This post is part of "ABA TechShow 2012 Coverage," a series of 3 posts. You can see all posts in the series.

Are you looking for sage mentoring advice that will take years to understand, but that will ultimately play a huge role in the kind of lawyer you eventually become?

Are you looking to build on your legal knowledge, skill, experience and training to become a more competent lawyer?

Then the ABA Techshow might not be for you.

On the other hand, if you’re interested in legal technology, then the ABA Techshow should be on your calendar.

You are likely see some pretty cool technology, learn some practical ways to actually put it to work for your practice and you may even have some fun.

And of course, there’s the great swag.

You might also get to meet Ben Stein who has a tough act to follow. And if you don’t meet Ben, Lawyerist’s Sam, Allison and Yours Truly, will also be there.

This year’s show runs March 29-31, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago and onsite registration is available. The theme of this year’s show is:

Tablets. Paperless. E-Discovery. Virtual Law. Cloud. Social Media. Your Future.

In no other subject is there as much change and advancement as technology, and there is no other subject that has made such a substantial impact on the practice of law like technology. With new forms of technology available regularly, it is difficult to know what’s worth consideration and what would help you be a better lawyer.

ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is a unique conference dedicated to helping legal professionals understand what technology is available and what will suit your needs. Whether we’re reviewing new products that improve efficiency and make day-to-day activities easier or examining technology requirements for firms of all sizes, ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is the event that brings lawyers and technology together in a format that suits beginners through the techiest of techies.

Some of the tracks include:

  • Paperless
  • Mobile / Smartphone
  • Digital Marketing
  • Large Firm
  • Litigation
  • Collaboration
  • Meet the Authors
  • Solo / Small Firm
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mac
  • Advanced IT
  • E-Discovery / Advanced Topics

The faculty is comprised of lawyers, judges, and consultants.

You can view the full schedule here, some of the social events here and program details here.

@NikiBlack is compiling a list of folks who will be at the Techshow this year.

So, if you’re interested in legal technology, like to meet new people, or are just looking for an excuse to visit Chicago, put the ABA Techshow on your calendar. I look forward to seeing you there.

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  1. I don’t suppose there’s any chance that Stein’s comments will be either transcribed and posted or webcasted after the presentation?

  2. Sam Glover says:

    Last year was awesome. Looking forward to it!

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