Alan Pearlman is a practicing attorney in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In addition to his over 32 years of active trial practice, Mr. Pearlman is the author of the nationally syndicated and trademarked column entitled "The Electronic Lawyer"™, which is read by 200,000 attorneys, corporate counsel, paralegals and judges throughout the United States each month.
His columns frequently appear over the Internet, and are a regular feature in the American Lawyer Media's Syndicated Publications. Likewise, Mr. Pearlman is also active as a computer consultant to several law firms in Chicago, as well as other firms throughout the United States.
Mr. Pearlman has served as the Webmaster of the American Bar Association's General Practice Section Internet Board and as a member of the Board of Editors of their GP Solo Magazine's Technology and Practice Guide. He also has served on many bar association legal technology committees, including: Chair Emeritus of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Legal Technology; Past-Chair of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Legal Technology Committee; and Past-Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Committee On Legal Technology. At the present time he is also a member of the Editorial Board of Leader Publication's Legal Tech Newsletter, a division of the American Lawyer Media's Publication group, as well as a participating columnist, and he is the chair of the American Bar Associations Family Law Section Council's Technology Committee.
In addition to Mr. Pearlman's involvement in the legal technology community he has served as an elected member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, Committee on Minority and Women Participation, Traffic Law and Court Section Council, Special Committee to study the Lawyer Referral Services of the Illinois State Bar, and Past-Chair of the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation.
Mr. Pearlman is a frequent speaker at national Legal Technology Seminars, among them, American Lawyer Media's Legal Tech, American Bar Association's Techshow, Minnesota State Bar's Midwest Tech, Kentucky Bar Associations Annual Convention, Virginia State Bar's Law Tech and the Illinois State Bar Association's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings.