Future Law

Save the Date: “The Future Is Now” is Back

After a successful event last April, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is bringing The Future Is Now Conference back in 2017. This May, the Commission will host its 2nd annual future law conference discussing innovations and practices impacting the delivery of legal services and the legal profession as a whole.


The Commission will host nine speakers at The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.017 on May 18th, 2017. Each will address different issues impacting the profession, including legal insurance, online dispute resolution, alternative fee arrangements, legal project management, competency-based learning, immigration services, and practice management tools that can make attorneys more competitive in the current legal climate.

This time around, the Commission on Professionalism will host an all-day event. The conference will go from 10am to 3:30pm at the Art Institute Rubloff Auditorium located at 230 S. Columbus Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

The Future Is Now Conference will be broken up into four sessions. Each session will consist of 2-3 talks 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 conference schedule is posted on the event website.

This year, the conference registration fee is $75. This fee will cover the cost of a light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Registration is currently open; however, seating is limited. Note that last year, we reached capacity and opened up a waiting list more than one month prior to the event, so don’t delay in registering for the conference.

The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.017 will be approved for 5.0 hours of professional responsibility CLE credit in Illinois. To receive credit, attendees must complete conference feedback forms, which will be sent to participants via email along with their certificates of attendance after the event.

For additional questions and concerns, please email Lindsay Shaw or call her at 312.363.6210.

About the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

The Commission on Professionalism was established by the Illinois Supreme Court in September 2005 to foster increased civility, professionalism and inclusion among lawyers and judges in the State of Illinois. By advancing the highest standards of conduct among lawyers, we work to better serve clients and society alike. These duties upheld by the Commission are defined under Supreme Court Rule 799(c). For more information, please visit 2Civility.org, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s website.

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