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Best Legal Conferences

By Marc Apple   ●    July 24, 2023   ●   5 min read

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    TL;DR The latter half of 2023 features key legal conferences like ILTACON in Orlando, Legal Geek in London, Clio Cloud Conference in Nashville, The Summit in Orlando, and LMASE in Nashville.

    Best Legal Conferences For Q3 And Q4 2023

    Staying up-to-date with the latest knowledge, technology, and networking opportunities is essential for lawyers and key law firm staff. Legal conferences provide a unique platform for growth minded legal professionals to gather, learn, and share insights that can significantly impact their careers and firms.

    As big travel enthusiasts, we also think that where you conference can make all the difference when it comes down to getting the complete experience.

    In the second half of 2023, several prominent legal industry conferences promise to deliver valuable experiences by offering a blend of knowledge enrichment, networking, tech exploration, marketing trends, and other opportunities…and all of them are in major metros we think are worth visiting.

    Here are some upcoming legal tech and marketing conferences worth considering:

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    Location: Orlando, FL., August 20-24

    Hosted by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), ILTACON returns with its popular 4.5 day conference in Orlando, Florida. This event is a favorite among legal tech enthusiasts, providing a platform to connect with other legal professionals while exploring the latest advancements in legal technology.

    Professional Reasons to Attend:

    • Gain insights into cutting-edge legal tech trends and innovations.
    • Network with tech vendors, experts, and thought leaders in the legal industry.
    • Attend workshops and seminars to enhance tech-related skills.
    • Understand how technology can drive efficiency and profitability in law firms.
    • Access a plethora of resources and solutions to modernize legal practices.

    The Other Reasons to Attend:

    Orlando, FL in August offers up its well-known bland of sunshine, excitement, and entertainment. Embrace the vibrant energy at the city’s world-class theme parks or bask in the warm weather of late summer at one of Atlantic Coast beaches. The central FL area also has an array of outdoor activities like kayaking or boat tours. For the science minded, Florida’s space coast is an easy drive. Orlando is a perfect destination for legal professionals who want to pair memorable summer adventures with education and networking.

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    Legal Geek

    Location: London, UK, October 4-5

    No good reason why your conferencing ambitions can’t be a reason to grab your passport. Legal Geek in London brings together attorneys, legal professionals, and thought leaders in the legal tech community. The two-day conference is packed with workshops, exhibitors, social events, and more, offering a comprehensive immersion into the world of legal technology.

    Reasons to Attend:

    • Immerse in the vibrant legal tech community and foster international connections.
    • Participate in workshops to learn about the latest legal tech solutions.
    • Gain insights into future-proof strategies and practices for your firm.
    • Explore extracurricular opportunities and social events to network and relax.
    • Embrace modern thinking to stay ahead of the competition.

    The Other Reasons to Attend:

    London in October offers visitors a world-class autumn atmosphere with mild weather which is perfect for exploring the city’s parks and streets. London is full of high street boutiques and quirky markets perfect for picking up holiday gifts. With fewer crowds compared to the peak tourist season, October allows travelers to enjoy West End shows, indulge in culinary delights, and explore museums and galleries at a more leisurely pace.

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    Clio Cloud Conference

    Location: Nashville, TN., October 9-10

    We’ll be front and center at ClioCon this year. Stop by our booth or schedule a time to chat with the Forward Push Clio experts.

    The Clio Cloud Conference is heading back to Nashville for 2023. This event always offers a great blend of skill-building, networking, tech exploration, and more. Attendees can expect to meet professionals from diverse backgrounds and explore a wide range of topics, even if they are not Clio users.

    Reasons to Attend:

    • Avail the early-bird discount for a cost-effective conference experience.
    • Engage in hands-on workshops to build practical skills.
    • Network with professionals from various legal domains.
    • Embrace the virtual format for added flexibility and convenience.
    • Access the latest trends and technologies relevant to legal practices.

    The Other Reasons to Attend:

    A visit to Nashville guarantees you live music events 365 days a year, plus access to some of the most mouthwatering Southern cuisine – and we’re not just talking about the famous hot chicken. Set aside time to explore iconic attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge or any of the city’s many honkytonks. If you prefer the sounds of nature, check out outdoor activities in scenic parks and nature trails like Radnor Lake State Park or visit The Parthenon in Centennial Park.

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    The Summit

    Location: Orlando, FL., November 2-3

    The Summit is a business-focused event designed to help law firms elevate their marketing and business strategies. With its hands-on workshops and practical approach, attendees can gain valuable skills that can be immediately applied to enhance their firm’s success. The Summit is aimed at helping lawyers and law firms in all niches dominate their market.

    Reasons to Attend:

    • Participate in business-focused workshops for immediate skill development.
    • Network with hundreds of law firm owners and industry experts.
    • Gain insights into successful firm management strategies.
    • Learn to effectively market legal services in a competitive environment.
    • Strengthen your business acumen for long-term success.

    The Other Reasons to Attend:

    Orlando in November promises pleasant weather making it the perfect time to make a tee time at one of the region’s premier golf courses, Fewer crowds at theme parks makes it easier to take in all the new thrill rides and shows. November also marks the beginning of festive celebrations when holiday decorations begin to make their annual appearance at the parks. This year’s food and wine festival at EPCOT runs through November 18th – giving park visitors an opportunity to sample global cuisine.

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    LMASE (Legal Marketing Association’s Southeast Region)

    Location: Nashville TN., November 8-10

    As a Gold level sponsor of this event, you’ll find our booth in the Exhibitor’s Hall . Stop by to say hello or schedule a time to chat with the Forward Push legal marketing experts

    This year’s LMASE conference is offering up a diverse program covering the collaborative energy of people, processes, knowledge, and innovation in law firms. Presentations focus on the most pressing, current, and emerging issues affecting legal marketers.

    Reasons to Attend:

    • Information is presented in ways that are designed to engage and inform.
    • Network with other regional thought leaders in legal marketing.
    • Gather insights, tips, and templates that you can implement immediately.

    The Other Reasons to Attend:

    Nashville in November? Very similar to Nashville in October. But, if you missed your chance to tour the city’s famous murals, cooler days make this a perfect way to spend a couple of hours.

    We’ll See You There

    Just because the year is winding down, doesn’t mean that there aren’t still prime opportunities to attend some of the best legal conferences of 2023.

    These end-of-year events offer an excellent opportunity for lawyers and law firm staffers to enrich their knowledge while connecting with peers and experts.

    Each conference puts its own spin on presenting cutting-edge technologies and explaining legal marketing trends while providing opportunities for learning how you can position your firm at the top of your local market.

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    Marc Apple

    Marc Apple is the founder of Forward Push, a marketing and advertising agency that helps law firms with creative, research-driven strategies. Known for solving marketing challenges and boosting client count and revenue, Marc offers tailored solutions for every firm. Reach out to discuss how his expertise can transform your marketing, or simply chat about music and BBQ.