After a successful event in April 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is again hosting “The Future Is Now” Conference. On May 18, the Commission will host the conference focusing on innovations and practices impacting the delivery of legal services and the legal profession as a whole.
The Commission will host nine speakers with each addressing 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.
The conference will be held at the Art Institute Rubloff Auditorium (230 South Columbus Drive in Chicago), beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.
The conference will be broken up into four sessions. Each session will consist of two to three 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.
The registration fee is $75 and will cover the cost of a light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Registration is currently open; however, seating is limited. Last year, the conference reached capacity and opened up a waiting list more than one month prior to the event.
The conference 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her at (312) 363-6210.