Chicago Legal Tech Innovator Showcase

What Is It?

The Legal Tech Innovator Showcase will promote the law firms, legal service providers, and companies that are using technology to improve legal services in the Chicago area and highlight those whose innovations are exceptional. Whether the end result is better legal knowledge management, more affordable legal services, or improved metrics for decision making and analysis—and regardless of how the services are delivered—we want to hear what you are doing, and so does Chicago’s legal community!

How Can I Participate?

Submissions are due no later than September 29th, 2017.

Five “Best in Show” awards in each of the 2 awards categories: Law Firm/Legal Services and Company/Product/Service. Each award winner will present a 5 minute pitch at the Chicago Kent Auditorium on October 24 and have an opportunity to exhibit during the event.

All submissions that meet the criteria will be listed in a Chicago Legal Tech Showcase Guide 2017

What are the criteria?  The submitting law firm/legal services or company/product/service provides a product or service that uses innovation via technology to:

  • Help law firms serve clients in new ways;
  • Help law firms function more efficiently;
  • Provide legal services to clients in new ways;
  • Provide legal resources to the public;
  • Provide legal services on a pro bono basis;
  • Provide help for pro se individuals;
  • Or other reasons not listed that shows how technology has enabled other innovation by and for law firms, lawyers, clients and/or consumers will be considered.

Who Are the Judges?

Can I Come?

Absolutely! The Showcase will be held at Chicago-Kent College of Law on October 24, 2017 from 1pm-4pm.

1pm-2pm How To Get Started Innovating

What does it take to innovate? What is the mindset? How can a legal services provider or product developer manage risk while embracing it? Our panelists will discuss their experiences in bringing innovation into their thinking and approach to serving clients and the lessons learned. Panelists include:
Deborah Ginsberg (moderator) – Educational Technology Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Rakesh Madhava – CEO, NextPoint
Wendy Rubas – General Counsel, Village MD
Kevin Chern – Managing Partner, UpRight Law

2pm-3pm Meet and Greet Exhibit Hall with the 10 award winners

3pm-4pm Five Minute Pitches from the 10 award winners


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