That’s where I am headed to this next week.
Las Vegas for ILTCON, the International Legal Technology Association annual conference, from Monday late afternoon to midday Wednesday.
Disliking Las Vegas, and having been to two conferences there already this year, I was ready to pass on ILTA.
But over the last couple weeks I’ve had any number of friends, companies, PR professionals and bloggers ask if I was coming and to get together if I was.
ILTACON is one of the places legal technology folks gather each year, so with an industry based on relationships, it’s best I go.
I’ll do some Facebook Live’s with some of the people and companies I find most interesting. A lot of the tech at ILTACON doesn’t draw my interest as I don’t understand it, it’s older, it’s coming from larger companies or is only used in situations I don’t come across.
I find the entrepreneurs and their stories of believing they have something, self funding, riding the emotional roller coaster and now feeling they’re pulling it off to be the fun interviews. People and their personal stories can be as interesting as their technology.
With LexBlog growing from an agency to a software company and publisher, a few folks have reached out to meet to find out if we could work together. Whether to license our managed platform for publishing or to gain additional visibility and build their name through our growing publisher’s network.
I’ll be in Tulsa Wednesday evening and Thursday to keynote at “Professionalism Day” at the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Professionalism Day is a cool program that I understand a number of law schools put on to prepare students for the practice and business of law.
Rachel Baker, The Associate Director of Professional Development, has been following my blog and the message I’ve been delivering to law students and law schools.
The law school thought it would be great if I could come back and inspire the students as well as share some practical “how to’s.”
Not only will it be an honor to speak to the law students at Tulsa U, it will be a lot of fun. Little is more rewarding than “reaching” a law student or two as to the opportunities that await them and share how they can realize their dreams with the technology of today.
On Friday I am headed down to Norman to visit with folks at the University of Oklahoma Law School.
I was blown away by a presentation at AALL (American Association of Law Librarians) on what OU Law is doing in legal tech for their students.
We’ve since talked about OU Law beginning to use the LexBlog platform and Law School Blog Network for their students and professors. Getting to together face to face to talk more and see first hand what they’re doing will be fun.
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