ABA Techshow Review
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Posted by: Mary Mack
Extract from Robert Ambrogi's article "ABA TECHSHOW Post-Mortem: Not Your Granddaddy’s Legal Tech Conference"
When you’re the granddaddy of legal technology conferences, your biggest challenge is remaining relevant to new generations of legal professionals. This year, ABA TECHSHOW, which wrapped up Saturday in Chicago, proved that not only is it still relevant, but that it can even push the envelope of what a legal tech conference can and should be.
That is no small feat at a time when a number of newcomers have emerged on the legal tech conference circuit. I’ve unabashedly gushed about the Clio Cloud Conference, which has continued to grow in popularity since it debuted in 2013. Coming up in April is the fifth annual CodeX FutureLaw Conference from the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, a conference known for bringing together an array of cutting-edge legal technologists and entrepreneurs. I could go on, or I could simply refer you to Dan Lear’s post wrapping up the best legal conferences of 2016.
Amid these upstarts, TECHSHOW just marked its 31st year. The first was in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president, the New England Patriots were in the Super Bowl for the first time, and Microsoft was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange. A conference that old risks getting stuck in its ways and failing not only to address the interests of contemporary legal professionals, but also to spark them.
Read Robert's full article here