You may be surprised to learn that there are two separate legal tech world tours — one underway and the other about to take off. For both, the goal is to meet with legal tech innovators on multiple continents.

Sounds like fun. But in my column this week at Above the Law, I suggest that what we really need is a legal tech tour into America’s heartland.

I want to know about the challenges faced by a solo lawyer in a small town in the Midwest. I want to talk to people in a rural legal aid office struggling to keep up. I want to hear from clerks and judges in an urban courthouse dealing with onslaughts of pro se litigants. And, yes, I want to hear directly from those who are unable to get the services they need.

Read about the two world tours and my proposal for a heartland tour here: Legal Tech World Tours Take Off — But How About The Heartland?

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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.