The 2022 ABA Tech Show is set to take place in Chicago from March 2 to March 5. If you attend the ABA Tech Show, you will be able to network with other legal professionals and product reps, as well as find out the latest news and trends in the legal tech industry. Speakers at this year’s event include Rukayatu Tijani of Firm for the Culture, Karol Andrea Valencia Jaen of Change the Block, Ed Walters of Fastcase, and Allison C. Williams of Law Firm Mentor, LLC, among many others. You can learn about everything from features of PDFs that can benefit your law firm to building an entire virtual law firm from scratch. The product exhibitors will also answer your questions about all your law firm tech needs, from new computer hardware for your office to smart contracts. This year’s ABA Tech Show promises to offer plenty of inspiration and solutions for how law firms can operate more efficiently and lawyers and law firm staff can do their jobs with less stress.
If now, two years into the pandemic, your law firm is still operating well, you must be doing something right, and you have learned something about virtual court hearings. Despite this, no one wants to relive the panicked days of setting up a reliable platform for virtual meetings with clients and sharing documents securely. Visiting the websites of software applications that promise to streamline your legal practice during the pandemic and beyond can be frustrating when all you find are superlatives and splashy promotional videos. The Tech Show will give you access to talk to real people about how to implement these technologies.
Employee burnout is a major problem in the legal profession, as in other fields. One way to prevent your law firm from losing personnel as employees heed the siren song of the Great Resignation is to make your employees’ jobs less stressful. Tech alone cannot create work-life balance, but it can help employees work more efficiently so they do not have to work an exhausting schedule in order to accomplish what they need to accomplish.
If saving costs, providing better service to your clients, and making work more pleasant for your employees are not enough motivation to attend the ABA Tech Show, then attend to get an edge on your competitors. Learn how to use emerging technologies. Learn how they can benefit your law firm before the other law firms in your area even find out that these technologies exist. A positive user experience will drive more customer engagement to your firm than all the search optimization in the world.