As new technologies reshape the legal profession, staying on top of the latest is a career survival skill.
The best legal tech conferences are a great way to keep up with emerging technologies and their impact on legal services delivery, to connect with peers looking for solutions to common challenges, and to build competencies for tomorrow. Many provide CLE credit, a key for professional growth.
With budget season in full swing, now is the time to figure out how you will invest in yourself and your team.
Here are key conferences to consider as you plan where to attend in the year ahead.
January 29 - February 1, 2024 | New York, NY
Thousands of legal professionals from law firms and corporate law departments gather in New York City for Legalweek, an ALM legal tech event featuring workshop boot camps, case studies, TED-style talks, panel sessions, networking events, and hundreds of exhibitors on the tradeshow floor. Attendees learn the latest on topics like legal automation, ediscovery and data science, data privacy, and practice management.
February 14 - 17, 2024 | Chicago, IL
Attendees at the ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO spend three days learning about the most useful and practical technologies available to legal professionals. There’s a variety of CLE programming, and access to more than 100 technology vendors at the virtual EXPO Hall.
Future Lawyer Week UK
16th – 18th April 2024 | London, UK
Future Lawyer Week UK serves as a collaborative hub for trailblazers in the legal field, spanning private practice, corporate legal, and litigation. The three-day event offers expert presentations, dynamic panels, and a showcase for pioneering legal solutions. With 700+ attendees and 90 distinguished speakers, Future Lawyer Week UK is a key gathering for those interested in the intersection of law and technology.
CLOC Global Institute
May 6 - 9, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
This premier event for legal ops professionals by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium draws attendees from corporate in-house departments, legal services providers, technology partners, law firms, and academia for knowledge sharing, career support, and inspiration to transform how in-house legal departments operate.
Learn about the three practical GenAI use cases discussed at this year's CLOC conference: "Exploring Generative AI from the Floor of the CLOC Global Institute."
British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF)
14th May 2024 | London, UK
The British Legal Technology Forum 2024, Europe’s premier legal tech event, brings together legal and commercial tech experts to explore the systems and strategies shaping the legal industry for the next decade. Featuring five stages, 2,500 square meters of exhibition space, and 100+ top European tech and IT security suppliers, the forum showcases multi-stream sessions, keynotes, panels, interviews, and interactive demos.
London International Disputes Week (LIDW)
3 June - 7 June 2024 | London, UK
LIDW24 builds on the success of its previous successful events and strives to be a forward-thinking and inclusive forum for the London disputes community. The event promises to provide unparalleled networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among legal professionals, arbitrators, and industry leaders. The hot topics of 2023, like AI, collective redress, ESG-focused litigation and crypto currencies will no doubt take center stage in 2024.
August 11 - 15, 2024 | Nashville, TN
This four-day conference by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is among the top educational and networking events for corporate in-house legal, government, and law firm professionals. ILTA volunteers develop the topics hitting the hottest themes, including AI/LLM, cybersecurity, and legal process automation. Attendees can explore new products in the exhibit hall.
Read more about GenAI attitudes in the 2023 Ediscovery Innovation Report: "Legal Professionals Say They Aren’t Ready for Generative AI. They’re Embracing It Anyway."
ACC Annual Meeting
October 6 - 9, 2024 | Nashville, TN
The Association of Corporate Counsel’s annual meetings provide guests with opportunities for practical skill-building, networking, professional development, and career advancement. Attendees earn up to a year’s worth of CLE/CPD credit in three days, exchange ideas with peers during more than 30 hours of networking events, and gather information from more than 100 law firms and legal service providers.
Read about the top collaboration challenges in a recent ACC + Everlaw survey of more than 370 CLOs, GCs, other in-house counsel and legal ops professionals: "How In-House Legal Moves Center Stage."
Legal Geek Conference
16th - 17th October, 2024 | London, UK
One of Europe’s largest legal tech conferences, Legal Geek brings together 2,500 in-house, law firm, and tech company professionals from more than 40 countries for practical guidance, networking, and interactive workshops and fireside chats.
EDI Leadership Summit
October 16 - 18, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Each year, the EDI Leadership Summit draws corporate ediscovery thought leaders to connect on emerging issues in law and technology. Attendees focus on discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation, and big data management in a collegial and open environment.
October 22 - 24, 2024 | San Francisco, CA
A one-of-a-kind networking and educational experience, Everlaw Summit combines keynote presentations, expert panels, breakout sessions, and hands-on training to make new connections and pick up new skills along with CLE credit. The annual Everlaw Summit Awards celebrate the most innovative leaders transforming the legal industry.
Learn how Summit brings the future of the legal profession to you and why past attendees plan to return this year: "Save the Date for Everlaw Summit ’24."
Advanced Ediscovery Institute (AEDI)
November 2024 | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Law’s annual CLE program serves up insights about the latest in technology, ediscovery, privacy, cross-border discovery and data protection, and cybersecurity. Speakers include thought leaders from Fortune 500 corporations, attorneys from plaintiffs and Am Law 100 firms, and federal and state judges addressing tech issues in civil and criminal cases.
Building Your Career
The reasons to attend legal tech conferences are many, from exposure to new technologies and ideas to connecting with innovators in the field.
No matter which you choose from our tried and tested list, you’re bound to learn something useful to make your day-to-day work experience easier, take steps to modernize your department, and push your career forward.
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