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 several 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.

Ms. Reach’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. In 2013 she was inducted as 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 co-chair in 2020. She is co-editor of the 2023 ABA book Design Your Law Practice.

My Sessions

Swipe, Tap and the Law: The Ethical Attorney’s Guide to Navigating Digital Payments

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Taking credit cards and online payments make it easy for your clients to pay you. However, payment apps like Venmo, PayPal, and Zelle are convenient but pose ethical traps for unwary lawyers. What about point-of-sale apps like Square, Clover, and Swipe? Have you ever considered Apple Pay or Google Pay? Don’t let payment apps undermine […]

Ethics Financial Management Technology Competence

Revitalize Your Law Firm’s Knowledge Management with AI

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We have talked about the promise of knowledge management in law firms, but the technology and the results have proved expensive, illusive or both. Effective knowledge management puts content at the fingertips of those who develop and provide your products and services. Knowledge management helps shorten development cycles for new initiatives, increases connectivity between internal […]