The Future Is Now: Legal Services


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As an organization dedicated to promoting professional responsibility, your well-being is our highest priority. Due to concerns about COVID-19, we have decided to cancel The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2020. Learn more here.

Future + Law

The legal profession is at a tipping point. Technology is providing alternative methods for delivering legal services. At the same time, nontraditional service providers are competing with attorneys practicing in conventional models.

To adapt and thrive as a profession, we must evolve. But how do we remain rooted in foundational ethical principles while embracing opportunities to drive value for clients, the practice, and society?

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s The Future Is Now conference brings together lawyers, judges, legal academics, entrepreneurs, and other professionals from across the U.S. to discuss the critical issues impacting the future of our organizations and the profession as a whole.


industry-leading speakers


panels exploring issues impacting your practice


legal professionals from across the U.S.


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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