January/February 2020

News & Events

Happy New Year and Looking Ahead to 2020

Zachary Bambacht

It’s been an exciting year, so far, for the Law Practice Division. LP is now accessible to all ABA members; all you have to do is opt in. We are an included value of your ABA membership! As a result, LP is now experiencing unprecedented growth as a Division, and we welcome all our new members. One of the best experiences we can offer all our members is the excitement that comes with participating in TECHSHOW.       


Technology continues to advance and innovate in new areas that were only recently inconceivable, and today’s attorneys can either get ahead or fall behind and be overwhelmed by this continuous evolution. Join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Feb. 26-29 for our annual TECHSHOW. We think this year’s show will be our best ever. TECHSHOW is the premier conference for bringing lawyers and technology together, and  will feature industry-leading faculty, along with 2,000 leading technology users and influencers. This year’s show will offer:

  • The latest developments on legal information and technology products and services and how to leverage them for the benefit of your practice and career
  • CLE sessions focusing on cybersecurity, automation, artificial intelligence, lawyer well-being, recession proof, human skills, client experience, litigation, client attraction, and more
  • Action leaders in the industry sharing expertise
  • An EXPO Hall with more access to organizations that have the products and services to help you grow and advance your practice into tomorrow and beyond
  • Networking opportunities with your peers and key stakeholders in the legal tech field
  • An exciting start-up pitch competition to kick off the show, leading into our Welcome Reception
  • An introductory session, which features the TECHSHOW Planning Board
  • Taste of TECHSHOW dinners
  • Lunch ‘N Learns
  • The always popular 60 in 60
  • Workshops that include Google My Business, Microsoft Word, Create Your Personal Plan, DIY Intake Forms, Bring Design Thinking to Your Practice, Build a Persona/Client Mapping, and Video Creation

To register and learn more, please visit us at techshow.com.


Can't Wait for TECHSHOW? Read Some of Our Best Technology Titles Now

The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

Collaboration in the legal field is essential, and constantly evolving technology makes it easier and more efficient than ever. This is your go-to guide for mastering the collaboration process in all ways, from collaborating within and outside your firm to finding practical ways to manage cases. It includes tools to use with clients and colleagues as well as information on commonly used collaboration platforms and on how to develop a collaboration strategy for your firm.

Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers, Second Edition

Meeting the constant evolution of technology, this updated edition provides current information on the increasingly popular software program for firms of all sizes: Microsoft Office 365. Easy to understand and follow, it focuses on the information lawyers need. It covers the most common questions lawyers have when considering migrating their firms to Office 365 and features quick “What You Need to Know” sections for every chapter.

The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC

PDFs have become the standard in the legal and business communities for creating, analyzing, storing and exchanging digital documents, and for filing documents in courts with electronic filing systems. Written by practitioners with extensive experience in using Adobe Acrobat DC for their firm, this book provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots showing users how to get the most from Acrobat—from its most common tools to its most advanced features.

Zachary Bambacht

Zachary Bambacht is the director of the ABA Law Practice Division in Chicago. Zachary.Bambacht@americanbar.org