Now that we’ve sailed past the crazed shopping of Black Friday and are well into Cyber Monday, maybe you should be sending a letter to Santa on your own behalf. A trip to ABA TECHSHOW could be just what you need. It’s definitely time to be thinking about wrapping it up and putting it under the tree. And with the Alabama State Bar Event Promoter Discount and the Early Bird Discount for those who register early, ABA TECHSHOW has never been more affordable.
If you’ve never been, ABA TECHSHOW is a two and a half day CLE program that focuses on the use of technology in the law office and the courtroom. With several concurrent educational tracks designed for both solo and small firm lawyers and those from large firms, there are sessions on everything you’ve been wanting to know to improve how you practice, from calendar and email management to collaboration with team members and from the latest in e-discovery requirements and techniques to the newest smartphones and apps. Add to the CLE sessions one of the largest legal expos anywhere, with over 100 legal vendors and service providers, and you have a CLE opportunity that more than pays for itself in useful information you can put to work right away, not to mention networking opportunities with other lawyers who are interested in making the most of the legal technology they use.
Lawrence Lessig, currently the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Harvard Law School professor was recently announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s show. Professor Lessig, a prolific author and speaker, was the founder of the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society and a founding board member of Creative Commons. You won’t want to miss his address.
ABA TECHSHOW 2011 will be held from Monday, April 11 through noon on Wednesday, April 13th. If you’ve never been to ABA TECHSHOW and would like to discuss whether it would be a good value for you, or you’d like to receive the ASB discount code so you can register online, please give me a call at Alabama State Bar headquarters or look for the ABA TECHSHOW 2011 ad in the November issue of The Alabama Lawyer.