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Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi’s career has taken him straight to the intersection of law, media and technology. A lawyer, journalist, media consultant and blogger, Bob is known internationally for his expertise in legal technology, legal practice and legal ethics.

Bob writes the award-winning blog LawSites, is a columnist for Above the Law and the ABA Journal, and hosts the podcast about innovation in law, LawNext. He also works with the legal publishing and software company LexBlog as publisher and editor-in-chief.

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 and 1994 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s President’s Award. In his law practice, he represents newspapers and the news media and serves as executive director of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association.

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Guest Appearances
December 28, 2021

Access to Justice Year in Review

Jason Tashea returns to wrap up 2021.

March 12, 2021

ABA Techshow 2021: Startup Alley Winner

In its fifth year, the Startup Alley Pitch Competition showcased a new group of 15 emerging companies in the legal tech market.

December 8, 2020

Peculiar Pandemic Purchases, the Legendary Bob Ambrogi, and Our Spotify Contest-Winner Rump Roast

Jared Correia is joined by renowned journalist and lawyer Bob Ambrogi to talk through legal tech trends in 2020.

June 25, 2020

A Legal Podcast About Legal Podcasting

Bob Ambrogi, Joe Patrice, and Tom Mighell join Sharon and Jim to discuss their experiences in the world of legal podcasting.

September 18, 2019

Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda talk about how new technology and artificial intelligence can help legal research.

September 16, 2019

Why Tech Competence Matters

Technology is changing how we operate—and in legal, lawyers and firms that adapt will be the ones that succeed in the long run.

June 5, 2019

#227: The State of Legal Blogging & Podcasting, with Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi examines the state of podcasting and legal blogging in 2019 and how influential these methods can still be.

March 2, 2019

ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Strengthen Your Core: Add-ins for Microsoft Word and Outlook

Bob Ambrogi and Nerino Petro discuss what the most useful add-ins for Microsoft Word and Outlook are for the areas of security, productivity, and general purpose.

March 12, 2018

Creating Your Own Legal Tech Startup

The most successful legal startups truly know their customers. Make sure you have a market before you launch your startup. And other tips from Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda.

November 8, 2017

Robert Ambrogi’s blog points lawyers to tech’s opportunities

Bob Ambrogi recounts his unorthodox path towards legal journalism, as well as where he sees the legal industry heading.

November 2, 2016

ATL APP 2016: Choosing a Practice Management Platform

Bob Ambrogi discusses cloud based practice management software and what lawyers should consider when choosing a program that is right for them.

March 21, 2016

ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Microsoft Office Add-ins and Apps

There are so many features in Microsoft Office, it’s hard to imagine how additional add-ins could be necessary. But some of these integrated applications can specifically help lawyers. In this Special Report,...

March 10, 2016

The Lawyer’s Duty of Technology Competence

In 2009, the American Bar Association created the Commission on Ethics 20/20 to examine in depth how changes in technology affect the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The commission made many...