As we scroll through our news-feeds, we continuously see how technology is transforming the world we live and work in. We read reports of self-driving cars one day and robots replacing our 9-to-5’s the next. We are told every day to prepare ourselves for the future ahead. But what if I told you that the future wasn’t ahead? What if I told you that the future is now?
The manner in which we deliver legal services in the United States is evolving as we speak. The traditional model we’ve built up over time has fallen short of meeting the needs of a significant portion of society, leaving many in need of low-cost legal services.
As a profession, lawyers are called to be officers of the legal system and public citizens ensuring that quality of service and access to justice are available to all. Right now, there are many out there answering that call, but there’s still much more work to be done.
This April, many of those people are gathering together to discuss the ways they’ve embraced new technology and formulated nontraditional ways of delivering legal services to educate the rest of the lawyer population on how they and their practices can stay afloat.
The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.016 will explore topics such as accessing legal help from the comfort of your own home, proactive management regulation, the addition of limited licensed legal technicians, and other forms of technology that put a spin on the way in which today’s legal services are delivered.
This TED Talk-inspired symposium will feature presenters including General Counsel of LegalZoom – Chas Rampenthal and Executive Director of the Washington State Bar Association – Paula Littlewood, along with a number of other presenters across the state of Illinois.
Co-sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Illinois State Bar Association, the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and the Chicago Bar Association, The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.016 will be held at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago on April 6th from 2-5:15pm with a reception to follow.
Registration is now open, but don’t delay, because the seats are filling quickly for this limited-seating special event.