I’m off to Chicago for the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s flagship program: TechShow 2006. This is my third year going, and this year I’m not speaking so I’ll have optimum ability to see all the great programs. Well, a lot of them are simultaneous tracks, so I’ll still struggle in choosing between the many great offerings. I’ve made a lot of great friends at TechShow over the years, and I’m looking forward to seeing most of them there.
Bob Wiss and Greg Krehel, the co-founders of CaseSoft, are high on my list. My first foray into legal technology began when I downloaded a 30 day free trial version of CaseMap, which was then and still is the only trial organization tool for lawyers (I can’t imagine doing litigation without CaseMap). After I started using CaseMap I subscribed to the email discussion group and learned about using PDFs and deposition transcript management programs. I learned about Activewords and then met Buzz Bruggeman, who showed me what blogging was all about. Once I started blogging I met all kinds of people: Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell, Craig Ball, Jim Calloway, and so many others that my head spins when I think about it.
Anyway, I’m excited to be at one of the premier legal technology events. And I’m looking forward to May 22nd and 23rd when New Orleans will have its own top-notch legal technology event. My friend Tom O’Connor has been tirelessly getting sponsors and speakers to put on what I like to call a 2 day technology boot camp for lawyers. Today, I learned that one of the speakers at our event will be none other than Harry Anderson, the actor from Night Court, who has a nightclub in New Orleans (read PDF press release). This event is going to help a lot of New Orleans area lawyers, and I hope that it is packed to the gills. For more information on registering click here. Donations are going to go to the Louisiana State Bar Association. So, to say this is a good cause, is a massive understatement.