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February 23, 2022

ABA TECHSHOW 2022 to showcase latest in technology for the legal industry

CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2022 — The American Bar Association’s ABA TECHSHOW 2022, which shines a spotlight on the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal industry, will be held March 2-5 in Chicago.

Lawyers, legal professionals and technology all come together at the show, which will feature more than 60 panels and presentations covering five tracks, from growth strategies and re-envisioning legal technology to cybersecurity and marketing. A virtual component of TECHSHOW for online attendees will offer two additional tracks.

Criminal justice reform advocate Kemba Smith Pradia will give the keynote address on Friday, March 4, at 1 p.m. CST. In 1994, Pradia was sentenced to 24½ years in federal prison with no chance of parole for her participation in her boyfriend’s illegal drug activities — despite being a first-time, nonviolent offender. Her story, which she details in her memoir “Poster Child,” garnered national attention and was prominently featured in a campaign to expose the inadequacy of U.S. drug policy. After 6½ years in prison, Pradia was granted clemency by President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Division

Wednesday-Saturday, March 2-5

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Illinois

For the sixth consecutive year, ABA TECHSHOW will host the Start-up Pitch Competition, which will kick off the gathering on March 2 at 5 p.m. CST. Fifteen legal startups will face off in the competition, judged by TECHSHOW attendees who will pick the most innovative startup for the year.

Among the programs this year are:

  • “Launching a Digital Shingle: How Incubators Can Help”
  • “Building Bridges to a Complete Legal Ecosystem: Getting Lawyers Off an Island”
  • “Come Play in the Sandbox: How to Advance Legal Services Through Regulation”
  • “Online Dispute Resolution: Transforming Our Definition of Justice”
  • What Legal Can Learn from Other Industries”
  • “The Untapped Opportunity: Rethinking Access to Justice to Grow Your Business”
  • “Realizing Technology’s Potential to Improve Access to Justice”
  • “Legal Support Services: Managing a Remote or Hybrid Workforce”
  • “Future Practice of Law, 2022 and Beyond”

The complete ABA TECHSHOW 2022 schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected]. Note: All in-person attendees are required to provide proof before entering the event that they are fully vaccinated.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers 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.