ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Preview

The ABA TECHSHOW begins tomorrow (Thursday, March 29th) and runs through Saturday at the Chicago Hilton – 720 South Michigan Ave. The Expo will be open on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This is Chicago’s only major legal technology show and a worthy visit. The educational sessions are comprehensive and can be downright fun – this year’s “tablet wars” and “smartphone wars” will be a highlight. Ben Stein is the keynote speaker if you’re looking to be cheered up :(.

As per LexTekReport’s etiquette, we have outlined some of the vendors who will be delivering new and enhanced products at the show.  Don’t forget to check out the posting of the results of our 5th Annual eDiscovery Survey by Tom O’Connor – that always coincides with the TechShow. To read more about TECHSHOW and download the new TECHSHOW app, visit the TECHSHOW Website.

JuraLaw/Law Bulletin Publishing Company – Booth 206

Law Bulletin will roll-out JuraLaw, their new case calendar and docket management product at the ABA TECHSHOW. JuraLaw allows law firms to efficiently and cost-effectively manage cases and the calendars and dockets associated with them in a single legal software product. The web-based SaaS product offers a law practice management solution that not only manages cases, but also integrates critical law firm data with calendar events, court dockets, court calls and court rules. This legal case management software protects against “dismissed for want of prosecution” and legal malpractice claims by keeping a firm’s lawyers on track for important deadlines and on time for court appearances. JuraLaw offers the most experienced and extensive support and the most comprehensive and secure technology available. Since 1984, 96 of the top 100 Chicago law firms have come to depend upon Law Bulletin for their docketing needs with the predecessor product, DM2000. More info at JuraLaw.com.

Digomé – Booth 716

Digomé is launching its Barrister mobile app at TECHSHOW. The Barrister App gives firms and practitioners of any size the fastest and easiest way to brand their law firm and more importantly affords them a more streamlined and intuitive way to communicate with their clients. The multi-featured app gives firms the ability to provide clients with direct access to their pertinent contact info, attorney bios, areas of expertise and messaging capabilities. Barrister app firms will be listed in the Apple, Android and BlackBerry stores and enable clients to interact with them via mobile devices including iPhones, iPads and BlackBerry devices.  For a free Barrister App trial and to enter to win iPads and other prizes, please visit Digomé at booth 716.

MyCase – Booth 314

San Diego-based MyCase, a social practice management™ platform for legal professionals, is unveiling two major product announcements during ABA TECHSHOW this week: 1. MyCase Draft, a word processor and document generation tool that lets you create and edit documents from within MyCase; create document templates, and with the push of a button, merge those templates with existing and custom fields. MyCase Draft also lets users share these documents among clients and staff, manage multiple versions, and enable users to make changes and updates. 2. The MyCase App Bar leverages MyCase’s sharing and collaboration features to provide one-stop access to system features as well as popular third party apps. Realizing that most legal professionals are spending more and more time in their practice management system, the development goal was to bring all the other fragmented pieces of the firms’ workflow into the MyCase system via an App Bar, giving them a central location to accomplish their tasks. Apps being developed for the MyCase app bar include Outlook Sync, Google Sync, a variety of social media apps such as twitter as well as popular vendor offerings including depositions and court rules. TECHSHOW attendees can check out MyCase and the new features and functionality at booth 314.

Rocket Matter – Booth 512

Rocket Matter is rolling out their new API, one-touch integration with the popular automatic time-tracking tool Chrometa™ and our Ledes98 billing feature with ABA task codes. They’ll be giving away a free copy of their new book, The Law Firm of Tommorrow, to the first 200 visitors.

Special TECHSHOW offer from a non-exhibitor…

Affinity University

Affinity University is the go-to resource for online training on the legal software legal professionals use every day including practice management, time/billing/accounting, document management, and the Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Affinity Consulting Group’s certified experts and technology consultants focus their training specifically on real world tips and tricks and offer 20-30 live webinars/month and maintain an archive of 30+ on demand courses. New live and on-demand classes including new versions of Word and Outlook are available at a TECHSHOW promotional rate [promo code Techshow2012]. The promo provides a 30% discount for the entire month of April off all live (regularly $99) and on-demand ($119) courses. Anyone interested in legal technology training or specifically the TECHSHOW offer can register with the promo code at www.affinityuniversity.com.

See you at the TECHSHOW.  Follow us closely for updates throughout the show.

~ by CDLB on March 28, 2012.

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