I should have known from my choice of Hepburn & Tracy movies that I was destined to be a librarian. Adam’s Rib, where the two played married lawyers on opposite sides of the courtroom, was enjoyable, but Desk Set, which took place in the library of a broadcasting network in New York, was always my favorite. It is a classic story of technology vs. humans—with a little romance and holiday spirit thrown in for good measure! Bunny Watson, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn, was so knowledgeable. She knew every resource in the library and had ready the answer to every question—even faster than a computer!
The ABA TECHSHOW began 30 years ago. As the then Editor/Publisher of Legal Information Alert, I frequently covered this event for the Alert and other sources.
After a hiatus, I was pleased that I was able to secure a press pass for this year’s event which was held here in Chicago, March 16-19 at the Hilton Chicago.
You’ve heard and read this a thousand times: the only thing that is constant in legal technology is change. And how the legal technology landscape has changed in just a few years! Instead of fax machines and databases, the buzz is all about cloud computing, security and collaboration to name just a few key topics. The schedule is still online. Go see the vast array of programs and click on the titles for more information. Continue reading Clouds, Collaboration and Casetext: A Virtual Review of the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW→
Since living in Chicago, I have been fortunate to attend the ABA TECHSHOW Expo every year. As a technology librarian, the Expo portion of the TECHSHOW is always a thrill for me; I enjoy getting to try out new devices and equipment, speak to vendors, and learn about the latest and greatest technology products and services on the market.
Through the generosity of a CALL grant, 2015 was the first year I was able to attend the full ABA TECHSHOW conference. This presented a wonderful opportunity to go beyond vendor showcases to learn directly from the experiences of those who are working at the intersection of law and technology.
The ABA Techshow, www.techshow.com , will be held here in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue from April 16-18, 2015. As they have in the past, the American Bar Association (ABA) is offering discounted registration to CALL members. Registration is $750/$950 for ABA members; CALL members may register at the paralegal rate, which is $550. Marisol Massini of the ABA advises that CALL members may “…go ahead and register online, call ABA customer service to register over the form, or download a form from the website and mail it in.”
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