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The Future Is Now: Legal Services Conference
Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9:45 AM - 4:30 PM CST
Category: Events

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism would like to invite the members of the Illinois Judges Association to its fifth annual The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference. There will be many topics discussed that are of interest to the judiciary.  

Specifically, a keynote session on lawyer regulatory reform. Tim Eaton (Taft) and Zack DeMeola (IAALS) will join Commission on Professionalism Executive Director Jayne Reardon to discuss the implications of recommended regulations of legal entities and amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct that are being implemented in Utah and Arizona, and debated in other states across the U.S.  

Conference details and the full speaker lineup are below.  

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020 I 9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT 

Where:  Venue SIX10 | 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605  

What: Speakers will deliver 12-15 minute TED-like talks and participate in interactive townhall sessions on topics impacting the future of the judiciary and the legal profession.  

  • Justice Robert R. Thomas, Illinois Supreme Court
  • Kimberly Bennett, Attorney + Founder, K Bennett Law LLC 
  • Zack DeMeola, Manager, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System 
  • Tim Eaton, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 
  • Erin Gerstenzang, Founder, EHG Law Firm 
  • Tiffany M. Graves, Pro Bono Counsel, Bradley
  • Charles R. Ireland, D.O., Physician, Physician Coach and Medical Director, Advocate Health Care 
  • Caren E.I. Naidoff, Attorney, Shire Law Group, PC® 
  • Patrick A. Palace, Owner, Palace Law, 
  • Alan R. Press, Attorney and CPA, Shire Law Group, PC® 
  • Diana Uchiyama, PsyD, Executive Director, Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program 

The Commission on Professionalism would like to offer IJA members complimentary admission to the event. Use code 2CIVILITY20 when registering to waive the registration fee. You can register here: https://thefutureisnow.2civility.org/registration/.

Please reach out to Laura Bagby at [email protected] or 312-363-6209 with questions.


Contact: Laura Bagby at [email protected] or 312-363-6209 with questions.