We’ve all heard that technology is rapidly changing American legal practice — but it’s one thing to read myriad articles about it and another to see this change for yourself. ABA hosts an annual Techshow in Chicago that provides one of the best opportunities for students to engage with emerging legal technologies hands on.
The Techshow will run from April 16-18 and will feature dozens of one-hour sessions on all kinds of legal technologies. Topics range from practical tips for using Microsoft Office to digital security to integrating mobile devices into legal practice. Students can register to attend all of these sessions for only $100 (a great bargain – for some lawyers, the price is over $1050).
Don’t have time to attend all of the sessions? The free vendor showcase is open on Thursday and Friday. You can stop by at pretty much any time for as long as you’d like. The Showcase is a great way to learn about new legal technologies and services in an exhibit hall featuring over 100 companies. You can see live demos of legal tech systems and equipment, not to mention pick up a more than few free pens. The Techshow is also a good opportunity to learn more about alternative jobs available in the legal tech sector (although job announcements are not traditionally posted at the Techshow).
A couple of us librarians will be in attendance, and we hope to see you there, too!