Catherine Sanders Reach


Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association. She was the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers for over ten years. Prior to her work at the 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.

Ms. Reach’s professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine. 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. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009 and 2014-2016 and is editorial advisory board emeritus for Law Technology News.

My Sessions

Automating Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Columbus IJ

It’s a common problem: you need marketing to sustain your law practice, but it often plays second fiddle to the everyday practice of law. By applying simple automation tools to your marketing content, you can market your practice and get legal work done at the same time. In this session you’ll learn how to streamline […]

Promoting Your Practice

Lawyer Dodge: Understanding Self-Help Legal Technologies

Columbus EF

Services like LegalZoom and apps created in hackathons are helping to address an underserved population: the self-help client. Rather than give in to self-help services, why not join them? In this session you’ll learn about the tools that are steering clients past attorneys, and whether you can leverage these tools – or create your own […]

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