ABA Techshow 2017 – The Schedule, The Parties, And More

It’s March, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for ABA Techshow 2017. MyCase will definitely be at Techshow at the Hilton in Chicago from March 15-18th, will you?

If one of your goals this year is  to learn all there is to know about using technology in your solo or small law practice, then this is the place to be! Whether it’s cloud computing, mobile tools and apps, law practice management advice, or paperless tips, you’ll find it all at Techshow.

Of course, there’s much more to Techshow than the educational sessions. So if you plan to be be in Chicago in mid-March, here’s everything you need to know, from the schedule and the EXPO hall to the dinners and evening entertainment.

The schedule

Techshow CLE seminars cover all the topics you need to know to get your law firm up to speed with 21st century legal technology tools. If one of your goals in 2017 is to use technology to streamline your law practice and save time and money, you’ll have a ton of great tracks to choose from, including sessions focused on technology, productivity, mobile apps, cybersecurity, and more. No matter what legal technology topics you’re interested in, you’re sure to find a session that fits your needs at Techshow.

The full conference schedule can be found here. And, if you’re a first time attendee, make sure to read the ABA’s helpful guide to the conference.

The EXPO Hall

If exploring the latest in legal technology sounds like fun to you, then the EXPO Hall will be right up your alley. Even if you don’t plan to attend the conference, you can still visit the EXPO Hall by picking up a free EXPO Hall pass here.

Exhibiting in the EXPO Hall will be an assortment of legal technology companies. You can view this year’s EXPO Hall floor plan here.

And, if you’re in the market for law practice management software, don’t forget to stop by and visit MyCase at booth 500, drink some beer with us (on Thursday from 3-5 pm), get your professional headshot taken (on Friday from 11-2:30 pm), and enter to win The Level, the perfect device to accompany your standing desk!

And keep an eye out for the visual notes sponsored by MyCase and taken by visual artist Stephanie Crowley. To give you a taste, you can view some of the visual notes from past years here.


We all know that Techshow isn’t just about the seminars. There’s more to Techshow than CLEs and the EXPO Hall. Networking and nights out on the town are just as important. And rest assured, there’s lots of choices!

For starters, on Wednesday, March 15th, there’s a welcome reception which will be held from 6 -7:30 pm.

Then on Friday night March17th from 5:30-7pm, the annual “Beer for Blawggers” event will be held in the Hilton Chicago’s Lakeside Green Lounge.

And last but certainly not least, don’t miss MyCase’s Law and Disorder Party on Friday May 17th, right after Beer for Blawggers. As is our tradition, it’s once again being held at the legendary Buddy Guy’s Legends, which is right around the corner from the Hilton. Stop by for free drinks and food, rocking music and blues, a photo booth, and more! What else could you ask for? Reserve your spot here. But hurry–don’t delay. Space is running out!

Dinner Plans

You’ve gots lots of choices when it comes to dinner at Techshow. You can meet the speakers and network with friends and colleagues at the Taste of Techshow dinners. The dinners are held on Thursday and Friday nights and you can sign up online or once you arrive at the conference. The dinners fill up quickly though, so make sure to sign up online if there’s one that catches your eye.

So there you have it–everything you need to know about Techshow 2017! Safe travels and see you in Chicago!

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