fox decided to follow suit.

Lawyers can use Scott Kelly’s platform to build tools and apps for their practices

Scott Kelly ended up in law in the same way a lot of people do.

He grew up near Kansas City, Kansas, and became interested in politics and influencing the…

Building Bots: Tom Martin merged a love of law and technology to design custom legal chatbots

Tom Martin created LawDroid Builder, a “no-code” software platform that allows legal organizations to design custom chatbots to intake clients, automate documents and assemble digital tools.

Survey results: Technology choices ensure law firm resiliency, part 1

Now that 2021 is behind us, we’re faced with a new year looming before us, and the only thing that can be easily predicted is continued unpredictability. Pandemic surges have led to rescheduled conferences, canceled travel plans and delayed office reopenings. As a result, it’s no easy task for law firms seeking to lay the groundwork for a successful 2022. Pandemic-related uncertainty must be factored into the mix, and resiliency needs to be at the core of a law firm’s business plan.

MyCase CEO says remote work is ‘here to stay’

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jim McGinnis, the CEO of MyCase, a practice management software company.

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