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Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster is a nationally recognized thought leader on people, strategy, efficiency, and innovation in professional legal organizations. Her 20+ years of experience, combined with a mix of strategic management and strong leadership skills, has enabled Debbie to develop a unique ability to work with law firms and legal departments to help them build a future-proof organization and to navigate the ever-changing legal services delivery landscape. Debbie consults with firms across the country helping them solve their most challenging issues. Debbie is very active in the Association of Legal Administrators, the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association, and was the Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2010 and 2018.

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Guest Appearances
December 29, 2023

Pardon the Interruption: 2023 Edition

The year-end tradition returns! Dennis and Tom welcome Debbie Foster for their annual Pardon the Interruption episode. This year, the trio play “Toss-Up”––debating opposing sides on legal tech issues, “What’s the word?”––a...

December 21, 2023

#482: Prioritizing Progress: Building a Roadmap for 2024, with Debbie Foster

Ready to start the new year off with new goals and priorities for your firm? Maybe you’re not sure how to get started or you suffer from biting off more than you...

January 5, 2023

#425: The Making of a Merger, with Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster, managing partner at Affinity Consulting, joins Stephanie to share some big news. They detail how to best prepare your team for a merger through honesty and open communication. And outline...

December 30, 2022

Pardon the Interruption: 2022 Edition

If you know you know… will there be another Tom-a-riffic victory? Debbie Foster is back for Dennis and Tom’s legal technology year-in-review. The trio use their traditional “Pardon the Interruption”-inspired format to...

December 31, 2021

Pardon the Interruption: 2021 Edition

It’s tradition! Dennis and Tom welcome Debbie Foster for their 2021 recap of happenings and hot topics in legal.

August 27, 2021

Legal Tech During COVID-19: Have Law Firms Adapted or Not?

Debbie Foster shares insights how how law firms are doing with their use of tech.

December 18, 2020

Pardon the Interruption: 2020 Edition

For their annual year-end recap, Dennis and Tom look back on the craziness of 2020 with returning guest Debbie Foster.

January 3, 2020

Pardon the Interruption – 2019 Edition

Through a round of Pardon the Interruption inspired games, hosts Dennis and Tom look back on 2019 with the help of return guest Debbie Foster.

March 22, 2019

Technology Competence Perspectives

Debbie Foster talks about her perspective on the current state of lawyers and technology.

March 16, 2018

Introducing TECHSHOW 2018

Co-chairs of ABA TECHSHOW Tom Mighell and Debbie Foster talk about all things TECHSHOW including the move to a new location, the new tracks, and the wellness programs.

January 19, 2018

Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell talk about this year’s conference.

April 30, 2015

ABA TECHSHOW 2015: Perfecting Processes for Practice Management

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Debbie Foster, a technology consultant for lawyers, about the practice management track at the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. Foster discusses using technology to make regular...