Catherine Sanders Reach

North Carolina Bar Association

Catherine Sanders Reach is Director for the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, providing practice technology and management assistance to lawyers and legal professionals. Formerly she was Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association and the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to her work at the NCBA, CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for a number of years, working at Ross and Hardies as a librarian. She received a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997.

Catherine’s professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine, as well as numerous other publications. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and organizations such as the National Association of Bar Council and the Association of American Law Schools. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law and in 2013 became a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. In 2015 she was selected to be part of the ABA LTRC Women of Legal Tech. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009, 2014-2016, was co-vice chair in 2019 and was co-chair for 2020.

My Sessions

The Cyber-Security Plan

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The threat of cyber-attacks looms large over all law firms these days — whether you know about it or not. Despite omnipresent risks, lawyers rarely think about the details needed for a comprehensive cybersecurity plan — until an attack happens. In this session, we highlight the key components needed in an effective and scale-able cyber […]


Recruiting + Team Growth Strategies

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The struggle is real for law firms looking to hire new team members. The world of remote work has created a universe of new possibilities — which sounds great, but can also make the task of team building all the more daunting. In this session we will show you how to design a plan for […]