Extract from Kelly Twigger's article "The Times They Are A-Changin’ For Legal Tech"
Legalweek 2018 is in the books, and this year was an interesting one. The once dominance of this show in our space continued to diminish this year in size of attendance, hoopla, and the number of providers on the exhibit floor. But the truth is that changes in the conference aside, Legaltech is still the place to be the last week of January to see the latest in what’s new, engage with some of the best experts from across the country on the latest developments in the law, and be invited to multiple parties in one night.
Legaltech can be an exhausting pace, and one that takes days to recover from. After 10 years of attending, my one wish is that the venue could be moved to a better location in the glorious NYC where places to sit and better food choices abound. My Tuesday morning meeting in the lobby of the Hilton was saved by Christy Burke, PR rep for my meeting, who had gotten to the lobby at 6 a.m. to have a table for her clients in a space that has roughly 10-12 tables. (thanks, Christy!) That shouldn’t be necessary — the whole goal is engagement, and to engage, we need to be able to sit and have conversations.
I wanted a certification that separates me from my peers. Upon discovering CEDS, I was convinced this was exactly the type of distinction I had been seeking. Since achieving CEDS certification, I’ve noticed immediate recognition from my organization, colleagues, and current and prospective clients.They acknowledge they are more comfortable working with a person who has taken time to seek such certification. CEDS has certainly been worth the small investment and should continue to beget returns for years and years to come.
Andrew Bayer, CEDS
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Kevin Glass, CEO
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