Lawyers, judges and others in the law to joined together on May 2, 2018 for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s third annual conference: The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018. Our aim was to foster learning, inspiration, and conversations about innovations in the delivery of legal services.
During this essential and insightful forum, experts presented a series of compelling TED-like talks about where our profession is headed. Based on feedback from the last two conferences, this conference had expanded opportunities for participants to question, comment, and react to the speakers’ talks. We discussed that there is not a single path forward and we examined innovative and alternative solutions that will be good for our lawyers, our clients, and society.
The Future Is Now 2.018 featured 10 speakers from across the country. Lawyers, entrepreneurs, and innovators gathered to discuss the practicality of artificial intelligence, legal research algorithms, retaining diverse talent, the ethical obligations of data analytics, equal justice as a bi-partisan issue, criminal justice reform, and much more.