Robert Ambrogi


Robert Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology, legal practice and legal ethics for more than two decades. He writes the award-winning blog LawSites, is a columnist for Above the Law, and hosts the podcast about innovation in law, LawNext. He also serves as publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com

In 2011, Bob was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” In 2017, he received the Yankee Quill award for journalism from the Academy of New England Journalists and was honored by the ABA Journal as a Legal Rebels Trailblazer.

Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. Before joining ALM, he was with Boston-based Lawyers Weekly Publications, where he was founding editor of the national newspaper Lawyers USA and editor-in-chief of the company’s flagship newspaper, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and past-president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In his law practice, he represents newspapers and the news media.

My Sessions

Strengthen Your Core: Add-ins for Microsoft Word and Outlook

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As powerful as Word and Outlook can be, there are hundreds of enhancements and add-ins that can make them even better for a law practice. Better legal grammar checking, enhanced document comparison, automatic meeting scheduling, or even a warning if you hit reply all – chances are if Word or Outlook are missing a feature […]

Core Technology

Internet of Things: Friend or Foe?

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Smart and connected devices listening and reacting to verbal and visual cues is the promise of the Internet of Things. What level of connectivity do we see in the future and will there be IoT for lawyers? Is there already? Come learn about the wonders and unintended consequences of the Internet of Things and what […]

Trending Tech

Start-Up Pitch Competition


Investing in the future of Legal Technology For the third year in a row, ABA TECHSHOW will host a startup competition showcasing 15 innovative legal startups. Right before the Wednesday night Welcome Reception, the 15 startups will face off in a bracketed pitch competition – judged by TECHSHOW attendees – to pick the most innovative […]