I had some feedback on my recent post, “Should I Go to ABA TECHSHOW?” and thought I’d follow-up on a couple of things over the next few days.
As the recent National Law Journal article on law firms that scrub their websites of any traces of their associates suggests, young lawyers really need to take an active role in learning about what to expect in their early careers and how to take steps to prepare to land on their feet if they start out in what turns out to be a bad situation.
There’s no time like the present to get started if you are currently in law school.
One of the areas that law schools will not prepare you for is legal technology and the role technology will play in your practice.
You can get a good look at what is available and learn from lawyers who actually use technology by coming to ABA TECHSHOW.
The concern, as always, is yeah, but won’t it cost me a lot of money?
It won’t, especially if you are already in the Chicago area.
I see two great options for law students.
1. Take advantage of the special $145 registration fee for law students. In addition to letting you attending the education sessions, tour the exhibit hall and general have the run of the show, you get a couple of lunches, and, with a strategic approach to locating continental breakfasts and receptions, you can probably cover your meal expenses as well.
2. Take advantage of the free exhibit hall pass. You won’t get to go to any education sessions, but you can spend some time on the exhibit floor and learn about the technologies now available to lawyers. Drop on by for a day or for an afternoon.
For more info and the online registration form, head on over to http://www.techshow.com.
I encourage law students to make ABA TECHSHOW part of your studies this semester and look forward to seeing more students than ever this year.
Some of the things I see and hear about law firms doing to new lawyers embarrass me. I’d like to do a little bit to help put things right with law students. I want to make it clear that law students are welcome to attend ABA TECHSHOW and I encourage you to attend. If you see me, please introduce yourself and I’ll try (I can’t make promises, but I’ll really try) to make some time to chat with you at least briefly about technology, blogging and the legal profession.
I also want to alert law students and new lawyers that the March issue of the Law Practice Today webzine is a theme issue focusing on issues facing young lawyers. It should be posted on the website in the very near future. Our approach is a welcoming one – not one in which we suggest that young lawyers should be hidden away from the public.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (https://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)].