About Law Practice Management & Technology at the Chicago Bar Association
Welcome to the CBA’s Law Practice Management & Technology Center. Our department provides CBA members with an array of services and programming including continuing legal education seminars, technology training both online and in person, and fee-based consulting services to CBA members in areas such as website review, technology review, and strategic technology planning.
Catherine Sanders Reach
Director of Law Practice Management & Technology
Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association. She was the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers for over ten years. Prior to her work at the CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for a number of years, working at Ross and Hardies as a librarian. She received a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997.
Ms. Reach’s professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and organizations such as the National Association of Bar Council and the Association of American Law Schools. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law and in 2013 became a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009, 2014-2016 and is co-vice chair for ABA TECHSHOW 2019. She is on the editorial advisory board emeritus for Law Technology News and on the Advisory Council of the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.
Trainer/Coordinator of Law Practice Management & Technology
Anne is a former IP paralegal at a Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery, the longest consecutively running IP firm in Chicago. Prior to that, she worked as a record buyer in the music industry. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with a degree in English, and is bringing her Mac knowledge to the LPMT department. She is a board member of the Midwest Access Coalition and Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.
Anne can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-554-2059.