As I recently mentioned, for me, the most important part of attending conferences is seeing old friends and having a chance to meet in person some of the great folks I’ve gotten to know online. This year’s ABA Techshow didn’t disappoint!
It was like old home week from the moment I checked into the hotel. Even before I had a chance to drop my luggage in my room, I ran into old friends Bob Kraft (@bobkraft), Allison Shields (@allisonshields) and Jim Calloway (@jimcalloway). Throughout the course of the weekend, I also caught up with my roommates, Carolyn Elefant (@carolynelefant) and Nicole Black (@nikiblack), as well as Andy Simpson (no Twitter username for him—he’s a Twitter curmudgeon!), Aviva Cuyler (@avivacuyler), Kevin O’Keefe (@kevinokeefe), Matt Homann (@matthomann), Ed Poll (@LawBiz), Jeff Allen, Gabe Acevedo (@gabeacevedo), Andrea Cannavina (@legaltypist), Larry Port (@rocketmatter), Jack Newton (@goclio) and Gregory Bell (@jazzrochester).
I’m grateful that I got a chance to get to know Adrian Lurssen (@jdtwitt), Ben Schorr (@bschorr), Conrad Saam (@conradsaam), Rodney Dowell (@rodneydowell), David Shulman (@SoFlaEstatePlan), Jordan Furlong (@jordan_law21), Jensen Ware (@jensenware) and Steve Matthews (@stevematthews).
I met and wish I had a chance to spend more time with Amy Derby (@lawfirmblogger—check out her pictures from the show), Nancy Duhon (@nancyduhon), David Masters, Huma Rashid (@huma_rashid), Michelle Rozovics, Richard Maseles, Alan Klevan (@MassLPMAttorney), Erik Mazzone (@erikmazzone), Rex Gradeless (@Rex7), Brandon Prebynski (@prebynski), Ed Scanlan (@edscanlan) Gwynne Monahan (@econwriter5), Rob LaGatta (@RobLaGatta) and Colin O’Keefe (@colinokeefe—the spitting image of his dad, Kevin).
Like many bloggers who attended TechShow, I need a few days to decompress from the conference, catch up with my work, and get my thoughts together for a substantive post about Techshow (and, more specifically, the keynote address by Richard Susskind, author of The End of Lawyers).
In the meantime, here are some videos and pictures from the show: