Legal technology guru Bob Ambrogi called 2017 “The Year of Women in Legal Tech” in a recent article. I couldn’t agree more. Last year, for the first time ever, the ABA TECHSHOW faculty roster included more women than men; not to mention the plethora of women-owned companies and startups that participated in the TECHSHOW Expo Hall and Startup Alley. This year’s TECHSHOW will celebrate women with events inside and outside the conference, such as the ABA Women Rainmakers Networking Breakfast on Friday, March 9th, LegalXX symposium on closing the legal tech gender gap on Wednesday, March 7th, and Evolve Law and Above the Law’s “Getting Women a Seat at the Table” networking event on Wednesday, March 7th.
Since 2015, the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center has highlighted women in legal technology with its annual “Women of Legal Tech” list. Each year, LTRC selects additional talented and influential women leaders in legal technology to add to its ever-growing list. Our class of 2017 included pioneers in e-discovery, founders of legal startups, lawyers innovating the practice of law, and more.
We are excited to celebrate more women in legal tech this year and are calling for nominations from the public. Do you know or are you a woman who is paving the way in legal technology? If so, please complete a nomination form(s), here. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations will be open until March 1, 2018.
We’ll announce this year’s Women of Legal Tech on Law Technology Today.
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Heidi S. Alexander is the deputy director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, where she helps manage organization operations and leads the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). Contact her on Twitter @heidialexander.