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Upcoming Law Conferences in Chicago

With the legal industry in constant flux, it’s critical to understand the latest changes and trends, and how to stay ahead of them. Attending the right conference can give you and your law firm an edge on the competition. Below is a list of the best legal conferences 2017 and 2018 throughout Chicago.

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Map of Top Chicago Law Conferences and Events in Chicago, IL

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Event NameOrganizerLocationDescriptionStart DatePriceWebsiteAddress
Labor and Employment Law SummitLabor & Employmeny Law SummitChicago, ILAt the Labor and Employment Law Summit partners, in-house counsel and regulators will share their insights and experiences on best practices for mitigating risk and ensuring business continuity. You will take a closer look at the recent changes to legislations and case law that are impacting the labor and employment practice and leave prepared to handle the challenges that lie ahead.11/1/2017$299-$2,099221 North Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601
2017 Business Law Section Annual MeetingAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, ILJoin us in the Windy City for the 2017 Section Annual Meeting, September 14-16. Register now to expand your international network of business law professionals. Experience over 90 CLE programs, attend practice-specific substantive sessions, and connect with colleagues in your area of interest at social events.9/13/2017$225-$910Americanbar.org301 E. North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611
TLA Chicago Regional SeminarTransportation Lawyers AssociationChicago, ILBuilding on the success of last year’s Broker Boot Camp, the TLA Logistics and E-Commerce Committee will sponsor a Casualty Insurance Boot Camp to be held the afternoon before the Chicago Regional Seminar (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017). The Casualty Insurance Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of different types of policies, the law and issues related to transportation insurance. Confirmed speakers include TLA members, Paul D. Borghesani, Rob Moseley, Ron Bair, Mark Barbar
and Jeff Simmons.
1/19/2018$75-$475Translaw.org200 Nor​th Columbus Drive​
Chicago, IL 60601
2017 SOC Fall Leadership MeetingAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, IL“Moving Forward Through Innovation & Collaboration”9/13/2017FreeAmericanbar.org221 N Columbus Dr Chicago, IL 60601
ERISA Basics National InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, ILFor practitioners who address issues related to employee benefit plans, this 2 1/2-day National Institute will provide an opportunity to hear from the ERISA experts. Designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, litigators, and consultants, the focus is on comprehensive ERISA topics.10/25/2017$1,000.00Americanbar.org321 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60654
3rd ABA UPL SchoolAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, ILThe ABA UPL School offers a central forum for volunteer members of state and local bar UPL committees and commissions, and those charged with the prevention and prosecution of UPL violations to discuss current UPL challenges.10/26/2017$325.00Americanbar.org321 S Plymouth Ct Fl 6 Chicago, IL 60604
StC on Paralegals Approval Commission MeetingAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, ILBusiness Meeting of the Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission.10/27/2017 FreeAmericanbar.org410 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60654
StC on Pro Bono and Public Service MeetingAmerican Bar AssociationChicago, ILStanding Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Business Meeting.11/3/2017FreeAmericanbar.org321 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60654
Productivity and Effectiveness for LawyersThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILIf you’re like most lawyers, life is coming at you faster than you can manage it. You feel busy but not necessarily productive. You’re thinking too much, juggling too much, and doing too much. One meeting after another, one deposition after the next, your time is being hijacked by other people.8/28/2017$10-$50321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
US Supreme Court: 2016-2017 Year in ReviewThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILJoin us for an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most interesting cases from the most recent term. Speakers from a variety of CBA and Young Lawyers Section committees will provide an overview of newsworthy cases in the areas of immigration, education, election law, intellectual property, and other issues ranging from insider trading to same-sex marriage. The audience is invited to weigh in during lively Q/A sessions through the program.8/30/2017$10-$170321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
Hands-On: Create a Professional Website for Your FirmThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILCome to this workshop and walk out with a website! Consumers look to the web for validation that your business is real, then judge you and your reputation based on what they find. Hiring a website designer is one option. However, this option is often accompanied by a large price tag, lots of headaches, and long term issues related to needed changes or updates. Building your own website is another option. DIY (Do It Yourself) website services have come a long way in the past few years. The service now offer responsive templates, built-in SEO (search engine optimization) tools, easy to use blogs and extensive social media integrations – all for a fraction of the cost and headache.9/6/2017$99-$159
Signature Series-Immigrant Refugee & Asylum Seekers’ RightsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILWe live in an unprecedented time – when the basic rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers are under assault by the administration, members of Congress, and segments of the electorate. This reality raises constitutional and due process issues that fundamentally impact our collective civil rights, how our government functions, and, indeed, the moral fabric of the country.9/8/2017$0-$10
How To Use Business Intelligence for Law Firm StabilityThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILHow can business intelligence help your firm? By tracking activity related to every matter and understanding where staff time is being spent you can begin to formulate key performance indicators (KPI) to understand areas that show loss or gain. You can also begin to see opportunity to diversify work and consider new billing methods to increase the volume of matters handled, while maintaining quality work. Being able track activity, then set and meet measurable goals will help ensure that your firm can thrive and you can enjoy peace of mind and work/life balance.9/12/2017$0-60
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – All 5 SessionsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILIt is difficult to get to trial in the day of the diminishing jury trial. This program is perfect for learning and improving your trial skills while gaining valuable “on your feet” trial experience.9/12/2017$0-$385
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – Jury SelectionThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, IL9/12/2017$0-$11050 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Using Improv To Enhance Your CareerThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILThink faster on your feet, bounce back from difficult conversations, maintain your confidence and presence. These are just some of the benefits for lawyers of developing professionally by applying an improvisation mindset and skills at work and in the job search process.9/12/2017$0-50321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
General Data Protection Regulation ImplementationThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILPanelists will provide insights into GDPR implementation and compliance, including insurance coverage issues and data breach requirements for businesses in the U.S. and abroad.9/13/2017$0-$170321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
What Flavor of Cloud Storage Should I UseThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILEven if you don’t know what cloud storage is, you may already be using it. Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive became household names by letting users store electronic documents, pictures, albums, and other digital data on their “cloud” for free. What is the appeal? The benefits of cloud storage are easily evidenced. The services reduce the need to buy external drives and serve as additional backup. Through mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, lawyers can access the firm’s files, and in many cases with the right apps attorneys can make comments and edits on the go. What should be considered before using cloud storage? Who are the big players in the business market? What security issues need to be addressed? Come to this session to find out!9/13/2017$0-$70321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Medicaid Eligibility for Long-Term Care BenefitsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILHealth insurance coverage for long-term care is inadequate for most people with a chronic care condition. Focusing on Medicaid coverage, the seminar will review the available legal options for such situations. Topics of discussion will also be eligibility requirements preventing an applicant from receiving statutory benefits to which there may be entitlement and the legal protections for spousal impoverishment, protective support for adult disabled children and essential care for family caregivers.9/14/2017$0-$50321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Need To Know About Savings & Working With Doc in Google DrThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILGoogle Drive is a free/fee based web-based document storage, creation, and collaboration platform. In addition to providing synchronization with documents on your local drive, Drive also lets you create and edit MS Office documents, convert documents to PDF, share and collaborate on documents, and create and share forms. Come find out what this tool does and how it might fit into your law office. We will set up Google Drive accounts, and you will walk out with a usable storage platform.9/14/2017$25-$85321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – Opening StatementsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, IL9/14/2017$0-$11050 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – Closing ArgumentThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, IL9/14/2017$0-$11050 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – Direct ExaminationThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, IL9/19/2017$0-$11050 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Understanding Financial StatementsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILAn entity’s financial statements convey a great deal of significant information regarding its financial position and the results of its operations. The ability to understand financial statements is a critical skill for corporate, family, trial and other lawyers. It also is essential for lawyers reviewing financial statements to be able to “read between the lines.” This session focuses on understanding financial statements, intermediate level financial analysis and essential concepts underlying the presentation of financial information to assess their reliability. At the end of the program, lawyers will be able to ask better questions regarding financial statements they need to review and analyze and/or recognize when the level of complexity is such that they need to hire an accountant to assist in the review and analysis.9/19/2017$0-$170321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
A Lawyer’s Face To the World: Optimize Your Linkedln ProfileThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILConsider your LinkedIn profile to be not only your online resume, but also a reflection of your personal brand. By optimizing your profile you’ll stand out amongst the crowd, bring positive attention to your firm, and expand your network to include potential clients or referral sources. We will also discuss how to control privacy settings and any ethical issues to avoid.9/20/2017$10-$85321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
How To ..EFile & EServe in Illinois CourtsThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILBy January 1, 2018 all civil courts in the state of IL will require mandatory electronic filing. While users of the Federal Courts Pacer system and IL Supreme Court may be familiar with eFiling, practitioners filing with the lower courts in IL will be introduced to new and more streamlined ways to file and serve. We will discuss M.R.18638, the IL Supreme Court rule that includes the electronic filing user manual, as well as electronic filing procedures generally. Learn how the Electronic File Manager (EFM) and (Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) process works, how to eFile and eServe in Illinois courts, where to get additional resources and more!9/26/2017$0-60321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Sharpen Your Trial Practice Skills – Cross-ExaminationThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, IL9/26/2017$0-11050 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 6060
Hands-On: How Lawyers Use Outlook CalendarThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILIf you’ve considered ditching your day planner for an electronic calendar then this class is for you! The calendar in MS Outlook is powerful and functional, and can help you keep on top of your schedule and better communicate with clients. Add the tasks function and you have the makings of a powerful practice management tool. We will learn to handle to-dos, look at creating appointments, sharing calendars, inviting people inside your firm to meetings, and view others’ availability.9/26/2017$25-$85321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Signature Series – Brendan DasseyThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILMaking a Murderer comes to the CBA. Joins us as Brendan Dassey’s attorneys, Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider, introduce the problem of false confessions; explain how psychological interrogation works to elicit both true and, sometimes, false confessions; and show real-life interrogation video clips from the Brendan Dassey case that illustrate how common police interrogation techniques can result in false confessions.9/28/2017$0-$10321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
YLS Meet the Committees Night & SocialThe Chicago Bar AssociationChicago, ILCome out and meet the Young Lawyers Section’s practice and specialty committees – everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law – on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the CBA. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Nonmembers and law students welcome!9/28/2017$0-$10321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
ABA Techshow18American Bar AssociationChicago, ILThe ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees learn about the most useful and practical technologies available. Our variety of CLE programming offers a great deal of education in just a short amount of time.3/7/2018$195-$1050151 E Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601
National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) 42nd Annual Bond Attorneys’ WorkshopNational Association of Bonf LawyersChicago, ILWhether you are looking for information on timely topics or searching for new approaches to current challenges, you’ll find what you’re looking for at this year’s Bond Attorneys’ Workshop.10/4/2017$795-$1295Nabl.org200 N. Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601
Intellectual Property Conference for Legal ProfessionalsAssociation of Legal AdministratorsChicago, ILALA’s Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals is the only IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting.10/5/2017Alanet.orgPalmer House Hilton Chicago, Illinois
2017 Legal Marketing Technology Conference MidwestLegal Marketing AssociationChicago, ILThe Legal Marketing Technology Conferences are the largest conferences dedicated to technologies that law firm professionals use to identify, attract and support clients. They provide the premier forum to learn from and network with thought leaders and colleagues.9/25/2017$550-$650Legalmarketing.org76 East Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60693

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