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February 07, 2020

ABA TECHSHOW to showcase latest in technology for the legal industry

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2020 — The American Bar Association’s ABA TECHSHOW 2020, which shines a spotlight on the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal industry, will be held Feb. 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Mary Shen O’Carroll, director of legal operations, technology and strategy at Google, will deliver the keynote on Friday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m.

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez will deliver remarks during the Startup Pitch Competition that begins on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Also, on Wednesday, the Keane Award will be presented to attorney Erin Levine, founder of California’s online platform and web application Hello Divorce.  The Keane Award recognizes law offices that developed legal service innovations delivered over the internet.

Sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Division

Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 26-29

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

ABA TECHSHOW, which has been presented for more than three decades, brings together lawyers, legal professionals and technology.

Among the programs this year are:

  • Online Dispute Resolution: Changing the Status Quo and Defining the Future of Work in the Legal Profession
  • Implicit Bias: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
  • Risk Managed: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • How to Create + Run a Virtual Law Practice
  • Tech Forward: New Jobs for New Lawyers
  • Does It Compute: The Limits of AI
  • Bridging the Justice Gap: AI and A2J
  • Using Data to Develop Your Law Firm Growth Strategy
  • Innovation Foundation: Forward-Thinking Law School Curriculum

A Saturday plenary session, “60 in 60,” beginning at 10:30 a.m., will combine the best of “60 Sites,” “60 Tips,” and “Gadgets and Gizmos” into one fast-paced recap of the latest in apps, work hacks and hot technologies. Panelists for this hourlong session will be TECHSHOW co-chairs Heidi Alexander, deputy director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and Catherine Sanders Reach, director for the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association; and co-vice chairs Roberta Tepper, director of lawyers assistance programs for the state bar of Arizona, and Allan Mackenzie, an author, lecturer and 30-year veteran of the business and technical side of the practice of law.

The complete ABA TECHSHOW 2020 schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].

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