Registration is Open: “The Future is Now” is Back

The word is out. The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is hosting its annual The Future Is Now Conference this May. For the third year in a row, the Commission will welcome legal professionals from across the country to discuss innovations in the delivery of legal services that continue to transform the legal profession. 

On May 2ndThe Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018 will feature ten speakers who will share insight on issues greatly impacting our profession, including the practicality of artificial intelligence, legal technology like algorithms and data analytics, best practices for retaining diverse talent, equal justice as a bipartisan issue, criminal justice reform, the entrepreneurial spirit, and much more. 

Like last year’s program, The Future is Now will be an all-day event. The conference will go from 10am to 4:45pm at the Venue Six10 located at 610 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois with a reception to follow. 

The Future Is Now 2.018Broken up into five sessions, each will consist of two Ted-like talks and be followed by a town hall meeting where attendees will have expanded opportunities to question, comment, and react to each of the speaker talks. The complete schedule and speaker lineup is posted on the conference website. 

This year, the conference registration fee is $75. This fee will cover the cost of a lunch, refreshments, and the reception following the formal program. 

Registration is currently open; however, seating is limited. As most of you know seats fill up fast, selling out well before the day of the event, so don’t delay in registering for The Future Is Now Conference in advance. 

The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018 is approved for 5.0 hours of professional responsibility CLE credit in Illinois, including 0.5 hours of Diversity CLE credit, fulfilling the new Illinois CLE requirement. To receive credit, attendees must complete feedback forms, which will be sent to conference participants via email along with their certificates of attendance after the event. 

For additional questions and concerns, please email Lindsay Shaw or contact her by phone at 312-363-6210. 


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