The advancement of legal technology and artificial intelligence is changing the nature of our work. And the pace of this technological progress is not slowing down. It’s merely the beginning of a technological revolution.
As our world is changing, lawyers are adapting. They are forming task forces, launching start-ups, developing apps, and participating in hackathons. They seek answers and challenge the status quo.
At the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, we welcome these professors, practitioners, and other innovators to the stage at our annual The Future Is Now conference series to share their ideas and discoveries.
This year, on May 2nd, some of the legal profession’s most innovative minds will share how they challenge the norm, doing law differently at our 2018 Conference. Speakers will highlight the practicality of artificial intelligence, legal research algorithms, how to retain diverse talent, the ethical obligations of data analytics, access to justice, criminal justice reform, and much more.
Join the conversation before registration fills. Participate in the discussion by following the conference hashtag – #TheFutureIsNow – on social media. But, don’t stop there.
Open yourself to new perspectives. Challenge yourself to think outside of the box and itch your curiosities. These lawyers did.
Below are examples of lawyers going outside of their comfort zones to find answers, as well as posts that inspired our team to think differently. We hope that they spark a fire in you.
Seek Answers. Challenge Your Mindset.
- What type of mindset will you adopt as the legal profession continues to transform? Why A Growth Mindset Matters for the Oscars and the Law
- Lawyers are exactly the group of people who would benefit from meditation. Here’s why . . . The Benefits of Meditation Await You Counselor
- Men and women enter the profession at the same rate. Yet, men still hold the clear majority of leadership roles. Turns out, women leaving the law in droves. Buy why? The ABA and the American Bar Foundation seek answers. Focus Group Uncovers Why Women Leave the Law
- With the worst overall health and well-being out of any profession, Illinois lawyers want answers. LAP Forms Illinois Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
- Studies show that poor health and wellness begin the moment law students set foot on campus and continues throughout the course of their legal careers. These students hope to change the narrative one tweet at a time. Upcoming Twitter Chat Discusses Law School Wellness
- Seeing an opportunity, she thought if only we could help these people, we could put them on a path to recovery or stabilization. That’s why this Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Commissioner started the Attorney Defense Initiative. Commissioner Spotlight: Trisha Rich
Content that Inspires Change
- The data shows that consumers aren’t using our services. What can lawyers do to get this lucrative business back? These lawyers might just have a solution: What Does The Data Say? We Need To Do Things Differently.
- To increase the transparency of the legal and court system here in Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court Justices are hitting the road to hear cases outside of their offices in Springfield, Illinois. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Champaign
- Know an attorney or legal organization showcasing excellence and innovation in professionalism programming? Nominate them with this honor. Nominations Open – 2018 Gambrell Professionalism Awards
- Whether you’re looking for a fresh start, a career transition, or you’re finally stepping into retirement, leaving a law firm demands your attention. 6 Things to Consider When Leaving Your Law Firm
- “Asking the right questions is central to being a good advisor/attorney. Attorneys must be smart, but we cannot and do not know everything. With the dawn of the internet, there is far too much information available for anyone to be a subject-matter expert. It is imperative that we seek help from others in order to better serve our clients and ourselves.” Great insight from this month’s Lawyer Spotlight – Lauren Robinson: American Bar Association