The Future Is Now: Legal Services

What's The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference?

The Future Is Now: Legal Services is an annual conference hosted by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. During the event, thought leaders from across the U.S. present compelling TED-like talks and participate in townhall discussions on topics that explore the future of the legal profession. Topics can include evolving alternative legal landscapes, access to justice innovation, legal technology, lawyer well-being, blueprints for change, and more.

How many years has The Future Is Now been running?

After a break in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, 2021 will now be The Future Is Now’s fifth year! We continue to attract speakers that address the legal industry’s most pressing issues – the issues you need to know to evolve your practice.

Who attends The Future Is Now?

The Future Is Now attracts more than 300 legal professionals and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. Whether you’re a judge, attorney, paralegal, bar leader, law librarian, legal academic, law student, access to justice expert, tech entrepreneur, or just interested in the delivery of legal services, there’s something for you at The Future Is Now.

Does The Future Is Now offer CLE credit?

Yes! The Future Is Now is approved for CLE credit each year.

Travel and Location

When and where is the conference being hosted?

Information on our 2021 conference location will be posted here in late 2020.

What's the conference schedule?

The full conference schedule will be posted in early 2021.

Where should I stay?

We will post our recommendations for accommodations once we’ve nailed down 2021 location.

How do I get to the conference venue?

Once we have confirmed a 2021 location, we will let you know the best way to get there!


How do I register for The Future Is Now?

Registration is not open yet for The Future Is Now 2021, but you can sign up for our conference updates to be notified as soon as registration opens!

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices will be posted in early 2021.

I can't attend the conference, will I receive a refund?

If you’re unable to attend the conference, we ask that you try to gift your ticket to someone who’d enjoy the conference. If you find someone to gift your ticket to, please reach out to David Bell at david.bell@2civility.org and we’ll change the attendee information.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer refunds.

Can I transfer my pass to someone else?

Of course! Reach out to David Bell at david.bell@2civility.org and we’ll change the attendee information.

How can I receive discounted tickets?

The Commission will be offering discounted early bird rates in early 2021.

The Commission also offers a 20% discount for groups of four or more. The discount is automatically applied at checkout when you register four or more people at once.

Additionally, if you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to David Bell at David.bell@2civility.org

Event Specifics

What’s the Wi-Fi code?

The venue will provide complimentary Wi-Fi access. The code will be posted here prior to the conference and will also be listed in the program and on attendee badges. 

Will there be food and drinks at the conference?

Yes, your ticket includes a light breakfast and lunch. We also provide snacks, coffee, and tea throughout the day.

Does the conference have an app?

Yes! You can learn about our app here.

What's the conference's social media hashtag?

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #TheFutureIsNow. You can also link to and follow the Commission on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Can I ask questions during the event?

Of course! Attendees are encouraged to ask questions through our conference app. You can learn more here.

Does the conference venue accommodate wheelchairs and accessibility needs?

Once we have decided on a venue, we will post available accommodations here.