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What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

Fresh off the heels of the 2015 Legal Marketing Association Conference in San Diego, we join the ranks of those flocking to the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW® conference in Chicago.

The event is held at the Hilton Chicago from April 16-18, 2015.  By our own count, the 2015 schedule indicates there will be nearly 60 sessions – LexisNexis is sponsoring the “Mobile” track being held on Friday.

Attendees should check the bags received at registration – there will be a game piece in it for a scavenger hunt (pictured above).  Have some fun at the show and follow the clues for a chance to be entered to win a popular mobile tablet device.

Here are a few of the event we’ll be on the look out for:

1. Legal tech show social.  There were roughly 1,500 tweets from the hashtag #ABATECHSHOW last year and it’s likely the same hashtag will be central to the online community this year as well. The organizers tweet from the Twitter handle @ABATECHSHOW and maintain a regularly updated blog about the conference.

2. “Meet the Authors at ABA TECHSHOWConference organizers have arranged events to meet authors of books published by the ABA Law Practice Division. We counted five different events over the course of two days and would note that Steven Best is scheduled for April 16th from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Mr. Best is the author of “The Lawyers Guide PCLaw Software.”  In addition to the ABA event, he will be on hand in the LexisNexis booth (#208) to sign a complimentary copy of his book for the first 100 people.

When: 4/17/15 | 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Author:   Steven J. Best

Note:  Mr. Best will autograph up to 100 copies of “The Lawyers Guide PCLaw Software.”

3. “I’m a Mac AND I’m a PC AND I’m an Android: How to Manage Multiple Operating Systems and Keep Them in Sync

Why limit your choices? Your phone is Android, your tablet is an iPad, and your office computer is a Windows PC. So how do you keep them synched and working together? It’s entirely possible with a little planning and a sprinkle of know-how.

When: 4/17/15 | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Speakers:  Craig Bayer and Catherine Sanders Reach

Note:  Also see this interview with Mr. Bayer: Legal Tech Briefs:  Law Firm Practice Management Tools

4. Seven Ways to Overcome Underperformance:  Tech and the Law Practice

One of our own will team up with an analyst from Blue Hill Research and will in part, walk attendees through some rigorous research of the practice management landscape including the ROI of Law Firm Practice Management.

When: 4/17/15 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn Session
Speakers:  Susan Harman and David Houlihan, Esq.

5. Fifteen Ways to Make Technology Work for Your Practice

This speaker promises very entertaining presentation based on the 15 Ways to Seize a Better 2015.  We’ve been running a series we call 15 for 15 on this blog nearly every Monday.

When:  4/17/15 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn Session
Speaker:  James Paterson

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We’ll be covering sessions and events from the conference on the blog and look forward to the opportunity to meet and speak with those in attendance.  In the meantime, stop on by Booth #208 to see what’s being rolled out from LexisNexis in the legal tech community.

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.