I’m headed to Chicago for the ABA Techshow–my ninth time to attend this fun and informative event. Late last week, I shared my thoughts with Rob La Gatta of Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs. As I explained to Rob, Techshow continues to provide the latest information in legal technology–especially in the areas of information and computer security, portable technology, and litigation technology. Even though there is no new huge blockbuster technology, many existing technologies have evolved, matured, and merged into more affordable and useful products and services for law firms. Furthermore, the computer criminals are still rolling out new methods to steal, harm, and terrorize businesses of all sizes; lawyers must remain knowledgeable and vigilant to make sure these criminals do not compromise confidential client data and valuable firm information.
Besides the serious business, we also have serious fun, as Techshow has become a popular networking event for lawyers in firms of all sizes across many practice areas. I look forward to the new Techshow After Dark, and hosting a table with Bruce Olson as part of the Taste of Techshow dinner event.
See you there!