ABA Techshow: A Visit to Startup Alley
This year at ABA TECHSHOW, a showdown was held between 12 startups on the opening night, after which the startups set up camp in the EXPO Hall for the remainder of the conference. It didn’t take me long to work my way around and interview representatives from each company.
It quickly became clear that the products fell into one of two categories: 1) software designed to aid lawyers in their practices, and 2) online platforms created to connect different parties in the legal marketplace. There were six of each, so let’s delve into the practice management tools first.
First, there’s Alt Legal, cloud-based software that streamlines the management of IP filings by making it easy for lawyers and companies to identify, track, and manage IP filings.
Another product designed for a specific practice area is Doxly, which provides an online data room with built-in closing features, complete with checklists and tasks, for attorneys handling complex corporate transactions.