Insiders liked last week’s ABA TechShow. Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi was fulsome in his praise of the way that the schedule had been refreshed by a rule that no one who had spoken in the last five years spoke again this year. I have no idea how it compared with previous years but it … Continue reading The top ten practical tech lessons: a view from Chicago
Breaking up is hard to do: conferences are hard to end. This is particularly the case for a big one Ike the ABA TechShow which has around 2000 delegates and extends into a third day on a Saturday morning. It is difficult to stop people drifting off and a sense of the event winding down. … Continue reading ABA Techshow Day Three: tech is all around
‘Trends in the profession’ was the theme for my second day at the conference. I attended five sessions In this stream plus a couple of plenaries. It may have been slightly misnamed. It might have been better articulated as ‘Trends in Legal Services’. The distinction can give rise to some debate. Bar Associations have, in the past, vigorously defended … Continue reading ABA Techshow Day 2
I missed the ‘7am ‘When Yoga and Technology Meet’ session at the ABA Techshow. I was there, however, for the 8.15am welcome and through ‘Lunch ‘N Learn’ to the Happy Hour at 5pm. The day must have been exhausting even for those delegates not suffering jet lag. The theme that I would take from a … Continue reading ABA Techshow Day One: the report of a passing Brit
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is basking in praise this month. Just as the American Bar Association prepares for its annual Chicago Techshow conference, its journal quotes a Legal Services Corporation official, David Bonebrake, as saying that the Chicago-based institution provides ‘the best legal aid website in the country’. (http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/illinois_legal_aid_online) Close readers will recall that … Continue reading Illinois Legal Aid Online: the ‘central nervous system’ of legal services?