Techshow Monitor

The first full day of the 2018 ABA TechShow has now wrapped up, and the conference featured hours of informative panels and discussions about legal tech. Rather than having a sponsor, today we dedicated our coverage to Impowerus, a Notre Dame law student startup dedicated to bridging the gap between juveniles in need of legal aid, and legal service providers. For those of you who followed from afar, or those in attendance who want…
The legal technology field is not immune to the lack of diversity found in the profession as a whole. Dan Lear, of Avvo; Tiffany M. Graves, of Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP; Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn; Chas Rampenthal, of ZoomLegal; and Irene Mo, an inaugural NextGen Fellow at the ABA Center for Innovation, gathered together to talk about mentorship of women and people of color.…
This panel featured a number of different legal tech experts throughout the legal industry, including Michael Robak, the Director of the Schoenecker Law Library, Associate Dean for Technology & Information Services and Clinical Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law; Natalie Robinson Kelly, the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program; Kristina L. Niedringhaus, the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Associate Professor of…
[Original post by Jason Tashea at ABA Journal] Even though he is a veteran of the ABA Techshow, Matt Spiegel, founder of case management software company MyCase, is always eager to make a splash and this year is no exception. Spiegel is back to launch a new venture, Lawmatics, which he says provides a service that “doesn’t exist yet in the marketplace for legal.” While keeping the software’s core competency under wraps until the Techshow,…
[Original post from Kathryn Rubino at Above the Law] Facts: 10 percent of corporate boards are held by women, 20 percent of law firm partners are women, and 30 percent of judges are women. That simply isn’t good enough. Above the Law and Evolve Law are hosting a networking event at the ABA Techshow in Chicago to connect the doers across the full spectrum of the profession — law firms, legal departments, law schools, service…
[Original post from Bob Ambrogi at Above the Law] And the winners are … We’ve been tallying your votes to select 15 legal technology startups to participate in the second-annual Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference March 7-10, 2018. Today, more than 6,000 votes later, we announce the winners. A big thanks to everyone who voted. The 15 winning companies get to be highlighted as exhibitors in a special “Startup Alley” portion…