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ABA Techshow

Chicago: Choose From Six Seminar Tracks

THE American Bar Association's annual TECHSHOW will be held March 15-17, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. It's sponsored by the Law Practice Management section, in cooperation with American Lawyer Media Inc.
Chicago: Choose From Six Seminar Tracks

8:00 - 9:00 Keynote - Martha Barnett
9:00 - 10:00 Mobile Lawyering--From Palms to Laptops to Wireless Everything!

SPEAKERS: Bruce Dorner; Wells Anderson

The Search for Intelligence -- Knowledge is Power

SPEAKERS: Peter Krakaur; Kingsley Martin; Sally Gonzales

The Universal In-Box -- Options Today and Tomorrow

SPEAKERS: Janis Alexander; Steve Sebastian

E-Advocacy-- How to Craft E-briefs

SPEAKERS: Todd Miller; Peter Bensinger

MDP, MJP, BFD (Big Financial Deal)?

SPEAKERS: Ann MacNaughton; Paul McLaughlin

Cutting-Edge Marketing Using Technology

SPEAKERS: Nancy Roberts Linder; Greg Siskind; Gayle O'Connor

10:00 - 11:00 Vendor Exhibits
11:00 - 12:00 The $5000 Law Office Techno.System-- All the Parts and Pieces to Make Your Small Practice Hum!

SPEAKERS: Jim Calloway; Storm Evans

911! The Technology SWAT Team

SPEAKERS: Donna Payne; Steve Sebastian

Proving You're You-- Electronic Signatures

SPEAKERS: John Simek; Allison Hift

Computer Forensics for Litigators

SPEAKERS: Dexter Savoy; George Socha

Was Orwell Right? Monitoring Your Employees-- All the Issues

SPEAKERS: Brian Drier; Mary Lytle

Creating Power Presentations to Win New Business

SPEAKER: Ann Lee Gibson

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Get Your Practice Organized-- Case, Document & Knowledge Management for the Small Firm Lawyer

SPEAKERS: Dan Evans; Phil Shuey

The Cybrarian-- Evolving Roles of the Law Library

SPEAKERS: Sabrina Pacifici; Sandra Gold

Open Source Primer

SPEAKERS: Todd Vincent; Peter Scott

Electronic Discovery-- Do You Know What to Look For, and How to Find it?

SPEAKERS: Daryl Teshima; Jeff Flax

PLAN is Not a 4-Letter Word

SPEAKERS: Natalie Thornwell; Kelly Capps; Larry Smith

PDAs as Marketing Tools

SPEAKERS: Curtis Linder; Larry Bodine

2:15 - 3:15 60 Hot Legal PC Tips and Netsites in 60 Minutes

MODERATOR: Ross Kodner

SPEAKERS: Sandy Adams; Janis Alexander; Jim Calloway; Joe Kornowski

State of the Industry -- Large Firm Roundtable & Strategy

SPEAKERS: Eric Steele; Ann Lee Gibson; Ed Poll

Industrial Strength Document Assembly

SPEAKERS: Doug Simpson; Ken Laff

Web-based Litigation Support Shootout--CaseCentral, iBlaze, iConnect

MODERATOR: Bill Speros

C3-- Communication, Collaboration, Cooperation

SPEAKERS: Larry Bodine; Sally Gonzales

Contact Management Tools - Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck Interaction, MarketEase, & Small Firm dB

SPEAKERS: Nancy Roberts Linder; Jeff Reade; Barry Solomon

3:15 - 4:00 Vendor Exhibits
4:00 - 5:00 50 Gadgets in 50 Minutes

MODERATOR: Dave Hambourger

SPEAKERS: Dan Coolidge; Ross Kodner; Sheryn Bruehl; John Lindstrom

5:00 - 6:00 Vendor Reception
8:00 - 9:00 Keynote-- Don Murray
9:00 - 10:00 If You Don't Bill, You Don't Eat! Small Firm Billing and Accounting Systems TABSIII, Timeslips, PC Law Jr.

MODERATOR: Storm Evans

SPEAKERS: Sandy Adams; Debbie Foster

Unleashing Financial Data-- Time & Billing Issues for Large Firms

SPEAKERS: Tom O'Connor; Phil Shuey

The Portal Principle

SPEAKERS: Gabe Luchetta; John Lindstrom; Faith Sloan

Bring Your Own Electricity-- Using High Tech in an 1890s Courtroom

SPEAKERS: Bruce Olson; Tim Piganelli

ASPs - Do They Byte?

MODERATOR: Andy Adkins

SPEAKERS: David Baker; Steve Hatch; Patrick Schlight; Christopher Kruse

How to Build an Automated Trusts & Estates Practice

SPEAKERS: Dan Evans; Joe Hodges

10:00 - 11:00 Vendor Exhibits
11:00 - 12:00 Getting Organized with Case Management Systems-- Small Firm Shootout! Amicus Attorney, Abacus, TimeMatters, CaseMaster III

MODERATOR: Sheryn Bruehl

SPEAKERS: Ron Collins; Cathy Kenton; Bob Butler; Bruce Policky

High Noon! Gunfight at the Data Corral--Case Management System Shootout for Large Firms ProLaw, LawBase, LegalEdge

MODERATOR: Andy Adkins

SPEAKERS: Brook Boehmler; Phil Homburger; Robert Gilmore

Practical XML

SPEAKERS: Sharon Nelson; Todd Vincent

Trial-- The Next Generation

SPEAKERS: Martin Gruen; Todd Miller

Is 'Virtual' a Reality? Transforming Your Firm from Bricks to Clicks

SPEAKERS: Dexter Savoy; Greg Siskind

How to Build an Automated Personal Injury Practice

SPEAKERS: Dave Bilinsky; Bill Gibson

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Talk to Your PC--Voice Recognition is Ready for Prime Time!

MODERATOR: Natalie Thornwell

SPEAKERS: Bruce Dorner; Wells Anderson

High Tech Firms--How Do You Stack Up?

SPEAKERS: Peter Krakaur; Kingsley Martin; David Baker

Merger Trainwreck

SPEAKERS: Warren Jones; Ed Poll

Roll Your Own MPEG Video

SPEAKERS: Bruce Olson; Tim Piganelli

Dealing with Tech Zealots and Techno Peasants

SPEAKERS: Debra Hix-Sikes; Wayne McLeish

How to Build an Automated Family Law Practice

SPEAKERS: Kelly Capps; Tom Rowe

2:15 - 3:15 Practicing Safe Computing--How to Protect Your System from Disaster

SPEAKERS: Ross Kodner; Joe Kashi

Profiting Beyond the Bar-- Building Ancillary Businesses

SPEAKERS: Peter Krakaur; Debra Hix-Sykes; John Tredennick

Abandoning the Tie that Binds -- All Things Wireless

SPEAKERS: Daryl Teshima; Joe Kornowski

60 Tips & Sites for Busy Litigators

SPEAKERS: Jim Keane; Bill Gleissner; Peter Bensinger; Bill Gibson

Decision Makers Roundtable


SPEAKERS: David Bilinsky; Ken Laff; Larry Smith

How to Build an Automated Real Estate Practice

SPEAKERS: Joe Hodges; Michael Goler

3:15 - 4:00 Vendor Exhibits
4:00 - 5:00 60 Sites in 60 Minutes

SPEAKERS: Burgess Allison; Mark Tamminga; Jeff Flax

8:00 - 9:00 Becoming WPA (Word Processing Ambidextrous)!

SPEAKERS: Donna Payne; Guy Wiggins

Protecting Intellectual Property-- Who Owns What?

SPEAKERS: Natalie Hanlon-Leh; Seth Rowland

Virus Writing and Website Hacking for Dummies

SPEAKERS: Faith Sloan; Peter Scott

E-Filing, Electronic Public Access, and Privacy


SPEAKERS: Sharon Nelson; David Glynn

The Law Firm in Transition, Part 1-- Managing Consultants & Integrators, RFPs and Purchasing

SPEAKERS: Brian Drier; Warren Jones; Tom Scharbach

How to Build an Automated Bankruptcy and Collections Practice

SPEAKERS: Wayne McLeish; Tom Rowe

9:00 - 10:30 Vendor Exhibits
10:30 - 12:00 The Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to the 'Net

SPEAKERS: Gayle O'Connor; Debbie Foster; Travis Yates

Security-- Sometimes it's the Devil You Know

SPEAKERS: John Simek; George Socha

Database Bake Off

SPEAKERS: Gabe Luchetta; Mark Tamminga

Business and Technology Courts-- The New Wave or The Perfect Storm?

SPEAKERS: Jim Keane; Martin Gruen

The Law Firm in Transition, Part 2--Implementation and Training Issues

SPEAKERS: Donna Payne; Eric Steele; Guy Wiggins

How to Build an Automated Intellectual Property Practice

SPEAKERS: Dan Coolidge; Seth Rowland

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Intranets & Extranets-- A Primer

SPEAKERS: Doug Simpson; John Tredennick

Small Firm Case Study - Roundtable

MODERATOR: Sheryn Bruehl

SPEAKERS: Janis Alexander; Bruce Dorner; Michael Goler

My Favorite Utilities

SPEAKERS: Wells Anderson; Joe Kashi

Increasing Traffic to Your Booth

SPEAKERS: Martha Sullivan; Storm Evans

Acceptable Use Policies--Managing Your Internet, Computer and Security Risks

SPEAKERS: Natalie Hanlon-Leh; Mary Lytle

2:15 - 3:15 Free and Fee--Hottest Legal Research Resources

SPEAKERS: Sabrina Pacifici; Sandra Gold

Large Firm Case Study -- Roundtable


SPEAKERS: Steve Sebastian; Warren Jones; Todd Miller

My Favorite Litigation Tools

SPEAKERS: Bill Speros; Bill Gleissner

Setting Up Electronic Commerce on Your Web Site

SPEAKERS: Travis Yates; Allison Hift

Legal Ethics in the 21st Century -- MDPs, MJPs, PGPs, and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night

SPEAKERS: Ann MacNaughton; Paul McLaughlin

3:30 - 5:00 TECHSHOW Jeopardy!

We can't let another TECHSHOW go by without testing your wit. This special edition of TECHSHOW Jeopardy will pit attendees, exhibitors, & faculty against each other in a fun-filled session, guaranteed to test your knowledge.

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