This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest technology available to help you run your practice, and social events offering opportunities to meet lawyers from all over the country who are learning to use technology to improve their law firms.
In addition to all of this, TECHSHOW provides attendees with the opportunity to meet ABA Law Practice Division authors in meet the author sessions and to purchase LP books at a discount.
This year's keynote speaker is Nick Carr, columnist and best-selling author on technology and culture.
I have a busy schedule for TECHSHOW this year - here's where I'll be if you'd like to take some time to chat:
Thursday, April 16:
12:30-1:45 State of Legal Technology
I'll be joining some of my colleagues from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing the results of this year's technology survey during the State of Legal Technology Luncheoon
2:00-3:00 LinkedIn's Next Level: Getting More Return on Your Networking
Dennis Kennedy and I will be talking about how lawyers can get more out of their LinkedIn use. This presentation is a follow up to our basic LinkedIn program and is designed to give those with a basic knowledge of LinkedIn some power strategies to ramp up their networking. If you're still a LinkedIn newbie, you can see a version of our basic presentation that we just did earlier this month for the ABA here - not only will you get the video download, but you'll also get a free copy of the e-book version of LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition.
3:00-4:00 Shaping Your Narrative - Online Reputation Management
In this program, Gyi Tsakalakis and I tackle the issue of online ratings and reviews sites: why lawyers need to be aware of them, how to improve your positive ratings and reviews, what to do if you receive bad reviews online, and we'll cover some of the ethics issues involved.
Friday, May 17
10:00-12:00 Concierge Booth
Friday morning I'm manning the Concierge Booth with some of my colleagues from the Legal Technology Resource Center. Come say hi!
1:45-2:30 Meet the Author: How to Do More in Less Time
My latest book, How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line, was recently released, and my co-author, Dan Siegel and I will be talking about the book during this meet the author session on Friday afternoon, followed by a book signing at 2:30. If you've ever felt overwhelmed with all of the tasks you need to accomplish, had difficulty delegating, or wished you could get better use from the software programs you use every day, this book might be for you. Come learn some of our best tips!
While at TECHSHOW, I'll also be attending many of the social events and receptions - if you've never been to TECHSHOW, don't miss the TASTE OF TECHSHOW Dinners - dutch treat events at some of Chicago's best restaurants, hosted by our speakers. I may make an appearance on Legal Talk Network as well. All in all, it should be a fantastic event - hope to see you there!
Finally, I want to say thank you to Heidi Alexander for her post on Women You Need to Know in Law and Technology - she's put together a fantastic list of women in technology, and many of those on her list are current or past ABA TECHSHOW speakers and authors. I'm flattered to be included on her list!