Along with the rest of the world navigating a global pandemic, the ABA TECHSHOW was held virtually in 2021. This marked the first time in 35 years that the conference, which brought together the legal community for an immersive 3-day experience, wouldn’t gather in Chicago. While the PracticePanther team enjoyed connecting with you virtually last year, we’re thrilled to be back in person, March 2-5 for ABA TECHSHOW 2022! 

ABA TECHSHOW brings together the best of the best in legal technology to educate lawyers and legal professionals on the latest advancements that will improve the way they manage their practice. There’s plenty to learn, see and do at the conference, so we created this guide to help you make the most out of your experience this year as the TECHSHOW returns to in-person. 

Preparation is Key

Preparing to attend ABA TECHSHOW can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. You’re excited to see what new legal technology is available, learn from industry experts and expand your network — we get it! This is exactly why creating your game plan for ABA TECHSHOW is a MUST.

First, decide what you want to get out of the conference. A good place to start is to identify areas in your business practices that need improvement, like lead generation, onboarding, marketing, or billing. Then, check the ABA TECHSHOW schedule of events to decide what sessions align with your goals. On the other hand, you may not have any solid goals and simply want to broaden your knowledge and discover what legal technology can do. The beauty of the conference is that neither path is wrong. This is the time to explore and grow beyond your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Be sure to download the ABA TECHSHOW 2022 app once it’s available to schedule events, set reminders, and connect with other attendees. 

Choose an Education Track

ABA TECHSHOW offers several education tracks to help structure your day. As leaders for automating and simplifying your practice, PracticePanther is proud to sponsor the Design track and help legal professionals reimagine how the modern law firm operates. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in sessions focused on cybersecurity planning, managing a remote law firm, recruiting and team growth strategies, boosting productivity by prioritizing wellness, and more!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to keep a pulse on the ever-evolving market, the Design track is for you. Centered on developing a design-thinking approach, the Design track helps legal professionals tap into their “superpowers” and use them to their advantage to create processes that are unique, modern, and won’t burn you out. 

There’s a track for every legal professional, no matter what stage they’re in their career. Other education tracks include: 

  • Launch: If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that not all of the legal industry’s tried and true business operations were perfect. In this track, learn how legal technology and a few tweaks to your processes can lead to long-term business success. 
  • Grow: So, you’ve tapped into your superpower and developed a revenue-generating service, now what? Learn how technology can help you make informed, data-driven business decisions to scale for sustained growth. 
  • Sustain: You built the foundation, now learn how to maintain it. This track is focused on sustaining growth beyond the status quo, developing a healthy work-life balance, and how to prepare for the next phase of your firm’s growth journey. 
  • Transform: As an all-encompassing track of Design, Launch, Grow, and Sustain, this session addresses how technology has changed the legal industry, the future for legal professionals, and the overall definition of what it means to practice law in our digital world. 

Visit the ABA TECHSHOW Expo

Once you’ve learned about all of the amazing possibilities legal technology can offer your firm, it’s time to experience it hands-on. There will be several vendors at the expo, so be sure to explore but also keep in mind what your firm needs out of a law practice management software. 

Be sure to visit PracticePanther at booth #1212 where our friendly team will be there to answer all of your questions and walk you through how our all-in-one software can support your firm’s growth. You’ll be able to demo all of our industry-leading features including our latest releases, built-in 2-way business texting, native eSignature, and PantherPayments, in person! We’ll also have exclusive giveaways, promotions, and free professional headshots at booth #506

Get Ready for ABA TECHSHOW 2022

We hope this guide has prepared you for what to expect at ABA TECHSHOW but our biggest insider tip we can share is to explore and keep an open mind. It’s an exciting time in the legal industry with the introduction of new advancements in technology and there is a unique opportunity for law firms to restructure and scale their business like never before.  

As we ramp up for ABA TECHSHOW 2022, be sure to follow PracticePanther on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to follow our journey to ABA TECHSOW, helpful tips, and real-time updates during the conference. If you’re not already signed up to attend ABA TECHSHOW, you can register, here. 

We look forward to meeting you in March, but if you can’t wait until then, you can schedule a demo to see the amazing features PracticePanther has to grow your business!

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