February 28, 2018

About Us

About Us

Learn more about the leading source for practical legal technology guidance.

The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) provides legal technology resources to ABA members through various outlets including a technology blog, publications, monthly webinars and its extensive website.

Technology lives in a state of flux which makes it challenging to stay updated, but the LTRC's expert staff and member board researches and shares information to give lawyers a competitive edge without having to take time or focus away from their clients or organizations.

Some of LTRC’s resources include:

  • Law Technology Today, a blog featuring the leading voices on legal technology
  • Guidance on key issues associated with technology and ethics, including a comparison of cloud computing ethics opinions
  • Survey regarding lawyers’ use of technology
  • Extensive research on significant emerging technology issues such as cloud computing, XML standards development, and universal citation
  • Speaking on legal technology and practice management topics at Continuing Legal Education conferences throughout the United States and Canada
  • Training videos on popular products and services for lawyers

The LTRC staff also collaborates with the ABA Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems (SCOTIS), whose members provide guidance and oversight to the ABA on both external and internal technology issues.

Zach Bambacht

Director, Law Practice Division
Zachary was previously the Associate Director of the ABA’s Section of Litigation. He joined the ABA with an operations and marketing background that includes extensive corporate and consulting experience. In the Section of Litigation he was responsible for building and working with the staff publishing team when the Section brought their books program in house.  Zach most recently completed Northwestern’s Executive Scholars program, focusing on not for profit finance.

Gabbie Mihm

Marketing Specialist 
Gabbie coordinates marketing and outreach, expanding the Center's audience and bringing attention to its resources. She organizes the LTRC's monthly webinar series and is the face behind the Center's growing social media presence. Gabbie is a graduate of DePaul.

Austin Connolly

Marketing Assistant
Austin assists with marketing and outreach. He maintains various social media outlets for LTRC in addition to creating and sharing marketing materials for the Industry Spotlight monthly webinar series. Austin is a graduate of Central Michigan University.  

Cal Bates

Digital Content Producer/Web Editor
Cal is the Managing Web Editor for the LTRC blog Law Technology Today as well as the LTRC and Law Practice Division websites. Cal works with the LTRC Board and LTT contributors to provide the best resources and content for lawyers and legal professionals. Cal is a graduate of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

 

Dennis Kennedy, Chair


Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and legal technology expert based in St. Louis, MO.

He writes the monthly technology column for the ABA Journal, co-authored the books LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers and The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools: Smart Ways to Work Together, and co-hosts the highly-regarded legal technology podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report. His blog, DennisKennedy.Blog, is a well-known legal technology resource.

Natalie Kelly, Vice-Chair

Natalie Robinson Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides extensive practice management and technology consulting to the members of the Georgia Bar.

She is a Certified Consultant and Trainer for multiple software applications; and a frequent writer and presenter on legal technology and management. She served as Chair of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.

Stephen Embry, Vice-Chair


Stephen is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC and is a member of the Firm's class action, privacy and mass tort groups. He frequently defends participants in consumer class action litigation and mass tort litigation.

Stephen is a national litigator and advisor who is experienced in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems. His mission is to find simple, successful and elegant solutions to the problems posed by complex and substantial civil litigation, primarily in the mass tort and consumer class actions, and privacy and data breach arenas.