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Legal Connect with Google

March 15, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Limit: 
150 Registrants

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Legal Connect with Google is a free, day long workshop exclusively for the legal industry. It is taught by Google employees dedicated to the legal industry and Mockingbird founder, Conrad Saam.

This workshop is designed to empower attorneys to evaluate the effectiveness of their online marketing efforts. Attendees learn to utilize the tools and techniques used by professional marketers to fill out a worksheet, grading their own online marketing efforts. This is an intensive hands on session covering intermediate to advanced topics in legal marketing. Google experts and Mockingbird founder, Conrad Saam teach the classes, which covers the three facets of search: SEO, PPC and Local.

During the Workshop, attendees learn to analyze their own marketing efforts and will get the most out of the session if they come prepared with access to their accounts in Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, and Goolge AdWords.

 

Arrival Reception

March 15, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Come kick off ABA TECHSHOW 2017 with the Arrival Reception on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Conveniently located in the EXPO Hall, you’ll experience great food and tasty beverages while networking with other attendees and vendors.

 

Start-Up Competition

March 15, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

For the first time ever, ABA TECHSHOW will host a startup competition showcasing 12 innovative legal startups. During the Wednesday night Arrival Reception, the 12 startups will face off in a bracketed pitch competition – judged by TECHSHOW attendees – to pick the most innovative startup. The startup will also be featured in the EXPO Hall during TECHSHOW in the StartUp Alley.

 

Hackathon

March 15, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. –  7:30 p.m., Wrap-up: March 18, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by: westlaw

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Not sure what a legal hackathon looks like? Well wonder no more! The ABA Journal and Tech4Justice will be running a live hackaton during TECHSHOW this year focusing on the legal needs of veterans.

 

Fitness Challenges

Three straight days of programs can get you a little off-kilter. Put some balance back in your life with yoga sessions, meditation, and a 5K run.

When Yoga and Technology Meet
March 16, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. –  7:45 a.m. 

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by: Clio

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Disconnect to Connect – All Levels Essential Slow Flow Yoga class designed to accommodate both the inflexible and the flexible structured to facilitate focus in the midst of technological distraction.

1st Annual ABA TECHSHOW 5k
March 17, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. –  7:45 a.m. | Rain, Sleet, Snow or Other!
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by: ruby rocketmatter

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Join your legal tech brethren and sistren and run like a gazelle – or a sloth – at the ABA TECHSHOW in its inaugural 5K! Join Larry Port from Rocket Matter and Ashley Fisher from Ruby Receptionist in a breezy run through Grant Park, past Solider Field, and see some of the Chicago sites. 5Ks are a perfect distance for newbies and veterans alike, so if your 2017 resolution is to get in shape, find yourself a 5K training plan and bring a pair of sneakers to TECHSHOW. We will provide the socks and the headbands. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

 

Meditation at TECHSHOW
March 17, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. –  8:00 a.m.
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Start the day with mindfulness meditation led by Mary Vandenack. Appropriate for beginner and advanced meditators. Light stretching and guided meditation to begin the day and focus.

 

Welcome Reception

March 16, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by: thomson_c

After your first full day of sessions and EXPO, it’s time to unwind! Mingle with other attendees and vendors in the EXPO Hall during the Welcome Reception sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Roam the EXPO Hall while enjoying free drinks and tasty food.

 

Taste of ABA TECHSHOW

March 16, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
March 17, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Get the best Chicago dining experience and join us for Taste of ABA TECHSHOW! We have dinner reservations throughout the city of Chicago with each dinner based on a technology topic and hosted by an expert in the field. Don’t miss this Dutch-treat event where you pick the technology, the restaurant, or the host.

 

5th Annual Cocktails & Comedy

March 17, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.  
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by: rocketlawyer

Last year’s Cocktails & Comedy was such a success that the Rocket Lawyer team is bringing it back to this year’s ABA TECHSHOW! Cocktails & Comedy is a free stand-up comedy show and networking happy hour where we’ve got the drink minimum covered. Come and enjoy drinks, appetizers, and some great stand-up from one of Chicago’s premier comedians with other sociable lawyers just like you.

 

The Academy

March 16 – 17, 2017   
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

TECHSHOW has worked with several great law schools to develop the first-ever Academic Track to be held during TECHSHOW. With eager faculty and staff from law schools such as UMKC, Illinois, Stetson and Suffolk we have developed a special program for faculty and staff interested in learning and sharing more about integrating technology and law practice management into law school curriculum’s.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session: Academic Track Welcome and Workshop Goals

10:45 a.m. – What High-Technology Lawyering Skills Law Graduates Should Have

4:00 p.m. – Teaching High-Technology Lawyering Skills in Law Schools

Friday, March 17, 2017 

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session: Incubator Consortium

10:45 a.m. – Innovations in Curriculum and Applications of Technology in Law Schools

2:30 p.m. – Wrap-Up – Draft Curriculum Completed

3:45 p.m. – Attend TECHSHOW Sessions