Top Legal Conferences That Benefit Law Firms

Jan 18, 2024 9 min read
Kyra Kokowsky

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Kyra Kokowsky
Marketing Coordinator at ABC Legal Services

Let's delve into a critical element for thriving in the legal industry. Envision a convergence of legal minds, tech leaders, and businesses uniting in a single space to exchange insights and spark collaborations. This is the essence of legal conferences—where leaders share ideas, innovative solutions emerge, and lasting partnerships are formed, propelling the entire industry forward. In the evolving legal landscape, staying informed and connected is more than an advantage; it's a key to success.

Join us as we guide you through this carefully curated list of legal conferences that can enhance your professional growth.

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Top 5 Legal Conferences to Attend


1. Legalweek

Date: January 29 - February 1, 2024

Location: New York, New York


  • Full-conference pass: $1,995
  • Team pass: $800
  • Day pass: $1,150

Legalweek is a week in which thousands of legal professionals gather to explore current business trends and technology that shapes the industry. Attendees access extensive networking and professional development opportunities, including workshops, panel sessions, and a tradeshow floor featuring hundreds of exhibitors.

Gain insights in Practice Management, Legal Automation, Legal Operations, and Practice Management Software. You'll also discover strategies to address industry challenges.

Connect with us at Legalweek 2024: Schedule a timeto meet our team! 

2. ABA Techshow

Date: February 14-17, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL


  • Members: $1,100
  • Non-members: $1,200

The American Bar Association (ABA) Techshow is a premier legal technology conference and expo. It offers a diverse array of sessions and resources that empower legal professionals to harness the full potential of technology. The expo hall showcases the latest innovations with various legal tech vendors, allowing attendees to explore cutting-edge products and services that can transform their workflows and client interactions. 

3. ALA's Annual Conference & Expo

Date: May 19-22, 2024

Location: Aurora, CO


  • ALA Member: $1,399
  • Non-Member: $1,799

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference & Expo is a highly anticipated event that brings together the legal management community. With a lineup of expert speakers, interactive panel discussions, and informative workshops, attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into key topics like legal technology, law firm management, and compliance issues. 

4. NALA's Conference & Expo

Date: July 11-13, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY

Cost: TBD

The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Conference & Expo is a premier event for paralegals and legal professionals. Attendees can explore emerging legal technology insights from vendors in the Expo Hall, earn CLE credits, and engage with esteemed keynote speakers. This event provides an excellent opportunity for law firms to invest in staff development, stay abreast of industry advancements, and establish connections within the legal community.

5. Clio Cloud Conference

Date: October 7-8, 2024

Location: Austin, TX


  • Team pass: $1599
  • Individual pass: $1699
  • Legal vendor pass: $1999

The Clio Cloud Conference brings together thousands of legal professionals and legal tech leaders for the opportunity to connect, learn, and excel in the industry. They explore and discuss the latest trends and innovations in the field, focusing on the intersection of law, technology, and business practices.

Discover ABC Legal's integration with Clio's Case Management System


Best Legal Conferences By Category 

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Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) Connect, the annual conference at the Epicenter of Legal Collections, will take place on October 22-24, 2024, in New Orleans, LA. It is an opportunity to meet with creditors' rights attorneys, credit grantors, and vendors in one location.  

Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) Annual Conference takes place on February 5-8, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV. Join debt buyers, creditors, law firms, brokers, and affiliates for valuable industry education and business development opportunities.

Heading to RMAI 2024? We want to meet you! Discover our booth details and connect with us here.

Mass Torts

Mass Torts Made Perfect, occurring bi-annually on April 3-5, 2024, is a premier conference connecting plaintiff attorneys and paralegals to the latest insights in mass torts and class actions. With 2,100+ participants from 500+ law firms, it covers vital topics like prescription drugs, medical devices, defective products, securities litigation, and consumer fraud.

Intellectual property law

American Intellectual Property Legal Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting will occur October 24-26, 2024, in National Harbor, MD. Legal professionals gather to discuss, learn, and share insights about various topics related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more.

Immigration law

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference on Immigration Law will take place June 12-15, 2024, in Chicago, IL. This conference gathers professionals to learn, discuss, and exchange insights and information about the latest developments, trends, and challenges in immigration law and policy.

Family Law

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Meeting will take place November 4-9, 2024 in Chicago, IL. Bringing together around 500 experts nationwide, this event addresses current and vital Family Law topics while providing the opportunity to connect with esteemed leaders dedicated to the practice area.


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Benefits of Attending a Legal Conference


1. Network

Conferences offer a chance to network with industry peers and potential clients. Building a robust professional network is essential for career growth and business development. These events provide ample opportunities for informal conversations, networking sessions, and social events where you can connect with other professionals in your industry. 

Types of professionals that attend and network at legal conferences: 

  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Administrators
  • Legal Technology Leaders

2. learn and develop new skills

Legal professionals can effectively learn and develop new skills at conferences by participating in various educational sessions, workshops, and panels led by industry experts. These events offer insights that foster an environment for interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and skill application. Many legal conferences also offer CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits, enabling attendees to earn recognized credentials while expanding their expertise.

3. Discover the Latest Trends

The legal landscape constantly evolves, with new technologies, regulations, and best practices emerging regularly. Attending conferences gives you a firsthand look at the latest tools and strategies that can help you adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing industry. By staying informed about the latest trends, you can position yourself as a knowledgeable and forward-thinking professional, gaining a competitive edge in your field.


Final Thoughts on Legal Conferences

Overall, legal conferences offer many benefits that can propel your career forward. Whether you're looking to gain new skills, expand your network, or stay updated on industry trends, these events provide a valuable platform for legal professionals to enhance their expertise and advance their careers. So, mark your calendars and make the most of these opportunities to grow and flourish in the legal industry!

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Kyra Kokowsky

Written by 

Kyra Kokowsky
Marketing Coordinator at ABC Legal Services
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