LAW PRACTICE DIVISION

ABA TECHSHOW 2019 showcases latest technology for lawyers

Technology and innovation continue to change the legal industry, and the ABA Law Practice Division will showcase the latest developments at its annual ABA TECHSHOW 2019 on Feb. 27-March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The ABA TECHSHOW, in its 33rd year, is where lawyers, legal professionals and technology come together for three days to learn about the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal industry. A four-day expo also opens on Feb. 27.

ABA President Bob Carlson and President-Elect Judy Perry Martinez will each give opening addresses on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 8-8:30 a.m.

The keynote speaker is Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler, the first female CEO of Chicago-based 1871, the world’s No. 1-ranked tech incubator. She will talk about how the legal industry is changing. “Many of these disruptive ideas are emerging from the startup ecosystem and have the potential to add significant value and impact for tomorrow’s (legal) leaders,’’ Ziegler says. “I’m excited to arm the legal community with vital insights on how advancements in technology and entrepreneurship will shape the world for years to come.”

The conference will feature more than 60 sessions, covering such topics as cybersecurity, data breaches, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and the legal profession, reputation management, the gig economy and cloud computing, among many other programs.

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