Vicariously Experiencing ABA TechShow

This is a week that I normally commune with geeks, bloggers and amateurs de toute technologique at the ABA’s TechShow in Chicago.

This year, it’s being chaired by Toronto’s own Dan Pinnington, who has become the fourth CanadianFollowing Chester, Tamminga and Bilinsky to chair the premium legal technology show.

I started going in 1986, which was before the Flood in technology terms, visiting the extraordinary Infomart in Dallas, which looked like a capsule from the future.


But this year, I’m following the adventure through the blogosphereDennis is sitting it out too.

If you’re a thirsty blogger (pleonastic I would have thought) and in the Windy City, the Bloggers’ Pub Crawl starts soon.

More conventional dinners are planned tooThough not Ross Kodner’s splash this year.

You can check out the exhibitors. Or there are free passes for the real thing too.

The best is Bob Ambrogi’s webcast which covers today’s events in Chicago and interviews Dan Pinnington himself.

And of course our own Dominic Jaar is there in person.


  1. I am enjoying every second of THE IT show in North America!!

    Here are some posts on the session I have attended so far:
    On my way to the ABA Techshow
    Finding a Needle in the Haystack: Internet Legal Research
    Keynote Address: Judge Shira A. Scheindlin
    The Virtual Shingle: Providing Legal Services on the Web
    60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes
    To be continued…stay posted for more!

    BTW, if anyone wishrs they had been there to attend one of the sessions, I will “sacrify” myself, attend and post about it for you, if you let me know!

  2. Excellent Dominic – have fun, and don’t miss the Millennium Bean by Kapur and the Art Institute.