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ICYMI: ABA TECHSHOW 2021 Recap Roundup

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ABA TECHSHOW went virtual for the first time ever in its 35 year history earlier this month — find highlights from all the coverage below.


Bringing the community “technically together,” ABA TECHSHOW 2021 Co-chairs Roberta Tepper and Allan Mackenzie delivered a week packed full of helpful information, more relevant than ever. The first virtual conference in ABA TECHSHOW history was a big success. Tracks covered automation, collaboration, cybersecurity, ethics, disruptive innovation, diversity, marketing, virtual/remote, well-being, and much more.

A reminder to those who registered that recordings are available to watch until April 16 (at your original conference link). And whether or not you registered, a number of helpful articles are available:


TECHSHOW 2021: The Impact, the Trends, and the “A-Ha!” Moments (Shawn Holahan, ABA Law Practice Today) — An interview revealing highlights according to national practice management experts including Mass LOMAP’s Laura Keeler.


Takeaways and Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2021 (Joan Feldman and Joy White, Attorney at Work) — Highlights from national experts, including marketing tips from our favorite cybersecurity/IT experts (you read that right!), the practical suggestion to get started using a client portal, more key info on other no-code tools, important points about diversity, observations about innovation and future-proofing trends, notes on well-being and self-care, and essentials on securing your practice online.


’60 in 60′ TECHSHOW Session Features Tips to Improve Video Meetings, Boost Well-Being (Lyle Moran, ABA Journal) — An overwhelming list of tech tools and tips, many for videoconferencing, many for a well-being ‘boost’, and many more suggestions than any of us could need as individuals — a fine list of suggestions to consult if you know what you’re in the market for.


More ABA TECHSHOW Coverage from ABA Journal — A listing of articles summarizing key sessions from ABA TECHSHOW, including website ADA compliance, tech upgrades for ethics compliance, growth of legal incubator programs, automation and the future of digital services, tech regulation, professional and personal branding, and comments on one growing practice area in particular.


Conference Report: ABA (Virtual) TECHSHOW 2021 (Sam Glover, Reinventing Justice) — Fast takeaways and discussions on themes such as tools for document manipulation, management, generation, and automation; AI assistants (and their disappointing names), and the space between lawyers struggling with technology competence and those who are very tech savvy.


7 Juicy Marketing Tips Ala ABA TECHSHOW (Law Technology Today) — A review of a podcast discussion about avoiding FOMO marketing and small firm legal trends, from Gyi Tsakalakis and Conrad Saam.


ABA TECHSHOW 2021: It’s a Wrap! (Nicole Black, MyCase) — Includes two sets of sponsored whiteboard notes summarizing sessions on ‘Discover New Practice Areas That Can Scale: The Work’ and ‘The Case for Practice Management Software: One Stop Shopping from Conflicts to Communication’, along with new features MyCase announced.

CATEGORIES: Law Firm Management | Technology
TAGS: automation | hybrid / remote work & virtual practice

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