The Future Is Now 2.019

The Future Is Now 2.019

The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.019 is a TED-like conference that will bring together lawyers and others in the law to discuss innovations in the delivery of legal services. Our aim is to foster learning, inspiration and conversations that matter.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where: Venue SIX10 at 610 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

Registration opens in early 2019!

New Normal of Legal Services

The ways in which legal services are delivered are evolving rapidly. Technology is providing new ways of communicating, collaborating, and organizing our work, highlighting the shortcomings of the traditional model that fail to meet the needs of a significant portion of society. Many people seek legal representation on friendlier terms – other than the typical in-person model. Alternatives are readily available, fueled in large part by advanced technology. In addition, those without JDs increasingly operate in the space that previously was the exclusive province of lawyers.

Clearly, there’s a new normal in our profession. To adapt and thrive, we need to think like true innovators. Many are in agreement that the more efficient delivery of legal services is a win-win for everyone – attorneys and clients alike. How we get there is the topic of this critical industry conference.

Defining the Path

During this essential and insightful forum, experts will present a series of compelling talks about where our profession is headed. There is not a single path forward. We need to be involved in innovative and alternative solutions that will be good for our lawyers, our clients, and society.  Check out the talks from The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018, 2.017, and 2.016.


The Future Is Now brings together speakers from across the country. Lawyers, judges, entrepreneurs, and professors gather on the stage to talk about alternative legal landscapes, justice through technology, preventative lawyering, blueprints for change, and more.  The 2.019 speaker announcements will be posted here in early 2019.

Town Hall Discussions

Town hall discussions with the speakers will be scheduled throughout the day. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions, react to, and make comments about the topics addressed in each speaker’s talk. The conversation will continue at breaks during the day and over lunch.

CLE and Registration

Registration and professional responsibility CLE credit information will be posted here in early 2019.


If you have questions, please email Lindsay Shaw or call her at 312.363.6210. She will be happy to assist.



Discounted parking is available with Venue SIX10 validation at Grant Park South GarageMillennium Park South Garage. The garage entrance is located on Michigan Avenue between Van Buren and Adams Streets. Parking tickets are validated at the Venue SIX10 security desk at the entrance to the building on Michigan Avenue.

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