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February 15, 2023

ABA TECHSHOW 2023 to spotlight latest legal industry technology

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2023 — The American Bar Association’s ABA TECHSHOW 2023, which showcases the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal industry, will be held March 1-4 in Chicago.

Lawyers, legal professionals and technology all come together at the show, which will feature more than 60 panels and presentations covering eight tracks, from litigation tech and financial management to operations and marketing.

Sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Division

Wednesday-Saturday, March 1-4

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Among conference highlights will be two keynote panels:

“Legaltech Visionaries,” hosted by Clio CEO and founder Jack Newton, on Thursday, March 2 at 8:30 a.m. CST. Tech innovators Erin Levine, CEO and founder of Hello Divorce; Kim Bennett, co-founder of Fidu Legal; and Jazz Hampton, CEO and general counsel of TurnSignl are the featured speakers.

“Public Hearing on Proposals to Amend Rules of Professional Conduct 5.4 and 5.5,” moderated by Jayne Reardon of Jayne Reardon Consulting, on Friday, March 3 at 8:45 a.m. CST.

Panelists Lynda Shely of The Shely Firm, Darth Vaughn of Ford Motor Co. and Ed Walters of Fastcase will discuss whether the model rules of professional conduct should be relaxed to address the growing access-to-justice problem and other challenges affecting legal services delivery.

For the seventh consecutive year, ABA TECHSHOW will host the Startup Pitch Competition, which will kick off the gathering on March 1 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.

Other programs this year include:

  • “The Future of Law is Hybrid: How to Leverage Videoconferencing Technology in Your Law Practice”
  • “Early and Often: Better Client Communication Through Automation”
  • “Using AI and Data Analytics in Litigation”
  • “Practicing with Bots: Where to Draw the Ethical Lines?”
  • “Preparing for the Global Workforce: Leveraging Technology to Advance DEIA Goals”
  • “NFTs and Web3: What are They and How Does Intellectual Property Law Apply?”
  • “Justice Tech: Using Innovation to Reduce the Access to Justice Gap”

The complete ABA TECHSHOW 2023 schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected].

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.