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Catherine Sanders Reach

Catherine Sanders Reach is Director for the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, providing practice technology and management assistance to lawyers and legal professionals. Formerly she was Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association and the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to her work at the NCBA, CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for several 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, DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal, and GPSolo Magazine, as well as numerous other publications. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law practice 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. She is a guest lecturer for many law schools including NCCU, Elon, UNC, Loyola, and the University of Maryland. She is frequently interviewed for legal tech podcasts including Law Tech Partners, Legal Fuel, and Lawyerist.

 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. She was on the founding advisory board of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneur Project. In 2013 she was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. In 2015 she was selected to be part of the ABA LTRC Women of Legal Tech. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009, 2014-2016, and was co-chair in 2019 and co-chair in 2020. She is co-editor of the 2023 ABA book Design Your Law Practice: Using Design Thinking to Get Next Level Results.

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