Getting back to business

Monday September 24 was my first day in New York City since the tragic Attack on America. Driving (from Connecticut) down the West Side Highway and not seeing the familiar twin towers produced a very uncomfortable feeling and my heart filled with sadness for those who were lost there. Heading across town to the Hilton Hotel took a long time — traffic was extremely heavy. I can’t say I am an expert in what is “normal” in midtown but there was definitely a lot of activity. My purpose to be in town was to give a speech at the LegalTech Conference. More than 800 people registered for the conference after September 11 so perhaps the attendees were mostly those who did not have to travel. There were many booths showing off technology for the legal industry. You didin’t hear much laughter and the normal “buzz” of an industry conference but I think most were happy to be getting back to business.