ABA TECHSHOW 2018 will be held March 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It’s an important year to attend ABA TECHSHOW. Long-discussed changes are underway in our profession and many of them relate to technology. Many consumers are purchasing legal products online. Smart contracts powered by blockchain technology sound very realistic and appealing to large business clients. Lawyers now appreciate that some things shouldn’t be sent by unencrypted email, including QDRO’s, financial account numbers, social security numbers and confidential client advice. There are several alternatives to “regular” email that lawyers all need to understand.

Oklahoma Bar Association members can receive an ABA TECHSHOW registration discount by using promo code EP1908 when registering. The early bird registration deadline for ABA TECHSHOW 2018 has been extended until Monday, January 29.

We interviewed ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell on our Digital Edge Podcast, Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018. As always, there are lots of interesting sessions and fun networking social events planned. You can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript at that link.

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I’m speaking at ABA TECHSHOW on The 411 on Texting for Lawyers with Ivan Hemmans and Using Client Portals for Effective Collaboration with Arkansas attorney and first-time TECHSHOW presenter Brooke Moore. Brooke has an Arkansas-based virtual law practice at http://myvirtual.lawyer/. Ivan Hemmans is a Senior Manager of Technical Development at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

I’m well-known as a fan of ABA TECHSHOW. It is my most valuable educational experience of the year–every year. There are opportunities to go out to dinner with the speakers as well as a massive vendor exhibit hall where you can talk to the people who develop the software you use.

I appreciate that your time is valuable. But ABA TECHSHOW provides valuable information and is a great experience. You do not want to miss ABA TECHSHOW 2018.