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ABA TECHSHOW to Feature Award-Winning Journalist, More Than 50 Educational Sessions

ABA TECHSHOW to Feature Award-Winning Journalist, More Than 50 Educational Sessions

By Edward McEneely

CHICAGO, March 11, 2013 — ABA TECHSHOW will demonstrate how technology can enhance business and daily life April 4-6 at the Hilton Chicago. The show comes at a time when technology is not only becoming a requirement in law firms but also an expectation when delivering legal services.

The event will include more than 50 educational sessions, an EXPO hall filled with vendors and opportunities to network. In addition, David Pogue, weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, will serve as keynote speaker from 12:45-1:45 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Other program highlights:

“Social Media as an Information Gathering Tool” — “Social media” is not simply “social” anymore. Increasingly, lawyers are finding information valuable to their cases in social media profiles. The program also will look at relevant case law as well as existing ethics opinions covering social media research and contact with parties and witnesses.
April 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

“E-Discovery Case Law Update” — Review the latest e-discovery opinions in both federal and state courts. Get up to speed quickly on the state of e-discovery law through discussions on discovery of cloud data, predictive coding, cross-border discovery and proportionality. You will also learn about new discovery rules under consideration, including the status of the proposed federal rule on preservation.
April 5, 8-9 a.m.

“Plenary: On the Trail of the Craigslist Killer: A Case Study in Digital Forensics” — The hunt for the Craigslist killer involved many kinds of digital evidence — without it, Philip Markoff might never have been caught. Experts will flesh out the digital forensics aspects of the case as well as focus on the privacy implications for all of us — innocent or guilty.
April 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

What:
ABA TECHSHOW 2013

When:
April 4-6

Where:
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found here.

For media credentialing, please contact Irma Romero at Irma.Romero@americanbar.org. This event is free and open to members of the press.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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