I have been helping to coordinate a competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in the first-ever Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference in March.

For the first time ever, TECHSHOW is reserving a portion of its exhibition hall to showcase 12 innovative legal startups. In addition, on TECHSHOW’s opening night, the 12 startups will face off in a bracketed pitch competition (think March Madness) judged by TECHSHOW attendees to pick the most innovative startup.

The competition started in October, when we invited startups to apply for one of the 12 slots. From all the applications we received, a panel of three judges (of which I was one) chose the 20 best. We then posted those 20 and invited readers to vote for their favorite. Voting concluded Dec. 2.

This morning I announced the winners in my column at Above the Law. To read the results, see: This Week In Legal Tech: The Winners Of The TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.