The Future Is Now conference logoThe Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce speaker talks for its annual The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference. The virtual event will be held Thursday, April 21, from 12 – 4:15 p.m. CDT.

Attendees are eligible to receive 4.0 hours of professional responsibility CLE credit in Illinois (3.0 hours of professional responsibility CLE and 1.0 hour of diversity and inclusion CLE).

The conference will explore legal innovation and professionalism through the lens of delivering value to today’s consumers.

Attendees will learn how consumer needs have changed, how to identify metrics for success, the importance of embracing diversity in delivering value, and how attorneys are evolving their practices to deliver value for today’s legal consumers.

Featured speakers:

The conference’s featured speakers will discuss why the value attorneys deliver matters and outline the value imperative for the legal profession.

The featured speakers will be followed by a series of interactive TED-like talks and town hall sessions.

TED-like talks:

  • Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker
    • Value: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It: In this talk, Greg will teach lawyers how to identify criteria for measuring value, identify simple metrics to start quantifying the value being delivered, and adopt a client-centered mindset to deliver legal services more efficiently and effectively.
  • Haley Moss, attorney and neurodiversity expert and author of “Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals”
    • Neurodiversity: Embracing Unique Perspectives to Deliver Value: In this talk, Haley will use her own experiences to teach attendees how to understand neurodiversity, challenge their experiences with ableism and stereotyping on the basis of disability, and be a strong advocate and ally for neurodivergent colleagues.

“Value In Action” panel:

In this panel, speakers will discuss how adopting a value-based mindset has changed their practices and empowered them to better serve the needs of today’s consumers. This includes:

  • The benefits of adopting an ABT Mindset (always be testing) and applying measurement practices like usability testing and user research.
  • Why embracing technology and thinking outside the box – like collaborating with experts outside the legal profession – is a win-win for consumers and lawyers alike.

Panelists:

  • Tim Baran, Technology Innovation Manager, Pro Bono Net
  • Jessica Bednarz, Associate Director of Innovation & the Justice Entrepreneurs Project, The Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Erin Levine, Founder & CEO, Hello Divorce

A link to the agenda can be found here: thefutureisnow.2civility.org/2022-agenda/.

Registration is open. The registration fee is $25. Students may attend at no cost. Attendees will be provided with information on accessing the virtual conference platform closer to the event date.

Register here: thefutureisnow.2civility.org/registration-2022.

If you have questions or need help registering, please reach out to Chelsea Woodmansee at chelsea.woodmansee@2civility.org or 312-363-6217.

About the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

The Illinois Supreme Court established the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism in 2005 under Supreme Court Rule 799(c) to foster increased civility, professionalism, and inclusiveness among lawyers and judges in Illinois. By advancing the highest standards of conduct among lawyers and judges, the Commission on Professionalism works to better serve clients and society alike. For more information, please visit 2Civility.org and follow us on Twitter @2CivilityOrg.

Press Contact

Laura Bagby, Communications Director
312-363-6209
laura.bagby@2civility.org

 

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