By Request: What Will You Be Speaking About at TECHSHOW?

Yes, ABA TECHSHOW is getting closer and I’ve recently been working on the slides for my presentations, having volunteered to take on the task of creating the first drafts of the slides.
First of all, let me once again say that every lawyer who wants to learn about and get better with technology (and every lawyer is on his or her firm’s technology committee) really should try to attend one of the major legal technology conferences at least every couple of years. TECHSHOW is a great show for practicing lawyers because there is so much emphasis on the actual sessions and the sessions are directed at the interests of practicing lawyers. I’m a little biased in favor of TECHSHOW because I spent a couple of years on the TECHSHOW Board, but I also have spent time trying to figure out the differences among the major legal tech shows and the focus on practicing lawyers is what I consider the differentiator for TECHSHOW. Don’t get me wrong, I like all the shows (and was disappointed to miss LegalTech NY this year), but each has its unique strengths and audiences. You still have plenty of time to register for TECHSHOW.
But on to your question.
I’ll be speaking at two sessions, both on Friday, March 14, with two of my favorite co-presenters, Dan Pinnington and Tom Mighell.
Dan and I will be speaking at a session called “The Virtual Law Office: Is Software-as-a-Service Ready for Prime Time?” Long-time readers of this blog and my articles will know that the odds are very high that my answer will be “yes,” but Dan and I plan to take a realistic and practical look at SaaS and the pros and cons for practicing lawyers. We have some new ideas for presenting this topic that I think people will like.
Tom and I are doing a session called “Working Together Wherever You Are: The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaborating on the Internet.” As the program description says: “Collaboration is no longer an option. Online tools like WebEx, Sharepoint, Acrobat Connect, Basecamp, Zoho, wikis and others make it easy for lawyers to work instantaneously with clients and colleagues, whether they’re across the hall or on the other side of the world. Come join the authors of a soon-to-be published ABA book on collaborative technologies as they discuss the options available to lawyers, developing a collaboration strategy, and the ethical implications of working with others in an online environment.” Yes, this session marks the official launch of our book, which is now at the printers and scheduled to debut at TECHSHOW. It looks like this:
Tom and I are also hosting one of the TECHSHOW dinner events for attendees on Friday night, giving TECHSHOW attendees a chance to talk about collaboration tools and technologies with us.
As usual, I will do everything I can to make myself accessible to readers of this blog while at TECHSHOW. Please say hello. I’d be delighted to see you at my sessions.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (]
Coming Soon: The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell.
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