Absence of blogging from LegalTech speaks volumes

Any technology conference these days, whether focused on blogs and RSS or not, is filled with attendees blogging live from conference sessions. Set up general keyword feeds or Technorati tag feeds for the conference’s name and you’ll receive regular summaries, commentary, and insight from any number of people.

LegalTech, billed by it’s owner, American Lawyer Media (ALM), as the “largest and most important legal technology event of the year” wraps up tomorrow. Other than posts by Monica Bay, an editor with ALM, who is sharing some nice updates and insight, I have not seen one blog post from attendees.

We have the supposedly leading legal tech people in the country (thousands of them) assembled in New York and not one of them acting acting like technologists attending tech conferences in other industries. Speaks volumes of where our industry is when it comes to adopting new technologies.

I hope I am proved wrong about this absence of posts from LegalTech. But I set up the appropriate feeds and I’m not seeing anything.

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Kevin O'Keefe
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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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