The Future Is Now: Legal Services

April 27-29, 2021


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Future + Law

On April 27-29, 2021, lawyers, judges, and legal professionals from across the globe joined us virtually for our 5th annual The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference.

During the event, legal industry thought leaders discussed topics like reimagining lawyer competency, innovating your practice through technology, setting new well-being expectations in the workplace, how to be an ally in the legal profession and more.

To view speaker talks, click on the Sessions tab.

Conference Report



industry-leading speakers

3 days

of content exploring issues in future law, attorney well-being, and DEI


lawyers and judges from around the globe


hours of professional responsibility CLE

Michael O'Connor headshot

[The Future Is Now] provides a great opportunity to stop, look around, assess, and hear some really good ideas from such a great mix of speakers.

Michael O’Connor
Executive Director, Prairie State Legal Services

Debra Walker Headshot

It’s good to have a broader view of what’s happening in the practice of law; what changes are causing stress to attorneys, how we can best be setting a civil tone in our courtrooms.

Hon. Debra Walker
Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Image of Will Hornsby

There’s so much rich information; the speakers are outstanding. The balance between high concept and pragmatic information I think is fantastic.

Will Hornsby
Attorney at the Law Office of Will Hornsby and former ABA staff counsel

Sandra Yamate Headshot

The idea that you can spend a whole day hearing about these issues, thinking about them, talking about them with other people, it was sort of like a mental massage.

Sandra Yamate
CEO, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Jerry Larkin Headshot

All of the ideas came from a place where people were trying to improve the profession and provide better access to justice for the public.

Jerry Larkin
Administrator, Illinois ARDC

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