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Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the Internet and technology to law practice. A published author and...

Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990....

ABA TECHSHOW 2015 was recently held in Chicago from April 16th through the 18th. This popular legal technology conference featured presentations about a paperless office, the iPad, security, marketing, the cloud, Microsoft Office, and much more. At ABA TECHSHOW, Dennis and Tom presented, hosted and participated in podcasts, attended sessions and events, toured the exhibit floor, and socialized, all in order to bring you the information you need to get up-to-date on what’s happening in legal technology. As always, they are happy to make this kind of sacrifice to help their audience.

In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell reflect on their experiences at ABA TECHSHOW 2015, share notes on legal technology trends and products, and have the aftershow discussion that they didn’t have time to have at the conference. In a general overview, Kennedy discussed spending time at the concierge desk and catching up with old connections. Mighell commented on how the conference is about building relationships, gaining outstanding technology education, and interacting personally with vendors. The hosts also discuss top highlights from ABA TECHSHOW, new products that excited them (pay attention for Legaler, Zola, and others), and the Appathon hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Research Center (LTRC). Finally, Kennedy and Mighell analyze whether similar conferences are still relevant as and how ABA TECHSHOW might be adapted to a global legal community in the future.

In the second part of the podcast, Kennedy and Mighell ponder why lawyers are so hesitant to purchase even the most reasonably priced apps. Apps like Trialpad might cost $89.99, but they are well worth the price and cheaper than desktop alternatives. However, lawyers seem to complain about even paying $.99 for an app that can provide them with much more than the free option. What is the mentality behind these purchases? As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation you can use the second the podcast ends.


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Published: April 24, 2015
Podcast: Kennedy-Mighell Report
Category: Legal Technology
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