Best Legal Conferences for Lawyers to Attend in 2022-23

Best Legal Conferences for Lawyers to Attend

Game Changers Summit 2022

2022 Date: November 2-3, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Atlanta, GA at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Website: https://info.crisp.co/game-changers-summit-2022
Price: $997 – $14,997
Use promo code: ATTORNEYATLAW (for 25% off any ticket type!)

The Game Changers Summit is hyped to be the #1 Law Firm Growth Conference, and after reviewing the agenda and speaker line-up, we at Attorney at Law Magazine agree with that statement. Join 5,000+ of the most successful and fastest-growing law firm owners in the country for a 2-day conference at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

With speakers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Crisp Founder & CEO Michael Mogill, and the owner of the largest personal injury firm in the United States, John Morgan, you are sure to learn elite-level growth strategies to help you stand out from the competition and dominate your market.

With over 11,538 attendees since 2018, this event is getting bigger and bigger every year. To add hype to the event, they have a grand prize giveaway of a Mercedes Benz G550 G-Wagon and two Teslas! That sure beats a pen you leave with at other conferences.

Experience a conference that separates itself drastically from the competition with an experience you cannot receive anywhere else. Did we mention a VIP party at the Crisp headquarters on night one and a private concert from Boyz II Men to end the event? Learn more using the website link above and get your tickets today while they are still available.

2022 Date: March 2-5th 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Website: https://lma22.legalmarketing.org/
Price:
Early Bird Registration – Register & Pay by February 14, 2022
$1,620 – Member
$1,720 – 
All Others

Regular Registration – Register & Pay On or After February 15, 2022
$2,120 – Member
$2,220 – Non-Member

The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference is the largest global meeting exclusively for legal marketing and business development professionals. Over the past 38 years, this conference has brought together legal marketing and business development professionals of all experience levels, from CMOs to entry-level specialists, at firms of all sizes with the goal of advancing thought leadership and making valuable connections with solution providers fellow legal marketers, and consultants. LMA has an adaptive agenda that will allow you to customize your own agenda by choosing the sessions and experiences that will be most beneficial for you at every point throughout the day. Attendees will get to hear expert speakers that will help them stretch way beyond their current ways of thinking. This conference will help you:

  • Drive successful outcomes
  • Make an impact
  • Differentiate yourself and your firm
  • Amplify your successes

The SUMMIT 

2023 Date: January 23 – 26, 2023
Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Website: https://ntlsummit.com
Price: $995

The Trial Lawyers Summit is a distinctive conference attended by the most well-known civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers in the U.S. Lawyers and law firms that want to perfect their practice’s trial and business management skill sets. Attendees are welcome whether they have yet to try their first case or they have tried too many to count. They will be treated to engaging networking events as well as relevant and timely legal sessions to help bolster their practice. The Trial Lawyers Summit focuses on:

  • Digital marketing
  • Mass torts
  • Criminal defense
  • Women’s leadership
  • Trucking and automobile litigation
  • Traumatic brain injury litigation

Catered meals and remarkable amenities are other benefits conference attendees will enjoy at this lively and highly educational summit. CLE credits are also available, and it’s a family-friendly conference if you’d like some guests to tag along. 

ABA TECHSHOW 

2022 Date: March 2-5, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Website: https://www.techshow.com/
Price: Past Event

Never before has technology been so integrated into the practice of law. The legal field is now highly dependent upon technology, both in and out of the office. Tech makes the practice of law more efficient, effective, and manageable. The ABA Techshow brings lawyers, legal professionals, and technology together and provides several CLE offerings. If your firm needs help integrating more technology and understanding its features and benefits, this conference is not one to miss. Lasting about three days, this conference gives attendees ample time away from the office but not too much. For over 35 years, the ABA Techshow has provided invaluable experiences and information to those in the legal field. Full conference and virtual CLEs are available to those who qualify.

Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar

2022 Date: October 12-14, 2022
Location:
The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
Website: https://mtmp.com/
Price: Pricing Varies for All Check out this link for more details: https://mtmp.com/register/

This seminar is essential if you or your firm handles mass torts or class action lawsuits. The Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar boasts more than just a conference; it’s a place where legal professionals connect, network, and learn about the top current class action and mass tort lawsuits. These are biannual conferences that also feature webinars throughout the year covering essential topics in this law niche. Attendees can choose from various tracks, including:

  • Mass Tort Projects 
  • Business of Law
  • Class Actions 
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Paralegal Skills

They can easily move among tracks to build a conference that provides the most benefits for them. Topics covered include:

  • Efficient financing
  • Innovation to help your firm grow
  • Google algorithm
  • Leadership
  • Intake and conversation
  • Inclusive and multicultural marketing

Lanier Trial Academy 6.0 

2022 Date: June 20 – 23, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Marriott Marquis Houston, TX

Website: https://laniertrialacademy.com/home
Price: $995 – with early bird sign-up. This is $300 off


Mark Lanier is a highly successful trial attorney. His law firm, the Lanier Law Firm, has won over $20 billion in verdicts, including a single $4.69 billion one. With this three-day intensive trial academy, you can learn to build on their successes. Mark will cover:

  • Trial discovery
  • Trial preparation methods
  • Exhibit preparation
  • Voir dire
  • Openings
  • Direct examinations
  • Cross examinations
  • Witness preparation
  • Closing arguments

This academy also features brand new learning modules for:

  • Non-Verbal Cues
  • Time Management
  • How to Identify Liars

CLE certificates will be provided.

As if this conference wasn’t already packed with value, you can feel good knowing some of your money is going to a good cause. All net proceeds will benefit Guatemala SANA, a charitable project bringing hope to the children of Guatemala by providing high-quality health care and education. Attendees can also take a tour of the Lanier Theological Library or participate in the Meadow Golf Tour.

2022 AAJ Winter Convention 

2022 Date: February 11 – February 15th, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Palm Desert – JW Marriot, Palm Springs, CA

Website: https://www.justicewinterconvention.org/default.aspx
Price: Past Event

It’s more crucial than ever to home in on your trial skills and stay up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of legal practice. AAJ will provide access to unmatched education to help you advocate for your clients in this time of change. The AAJ 2022 Winter Convention brings accomplished trial lawyers together to discuss the latest trends in trial advocacy and other specialized legal topics. The cutting-edge CLE offerings are designed by plaintiff lawyers for plaintiff lawyers to help you better represent clients and provide you with the opportunity to earn as much as a year’s worth of CLE credits.

Here, attendees will network and build powerful connections. They will grow their knowledge and remain ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in their practice areas by attending Section, Litigation Group, and Committee meetings.

ILTACON 2022 

2022 Date: August 21-25 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD USA

Website: https://www.iltacon.org/home
Price:
The Early Bird Registration rate is $2,250 for ILTA Members  and $2,750 beginning July 1st

ILTACON (International Legal Technology Association) is one of the longer conferences, with 4.5 days filled with comprehensive peer-driven programs, educational content, and face-to-face networking. At this conference, industry experts and the legal community collaborate to discover effective legal and operational strategies for today’s ever-evolving legal industry. ILTACON is recommended for:

  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Decision-Making Legal Technologists
  • Professionals New to the Legal Field
  • Firms of All Sizes
  • Corporate and Government Law Departments
  • Academia
  • G100 Firms

They provide formats to satisfy a variety of learning styles, including learning pathways, panel discussions, hands-on training, and attendee-driven sessions. ILTACON 2022 will feature:

  • More than 70 educational sessions curated by the ILTACON Planning Committee
  • A robust exhibit hall
  • Networking activities designed to grow your network and generate lasting connections

Rainmaker Retreats 

2022 Date: December 2nd & 3rd, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location:
Marina Del Rey Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Website: https://www.rainmakerretreat.com/upcoming-retreats/
Price:
 $997.00 

Since 1999, the Rainmaker Institute has helped over 20,000 attorneys create successful and sustainable law practices through the implementation of recognized law firm marketing and management strategies. One of the ways in which they do this is through their retreats. Typically, they hold between four and eight retreats per year. They are usually held on a Friday and Saturday to minimize any disruption to your firm or clients. Their conferences include an exciting agenda with over 65 proven step-by-step strategies to cultivate your law firm.

During your retreat, you will:

  • Develop a Marketing Action Plan that you can begin implementing right away
  • Discuss your unique challenges with their law firm marketing experts
  • Receive training on what criteria you should consider when selecting a marketing vendor/partner

Many attorneys find this retreat so compelling and inspirational that they come back multiple times and bring others. The Rainmaker Institute is so confident in their retreats that they offer a 100 percent money-back guarantee. So, you have nothing to lose by checking one out.

Clio Cloud Conference

2022 Date: October 10-11, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location: 
Nashville, Tennessee, and Virtual
Website: https://cliocloudconference.com/
Price: Individual Pass – $499 (until May 12th, 2022)
Team Pass – $449 (until May 12th, 2022)
Virtual Pass – $49

At the Clio Cloud Conference, or “Clio Con,” attendees can network with thousands of other legal professionals both in-person and virtually. This fun and innovative conference brings thousands of leaders from across the legal and technology sectors who desire to learn, be inspired, and innovate. Industry leaders and visionaries will be providing thought-provoking keynote speeches and discussions.

This conference goes far beyond the everyday practice of law, focusing on well-being and self-care. Attendees receive first access to the Legal Trends Report, released annually during the conference. They can also earn CLE and CPD credits for their participation. Networking with thousands of other forward-thinking legal professionals across the nation is one of the most beneficial aspects of the Clio Cloud Conference. Attendees will likely need two or three days away from the office but also have the option of attending from anywhere virtually.

Legalweek

2023 Date: March 20 – 23, 2023
Location:
New York, New York
Website: https://www.event.law.com/legalweek
Price: 
$1,295 – $1,995

True to its name, Legalweek is a full week focused on addressing the changing legal landscape. It’s here that thousands of legal professionals gather to network, cultivate their professional development, discover topics and strategies tailored specifically to their role, and garner the tools required to get legal business done.

Legalweek programming is developed with input from ALM’s legal editorial advisors and an advisory board of fifteen industry experts and is designed to provide a highly engaging experience. Through TED-style talks, panel sessions, and more, this conference covers topics like:

  • ESG
  • The Future of Law
  • Robotic Process Automation Cyber Security
  • Data Privacy
  • eDiscovery
  • Contract Lifecycle Management 
  • The latest in legal technologies

If you are a legal leader who needs to restructure, rebuild and reinvigorate your solo practice, law firm, or legal department, Legalweek is designed for you. You will leave with insights that allow you to tackle your challenges and actionable insights.

AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

2022 Date: June 15-18, 2022
2023 Date: TBD
Location:
New York, New York
Website: https://info.aila.org/ac22
Price: https://agora.aila.org/store/products/view/annual-conference

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) ‘s annual conference is not one to be missed if you practice or support someone who practices immigration law in the U.S. Enhancing peer knowledge is at the core of the AILA mission. This conference includes over 120 substantive sessions, allowing attendees to choose from fundamentals, intermediate, or advanced level tracks. You’ll also find unmatched networking opportunities, insights from top immigration experts, and an exhibit hall with trending tools, techniques, and services. 

Attendees can participate in person or through an online option. This four-day event will feature educational sessions and rich networking opportunities. Topics to be covered include:

  • Ethics and risk management best practices
  • Family, probate, tax, and public benefit issues
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • How to have a long, prosperous, healthy legal career
  • Students who win the H-1B lottery
  • Pandemic errors
  • Invalid divorces or marriages
  • Asylum law
  • Hardship waivers
  • Criminal convictions and their immigration consequences
  • Issues in worksite enforcement
  • Well-being practices for the entire office

CLEs are available, and the conference closes with an annual celebration.

The Benefits of Attending Legal Conferences

People attending a legal conference event

Whether you are an attorney, paralegal, or other legal support professional, attending legal conferences have many valuable benefits. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the legal field or have spent decades in it; there is always more to learn and gain by attending a conference. Benefits of attending a legal conference include:

Continuing Education—receive the most up-to-date information to help you stay relevant in your practice and give your clients the best chance at success, no matter their legal matters.

Networking/Relationship Building—grow your legal network and get your name out there by networking with others from across the country. You never know the connections you might make and what might unfold from them in the future. The legal profession is highly competitive, but you can ensure that your skills, strengths, and accomplishments are noticed through networking at conferences.

Marketing/Promotion—receive the most up-to-date information on marketing and promoting your practice online and through other methods. Learn new tips and tricks to make your marketing dollars work harder for you.

Time away from the office—sometimes getting some fresh air and a break from the usual day-to-day can help your mental well-being. It can also help you be more productive upon your return.

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