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The Future of Practice Management is in the Cloud

The trend towards the cloud has been pretty clear for some time, but walking the EXPO Hall at ABA TechShow made it clear that we have passed the tipping point for practice management software. The future is in the cloud.

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Get Your #LexThink.1 Bingo Card

I am convinced LexThink.1 would be even more fun if there were a side game for the audience. So this year, I've put together a bingo card. Or drinking game, as you please.

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The 5 Most Provocative #ABATechShow Session Titles

So you’ve been asked to speak at ABA TechShow. But there are a ton of sessions. How will you make yours stand out on the conference schedule? How will you get people excited to hear you speak?

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Watch the Presentations from LexThink.1

LexThink.1?s emcee, Matt Homann, just put up all of the 6-minute presentations from this year’s LexThink.1.

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5 Reasons You Should Go To ABA Tech Show Next Year

The ABA’s annual TechShow conference is awesome and you should go.

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ABA TechShow Has a Diversity Problem

The 64 presenters at this year’s ABA TechShow were overwhelmingly white and male. I count 15 women (23%) and just 2 people of color (3% — although it is difficult to tell who might consider themselves a person of color just from a photograph). All of the LexThink.1 presenters who showed up were white and […]

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The Future of Law is the Fundamentals

The future of law is the fundamentals, no matter what shiny gadgets you might see.

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Clio Updates with NetDocuments and Xero Integration, Promises an iPhone App “Worth the Wait”

Clio just announced two integrations that add robust backoffice accounting (Xero) and serious document management (NetDocuments) to its already-great practice management package. Clio’s CEO, Jack Newton, also said his developers are putting together a mobile app that will be “worth the wait” (his words). I obviously don’t know exactly what he means by that, but […]

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The Problem with Disruption and Law Practice #ABATechShow

The theme of this year’s LexThink.1 was disruption. I suppose that is because, with all the disruptive innovation happening all around us, everyone wants to know when it will come to law practice. So all the speakers talked about what will disrupt law practice, whether it’s virtual offices or LegalZoom or gamification or Big Data. […]

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10 One-Sentence Ideas from LexThink.1 #ABATechShow

Each six-minute LexThink.1 presentation (similar to Pecha Kucha) is just long enough to get out a single idea — if the presenter is any good. The idea is to be entertaining and clever, not comprehensive. Actually, LexThink.1 may be entertaining for the audience, but since most of the presenters are seasoned speakers, it’s more like […]

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Hands on With MyCase’s New iPhone App

I take the new MyCase iPhone app for a spin.

60 Websites in 60 Minutes from ABA TechShow

The popularity of “N things in N minutes” seminars is a little baffling to me, especially since you can apparently get CLE credit for some of these shallowest of all seminars. But the lists themselves can be interesting. This list of 60 websites from ABA TechShow contains everything from useful tools for lawyers to effective […]

Desktop & Portable Document Scanners Multiply at #ABATechShow

Document scanners may not be the most sexy peripheral, but it looks like they are getting a lot of attention this Spring.

Practice Management Software Explosion at #ABATechShow

The explosion of practice management software options and features at ABA TechShow is kind of amazing.

Lawyerist Happy Hour Meetup in Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Kitty O’Sheas (in the Chicago Hilton)

This Thursday, get together with other Lawyerist readers at the first-ever Chicago Lawyerist meetup! Kitty O’Sheas at the Chicago Hilton at 4:30.