I am sitting on the MegaBus on my way to Chicago for the annual ABA Legal Tech Show, an event I look forward to every year, using my iPad to write this log post. Besides the show, it’s my favorite city to visit (get to squeeze in a visit to see my daughter and her friends). Packed days, great dinners and after dinner parties. This is where I get to see in person my Twitter legal tech friends.

I have my ABA TechShow app downloaded and mapping out where I will spend my time this year. Because there are so many great vendors and products to explore, I’ll spend a fair amount of time in the Exhibit Hall, checking out what’s new for solo/small firm attorneys.

Then there is the Meet the Authors opportunities and great prices on books. The ABA bookstore is also a favorite place to hang out. I really do not need another book but because I get the chance to look at all the offerings and talk to the authors, it’s inevitable, I’ll have a few more in my backpack on the way home.

The sessions – so many choices, too little time. I’m still choosing but online marketing, social media, paperless technology, document production and cloud computing will some of my first choices.

The Taste of ABA TechShow was an ingenious idea. So you pick a legal tech topic you want to learn more about and meet-up with a small group for dinner with the discussions led by one of the tech show speakers. I’ll be hanging out with Jared Correia (author of Twitter for Lawyers) and Dan Pinnington and Reid Trautz.

So I have no doubt I’ll be returning with lots of information to sort through and will be sure to report back to you on what looks new, different, and beneficial to your practice. Maybe next year you can join me.